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Beth Gibbons Quotes and Sayings

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I am a very sensitive person, very impulsive and emotional.
- Beth Gibbons

Most of the lyrics are over a year old,
and it doesn't feel like it's about me.
Time created a distance.
- Beth Gibbons

I still don't like doing interviews.
I hardly do any...
I hope this will be the last one for a long while.
- Beth Gibbons

I think that after a year of Portishead I've become a little more sober.
- Beth Gibbons

 

I've just put my heart and soul in a song and need
at least a week to recover.
- Beth Gibbons

Let's get one thing straight: there's no such thing as the Bristol sound.
- Beth Gibbons

There's not only emotion in the way you sing but also in what you sing.
That way I can compensate it.
- Beth Gibbons

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I've had a wordless phase, and that's still not entirely over:
what I sing is not always literally meant that way,
and you can hear that in the way it is sung.
- Beth Gibbons

You feel the music needs something but you don't know what.
So you start searching, fitting, measuring,
trying.
Every time you try another angle.
And sometimes that's frustrating, especially if you
don't come up with something for three days.
- Beth Gibbons

I thought I had a clear picture of death,
but now I know it's a mystery and it will always be a mystery,
although it is something we all have in common:
everybody knows that life ends with death.
- Beth Gibbons

We're thinking about printing the lyrics with the next
record so that people can find their own meaning in them.
But then they would start having a life of their own,
and I think the Portishead music should stay a whole
in which the lyrics come second,
actually.
- Beth Gibbons

The music comes first.
When Geoff has made something the inspiration comes automatically.
His music is very expressive.
But still is is a very difficult process:
I have to add something to his music,
not push it away.
It has to be equal, and I find that very difficult.
- Beth Gibbons

I try to imagine how we would live if we didn't know we were going to die.
Would we live our lives differently? Less careful,
maybe? Less scared? These are beautiful things to think
about and build a song around.
- Beth Gibbons

I was thinking that I might fly today.
Just to disprove all the things you say...
please be careful with me, I'm sensitive,
and I'd like to stay that way.
- Jewel

The economy is a very sensitive organism.
- Hjalmar Schacht

It is usually the imagination that is wounded first,
rather than the heart; it being much more sensitive.
- Henry David Thoreau

People that are really very weird can get into sensitive
positions and have a tremendous impact on history.
- Dan Quayle

I do think that's so much a part of what being a director is -
in working with actors -
to really try and be sensitive to what each actor needs
to get to where he wants to be.
- Bill Condon

My biggest weakness is my sensitivity.
I am too sensitive a person.
- Mike Tyson

I am a sensitive writer, actor and director.
Talking business disgusts me.
If you want to talk business, call my disgusting personal manager.
- Sylvester Stallone

It's a sad commentary when I have to say that sometimes
in our country we are real sensitive to race.
- Oscar Robertson

Men are just as sensitive, and in some ways more sensitive,
than women are.
- Barbara de Angelis

One of the very basic ideas of Post-Modernism is rejection
of arbitrary power structures.
Different people are sensitive to different kinds of power structures.
- Larry Wall

I'm an expert at kissing girls necks,
they love it.
Girls say I'm quite sensitive, but I'm hyperactive too.
- Lee Ryan

I think of myself as an intelligent,
sensitive human being with the soul of a clown which
always forces me to blow it at the most important moments.
- Jim Morrison

This result is due to a phenomenon of interference
which occurs within the sensitive layer.
- Gabriel Lippmann

When I was a young man, I was overly sensitive to things,
and I found it difficult to eat when I was nervous.
- Robert Barnes

Indians have a big problem with alcohol and drugs.
I grew up with an admiration for their culture and
was sensitive to their problems.
- Kirstie Alley

I was being an artist, being sensitive and technical as artists are.
I'm sure Leonardo Da Vinci did that.
Artists don't always feel the same as others feel about their work.
- Roy Ayers

Poets, we know, are terribly sensitive people,
and in my observation one of the things they are most
sensitive about is money.
- Robert Penn Warren

The issue of human rights is one of the most fundamental
human issues and also one of the most sensitive and controversial.
- Ali Hoseini-Khamenei

Humans have evolved to be exquisitely sensitive to changes in status.
- Keith Henson

The technology used to detect if vehicles are carrying
radioactive material is so sensitive it can tell if
a person recently received radiation as part of a medical procedure.
- Timothy Murphy

His heart was like a sensitive plant,
that opens for a moment in the sunshine,
but curls up and shrinks into itself at the slightest touch of the finger,
or the lightest breath of wind.
- Anne Bronte

