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Richard Marx Quotes and Sayings

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People take songs so literally.
- Richard Marx

It never ceases to amaze me that I get to do this for a living.
- Richard Marx

Doing my own album provided me the opportunity to say whatever I wanted.
- Richard Marx

In the past, there has always been so much pressure
about carrying a show and promoting a record.
- Richard Marx

 

I don't think I've ever laid out a batch of songs that
pick myself apart the way that these do.
- Richard Marx

But I'm just having fun playing and giving Botox injections to the older songs.
- Richard Marx

I have complete freedom, and there's no way to get pigeonholed or bored.
What could be better than that?
- Richard Marx

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And to any new fans we made along the way,
I say...
welcome to our party.
It's just starting to get going.
- Richard Marx

I think I do better when things are a little tougher.
- Richard Marx

I can't wait to front my band with these new songs and play for fans,
but I've decided to keep my day job too.
- Richard Marx

But once you have some success in one style,
the business wants to lock you in that vein forever.
- Richard Marx

I'm now so keenly aware that I have everything to prove and nothing to lose.
- Richard Marx

It's funny; Luther and I have written many songs together,
but we've never written songs in the same room.
- Richard Marx

I really didn't have any plans to record prior to doing My Own Best Enemy.
- Richard Marx

My joke, which isn't really a joke, is that there will be one of two tours:
the tour for the album that does well,
or the tour for the album that stiffs.
- Richard Marx

I've never, ever in my life enjoyed playing live the way I am now.
- Richard Marx

I understand that, but this disc shows the type of
music that I've always liked and wanted to make.
- Richard Marx

I've always loved groups like U2 and Coldplay.
- Richard Marx

I didn't want my last chapter to be the guy who sits
at the piano and sings love songs.
- Richard Marx

The only thing that's a little tricky about it is sometimes
people assume that if it's a new song,
it's a reflection of what you're feeling or going through now.
- Richard Marx

But more importantly, I think he remembered how very
close I was with my own dad,
who had died in 1997.
- Richard Marx

I fell off stage and bruised some ribs.
The worst part was that the audience didn't realize I was gone.
- Richard Marx

I've never written a song that I thought was a hit.
- Richard Marx

I think really what I'm saying is that I thrive on adversity.
- Richard Marx

When things are too easy I lose interest in them so
I find ways to complicate them to get myself interested.
- Richard Marx

So it was just a case of getting a bunch of songs that
I had been writing for years but hadn't recorded together,
and the result was My Own Best Enemy.
- Richard Marx

I love when people get songs wrong.
I love when people take something from a song that's
totally not what I intended!
- Richard Marx

One time Robert Plant was set to check into the same
room after I checked out,
so I removed every light bulb and ordered up a bunch
of stinky cheese and put it under the mattress.
- Richard Marx

I'm happy, I would say that I'm one of the happiest
people I know but I've certainly had periods of profound sadness,
depression and heartache and those are the kind of
things that are interesting to me to write about.
- Richard Marx

As a songwriter, there's nothing better than winning Song Of The Year.
But I couldn't really celebrate, because it wasn't right.
Luther wasn't standing next to me, to receive the award.
- Richard Marx

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed;
if in terms of ten years, plant trees;
if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
- Confucius

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

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

In Iroquois society, leaders are encouraged to
remember seven generations in the past and
consider seven generations in the future
when making decisions that affect the people.
- Wilma Mankiller

People understand me so poorly that they don't even understand
my complaint about them not understanding me.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Many people love in themselves what they hate in others.
- E. F. Schumacher

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

Never tell people how to do things.
Tell them what to do and they will
surprise you with their ingenuity.
- George S. Patton

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

Great people are those who make others feel
that they, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain

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

Envy comes from people's ignorance of,
or lack of belief in, their own gifts.
- Jean Vanier

The wicked leader is he who the people despise.
The good leader is he who the people revere.
The great leader is he who the people say, "We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

Successful people are simply those with successful habits.
- Brian Tracy

Successful people ask better questions,
and as a result, they get better answers.
- Tony Robbins

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

You cannot hate other people without hating yourself.
- Oprah Winfrey

Ninety-nine percent of the failures
come from people who have the habit of making excuses.
- George Washington Carver


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