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Jackie DeShannon Quotes and Sayings

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I went to art school, I think it helped me a great
deal because it taught me who I am.
- Jackie DeShannon

Elvis was, at least the times I was around him,
Elvis was a practical joker.
He was always, had some little mischievous something going.
- Jackie DeShannon

I think Ingmar Bergman, Francoise Truffaut -
all these people created images in my mind,
beautiful pictures, I loved what was known at that
time as the foreign film.
- Jackie DeShannon

There was a lot of great writing couples,
but I try to do it all myself.
And it was practically impossible, but I still managed to be ahead of my time.
- Jackie DeShannon

 

I'm very interested to see how this new painting will go -
I know I want it big and stark,
and as I said, I follow the muse, and that's when it
always works perfectly for me.
- Jackie DeShannon

Ignorance is kind of bliss.
- Jackie DeShannon

The happy story right now is the full page in Vanity Fair,
which gives me a great deal of exposure.
- Jackie DeShannon

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Well, as an artist, I think that Elvis's generosity
to me he always talked very highly about me,
he always spoke very highly about my work and singing and my writing.
- Jackie DeShannon

I think to just single out a highlight of Elvis's career
is pretty much impossible.
As far as being a fan of his, a lifetime fan,
there were just too many highlights.
- Jackie DeShannon

I mean, I can sit down with a guitar,
and in fact, we do two, three songs with just guitar and percussion.
- Jackie DeShannon

And unless you have that sense of being creative,
people think you're just working all the time.
- Jackie DeShannon

I always went with my agenda, I just couldn't execute it.
- Jackie DeShannon

I was lucky enough to first meet Elvis at his house
in Bel Air and he used to invite different artists,
singers and musicians, to come and jam with him at his house.
- Jackie DeShannon

And being away and not performing for a long time and
really connecting with my audience for a long time,
I have a great responsibility to myself and to them
to do it exactly the way the process was when I was young.
- Jackie DeShannon

There are some good songs, but not the kind of song-writing that I remember,
that I like.
Springsteen still does it.
Paul Simon, and there are also good writers,
but that doesn't dominate the charts.
- Jackie DeShannon

I would think, to me, growing up in the south,
growing up with all the gospel music,
singing in the church and having that rhythm and blues -
the blues background was my big inspiration.
- Jackie DeShannon

And I just remember, you know, breaking into tears
and feeling so empty because,
as long as Elvis was in the world, you always knew
something was going and he always had something that
kept everybody mesmerized.
- Jackie DeShannon

When Elvis was performing, you just tried to figure out a way to get there.
I think he set all the records and anyone that has
ever had the good fortune to see him,
you know what it's like to try to get in to see Elvis.
It was impossible, practically.
- Jackie DeShannon

No, I got my web site going and said I have the record out.
People were just falling on the floor -
they couldn't believe it -
after all that time.
You know, it wasn't a compilation, it was new songs.
- Jackie DeShannon

I think, describing Elvis for me would be a very generous king.
He was the king of rock and roll, will always be.
He's whats made it possible for everyone to be performers
and to do the things they do now.
- Jackie DeShannon

When I used to go to Elvis's house was always a nightmare
trying to get into the house because of so many fans
outside the gate and he really couldn't go anywhere
without sneaking in or doing something because people
just wanted to be around him and to be with him.
- Jackie DeShannon

We have to set our own agenda, we have to set our own standards,
we have to be very strong about what we want,
we have to be very strong about our passion and if it's not right for you,
you shouldn't do it just because you're advised by so-called geniuses.
- Jackie DeShannon

It had long since come to my attention
that people of accomplishment
rarely sat back and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things.
- Leonardo da Vinci

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately,
to front only the essential facts of life,
and see if I could not learn what it had to teach,
and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
- Henry David Thoreau

Minimal art went nowhere.
- Sol LeWitt

In my opinion, most of the great men of the past were
only there for the beer -
the wealth,
prestige and grandeur that went with the power.
- A. J. P. Taylor

Smartness runs in my family.
When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was
in my class for five years.
- Gracie Allen

I went to the doctor and he said I had acute appendicitis,
and I said compared to who?
- Jay London

I went through baseball as "a player to be named later."
- Joe Garagiola

To think that the new economy is over is like somebody
in London in 1830 saying the entire industrial revolution
is over because some textile manufacturers in Manchester went broke.
- Alvin Toffler

