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Bootsy Collins Quotes and Sayings

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Catfish is not playing guitar no more,
he's doing like a home-front thing.
He had been in the business around ten years before I got in it,
so I guess he's had enough of it.
- Bootsy Collins

Well actually, we are working on the live album from the shows in Japan.
I'm trying to get that finished.
- Bootsy Collins

A roast is like a get-together where people come down
and talk about you and dog you out,
the way you came up, the knucklehead things that you did,
stuff like that.
- Bootsy Collins

You have to get up and plant the seed and see if it grows,
but you can't just wait around, you have to water it and take care of it.
- Bootsy Collins

 

I wanna keep creating those situations for myself so
I don't have to be out front all the time.
Then when I do have to be out front,
I can do it to the max.
- Bootsy Collins

We were brash young fellows'.
I was always hanging with the older crowd anyway.
The musicians were the Hip Cats, and I was hanging with them anyway.
I Just started out real early.
- Bootsy Collins

I've thought maybe of getting younger artists out doing stuff,
like I used to do a lot of.
I don't wanna do it day in and day out like I used to,
but I still wanna do it.
- Bootsy Collins

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We are all human and I want to relate that message to all people.
- Bootsy Collins

Usually when I'm out doing stuff, I'm just out in the wild,
doing the wild thing.
I don't really get a chance to just chill out until I come here,
in my creative space.
- Bootsy Collins

But by us doing a lot on the road, we were able to
afford things like videos on the tours,
cartoons that we'd open up the shows with.
We were doing that way back when and now it's the hippest thing to do.
We're just coming back around, I guess trying to play catch-up.
- Bootsy Collins

I guess some of today's programming has rubbed off
on me because I find myself having to set time around for touring,
putting that together and then setting time around for recording.
- Bootsy Collins

But I'm always trying to plan ahead too and in doing so,
and in working on this album, I've met a lot people
that I hope to be involved with,
on their records and in their situations.
- Bootsy Collins

When I was coming up, we weren't trying to get a hit or get paid,
we were just trying to do our thing.
The only thing we were really trying to do was to be
recognized for our originality.
- Bootsy Collins

When we got with George, he didn't care what was happening.
He liked how crazy we were looking and dressing.
I kinda liked being with George more so at the time,
because George let us do what we wanted to do.
But I needed both lessons.
- Bootsy Collins

It's a whole other ball game and I am glad that I fit into that space where,
whatever it is that you want to do and you are doing
as long as you are happy with it,
then you know What the Heck!
- Bootsy Collins

I wanted to get my recording and become a musician again,
work; with other people, do that kind of thing because
I kind of got away from that for a while once we started happening,
you know, selling records, sold out concerts.
- Bootsy Collins

When you're used to playing with people,
when you're in a band, then you're used to playing with each other.
People nowadays aren't used to playing with each other
because they don't have to.
- Bootsy Collins

I try to bring it across on my record,
in my dress, in what I do and what I say because to me humor is important.
You should have a dose of that and I guess giving it is what I'm here for.
- Bootsy Collins

Nowadays, it's like two different arenas,
recording and touring.
When I started way back in the day, doing both was nothing,
you didn't have to think about it, the road and recording.
- Bootsy Collins

I like being out front, doing what I do,
but then I also like playing in a band too.
I'd like to do stuff like I did with Deee-lite.
I went out and played with them and they were the stars,
that was cool.
- Bootsy Collins

To me, you go through things like that and you learn from it.
You add it on to your life, to try to make your life better.
Instead of dogging people, learn something from it.
And keep stepping.
- Bootsy Collins

Yeah, because what it all boils down to is at the end of the day,
we are all riding on the same boat and we have to learn
how to deal with each other.
I think that the music and what we do in our actions
is what can kind of bring us together,
hopefully.
- Bootsy Collins

I am an unpopular electric eel in a pool of catfish.
- Edith Sitwell

We have sat on the river bank and caught catfish with pin hooks.
The time has come to harpoon a whale.
- John Hope

I think it was just an opera.
Now, you go to opera, you expect to see and hear what the opera is.
So, it was Catfish Row.
It was singers.
Marvelous voices.
It didn't make no difference what color they were.
- Cab Calloway

I had some friends here from North Carolina who'd never seen a homer,
so I gave them a couple.
- Catfish Hunter

The sun don't shine on the same dog's ass all the time.
- Catfish Hunter

By not caring too much about what people think,
I'm able to think for myself
and propagate ideas which are very often unpopular.
And I succeed.
- Albert Ellis

We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason
if we dig deep in our history and remember
that we are not descended from fearful men,
not from men who feared to write, to speak,
to associate and to defend causes
which were for the moment unpopular.
- Edward R. Murrow

I'm actually starting to like more and more people
who have convictions that are unpopular.
-Bono

A free society is one where it is safe to be unpopular.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

Governors of both political parties face a stark choice
between unpopular tax increases and drastic cuts in Medicaid,
education, public safety and other essential services.
- Bill Delahunt

