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Peter Cetera Quotes and Sayings

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The rut I was in with the people that I had been previously
been with it took the heart right out of me.
- Peter Cetera

We are composed of self-contradictions.
Each of us is loving in some moments - hateful in others.
Patient and calm sometimes - harried by urgency at others.
Understanding - and self-absorbed.
Reassuring - and sarcastic.
Generous - and greedy.
Trusting - and jealous.
Comforting - and snappish.
Original - and stuck in a rut.
Thankful - and needy.
Forgiving - and vengeful.
Nurturing ourself - and stuffing ourself with fast food.
Honoring our bodies - and overstressing.
Being Joyful - and Suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

At those times I got into...
I suppose you call it a rut.
I used to do comedy, comedy, comedy and I suddenly
thought I ought to break away from this somehow.
- Val Guest

A lot of artists who have a certain style are expected
to more or less keep doing their style.
It's so easy to get into that rut of production.
- Laurie Anderson

 

Those movies sure got me into a rut.
- Elvis Presley

So easy to fall into a rut, isn't it? Why should ruts
be so comfortable and so unpopular?
- Ruth Gordon

Habit is necessary; it is the habit of having habits,
of turning a trail into a rut, that must be incessantly
fought against if one is to remain alive.
- Edith Wharton

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The great advantage of being in a rut is that when one is in a rut,
one knows exactly where one is.
- Arnold Bennett

Many people are in a rut and a rut is nothing but a grave -
with both ends kicked out.
- Vance Havner

The only difference between a rut and a grave are the dimensions.
- Ellen Glasgow

If you feel like you're getting into a rut with a song,
a night off usually fixes it.
- Levon Helm

There's a very fine line between a groove and a rut;
a fine line between eccentrics and people who are just plain nuts.
- Christine Lavin

The path of least resistance and least trouble is a mental rut already made.
It requires troublesome work to undertake the alternation of old beliefs.
- John Dewey

You have to remember the band played from 1960 to 1965,
every night.
You get into a rut playing nightclubs every night,
and you didn't want to run it into the ground.
- Rick Danko

You know, it was uncomfortable doing the same thing.
I don't like a rut.
- Ruben Blades

There must be people who remember World War II and
the Holocaust who can help us get out of this rut.
- Martin Scorsese

I visited those friends who'd just had a baby,
and she was washing dishes and he was cleaning the house,
and I burst with happiness.
And in their minds, they were in this terrible domestic rut.
- Josh Lucas

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy PHOTO

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

It is well to remember that the
entire population of the universe,
with one trifling exception, is composed of others.
- Andrew J. Holmes

Life is like music; it must be composed by ear,
feeling, and instinct, not by rule.
- Samuel Butler

Our life is composed greatly from dreams, from the unconscious,
and they must be brought into connection with action.
They must be woven together.
- Anais Nin

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
- Aristotle

A painting that is well composed is half finished.
- Pierre Bonnard

The worst government is often the most moral.
One composed of cynics is often very tolerant and humane.
But when fanatics are on top there is no limit to oppression.
- H. L. Mencken

Half the world is composed of idiots,
the other half, of people clever enough
to take indecent advantage of them.
- Walter Kerr

The snow itself is lonely or, if you prefer,
self-sufficient.
There is no other time when the whole world seems composed
of one thing and one thing only.
- Joseph Wood Krutch

The scientific theory I like best is that the rings
of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage.
- Mark Russell

A vow is a purely religious act
which cannot be taken in a fit of passion.
It can be taken only with a mind purified
and composed and with God as witness.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If human beings are fundamentally good,
no government is necessary; if they are fundamentally bad,
any government, being composed of human beings,
would be bad also.
- Fred Woodworth

This book, conceived in sorrow, composed in grief,
and constructed at the brink of despair,
contains my mind's best thoughts, and my soul's triumph
over the powers of darkness.
- Isaac Mayer Wise

A well-composed book is a magic carpet on which we
are wafted to a world that we cannot enter in any other way.
- Caroline Gordon

Sounds like the blues are composed of feeling,
finesse, and fear.
- Billy Gibbons

The court is like a palace of marble;
it's composed of people very hard and very polished.
- Jean de la Bruyere

