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Richard Thompson Quotes and Sayings

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I'm always making a conscious effort to be viable and accessible.
- Richard Thompson

Amplifying acoustic instruments more than a little is really cheating,
and everything becomes a compromise.
- Richard Thompson

Well, first of all it's entertainment.
That stops us becoming too pretentious or thinking we're great artists.
- Richard Thompson

The thing I do, really, is a communication with audiences
more than any achievement through records.
- Richard Thompson

 

I try to make songs visual and tactile to kind of put you into the action.
- Richard Thompson

I probably wrote three-quarters of the songs without
an instrument in my hands.
- Richard Thompson

I want people to come to my music without prejudice.
I want them to get the music first.
And who I am isn't that important.
If they like the songs to me that's a good thing.
- Richard Thompson

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I just like to entertain myself by sitting down and writing songs.
- Richard Thompson

I have to remind myself not to set boundaries.
- Richard Thompson

I like the idea of playing in unison with yourself.
- Richard Thompson

I try to look for the good in everybody,
regardless of the way they're labeled.
- Richard Thompson

To stand up on a stage alone with an acoustic guitar
requires bravery bordering on heroism.
Bordering on insanity.
- Richard Thompson

I think the reason kids get into drugs and smoking
is they don't have anything to do.
- Richard Thompson

But music can save your life sometimes.
It probably saved me from working in a bank or something.
That's a kind of salvation right there.
- Richard Thompson

It's amazing what some people read into songs.
- Richard Thompson

It's fun to sing sad songs.
And it's fun to listen to sad songs.
Enjoyable.
Satisfying.
Something.
- Richard Thompson

What I wanted to hear didn't exist, so it was necessary
for me to go out and create it.
- Richard Thompson

All audiences should be slightly off balance.
- Richard Thompson

The best thing you've got going for you is individuality.
- Richard Thompson

You want the audience to be uncomfortable.
- Richard Thompson

People want to hear about the extremes of human nature.
They want things that are larger than their own lives,
and more romantic, and not necessarily of their own experiences.
- Richard Thompson

I'm glad there are a lot of guitar players pursuing
technique as diligently as they possibly can,
because it leaves this whole other area open to people like me.
- Richard Thompson

When you stand up acoustic in front of an audience,
you really are a man without any clothes on.
And that can be fun - it depends how much of an exhibitionist you are,
I suppose.
I quite enjoy it.
- Richard Thompson

There's a part of me that wishes I'd never said one
single solitary word on any subject publicly.
Then I could have been the tortured poet,
and there's so much mileage in that.
But it's too late to stop now.
- Richard Thompson

As the writer, you're always a presence in the song.
If you get close to what human beings are like,
you're writing about common experience.
We all do much the same things, so if you nail somebody,
then you've also nailed yourself.
- Richard Thompson

Life is really simple,
but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius PHOTO

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
- John Lennon PHOTO

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

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything.
And that is by making the other person want to do it.
- Dale Carnegie

What are you committed to?
Have you started, or are you still thinking about it -
and making excuses?
Do you work toward your goal each day?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Just smiling goes a long way toward
making you feel better about life.
And when you feel better about life, your life is better.
- Art Linkletter

Love is not a matter of counting the years,
but making the years count.
- Michele St. Amand

You should never be content with so little,
when you can reach out for something big.
- Charles L. Allen
(This quote is about making a big difference
in the world - not about greed)

It is against everything we stand for to take a human life.
Making an exception to that code is a bleak thing.
- Sam, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

The secret of making dreams come true
can be summarized in four C's.
They are Curiosity, Confidence, Courage, and Constancy;
and the greatest of these is Confidence.
- Walt Disney

The key to happiness is having dreams.
The key to success is making your dreams come true.
- Anonymous

The world you see has nothing to do with reality.
It is of your own making and does not exist.
- A Course In Miracles

An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Well-being is making its way to you at all times.
If you will relax and find a way to allow it,
it will be your experience.
- Abraham (Esther Hicks)

The making of friends, who are real friends,
is the best token we have of a man's success in life.
- Edward Everett Hale

The art of acceptance is the art of making someone
who has just done you a small favor
wish that he might have done you a greater one.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Inspiration is God making contact with itself.
- Ram Dass

One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light,
but by making the darkness conscious.
- Carl Jung

If you fear making anyone mad,
then you ultimately probe for
the lowest common denominator of human achievement.
- Jimmy Carter

I love you not only for what you are,
but for what I am when I am with you.
I love you not only for what you have made of yourself,
but for what you are making of me.
I love you for that part of me you bring out.
- Roy Croft

The secret of success is making your vocation your vacation.
- Mark Twain

Consider a parent who says,
"Look at the sacrifices I'm making so you can have a better life."
Contrast that with another parent who demonstrates
living a great life every day.
Self-sacrifice is not a virtue.
Living a great life and sharing that life with others
is the noble way to live.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I take every opportunity to articulate to others
the ways that they have blessed and influenced me.
I hold sweet memories of making the opportunity
to thank teachers who have influenced me.
I encourage everyone to seize opportunities
to tell people who have made a gift of knowledge or influence.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

This is my ultimate fantasy:
watching QVC with a credit card
while making love and eating at the same time.
- Yasmine Bleeth

The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein
of water flowing hidden underground,
secretly making the ground green.
- Thomas Carlyle

We all have an interest in making sure teens grow up healthy and drug-free.
- John Walters

Good management is the art of making problems so interesting
and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants
to get to work and deal with them.
- Paul Hawken

It's a never ending battle of making your cars better
and also trying to be better yourself.
- Dale Earnhardt

A hen is only an egg's way of making another egg.
- Samuel Butler

When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.
- Roy E. Disney

Airplane travel is nature's way of making you look
like your passport photo.
- Al Gore

Poetry is plucking at the heartstrings,
and making music with them.
- Dennis Gabor

A father is always making his baby into a little woman.
And when she is a woman he turns her back again.
- Enid Bagnold

Making good decisions is a crucial skill at every level.
- Peter Drucker

The greatest pleasure when I started making money was
not buying cars or yachts but finding myself able to
have as many freshly typed drafts as possible.
- Gore Vidal

There are two things that are more difficult
than making an after-dinner speech:
climbing a wall which is leaning toward you
and kissing a girl who is leaning away from you.
- Winston Churchill

If I'm making a movie and get hungry,
I call time-out and eat some crackers.
- Carol Alt

Can you imagine young people nowadays making a study
of trigonometry for the fun of it? Well I did.
- Clyde Tombaugh

Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence.
- Henri Matisse

Most of what we call management consists of
making it difficult for people to get their work done.
- Peter F. Drucker

Disneyland is a work of love.
We didn't go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money.
- Walt Disney

A woman should be home with the children,
building that home and making sure there's a secure family atmosphere.
- Mel Gibson

If your home is not a place where you can truly
kick-back and be yourself - both physically and emotionally -
consider making some changes in your way-of-life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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