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Stadium rock and commercial rock are the opposite of what poetry needs.
by 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

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

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

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

 

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

I don't like writing essays or theory.
- 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

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

The stadium expansion is currently at the feasibility
stage and has to go through that.
- David Gill

You can spend the money on new housing for poor people and the homeless,
or you can spend it on a football stadium or a golf course.
- Jello Biafra

The Millennium Stadium thing was for the Tsunami concert.
It was a thing that I think every band in the country
would have liked to be a part of at the time that it happened.
- Kelly Jones

The stadium here in Munich is the best of the lot for me.
It is absolutely fantastic, especially the way it lights
up a different colour according to who is playing.
It's superb.
- Claudia Schiffer

I remember the great atmosphere and the great stadium.
- Carl Zeiss

My major league debut came at old Busch Stadium on Grand Avenue in St.
Louis against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
- Steve Carlton

My office is at Yankee stadium.
Yes, dreams do come true.
- Derek Jeter

I think anyone would want to see their favorite band
in a small club over a large stadium.
- Bill Wyman

To play 18 years in Yankee Stadium is the best thing
that could ever happen to a ballplayer.
- Mickey Mantle

I was at Yankee Stadium one time at 5 a.m.,
but that was to buy angel dust.
- Artie Lange

Our stadium seats over 80,000, and we sell all of our tickets.
- Steve Spurrier

The most important thing however is the money.
What use would it be to us, to have a a mighty stadium but a useless team,
because we couldn't afford anything better?
- Franz Beckenbauer

You know it as soon as you walk in Yankee Stadium.
The electricity is there every time,
every day.
- Nomar Garciaparra

Secrecy is thus, so to speak, a transition stadium
between being and not-being.
- Georg Simmel

I'm proud of the fact that I'm the only player to hit
a ball completely out of Dodger Stadium.
- Willie Stargell

A university is a college with a stadium seating over 40,000.
- Leonard L. Levinson

In the building I live in on Park Avenue there are
ten people who could buy the Yankees,
but none of them could hit the ball out of Yankee Stadium.
- Reggie Jackson

A multi-purpose stadium is an absolute must in order
to invigorate our downtown and,
simultaneously, let the rest of the country witness
that we can get things done.
- Alan Autry

To pitch a perfect game wearing pinstripes at Yankee Stadium,
it's unbelievable.
Growing up a Yankee fan, to come out here and make history,
it really is a dream come true.
- David Wells

A defendant on trial for a specific crime is entitled to his day in court,
not in a stadium or a city or nationwide arena.
- Tom C. Clark

It was in the Seventies but I still recall what was
a good night for my club.
Of course, the stadium has changed now but I have heard
that the atmosphere is still the same.
- Carl Zeiss

My hero's, my dreams, and my future lie in Yankee Stadium
and they can't take that from me.
- Derek Jeter

You look at all the great players that they've had
and the potential of playing in Yankee Stadium.
- Nick Johnson

Yankee Stadium, and the Yankees are so famous for Mickey Mantle,
Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig, all of those guys.
- Bert Campaneris

I have to say I've worked very few days of my life.
I used to have to cut the lawn, and when I was in junior high school,
I worked at a concession stand at a stadium.
- Steve Nash

I've been to two stadium gigs in my life.
One was James Brown and the other was Pink Floyd.
They both sounded the same.
I couldn't tell the difference between James Brown and Pink Floyd.
I've never liked stadiums.
- Boz Burrell

The final upshot of thinking is the exercise of volition,
and of this thought no longer forms a part;
but belief is only a stadium of mental action,
an effect upon our nature due to thought,
which will influence future thinking.
- Charles Sanders Peirce

I don't pay attention to target audiences and therefore
I often hear that I am a ratings killer,
somebody who fundamentally doesn't care whether one
person is watching or an entire soccer stadium.
- Alexander Kluge

San Francisco has always been my favorite booing city.
I don't mean the people boo louder or longer,
but there is a very special intimacy.
When they boo you, you know they mean you.
Music, that's what it is to me.
One time in Kezar Stadium they gave me a standing boo.
- George Halas

