Search my Quotes DataBase - Enter one or two keywords and/or author last name.

Hint: keep it simple, like life twain




Facebook share   Tweet This   Email this

Daily Inspiration - Quotes to Live By
Inspiration  |  Motivational Articles  |  Being Strong  |  Being Positive  |  Links  |  About
Topics:   A-   B-   Ca-   Co-   D-   E-   F-   G-   H-    I-    J-K-L   M-   N-O   Pa-   Pr-   Q-R   Sa-   Sk-   T-   U-V-W-X-Y-Z

When I was 14 years old, I was a huge fan of the Velvets,
by Evan Dando

When I was 14 years old, I was a huge fan of the Velvets,
the Stooges and the Modern Lovers.
They are my three favourite bands.
I never get sick of 'em.
- Evan Dando

Basically, between 1989 and 1994, I hadn't taken a vacation.
- Evan Dando

Even the bands I dig don't have a history of attaining mass consumption.
- Evan Dando

It is hard, though, 'cos record labels love to boss you around.
I won't let them do that anymore.
- Evan Dando

 

Since Elizabeth, I certainly live a healthier lifestyle.
- Evan Dando

It's better when you have your wife with you,
more fun.
- Evan Dando

I lie around and play guitar, that's something I do for sure.
In fact that's all I do, I think.
- Evan Dando

Please sign-up for my Free Inspirational Daily Email on the form below.

Sign-up for your free subscription to my Daily Inspiration - Daily Quote email.

Your E-Mail Address:
Your Name:

To confirm your subscription, you must click on a link in the email being sent to you.

Each email contains an unsubscribe link. We will NEVER sell, rent, loan, or abuse your email address in ANY way.


I'd forgotten what it was like to play music and have
it be fun so I decided to stop.
I wasn't even sure if I was going to make a new record,
I was just kinda quitting.
- Evan Dando

You know more about me than I do about myself,
that's probably true.
- Evan Dando

I need the money.
People don't understand how little money you make in a band.
- Evan Dando

My high-school dream was to be in a band,
pay my rent and eat - and I've been able to do that for 20 years.
So I'm completely content.
- Evan Dando

I was hanging out with Jonathan Richman last night.
- Evan Dando

For me, it's all about The Dubliners by James Joyce.
I love The Dead.
- Evan Dando

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

I guess I'm about ready to promote myself in a more human way.
I don't feel quite so insecure.
- Evan Dando

I used to have a sort of spiky haircut and it just
feels better to have short hair again.
- Evan Dando

Rock stars wanting to write is even worse than wanting to act in movies,
right?
- Evan Dando

I've got time, I hope, to make lots of quiet records.
So quiet you won't be able to hear them.
- Evan Dando

The best songs I write in 20 minutes.
- Evan Dando

When there are no women on the tour it can get awful and ugly -
constant horrible jokes and gross behaviour.
It needs to be leavened with a feminine presence.
- Evan Dando

But ya have to make videos in the States.
Usually ours just look too serious.
We haven't got it together.
- Evan Dando

Some of our stuff ends up looking too corporate.
I'm going to be a lot stricter from now on.
- Evan Dando

But Sneaky Pete was great.
I didn't bug him about Gram.
Not too much, anyway.
- Evan Dando

When I write a song, it's all about the riff -
the riff first,
then the words come later.
- Evan Dando

CDs, too.
Totally corporate.
They look real cheap and soulless and they don't smell of anything.
- Evan Dando

I have to make rock records occasionally.
- Evan Dando

I don't like alcohol, but I still like to mess around
with other stuff occasionally.
I think it's important I take mushrooms and acid.
They're certainly not addictive, so I can't rule that out.
- Evan Dando

I was trying to spend it as quickly as possible.
Because I'm so lazy, all that money created a block.
I was flying around the world, staying at fancy hotels,
having fun and trying to get rid of it as quickly as possible,
so I could get on with some more work.
- Evan Dando

I don't write down my experiences, but I have a very decent memory.
I have tons of books in which I write down phrases as they occur to me.
That's how I write songs.
I'll need a line and I'll go through the books and find it,
the right rhyme and everything.
- Evan Dando

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed;
if in terms of ten years, plant trees;
if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
- Confucius

It takes 20 years to make an overnight success.
- Eddie Cantor

If the stars should appear
but one night every thousand years
how man would marvel and stare.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love is not a matter of counting the years,
but making the years count.
- Michele St. Amand

And in the end, it's not
the years in your life that count,
it's the life in your years.
- Abraham Lincoln

It takes years to build up trust,
and only seconds to destroy it.
- Anonymous

The years teach much which the days never know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When a man you like switches from what
he said a year ago, or four years ago,
he is a broad-minded person who has courage enough
to change his mind with changing conditions.
When a man you don't like does it,
he is a liar who has broken his promise.
- Franklin Pierce Adams

I live in that solitude which is painful in youth,
but delicious in the years of maturity.
- Albert Einstein

Why does a woman work ten years to change a man's habits
and then complain that he's not the man she married?
- Barbra Streisand

