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Barry Mann Quotes and Sayings

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If I waited for inspiration every time I sat down to
write a song I probably would be a plumber today.
- Barry Mann

I also used to work in the Catskill Mountains as a bus boy,
and I performed in talent shows.
- Barry Mann

A guitar riff played on a piano doesn't come close
to the purity of it being played on a guitar but I
faked it enough to get by.
- Barry Mann

I know at the beginning of our careers,
my wife and I were gut wrenchingly competitive.
- Barry Mann

 

Probably most successful songwriters have an innate songwriting ability.
- Barry Mann

You have certain writing tools but generally creating
something from nothing makes one quite mad and Cynthia
and I are quite mad you know.
- Barry Mann

I get a different kind of lyric from someone else that
might make me go in a different musical direction.
- Barry Mann

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If we didn't get the record, we didn't exist.
- Barry Mann

One other thing, if it's possible, as songwriters,
you should also develop yourself as record producers.
- Barry Mann

It's very hard to teach someone how to write a song
if to begin with there's no creative crop to harvest.
- Barry Mann

You can get stale writing with each other for a while.
- Barry Mann

You've got to really be able to accept the rejection.
- Barry Mann

I quit college.
I was studying architecture for about a year.
- Barry Mann

We became the songs we wrote.
- Barry Mann

If we were the team that won out, then life was good
and we felt that we were worth something.
- Barry Mann

I think if one wants to be in a continual state of
insanity one should stay married to that writing partner.
- Barry Mann

You're going to have more rejection than acceptance.
- Barry Mann

Cynthia's lyrics always expressed the feelings people
felt but they couldn't express themselves.
- Barry Mann

We've written something like 900 songs in all.
- Barry Mann

It's very important, at least for me and for Cynthia,
to get outside input.
- Barry Mann

I've written songs sober and I've written songs high.
- Barry Mann

The real danger of writing a great song when you're
on something is that it might get you thinking that
the only way to repeat that is by only writing when you're high.
- Barry Mann

I think that most writers who wait until they're inspired
to write are just waiting for the fear to subside.
- Barry Mann

We lived, ate, and breathed pop songs.
- Barry Mann

You have to be very brave in that first writing session.
- Barry Mann

It's amazing how a competitive nature can turn a negative into something positive.
- Barry Mann

There's so much fear involved in trying to do something
you don't know how to do that drugs and alcohol can
become a big part of your life if you have an addictive
personality or are very unsure,
which most songwriters are.
- Barry Mann

I looked through our catalog year by year,
and I saw that there were pockets of time when we wrote some terrific songs.
Then all of a sudden, we'd go for another two or three
months and there weren't great songs.
- Barry Mann

Destiny is not a matter of chance,
It is a matter of choice.
It is not something to be waited for,
But rather something to be achieved.
- William Jennings Bryan

I waited with a beeper for a year and 10 months to get that gift.
- Shelley Fabares

Being a teen idol is what I've waited for my whole life.
- Sarah Michelle Gellar

The good fighters of old first put themselves beyond
the possibility of defeat,
and then waited for an opportunity of defeating the enemy.
- Sun Tzu

On one hand, it seems like I've waited a long time for this.
- Karrie Webb

I think that I could have been take apart if the bear market continued,
but I waited three years before I felt the bear market
was over and I was right.
- Jim Cramer

Every successful person I have heard of has done the
best he could with the conditions as he found them,
and not waited until next year for better.
- Edgar Watson Howe

I knew if I waited long enough, the Republican Party would rock.
- Michael Reagan

I made some salt and pepper shakers a while back and
waited three years for them to come.
- Marc Newson

There are a lot of people who waited a lot of years to become citizens.
These people just walked across the border.
- Alvin Williams

Well, I've always just - I've never really gone out looking for work.
I always waited for it to sort of hit me on the head.
- Frank Gehry

There's nothing undignified about lying about all day
and being waited on by servants,
sipping bloody champagne.
- Jeffrey Bernard

It's intoxicating for a man to be waited on.
Combine this with very, very skillful sex,
and that will get them.
- Doris Lilly

