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Ken Hensley Quotes and Sayings

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THE GODS was my first professional band and I learned a lot during that time.
It was very cool playing with so many great musicians
as it helped me to learn.
- Ken Hensley

Visible Faith is an expression of my Christian faith
which must be visible to be real!
I gave the name to the collection of musicians who
worked with me on the record.
- Ken Hensley

When I left HEEP I didn't know what I wanted!
It took me a long time to adjust to life away from
the band and the only thing I knew was that I didn't
want to repeat my mistakes!
- Ken Hensley

The past has infinite value if one learns from it.
- Ken Hensley

 

It was both exciting and frustrating to work with an orchestral group.
- Ken Hensley

When we were making vinyl records we had a lot of time
limitations for each record so songs were left off for a number of reasons.
Now, with CDs, much more music can be included.
- Ken Hensley

The band projects just took natural priority.
I didn't really have a solo career, just wanted to
share the music in another way and to learn more about writing,
recording, etcetera.
- Ken Hensley

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I lived in an area where there were a lot of rock musicians,
and we got together regularly in our studios.
- Ken Hensley

If you want to capitulate to what commercial needs are,
you can always be commercially valuable,
but I'm not interested in being that.
- Ken Hensley

It is hard to understand addiction unless you have experienced it.
- Ken Hensley

People often forget this - a vinyl album could only
contain a maximum of 20 minutes per side!
- Ken Hensley

I always write lyrics first and the rhythm and the
melody come from the lyrics.
It always comes from the lyrics: words have rhythm and words have melody.
- Ken Hensley

I actually never knew Peter Green but I do respect
his early work very much.
- Ken Hensley

All of us would like for everybody to be the kind of
person we want them to be.
- Ken Hensley

I am, first of all, a Christian and,
secondly,
a person with very very serious personal opinion,
so I'm motivated by many many things and,
certainly, not by the need or desire to satisfy other
people's ideas of who I am.
- Ken Hensley

I have never learned to read or write music so I am
not a virtuoso musician like the others you mentioned.
I am completely unable to play like them because I
never learned classical music,
I just developed my own crazy style!
- Ken Hensley

I didn't know that you were supposed to tune the guitar to an open chord,
and I learned to play slide with a normal tuning.
I think it's a little more melodic that way and doesn't sound so bluesy.
Of course, if I could play like David Lindley or Ry Cooder,
I'd be a happy man!
- Ken Hensley

It is always encouraging and kind when people say nice
things about my work but I know that it is not me that
did it then and it is not me that is doing it now.
It is God living in me and for that I will always be grateful.
- Ken Hensley

I know why I am here and my only real focused goal
is to live each day to the fullest and to try and honor
God and be an encouragement to others.
What the future holds is firmly in God's hands,
and I am very happy about that!
- Ken Hensley

Whoever undertakes to set himself up
as a judge of Truth and Knowledge
is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
- Albert Einstein

Let us be silent, that we may
hear the whispers of the gods.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I do not concern myself with gods and spirits
either good or evil, nor do I serve any.
- Lao Tzu

To a very young child, mommy and daddy are gods.
We spend our lives looking to regain
that sense of being cared for and protected.
Thus religion.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The heart of marriage is memories; and if the two of
you happen to have the same ones and can savor your reruns,
then your marriage is a gift from the gods.
- Bill Cosby

Computers are like Old Testament gods;
lots of rules and no mercy.
- Joseph Campbell

Every people have gods to suit their circumstances.
- Henry David Thoreau

I want to know all Gods thoughts;
all the rest are just details.
- Albert Einstein

Humor distorts nothing, and only false gods are laughed
off their earthly pedestals.
- Agnes Repplier

Science has made us gods even before we are worthy of being men.
- Jean Rostand

It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that
which he has the power to obtain by himself.
- Epicurus

When men destroy their old gods,
they will find new ones to take their place.
- Pearl S. Buck

When I investigate and when I discover that the forces
of the heavens and the planets are within ourselves,
then truly I seem to be living among the gods.
- Leon Battista Alberti

Gods always behave like the people who make them.
- Zora Neale Hurston

All gods are homemade, and it is we who pull their strings,
and so, give them the power to pull ours.
- Aldous Huxley