So easy to fall into a rut, isn't it? Why should ruts
be so comfortable and so unpopular?
- Ruth Gordon

I am not unaware how unpopular on this floor are the
sentiments I am about to advocate.
- Benjamin F. Wade

Having been unpopular in high school is not just cause for book publications.
- Fran Lebowitz

Nothing can be more abhorrent to democracy
than to imprison a person
or keep him in prison because he is unpopular.
This is really the test of civilization.
- Winston Churchill

Our own State Department polls say that 80 percent
of Iraqis view the United States as an unpopular occupier.
- Marty Meehan

My role isn't to be politically smart.
My role is to do what's right under the constitution.
And if that's politically unpopular,
so be it.
- Rose E. Bird

Free speech is meant to protect unpopular speech.
Popular speech, by definition, needs no protection.
- Neal Boortz

I cringe when critics say I'm a master of the popular novel.
What's an unpopular novel?
- Irwin Shaw

I was unpopular at school just because I was an intellectual.
I always answered all the questions off the top of
my head but they nevertheless resented because of that.
- George Woodcock

The Korean war has always been an unpopular war among the American people.
- Paul Robeson

The right way is not always the popular and easy way.
Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character.
- Margaret Chase Smith

Home of lost causes, and forsaken beliefs,
and unpopular names, and impossible loyalties!
- Matthew Arnold

In this era in which we live, the old-fashioned virtues
grow increasingly unpopular.
- B. Carroll Reece

You can only get really unpopular decisions through
if the electorate is convinced of the value of the environment.
That's what natural history programmes should be for.
- David Attenborough

Popular in our time, unpopular in his.
So runs the stereotype of rejected genius.
- Robert Hughes

I just did what I did and I still am.
It makes you unpopular, maybe for a lifetime,
but I'd rather do that than be popular and doubt what I am.
- Robert Barnes

Since the end of the Cold War, hegemonism has become increasingly unpopular.
- Li Peng

I have been unable to live an uncommitted or suspended life.
I have not hesitated to declare my affiliation with
an extremely unpopular cause.
- Edward Said

I didn't mind being unpopular at school,
because everyone else was a heathen.
- Jeanette Winterson

A free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.
- Adlai Stevenson

The courage in journalism is sticking up for the unpopular,
not the popular.
- Geraldo Rivera

The history of progress is written in the blood of
men and women who have dared to espouse an unpopular cause,
as, for instance, the black man's right to his body,
or woman's right to her soul.
- Emma Goldman

Well I think that what we're seeing now is that the people feel like they,
the people in Congress don't have their consent to govern them.
They keep doing things that are incredibly unpopular.
And so when that happens, folks get angry.
- Laura Ingraham

It is safest to take the unpopular side in the first instance.
Transit from the unpopular is easy...
but from the popular to the unpopular is so steep and
rugged that it is impossible to maintain it.
- William Lamb Melbourne

We will not walk in fear, one of another.
We are not descended from fearful men,
Not from men who feared to write, to speak,
To associate and to defend causes
which were for the moment unpopular.
This is no time... to keep silent.
- Edward R. Murrow

Well, here's what I think.
I mean, the people are saying, 'We don't want it,'
and the Democrats are saying,
'We don't care.
We're going to pass it anyway.' And so for the next three months,
Washington will be consumed with the Democrats trying
to jam this through in a very messy procedure an unpopular health care bill.
- Lamar Alexander

There is probably a perverse pride in my administration...
that we were going to do the right thing,
even if short-term it was unpopular.
And I think anybody who's occupied this office has
to remember that success is determined by an intersection
in policy and politics and that you can't be neglecting of marketing and P.R.
and public opinion.
- Barack Obama

I think President Bush tried to step up on Social Security
even though the polls showed that was unpopular.
He has not been successful and backed off,
but I admire people who take on big problems.
- Donna Shalala

I'm actually starting to like more and more people
who have convictions that are unpopular.
Now at what point does an unpopular conviction
interfere with your own human rights?
Forced female circumcision, for instance.
The Catholic Church's stance on contraception.
The list goes on. You know, God has some really weird kids,
and I find it hard to be in their company most of the time.
- Bono

Presidents with strong nerves are decisive.
They don't balk at unpopular decisions.
They are willing to make people angry.
Bush had strong nerves.
Clinton, who passed up a chance to eliminate Osama bin Laden,
did not.
Obama is a people pleaser, a trait not normally associated with nerves of steel.
- Fred Barnes

My esoteric doctrine, is that if you entertain any doubt,
it is safest to take the unpopular side in the first instance.
Transit from the unpopular, is easy...
but from the popular to the unpopular is so steep and
rugged that it is impossible to maintain it.
- Lord Melbourne

There are many qualities that make a great leader.
But having strong beliefs, being able to stick with
them through popular and unpopular times,
is the most important characteristic of a great leader.
- Rudy Giuliani

The really important victory of the civil rights movement
was that it made racism unpopular,
whereas a generation ago at the turn of the last century,
you had to embrace racism to get elected to anything.
- Carol Moseley Braun

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius


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