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George Thorogood Quotes and Sayings

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We've plotted through the years of how to get to here,
where we are now, or we would have never made it.
- George Thorogood

I wanted to write songs that were as good as the covers.
- George Thorogood

I knew I had the right material and I knew what I was going after.
- George Thorogood

I guess a good song is a good song is a good song,
ya know.
- George Thorogood

 

I didn't live in the world of disco or the world of the Eagles.
- George Thorogood

Did I think it would last 30 years? No,
I didn't think it would have those kind of legs.
- George Thorogood

Rounder Records decided to call the album Move It On Over,
much to my chagrin but they knew what they were doing.
It took off and to this day I can't figure out why.
- George Thorogood

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I know I'm not going to sing like Aretha Franklin or
Elvis Presley or any of those people.
- George Thorogood

Whatever title you want to lay on me is fine.
I am still working; you know what I'm saying?
- George Thorogood

I'm talking like 10, 12 years old.
Either junior brings Mom and Pop or Mom and Pop bring the kids.
I'm talking young here, not a college drinking crowd.
- George Thorogood

Not to this extent but from day one I had an awful
lot of confidence when I got started.
- George Thorogood

You can't rely on luck.
I've had some stages in my career where I've said we're going to wing it,
and we've always ended up in trouble.
- George Thorogood

I was a big J. Geils fan, a Steppenwolf fan and a Savoy Brown fan.
- George Thorogood

All I have is my performance, I try to feed in the
best of everything that I could possibly do into those
90 minutes and to make a live entertainment show out of it.
- George Thorogood

The reason it has lasted for 30 years is for one reason and one reason only:
Classic Rock radio.
- George Thorogood

When people come to the show they think we are a legendary
band because they hear us on Classic Rock radio all the time.
It is psychological.
That's okay - I'm down with that.
- George Thorogood

I was not a big Allman Brothers fan but I could relate
to that because that is what the flavor of the day was at that time -
at least it was like that for me.
- George Thorogood

Classic Rock radio gave us our longevity.
- George Thorogood

There is no doubt in my mind who is number one -
I have always been number one.
- George Thorogood

Every time the guys were knocked out by my guitar playing
and the girls were knocked out by the type of songs I did.
That set us apart from the average blues band.
- George Thorogood

Look at Gleason in The Honeymooners.
He was humorous but the way he lived wasn't really humorous.
He was a bus driver.
Who wants to be a bus driver? He didn't have any money and he was not famous.
But despite that, the show is humorous.
- George Thorogood

There are now grandmothers and grandfathers coming
to see us because they are of that age,
they grew up in the '50s and '60s and they bring their
sons and their daughters to hear the songs they heard when they were young.
- George Thorogood

I figured the people who liked the sort of thing I
was doing would come see it.
If it was only 200 then that was alright and if it
was 2000 then that is alright as well.
I wasn't really interested in the big numbers;
I was just interested in some numbers.
- George Thorogood

This music has been around since before the beard on Moses.
I happed to do it very well and I happen to have a
lot of groovy songs that I know people are going to dig.
I know more about it than you do.
- George Thorogood

I wasn't straining at the bit to become a movie star
any more than I had plotted to get out of vaudeville
and into Broadway musicals.
- Ethel Merman

I thin many people's deviant behavior starts with dreams
because dreams are so non-linear...
as if there's an assumption that everything has to
be linear or has to be plotted.
- Robyn Hitchcock

The activists will not stop in trying to impose their
extreme views on the rest of us,
and they have now plotted out a state-by-state strategy
to increase the number of judicial decisions redefining
marriage without the voice of the people being heard.
- Jim Bunning

I wrote two plotted books, got some of the fundamentals of storytelling down,
then...
it's sort of like taking the training wheels off,
trying to write a book that's fun in the same way without
relying on quite such mechanical or external beats.
- Jonathan Franzen

I've always been a fan of the 19th century novel,
of the novel that is plotted, character-driven,
and where the passage of time is almost as central
to the novel as a major minor character,
the passage of time and its effect on the characters in the story.
- John Irving

I used to spend most of my time straining to be a nice
guy so people would like me.
- Elia Kazan

