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Yes, but the great thing about all the people -
by Joan Armatrading

Yes, but the great thing about all the people -
and I don't think there is any exception -
who I've worked with is they've all been very,
very talented musicians.
- Joan Armatrading

I love to go on tour and perform.
I love all the parts of the process.
- Joan Armatrading

I've always written in a free, unencumbered way.
- Joan Armatrading

Yesterday I was playing Beethoven's fifth,
because I love that.
- Joan Armatrading

 

In America, you watch TV and think that's totally unreal,
then you step outside and it's just the same.
- Joan Armatrading

When I was younger I was obsessed with writing,
so even if I wanted to listen, I didn't have time.
- Joan Armatrading

One of them would definitely be the Nelson Mandela gig,
when I played the tribute song for him.
He was up and dancing, and he really enjoyed it.
It was a really lovely occasion.
- Joan Armatrading

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Inspiration doesn't really work like that -
you're not looking out for it.
Inspiration is something that tends to capture you
rather than you capture it.
- Joan Armatrading

I am constantly being told that I have been a big influence for many people,
including other musicians.
- Joan Armatrading

When you're on tour you definitely don't want lots of arguments.
It's very important that everybody gets on because
you're in close proximity a great deal of the time.
- Joan Armatrading

This band - because this is myself on electric and acoustic guitars -
we've done three tours together now and I really,
really like it which is why I did the DVD as well.
- Joan Armatrading

All your travelling is together, you eat together,
you're on stage as a band together, when you get to
the sound-check the band and the crew are all together.
- Joan Armatrading

Writing music is just something that I was born to do.
- Joan Armatrading

Right from day one, you know when you've written a good song.
- Joan Armatrading

My mother bought a piano, put it in the front room,
and I just started writing my songs.
- Joan Armatrading

So I've had lots of different bands over the years
who have stayed with me for certain tours.
- Joan Armatrading

Just an hour with you, and I understand why we had to meet.
- Joan Armatrading

Classical, Romantic, and Baroque music,
that's what I really like.
- Joan Armatrading

You don't have to be rich and famous.
You just have to be an ordinary person,
doing extraordinary things.
I'd like more people to know that it's there.
Women's achievements still aren't recognised enough in many areas.
- Joan Armatrading

So, the combination of looking at lots of different
people and how they react to each other and how they
relate to each other and waiting for that inspiration
is the thing that allows me to keep writing.
- Joan Armatrading

It's a very organic process, and it has a specific order to it.
I love to write, and once you've written,
then you arrange.
After the arrangement, you record it,
and then you tour it.
- Joan Armatrading

So if you're on tour for eight months,
a year...
or whatever it is you definitely don't want arguments
and I'm happy to say that I've always had a really
nice bunch of people around me all the time.
- Joan Armatrading

I've written what and when I want to.
It's been about expressing myself.
But with the degree, I had to learn to do everything in a very specific,
disciplined way.
I am very disciplined, but this demanded a totally
different kind of discipline.
A real challenge.
- Joan Armatrading

I found my sound early on.
Look at U2: they haven't changed their music for 20 years.
Anyway, many people come unstuck when they try to change
what they do and what they are known for.
- Joan Armatrading

That is one of the things about going on tour,
that I get to work with some really talented people
and it allows me to be able to listen to them as well -
and just have fun on stage.
- Joan Armatrading

Say NO to the demands of the world.
Say YES to the longings of your own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As the evening beckons with the promise of tomorrow...
may your gratitude rise up and with strength answer, "yes."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As you awaken,
may your dreams greet you by name,
and may you answer, "Yes!"
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Your informed, "no," to a particular service
allows another to offer their
gifted and unreserved, "yes."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A "No" uttered from deepest conviction
is better and greater than a "Yes" merely uttered to please,
or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Never allow a person to tell you NO
who doesn't have the power to say YES.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Today, I say yes to forgiving.
I commit to being for-giving love
and for-giving compassion in all areas of my life.
- Sheri Rosenthal

Ideas, yes.
Inspiration, yes.
Creativity, yes.
Planning, yes.
Perseverance, yes.
More perseverance, yes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Yes! it takes courage to act upon your dreams.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

One whispered yes becomes the wind song over an ocean of no's.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The big question is whether you are going to be able
to say a hearty yes to your adventure.
- Joseph Campbell

And yes, I loved.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Walk on road, hmmm?
Walk left side, safe. Walk right side, safe.
Walk middle, sooner or later get squish just like grape.
Here, karate, same thing.
Either you karate do "yes" or karate do "no."
You karate do "guess so," squish just like grape. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

