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I stepped back from being out front to playing bass.
by Bob Livingston

I stepped back from being out front to playing bass.
So we started switching: I'd play bass on one song,
we'd switch on the next song; I'd play piano...
we'd play mandolin.
- Bob Livingston

I wasn't really living anywhere...
I was just kinda hanging out.
I would live from week to week in places.
- Bob Livingston

I'd play with these Indian players, the tabla and sitar.
- Bob Livingston

I don't wanta do any Blues or any sad songs.
- Bob Livingston

 

The Austin music scene is the reason why so many of them moved here.
- Bob Livingston

Education, for me, has helped me in my music.
- Bob Livingston

The Vietnam War was happening, but Lubbock was...
They put a pinch on it.
- Bob Livingston

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We didn't know about the rest of the world.
We just knew the pictures that we saw on TV,
and it was so different that we wanted to try to imitate that,
to a certain extent.
- Bob Livingston

Here I was, this good guy that played football;
I was gonna go play in college but I had a bad senior year.
But I played guitar in assemblies whenever I could.
- Bob Livingston

We'd play at the Ambassador's house for an invited
group of dignitaries from the government that might
have gone to school in America;
to the U.S.
Consulate that invites certain people that they're trying to target.
- Bob Livingston

I had never, ever drunk beer in high school,
and by the time I got to Tech we were having these
parties out in the cotton fields and getting so drunk.
I was the champion beer drinker; suddenly I was pouring it down my throat...
Insane!
Insane!
- Bob Livingston

Before I met my husband, I'd never fallen in love.
I'd stepped in it a few times.
- Rita Rudner

I stepped on a land mine named Jayson Blair.
- Howell Raines

Yeah, and I went straight into a fantasy world.
Just stepped straight into the abyss.
You know, I was gone and kids used to walk past my front room,
cause I lived on the green.
- Eric Clapton

When you look like you stepped out of a catalog,
that's never good.
People shouldn't succumb to trend, they should interpret trend.
- Rachel Zoe

If I have stepped on some people at times because I am at the top,
it couldn't be helped.
What should I do if someone gets hurt...
retire?
- Maria Callas

Sinatra, here's a guy who plays a tough guy in all his movies,
but was allowed to be vulnerable when he stepped up to the microphone.
- Michael Bolton

A tour is the most intense, stimulating way to hear music;
it's the best form to receive it.
There's genuine excitement from people.
I feel like we've stepped up a level.
- Julian Casablancas

I'm not just a doormat.
I'm not just being stepped on all over the place.
If you look at the bulk of my material,
it's about trying to find some strength through that.
- Lucinda Williams

While I had often said that I wanted to die in bed,
what I really meant was that in my old age I wanted
to be stepped on by an elephant while making love.
- Roger Zelazny

I saw a bank of white light, and then I saw all my beloved animals.
For a moment I stepped out of my body.
- Roy Horn

I have stepped off the relationship scene to come to terms with myself.
I have spent most of my adult life being 'someone's girlfriend',
and now I am happy being single.
- Penelope Cruz

The show is like an Edwardian play -
emotional life gets stepped on for the sake of accepted manners,
and that's terrific for actors to play in.
- Jason Alexander

While playing golf today I hit two good balls.
I stepped on a rake.
- Henny Youngman

I don't like to sound egotistical, but every time I
stepped up to the plate with a bat in my hands,
I couldn't help but feel sorry for the pitcher.
- Rogers Hornsby

Help is even being offered from across the ocean,
as over two dozen countries have stepped forward to
offer financial and material support to the American people.
- Jo Bonner

I served as Dean until 1974, when I stepped down to
return to full time teaching and research.
- Frederick Reines

Some of my ideas were shot down by Lucasfilm because
they stepped on territory that has been reserved for the movies.
I didn't have a problem with that.
- Walter Jon Williams

I found this national debt, doubled,
wrapped in a big bow waiting for me as I stepped into the Oval Office.
- Barack Obama

When I did get home this last time, we had all these plans to go out.
And then we hardly stepped outside because the time
together seemed too precious.
- Emily Watson

When I woke up Sunday morning at the Open and stepped
outside and felt the wind and rain in my face,
I knew I had an excellent chance to win if I just took
my time and trusted myself.
- Tom Kite

Looking back on my life, I wish I'd stepped forward
and made a fool of myself more often when I was younger -
because when you do,
you find out you can do it.
- William Sessions

The songwriting has never really stepped forward from the '50's.
- Brian Setzer

Sure, it is apparent that presidents are looking at polls,
but they are also stepping up on issues.
President Clinton stepped up on tobacco.
He shaped the polls on the tobacco issue.
- Donna Shalala