Science rests on reason and experiment,
and can meet an opponent with calmness;
but a belief is always sensitive.
- James Anthony Froude

The committee's finding that China stole sensitive technology from U.S.
weapons research labs is alarming.
- Charles Foster Bass

The voice will guide you-will tell you what to do.
In order to do that, you must be quite sensitive with
the instrument and accept this daily conversation with your voice.
- Cecilia Bartoli

I don't think that you have to be effeminate to be sensitive.
- Little Richard

Beware of men who cry.
It's true that men who cry are sensitive to and in touch with feelings,
but the only feelings they tend to be sensitive to
and in touch with are their own.
- Nora Ephron

We cannot be more sensitive to pleasure without being more sensitive to pain.
- Alan Watts

People who are much too sensitive to demand of cripples
that they run races ask of the poor that they get up
and act just like everyone else in the society.
- Michael Harrington

It's much easier to make jokes about sensitive issues
if there is some dissent,
some conflict.
- Mo Rocca

A light, tender, sensitive touch is worth a ton of brawn.
- Peter Thomson

The sensitive artist knows that a bitter wind is blowing.
- Herbert Read

You go through spells where you feel that maybe you're
too sensitive for this world.
I certainly felt that.
- Winona Ryder

Neither of my parents has been very sensitive about my writing.
- Robert Morgan

Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development,
invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
- Edgar Allan Poe

First, the security and privacy of sensitive taxpayer
information is absolutely essential.
- Jim Ramstad

Composing a piece of music is very feminine.
It is sensitive, emotional, contemplative.
By comparison, doing housework is positively masculine.
- Barbara Kolb

I am sensitive to the value of faith and religion and
spirituality in people's lives because I'm a journalist.
- Peter Jennings

You have to protect yourself, your body,
your being.
You cannot treat it badly; you have to keep it,
make as sensitive as possible.
- Klaus Kinski

I'm a sensitive guy.
If you are a woman and you're in any kind of emotional
duress and you write a song about it,
I'll buy you album.
- Matthew Perry

When you're young, you just go banging about,
but you're more sensitive as you grow older.
- Deborah Kerr

Most cynics are really crushed romantics:
they've been hurt,
they're sensitive, and their cynicism is a shell that's protecting this tiny,
dear part in them that's still alive.
- Jeff Bridges

I think Elvis loved his fans - I think that's why they
loved him and still love him.
Fans are very conscious and sensitive to the fact that performers love them.
- Minnie Pearl

I see myself as an intelligent, sensitive human,
with the soul of a clown which forces me to blow it
at the most important moments.
- Jim Morrison

If you play acoustic guitar you're the depressed,
sensitive guy.
- Elliott Smith

Sensitive, responsive, eagerly welcomed everywhere,
the drama, holding the mirror up to nature,
by laughter and by tears reveals to mankind the world of men.
- George P. Baker

I love men.
They are intelligent and sensitive, but there's also
that hard-edged arrogant side,
which is just so attractive.
- Rachel Hunter

A talent somewhat above mediocrity, shrewd and not too sensitive,
is more likely to rise in the world than genius.
- Charles Horton Cooley

Why did the Clinton Administration continue to liberalize
export controls on sensitive technologies even after
it learned that China had stolen designs?
- Charles Foster Bass

The President should spend his time going after the
terrorists rather than sharing sensitive counter terrorism
information with countries that sponsor terrorism.
- Frank Lautenberg

When I began my search for the perfect skin care to fight the aging process,
I noticed that my sensitive skin was reacting horribly to any product I used.
- Connie Sellecca

It was being young and sensitive and an actor.
There was a lot of pressure, everything was a hurdle.
- Matt Dillon

Marlon was so sensitive, you thought the poor guy just had a bad education.
- Uta Hagen

One of Alaska's strengths is our pioneer role in environmentally sensitive development.
- Frank Murkowski

Tell me I'm clever, Tell me I'm kind,
Tell me I'm talented, Tell me I'm cute,
Tell me I'm sensitive, Graceful and wise,
Tell me I'm perfect - But tell me the truth.
- Shel Silverstein

Nearness to nature...
keeps the spirit sensitive to impressions not commonly
felt and in touch with the unseen powers.
- Charles Alexander Eastman

Perhaps more than any other, the food industry is very
sensitive to consumer demand.
- Michael Pollan

I knew Rita Hayworth only enough to know that she was just a tender,
sensitive, beautiful human being.
A lovely person.
Very gentle.
She would never stand up for her rights.
- Kim Novak

A very receptive state of mind...
not unlike a sheet of film itself - seemingly inert,
yet so sensitive that a fraction of a second's exposure conceives a life in it.
- Minor White


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