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Ray Manzarek Quotes and Sayings

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The only thing that ultimately matters is to eat an ice-cream cone,
play a slide trombone, plant a small tree,
good God, now you're free.
- Ray Manzarek

Related topics: Inspirational

We went on stage with the Jefferson Airplane,
Jim started singing with Grace Slick and hugging her.
Then he danced off the stage, went back into the dressing
room and passed out cold.
- Ray Manzarek

Jim wanted to be known as a poet, first and foremost.
- Ray Manzarek

The Doors were never that good as musicians.
- Ray Manzarek

 

The Doors were successful.
It was Jim Morrison as the centre and the figure and the spokesman,
the figurehead, but we were all into the same thing.
That's why we were a band.
- Ray Manzarek

Rock 'n' roll is like a circus today.
- Ray Manzarek

The Doors movie is a pack of lies.
It did not make money.
You want to make money in America? Tell the truth.
- Ray Manzarek

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Movies were very important.
The art-form of the 20th century.
- Ray Manzarek

Drugs shouldn't be used for recreation although they can be,
but ultimately the point of psychedelics is to put
you in touch with the powers of the universe.
- Ray Manzarek

Jim, as just a spoken poet, was not that good.
He needed the music behind him.
He felt a security and a sense of abandon when the
music existed around him.
- Ray Manzarek

I need three million dollars to make a low-budget,
intellectual, artistic, exciting, erotic movie with a great soundtrack.
- Ray Manzarek

I thought we were gonna open up the world of poetry
and music to all kinds of things,
and yet, I can't really think of anyone who's done anything like it since.
- Ray Manzarek

I think I'm a very poor piano player.
- Ray Manzarek

If there was no black man there would be no Rock'n'Roll.
The beat, the rhythms of Africa are what created Rock'n'Roll and Jazz.
- Ray Manzarek

Alan Ginsberg was fabulous.
The man is so filled with energy.
He's 65 years old and he's just loaded with energy
and charm and wit and his mind is constantly racing.
- Ray Manzarek

Through all of history mankind has ingested psychedelic substances.
Those substances exist to put you in touch with spirits beyond yourself,
with the creator, with the creative impulse of the planet.
- Ray Manzarek

I'm basically a cocktail jazz kind of pianist.
I'll be the first to admit that I'm not a very good keyboard player.
People think I think I'm good.
I think I'm a very poor piano player.
- Ray Manzarek

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche PHOTO

Life is an adventure.
I can only wonder what treasure
awaits at the top of the path.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha PHOTO

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen PHOTO

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke PHOTO

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- 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

Don't hurry. Don't worry.
You're only here for a short visit.
So don't forget to stop and smell the roses.
- Walter Hagen

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
- Robert F. Kennedy

Nothing in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood.
- Marie Curie

Minds are like parachutes.
They only function when they are open.
- James Dewar

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only
grow if you are willing to feel awkward and
uncomfortable when you try something new.
- Brian Tracy

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

We can only be said to be truly alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
- Thornton Wilder

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition,
is not only a waste of energy
but the worst habit you could possibly have.
- Dale Carnegie

Life only
appears to be
rushing toward us
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

For some of us, the world appears to provide
only a fixed quantity of each resource -
a limited amount of food, of money,
of love, of success, of appreciation.
For others, life is unlimited.
Their world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that they contribute.
In this world-view, money that is spent
or given away returns multiplied.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Miracles are the natural way of the Universe -
our only job is to move our doubting minds aside
and let the miracles flow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth;
not going all the way, and not starting.
- The Buddha

Only aim to do your duty,
and mankind will give you credit where you fail.
- Thomas Jefferson

Only those who can leave behind everything they
have ever believed in can hope to escape.
- William S. Burroughs

You cannot teach a man anything;
you can only help him find it within himself.
- Galileo Galilei

Mind what people do, not only what they say,
for deeds will betray a lie.
- Terry Goodkind

Change is the law of life.
And those who look only to the past or the present
are certain to miss the future.
- John F. Kennedy

Books can only reveal us to ourselves,
and as often as they do us this service we lay them aside.
- Henry David Thoreau

There is no truth, only human opinion.
- Anonymous

When you argue with reality,
you lose - but only always.
- Byron Katie

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know:
the only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

Commitment cannot be taught;
it can only be caught.
I refer to the crusading spirit.
Without the crusading spirit,
you may have the starting power
but not the staying power.
- Jimmy Yen

It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.
- Henry David Thoreau

Goodness is the only investment that never fails.
- Henry David Thoreau

Be not afraid of growing slowly,
be afraid only of standing still.
- Chinese Proverb

Man lives freely only by his readiness to die, if need be,
at the hands of his brother, never by killing him.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Confidence is the most important single factor in this game,
and no matter how great your natural talent,
there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.
- Jack Nicklaus

The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.
- Anais Nin

You have to accept whatever comes
and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage
and with the best that you have to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow,
it only saps today of its joy.
- Leo Buscaglia


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