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Clay Aiken Quotes and Sayings

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My mother taught me that we all have the power to achieve our dreams.
What I lacked was the courage.
- Clay Aiken

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If my career detour from special education to singing has done one thing,
it has afforded me the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others.
- Clay Aiken

I decided to study special education and fell in love
with working with individuals with autism.
That's what I planned to do with my life.
- Clay Aiken

There are stars out there who would die to have this much exposure.
- Clay Aiken

 

It doesn't really matter to me how I make a difference,
I just wanna make sure that I do.
- Clay Aiken

It's important that I make a difference in some way.
It's not necessarily how I make a difference,
but I want to make sure that I do.
- Clay Aiken

It's not the money.
It's not the fame.
It's the influence.
- Clay Aiken

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But I was going to be a teacher my entire life,
so I wasn't counting on money to much.
- Clay Aiken

I could have a degree in music and come on the show,
and Simon could still say 'You stink'.
- Clay Aiken

I sometimes think I might be autistic because I like to know -
I need to know -
my beginnings and my ends.
I don't have to be in control of it,
but I need to know what's going on.
- Clay Aiken

The greatest glory never comes from falling,
but from rising each time you fall.
- Clay Aiken

I know this is going to sound cheesy and like I'm trying to be Miss America,
but the most important responsibility a celebrity has
is to set an example and be a role model.
- Clay Aiken

You know, I think I'm a stronger person for realizing
that you can't make everybody love you.
- Clay Aiken

I did get a degree in special education.
- Clay Aiken

Well, fortunately we found out that the runner-up our
particular year was going to get a record contract also.
So it was kind of a - it was bitter sweet but it was an opportunity.
- Clay Aiken

I'm really not that special.
Really, I'm not.
I was on a big TV show, but it was just a TV show.
- Clay Aiken

I'm religious.
I think this is something God had planned for me.
- Clay Aiken

I know that I've got big ears and a big forehead and that my hair sticks up.
But I'm happy with myself.
I'm not necessarily trying to win a beauty pageant here.
- Clay Aiken

And I don't think that success can be measured by how many TV shows you're on.
- Clay Aiken

In my ideal world, no child would suffer.
Charitable instincts would prevail.
There would be global acceptance of all different types of people.
- Clay Aiken

I think I probably hoped for it a little bit,
but I'm not an optimist.
I'm a realist...
or maybe even a pessimist.
- Clay Aiken

I'm being trained to shake the bon-bon appropriately.
- Clay Aiken

I was on TV for almost sixteen weeks during American Idol.
It's at the point now where it's old.
- Clay Aiken

I went to school for special education.
I always assumed when I had the opportunity I would
love to try and help kids with disabilities.
- Clay Aiken

And I think that when I finally decided to let go and
let God and allow that to happen,
I became a lot more successful than I could have done
if I had planned it all myself.
- Clay Aiken

It's a whole team of people working 24 hours around
the clock to make me look like this.
- Clay Aiken

I auditioned just for fun.
- Clay Aiken

Actually, I don't hate cats, I'm just kind of afraid of them.
- Clay Aiken

I think celebrities have an obligation to the public to not just sing or act.
- Clay Aiken

While everyone I work with may not share my beliefs,
I have been surrounded by nothing but support.
- Clay Aiken

I got rid of my glasses and they changed my hair.
That's really all they did.
They went shopping for me, so the clothes are different too.
It wasn't like Extreme Makeover where I got a nose job or anything.
- Clay Aiken

Well, financially it's a little bit better.
But it's better than than when I was a teacher.
But I kind of - it's allowed me to buy a house.
And I've been able to help my mother with some stuff and my brother.
So, that's nice.
- Clay Aiken

I mean, that's kind of what this business is about in some ways.
You're trying to make everybody like you.
But you can't do that.
You can't force everybody - anybody to like you if
they're just not willing to do it.
- Clay Aiken

I kind of had my life planned out for me.
I'd be married at some point, have, you know,
1.5 children, and be a principal possibly one day.
But I think that that was kind of my problem.
I allowed myself to plan out my life and didn't let
provident direction guide my life.
- Clay Aiken

I want to make sure that no matter how long I go through this,
I don't fall into the trap of changing and modifying
how I do things that aren't a positive example.
I want to remain somebody that the entire family can listen to or watch.
- Clay Aiken

Well, there are certain words and emotions I don't want kids hearing,
and I'm not changing because they think it's going to sell better.
This is going to sound horrible, but I got 12 million votes doing what I did.
- Clay Aiken

I thought about that the other day after I went to
the grocery store and had to sign fifteen autographs before leaving.
On one hand, it's just so flattering.
On the other hand, sometimes it would be nice to get the bread and leave,
you know?
- Clay Aiken

If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa

Mother is the name for God
in the lips and hearts of little children.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

Necessity is the mother of invention.
- Proverb

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; ...
Forgive them anyway.
- Kent Keith
(often attributed to Mother Teresa, who kept a copy
on the wall of her orphanage)

Enthusiasm is the mother of effort,
and without it nothing great was ever achieved.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

So your father, or your mother,
never thought you were good enough - SO WHAT?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God
who is sending a love letter to the world.
- Mother Teresa

We can do no great things,
only small things with great love.
- Mother Teresa

I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor.
Do you know your next door neighbor?
- Mother Teresa

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
- Abraham Lincoln

If we want a love message to be heard,
it has got to be sent out.
To keep a lamp burning,
we have to keep putting oil in it.
- Mother Teresa

The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis,
but rather the feeling of being unwanted.
- Mother Teresa

I have found the paradox,
that if you love until it hurts,
there can be no more hurt, only more love.
- Mother Teresa

Kind words can be short and easy to speak,
but their echoes are truly endless.
- Mother Teresa

Let us touch the dying, the poor,
the lonely and the unwanted
according to the graces we have received
and let us not be ashamed
or slow to do the humble work.
- Mother Teresa

If you want a love message to be heard,
it has got to be sent out.
To keep a lamp burning,
we have to keep putting oil in it.
- Mother Teresa

Even the rich are hungry for love,
for being cared for, for being wanted,
for having someone to call their own.
- Mother Teresa

Every time you smile at someone,
it is an action of love,
a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.
- Mother Teresa

The heart of a mother is a deep abyss
at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
- Honore de Balzac

A mother is not a person to lean on,
but a person to make leaning unnecessary.
- Dorothy Canfield Fisher

Spread love everywhere you go.
Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.
- Mother Teresa

There was never a child so lovely
but his mother was glad to get him to sleep.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is not the magnitude of our actions
but the amount of love
that is put into them that matters.
- Mother Teresa

A mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.
- Emily Dickinson

It is a kingly act to assist the fallen.
- Mother Teresa

Mother's love grows by giving.
- Charles Lamb

The hunger for love is
much more difficult to remove
than the hunger for bread.
- Mother Teresa

Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do...
but how much love we put in that action.
- Mother Teresa

Life is a nurturing mother,
when you just remember to say "thank you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Give the world the best you have
and it may never be enough.
Give the world your best anyway.
- Mother Teresa

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
- Mother Teresa

Do not think that love,
in order to be genuine,
has to be extraordinary.
What we need is to love without getting tired.
- Mother Teresa

Love is a fruit in season at all times,
and within reach of every hand.
- Mother Teresa


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