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I think that new communications are wonderful and I
by Judy Collins

I think that new communications are wonderful and I
am delighted to be a part of the Internet generation.
- Judy Collins

I was raised to speak out about politics and the world around me.
I would do it whether I was in the public or not.
It is the way I was taught.
The American way.
- Judy Collins

I have inspiration and feelings of being alive most every day I live.
- Judy Collins

The powerful men in my life have always believed in me:
my husband,
my son.
- Judy Collins

 

I feel so very grateful to have the voice God gave me.
It takes a lot of rest and training to sing,
and I was lucky that I found a great teacher when I first moved to New York.
- Judy Collins

When inspiration does not come, I go for a walk,
go to the movie, talk to a friend, let go...
The muse is bound to return again, especially if I turn my back!
- Judy Collins

I have tried, in all the ways I can,
to make timeless music.
- Judy Collins

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I've gone through many, many things.
I tell you something, that if it doesn't kill you,
you get stronger.
- Judy Collins

I write journals and would recommend journal writing
to anyone who wishes to pursue a writing career.
You learn a lot.
You also remember a lot...
and memory is important.
- Judy Collins

Music is always occurring.
It is just a matter of marketing, attention,
and many other factors, that determines whether people
will hear these songs or not.
- Judy Collins

It is true that I have had heartache and tragedy in my life.
These are things none of us avoids.
Suffering is the price of being alive.
- Judy Collins

I may like the Blizzard best, of all the songs I have written.
- Judy Collins

I am thrilled to have been able to put together this new album.
I listened to everything I had recorded in the 24 years with Elektra,
and then just took all the ones I am mad about.
- Judy Collins

I don't know where my songs come from...
If I knew, I'd know too much, more than we are allowed on this plane.
- Judy Collins

Do what you love, and you will find the way to get it out to the world.
- Judy Collins

I have friends who've tried suicide many times and haven't succeeded.
I myself made an attempt, so I had a connection with
that sort of group of people who have tried suicide
at one time in their lives.
- Judy Collins

I don't dream songs.
I'm more apt to write dreams down and then to be able
to interpret them into a song.
I also tend to get up and write prose in the morning
from which will come songs.
- Judy Collins

For many centuries, suicides were treated like criminals by the society.
That is part of the terrible legacy that has come down
into society's method of handling suicide recovery.
Now we have to fight off the demons that have been
hanging around suicide for centuries.
- Judy Collins

Recovering from the suicide of a loved one,
you need all the help you can get, so I very much recommend a meditation program.
The whole picture of how to recover from this has to do with body,
mind, and spirit.
That's applicable to any kind of depression.
- Judy Collins

I sang in the coffee houses of the country in the early
'60s with no idea of success in terms of records or television.
I just thought I was a storyteller.
I didn't even think of myself as a singer.
- Judy Collins

I had some wonderful dreaming meetings.
I can't tell you specifically what they've been in the recent months.
In the past they've been verbal kinds of messages that he needed to give me.
Now they're more dreams of his presence.
- Judy Collins

Most of what we take as being important is not material,
whether it's music or feelings or love.
They're things we can't really see or touch.
They're not material, but they're vitally important to us.
- Judy Collins

I think suicide is sort of like cancer was 50 years ago.
People don't want to talk about it, they don't want to know about it.
People are frightened of it, and they don't understand,
when actually these issues are medically treatable.
- Judy Collins

I am just glad that I can take the music to the people who want to hear it.
I love my audiences.
I am deeply indebted to them for giving me the chance to sing my concerts,
make records, and do what I love.
Whatever people call it, it is great to have a voice!
- Judy Collins

I don't think you get to good writing unless you expose
yourself and your feelings.
Deep songs don't come from the surface;
they come from the deep down.
The poetry and the songs that you are suppose to write,
I believe are in your heart.
- Judy Collins

If I had not been already been meditating,
I would certainly have had to start.
I've treated my own depression for many years with exercise and meditation,
and I've found that to be a tremendous help.
- Judy Collins

I always sang when I was little and my father,
who was a great influence on me, also had a wonderful voice.
He and my mother really encouraged me to sing and play the piano.
They were always very supportive.
- Judy Collins

I think people who are creative are the luckiest people on earth.
I know that there are no shortcuts, but you must keep
your faith in something Greater than You,
and keep doing what you love.
Do what you love, and you will find the way to get it out to the world.
- Judy Collins

Writing anything is terribly hard but,
alas for me, because I am addicted, a heck of a lot of fun.
I often am sorry I ever started writing prose,
because it is so hard.
But I can't stop.
- Judy Collins

My book 'Trust Your Heart', which is the story of my life,
will be followed by 'Singing Lessons',
a memoir of love, loss, hope, and healing,
which talks about the death of my son and the hope
that has been the aftermath of the healing from that tragedy.
- Judy Collins

If I give myself a chore, for instance,
when I was writing the songs for Shameless,
I said to myself, Now, every day for 90 days you have to write a song;
good,
bad or indifferent.
So that was really helpful.
- Judy Collins

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

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

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
- Publilius Syrus

The most important things in life
are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.
- Terry Goodkind

If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

The most incomprehensible thing about the world
is that it is comprehensible.
- Albert Einstein

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

Excellence is the result of
caring more than others think wise,
risking more than other's think safe,
dreaming more than others think practical,
and expecting more than others think possible.
- Anonymous

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

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

Small is the number of people who
see with their eyes
and think with their minds.
- Albert Einstein

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

Life does not consist mainly,
or even largely, of facts or happenings.
It consist mainly of the storm of thoughts
that is forever flowing through one's head.
- Mark Twain

No written law has ever been more binding
than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.
- Carrie Chapman Catt

Words make you think a thought.
Music makes you feel a feeling.
A song makes you feel a thought.
- E. Y. Harburg

Stand up to your obstacles
and do something about them.
You will find that they haven't
half the strength you think they have.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Life is fully as bad as you think it is,
so never think life is bad.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The presence of those seeking the truth
is infinitely to be preferred
to the presence of those who think they've found it.
- Terry Pratchett

Children are born innocent.
Before they are domesticated they live in the moment,
love without fear, and don't even think about the opinions of others.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Exercise free-will.
CHOOSE each and every action you make,
every thought you think,
and every emotion you feel.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We must dare to think "unthinkable" thoughts.
- J. W. Fulbright

Every thought you think
and every word you speak
is affirming something.
- Louise L. Hay


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