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I really do see it as the start of the second half of my career. ...
by Al Jarreau

I really do see it as the start of the second half of my career.
- Al Jarreau

I don't know where we got the notion that God wants us to suffer.
Every living thing tends toward the good or we would
have been gone a long time ago.
- Al Jarreau

We are just fanatics about using the technology to make it all wonderful.
We laughed at the fact that we were having such a great time working this way.
- Al Jarreau

I've thought about doing it as soon as it is possible
with this new CD getting some wings and getting out there.
I don't know how soon that will be.
- Al Jarreau

 

That's the way I try to live.
I think it's the only way for human beings at this
point in our evolution as souls,
where everyone in their lifetime is going through stuff.
- Al Jarreau

I have been with the record company and Tommy was there
doing records with other people.
- Al Jarreau

I've been saying for almost 20 years that I need to
do a jazz project and it ought to be either big band
or I should do some jazz songs with a trio or quartet.
- Al Jarreau

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More live recording.
I have missed the boat over my career by not doing
every second or third CD live because things happen
onstage that don't happen in the studio.
- Al Jarreau

I'm really looking forward to it because it will give
me the opportunity to do the whole other kind of approach
to the music live that I haven't had a chance to do -
and I think is important for me to do.
- Al Jarreau

My eyes went blank, and I stared off,
and the music started.
It was raining, and the sun was shining at the same time,
and there were these big bay windows,
and there was the blue in the sky, and the sun on the trees,
and it was drizzling.
- Al Jarreau

These songs are old friends I have entertained myself
with when I'm washing the dishes,
driving to the store and walking down the aisles.
The ones that you sing when you're driving in the car
and as a singer you always go back to them.
- Al Jarreau

Learn it well in your head, know it well,
pick things you know and bring the old you and all
the experience you have from singing these various
kinds of feelings that are still related to what I
have done in the rest of my career.
- Al Jarreau

That's Tommy, this great producer who comes in contact
with people and must have a mental library of personnel
who are great for this and great for that,
and he brought this whole group of musicians to the
project that I'd never worked with before.
- Al Jarreau

Obviously given good health, and a continuing audience
and a record company that allows me to do music.
So given those things yes, I'm introducing some new
music that people haven't really heard me do in quite this fashion.
- Al Jarreau

Al and Tommy and I sharing the biggest laugh because
it was predicted by everything we did in the first
three or four records in my career.
It was predicted in the grooves that we would be here
sometime later on down the road.
- Al Jarreau

Once you discover that you can, then you must.
And it's not easy.
You have to take direct steps.
You really have to count your blessings and you have
to make a decided effort to not get seduced by the blues.
- Al Jarreau

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves
to recognize how good things really are.
- Marianne Williamson

Life is really simple,
but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

Sometimes the things you really want
sneak in the back door.
Notice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Love me when I least deserve it,
because that's when I really need it.
- Swedish Proverb

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true
were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
- Orville Wright

Ordinary people seem not to realize
that those who really apply themselves
in the right way to philosophy
are directly and of their own accord
preparing themselves for dying and death.
- Socrates

In spite of everything, I still believe
that people are really good at heart.
I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation
consisting of confusion, misery and death.
- Anne Frank

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience
in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
- e. e. cummings

How different our lives are when we
really know what is deeply important to us,
and keeping that picture in mind,
we manage ourselves each day
to be and to do what really matters most
- Stephen Covey

Take time to contemplate -
away from the opinions and influence of others -
what you really want
and what you believe to be important in your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The journey between what you once were
and who you are now becoming
is where the dance of Life really takes place.
- Barbara De Angelis

One thing I know: the only ones among you
who will be really happy are those
who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

If we don't change, we don't grow.
If we don't grow, we aren't really living.
- Gail Sheehy

We act as though comfort and luxury
were the chief requirements of life,
when all that we need to make us really happy
is something to be enthusiastic about.
- Charles Kingsley

We really have to understand the person we want to love.
If our love is only a will to possess, it is not love.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

We can never get enough of what we don't really need.
- Matthew Kelly

What you seem to be, be really.
- Benjamin Franklin

I think that somehow, we learn who we really are
and then live with that decision.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know:
the only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

Love bravely, live bravely, be courageous,
there's really nothing to lose.
- Jewel

The thing always happens that you really believe in;
and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

It is what a man thinks of himself
that really determines his fate.
- Henry David Thoreau

The only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had
because they didn't have the talent
or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
- Nelson Mandela

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation,
because your character is what you really are,
while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
- John Wooden

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

The only questions that really matter are the ones you ask yourself.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything,
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it
as he who helps to perpetrate it.
He who accepts evil without protesting against it
is really cooperating with it.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Forgiveness is really a gift to yourself -
have the compassion to forgive others,
and the courage to forgive yourself.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Every really new idea looks crazy at first.
- Alfred North Whitehead

We're constantly striving for success, fame and comfort
when all we really need to be happy
is someone or some thing to be enthusiastic about.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

The minority is always stronger than the majority,
because the minority is generally formed by those
who really have an opinion.
- Soren Kierkegaard

One of the secrets of life is that
all that is really worth the doing
is what we do for others.
- Lewis Carroll

The really great secret - Happiness is free.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal
of plain living and high thinking
the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants.
Man's happiness really lies in contentment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

NO ONE is really different;
each of us is actually a member of the human race.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The highest proof of the spirit is love.
Love is the eternal thing which men can already
on earth possess as it really is.
- Albert Schweitzer

I hear many people talk about their longing for a balanced life.
What I think they are really expressing
is a desire for a life with less pressure.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A friendship that can end never really began.
- Publilius Syrus

Love bravely, live bravely, be courageous;
there's really nothing to lose.
There's no wrong you can't make right again,
so be kinder to yourself;
have fun, take chances. There are no bounds.
- Jewel

You can never really live anyone else's life,
not even your child's.
The influence you exert is through your own life,
and what you've become yourself.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Ever had a bad hair day -
a day when everything seemed to be going wrong?
Perhaps today is a day to soothe your ruffled feathers,
take a deep breath, and reaffirm that
the weight of the world is really not on your shoulders,
unless you choose to assume that burden.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Maybe life isn't really as complicated
as we make it out to be.
Perhaps a simple child-like attitude would create
a less stressful and happier life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals,
because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out.
Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

A man who doesn't trust himself
can never really trust anyone else.
- Cardinal De Retz

If something is important to you,
attend to it immediately, and regularly.
If something is not really important to you,
that's great also -
just scratch it off your to-do list forever,
and never worry about it again.
Choose how you invest your time, and honor your choices.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.
Small people always do that,
but the really great make you feel that
you, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain

To have a friendship with God,
all I really have to do is have
a friendship with my Self.
- Neale Donald Walsch

In all our contacts, it is probably the sense
of being really needed and wanted
which gives us the greatest satisfaction
and creates the most lasting bond.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

We never see Life as it really is.
All we can ever see is the reflection of Life -
distorted by our unique perceptions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We all have a social mask, right?
We put it on, we go out, put our
best foot forward, our best image.
But behind that social mask is a personal truth,
what we really, really believe
about who we are and what we're capable of.
- Phil McGraw


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