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Cy Coleman Quotes and Sayings

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I'm trying to get hold of them...
the trouble is a lot of the companies that recorded
and produced the albums went bust,
so I don't know where to get the masters.
- Cy Coleman

I'm lucky to be in a profession where you can keep getting better.
- Cy Coleman

Since I was the solo artist as well as the writer for the songs,
I figured I had enough credits on it already.
- Cy Coleman

To put it in musician's terms, my chops are good.
- Cy Coleman

 

So I went into jazz and performed in jazz clubs all over the country.
- Cy Coleman

I decided during my teens that I wasn't going to have
the life of a concert pianist,
much to the chagrin of a lot of people who had put a lot of money into me!
- Cy Coleman

My background was in performing originally.
- Cy Coleman

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I used to perform all the time but I haven't performed
in New York in a very long time.
- Cy Coleman

I have a bunch of albums I would love to get re-released.
- Cy Coleman

We're doing a workshop over the first two weeks of December,
I believe, with Graciella Daniele directing it.
- Cy Coleman

Someone skipped on the rent and they left behind a huge upright piano,
which got moved into our apartment so the other apartment could get rented out.
I took to it and started playing.
- Cy Coleman

When I was four years old, my mother owned some tenements in the Bronx.
- Cy Coleman

To be yourself in a world that
is constantly trying to make you something else
is the greatest accomplishment.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Instead of worrying about what people say of you,
why not spend time trying to accomplish
something they will admire.
- Dale Carnegie

If you begin to understand what you are
without trying to change it,
then what you are undergoes a transformation.
- J. Krishnamurti

Real love is accepting other people the way they are
without trying to change them.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Most of the important things in the world
have been accomplished by people
who have kept on trying
when there seemed to be no hope at all.
- Dale Carnegie

Spend time every day listening to what your muse is trying to tell you.
- Saint Bartholomew

How could youths better learn to live
than by at once trying the experiment of living?
- Henry David Thoreau

You can make more friends in two months
by becoming interested in other people
than you can in two years by trying
to get other people interested in you.
- Dale Carnegie

The fastest way to destroy love
is to make a goal out of it,
because people who are trying to be loved
come from a place that they're not loved.
- Werner Erhard

You can close more business in two months
by becoming interested in other people
than you can in two years by trying
to get people interested in you.
- Dale Carnegie

Spirit is always waiting to rush into us,
but we are too full of worldly things.
It is like trying to pour fine wine into a cup filled with mud -
the wine is waiting, but the mud must be removed first.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you have got an elephant by the hind legs
and he is trying to run away, it's best to let him run.
- Abraham Lincoln

How far you can go without destroying from within
what you are trying to defend from without?
- Dwight D. Eisenhower PHOTO

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

The trouble with having an open mind, of course,
is that people will insist on coming along
and trying to put things in it.
- Terry Pratchett

The greatest roadblock to a great relationship
is trying to force a partner to change through bribes or threats.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed,
but nature does not depend on us.
We are not the only experiment.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Trying to sneak a fastball past Hank Aaron is like
trying to sneak the sunrise past a rooster.
- Joe Adcock

O man you are busy working for the world,
and the world is busy trying to turn you out.
- Abu Bakr

Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that
must be followed to become an expert in anything.
- W. Clement Stone

The mistakes made by Congress wouldn't be so bad if
the next Congress didn't keep trying to correct them.
- Cullen Hightower

Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something.
- Thomas A. Edison

Doing linear scans over an associative array is like
trying to club someone to death with a loaded Uzi.
- Larry Wall

The majority of husbands remind me of an orangutan
trying to play the violin.
- Honore de Balzac

The trouble with always trying to preserve the health
of the body is that it is so difficult to do without
destroying the health of the mind.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

There is a fine line between perseverance and insanity.
At what point have you tried your best,
and it's time to do something different?
It's a balance - a paradox.
If you get in the habit of giving up
as soon as something gets difficult,
your life won't work,
but if you keep tilting at windmills -
madly trying the same thing again and again,
your life also won't work.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I intend to live forever, or die trying.
- Groucho Marx

