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David Knopfler Quotes and Sayings

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I didn't really escape that gravity until I moved 300
miles south to go to college at 18,
where authorship no longer seemed something liable
to induce vengeful punishment.
- David Knopfler

I feel like I'm stepping into a place of spiritual
contemplation every time I enter a studio;
it's always had a certain magic to me that has never
worn off with familiarity.
- David Knopfler

There's nothing like doing something wrong to learn
how it might be done better.
- David Knopfler

Trust the tale, not the teller.
- David Knopfler

 

My faith, inasmuch as I have any, is more like a kind
of Joseph Campbell thing,
and even that frequently finds itself tested to oblivion in siren waters.
- David Knopfler

I took the process of doing as much myself as I could like a duck to water.
I set up my own label and publishing,
etc, and it was a fun learning curve two decades ago.
- David Knopfler

I'd make a terrible practitioner of any religion in any formal setting.
- David Knopfler

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Whatever the opposite of regret is best describes how
I've always felt about that decision -
it opened me up to a million creative opportunities
I needed to experience away from the bull and distorting
mirrors that fame engenders.
- David Knopfler

Now that I'm staring down the barrel of the last act of my life,
I'm less excited about control and solo effort,
and I resent the way the business aspects interfere
with my space for creative writing.
- David Knopfler

I've been getting pretty focused about that recently,
and even considered doing a masters degree to polish up the craft.
I've been pretty lucky in that I seem to have found
people online who are willing to constructively tear it apart for me,
and indicate its weaknesses.
- David Knopfler

Now I'm having to live with sales of around 50,000 per album -
but I'm pretty content with my place in the general scheme of things,
even if it's meant I don't drive a fancy car and can't afford grand vacations.
- David Knopfler

In some ways it's taken me decades to come clean and make honest work -
and still to this day,
sometimes I find myself wanting to hide behind my work
and deny the more biographical aspects.
- David Knopfler

I always liked the magic of poetry but now I'm just
starting to see behind the curtain of even the best poets,
how they've used, tried and tested craft to create the illusion.
Wonderful feeling of exhilaration to finally be there.
- David Knopfler

If you feel driven and compelled to make your work
and to be fiercely original and have something unique to say,
in a compelling way, then chances are the helpers will
be there for you the doors will open some,
the ice will crack.
- David Knopfler

The school was prone to dishing out punishments for
anything creative that didn't fit with expectation -
I just followed the logic and figured the folk club
was probably much the same.
- David Knopfler

So why sign your name in blood for more? It seemed
like a sensible arrangement for me.
I didn't sell large numbers of records and the record
company paid advances they rarely recouped.
- David Knopfler

Oh yeah - for sure - hardly a week doesn't go by when
I don't hear something wonderful that someone has made
in some low-budget situation,
primarily with a view to selling a few hundred copies at their concerts.
- David Knopfler

I don't know to what extent someone can BECOME an artist -
you either are or you aren't -
and if you are you'll HAVE to make your way to some kind of sickly light,
no matter how terrible the soil you were seeded in
your nature will out somehow.
- David Knopfler

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain PHOTO

We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past,
but by the love we're not extending in the present.
- Marianne Williamson PHOTO

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer
but wish we didn't.
- Erica Jong PHOTO

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had
because they didn't have the talent
or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
- Nelson Mandela

Do you remember the things you were worrying about a year ago?
Didn't you waste a lot of fruitless energy
on account of most of them?
Didn't most of them turn out all right after all?
- Dale Carnegie

If I hadn't met you, I wouldn't like you.
If I didn't like you, I wouldn't love you.
If I didn't love you, I wouldn't miss you.
But I did, I do, and I will.
- Anonymous

I didn't want to marry anybody else in town.
I want my baby to look like you.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

I know God will not give me anything I can't handle.
I just wish he didn't trust me so much.
- Mother Teresa

Choose love. Choose to release all resentments.
Forgive everyone. Choose to release all regrets.
Forgive yourself for all decisions that you have ever made
that didn't work out as you hoped.
Forgive yourself for any financial decisions
that didn't meet your expectations.
Release your regrets if you choose
the "wrong" spouse or the "wrong" career.
Today, choose love.
Choose to love yourself.
Choose to love your life.
Choose to love all the friends, family, co-workers,
acquaintances, and others who share your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My childhood should have taught me lessons for my own fatherhood,
but it didn't because parenting can only be learned
by people who have no children.
- Bill Cosby

When you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track
that has been there all the while waiting for you,
and the life you ought to be living is the one you are living.
When you can see that, you begin to meet people
who are in the field of your bliss,
and they open the doors to you.
I say, follow your bliss and don't be afraid,
and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be.
If you follow your bliss,
doors will open for you that wouldn't have opened for anyone else.
- Joseph Campbell

