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Johnny Mathis Quotes and Sayings

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Sometimes being famous gets in the way of doing what you want to do.
- Johnny Mathis

In other words, the celebrity gets out of hand,
and if you're not careful, you will forget what you are about -
and that is you are about making music that people want to hear.
- Johnny Mathis

I really, really enjoy music and that's why I do what I do.
- Johnny Mathis

My favorite singer to this day is Nat King Cole.
I've tried to emulate his phrasing.
It is so absolutely beautiful to listen to his lovely voice.
- Johnny Mathis

 

I'm just one of the lucky people.
I have no other reason for my longevity.
- Johnny Mathis

I also met, early on Ella Fitzgerald.
Her songbooks are some of the most amazing bodies of work.
- Johnny Mathis

When I was 12 and started to take singing lessons from a woman,
she told me that I would probably spend the rest of
my life taking care of my voice.
- Johnny Mathis

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It's just that some people are lucky and people still seem to enjoy the music.
- Johnny Mathis

I think there are a lot of people who really want to be famous,
they really do.
I don't.
It sort of gets in the way of the everyday things that I do.
- Johnny Mathis

But I am very grateful for my success,
and with success, of course, comes a whole lot of celebrity.
- Johnny Mathis

Even though there's no forum for me on the radio for
the kind of music I sing anymore,
I am still excited about having a career where I can
sing the best music in the world,
and people will come and hear me because of the hit
records I've had in the past.
- Johnny Mathis

It's very much like opera singers.
They do the same thing.
The first thing in the morning and the last thing at night,
the thing they think about is their voice and how to take care of it.
- Johnny Mathis

When you do interviews, you have to talk about yourself -
and I like to find out about other people.
I am so familiar with everything that I do.
I've said it over and over again.
I think it is boring.
- Johnny Mathis

When I do an album I try to find a producer that's
excited about something that they want me to sing,
and I check with the record company to find out what
they think they can sell -
which is their No.
1 priority.
- Johnny Mathis

Courage doesn't always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice
at the end of the day, saying,
"I will try again tomorrow."
- Mary Anne Radmacher PHOTO

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile,
but sometimes your smile
can be the source of your joy.
- Thich Nhat Hanh PHOTO

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe PHOTO

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 PHOTO

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

Sometimes the things you really want
sneak in the back door.
Notice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Love is like the truth,
sometimes it prevails,
sometimes it hurts.
- Victor M. Garcia Jr.

You can do what you have to do,
and sometimes you can do it
even better than you think you can.
- Jimmy Carter

Sometimes it is better to lose
and do the right thing
than to win and do the wrong thing.
- Tony Blair

Not getting what you want
is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
- Dalai Lama

The challenge of living a great life is to create
a meaningful whole out of sometimes ill-fitting halves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you reach the end of your rope,
tie a knot and hang on.
- Anonymous Saying
(Sometimes attributed to Franklin D. Roosevelt,
Eleanor Roosevelt, or Thomas Jefferson)

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Remember that not getting what you want
is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Sometimes good things fall apart
so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

If you are the master, be sometimes blind,
if you are the servant, be sometimes deaf.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Sometimes you get the results you wanted,
sometimes you don't.
What matters is that you did your best.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You cannot be totally committed sometimes.
- A Course In Miracles

Sometimes I think we're alone.
Sometimes I think we're not.
In either case, the thought is staggering.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

We do not always see what is before our face -
sometimes we see what we hope to see,
or fear we will see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

With manners comes insincerity.
Truth is sometimes difficult.
- Bono

You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you.
You have to go to them sometimes.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

For everything I observe or experience,
I create a story - not sometimes, but always.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes our light goes out but
is blown into flame by another human being.
Each of us owes deepest thanks
to those who have rekindled this light.
- Albert Schweitzer

Friends love misery, in fact.
Sometimes, especially if we are too lucky
or too successful or too pretty,
our misery is the only thing that endears us to our friends.
- Erica Jong

