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Bob Livingston Quotes and Sayings

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The Vietnam War was happening, but Lubbock was...
They put a pinch on it.
- Bob Livingston

Education, for me, has helped me in my music.
- Bob Livingston

The Austin music scene is the reason why so many of them moved here.
- Bob Livingston

We didn't know about the rest of the world.
We just knew the pictures that we saw on TV,
and it was so different that we wanted to try to imitate that,
to a certain extent.
- Bob Livingston

 

I don't wanta do any Blues or any sad songs.
- Bob Livingston

I stepped back from being out front to playing bass.
So we started switching: I'd play bass on one song,
we'd switch on the next song; I'd play piano...
we'd play mandolin.
- Bob Livingston

I'd play with these Indian players, the tabla and sitar.
- Bob Livingston

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I wasn't really living anywhere...
I was just kinda hanging out.
I would live from week to week in places.
- Bob Livingston

Here I was, this good guy that played football;
I was gonna go play in college but I had a bad senior year.
But I played guitar in assemblies whenever I could.
- Bob Livingston

I had never, ever drunk beer in high school,
and by the time I got to Tech we were having these
parties out in the cotton fields and getting so drunk.
I was the champion beer drinker; suddenly I was pouring it down my throat...
Insane!
Insane!
- Bob Livingston

We'd play at the Ambassador's house for an invited
group of dignitaries from the government that might
have gone to school in America;
to the U.S.
Consulate that invites certain people that they're trying to target.
- Bob Livingston

I wanted to see exotic Vietnam, the jewel of Southeast Asia.
I, uh, I wanted to meet interesting
and stimulating people of an ancient culture,
and kill them.
- the movie Full Metal Jacket

I do not believe that the men who served in uniform
in Vietnam have been given the credit they deserve.
It was a difficult war against an unorthodox enemy.
- William Westmoreland

Because our homeland and very survival are once more at stake,
the American people can't afford to treat this new
war against terrorism like they did Vietnam.
- David Hackworth

He's a novice, but he's had these - he's experienced
in leadership in tight circumstances.
He started - he dropped the first bomb,
led the first air strike into North Vietnam.
- James Stockdale

I was too young for Korea and too old for Vietnam.
- Stephen Ambrose

The crusades of Vietnam and Watergate seemed like a good idea at the time,
even a noble one, not only to the press but perhaps
to a majority of Americans.
- Howard Fineman

Our numbers have increased in Vietnam because the aggression
of others has increased in Vietnam.
There is not, and there will not be,
a mindless escalation.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

I went to Kent State basically to avoid going to Vietnam,
I had no idea what I was doing in the world.
I was lost, and trying not to get into a fight every day.
- Mark Mothersbaugh

As the senior commander in Vietnam, I was aware of
the potency of public opinion -
and I worried about it.
- William Westmoreland

It seems to me the American people never really forgave
the Democrats for being right about Vietnam.
- Paul Begala

I wrote a novel about the combat experiences I didn't have in Vietnam.
- Tracy Kidder

I was proud of the youths who opposed the war in Vietnam
because they were my babies.
- Benjamin Spock

I have been to several wars to draw.
I went to Vietnam.
And made drawings in Vietnam during that period of the war there,
and found that to be a very very sad situation.
- Gerald Scarfe

These men were wrongfully rejected, the veterans.
The fighting man should never have been blamed for Vietnam.
- Neil Sheehan

When the soldiers came home from Vietnam,
there were no parades, no celebrations.
So they built the Vietnam Memorial for themselves.
- William Westmoreland

I could have ended the war in a month.
I could have made North Vietnam look like a mud puddle.
- Barry Goldwater

This is the voice of Vietnam Broadcasting from Hanoi,
capitol of the Democratic republic of Vietnam.
- Hanoi Hannah

As Bill Clinton said so eloquently at the convention,
during Vietnam there was a chance to serve;
there was a chance not to serve.
- Mark Shields

We now have the opportunity of giving to the USSR its Vietnam war.
- Zbigniew Brzezinski

Had there been a reporter along with Lieutenant Calley
when he massacred those people in Vietnam,
I think that probably wouldn't have happened.
- Bob Schieffer

Everybody respects the Vietnam Veterans of America.
- R. Lee Ermey

When I was a boy we didn't wake up with Vietnam and
have Cyprus for lunch and the Congo for dinner.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

I remember serving in Vietnam in that war,
and many of us at the major Lieutenant Colonel,
colonel level were frustrated that no one in the U.S.
wanted to debate it that way.
- William Odom

