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Gary Lucas Quotes and Sayings

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I have to plead basic ignorance of most new jazz artists here.
- Gary Lucas

I actually spend very little time listening to any new music.
- Gary Lucas

I have no doubt that there are great people about though...
the thing of it is, nothing to this day moves me like
classical music (Debussy,
Vaughn Williams).
- Gary Lucas

To make the bloody thing talk the way I do when I'm on a verbal roll,
in my idioms and rhythms.
- Gary Lucas

 

Maybe its a case of one guitar feeling a certain way
to the hands that makes one subsequently move differently over the strings,
but my intent is always to wring the maximum emotional
resonance out of the object in hand.
- Gary Lucas

While I shared many of the same emotions Bill describes,
in no way did my experience ever degenerate into the
grimness I find in his book -
I didn't have to live with Don,
and I think that made a big big difference.
- Gary Lucas

The ability and desire to transform the mundane materials
at hand that we both bring into the collaboration well
beyond the sum total of the parts -
to birth a new baby neither of us could claim single parentage of.
- Gary Lucas

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I don't think so, in so far as I always aspired to
play the way I do now but just couldn't get the sounds
out always due to technical limitations -
now I can pretty much play what I hear in realtime.
- Gary Lucas

I plead for conservation of human culture,
which is much more fragile than nature herself.
We needn't destroy other cultures with the force of our own.
- Arthur Erickson

To plead for the Oppress'd and to defend the Weak seem'd
to me a generous undertaking;
for tho' it may be secure,
'tis not always Honourable to run over to the strongest party.
- Mary Astell

I think your program has to reflect what your basic feelings are.
I'll plead guilty to that.
- Frank Reynolds

I shuddered to think how completely the insane were
in the power of their keepers,
and how one could weep and plead for release,
and all of no avail, if the keepers were so minded.
- Nellie Bly

A whim, a passing mood, readily induces the novelist
to move hearth and home elsewhere.
He can always plead work as an excuse to get him out
of the clutches of bothersome hosts.
- C. S. Forester

I urge you to hold fast to your standards.
I plead with you not to waver.
- Thomas S. Monson

With reasonable men, I will reason; with humane men I will plead;
but to tyrants I will give no quarter,
nor waste arguments where they will certainly be lost.
- William Lloyd Garrison

To hear the Japanese plead for free trade is like hearing
the word love on the lips of a harlot.
- Lane Kirkland

Our ministry is debt free and we have not had to beg or plead for finances.
- David Wilkerson

In reply, I can only plead that a discovery which seems
to contradict the general tenor of previous investigations
is naturally received with much hesitation.
- Charles Lyell

I expect to plead not for the slave only,
but for suffering humanity everywhere.
Especially do I mean to labor for the elevation of my sex.
- Lucy Stone

Men like Hitler and Stalin and their immediate lieutenants
cannot plead in defence of their actions that these
were justified by the accepted values of that time.
- Douglas Hurd

It will never do to plead sin as an excuse for sin,
or to attempt to justify sinful acts by pleading that we have an evil heart.
This instead of being a valid apology,
is the very ground of our condemnation.
- Archibald Alexander

Foreman told Ray to plead guilty and he'd then give his brother $500,
if Ray didn't cause any problems at the guilty plea hearing,
and he could take that $500 and hire a lawyer to set aside the plea.
Foreman actually put that in writing.
- William Pepper

Why should we, however, in economics,
have to plead ignorance of the sort of facts on which,
in the case of a physical theory, a scientist would
certainly be expected to give precise information?
- Friedrich August von Hayek

Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land.
- Aldo Leopold

Environmentalism opposes reckless innovation and makes
conservation the central order of business.
- Christopher Lasch

I think that our cooperative conservation approaches
get people to sit down and grapple with problem solving.
- Gale Norton

The outgrowth of conservation, the inevitable result,
is national efficiency.
- Gifford Pinchot

A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree,
then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

I believe sustainable use is the greatest propaganda
in wildlife conservation at the moment.
- Steve Irwin

In addition, the oil royalties the Federal Government
does not collect from big oil will starve the Land
and Water Conservation Fund of critical financial resources.
- Ron Kind

Conservation means the wise use of the earth and its
resources for the lasting good of men.
- Gifford Pinchot

Teapot Dome involved the conservation of the oil resources of the United States,
especially those situated upon the public lands.
- George William Norris

Unless we practice conservation, those who come after
us will have to pay the price of misery,
degradation, and failure for the progress and prosperity of our day.
- Gifford Pinchot

Nixon is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree,
then mount the stump for a speech on conservation.
- Adlai Stevenson

If we can get kids talking about conservation and doing it,
they can have a great influence on their parents by
lecturing them and pointing the finger.
- Kevin Richardson