Corporate documents, like football game plans,
are not easily drafted in a stadium,
with thousands of very interested fans participating,
each with their own red pencil, trying to reach a consensus on every word.
- Jon Postel

Every day I went to the ballpark in Yankee Stadium
as well as on the road people were on my back.
The last six years in the American League were mental hell for me.
I was drained of all my desire to play baseball.
- Roger Maris

The two designs are completely different.
The first is totally futuristic, the second is more classical.
You can of course get very excited about doing something
completely out of the ordinary,
just like the Olympic stadium in its time.
But each to his or her own taste.
- Franz Beckenbauer

That smell of freshly cut grass makes me think of Friday
night football in high school.
The smell of popcorn and cigar smoke reminds me of the stadium.
The cutting of the grass reminds me of the August practice.
- Garth Brooks

The Olympic stadium may have been built only in the
early 1970s but it was clear for a long time it had no future.
For many reasons it is not good enough for modern football and today's fans.
- Franz Beckenbauer

We could spend time together during the day and just
kind of talk and enjoy each other and enjoy the moment.
But it was interesting we both knew that once you walk
through the gates of that stadium,
then it was on, the game was on.
- Ralph Boston

I had hoped that the board would accept Johnny Hon's
offer of a loan to buy the stadium back for the club,
as I think this would be best way of continuing the
long tradition of Cambridge United in Cambridge -
and it was a generous offer.
- Anne Campbell

The way lies in softness and patience,
as the softest water cuts through the hardest rock.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The River of Life can cut through solid rock - in its own time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In the confrontation between the stream and the rock,
the stream always wins -
not through strength but by perseverance.
- The Buddha

The River of Life knows no obstacles.
The River can cut through solid rock - in its own time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In matters of style, swim with the current;
in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
- Thomas Jefferson

A true friend is a rock upon whom you can depend.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The River of Life has no judgments.
The River flows with no concept of good and bad - right and wrong.
The fields and dreams of men may be nourished by the River of Life,
or flooded and covered with silt, and the River just flows.
Men may catch fish and live on the River of Life,
or they may founder in a storm and drown, and the River just flows.
The River of Life is timeless.
It is not unchanging, but it is timeless,
and it changes in its own time.
The River of Life knows no obstacles.
The River can cut through solid rock - in its own time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer;
my God, my strength, in whom I will trust.
- Psalm 18:2

As a rock star, I have two instincts,
I want to have fun, and I want to change the world.
I have a chance to do both.
- Bono

The only rock I know that stays steady,
the only institution I know that works,
is the family.
- Lee Iacocca

My father, he was like the rock, the guy you went to with every problem.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

I don't know which will go first - rock 'n' roll or Christianity.
- John Lennon

We're more popular than Jesus now;
I don't know which will go first, rock 'n' roll or Christianity.
- John Lennon

Diplomacy is the art of saying "Nice doggie"
until you can find a rock.
- Will Rogers

My mom is definitely my rock.
- Alicia Keys

A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it,
bearing within him the image of a cathedral.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Rock fans are pretty fickle, too, you know.
- Bubba Sparxxx

Now I know what it's like to be a rock star.
No, I didn't sleep with 5 groupies at once.
But I was interviewed about 45 times in 5 days in 3 cities.
- Tony Visconti

Rock on out.
- Janis Joplin

Dad is my best mate and I can tell Mum absolutely anything.
I really appreciate Mum and Dad.
Why are we so close? Young parents, I think.
The rock business keeps their minds young.
- Kim Wilde

If it's illegal to rock and roll, throw my ass in jail!
- Kurt Cobain

See, to me, rock'n'roll doesn't have any point.
It's just fun.
It has a million different angles and they're all valid.
But I think rock might be a world issue.
- Evan Dando

Progressive rock was happening.
- Tony Orlando

I think punk rock, especially for me,
was a big middle finger to this whole talent thing.
- Mike Watt

It's a terrible thing to go through life thinking that
you have a rock on your side when you haven't.
- Maria Callas

We wanted the language to feel fresh,
fun, and rock solid.
- James Frank

My roots and Victor's are jazz, basically,
but these two young fellows that we have with us come out of rock bands.
And they're tremendously exciting players.
- Chico Hamilton


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