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Michael Nesmith Quotes and Sayings

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Typically what happens is, somebody drags an idea from
the past that worked in an old set of logics that they
try to apply to the new one.
And it doesn't work.
- Michael Nesmith

There are more honest people and more good people than
there are thieves and bad people.
It's just always been that way.
- Michael Nesmith

I never feel like I have to hang on to the music.
I don't expect that the music will go away.
Ideas are the only thing I can point to that are permanent and fixed.
- Michael Nesmith

The rock sitting on the shelf has potential because
it can fall-it's the same way with the Internet.
It has this potential.
It's not really doing it yet, but it's about to.
- Michael Nesmith

 

The Internet provides the access to resources,
so it's incumbent upon the people who control those
resources to make sure that the economic engine stays intact.
- Michael Nesmith

Buzzwords and cliches - those are stock in trade.
There's nothing wrong with them.
- Michael Nesmith

You have to have access to ideas.
The Internet is facilitating that access to ideas.
In 25 years, the way that data's going to flow back and forth,
we don't quite understand yet.
- Michael Nesmith

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It's important to be precise about words,
because of the thought value of them-they frame and
shape so much of the way we understand things.
- Michael Nesmith

Now, DVD can represent more income than the box office-and typically does.
- Michael Nesmith

Multimedia scares me off.
- Michael Nesmith

I coined a word the other day, but I forgot what it was.
It was a good one, it came to me in a dream.
- Michael Nesmith

Interviews are usually a follow-up, like a press junket or a publicity junket,
or something like that, and I'm not doing any of that right now.
I don't have any axes to grind.
- Michael Nesmith

I don't quite know what a record is anymore.
I don't quite know how to describe it.
Don't know how to define it yet, so I'm just letting it gestate,
and grow and see if maybe I'll get a better sense of what a record is.
- Michael Nesmith

Wealth, in terms of dollars and so forth,
could be counted up, because dollars were finite.
It doesn't make any difference how many dollars you
have-at a certain point you only have dollars.
You start with finite, you end with finite.
- Michael Nesmith

You don't have to fight against being placed in a box
any more than the number two has to fight against being the number three.
I mean, two is not going to be the number three,
ever.
- Michael Nesmith

I'm not performing now.
What I do now is listen to music all day long.
Listening is very nourishing to me.
I might go back to perform, I might make another record.
I've got a record half finished.
- Michael Nesmith

It's what the Iraqi people are going through right now.
They have encountered a victorious, hostile force-but,
you know, there they still are.
There their culture is, there their history is,
they're not going anywhere.
- Michael Nesmith

Linear thinking typifies a highly developed industry.
It starts to get these patterns built into it somehow.
I'm not sure how that happens, but certainly you take a look at dinosaurs.
- Michael Nesmith

There's this notion that allows people to create their own collection of songs,
so it rewrites what a song is.
They may only want 10 seconds of something,
or they may only want this particular song,
or they want this group of songs.
It becomes much more user-controlled.
- Michael Nesmith

I just finished a novel, and I'm back kind of noodling on the screenplays.
Screenplays are tough.
I am making music, I'm just not sure what kind of music
it is or where it's going.
- Michael Nesmith

There's a certain logic to systems, and that logic is fairly self-evident.
It's very straightforward, usually.
It might take a little research, it might take a little
bit of industry to prize it out,
but it's there to be seen.
- Michael Nesmith

As an artist, you don't think about the parabola or
the arc you're describing or where you're going to ultimately end up,
you're just kind of crawling around,
seeing what's out there.
- Michael Nesmith

It's clear that people are going to download media files,
and they're going to talk to each other,
and they're going to exchange information and knowledge and so forth.
So this system logic is basically what you bounce off of.
- Michael Nesmith

Once the smoke of the market crash clears off,
you know, the Internet will pick back up and go.
Take a look at what's happening to some of the big
companies like eBay and Yahoo,
the publicly traded stocks.
You know, they're all coming back up off the mat now.
- Michael Nesmith

People recognize intellectual property the same way
they recognize real estate.
People understand what property is.
But it's a new kind of property, and so the understanding
uses new control surfaces.
It uses a new way of defining the property.
- Michael Nesmith

Some ways of using our thinking are really inspiring.
There are people who use their thinking to race cars.
People use their thinking to build rockets to the moon.
It's all just a use of your thinking.
- Michael Nesmith

There is a certain logic to events that pushes you along a certain path.
You go along the path that feels the most true,
and most according to the principles that are guiding you,
and that's the way the decisions are made.
- Michael Nesmith

The only people who steal are thieves,
and that's a very small percentage of civilization.
Most people want to have some way to make the economic transaction valid.
They want to return the favor, if you will...
return the benefit and reciprocate.
- Michael Nesmith

I haven't been out in the marketplace in a while.
I'm thinking about going back into it.
I've got some things set up over the next couple of
months just to go and see.
But I have no idea what the specific way to a solution is anymore.
It's mysterious to me.
- Michael Nesmith

There's a terrible truth for many women in the picture business:
Aging typically takes its toll and means fewer and less desirable roles.
- Maureen O'Hara

Less emphasis on inventories, I think,
may tend to dampen business cycles, because business
cycles are typically in the grasp of inventory cycles
and heavy industry cycles.
- Paul A. Volcker

Responsibility for overseeing the implementation of
election law typically resides with partisan officials,
many with public stakes in the election outcome.
- Thomas E. Mann