I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it.
- Jonathan Winters

I'm a fun father, but not a good father.
The hard decisions always went to my wife.
- John Lithgow

We went to church every Sunday.
When I was a kid, the only time I sang was around my family.
- Darius Rucker

I regret to this day that I never went to college.
I feel I should have been a doctor.
- Ty Cobb

I should prefer to have a politician who regularly
went to a massage parlour than one who promised a laptop
computer for every teacher.
- A. N. Wilson

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

My experiences have taught me a lot and I'm happy with my learnings,
if not with what I went through to learn.
- Ally Sheedy

My parents and my grandfather on my mom's side would travel the earth.
They went to Australia and China, and they went to
probably every soccer game I ever played.
- Brandi Chastain

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

Who would ever think that so much went on
in the soul of a young girl?
- Anne Frank

My father, he was like the rock, the guy you went to with every problem.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

Ask five economists and you'll get five different answers -
six if one went to Harvard.
- Edgar R. Fiedler

I was raised Catholic, but my father's people were Methodist,
so we went to both churches.
- Aaron Neville

Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public.
- H. L. Mencken

I went to a fight the other night, and a hockey game broke out.
- Rodney Dangerfield

I went in for an operation to remove a brain tumor.
- Lou Gramm

I did a few more plays, and then I went to L.A.,
because I knew I could get a coaching job there.
- Lee Majors

I went to college in Mississippi; I'm from Louisiana.
- Trishelle Cannatella

Around 1980, I went back to painting with a vengeance.
- Martin Mull

I was stranded in Disco.
I went to dozens of darkened places with enough flashing
lights to drive the average person mad.
I felt lost in the pulse of sheer panic.
- Martha Reeves

I would have quit before I went rock-n-roll.
I know one way, and that's natural, and when I can't make it,
I'll come home and stay.
I believe in my music.
- Ralph Stanley

Aaron Spelling went further than anyone has ever gone for television.
- Linda Evans

The Chinese people, too, went through all kinds of
vicissitudes in their religious development.
- Hu Shih

As one went to Europe to see the living past,
so one must visit Southern California to observe the future.
- Alison Lurie

When I left school I went to Australia for a year and
worked in the drama department of a school in Perth.
- James D'arcy

I went from 118 pounds to 135 pounds in a few months.
But, I still didn't know anything about food.
- Warren Cuccurullo

But you have to give your whole life to a cello.
When I realized that, I went back to the guitar and
just turned the volume up a bit louder.
- Ritchie Blackmore

I went to Zimbabwe.
I know how white people feel in America now;
relaxed!
Cause when I heard the police car I knew they weren't coming after me!
- Richard Pryor

When I was 24 I went to Nigeria and it was such a culture shock,
growing up in Australia and suddenly being the only
white man in this unit full of black men.
- Bruce Beresford

I had a friend who was a clown.
When he died, all his friends went to the funeral in one car.
- Steven Wright

I shed many a tear when the steam engines went out
of style on the railroads.
I'd like to seem them come back, but I realize the
diesels are more efficient.
- Clyde Tombaugh

When I started the business, I hardly went home.
I became very driven about work and about my career.
- Calvin Klein

There's a picture of the real Coach Gary Gaines in
the book and he's sitting in the locker room after a game,
and he just looks so much like Billy Bob,
that we went to him.
- Peter Berg

We, some cast members and I, even went on a weekend
trip together and spent the weekend at an inn,
because we enjoy each other's company so much,
and it was so cool.
- Victor Garber

Constructive criticism is about finding something good
and positive to soften the blow to the real critique of what really went on.
- Paula Abdul

I used to think we were going to win in the '60s.
Nixon went out and I thought we won.
- Ken Kesey

I met Elvis first in Las Vegas.
I think I was appearing with Tom Jones and he came
backstage to say hello to Tom or we went to his dressing room to say hello.
- Norm Crosby

I was kicked out of school because of my attitude.
I was not assimilating.
So I went to work, taking any jobs I could get.
- Richard Pryor

What I did was, I went and collected every bit of information
from Adventist publishing houses in the basic areas
of doctrine covered in the book Questions on Doctrine.
- Walter Martin

According to one critic, my works looked like scraped billboards.
I went to look at the billboards and decided that more
billboards should be scraped.
- Mark Tobey

Sorry dude, but we're in a boxing match and you went
against your word and tried to make me look weak and
stupid in front of 17 million people.
That's just not gonna happen.
- Dustin Diamond


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