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Lucinda Williams Quotes and Sayings

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Sade's stuff is real deceptive.
She's got stuff about prostitutes, poverty and people on the streets.
- Lucinda Williams

I mean, whose songs don't focus on tragedy and loss?
- Lucinda Williams

The more I separate myself from my upbringing,
the more I appreciate what it's done for me.
- Lucinda Williams

I'd rather play a few nights at the Fillmore than play one night at an arena.
- Lucinda Williams


You can't really praise somebody's work and then criticize the process.
- Lucinda Williams

I started writing more with my voice in mind.
- Lucinda Williams

I write first for myself as a therapeutic process,
to get stuff out and to deal with it.
- Lucinda Williams

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I'm just like everyone.
I like to feel togetherness with someone.
- Lucinda Williams

You should put time into learning your craft.
It seems like people want success so quickly,
way before they're ready.
- Lucinda Williams

I'm fascinated by the whole concept of snake handling.
When you read about the Pentecostal snake handlers,
what strikes you the most is their commitment.
- Lucinda Williams

Just because I'm talking about something that might
have been a sad or painful situation doesn't mean that
I'm sad or tortured 24 hours a day any more than anybody else is.
- Lucinda Williams

I am trying to get right with God.
I'm sort of making a statement about the excessiveness.
- Lucinda Williams

I'm dealing with things as they come along,
and I'm talking about it.
- Lucinda Williams

Some of their best songs don't have bridges and choruses.
So that made me think I should trust my instincts.
My songs were okay, I figured.
I didn't need to change anything.
- Lucinda Williams

I just broke up with my boyfriend, and I've been spending
more time alone than I'd like.
- Lucinda Williams

I grew up in a very literate, very independent household
where people spoke their ideas and were very supportive
of helping each other find their own way.
- Lucinda Williams

I don't mean to complain.
I wouldn't trade my life for anything.
- Lucinda Williams

I'm trying to get out of my own way.
- Lucinda Williams

I usually have an idea of how I want a song to sound,
but I don't always know how to get there.
- Lucinda Williams

I have to try different things to see what works best.
Other people get impatient with that.
- Lucinda Williams

I have such a great band.
We had played all this material on the road.
I just wanted to let it fly.
- Lucinda Williams

I'm not just a doormat.
I'm not just being stepped on all over the place.
If you look at the bulk of my material,
it's about trying to find some strength through that.
- Lucinda Williams

We just did a few takes of a song and just picked the best one.
It was real organic and genuine.
- Lucinda Williams

I guess you could write a good song if your heart hadn't been broken,
but I don't know of anyone whose heart hasn't been broken.
- Lucinda Williams

People let their own hang-ups become the obstacles
between them and personal happiness.
- Lucinda Williams

So few people are truly themselves when they're in the spotlight.
- Lucinda Williams

I'm trying to learn how to tap into the power of my own being.
I know it sounds corny.
- Lucinda Williams

I feel a lot more comfortable being me these days.
I'm constantly told that my work is good.
A lot of fans and a lot of other artists say my songs
and albums mean a lot to them.
Isn't that what's important?
- Lucinda Williams

If you come into success too soon, you'll burn out
and be finished before you know it.
If you let the maturation process happen naturally,
you'll be happier with yourself in the end.
- Lucinda Williams

In so many interviews, they bring up the sexual aspect of the record.
I've had some journalists say it sounds like I'm lying
down in bed singing with a microphone.
It gets so old!
- Lucinda Williams

The old jazz singers or old blues singers,
you always just saw them kind of sitting down and singing.
They weren't worried as much about their voice sounding perfect.
They would make the song kind of fit their voice.
- Lucinda Williams

It's really about living in your head...
just looking out at the world, then going back into
your head and tossing around a lot of ideas and coming
out with something interesting to say.
- Lucinda Williams

I've had trouble being in relationships and writing.
This has been a real problem for me.
I don't know if it's because I'm not free to fantasize
or create these fantasy things about other people.
- Lucinda Williams