When I stepped out into the bright sunlight from the
darkness of the movie house,
I had only two things on my mind: Paul Newman and a ride home.
- S. E. Hinton

But that in and of itself this past year was not a
factor in what I did for the national team every time I stepped out there,
or in training, or when I stepped out there in the WUSA.
- Tiffeny Milbrett

I'm not saying I didn't have ample time to recover,
ample time to get to my best, I felt this year I did fine.
When I stepped on the field for the national team,
I was ready and able to make an impact,
to score goals, to create chances.
- Tiffeny Milbrett

In fact, because of this deep desire for peace,
the ruling class leaders of this land,
from 1945 on, stepped up the hysteria and propaganda
to drive into American minds the false notion that
danger threatened them from the East.
- Paul Robeson

For lack of any clearer idea, I just started acting one day.
It had been in the back of my head for a while,
but I think in some ways I was afraid to do it,
and finally I just stepped up.
- Jeffrey Wright

The sun was like a great visiting presence that stimulated
and took its due from all animal energy.
When it flung wide its cloak and stepped down over
the edge of the fields at evening,
it left behind it a spent and exhausted world.
- Willa Cather

The Bollywood distribution system is so corrupt that
they have trouble making money off movies.
So they sell shoes that an actress stepped in.
If they turned up the amps some, maybe they could sell the actresses.
- Bruce Sterling

The course that will restore to the workmen a father's
duties and responsibilities,
between which and themselves the state has now stepped,
is for them to reject all forced contributions from others,
and to do their own work through their own voluntary combinations.
- Auberon Herbert

When I walk into an Orthodox Church...
one is immediately aware that one has stepped into the presence of what St.
Paul would call the whole family in heaven and earth.
You have stepped into the precincts of heaven!
- Thomas Howard

There came a moment in my life when I realized that
I had stepped into another part of my life.
I used to walk into a room full of people and think,
do they like me? And one day I walk in and I thought,
do I like them?
- Victoria Principal

The Clinton administration launched an attack on people
in Texas because those people were religious nuts with guns.
Hell, this country was founded by religious nuts with guns.
Who does Bill Clinton think stepped ashore on Plymouth Rock?
- P. J. O'Rourke

The Pleasure Seekers eventually turned into Cradle,
when we started writing our own material.
My younger sister Nancy was brought in as singer and
I kind of stepped aside as main lead singer and concentrated on my instrument.
- Suzi Quatro

So I just had to step up how I was doing it and the
moment that I stepped up and the moment I focused all
my energy on that is when things started to happen.
So there's a direct relationship between my inspiration and my output.
- Talib Kweli

Arizona's forest fires are not waiting for April,
and neither will we.
That is why I am pushing for stepped up deployment
for Hot Shot wildfire crews in March rather than April,
in order to better prepare for the expected fires in northern Arizona.
- Rick Renzi

After that, Kasparov stepped back from chess which is,
and I want this to be clear, not good for chess in general at all.
As a whole, the current situation in the chess world
leaves a lot to be desired.
- Anatoly Karpov

The house burned an hour before midnight on the last day of April.
The wild, distant ringing of the fire bells woke George Hazard.
He stumbled through the dark hallway,
then upstairs to the mansion tower, and stepped outside into the narrow balcony.
- John Jakes

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

Life is a mirror, and will reflect back
to the thinker what he thinks into it.
- Ernest Holmes

If you love something, set it free;
if it comes back it's yours,
if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach

We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past,
but by the love we're not extending in the present.
- Marianne Williamson

It's not whether you get knocked down;
it's whether you get back up.
- Vince Lombardi

Trust in the Light.
Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
Open yourself to the Light!
Hold back nothing,
Trust in the Light.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have found that if you love life,
life will love you back.
- Arthur Rubinstein

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

I can't go back to yesterday -
because I was a different person then.
- Lewis Carroll

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

If you have zest and enthusiasm
you attract zest and enthusiasm.
Life does give back in kind.
- Norman Vincent Peale

A mind that is stretched by a new experience
an never go back to its old dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

When you think you're out of time,
smile, and turn back the clock.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have accepted fear as a part of life -
specifically the fear of change...
I have gone ahead despite the pounding
in the heart that says: turn back.
- Erica Jong

Know that anger is always fear and frustration.
What if we could lean back into the arms of Spirit
and trust the future?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every moment wasted looking back
keeps us from moving forward.
- Hilary Clinton

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

Whenever the World Frowns, I Smile Back.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The wise man looks back into the past,
and does not grieve over what is far off,
nor rejoice over what is near;
for he knows that time is without end.
- Lao Tzu

Love is never lost. If not reciprocated,
it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
- Washington Irving

The fact is, that to do anything in the world worth doing,
we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger,
but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.
- Robert Cushing


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