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Alex Chilton Quotes and Sayings

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I guess that my life has been a series of flukes in the record business.
The first thing I ever did was the biggest record that I'll ever have.
- Alex Chilton

Sometimes I'll come up with a lick that I really love,
and I'll try to put the right words to it for years.
Suddenly something comes to me that works just right.
- Alex Chilton

It's been like a bad dream I never woke from.
- Alex Chilton

If you're writing anything decent, it's in you,
it's your spirit coming out.
If it's not an expression of how a person genuinely feels,
then it's not a good song done with any conviction.
- Alex Chilton

 

Drugs were pretty easy to quit taking.
I was never addicted to anything to begin with.
But then, liquor - I had to wait about another six
years before I finally got around to quitting that.
I'm sure glad I did.
- Alex Chilton

I never thought of myself as being a good songwriter.
There are a ton of other people that are good songwriters,
but I don't think I'm in the club.
What I do well is perform, sometimes sing pretty good,
and accompany myself well and arrange fairly well.
- Alex Chilton

I spent a few years here in Memphis,
in the late '70s and early '80s,
where I was studying a lot of country blues players and their styles.
So it seems like every record I'll do,
I will appropriate these blues styles that I remember.
- Alex Chilton

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The more alone I am, the more focused I can get.
I've written things with people, some of which I liked
and others I think are total travesties.
Collaborating is trying to make a piece of music and
get someone else to come up with the ideas.
What's the fun of that?
- Alex Chilton

I'm becoming more and more myself with time.
I guess that's what grace is.
The refinement of your soul through time.
- Jewel

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

Meddling:
Everything that happens in the world, or doesn't happen,
is NOT my responsibility.
There are more than enough things that are my responsibility.
I am responsible for my thoughts, my beliefs, and my actions -
and that is enough.
It does not serve me to mind anyone else's business.
I can only make myself unhappy by trying to second guess
what anyone else thinks or does.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I guess the real reason that my wife and I had children
is the same reason that Napoleon had for invading Russia:
it seemed like a good idea at the time.
- Bill Cosby

Anthropology demands the open-mindedness
with which one must look and listen,
record in astonishment
and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess.
- Margaret Mead

I don't like formal gardens.
I like wild nature.
It's just the wilderness instinct in me,
I guess.
- Walt Disney

From the way most people live,
one would never guess that humans are beings of free will.
Repetition can be a choice, but often it isn't.
The athlete or pianist who practices the same routine
day after day, year after year, has their eye on a goal.
The unending repetition is a conscious choice
in the pursuit of a life dream.
But what about the sameness of most lives?
Observe the morning commute, the after-work drink,
the Sunday football game or religious service -
how many of those people are consciously following their dream,
training their mind, body, and spirit through that daily repetition?
And how many are mindlessly slogging through each day
out of habit and boredom?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am not quite sure where home is right now.
I do have places in London and Milan,
and a house in Spain.
I guess I would say home is where my mother is,
and she lives in Spain.
- Sarah Brightman

Poetry is the opening and closing of a door,
leaving those who look through to guess about what
is seen during the moment.
- Carl Sandburg

Still, things could be a lot worse.
Oh, that's right... I'm falling to my death. Guess they can't.
- the movie Megamind (2010)

I guess I was a mom so late in life,
my daughter was the greatest thing since sliced bread.
- Candice Bergen

If you don't design your own life plan,
chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan.
And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
- Jim Rohn

An economist's guess is liable to be as good as anybody else's.
- Will Rogers

Every spirit makes its house,
and we can give a shrewd guess
from the house to the inhabitant.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I guess all songs is folk songs.
I never heard no horse sing 'em.
- Big Bill Broonzy

I would guess that any criticism about Wal-Mart could
have some element of truth with 1,500,000 people.
- Lee Scott

It kills you to see them grow up.
But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn't.
- Barbara Kingsolver

I guess I'm way too kind and generous,
and a saint - if you can believe that!
- R. L. Stine

I was probably just trying to be Dennis Miller,
but without the vocabulary to actually be Dennis Miller.
I guess I was just less interesting than I am now,
if I am interesting at all.
- Todd Barry

My life off the court has changed.
I'm feeling good inside, so I guess it shows on the outside too.
- Mary Pierce

I guess I watch more MTV than you do.
I'm a junkie for it.
- Sebastian Bach

I don't know, examination I guess.
And then they put the jump suit back on me again.
I went through the compound - I remember somebody shouting,
Jim don't let them break you.
- Jim Bakker

Everything you need for better future and success has already been written.
And guess what? All you have to do is go to the library.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

It's always hard to predict what's coming up next.
My main guess is that content creators will increasingly
start using BitTorrent to distribute their own work directly.
- Bram Cohen