You can live the life you love -
even in the face of the most challenging circumstances.
While sometimes it may appear that life throws more obstacles
in your path than you can handle,
you can always choose to be happy.
Yes, you are that powerful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Sometimes," said Pooh, "the smallest things take up the most room in your heart."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Sometimes, our family's most important job
is reminding us how unimportant we are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Good manners sometimes means simply
putting up with other people's bad manners.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Mostly, it is human to dislike surprises -
often with great intensity.
Be open to new ways;
sometimes newness just knocks on our door;
welcome it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can fool all the people some of the time,
and some of the people all the time,
but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
- Abraham Lincoln (sometimes attributed to P. T. Barnum)

Greatness is not in where we stand,
but in what direction we are moving.
We must sail sometimes with the wind
and sometimes against it -
but sail we must,
and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

We think sometimes that poverty is only
being hungry, naked and homeless.
The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and
uncared for is the greatest poverty.
We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.
- Mother Teresa

Life is like an onion:
you peel it off one layer at a time,
and sometimes you weep.
- Carl Sandburg

Life is a series of experiences,
each one of which makes us bigger,
even though sometimes it is hard to realize this.
- Henry Ford

Sometimes new love comes between old friends.
Sometimes the best love was the one that was always there.
- Anonymous

Sometimes I've believed as many as
six impossible things before breakfast.
- Lewis Carroll

Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge
and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you,
you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Why, sometimes I've believed as many as
six impossible things before breakfast.
- Lewis Carroll

Not everyone is always going to like what you do.
Your job application, your book proposal,
your offer of marriage is going to
get rejected sometimes - perhaps often.
Your boss, your spouse, even the person
behind you in the supermarket checkout line
is occasionally going to think that you are doing it all wrong.
Don't take it personally.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

God sometimes does try to the uttermost
those whom he wishes to bless.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The willow which bends to the tempest,
often escapes better than the oak which resists it;
and so in great calamities,
it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits
recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner
than those of a loftier character.
- Albert Schweitzer

Sometimes, indeed, there is such a discrepancy
between the genius and his human qualities
that one has to ask oneself whether
a little less talent might not have been better.
- Carl Jung

I am so clever that sometimes I don't
understand a single word of what I am saying.
- Oscar Wilde

For everything observed or experienced,
each of us creates a "story" - not sometimes, but always.
A "story" is the fiction a person tells themselves
about what has happened or is happening.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

He who can take advice is sometimes superior
to him who can give it.
- Erica Jong

Endings: sometimes a season of sorrow and grief.
Endings: what must precede new beginnings.
Life is an endless cycle of endings and beginnings.
Renewal and rebirth cannot occur without endings -
as the new year's crop can only be planted and flourish
in the decay of last year.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

LOVE LETTERS TO YOURSELF
This is taken from a love letter (a gentle reminder)
I wrote to myself recently.
Live in your joy today.
Be authentic. Love yourself. First.
Love others from your own abundance.
Life Changes. Circumstances change.
Sometimes you try to fit your old way
of being into new circumstances
rather than becoming new yourself.
Embrace transformation as an opportunity.
And keep on writing love letters to yourself.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask "Why me?"
Then a voice answers "Nothing personal,
your name just happened to come up. -
- Charlie Brown, in Charles M. Schulz' cartoon Peanuts

A question that sometimes drives me hazy:
am I or are the others crazy?
- Albert Einstein

You are not your mind. You, a Spiritual BEing,
are neither your mind nor your body.
Mind and body are your tools - to use as you choose.
Sometimes your body appears to have a will of its own,
as when it twitches or pains.
Likewise, your mind often appears to have its own will.
That incessant chattering of regret, disappointment, guilt,
shame, foreboding, worry, and fear
is your Rattlesnake Mind striking off on its own.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Even when poetry has a meaning, as it usually has,
it may be inadvisable to draw it out...
Perfect understanding will sometimes almost extinguish pleasure.
- A. E. Housman

It happens - Sometimes.
- the movie Forrest Gump

Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age.
Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.
- Tom Wilson

Sometimes, the only realists are the dreamers.
- Paul Wellstone


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