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When I work alone, it can be like dabbling with a canvas.
by Lindsey Buckingham

When I work alone, it can be like dabbling with a canvas.
Maybe you paint over bits, and it starts to form its
own life and lead you off in a direction.
It becomes an intuitive, subconscious process.
- Lindsey Buckingham

When I work alone, my process is like painting.
With Fleetwood Mac, it's more like movie making.
- Lindsey Buckingham

All of my style came from listening to records.
- Lindsey Buckingham

They tried to get me to use a pick when I first joined the band.
They had certain things they thought were appropriate.
I tried to adapt as much as I could.
- Lindsey Buckingham

 

Even though I had pushed through the Tango album,
it was just not a very good environment to be in on a daily basis.
In many ways, this is the best time of my life.
- Lindsey Buckingham

The writing is all done, so it's all about verbalizing
everything from point A to point B,
and certainly there's a bit of politics involved,
so it's a different thing.
- Lindsey Buckingham

I didn't take lessons, and I don't know my scales.
- Lindsey Buckingham

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I also learned to be more confident,
to trust my instincts more.
- Lindsey Buckingham

Years on, Christine and John still have a deep love for each other,
as do Stevie and I - we've been working together since I was 17.
- Lindsey Buckingham

I just find things that work and embellish them.
- Lindsey Buckingham

Confounding people's expectations was a way to maintain integrity.
- Lindsey Buckingham

I'm also married for the first time,
and I have two kids.
So there's some kind of good karma right now.
- Lindsey Buckingham

I was playing a Fender Telecaster when I first joined.
- Lindsey Buckingham

That's basically what's going on now:
Everything is propaganda.
- Lindsey Buckingham

That's the only way to do it.
Just like an actor.
You can get a great performance if you do a bunch of takes and edit it.
You find the moments and string them together.
- Lindsey Buckingham

You know, I was never totally thrilled with being a Fleetwood Mac member,
but surprisingly, I was having such a good time reuniting with John,
Mick, and Stevie.
- Lindsey Buckingham

Ironically, that was quite a bit of the appeal of Rumours.
It's equally interesting on a musical level and as a soap opera.
- Lindsey Buckingham

Those 12 years, they were ambiguous at best.
- Lindsey Buckingham

Another thing that was unique about working on this
stuff was that I was engineering it.
I used many of the things I had learned while I was away from the band.
It sort of vindicated my decision to leave in '87.
- Lindsey Buckingham

That's one strength that Stevie has.
She's really not a strong instrumentalist in any way.
Her instrument is her voice and her words.
And it keeps her focused on the very center of that.
- Lindsey Buckingham

It's really touching that we can come back after so
long and care about making an album that says as much as this one does.
And after all this time, we really do care about each other.
- Lindsey Buckingham

Some days I would be there at ten in the morning and
wouldn't leave till ten at night,
and the others would waltz in for a couple of hours and then leave,
because I was doing that painting thing.
And they were happy to see that being done.
- Lindsey Buckingham

When Stevie and I joined the band, we were in the midst of breaking up,
as were John and Christine.
By the time Rumours was being recorded,
things got worse in terms of psychology and drug use.
It was a large exercise in denial - in order for me to get work done.
- Lindsey Buckingham

I had to seal off my feelings about Stevie while seeing
her every day and having to help her,
too.
But you get on with it.
What was happening to the band was much bigger than any of that.
- Lindsey Buckingham

The 12 years I was in Fleetwood Mac before were not
particularly happy years.
I was not in a very good place, psychologically,
when I left.
I didn't have a lot of confidence in what I was doing.
- Lindsey Buckingham

When you become successful on the level that Fleetwood Mac did,
it gives you financial freedom, which should allow
you to follow your impulses.
But oddly enough, they become much harder to follow.
- Lindsey Buckingham

After a couple of failed attempts, I came up with a
weird tuning where I was dropping the G string down
a step so that it became a seventh,
and it got me to a place where I could play all these figures fairly easily.
It was not an easy thing to work out.
- Lindsey Buckingham

But by taking the time away, getting myself off the treadmill,
and just slowing down and learning, I felt I had so much more to give back.
And maybe that was something that needed to happen for all of us.
- Lindsey Buckingham

This time, there were no drugs involved.
The hours were completely normal daytime hours.
I think we were able to appreciate the interplay,
where before we had taken it for granted.
- Lindsey Buckingham

As we work to create light for others,
we naturally light our own way.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If you want to make peace with your enemy,
you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela

A time for work, a time for play -
balance in all things.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dare to dream of your great success.
Become intimate with those things
which deeply motivate you
and regularly work toward
the realization of that mission.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Live boldly. Laugh Loudly. Love Truly.
Play as often as you can
Work as smart as you are able.
Share your heart as deeply as you can reach.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You are never given a wish without also
being given the power to make it true.
You may have to work for it, however.
- Richard Bach

The common denominator for success is work.
- John D. Rockefeller

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

We work with the people not out of pity
but out of respect for their potential for growth and development,
both as individuals and as communities.
- Jimmy Yen

Confidence is the most important single factor in this game,
and no matter how great your natural talent,
there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.
- Jack Nicklaus

Some people dream of success
while others wake up and work hard at it.
- Anonymous

The choice is to work alone to be a little
more successful than the next person,
or to work together for the great betterment of humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My experience has been that work is
almost the best way to pull oneself out of the depths.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Laziness may appear attractive,
but work gives satisfaction.
- Anne Frank

When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.
- John Ruskin

A leader is best when people barely know he exists;
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say: we did it ourselves.
- Lao Tzu

Opportunity is missed by most people
because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
- Thomas Edison

A leader is most effective when people barely know he exists.
When his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
his troops will feel they did it themselves.
- Lao Tzu

Leaders aren't born they are made.
And they are made just like anything else, through hard work.
And that's the price we'll have to pay
to achieve that goal, or any goal.
- Vince Lombardi

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work,
so most people don't recognize them.
- Ann Landers

Men of lofty genius,
when they are doing the least work,
are most active.
- Leonardo da Vinci

The Tao of the sage is work without effort.
Practice non-action. Work without doing.
- Lao Tzu

What work I have done I have done because it has been play.
If it had been work I shouldn't have done it.
- Mark Twain

Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work.
- Horace

There are no secrets to success.
It is the result of preparation,
hard work, and learning from failure.
- Colin Powell

There is no substitute for hard work.
- Thomas Edison

I know the price of success: dedication, hard work,
and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown
is the belief that one's work is terribly important.
- Bertrand Russell

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
- Henry Kaiser

Work Hard. Do your best. Keep your word.
Never get too big for your britches.
Trust in God. Have no fear;
and Never forget a friend.
- Harry S. Truman

Many hands make light work.
- Proverb

The price of success is hard work,
dedication to the job at hand,
and the determination that whether we win or lose,
we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
- Vince Lombardi

When you are in any contest,
you should work as if there were -
to the very last minute - a chance to lose it.
This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

If you have built castles in the air,
your work need not be lost;
that is where they should be.
Now put foundations under them.
- Henry David Thoreau

Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.
- Satchel Paige

I have not failed.
I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
- Thomas Edison

Work as smart as you are able.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Profit is a by-product of work;
happiness is its chief product.
- Henry Ford

Nothing is ever going to work out the way you want,
so you may as well choose to want the way life does work out.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is joy in work.
There is no happiness except in the realization
that we have accomplished something.
- Henry Ford

Three Rules of Work:
Out of clutter find simplicity;
From discord find harmony;
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
- Albert Einstein

Be true to your work, your word, and your friend.
- Henry David Thoreau


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