You don't help people in your poems.
I've been trying to help people all my life -
that's my trouble.
- Charles Olson

Trying to force creativity is never good.
- Sarah McLachlan

Adolescents are not monsters.
They are just people trying to learn how to make it
among the adults in the world,
who are probably not so sure themselves.
- Virginia Satir

What is the use of physicians like myself trying to
help parents to bring up children healthy and happy,
to have them killed in such numbers for a cause that is ignoble?
- Benjamin Spock

It's a never ending battle of making your cars better
and also trying to be better yourself.
- Dale Earnhardt

The church is always trying to get other people to reform;
it might not be a bad idea to reform itself a little,
by way of example.
- Mark Twain

What is a scientist after all? It is a curious man
looking through a keyhole,
the keyhole of nature, trying to know what's going on.
- Jacques Yves Cousteau

Children and lunatics cut the Gordian knot which the
poet spends his life patiently trying to untie.
- Jean Cocteau

There is no use whatsoever trying to help
people who do not help themselves.
You cannot push anyone up a ladder
unless he is willing to climb himself.
- Andrew Carnegie

Mama and Daddy King represent the best in manhood and womanhood,
the best in a marriage, the kind of people we are trying to become.
- Coretta Scott King

Hubert Humphrey talks so fast that listening to him
is like trying to read Playboy magazine with your wife turning the pages.
- Barry Goldwater

If a composer could say what he had to say in words
he would not bother trying to say it in music.
- Gustav Mahler

I'm exhausted trying to stay healthy.
- Steve Yzerman

All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying
to get back to where it was.
- Toni Morrison

Part of the challenge of Most Wanted is trying to become
the most notorious street racer on the pavement.
- Josie Maran

When I was 12, every little girl in Russia was trying
to wear her hair like mine and playing tennis.
- Anna Kournikova

I pray that this council, which will probably be too late to save Iraq,
will do what it can, which will be immeasurably strong
in what it does in trying to save our democracy.
- Ed Asner

When I was younger I was trying to do what I wanted to do,
not what the game wanted me to do.
- Thierry Henry

If you're trying to please everyone,
then you're not going to make anything that is honestly yours,
I don't think, in the long run.
- Viggo Mortensen

When we visited with legislative counsel,
they told us that the only way to effectively accomplish
what we were trying to do was to put the words in the legislation.
- Doug Ose

I am in Boston right now, in fact, to do work at the
New England Historical Genealogical Library,
where I'm trying to finish up tracing my lineage back
to the seventeenth century.
- Rick Moody

The stardom thing happened and now I'm trying to make a comeback,
if you want to call it that.
- Leif Garrett

There's a lot more pressure on me at United.
There are people out there trying to shoot you down.
- Wayne Rooney

We're all just trying to fit in and find ourselves,
particularly when we're growing up.
- Geri Halliwell

The actor is concerned with his own bit of it,
but the director's somehow trying to work the whole
thing into a much bigger picture.
It's like conducting an orchestra.
- Roland Joffe

You see, party labels do not ensure unanimity any more
than trying to cast the challenge we confront as a
people through a partisan prism.
- J. D. Hayworth

Sex at age 90 is like trying to shoot pool with a rope.
- George Burns

Lots of people working in cryptography have no deep
concern with real application issues.
They are trying to discover things clever enough to write papers about.
- Whitfield Diffie

When I was in high school, I became interested in cytochemistry:
chemical analysis under the microscope,
and trying to understand the composition of cells.
- Joshua Lederberg

One of the things that I have learned since trying
to bring in an interesting story in under 28 pages
is that we already agree on great chunks of typical superhero stories.
- Bill Williams

I don't like people telling me what to do,
or trying to MAKE me write songs.
- Dave Davies

What five books would I like to be remembered for? Well...
Tau Zero, I like that one especially.
It was somewhat of a tour de force, and I think it
got across what I was trying for.
- Poul Anderson


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