The Vatican is against surrogate mothers.
Good thing they didn't have that rule when Jesus was born.
- Elayne Boosler

I wanted to be a forest ranger or a coal man.
At a very early age, I knew I didn't want to do what my dad did,
which was work in an office.
- Harrison Ford

An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why
the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today.
- Laurence J. Peter

Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people
couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while.
- Kin Hubbard

I was a brownie for a day.
My mom made me stop.
She didn't want me to conform.
- Sandra Bullock

My mom's a Catholic, and my dad's a Jew,
and they didn't want anything to do with anything.
- Isabelle Huppert

I got up with my wife, I sat down at the computer when she went to work,
and I didn't stop until she got home.
- George Stephen

Bachelors know more about women than married men;
if they didn't they'd be married too.
- H. L. Mencken

Disneyland is a work of love.
We didn't go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money.
- Walt Disney

I haven't spoken to my wife in years.
I didn't want to interrupt her.
- Rodney Dangerfield

I was always shocked when I went to the doctor's office
and they did my X-ray and didn't find that I had eight
more ribs than I should have or that my blood was the color green.
- Nicolas Cage

I wanted to buy a candle holder, but the store didn't have one.
So I got a cake.
- Mitch Hedberg

For my confirmation, I didn't get a watch and my first pair of long pants,
like most Lutheran boys.
I got a telescope.
My mother thought it would make the best gift.
- Wernher von Braun

I have this sense that I didn't really start growing up until my twenties.
- Winona Ryder

Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

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

I quit high school on my birthday.
It was my senior year and I didn't see the point.
This was 1962, and I was ready to make music.
- Barry White

We didn't actually overspend our budget.
The health Commission allocation simply fell short of our expenditure.
- Frank Howard Clark

How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?
- Satchel Paige

I kept my babies fed.
I could have dumped them, but I didn't.
I decided that whatever trip I was on,
they were going with me.
You're looking at a real daddy.
- Barry White

I would think twice about designing stuff for which
there was no need and which didn't endure.
- Robin Day

Dad taught me everything I know.
Unfortunately, he didn't teach me everything he knows.
- Al Unser

When I turned 60, it didn't bother me at all.
- Yoko Ono

I crashed my boyfriend's birthday when I was 12 years old.
He didn't invite me and so I showed up.
- Isla Fisher

I'm more comfortable with whatever's wrong with me
than my father was whenever he felt he failed or didn't
measure up to the standard he set.
- John Malkovich

I used to want to be a lawyer, but I didn't want to
have half my brain sucked out.
- Max Walker

Mommy smoked but she didn't want us to.
She saw smoke coming out of the barn one time,
so we got whipped.
- Loretta Lynn

Life's like Vegas. You're up, you're down,
but in the end the house always wins.
Doesn't mean you didn't have fun.
- the Woody Allen movie Deconstructing Harry

What if happiness were found in the serenity of simple pleasures.
What if we didn't need the newest gizmo... the highest high?
What if happiness is in the air we breathe...
slowly, deeply, and consciously?
What if happiness is one fresh grape, savored with gratitude?
What if happiness is in our oneness with all creation?
What if happiness is about enjoying life exactly as it comes to us -
without chasing after it?
What if happiness is something we CHOOSE...
regardless of our circumstances?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning.
- Aristotle Onassis

The Russians feared Ike.
They didn't fear me.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

I didn't have the same fitness or ability as the other girls,
so I had to beat them with my mind.
- Martina Hingis

Growing up, I didn't have a lot of toys,
and personal entertainment depended on individual ingenuity and imagination -
think up a story and go live it for an afternoon.
- Terry Brooks

You define a good flight by negatives:
you didn't get hijacked,
you didn't crash, you didn't throw up,
you weren't late, you weren't nauseated by the food.
So you are grateful.
- Paul Theroux

My neighbour asked if he could use my lawnmower and
I told him of course he could,
so long as he didn't take it out of my garden.
- Eric Morecambe

I didn't make it all the way through third grade for nothing.
- the movie The Rescuers Down Under

The earth is like a spaceship
that didn't come with an operating manual.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

My boyfriend and I broke up.
He wanted to get married and I didn't want him to.
- Rita Rudner

It is quite amazing what I didn't feel after a while.
I didn't really want to feel things.
- Kate Moss

If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity,
I would have to say it is avoiding worry,
stress and tension.
And if you didn't ask me, I'd still have to say it.
- George Burns

But I can't say that I didn't like John Hammond's performances
often better than the originals.
- Warren Zevon


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