I'm a little different from all those conservation types.
- Jim Fowler

This is the way federal land management should work.
Cooperation, not confrontation, should be the hallmark of conservation efforts.
- Dirk Kempthorne

I have long been active in and supportive of conservation
and historical preservation causes.
- Jack L. Chalker

Conservation is an American value, and it is lacking from this bill.
- Jim Costa

Strict conservation of energy in the elementary process
had thus been confirmed also by a negative experiment.
- Walther Bothe

In addition, each barrel of oil we save through conservation
further decreases our dangerous reliance on unstable Middle East oil.
- Paul Gillmor

Now, the downside to conservation is that so much is done for the public,
which almost always mars the environment that one wanted to conserve.
- Arne Jacobsen

We have vastly increased the amount of funding that
is available for conservation partnerships.
- Gale Norton

Energy conservation is the foundation of energy independence.
- Tom Allen

In addition to the clean coal provisions,
the energy conference agreement contains provisions
instrumental in helping increase conservation and lowering consumption.
- Jerry Costello

Every cent we earn from Crocodile Hunter goes straight back into conservation.
Every single cent.
- Steve Irwin

Conservation of energy also protects our environment.
- Lamar S. Smith

The most important environmental issue is one that is rarely mentioned,
and that is the lack of a conservation ethic in our culture.
- Gaylord Nelson

Last year, I co-sponsored the Highlands Conservation
Act and in a bipartisan effort we passed the bill through Congress.
- Sue Kelly

What's near and dear to my heart is cooperative conservation.
- Gale Norton

People are not going to care about animal conservation
unless they think that animals are worthwhile.
- David Attenborough

A State without the means of some change is without
the means of its conservation.
- Edmund Burke

Conservation is now a dead word.
- Marjory Stoneman Douglas

So, my tactic with conservation of apex predators is
to get people excited and take them to where they live.
- Steve Irwin

Here are the facts we confront.
No one is against conservation.
No one is against alternative fuel sources.
- J. D. Hayworth

This isn't just about today, this about generations to come.
And you've got a chance to be the greatest conservation
President since Theodore Roosevelt,
and I think he's done it.
- Bruce Babbitt

I sort of kept my hand in writing and went to work
for the Sierra Club in '52,
walked the plank there in '69, founded Friends of the
Earth and the League of Conservation Voters after that.
- David R. Brower

The university's business is the conservation of useless knowledge;
and what the university itself apparently fails to
see is that this enterprise is not only noble but indispensable as well,
that society can not exist unless it goes on.
- Albert J. Nock

A country grows in history not only because of the
heroism of its troops on the field of battle,
it grows also when it turns to justice and to right
for the conservation of its interests.
- Aristide Briand

The Sierra Club is a very good and a very powerful
force for conservation and,
as a matter of fact, has grown faster since I left
than it was growing while I was there!
It must be doing something right.
- David R. Brower

By encouraging conservation, increasing investments in clean,
renewable sources of energy, and promoting increased
domestic production of oil and gas,
we can build a more secure future for our country.
- Ron Lewis

I'm doing my part, building plants at a record rate,
having historic conservation levels.
The only people not doing their part is the federal
government that is siding with the energy companies
against the interests of the people of California.
- Gray Davis

We need a number of solutions - we need more efficiency and conservation.
Efficiency is a big one.
I think car companies need to do a lot better in producing more efficient cars.
They have the technology, we just need to demand them as consumers.
- Daryl Hannah

The development of civilization and industry in general
has always shown itself so active in the destruction
of forests that everything that has been done for their
conservation and production is completely insignificant in comparison.
- Karl Marx

I fully support the goal of species protection and
conservation and believe that recovery and ultimately
delisting of species should be the U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service's top priority under ESA.
- Dennis Cardoza

We must have a relentless commitment to producing a meaningful,
comprehensive energy package aimed at conservation,
alleviating the burden of energy prices on consumers,
decreasing our country's dependency on foreign oil,
and increasing electricity grid reliability.
- Paul Gillmor

I wouldn't miss this opportunity for anything.
For the chance to work on these conservation issues,
to serve my country, to work for this president,
I'd do it all over again, every single minute.
- Bruce Babbitt

But we must take other steps, such as increasing conservation,
developing an ethanol industry, and increasing CAFE
standards if we are to make our country safer by cutting
our reliance on foreign oil.
- Jim Costa

We have increased conservation spending,
enacted legislation that enables us to clean up and
redevelop abandoned brownfields sites across the country,
and implemented new clean water standards that will protect us from arsenic.
- Sue Kelly

Mostly, I spend my time being a mother to my two children,
working in my organic garden, raising masses of sweet peas,
being passionately involved in conservation,
recycling and solar energy.
- Blythe Danner

I came here to help make America more competitive and
prosperous by developing an energy policy that increases conservation,
promotes cleaner technologies, encourages development
of renewables and enhances domestic production of gas and oil.
- Greg Walden


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