It is impossible to imagine the universe run by a wise,
just and omnipotent God, but it is quite easy to imagine
it run by a board of gods.
- H. L. Mencken

It does me no injury for my neighbor to say
there are twenty gods or no God.
- Thomas Jefferson

The ineffable joy of forgiving and being forgiven forms
an ecstasy that might well arouse the envy of the gods.
- Elbert Hubbard

We are all atheists about most of the gods
that societies have ever believed in.
Some of us just go one god further.
- Richard Dawkins

Of all the gods only death does not desire gifts.
- Aeschylus

Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise,
the amazement of the Gods.
- Plato

Therefore, if the gods are immortal and eternal,
what need is there of the other sex,
when they themselves do not require succession,
since they are always about to exist?
- Lactantius

For this is the mark of a wise and upright man,
not to rail against the gods in misfortune.
- Aeschylus

The poets are only the interpreters of the Gods.
- Socrates

I've been grateful enough, smart enough to take the
work with Ian McKellen in Gods And Monsters.
- Brendan Fraser

To live without evil belongs only to the gods.
- Sophocles

Well, I turn people into human beings by not making them into gods.
- Imogen Cunningham

It is said that those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad.
It may well be that a war neurosis stirred up by propaganda
of fear and hatred is the prelude to destruction.
- John Boyd Orr

Old myths, old gods, old heroes have never died.
They are only sleeping at the bottom of our mind,
waiting for our call.
We have need for them.
They represent the wisdom of our race.
- Stanley Kunitz

Anybody depending on somebody else's gods is depending
on a fox not to eat chickens.
- Zora Neale Hurston

The gods look in pleasure on penitent sinners.
- Theodor Adorno

Mystery has its own mysteries, and there are gods above gods.
We have ours, they have theirs.
That is what's known as infinity.
- Jean Cocteau

The gods' service is tolerable, man's intolerable.
- Plato

Were there no women, men might live like gods.
- Thomas Dekker

As to gods, I have no way of knowing either that they exist or do not exist,
or what they are like.
- Protagoras

It did remind me of something out of Greek mythology -
the richest king who gets everything he wants,
but ultimately his family has a curse on it from the Gods.
- Martin Scorsese

It is the privilege of the gods to want nothing,
and of godlike men to want little.
- Diogenes

Two thousand years ago, we lived in a world of Gods and Goddesses.
Today, we live in a world solely of Gods.
Women in most cultures have been stripped of their spiritual power.
- Dan Brown

People are always the start for me...
animals, when I can get into their heads,
gods, supernatural beings, immortals,
the dead...
these are all people to me.
- Tanith Lee

The modern artist must live by craft and violence.
His gods are violent gods.
Those artists, so called, whose work does not show this strife,
are uninteresting.
- Ezra Pound

So many gods, so many creeds, so many paths that wind
and wind while just the art of being kind is all the sad world needs.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

The human mind evolved to believe in the gods.
It did not evolve to believe in biology.
- E. O. Wilson

To me a book is a message from the gods to mankind;
or,
if not, should never be published at all.
- Aleister Crowley

Whether gods exist or not, there is no way to get absolute certainty about ethics.
Without absolute certainty, what do we do? We do the best we can.
- Richard Stallman

The day of the absolute is over, and we're in for the strange gods once more.
- David Herbert Lawrence

Even the most malignant gods would not continue to
inflict life upon humanity,
time without end.
- Taylor Caldwell

Those thinkers who cannot believe in any gods often
assert that the love of humanity would be in itself sufficient for them;
and so,
perhaps, it would, if they had it.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Life has meaning only in the struggle.
Triumph or defeat is in the hands of the Gods.
So let us celebrate the struggle!
- Stevie Wonder

Why do you think the old stories tell of men who set
out on great journeys to impress the gods? Because
trying to impress people just isn't worth the time and effort.
- Henry Rollins

All good fortune is a gift of the gods,
and you don't win the favor of the ancient gods by being good,
but by being bold.
- Anita Brookner

Nearer the gods no mortal may approach.
- Edmund Halley

Do not look upon this world with fear and loathing.
Bravely face whatever the gods offer.
- Morihei Ueshiba


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