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Ric Ocasek Quotes and Sayings

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People are strange.
We're all morticians.
Hey, what's on TV?
- Ric Ocasek

There's more to light than the opposite of dark.
- Ric Ocasek

I love walking down the street and seeing faces and
drama and happiness and sadness and dirt and cleanliness.
- Ric Ocasek

They're caught where there's no way out or where you can't see out.
What are you going to do about it? I don't have the answer.
If I did there would be no insane asylums.
- Ric Ocasek

 

The most important thing to a lot of people,
is to belong to something that's hip or whatever.
To be a part of something that's not society,
just a clique.
- Ric Ocasek

Refusing to ask for help when you need it is refusing
someone the chance to be helpful.
- Ric Ocasek

I could never be a country person, sitting around trees trying to write a song.
I would rather be in the middle of society,
whether it's growing or crumbling.
- Ric Ocasek

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Your high points and your low points.
High points don't last that long, it's a high and it happens.
It's great at the moment but you really can't live on it.
- Ric Ocasek

Never mind a world that can't see past brutality.
- Ric Ocasek

Once they're on paper, they're gone.
I like to do as much with the words,
as far as image goes.
- Ric Ocasek

Secrecy is the enemy of efficiency, but don't let anyone know it.
- Ric Ocasek

Sometimes you want to run away, sometimes you think you do,
but you never had a dream like this before and you
don't want to ask for more,
sometimes you leave a mark before you know the score.
- Ric Ocasek

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

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou PHOTO

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White PHOTO

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

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 PHOTO

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

When people get caught up with that which is right
and they are willing to sacrifice for it,
there is no stopping point short of victory.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

People that seem so glorious are all show;
underneath they are like everyone else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa PHOTO

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

Don't live your life to please other people.
- Oprah Winfrey

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran PHOTO

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

When dealing with people, remember you are
not dealing with creatures of logic,
but creatures of emotion.
- Dale Carnegie

You can't stop the music, nobody can stop the music.
- Village People

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

Whenever you're in conflict with someone,
there is one factor that can make the difference
between damaging your relationship and deepening it.
That factor is attitude.
- William James

A common denominator of all religions is that
they have the power to bring out the best and the worst in people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Knowing your own darkness is the best method
for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
- Carl Jung

The enlightened give thanks
for what most people take for granted.
- Michael Beckwith

People grow through experience
if they meet life honestly and courageously.
This is how character is built.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

A leader is best when people barely know he exists;
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say: we did it ourselves.
- Lao Tzu

People do not seem to realize that
their opinion of the world
is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be a yardstick of quality.
Some people aren't used to an environment
where excellence is expected.
- Steve Jobs

Real love is accepting other people the way they are
without trying to change them.
- don Miguel Ruiz

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

In spite of everything, I still believe
that people are really good at heart.
I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation
consisting of confusion, misery and death.
- Anne Frank

The most successful people in life
are generally those who have the best information.
- Benjamin Disraeli

We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic.
Different people, different beliefs,
different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.
- Jimmy Carter

What people say, what people do,
and what they say they do
are entirely different things.
- Margaret Mead

Most people give up just when
they're about to achieve success.
They quit on the one yard line.
They give up at the last minute of the game,
one foot from a winning touch down.
- Ross Perot

There are three classes of people:
those who see,
those who see when they are shown,
those who do not see.
- Leonardo da Vinci

The meeting of two personalities is
like the contact of two chemical substances:
if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
- Carl Jung

If you look for the bad in people
expecting to find it, you surely will.
- Abraham Lincoln

I look to a day when people will not be judged
by the color of their skin,
but by the content of their character.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Go to the people and live among them
in order to know them and learn from them.
- Jimmy Yen

People are not lazy.
They simply have impotent goals -
that is, goals that do not inspire them.
- Tony Robbins

You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture.
Just get people to stop reading them.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

What old people say you cannot do,
you try and find that you can.
Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.
- Henry David Thoreau

You can have anything you want in life if you
just help enough other people get what they want.
- Zig Ziglar

The way to happiness is what I call Zero-Based Gratitude.
Each day be happy and grateful for what you have,
independent of yesterday and of other people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Some people care too much. I think it's called love.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Ordinary people seem not to realize
that those who really apply themselves
in the right way to philosophy
are directly and of their own accord
preparing themselves for dying and death.
- Socrates

I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece.
I challenge you to join the ranks of those people
who live what they teach, who walk their talk.
- Tony Robbins

As we let our light shine,
we unconsciously give other people
permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence actually liberates others.
- Marianne Williamson

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The great pleasure in life is doing
what people say you cannot do.
- Walter Bagehot

You can choose to be peaceful right here and now ...
it has nothing to do with what other people do or think.
- Gerald Jampolsky

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,
committed people can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead

It is only in adventure that some people
succeed in knowing themselves -
in finding themselves.
- Andre Gide

To lead people walk behind them.
- Lao Tzu

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care
for people will hear them and be influenced
by them for good or ill.
- The Buddha

It is better to displease the people
by doing what you know is right.
- William J. H. Boetcker

People generally complain about only two things:
when they have less than yesterday,
and when they have less than their neighbor.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Many people allow their need
for other people's approval to control their lives.
They spend their lives worrying about what others think of them.
- Rick Warren

Anyone who proposes to do good
must not expect people to roll stones out of his way,
but must accept his lot calmly,
even if they roll a few stones upon it.
- Albert Schweitzer

I must dedicate my life to teaching my people,
for only education would make their lot less bitter,
their latent power more strong.
- Jimmy Yen


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