I say "YES" to the opportunities life offers me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can live the life you love -
even in the face of the most challenging circumstances.
While sometimes it may appear that life throws more obstacles
in your path than you can handle,
you can always choose to be happy.
Yes, you are that powerful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Oh yes, the past can hurt.
But, you can either run from it or, learn from it.
- the movie The Lion King

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Make your "yes" mean yes,
and your "no" mean no.
- John Wooden

I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's YOUR time - it's YOUR life -
YOU get to choose how you use it. T
here is no way that your life is "supposed" to be.
Your parents had their vision for your life.
Your boss, your spouse, your church, your friends,
and even the family next door have their ideas
of how you should live your life.
What about YOUR vision for your life?
What do YOU want?
YES, it matters what you want.
YES you can have what you want.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. "Pooh?" he whispered.
"Yes, Piglet?"
"Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's hand.
"I just wanted to be sure of you."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

God creates out of nothing. Wonderful you say.
Yes, to be sure, but he does what is still more wonderful:
he makes saints out of sinners.
- Soren Kierkegaard

I imagine that yes is the only living thing.
- e. e. cummings

My dad taught me true words you have to use in every relationship.
Yes, baby.
- Star Jones

"Rabbit's clever," said Pooh thoughtfully.
"Yes," said Piglet, "Rabbit's clever."
"And he has Brain."
"Yes," said Piglet, "Rabbit has Brain."
There was a long silence.
"I suppose," said Pooh, "that that's why he never understands anything."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Give your time and efforts freely or not at all.
When you are tempted to say,
"Oh, if I have to, I'll skip my golf game
and watch my daughter play soccer," don't do it.
Either generate the heart-felt emotion
to make the free-will gift,
"I'd love to watch your game today, Sandy,"
or the honesty to decline the request gracefully.
Martyrdom doesn't create happiness
for any of the parties involved.
An honest, "No" is preferable to a coerced "Yes."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Yes, Mother.
I can see you are flawed.
You have not hidden it.
That is your greatest gift to me.
- Alice Walker

The Linux philosophy is 'Laugh in the face of danger'.
Oops.
Wrong One.
'Do it yourself'.
Yes, that's it.
- Linus Torvalds

Yes, we love peace, but we are not willing to take wounds for it,
as we are for war.
- John Andrew Holmes

Fear of the unknown is
the greatest fear of humankind,
and death the greatest unknown.
Acknowledging these doubts and the fears
is a powerful beginning.
It is liberating to say,
"Yes, I don't know, and yes, I am afraid."
Beyond that, the path to happiness
lies in living in the moment -
enjoying what you are doing today.
You don't need a reason to be happy,
just a choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Yes'm, old friends is always best, 'less you can catch
a new one that's fit to make an old one out of.
- Sarah Orne Jewett

Well yes, my son was bar mitzvahed last April,
after I made this film.
- Jami Gertz

Go not to the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes and no.
- J. R. R. Tolkien

What's become of "yes we can?" That's easy.
Finally people are starting to read the bills.
- Tom Korologos

Yes, some people say to me you're too skinny,
but never a skinny person says that to me,
only people who could lose a few pounds say that.
- Karl Lagerfeld

Yes I never go to the gym otherwise because I think
it's a waste of time and the most boring thing on earth.
- Izabella Scorupco

Freedom of love is freedom to say yes to many lovers.
- Brigitte Boisselier

Given a fair wind, we will negotiate our way into the Common Market,
head held high, not crawling in.
Negotiations? Yes.
Unconditional acceptance of whatever terms are offered us? No.
- Harold Wilson

People are dying who haven't had that opportunity to say yes to the Lord.
- Michael Scott

Ah!
yes, I know: those who see me rarely trust my word:
I must look too intelligent to keep it.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

We will move forward, we will move upward,
and yes, we will move onward.
- Dan Quayle

Yes, we have got to quit worrying about fighting each
other and trying to figure out a way to work together.
- John Breaux

Yes, I've kissed a lot of guys.
I like to kiss, but that's it.
I don't go home with anyone.
I sleep with my animals, like my baby monkey,
Brigitte Bardot.
- Paris Hilton

Yes, after some time spent last year on other commitments,
most of them speaking engagements, I am now about halfway
through a novel that I hope will come out in 1998.
- Robert MacNeil

Yes, I'm supposed to go back to New York to do Geraldo,
and we're going to be doing The Tonight Show.
- Bobby Sherman


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