Millions also perished in the Chinese camps,
and there have been terrible genocides in Cambodia and Vietnam.
- Jean-Marie Le Pen

Television brought the brutality of war into the comfort of the living room.
Vietnam was lost in the living rooms of America -
not on the battlefields of Vietnam.
- Marshall McLuhan

When I took command in Vietnam, I gave great emphasis
to food and medical care -
and to the mail.
- William Westmoreland

The war in Vietnam I thought a dreadful mistake.
- Stephen Ambrose

South Vietnam faces total defeat, and soon.
- William Colby

I had a lot of fun in Cambodia, much more so in Cambodia than Vietnam.
- Ed Bradley

Back then when Chomsky and Herman wrote,
the left, myself among them, all knew that something
terrible was happening in Vietnam,
though most now claim to remember otherwise.
- James Donald

To win in Vietnam, we will have to exterminate a nation.
- Benjamin Spock

The American invasion did not succeed in Vietnam,
and will never succeed in Iraq.
- Mohammed Aldouri

Certainly the Australians were buried in Korea.
But I think that from Vietnam on, all the killed were
brought home to America or to Australia,
in our case.
- Peter Scott

I got my head bashed in at a demonstration against the Vietnam War.
Police were losing control because they were up against
a world they really didn't understand.
- Terry Gilliam

I would not trade you a billion dollars for the kids
I led to combat in Vietnam or in fact any of the Marines
that I served with for a quarter of a century.
- Oliver North

I learned a lot from Vietnam veterans,
especially as some of them turned against their own war.
- Robert Jay Lifton

Vietnam is often called our only uncensored war,
but that only means that the government wasn't vetting the pictures and words.
- Bruce Jackson

But despite their heroic acts, the Vietnam Veterans
of America continued to struggle to establish a combat
badge in honor of these brave pilots and medics.
- Tim Holden

I remember being a kid and the Vietnam War was huge
and looking at Watergate.
- David Cross

We should declare war on North Vietnam.
We could pave the whole country and put parking strips on it,
and still be home by Christmas.
- Ronald Reagan

Because the GIs were sent massively to South Vietnam,
maybe it's a good idea to have a broadcast for them.
- Hanoi Hannah

Some people think my father was a spy,
because of working for that government agency in Vietnam,
but he can't find his car keys, much less keep a national secret.
- Lauren Graham

I was not able to stop or slow down the Vietnam War.
- Mike Mansfield

My mind-set is Munich.
Most of my generation's is Vietnam.
- Madeleine Albright

Senator Albert Gore Sr. was one of the first outspoken critics of the Vietnam War.
- Peter Jennings

Hollywood never knew there was a Vietnam War until they made the movie.
- Jerry Stiller

Fonda was neither wrong nor unconscionable in what
she said and did in North Vietnam.
- Tom Hayden

I was so opposed to the war in Vietnam that I initially
refused President Nixon's urgings for me to go there.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

The brave men who died in Vietnam, more than 100% of which were black,
were the ultimate sacrifice.
- Marion Berry

All the wrong people remember Vietnam.
I think all the people who remember it should forget it,
and all the people who forgot it should remember it.
- Michael Herr

During the Fifties, political and military activities
in Vietnam were heavily influenced by the French,
who as recent colonial masters, made all-important decisions.
- Nguyen Cao Ky

I remember the day I found out my draft status.
I was really floored and kind of staggered around in a daze.
It just hadn't occurred to me that I could end up in Vietnam.
- Parker Stevenson

George W. had a plan.
He arranged to join the Air National Guard in Texas,
which meant he would not be sent to Vietnam.
- Peter Jennings

I wasn't for Vietnam.
When I told that to the hippie newspaper,
all my people got nervous.
- Loretta Lynn

Vietnam was the first war ever fought without any censorship.
Without censorship, things can get terribly confused in the public mind.
- William Westmoreland

After the 1954 Geneva international conference,
Vietnam was divided into two parts.
On paper, North and South Vietnam were twin countries born at the same moment.
- Nguyen Cao Ky

I'm not a pacifist.
I was very much for the war against Hitler and I also
supported the intervention in Korea,
but in this war we went in there to steal Vietnam.
- Benjamin Spock

John Kerry's service did not end in Vietnam.
It began there.
- Max Cleland

What are we blaming? Is this Vietnam? We made a movie,
it didn't make much money.
I'm gonna be really happy if somebody watches it in
10 years' time and really enjoys it.
- Kevin Costner

My film is not a movie; it's not about Vietnam.
It is Vietnam.
- Francis Ford Coppola


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