Search my Quotes DataBase - Enter one or two keywords and/or author last name.

Hint: keep it simple, like life twain




Facebook share   Tweet This   Email this

Daily Inspiration - Quotes to Live By
Inspiration  |  Motivational Articles  |  Being Strong  |  Being Positive  |  Links  |  About
Topics:   A-   B-   Ca-   Co-   D-   E-   F-   G-   H-    I-    J-K-L   M-   N-O   Pa-   Pr-   Q-R   Sa-   Sk-   T-   U-V-W-X-Y-Z

Pete Townshend Quotes and Sayings

I hope you find great value in these Quotes by Pete Townshend from my large collection of motivational and inspirational quotes and sayings.

Everything that I had done creatively related to two
or three incidents that happened to me when I was a
child that I'd forgotten.
Everything, absolutely everything.
- Pete Townshend

A lot of my audience are in their 50s.
But they want me to pretend to continue to be pretending.
- Pete Townshend

It's like the mod thing is happening again.
- Pete Townshend

He is the king.
If it hadn't been for Link Wray and 'Rumble,'
I would have never picked up a guitar.
- Pete Townshend

 

We tried not to age, but time had its rage.
- Pete Townshend

I was born with a plastic spoon in my mouth.
- Pete Townshend

I only really started to go to plays and to be interested
in drama 20 years ago when as an artist I was already well-rounded.
I think I'm more disciplined today.
- Pete Townshend

Please sign-up for my Free Inspirational Daily Email on the form below.

Sign-up for your free subscription to my Daily Inspiration - Daily Quote email.

Your E-Mail Address:
Your Name:

To confirm your subscription, you must click on a link in the email being sent to you.

Each email contains an unsubscribe link. We will NEVER sell, rent, loan, or abuse your email address in ANY way.


I know how it feels to be a woman because I am a woman.
And I won't be classified as just a man.
- Pete Townshend

I'm only interested in rites of passage stories.
- Pete Townshend

What theatre started to look at much earlier than any
other form was the internal operations of ordinary people,
sometimes using mythic models in order to tell the story.
- Pete Townshend

I have terrible hearing trouble.
I have unwittingly helped to invent and refine a type
of music that makes its principal proponents deaf.
- Pete Townshend

Bob Dylan did the first really long record -
Like A Rolling Stone -
I think it was four minutes.
- Pete Townshend

What I took back, because of my exposure to the Jewish
music of the 30s and the 40s in my upbringing with my father,
was that kind of theatrical songwriting.
It was always a part of my character.
This desire to make people laugh.
- Pete Townshend

Some of our early work was two minutes twenty when
it actually came out on vinyl,
very, very, very short.
Sometimes if you made a three-minute record they would
make you do an edited version for radio,
particularly in America.
- Pete Townshend

As a young man, every bone in my body wanted to pick
up a machine gun and kill Germans.
And yet I had absolutely no reason to do so.
Certainly nobody invited me to do the job.
But that's what I felt that I was trained to do.
Now no part of my upbringing was militaristic.
- Pete Townshend

What the Who is all about is exactly that and it always has been.
If it exists today for this concert,
it's in response again to a function which is happening out there on the street.
- Pete Townshend

Even modern English people are imperious,
superior, ridden by class.
All of the hypocrisy and the difficulties that are
endemic in being British also make it an incredibly
fertile place culturally.
A brilliant place to live.
Sad but true.
- Pete Townshend

But what was interesting about what the Who did is
that we took things which were happening in the pop
genre and represent them to people so that they see them in a new way.
I think the best example is Andy Warhol's work,
the image of Marilyn Monroe or the Campbell's soup can.
- Pete Townshend

The problem for me, still today, is that I write purely
with one dramatic structure and that is the rite of passage.
I'm not really skilled in any other.
Rock and roll itself can be described as music to accompany the rite of passage.
- Pete Townshend

It wasn't just about flashing lights and pinball machines
blowing up and things like that.
It was about using encores, bringing back the good
songs and using techniques that I knew about from rock performance.
- Pete Townshend

What we learned quite early on is what was really important
to early British pop that we produced-and this is where
we were distinct from almost everybody else in this
respect-is that it had to reflect exactly what the
audience wanted us to say.
- Pete Townshend

I just could not believe that 30 years later we're
still looking at people who are supposed to write little
2-minute pop that when they actually try to do something
that's a little bit more they regard it as pretentious.
- Pete Townshend

What I'm trying to do is find either existing properties
or come up with properties or angles or stories which will create music drama.
It's my obsession and most of all I would like to remain working in theatre.
I think it's very much alive.
- Pete Townshend