If I waited till I felt like writing,
I'd never write at all.
- Anne Tyler

If you wait until those weapons pose a direct,
clear, present danger to the United States,
you've probably waited too long.
- John Sununu

The time I had waited probably made the difference
between success and failure.
- Anna Neagle

I waited and worked, and watched the inferior exalted for nearly thirty years;
and when recognition came at last,
it was too late to alter events, or to make a difference in living.
- Ellen Glasgow

Life is made up of a series of judgments on insufficient data,
and if we waited to run down all our doubts,
it would flow past us.
- Learned Hand

It's a terrible thing to have to tell your fans,
who have waited like Detroit's have,
that their team won't win it this year.
But it's better than lying to them.
- Sparky Anderson

Destiny is no matter of chance.
It is a matter of choice.
It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.
- William Jennings Bryan

A man would do nothing if he waited until he could
do it so well that no one could find fault.
- John Henry Newman

Count no day lost in which you waited your turn,
took only your share and sought advantage over no one.
- Robert Brault

Nothing would be done at all if one waited until one
could do it so well that no one could find fault with it.
- John Henry Newman

I have, before now, waited for a pen to perform a macro.
- Terry Prachett

His passion has aroused the best and the beast in man.
And the beast waited for him in the kitchen.
- Theodore White

It seems extraordinary to have waited so long into
one's life to have found the part that actually uses your basic rhythm.
And I think that's always sort of what actors connect up with -
their own sort of world.
- Susan Sullivan

Last, in restaurants you spend a lot of time dealing
with people who are very unhappy.
Soup has been spilled on their laps,
they've waited 10 minutes to get their check so they can leave,
and you learn how to listen, I think,
in a much more proactive way than government does.
- John Hickenlooper

Working-class Americans have waited too long,
close to a decade in fact, for an increase in the minimum wage.
This has been the second longest period without a pay
raise since the Federal minimum wage law was first enacted in 1938.
- Bill Pascrell

It was a bright, clear afternoon in the late fall that
pretty Miss Cable drove up in her trap and waited at
the curb for her father to come forth from his office
in one of Chicago's tallest buildings.
- George Barr McCutcheon

I used to think like Moses.
That knocked me down for a couple years and put me in prison.
Then I start thinking like Job.
Job waited and became the wealthiest and richest man
ever 'cause he believed in God.
- James Brown

There are always some doubts when you do a new album though.
You wonder whether you succeeded or not,
especially when you waited as long as I did for this one -
seven years.
You're never really sure if it will be a nice record or not.
- Eberhard Weber

So I did that for a long time in my career,
and I waited for parts to play myself just physically down a little bit.
But I do feel like I'm at a place in my career now
where I don't necessarily fret about that too much anymore.
- Charlize Theron

We waited until we perfected the dog food,
and then we worked on the cat food.
Even though it's not going through the roof the way the dog food is,
I think it will catch on eventually.
- Dick Van Patten

I suppose that if I could have quit,
I would have,
because in those days I never wanted to be an actress,
the acting was something to do while I waited for a
chance to study writing and directing.
But I guess I was just meant to be an actress.
Because, here I am.
- Judy Holliday

The man in gray decided to take the Glen Suite of diamonds at midnight.
Provided they were still in the apartment safe and the occupants away.
This he needed to know.
So he watched and he waited.
At half past seven he was rewarded.
- Frederick Forsyth

I would have been happy to have waited till I was in my mid-
to late-30s before I got married,
but you don't choose when these things happen,
and when they do, there's no doubt in your mind.
- Natalie Imbruglia

Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.
- Anonymous

The path to love ... is our spiritual destiny.
- Deepak Chopra

No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny
without leaving some mark on it forever.
- Francois Muriac

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know:
the only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

The high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule.
- Albert Einstein

While it is natural to feel some degree of
need for the approval of others, be careful.
If you find yourself unwilling to
take actions that others disapprove of,
you have lost control of your own life
and have given your destiny to others.
An excessive need-for-approval
is a sign of low self-esteem,
and in severe cases, a condition termed co-dependency.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man.
And man can be as big as he wants.
No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.
- John F. Kennedy


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