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Mary Chapin Carpenter Quotes and Sayings

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I went to college and I never allowed myself to think
for an instant that I would have this chance to do this.
- Mary Chapin Carpenter

I kept thinking, I went to college and I have to get a real job.
- Mary Chapin Carpenter

There's timing.
And then there's also certain people at the record
company who worked incredibly hard and were incredibly
enthusiastic about what I was doing.
- Mary Chapin Carpenter

About age ten, we moved from the place where I was born,
moved overseas.
- Mary Chapin Carpenter

 

I don't really remember my folks singing to us,
but they read to us.
- Mary Chapin Carpenter

I'm a liberal arts junkie.
- Mary Chapin Carpenter

I don't think you need to dumb down to a child,
you merely have to be clear, you know?
- Mary Chapin Carpenter

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My sisters and I were fortunate to travel through Asia
and Europe at very young ages.
We confronted extraordinary beauty in Athens and unspeakable poverty in India.
- Mary Chapin Carpenter

It's a pretty frantic world that we live in.
- Mary Chapin Carpenter

I was a liberal arts junkie and I figured,
well, I'll go work for somebody somewhere.
All I knew was that I was going to have to come home and figure it out.
- Mary Chapin Carpenter

Dreamland is a book, but it's my song in book form.
It's translated itself into a different medium.
- Mary Chapin Carpenter

So I think that if I do feel more freedom right now in my career,
it's not so much because I have less at stake but more
a sense that I've learned more.
- Mary Chapin Carpenter

It's a marvelous feeling when someone says 'I want
to do this song of yours' because they've connected to it.
That's what I'm after.
- Mary Chapin Carpenter

Emmy Lou Harris introduced me to the work of the Vietnam
Veterans of America foundation and the Campaign for a Land Mine Free World.
- Mary Chapin Carpenter

When I think of the artists I admire and seek out musically.
It's because I'm curious about where they're going
to go the next time they have a chance to put a record out.
It's not about where I find them on the radio dial,
or how many records they're selling.
- Mary Chapin Carpenter

So I came home and I had a resume and everything,
but the only job experience I had was just playing
in bars and clubs on my summers off.
So, I was temping and stuff during the day and playing music at night.
- Mary Chapin Carpenter

It's like the code of living by yourself.
People who are single know what I'm talking about.
You eat standing up, reading the paper.
Or you say to yourself, this isn't even cutting it,
I'm taking a TV dinner and I'm getting in bed here.
- Mary Chapin Carpenter

I've never...
when I was having songs on the airwaves,
and that sort of thing, I never felt a sense of pressure
anywhere except from myself,
to do things the way I wanted to do them;
to feel authentic; to feel like I was presenting my true self to the world.
- Mary Chapin Carpenter

I think that every new record is a chance to...
I think what it is for me is my heart and soul at that moment in time...
I've always felt that just being able to make a record is a privilege.
- Mary Chapin Carpenter

As far as feeling freedom in my career now versus five years ago...
I think if I feel any more free it's simply because
of the experiences that I've had,
and the wisdom I've accumulated from that time.
- Mary Chapin Carpenter

You know, that single girl life and that sense of isolation -
that doesn't leave you just like that.
And that's what that song is about.
I remember that, and that is imprinted on me,
that sense.
- Mary Chapin Carpenter

You know, I didn't have enough money to quit my day job...
the myth of the major label deal.
Nowadays, you have a tour bus and a stylist and all this stuff.
But back then, no way.
- Mary Chapin Carpenter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Minimal art went nowhere.
- Sol LeWitt

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

Once I had a steel job for half of a day.
I never went back to collect my pay.
- Art Rooney

I started graduate school in 1971, I started working
at the Smithsonian in the festival in 1972.
I went full-time at the Smithsonian in 1974.
And I got my doctorate in 1975.
- Bernice Johnson Reagon

Don't dwell on what went wrong.
Instead, focus on what to do next.
Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.
- Denis Waitley

My little scam in April '85 went like this:
Give me $50,000;
here's some names of some people we've recruited.
- Aldrich Ames

In 1958, we decided to go to Australia.
We were there for six months, and all the shows went well.
- Ernie Wise

Things improved a little bit in the '80s;
there was kind of a revival of alternative comics,
but then they went downhill in the '90s.
- Harvey Pekar

One of my friends went on a murder weekend...
now he is doing life for it.
- Jack Dee

Well, the first day we went through three songs,
very basically.
- Noel Redding

I was born in Norway, and when I was little I went to live in Detroit,
Michigan.
My father was a professor of philosophy at Wayne University,
and my mother was also a teacher.
- Marta Kristen

Another day, another dollar, another war, another tower
Went up where the homeless had their home.
- Jewel

The first time I went to Johnny Depp's house in LA
is when I realized what I was getting myself into.
I knew he was famous, but I didn't really know what that entailed.
- Kate Moss

I only wore makeup when I went onstage.
- Little Richard

When I went to school, I was in the same mode.
I did the things I enjoyed, what I loved.
- Loretta Swit

I went to military college in Canada and graduated
as an officer in the Navy but also as an engineer.
- Marc Garneau

And then I went into television; and then television
moved from the East Coast to Hollywood.
- Skitch Henderson

I think in the past I think I probably was a little too diverse,
probably went from one spectrum to the complete opposite and confusing people.
- Marc Almond

My mother felt it was time that I had some parental control,
so I went off to America and went to New York.
- Diane Cilento

When I first came down stairs, for two or three minutes
I went down cellar to the water closet.
- Lizzie Andrew Borden

I was really conscious of that when I went in because
I felt that I was pretty solid on the first one,
but I didn't have the groove exactly where I wanted it.
- John Otto

I went out there for a thousand a week,
and I worked Monday, and I got fired Wednesday.
The guy that hired me was out of town Tuesday.
- Nelson Algren

Poetry is what Milton saw when he went blind.
- Don Marquis

For my undergraduate work, I went to Oklahoma State
University and graduated from there in 1977.
- Anita Hill

Yeah, we went to England to do a show and I got off
the plane and I couldn't write my name or hold my hand up.
- Johnny Winter

I went through withdrawal when I got out of graduate school.
It's what you learn, what you think.
That's all that counts.
- Maya Lin

They say that shadows of deceased ghosts Do haunt the
houses and the graves about,
Of such whose life's lamp went untimely out,
Delighting still in their forsaken hosts.
- Joshua Sylvester

I went in saying I wanted to be the food guy.
- Ted Allen


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