If you plan for a year, plant a seed.
If for ten years, plant a tree.
If for a hundred years, teach the people.
When you sow a seed once, you will reap a single harvest.
When you teach the people, you will reap a hundred harvests.
- Kuan Chung

Almost nothing you worry about today
will matter in a hundred years.
Think carefully about what you can focus on today.
Choose tasks that will actually make a positive difference
to your great-grandchildren.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can make more friends in two months
by becoming interested in other people
than you can in two years by trying
to get other people interested in you.
- Dale Carnegie

Anger is a destructive emotion
that becomes instinctive over the years.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Mother Teresa Prayer"
People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;
... Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you
of selfish, ulterior motives;
... Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some
false friends and some true enemies;
... Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
... Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
... Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
... Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
... Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
... Give the world the best you've got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway.
We can do no great things - only small things with great love.
- although commonly attributed to Mother Teresa,
who kept a copy of this prayer on
the wall of her Calcutta orphanage,
this prayer was actually written by Kent Keith.

I have spent many years of my life in opposition,
and I rather like the role.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Old is always fifteen years from now.
- Bill Cosby

I do not fear death.
I had been dead for billions and billions
of years before I was born,
and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.
- Mark Twain

You can close more business in two months
by becoming interested in other people
than you can in two years by trying
to get people interested in you.
- Dale Carnegie

Might I perhaps win my wings?
I've been waiting for over 200 years now, sir,
and people ARE beginning to talk.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

In a bad marriage, friends are the invisible glue.
If we have enough friends, we may go on for years,
intending to leave, talking about leaving -
instead of actually getting up and leaving.
- Erica Jong

I followed the same diet for 20 years,
eliminating starches, living on salads,
lean meat, and small portions.
- Gene Tierney

Give me a couple of years, and I'll make that actress an overnight success.
- Samuel Goldwyn

I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.
- Frederick Douglass

I haven't spoken to my wife in years.
I didn't want to interrupt her.
- Rodney Dangerfield

People - not just in their teenage years -
hold on to this fantasy of love when they're not ready
to have a real relationship.
- Keri Russell

The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for
thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers.
The original meal has never been found.
- Calvin Trillin

The time not to become a father is eighteen years before a war.
- E. B. White

Everyone has an opinion on many subjects
and is ready to share those opinions -
labeling them as "truth."
Sometimes it is relatively easy
to filter out these opinions.
Upon hearing an ad for the latest
weight-loss powder on late-night TV,
our skepticism leaps to our defense.
However, if we have heard the same opinion for years
from our parents, friends,
government officials, or religious leaders,
we are more likely to believe without questioning
than to raise our filter of skepticism
and ask the hard questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I spent the first fourteen years of my life convinced
that my looks were hideous.
Adolescence is painful for everyone,
I know,
but mine was plain weird.
- Uma Thurman

I refuse to spend my life worrying about what I eat.
There is no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra
three years in the geriatric ward.
- John Mortimer

A kiss makes the heart young again and wipes out the years.
- Rupert Brooke

Like many women my age, I am 28 years old.
- Mary Schmich

The wine of youth does not always
clear with advancing years;
sometimes it grows turbid.
- Carl Jung

I'm not a real movie star.
I've still got the same wife I started out with twenty-eight years ago.
- Will Rogers

At twenty years of age the will reigns;
at thirty, the wit;
and at forty, the judgment.
- Benjamin Franklin

How can they say my life is not a success? Have I not
for more than sixty years got enough to eat and escaped being eaten?
- Logan P. Smith

It is only after years of preparation that the young
artist should touch color -
not color used descriptively,
that is, but as a means of personal expression.
- Henri Matisse

It was an honor and privilege to arrive to this country
16 years ago with almost no money in my pocket.
A lot has happened since then.
- Antonio Banderas

My hope is that 10 years from now, after I've been
across the street at work for a while,
they'll all be glad they gave me that wonderful vote.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

My wife and I tried two or three times in the last 40 years
to have breakfast together,
but it was so disagreeable we had to stop.
- Winston Churchill


Quotes and Sayings

---------


Thank you for visiting: When I was 14 years old, I was a huge fan of the Velvets, by Evan Dando.

Please sign up on the form below to receive
my Free Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes email.

You can also search my large collection of Quotes and Sayings.

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 


Sign-up to receive Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes
free via email

Daily inspirational quotes and motivational messages of self-worth, choice,
positive attitude, happiness, forgiveness, and gratitude.
Inspiring motivational sayings plus Jonathan's insights into life,
relationships, and joyful living.

Enter Your E-Mail Address:
Enter Your Name (what you want to be called):
To confirm your subscription, you must click on a link in the email being sent to you.
Each email contains an unsubscribe link. We will NEVER sell, rent, loan, or abuse your email address in ANY way.

Or Subscribe to the Feedburner feed for Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes.



All materials & writings are copyright ©. You may read about our disclaimer, our privacy policy, our copyright policy, terms of use, participation in affiliate programs, and the list of all our websites.