Great poetry is always written by somebody straining
to go beyond what he can do.
- Stephen Spender

It is not the straining for great things that is most effective;
it is the doing the little things,
the common duties, a little better and better.
- Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

It is not uncommon in modern times to see governments
straining every nerve to keep the peace,
and the people whom they represent, with patriotic
enthusiasm and resentment over real or fancied wrongs,
urging them forward to war.
- Elihu Root

Illegal immigration is crisis for our country.
It is an open door for drugs, criminals,
and potential terrorists to enter our country.
It is straining our economy, adding costs to our judicial,
healthcare, and education systems.
- Timothy Murphy

A great secret of success is to go through life
as a man who never gets used up.
- Albert Schweitzer

We cannot solve our problems with the same
thinking we used when we created them.
- Albert Einstein

Be a yardstick of quality.
Some people aren't used to an environment
where excellence is expected.
- Steve Jobs

Win as if you were used to it,
lose as if you enjoyed it for a change.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

I used to believe in forever, but forever's too good to be true.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try to understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget.
- Arundhati Roy

Friendship, like credit, is highest when it is not used.
- Elbert Hubbard

I used to tell my husband that,
if he could make me "understand" something,
it would be clear to all the other people in the country.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I offer my body, my mind
and any ability that I posses,
to be used by Thee, O Infinite Creator,
in whatever way Thou dost choose
to express Thyself through me.
I know that all work is Thy work,
and that no task is too difficult
or too menial when offered
to Thee in loving service.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

It's just random chance, baby; get used to it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I used to go away for weeks in a state of confusion.
- Albert Einstein

Life should not be a journey to the grave
with the intention of arriving safely
in a pretty and well preserved body,
but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke,
thoroughly used up, totally worn out,
and loudly proclaiming, "Wow! What a Ride!"
- Hunter S. Thompson

In those days he was wiser than he is now;
he used to frequently take my advice.
- Winston Churchill

Style used to be an interaction between the human soul
and tools that were limiting.
In the digital era, it will have to come from the soul alone.
- Jaron Lanier

The future ain't what it used to be.
- Yogi Berra

Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar
haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair.
- Sam Ewing

Lawsuits should not be used to destroy a viable and
independent distribution system.
The solution lies in the marketplace and not the courtroom.
- Don Henley

When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle.
Then I realised that the Lord doesn't work that way
so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.
- Emo Philips

I think I've discovered the secret of life -
you just hang around until you get used to it.
- Charles M. Schulz

Getting married is a lot like getting into a tub of hot water.
After you get used to it, it ain't so hot.
- Minnie Pearl

History is a tool used by politicians to justify their intentions.
- Ted Koppel

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

Some dreamers demand that scientists only discover
things that can be used for good.
- John Charles Polanyi

It is better to have a fair intellect that is well
used than a powerful one that is idle.
- Bryant H. McGill

I'm 86 and my doctor used to tell me to slow down -
at least he did until he dropped dead.
- Cesar Romero

I used to love dogs until I discovered cats.
- Nafisa Joseph

I used to jog but the ice cubes kept falling out of my glass.
- David Lee Roth

The poet may be used as a barometer,
but let us not forget that he is also part of the weather.
- Lionel Trilling

A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be,
A father is someone who carries pictures where his money used to be.
- Frank Howard Clark

It is only after years of preparation that the young
artist should touch color -
not color used descriptively,
that is, but as a means of personal expression.
- Henri Matisse

I used to sell furniture for a living.
The trouble was, it was my own.
- Les Dawson

We all should choose our friends carefully.
I used to think that no one could know me better than somebody else,
because you're inside yourself, your body, you can't see yourself.
If you think like that, you surround yourself with
other people who are willing to tell you who you are,
which are usually judgmental people ...
we should really surround ourselves with the ones
that adore us and believe in the highest of us.
- Jewel

As a little girl I used to daydream about my real father
coming on a white horse to rescue me.
- Christine Keeler

I used to lie in bed in my flat and imagine what would
happen if there was a zombie attack.
- Simon Pegg

I used to be Snow White, but I drifted.
- Mae West

My father used to sing to me in my mother's womb.
I think I can name about any tune in two beats.
- Yancy Butler


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