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My parents, especially my mother, were no influence on me whatsoever. ...
by Andy Partridge

My parents, especially my mother, were no influence on me whatsoever.
- Andy Partridge

Related topics: Mom

Anyway, I collapsed in France in the middle of a tour.
I hadn't been eating properly, I was getting very phobic about audiences,
and I collapsed in pure fright.
- Andy Partridge

I felt pressured by continuous touring.
- Andy Partridge

It's very schizophrenic because I like a lot of very straight pop,
like Small Faces, Stones, Kinks; and on the other hand,
I like a lot of avant garde things.
- Andy Partridge

 

We do this for the art, not the adulation.
I'd rather our music get liked and we get ignored.
I don't want to be adored for anything other than the music.
- Andy Partridge

Come English Settlement, I had it in my head that I didn't want to tour.
- Andy Partridge

The early gigs were pretty panicky -
and great,
sweaty fun.
We were brand new to most people, and they were willing
to take anything brand new,
for the first time in years.
- Andy Partridge

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I suppose my father was more influential in my starting to play the guitar.
- Andy Partridge

People will always be tempted to wipe their feet on
anything with 'welcome' written on it.
- Andy Partridge

I don't like touring and it seemed to be getting on top of me in a big way.
- Andy Partridge

We're horribly mundane, aggressively mundane individuals.
We're the ninjas of the mundane, you might say.
- Andy Partridge

It's sort of what jazz would be if it stopped being
snobby and what rock would be if it stopped being stupid.
- Andy Partridge

I actually got really petrified by the thought of people seeing me.
- Andy Partridge

I met Jack Bruce, one of my heroes, in a studio while doing some recording.
England had just beat Scotland in a big football match
and I saw Jack trying to break into this refrigerator in the lounge,
drunk out of his brain, and I didn't know what to say.
- Andy Partridge

You know, I was such a big Beatles fan,
and when I'd buy a new album I'd invariably hate it
the first time I heard it 'cause it was a mixture of
absolute joy and absolute frustration.
I couldn't grasp what they'd done, and I'd hate myself for that.
- Andy Partridge

It was in San Diego and I was onstage and couldn't
remember how to play the guitar properly.
I was in terrible pain and my nervous system was just going wild,
like somebody had just run a car over me.
- Andy Partridge

We did a gig at the Marquee and we were supposed to
be paid five pounds but we never got it,
and it cost us something like 10 pounds in petrol to get there to do it.
So what we did was steal some equipment from The Marquee.
- Andy Partridge

If it's a good LP, you'll get that tingle that makes
you put it on again no matter what your initial reaction was.
On the other hand, if you don't get that tingle,
you'd better take it straight down to the record exchange.
- Andy Partridge

By the early '70s I had gotten reasonable and I started
to get in hundreds of groups that rehearsed and never played at all.
I mean, the most important thing was to look good and have a great name.
- Andy Partridge

Where I've arrived now is the product of mixing the
very straight with the very exploratory;
there's a fine line between the two,
although it tends to be getting straighter and straighter
because my songwriting is getting better.
- Andy Partridge

Terry said he had this new kid and his wife didn't want to live in England.
He wanted to tour.
He hated being in the studio.
Terry liked seeing various bars the world over and
getting smashed out of his brain.
He was a sort of latent Keith Moon.
- Andy Partridge

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

Let parents bequeath to their children
not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
- Plato

Most people don't CHOOSE their value system -
they simply inherit the beliefs of their parents and community.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Chance makes our parents, but choice makes our friends.
- Jacques Delille

Treat the earth well,
It was not given to you by your parents,
It was loaned to you by your children.
- Native American Proverb

As long as any adult thinks that he,
like the parents and teachers of old,
can become introspective,
invoking his own youth to understand
the youth before him,
he is lost.
- Margaret Mead

Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore,
and that's what parents were created for.
- Ogden Nash

Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths,
but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank

Pay It Forward.
Gift future generations in proportion to your gratitude.
The nature of life is that we pay forward
our biological creation and nurture.
Our parents gift us with life and nurture,
and we gift our children with life and nurture.
While this much is essential to continued human existence,
choose to take "pay it forward" farther - much farther.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's YOUR time - it's YOUR life -
YOU get to choose how you use it. T
here is no way that your life is "supposed" to be.
Your parents had their vision for your life.
Your boss, your spouse, your church, your friends,
and even the family next door have their ideas
of how you should live your life.
What about YOUR vision for your life?
What do YOU want?
YES, it matters what you want.
YES you can have what you want.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Parents are not interested in justice,
they're interested in peace and quiet.
- Bill Cosby

