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John Oates Quotes and Sayings

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I have a great family, I live an amazing life.
- John Oates

To me, when a great band is playing together,
it's amazing for me.
- John Oates

I just like playing with the band and doing what I do.
- John Oates

In our relationship, we don't have that situation.
I don't require what he needs, and he doesn't require what I need.
I know what I do; I have an amazing life that nobody knows about.
- John Oates

 

The thing is, we've changed our style but we've never
changed the actual roots of what we've done.
- John Oates

I was just glad to meet somebody outside of my group
of small town friends who was into music.
Somebody else who had aspirations to do something more
than sing at a record hop.
- John Oates

Swimming upstream in the music business is a hard thing to do.
- John Oates

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If it wasn't for music, I doubt whether we'd be friends.
- John Oates

You have to know when to strike and when to retreat.
- John Oates

We've been together since we've been teenagers.
I can go away and disappear for two years,
and when we get back together, it's like nothing ever has changed.
- John Oates

I wish I could see over crowds and small groups of people.
- John Oates

We collaborate together.
We work with other people.
We work by ourselves.
- John Oates

Well, before we met I had heard and seen him sing so I knew he was good.
- John Oates

If Daryl stopped touring it would be a big part of him missing.
- John Oates

It's the music that brings us together.
- John Oates

I couldn't begin to name names...
in general I have found racers to be some of the most
competitive people on the planet...
and some of the nicest as well.
- John Oates

We should have an easier name to pronounce.
- John Oates

If you look over the years, the styles have changed -
the clothes,
the hair, the production, the approach to the songs.
The icing to the cake has changed flavors.
But if you really look at the cake itself,
it's really the same.
- John Oates

Sometimes, it's just great to bring new people into the mix.
- John Oates

I like playing on stage, don't get me wrong.
- John Oates

If something that needs to be done that we don't feel confronting,
we do it through the manager.
- John Oates

I think people were just starving for good material
because they just weren't getting it on the radio.
- John Oates

I do a lot of things behind the scenes.
I do a lot of things that don't hit the headlines.
- John Oates

Well, because we're so different as people.
And it's that difference that probably also makes it easy to stay together,
because we don't get in each others way.
- John Oates

If I stopped touring tomorrow, it wouldn't change my life.
- John Oates

Silence is a source of great strength.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

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

Where there is great love,
there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather PHOTO

Dare to dream of your great success.
Become intimate with those things
which deeply motivate you
and regularly work toward
the realization of that mission.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

To lead a great life:
Dream, Take Action, Repeat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

There are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To the young child, all life is a great adventure -
when did we grow so dull and brittle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have decided to stick with love.
Hate is too great a burden to bear.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Great spirits have always encountered
violent opposition from mediocre minds.
- Albert Einstein

Wealth consists not in having great possessions,
but in having few wants.
- Epictetus

Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
- John D. Rockefeller

It is an act of great Courage to forsake all Blame.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All the great things are simple,
and many can be expressed in a single word:
freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
- Winston Churchill

The Universe is one great kindergarten for man.
Everything that exists has brought
with it its own peculiar lesson.
- Orison Swett Marden

There is a great future in front of you,
you can leave your past behind.
- Joel Osteen

All great truths begin as blasphemies.
- George Bernard Shaw

About leadership: No person can be a great leader
unless he takes genuine joy
in the successes of those under him.
- W. A. Nance

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers,
who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt
to offer a solution everybody can understand.
- Colin Powell

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news.
The good news is that you don't know how great you can be!
How much you can love!
What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
- Anne Frank

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks
in great and honorable courses
with a sure hope and trust in itself.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak.
Strong convictions precede great actions.
- Louisa May Alcott

Great leadership is not the visit of an unexpected fate
but rather a flame which is kept burning
in spite of the winds of risk and opposition.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

To be oneself is a rare thing, and a great one.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Confidence is the most important single factor in this game,
and no matter how great your natural talent,
there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.
- Jack Nicklaus

A great man is always willing to be little.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Great hearts steadily send forth the secret forces
that incessantly draw great events.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Two Great Lessons of Life: Choose Love & Trust God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

That some achieve great success,
is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.
- Abraham Lincoln

Great and good are seldom the same man.
- Winston Churchill

These are the keys to a great life...
taking oneself lightly, forgiveness, and acceptance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Great men or men of great gifts
you shall easily find,
but symmetrical men never.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

All difficult things have
their origin in that which is easy,
and great things in that which is small.
- Lao Tzu

Great oaks from little acorns grow.
- Proverb

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those
who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

One of the surest ways to cause
yourself great suffering
is to insist upon being right -
to demand that all others view life
exactly as you view it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The water in a vessel is sparkling;
the water in the sea is dark.
The small truth has words which are clear;
the great truth has great silence.
- Rabindranath Tagore

To the philosopher,
death is but the next great adventure.
- J. K. Rowling

The great pleasure in life is doing
what people say you cannot do.
- Walter Bagehot

No crime is so great as daring to excel.
- Winston Churchill

Great works are performed not by strength,
but by perseverance.
- Samuel Johnson


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