Hollywood is sexist and age-ist, and that covers all the bases,
I guess.
- Kyra Sedgwick

Sure, I have a lot of friends that are actors.
Just because I guess I run into a lot of actors in my work.
- Beau Bridges

Today, I guess I give a lot more thought to the roles before I sign them.
- Natasha Henstridge

The so-called feminist writers were disgusted with me.
I did my thing, and so I guess by feminist standards I'm a feminist.
That suits me fine.
- Chrissie Hynde

I guess I still feel that I'm a comedian;
if I had to pick one thing that I feel like I could do,
it would be that.
That doesn't mean that I like it, but I feel that's what I am.
- Larry David

I guess the two things I was most interested in were
telescopes and steam engines.
My father was an engineer on a threshing rig steam
engine and I loved the machinery.
- Clyde Tombaugh

And I tried it and I felt, I guess I must have been
pulled in by the red light of television and now I've been on TV since 1992.
- Star Jones

I guess my enthusiasm kind of rubs off on people.
- Margaret Murray

There is a healthy fraternal rivalry,
but nothing serious and we both have been looking for
a project to do together.
I guess he may direct me in a project some day.
- Mackenzie Astin

I guess darkness serves a purpose: to show us that
there is redemption through chaos.
I believe in that.
I think that's the basis of Greek mythology.
- Brendan Fraser

Now, I guess, people want stars.
People are trying to invent stars.
- Oscar Robertson

I still love making hamburgers on the grill.
I guess whenever I eat them childhood memories come up for me.
- Bobby Flay

As you know, Microsoft eventually kind of grabbed the
gold ring out of Apple's hands,
I guess.
- Andy Hertzfeld

Hindsight is wonderful.
It's always very easy to second guess after the fact.
- Helen Reddy

I guess when I first started speaking with an American accent,
there's a tendency to create a caricature of the accent
because you just exaggerate the pieces that stand out to you.
- Radha Mitchell

I was built for the long run, not for the short dash,
I guess.
- William Shatner

It just proves that I've been here for a long time and,
I guess, have done the right things over the years.
- Cobi Jones

You can't second-guess your audience.
You can only do what you think is right.
If you do that, your audience will appreciate you.
- Lyle Lovett

You mustn't take what I say as gospel because no one
can second-guess the future.
- James Lovelock

I guess I look like a rock quarry that someone has dynamited.
- Charles Bronson

I guess I've always lived the glamorous life of a star.
It 's nothing new - I used to spend down to the last dime.
- Freddie Mercury

So I guess I had, I think they tell me I had,
about three years total of piano lessons,
off and on.
- Warren Zevon

We made one film called Thy Neighbor's Wife in which
I got flogged at the public whipping post for adultery.
I did my best acting in that film, I guess.
- Cleo Moore

I turned everybody on so, psychologically,
I guess I was pushing the boundaries creativity.
- Jim Capaldi

With a modem, anyone can follow the world and report
on the world-no middle man,
no big brother.
I guess this changes everything.
- Matt Drudge

I guess the definition of a lunatic is a man surrounded by them.
- Ezra Pound

I don't know if anybody can second-guess what they will do on Capitol Hill.
- Montel Williams

I can pay my rent now.
I guess I could always do that, but now I can get an apartment with heat.
- Kevin Eubanks

We don't need refs, but I guess white guys need something to do.
- Charles Barkley

So, I guess the answer to your question is very few
people can bring off a novel of the future because
it's just so damn hard to make it look like the future.
- Jerry Pournelle

I guess I started too early because I just thought
it was something fun to do.
- Arthur Ashe

I wear my shadows where they're harder to see,
but they follow me everywhere.
I guess that should tell me I'm travelling toward light.
- Bruce Cockburn

I didn't ask to be a hero, but I guess I have become
one in the Christian community.
So I accept it.
But if I'm wrong about this, I guess I'll become a bum.
- Hal Lindsey

I don't want to be a star.
If you have to label me anything, I'm an actor -
I guess.
A journeyman actor.
I think 'star' is what you call actors who can't act.
- Paul Muni

I guess professionally it began when Hal Hartley used
some music of mine in his film The Unbelievable Truth.
- Jim Coleman

Well, I guess my unease with that is...
I'm always a little uneasy with that phrase -
smooth jazz,
as opposed to what?
- David Sanborn

People fear death even more than pain.
It's strange that they fear death.
Life hurts a lot more than death.
At the point of death, the pain is over.
Yeah, I guess it is a friend.
- Jim Morrison

I guess I'm growing up in the film world.
- Devon Sawa

I usually write when I'm in a great place.
When I'm depressed, I don't usually write.
So I take all of when I'm depressed and throw it into when I'm feeling good.
Weird, I guess.
- Del Shannon


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