Early British pop was helped tremendously by the writing
of Bob Dylan who had proved you could write about political
and quite controversial subjects.
Certainly what we did followed on from what was happening
with the angry young men in the theatre.
- Pete Townshend

I think I probably would have enjoyed to keep my own
private pain out of my work.
But I was changed by my audience who said your private
pain which you have unwittingly shown us in your early songs is also ours.
- Pete Townshend

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius PHOTO

Attitude is everything.
- Charles Swindoll PHOTO

Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.
The real miracle is the love that inspires them.
In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.
- A Course in Miracles PHOTO

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous PHOTO

When I see Spirit in everything, Peace is at hand.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

I Receive ALL of Life with Thanksgiving -
I have gratitude for EVERYTHING
that has ever occurred to bring me to this moment.
I give thanks for the joys and the sufferings,
the moments of peace and the flashes of anger,
the compassion and the indifference,
the roar of my courage and the cold sweat of my fear.
I accept gratefully the entirety of my past and my present life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Not everything that casts a long shadow is to be feared.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

Winning isn't everything; it's the only thing.
- Vince Lombardi

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world,
and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
- Norman Vincent Peale

When we try to pick out anything by itself,
we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.
- John Muir

Everything is not as it appears to be.
- Proverb

Know that you have a choice about
everything you do and everything you do not do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The mind is everything.
What you think you become.
- The Buddha

Not everything that can be counted counts,
and not everything that counts can be counted.
- Albert Einstein

For everything you have missed,
you have gained something else,
and for everything you gain,
you lose something else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Everything that we see is a shadow
cast by that which we do not see.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Most everything in life is about our
point-of-view rather than any absolute.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Each one of us has our own perspective
on everything we see in life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is the ultimate meaning of everything around us.
Love is not a mere sentiment.
Love is the ultimate truth at the heart of creation.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Everything is okay in the end.
If it's not okay, then it's not the end.
- Anonymous

Look at everything as though you were seeing it
either for the first or last time.
Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
- Betty Smith

Providence has its appointed hour for everything.
We cannot command results, we can only strive.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Nearly everything you do is of no importance,
but it is important that you do it.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

You can't be everything to everyone.
- Bill Cosby

Accept everything about yourself - I mean everything.
You are you and that is the beginning and the end -
no apologies, no regrets.
- Henry Kissinger

When love and hate are both absent
everything becomes clear and undisguised.
- Osho

You remember lesson about balance?
Lesson not just karate only. Lesson for whole life.
Whole life have a balance. Everything be better. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

When I'm trusting and being myself...
everything in my life reflects this
by falling into place easily, often miraculously.
- Shakti Gawain

Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

For everything you have missed,
you have gained something else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Positive thinking will let you do everything
better than negative thinking will.
- Zig Ziglar

If you wait to do everything until you're sure it's right,
you'll probably never do much of anything.
- Win Borden

He who has health has hope,
and he who has hope has everything.
- Anonymous

Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.
- Vince Lombardi

The key to everything is patience.
You get the chicken by hatching the egg,
not by smashing it open.
- Arnold H. Glasgow

A man who is a master of patience is master of everything else.
- George Savile

We cling to our own point of view,
as though everything depended on it.
Yet our opinions have no permanence;
like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away.
- Zhuangzi

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.
Don't be trapped by dogma -
which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of others' opinions
drown out your own inner voice.
And most important, have the courage
to follow your heart and intuition.
They somehow already know what you truly want to become.
Everything else is secondary.
- Steve Jobs

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end.
It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing;
it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
- Margaret Thatcher

The Master acts without doing, and everything gets done.
- Lao Tzu

Always aim at complete harmony
of thought and word and deed.
Always aim at purifying your thoughts
and everything will be well.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


Quotes and Sayings

---------


Thank you for visiting: Pete Townshend Quotes and Sayings.

Please sign up on the form below to receive
my Free Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes email.

You can also search my large collection of Quotes and Sayings.

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 


Sign-up to receive Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes
free via email

Daily inspirational quotes and motivational messages of self-worth, choice,
positive attitude, happiness, forgiveness, and gratitude.
Inspiring motivational sayings plus Jonathan's insights into life,
relationships, and joyful living.

Enter Your E-Mail Address:
Enter Your Name (what you want to be called):
To confirm your subscription, you must click on a link in the email being sent to you.
Each email contains an unsubscribe link. We will NEVER sell, rent, loan, or abuse your email address in ANY way.

Or Subscribe to the Feedburner feed for Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes.



All materials & writings are copyright ©. You may read about our disclaimer, our privacy policy, our copyright policy, terms of use, participation in affiliate programs, and the list of all our websites.