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Most people ignore most poetry because most poetry ignores most people. ...
by Adrian Mitchell

Most people ignore most poetry because most poetry ignores most people.
- Adrian Mitchell

Written poetry is different.
Best thing is to see it in performance first,
then read it.
Performance is more provocative.
- Adrian Mitchell

I use the language I use to my friends.
They wouldn't believe me if I used some high-flown literary language.
I want them to believe me.
- Adrian Mitchell

I don't like writing essays or theory.
- Adrian Mitchell

 

Stadium rock and commercial rock are the opposite of what poetry needs.
An audience of around 200 is ideal for poetry.
- Adrian Mitchell

There have always been poets who performed.
Blake sang his Songs of Innocence and Experience to parties of friends.
- Adrian Mitchell

I use rock and jazz and blues rhythms because I love that music.
I hope my poetry has a relationship with good-time rock'n roll.
- Adrian Mitchell

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I want to speak, to sing to total strangers.
It's my way of talking to the world.
- Adrian Mitchell

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't live your life to please other people.
- Oprah Winfrey

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

People that seem so glorious are all show;
underneath they are like everyone else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

When people get caught up with that which is right
and they are willing to sacrifice for it,
there is no stopping point short of victory.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

The enlightened give thanks
for what most people take for granted.
- Michael Beckwith

When dealing with people, remember you are
not dealing with creatures of logic,
but creatures of emotion.
- Dale Carnegie

Knowing your own darkness is the best method
for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
- Carl Jung

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

A common denominator of all religions is that
they have the power to bring out the best and the worst in people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whenever you're in conflict with someone,
there is one factor that can make the difference
between damaging your relationship and deepening it.
That factor is attitude.
- William James

You can't stop the music, nobody can stop the music.
- Village People

Some people care too much. I think it's called love.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Worthless people live only to eat and drink;
people of worth eat and drink only to live.
- Socrates

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression
and cruelty by the bad people
but the silence over that by the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture.
Just get people to stop reading them.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Success seems to be connected with action.
Successful people keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

People generally complain about only two things:
when they have less than yesterday,
and when they have less than their neighbor.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As we let our light shine,
we unconsciously give other people
permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence actually liberates others.
- Marianne Williamson

People seem not to see that
their opinion of the world
is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

People love chopping wood.
In this activity one immediately sees results.
- Albert Einstein

Many people allow their need
for other people's approval to control their lives.
They spend their lives worrying about what others think of them.
- Rick Warren

Mind what people do, not only what they say,
for deeds will betray a lie.
- Terry Goodkind

There are three classes of people:
those who see,
those who see when they are shown,
those who do not see.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Too many people overvalue what they are not,
and undervalue what they are.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

You can have anything you want in life if you
just help enough other people get what they want.
- Zig Ziglar

What people believe prevails over the truth.
- Sophocles

Success has a simple formula:
do your best, and people may like it.
- Sam Ewing

Most people give up just when
they're about to achieve success.
They quit on the one yard line.
They give up at the last minute of the game,
one foot from a winning touch down.
- Ross Perot

It had long since come to my attention
that people of accomplishment
rarely sat back and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things.
- Leonardo da Vinci

By not caring too much about what people think,
I'm able to think for myself
and propagate ideas which are very often unpopular.
And I succeed.
- Albert Ellis

The wicked leader is he who the people despise.
The good leader is he who the people revere.
The great leader is he who the people say, "We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

I must dedicate my life to teaching my people,
for only education would make their lot less bitter,
their latent power more strong.
- Jimmy Yen

Be a yardstick of quality.
Some people aren't used to an environment
where excellence is expected.
- Steve Jobs

You can choose to be peaceful right here and now ...
it has nothing to do with what other people do or think.
- Gerald Jampolsky

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you,
whose presence calls forth your best.
- Epictetus

Self-care is critical to having a strong inner foundation.
Taking good care of YOU means the people in your life
will receive the best of you rather than what is left of you.
- Lorraine Cohen

It is better to displease the people
by doing what you know is right.
- William J. H. Boetcker

Anyone who proposes to do good
must not expect people to roll stones out of his way,
but must accept his lot calmly,
even if they roll a few stones upon it.
- Albert Schweitzer

Successful people ask better questions,
and as a result, they get better answers.
- Tony Robbins

"Go to the people and live among them
in order to know them and learn from them.
- Jimmy Yen

Reputation is what other people know about you.
Honor is what you know about yourself.
- Lois McMaster Bujold

Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

The way to happiness is what I call Zero-Based Gratitude.
Each day be happy and grateful for what you have,
independent of yesterday and of other people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When the best leader's work is done the people say,
"We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece.
I challenge you to join the ranks of those people
who live what they teach, who walk their talk.
- Tony Robbins

The most successful people in life
are generally those who have the best information.
- Benjamin Disraeli

I look to a day when people will not be judged
by the color of their skin,
but by the content of their character.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If only the people who worry about their liabilities
would think about the riches they do possess,
they would stop worrying.
- Dale Carnegie

Tough times never last but tough people do.
- Robert H. Schuller

What old people say you cannot do,
you try and find that you can.
Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.
- Henry David Thoreau

Watch what people are cynical about,
and one can often discover what they lack.
- George S. Patton

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard


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