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Gene Ween Quotes and Sayings

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Not after the big bust in '92, there's no big drug lifestyle anymore.
I can't talk about it.
Pretty ugly.
- Gene Ween

Now in a way, money is money, and if it's going to increase our audience,
that's fine.
- Gene Ween

Ninety-nine per cent of opening bands stink.
- Gene Ween

We love doing commercial and TV show work.
- Gene Ween

 

I want to sound like Christopher Cross in another ten years,
and be totally proud of it.
- Gene Ween

Forty minutes in front of Beck isn't really where it's at.
- Gene Ween

I wrote most of these songs right before the end.
A lot of these songs are about that.
Even if it's not direct, you can feel the beginning
of the end of the breakup in these songs.
- Gene Ween

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I was never into smart college boy music.
- Gene Ween

Basically, Pizza Hut just backed out on the ad agency at the last minute.
They got fired and we got fired.
It was a simple as that.
We do stuff like that on and off.
- Gene Ween

I'm a very big Notorious B.I.G.
fan and I do an imitation of him that always cracks everybody up.
- Gene Ween

You know, it's absolutely connected to The Mollusk in that,
it's what we're writing after The Mollusk.
A lot of this stuff reminds me of things on The Mollusk.
- Gene Ween

I can't take any more white boys noodling around on their guitars.
- Gene Ween

We sold a certain, steady amount of product for them
and they could count on it.
When it came time to ask for the money for this new record,
they dropped us.
It was fine with us.
It was a dead fish.
- Gene Ween

Most of our fans seem to be very intelligent people
who don't stand out too much,
but they're still total freaks.
I like that - they're smart and sadistic,
which I think is a reflection at us.
- Gene Ween

A few years ago, one of our singles got beaten out by Better Than Ezra.
The label could only have one band at a time being
taken to the right people at radio,
and they opted for Better Than Ezra instead of us.
Who knows.
- Gene Ween

A lot of those songs are actually about Sarah,
who I was recently divorced from about five or six months ago.
I'd been seeing her off and on since I was about nineteen,
so a lot of those songs are about her.
- Gene Ween

When it comes to the recording and writing,
it's still mostly Mickey and I. But now there's this
whole live entity that's a whole different thing,
and it seems to be where we're gaining the most popularity.
- Gene Ween

We are going to put out a boxed set thing,
but I don't want to do it yet.
I want to wait until we're 45 and we're bitter and broke.
Then, we'll put out the comprehensive Ween boxed set.
- Gene Ween

We had been working.
We had a bunch of songs written and it came time to make the record,
so we had our lawyer make the call to Elektra and ask for our advance.
Then, we got dropped.
It was actually exciting.
- Gene Ween

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson PHOTO

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha PHOTO

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson PHOTO

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen PHOTO

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch PHOTO

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

The beauty does not live out there;
the beauty's in my eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

Life may not be the party we hoped for,
but while we are here we might as well dance.
- Anonymous

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

Do not let what you cannot do
interfere with what you can do.
- John Wooden

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's not whether you get knocked down;
it's whether you get back up.
- Vince Lombardi

Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers
but to be fearless when facing them.
- Rabindranath Tagore

If things are not as you wish,
wish them as they are.
- Yiddish Proverb

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

It's not the size of the dog in the fight,
it's the size of the fight in the dog.
- Mark Twain

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

A bird does not sing because it has an answer.
It sings because it has a song.
- Chinese Proverb

The possession of knowledge does not
kill the sense of wonder and mystery.
There is always more mystery.
- Anais Nin

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.
- Native American Proverb

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What you leave behind is not what
is engraved in stone monuments,
but what is woven into the lives of others.
- Pericles

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
- Edmund Hillary

A ship in harbor is safe -
but that is not what ships are for.
- John A. Shedd

Love is granting another the space to be
the way they are and the way they are not.
- Werner Erhard

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

Life is not about how fast you run
or how high you climb
but how well you bounce.
- Vivian Komori

Sometimes we need the fog to remind ourselves
that all of life is not black and white.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

It is not the easy or convenient life
for which I search,
but life lived to the edge
of all that I may be.
- Mary Anne Radmacher


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