I typically go overboard when I research new projects.
- Will Wright

I'm pro-choice and those things, but I typically vote Republican.
- James Denton

We typically hear numbers that there are 34 million
households that are in stocks in some form.
Well, I say that what's occurred is if you have a job in this country,
you're in stocks.
- Jim Cramer

No, it's funny, when I eat out it's not typically in
the kind of restaurants people might imagine.
- Thomas Keller

My work has typically been about finding a means to
express memory and commemoration for loss and grief.
- John Regan

Dying people in pre-industrial cultures typically died
in the context of an extended family,
clan, or tribe.
- Stanislav Grof

The pastor of a parish will typically have no education
in the chant or in music,
and he will hire the first music director who walks through the door.
- Richard Morris

We typically don't choose our athletes until about
a month prior to the Games because anything can happen.
- Shannon Miller

Libertarians typically argue that particular obligations,
at least under normal circumstances,
must be created by consent; they cannot be unilaterally imposed by others.
- Tom G. Palmer

Typically, students slide into debt through the extension
(by credit card companies) of unaffordable credit lines.
- Robert Manning

A successful individual typically sets his next goal
somewhat but not too much above his last achievement.
In this way he steadily raises his level of aspiration.
- Kurt Lewin

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse,
the first use of alcohol typically begins at age 12.
- Xavier Becerra

My music was typically continental -
nothing like,
say, The Beatles.
- Giorgio Moroder

Because liberalism typically doesn't sell in American presidential politics,
liberal candidates tend to run as culturally conservative centrists.
- Rich Lowry

Location is the key to most businesses,
and the entrepreneurs typically build their reputation at a particular spot.
- Phyllis Schlafly

The way I work, typically, I do everything at the very last minute.
Even if I was given two months, I'd do it in the last three days.
- Ayumi Hamasaki

When a test pilot comes off a flight,
there is typically another pilot who is going to take it up,
and he believes in the debriefing.
You don't keep something to yourself.
- Wally Schirra

I was reading through endless junk scripts that were being sent my way.
Typically the roles were to play his wife or his girlfriend -
leading roles for women were few and far between.
- Roma Downey

Surrealism is a bourgeois disaffection;
that its militants thought it universal is only one
of the signs that it is typically bourgeois.
- Susan Sontag

Modernism is typically defined as the condition that
begins when people realize God is truly dead,
and we are therefore on our own.
- Phillip E. Johnson

But typically for a project like the Mac,
the size we had was pretty good.
And it has different stages.
The team grows as you have to write manuals and do testing...
though the Mac had no formal testing.
- Andy Hertzfeld

Typically in horror films the character just services the plot,
and you really are just going from 'point a' to 'point b,'
just so that you can end up at 'point c.'
They are just sort of stick characters.
That's just not interesting to me.
- Kevin Williamson

And I've tried to give us a higher profile.
Typically, at a board meeting, we'd pass resolutions
about the civil-rights issue of the day,
but we'd never tell anyone.
So I've instituted a policy of announcing our resolutions
at the end of our meetings.
- Julian Bond

As leader of the effort of the Iraqi Survey Group,
I spent most of my days not out in the field leading inspections.
It's typically what you do at that level.
I was trying to motivate, direct, find strategies.
- David Kay

Typically, historical black colleges and universities like Delaware State,
attracted students who were raised in an environment
where going to college wasn't the next natural step after high school.
- Michael N. Castle

If you have a lot of short-term debt,
it means that all of that money can be demanded in
a very short period of time.
Technically, short-term debt means money that's coming due within a year.
Typically, it means money that's coming due within 30 to 90 days.
- Jeffrey Sachs

We may not always be aware of it, but we all create
and repeat affirmations constantly.
The problem is, we typically don't pay attention
to exactly what those affirmations are saying.
Often we go through the day giving ourselves
all sorts of contradictory, or even negative messages.
We may project confidence to the world around us,
while our inner dialogue says...
I hope this works.
I am so nervous about this.
I hope I don't blow it.
Affirmations are self fulfilling prophecies.
If we say, This is never going to work
... then chances are excellent it never will.
- John Assaraf

I think we typically, as Northerners,
stereotype what the South is in so many negative ways.
We kind of forget all the beautiful things that they
contribute to make this country a country.
- Genevieve Gorder

I'm definitely incredibly attracted to the aesthetic
of what is typically deemed goth stuff,
but.
A lot of my experience growing up was in being around that kind of thing,
and it's just what sinks into a person's brain.
- Jhonen Vasquez

Typically, in the cities there can be resistance to
the gospel or just to Americans,
or anybody that's Western.
When you get back into the villages,
the people are very welcoming.
Then when you get into Muslim areas,
it definitely gets a little more difficult.
- Michael Scott

Typically, an historic site is considered by the National
Park Service to contain a single historical feature,
while generally a National Historic Park extends beyond
single properties or buildings.
- Rick Renzi

Typically diagnosed during childhood and adolescent years,
juvenile diabetes, also referred to as Type I diabetes,
currently affects more than 3 million Americans and
more then 13,000 children are diagnosed each year.
- Elijah Cummings

At our company, our Design and Construction Consulting
Service Team not only helps eliminate the risks inherent
in the construction process,
they typically save our clients 5% -
10% on overall construction costs.
They also help make sure projects come in on time.
- Roger Staubach

The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing,
and should be treated with caution.
- J. K. Rowling

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.
- Helen Keller

My life has been filled with terrible misfortune;
most of which never happened.
- Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

Mastery is not measured by the number of terrible
things you eliminate from your life, but by
the number of times you eliminate calling them terrible.
- Neale Donald Walsch

Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted
is the most terrible poverty.
- Mother Teresa


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