Of whatsoever number a fleet of ships of war is composed,
it is usually divided into three squadrons;
and these,
if numerous, are again separated into divisions.
- William Falconer

The human species, according to the best theory I can form of it,
is composed of two distinct races, the men who borrow and the men who lend.
- Charles Lamb

Here we have a baby.
It is composed of a bald head and a pair of lungs.
- Eugene Field

Our army is composed of the scum of the earth -
the mere scum of the earth.
- Duke of Wellington

Any committee that is the slightest use is composed
of people who are too busy to want to sit on it for
a second longer than they have to.
- Katharine Whitehorn

I must say I've always composed music from the point
of view of the performers.
- Walter Piston

There can be no proof that Blake's lyric is composed
of the best words in the best order;
only a conviction,
accepted by our knowledge and judgment,
that it is so.
- John Drinkwater

Persecution was at least a sign of personal interest.
Tolerance is composed of nine parts of apathy to one of brotherly love.
- Frank Moore Colby

Although Freud said happiness is composed of love and work,
reality often forces us to choose love or work.
- Letty Cottin Pogrebin

By recognizing that the chemical atom is composed of
single separable electric quanta,
humanity has taken a great step forward in the investigation of the natural world.
- Johannes Stark

Our strength is often composed of the weakness that
we're damned if we're going to show.
- Mignon McLaughlin

Fundamentally, American society is composed of individuals
who don't go out of their way to do each other favours.
- Jacques Delors

Just as the water of a river near its mouth,
in its final form, is composed largely of many tributaries,
so an idea, in its final form, is composed largely of later additions.
- Willy Ley

Don't bother looking at the view - I have already composed it.
- Gustav Mahler

Work on good prose has three steps: a musical stage when it is composed,
an architectonic one when it is built,
and a textile one when it is woven.
- Walter Benjamin

Forever is composed of nows.
- Emily Dickinson

The dangers which threaten us are twofold:
First,
from the Confederate forces, composed of men whose
earnest convictions and reckless bravery it is idle to deny.
- Robert Dale Owen

A jury is composed of twelve men of average ignorance.
- Herbert Spencer

The best Governments of the World have bin composed of Monarchy,
Aristocracy, and Democracy.
- Algernon Sydney

A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men,
women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.
- Ogden Nash

It is well to remember that the entire universe,
with one trifling exception, is composed of others.
- John Andrew Holmes

A movement is only composed of people moving.
To feel its warmth and motion around us is the end as well as the means.
- Gloria Steinem

Life is a wave, which in no two consecutive moments
of its existence is composed of the same particles.
- John Tyndall

I was never a quick writer, but composed with great care and efforts.
- Joseph Haydn

Our political machine, composed of thirteen independent sovereignties,
have been perpetually operating against each other
and against the federal head ever since the peace.
- Henry Knox

The grand jury, composed of 12 eminent New Orleans citizens,
heard our evidence and indicted the defendant for participation
in a conspiracy to assassinate John Kennedy.
- Jim Garrison

Remember likewise there are persons who love fewer words,
an inoffensive sort of people, and who deserve some regard,
though of too still and composed tempers for you.
- Joseph Butler

Life is composed of different inventions.
- Mikhail Kalashnikov

The good, the admirable reader identifies himself not
with the boy or the girl in the book,
but with the mind that conceived and composed that book.
- Vladimir Nabokov

The child now shewed her a narrow and rugged descent,
made by cutting the red clay and stones,
of which the cliffs are here composed,
into a sort of rude steps.
- Charlotte Smith

Our experience is composed rather of illusions that of wisdom acquired.
- Joseph Roux

Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't,
and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
- Robert Frost

Everything great in the world comes from neurotics.
They alone have founded our religions and composed our masterpieces.
- Marcel Proust

A well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people,
trained in arms, is the best most natural defense of a free country.
- James Madison

I recently did a piece for the Boston Pops and John Williams,
and I hope that it's as well a composed piece as I've
ever done for any other medium or occasion.
- Peter Maxwell Davies

The Passion narratives are the first pieces of the
Gospels that were composed as a unity.
- Hans Urs von Balthasar

I have composed several pieces which are performed outdoors,
not only in the auditoria.
- Karlheinz Stockhausen


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