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Bruce Cockburn Quotes and Sayings

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The second half of the '60s really was a kind of learning period,
in terms of writing, for me.
- Bruce Cockburn

The trouble with normal is it always gets worse.
- Bruce Cockburn

I'd always loved poetry and I'd always loved writing
music and composing music,
but I hadn't thought of putting the two together until around that time.
- Bruce Cockburn

If I had a rocket launcher, some son of a bitch would die.
- Bruce Cockburn

 

I wear my shadows where they're harder to see,
but they follow me everywhere.
I guess that should tell me I'm travelling toward light.
- Bruce Cockburn

There was a lot more music than the size of the place would indicate.
- Bruce Cockburn

All I ever thought was, 'I'm going to do this as long as I can,
and if I can't get paid at it, I'll be a bum doing it.'
And so,
here I am.
- Bruce Cockburn

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If I try to understand what it means to be a Christian,
I look at the two instructions that were given in the
Bible that are paramount,
and those are to love God with all your heart and mind,
and to love your neighbor as yourself.
That's it.
- Bruce Cockburn

I did a lot of writing for a lot of different kinds
of bands that I was in and out of during those five
years and that left me with a little body of songs
that I liked better when I played alone,
so I ended up going out solo and very soon made my first album.
- Bruce Cockburn

I wanted to play rock and roll when I started playing.
Nobody at that time ever thought about songwriting.
You sang songs, that's all.
You sang other people's songs.
That's all there were.
- Bruce Cockburn

Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland PHOTO

Do first things first, and second things not at all.
- Peter F. Drucker

Once you say you're going to settle for second,
that's what happens to you in life.
- John F. Kennedy

How you respond to the challenge in the second half
will determine what you become after the game,
whether you are a winner or a loser.
- Lou Holtz

All truth passes through three stages:
First, it is ridiculed;
Second, it is violently opposed;
Third, it is accepted as self-evident.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize.
The first is gentleness;
the second is frugality;
the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others.
Be gentle and you can be bold;
be frugal and you can be generous;
avoid putting yourself before others
and you can become a leader among men.
- Lao Tzu

In my friend, I find a second self.
- Isabel Norton

It is the first law of friendship
that it has to be cultivated.
The second is to be indulgent
when the first law is neglected.
- Voltaire

All discarded lovers should be given a second chance,
but with somebody else.
- Mae West

Looking at a sunset, just for a second
you forget your separateness:
you are the sunset.
That is the moment when you feel the beauty of it.
But the moment you say that it is a beautiful sunset,
you are no longer feeling it;
you have come back to your separate,
enclosed entity of the ego.
Now the mind is speaking.
- Osho

The early bird gets the worm,
but the second mouse gets the cheese.
- Anonymous

One's first love is always perfect
until one meets one's second love.
- Elizabeth Aston

Meddling:
Everything that happens in the world, or doesn't happen,
is NOT my responsibility.
There are more than enough things that are my responsibility.
I am responsible for my thoughts, my beliefs, and my actions -
and that is enough.
It does not serve me to mind anyone else's business.
I can only make myself unhappy by trying to second guess
what anyone else thinks or does.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I say, If everybody in this house lives where it's God first,
friends and family second and you third,
we won't ever have an argument.
- Jeff Foxworthy

I have learned that only two things are necessary to keep one's wife happy.
First, let her think she's having her own way.
And second, let her have it.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

The only true love is love at first sight;
second sight dispels it.
- Israel Zangwill

We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.
- Harrison Ford

When you are courting a nice girl
an hour seems like a second.
When you sit on a red-hot cinder
a second seems like an hour.
That's relativity.
- Albert Einstein

To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition,
in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
- Albert Camus

My mother worked in factories, worked as a domestic,
worked in a restaurant, always had a second job.
- Ed Bradley

By three methods we may learn wisdom:
First,
by reflection, which is noblest; Second,
by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience,
which is the bitterest.
- Confucius

When you are fitted in a racing car and you race to win,
second or third place is not enough.
- Ayrton Senna