The man I lived with is a Christian,
so I would talk to him about it.
What would this person do in the Bible? What's the
story around this person? Generally,
when people talk about characters in the Bible,
there's one thing they're known for,
like Job.
- Lucinda Williams

Your body is the church where Nature asks to be reverenced.
- Marquis de Sade

De Sade is the one completely consistent and thoroughgoing
revolutionary of history.
- Aldous Huxley

And I liked this extreme character of de Sade.
- Philip Kaufman

No lover, if he be of good faith, and sincere,
will deny he would prefer to see his mistress dead than unfaithful.
- Marquis de Sade

In order to know virtue, we must first acquaint ourselves with vice.
- Marquis de Sade

Happiness lies neither in vice nor in virtue;
but in the manner we appreciate the one and the other,
and the choice we make pursuant to our individual organization.
- Marquis de Sade

Between understanding and faith immediate connections must subsist.
- Marquis de Sade

Sensual excess drives out pity in man.
- Marquis de Sade

It is not my mode of thought that has caused my misfortunes,
but the mode of thought of others.
- Marquis de Sade

Woman's destiny is to be wanton, like the bitch,
the she-wolf; she must belong to all who claim her.
- Marquis de Sade

All universal moral principles are idle fancies.
- Marquis de Sade

Social order at the expense of liberty is hardly a bargain.
- Marquis de Sade

One is never so dangerous when one has no shame,
than when one has grown too old to blush.
- Marquis de Sade

There is no God, Nature sufficeth unto herself;
in no wise hath she need of an author.
- Marquis de Sade

My manner of thinking, so you say, cannot be approved.
Do you suppose I care? A poor fool indeed is he who
adopts a manner of thinking for others!
- Marquis de Sade

It is always by way of pain one arrives at pleasure.
- Marquis de Sade

Truth titillates the imagination far less than fiction.
- Marquis de Sade

Whatever you think of de Sade, he was a complex figure
and we should not look for easy answers with him.
He was, strangely perhaps, against the death penalty,
and he was never put in prison for murders or anything like that.
- Philip Kaufman

"Sex" is as important as eating or drinking and we
ought to allow the one appetite to be satisfied with
as little restraint or false modesty as the other.
- Marquis de Sade

The more defects a man may have, the older he is,
the less lovable, the more resounding his success.
- Marquis de Sade

Lust is to the other passions what the nervous fluid is to life;
it supports them all,
lends strength to them all ambition,
avarice, revenge, are all founded on lust.
- Marquis de Sade

I've already told you: the only way to a woman's heart
is along the path of torment.
I know none other as sure.
- Marquis de Sade

Are wars anything but the means whereby a nation is nourished,
whereby it is strengthened, whereby it is buttressed?
- Marquis de Sade

One weeps not save when one is afraid,
and that is why kings are tyrants.
- Marquis de Sade

The ultimate triumph of philosophy would be to cast
light upon the mysterious ways in which Providence
moves to achieve the designs it has for man.
- Marquis de Sade

They declaim against the passions without bothering
to think that it is from their flame philosophy lights its torch.
- Marquis de Sade

Variety, multiplicity are the two most powerful vehicles of lust.
- Marquis de Sade

Happiness is ideal, it is the work of the imagination.
- Marquis de Sade

Religions are the cradles of despotism.
- Marquis de Sade

To judge from the notions expounded by theologians,
one must conclude that God created most men simply
with a view to crowding hell.
- Marquis de Sade

The idea of God is the sole wrong for which I cannot forgive mankind.
- Marquis de Sade

Nature has not got two voices, you know,
one of them condemning all day what the other commands.
- Marquis de Sade

Lust's passion will be served; it demands,
it militates, it tyrannizes.
- Marquis de Sade

'Til the infallibility of human judgements shall have been proved to me,
I shall demand the abolition of the penalty of death.
- Marquis de Sade

What is more immoral than war?
- Marquis de Sade

Destruction, hence, like creation, is one of Nature's mandates.
- Marquis de Sade

Are not laws dangerous which inhibit the passions?
Compare the centuries of anarchy with those of the
strongest legalism in any country you like and you
will see that it is only when the laws are silent that
the greatest actions appear.
- Marquis de Sade

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