When does a belief bring out the best in you?
When does a belief hold you prisoner to yesterday
and limit your options for designing a great future?
Test your beliefs with as much objectivity
as you can bring to the subject.
Be willing to let go of those beliefs
that represent your parents' opinions,
or your communities opinions, rather than your own.
Those beliefs that withstand rigorous testing,
should become the foundation of your being -
your reason for living.
Take action on those beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How true Daddy's words were when he said:
all children must look after their own upbringing.
Parents can only give good advice
or put them on the right paths,
but the final forming of a person's character
lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank

Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge
on their children rather than virtue,
the art of speaking well rather than doing well;
but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The car trip can draw the family together,
as it was in the days before television when parents
and children actually talked to each other.
- Andrew H. Malcolm

Everyone has an opinion on many subjects
and is ready to share those opinions -
labeling them as "truth."
Sometimes it is relatively easy
to filter out these opinions.
Upon hearing an ad for the latest
weight-loss powder on late-night TV,
our skepticism leaps to our defense.
However, if we have heard the same opinion for years
from our parents, friends,
government officials, or religious leaders,
we are more likely to believe without questioning
than to raise our filter of skepticism
and ask the hard questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Most children threaten at times to run away from home.
This is the only thing that keeps some parents going.
- Phyllis Diller

Because of their size, parents may be difficult to discipline properly.
- P. J. O'Rourke

Parents should not smoke in order to discourage their kids from smoking.
A child is more likely to smoke when they have been
raised in the environment of a smoker.
- Christy Turlington

My parents and my grandfather on my mom's side would travel the earth.
They went to Australia and China, and they went to
probably every soccer game I ever played.
- Brandi Chastain

We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.
- Henry Ward Beecher

I want to thank my parents for everything I am today -
fat, miserable, and paranoid.
- Anonymous

It was seldom that I attended any religious meetings,
as my parents had not much faith in and were never
so unfortunate as to unite themselves with any of the religious sects.
- Orson Pratt

In automobile terms, the child supplies the power but
the parents have to do the steering.
- Benjamin Spock

What is the use of physicians like myself trying to
help parents to bring up children healthy and happy,
to have them killed in such numbers for a cause that is ignoble?
- Benjamin Spock

Parents need all the help they can get.
The strongest as well as the most fragile family requires
a vital network of social supports.
- Bernice Weissbourd

Parents are the last people on earth who ought to have children.
- Samuel Butler

I was born in very sorry circumstances.
Both of my parents were very sorry.
- Norman Wisdom

Heredity is what sets the parents of a teenager wondering about each other.
- Laurence J. Peter

I always wanted to make sure my parents didn't have
to work again for the rest of their lives.
- Deion Sanders

Being a grownup means assuming responsibility for yourself,
for your children, and - here's the big curve -
for your parents.
- Wendy Wasserstein

As Plotinus tells us, we elected the body,
the parents, the place, and the circumstances that
suited the soul and that,
as the myth says, belongs to its necessity.
- James Hillman

I have done everything I can to make sure my daughter
knows her father because you form your own identity
by rebelling against your parents -
but first you have to know them.
- Greta Scacchi

From birth to age 18 a girl needs good parents.
From 18 to 35 she needs good looks.
From 35 to 55 she needs a good personality.
From 55 on, she needs good cash.
- Sophie Tucker

Whatever the course, whether the course was boring or interesting to me,
whether I was talented in mathematics or not talented in languages,
my parents expected A's.
- Martin Lewis Perl

I don't want to bust my butt for the rest of my life,
like my parents.
- Jeremy London

There are many stressed single parents who may be working
two jobs in order to keep the family together.
- C. Everett Koop

I never imagined it wouldn't work out for me.
I had that absolute certainty in myself that has seen me through,
I think, and my parents were absolutely behind me all the way.
- Ewan McGregor

We share responsibility.
It's important to have a good spouse;
that's where I sympathize with single parents.
- Hunter Tylo

I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention.
To not be like your parents.
To not be like your friends.
To be yourself.
To cut yourself out of stone.
- Henry Rollins

The child supplies the power but the parents have to do the steering.
- Benjamin Spock

Education is a shared commitment between dedicated teachers,
motivated students and enthusiastic parents with high expectations.
- Bob Beauprez

A child who has never fantasized about having other
parents is seriously lacking in imagination.
- Fred G. Gosman

My parents were founders of the Cuban Communist Party,
and I grew up extremely poor.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

Strange about parents.
We have such easy access to them and such daunting
problems of communication.
- James Merrill

One important reason to stay calm is that calm parents hear more.
Low-key, accepting parents are the ones whose children keep talking.
- Mary Pipher

When I was a little kid, I used to really embarrass my parents.
- Russell Crowe

It is commonly agreed that children spend more hours
per year watching television than in the classroom,
and far less in actual conversation with their parents.
- Paul Weyrich

Cloning looks like a degrading of parenthood and a
perversion of the right relation between parents and children.
- Leon Kass

My parents used to throw great New Year's Eve parties.
They invited such an eclectic mix of showbiz people.
All those cool people were always hanging out at our apartment.
- Ben Stiller


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