There are two kinds of companies, those that work to
try to charge more and those that work to charge less.
We will be the second.
- Jeff Bezos

Tradition is like a second-hand store.
It is best to sort carefully
between the treasures and the trash.
See everything with new eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The first man gets the oyster, the second man gets the shell.
- Andrew Carnegie

Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
Second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience.
- Samuel Johnson [also attributed to Oscar Wilde]

Most people never run far enough on their first wind
to find out they've got a second.
- William James

In religion and politics, people's belief's and convictions
are in almost every case gotten at second hand,
and without examination
- Mark Twain

I have always thought of Walt Disney as my second father.
- Annette Funicello

When you are young and healthy, it never occurs to
you that in a single second your whole life could change.
- Annette Funicello

Of life's two chief prizes, beauty and truth,
I found the first in a loving heart and the second in a laborer's hand.
- Khalil Gibran

Honesty may be the best policy,
but it's important to remember that apparently, by elimination,
dishonesty is the second-best policy.
- George Carlin

The second day of a diet is always easier than the first.
By the second day you're off it.
- Jackie Gleason

Shrinking away from death
is something unhealthy and abnormal -
which robs the second half of life of its purpose.
- Carl Jung

Marrying an old bachelor is like buying second-hand furniture.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Most of us can remember a time when a birthday -
especially if it was one's own -
brightened the world as if a second sun has risen.
- Robert Lynd

Many a man owes his success to his first wife
and his second wife to his success.
- Jim Backus

Animators have to live life 24 times as long as we do -
every 24 frames of a second.
- Darren Aronofsky

The first time you marry for love, the second for money,
and the third for companionship.
- Jackie Kennedy

We are all mortal until the first kiss and the second glass of wine.
- Eduardo Galeano

There are no second acts in American lives.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

Software is like entropy.
It is difficult to grasp, weighs nothing,
and obeys the second law of thermodynamics;
i.e.
it always increases.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

The first step toward change is awareness.
The second step is acceptance.
- Nathaniel Branden

I have treated many hundreds of patients.
Among those in the second half of life -
that is to say, over 35 -
there has not been one whose problem in the last resort
was not that of finding a religious outlook on life.
- Carl Jung

What have we achieved since the end of the Second World
War? We have allowed petty,
bourgeois regimes in which everything is average,
mediocre.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

I think there are movies that are so gigantic that you need a second unit.
- Guillermo del Toro

As you know, when Star Trek was canceled after the second season,
it was the activism of the fans that revived it for a third season.
- George Takei

I started a second novel seven times and I had to throw them away.
- Amy Tan

The missiles come first, and the justifications come second.
- E. P. Thompson

No one remembers who came in second.
- Walter Hagen

Actually, Sydney is my second favourite city on earth,
I love Sydney, but this is the greatest.
- Jeffrey Archer

Lance Armstrong, the famous cyclist and more importantly,
cancer survivor, has said 'if you ever get a second chance for something,
you've got to go all the way.'
- Michael N. Castle

My first dream as a child was to become a pilot.
My second dream was to become an astronomer,
and I pursued in parallel efforts and studies in these two areas.
- Claude Nicollier

The natural urge when running a distance is to push
harder and finish sooner -
to race against time.
Every second behind a deadline is a little defeat.
- Joe Henderson

I have a lot of different stages in my life when training has been easy or hard.
Now, it seems that I have been training for so long
that it has become almost second nature to me.
- Oksana Baiul

Perhaps the world's second worst crime is boredom.
The first is being a bore.
- Jean Baudrillard

Those whose life is long still strive for gain,
and for all mortals all things take second place to money.
- Sophocles

Every man who rises above the common level has received two educations:
the first from his teachers;
the second,
more personal and important, from himself.
- Edward Gibbon

First, make yourself a reputation for being a creative genius.
Second, surround yourself with partners who are better than you are.
Third, leave them to go get on with it.
- David Ogilvy

It appears that the present-day form of African American
English is not the inheritance of the period of slavery,
but the creation of the second half of the 20th century.
- William Labov


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