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Barry McGuire Quotes and Sayings

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It was really fun.
Well, Bobby was just basically a folk singer.
He didn't play with any bands or anything,
like all the rest of us.
Just played his guitar and sang his songs.
- Barry McGuire

Hate your next-door neighbor, but don't forget to say grace.
- Barry McGuire

I did about a 100 concerts this year.
All over the United States.
We're cutting back next year to about 40.
We generate money for an organization called Mercy Corps.
- Barry McGuire

Marches alone won't bring integration when human respect is disintegratin'
- Barry McGuire

 

To have a songwriter that wrote so specifically what I felt to be true...
I've never been much of an actor either.
If something is real for me, then I can do it.
- Barry McGuire

You know, the music business is like the Lotto.
Just put your numbers down and sometimes they hit,
and sometimes they don't.
There's just no rhyme or reason.
- Barry McGuire

Ah, you may leave here, for four days in space,
but when you return, it's the same old place.
- Barry McGuire

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When I wrote "Green, Green," it was like a really a
statement of where I was at philosophically in my life.
- Barry McGuire

And a friend of mine in the Christys,
we used to sit up at night and talk and read and wonder if reincarnation,
and if it wasn't reality, what would happen to the
human spirit when the body dies? Is there an afterlife?
Just questions like that.
- Barry McGuire

But times changed, and I changed, and I didn't feel that way anymore.
The Beatles were happening.
I think that was probably the main thing.
The Beatles just changed the whole world of music.
- Barry McGuire

That's why I had to leave Hair on Broadway,
because I did it for about a year, and one night I was doing the show,
and I realized, well, this is not real.
I told the director.
He says, man, it was a killer show tonight.
- Barry McGuire

There was a report that used to come out back in those days,
I don't know if it was the Gavin Report or something like that.
And they said, no matter what McGuire comes out with next,
we're not gonna play it.
- Barry McGuire

If you listen to the left track on their album,
if you get The Best of the Mamas and Papas,
you listen to the left track, you can still hear a little bit of my voice.
My son discovered that once.
- Barry McGuire

And there was a real shedding of the old dogma,
like boundaries of morality were being broken down
and everybody was into the new party mode of just loving on each other.
Which destroyed thousands of us.
I lost 16 of my personal friends through that lifestyle.
- Barry McGuire

So gradually, and then I had an Italian roadster that I built,
it took me five years to build it, it was stolen from me and stripped.
I said, well maybe we should have another where we
shouldn't steal from each other.
- Barry McGuire

There's only one drummer.
We all travel to his beat.
Well, I couldn't sing his song.
Because for me, it wasn't a truthful statement.
Well, Linda sang it, and it was a monster for her.
- Barry McGuire

The big turning point, really, was the Beatles' influence on American folk music,
and then Roger took it to the next step,
and then along came the Lovin' Spoonful and everybody else.
- Barry McGuire

My buddies worked with me for weeks,
and I went up to take my test,
and started crying because I couldn't remember the words.
I can remember songs.
If you put it to a melody, I would have sung it to 'em in a minute.
- Barry McGuire

I know great songwriters.
Fred Neil would come up when he was in L.A.,
we all used to hang out.
He would sit there and sing, and we would just melt.
I mean, we would go to his recording sessions.
- Barry McGuire

I was very laced with drugs myself, but Fred seemed
to be even more so than me.
That might have had something to do with it.
That might have had something to do with nobody wanting to play my records,
too, I don't know.
- Barry McGuire

I remember we woke up one morning at Denny's house
and John Phillips called.
He said, you guys okay? We said, yeah,
what's wrong, what's going on? He said,
well, everybody's dead over at Sharon's house at Terry Melcher's place.
- Barry McGuire

Life is really simple,
but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius PHOTO

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves
to recognize how good things really are.
- Marianne Williamson PHOTO

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

Sometimes the things you really want
sneak in the back door.
Notice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Love me when I least deserve it,
because that's when I really need it.
- Swedish Proverb PHOTO

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true
were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
- Orville Wright

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience
in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

What you seem to be, be really.
- Benjamin Franklin

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it
as he who helps to perpetrate it.
He who accepts evil without protesting against it
is really cooperating with it.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We're constantly striving for success, fame and comfort
when all we really need to be happy
is someone or some thing to be enthusiastic about.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Every really new idea looks crazy at first.
- Alfred North Whitehead

I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything,
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

We act as though comfort and luxury
were the chief requirements of life,
when all that we need to make us really happy
is something to be enthusiastic about.
- Charles Kingsley

The really great secret - Happiness is free.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
- e. e. cummings

Forgiveness is really a gift to yourself -
have the compassion to forgive others,
and the courage to forgive yourself.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If we don't change, we don't grow.
If we don't grow, we aren't really living.
- Gail Sheehy

Take time to contemplate -
away from the opinions and influence of others -
what you really want
and what you believe to be important in your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

I think that somehow, we learn who we really are
and then live with that decision.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation,
because your character is what you really are,
while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
- John Wooden

We really have to understand the person we want to love.
If our love is only a will to possess, it is not love.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

Ordinary people seem not to realize
that those who really apply themselves
in the right way to philosophy
are directly and of their own accord
preparing themselves for dying and death.
- Socrates

The journey between what you once were
and who you are now becoming
is where the dance of Life really takes place.
- Barbara De Angelis

Love bravely, live bravely, be courageous,
there's really nothing to lose.
- Jewel

We can never get enough of what we don't really need.
- Matthew Kelly

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

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 thing always happens that you really believe in;
and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

How different our lives are when we
really know what is deeply important to us,
and keeping that picture in mind,
we manage ourselves each day
to be and to do what really matters most
- Stephen Covey

One of the secrets of life is that
all that is really worth the doing
is what we do for others.
- Lewis Carroll

The minority is always stronger than the majority,
because the minority is generally formed by those
who really have an opinion.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal
of plain living and high thinking
the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants.
Man's happiness really lies in contentment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It is what a man thinks of himself
that really determines his fate.
- Henry David Thoreau

In spite of everything, I still believe
that people are really good at heart.
I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation
consisting of confusion, misery and death.
- Anne Frank

The only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

The only questions that really matter are the ones you ask yourself.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had
because they didn't have the talent
or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
- Nelson Mandela

A friendship that can end never really began.
- Publilius Syrus

Love bravely, live bravely, be courageous;
there's really nothing to lose.
There's no wrong you can't make right again,
so be kinder to yourself;
have fun, take chances. There are no bounds.
- Jewel

We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant.
You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard
or just think it's going to get on by itself.
You've got to keep watering it.
You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
- John Lennon

To have a friendship with God,
all I really have to do is have
a friendship with my Self.
- Neale Donald Walsch

Maybe life isn't really as complicated
as we make it out to be.
Perhaps a simple child-like attitude would create
a less stressful and happier life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A man who doesn't trust himself
can never really trust anyone else.
- Cardinal De Retz

I hear many people talk about their longing for a balanced life.
What I think they are really expressing
is a desire for a life with less pressure.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If we like what we do, if we always do our best,
then we are really enjoying life.
We are having fun, we don't get bored,
we don't have frustrations.
- don Miguel Ruiz

In all our contacts, it is probably the sense
of being really needed and wanted
which gives us the greatest satisfaction
and creates the most lasting bond.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

We all have a social mask, right?
We put it on, we go out, put our
best foot forward, our best image.
But behind that social mask is a personal truth,
what we really, really believe
about who we are and what we're capable of.
- Phil McGraw

NO ONE is really different;
each of us is actually a member of the human race.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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