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Rick Wakeman Quotes and Sayings

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I'm always writing or playing because that is my life.
- Rick Wakeman

My life revolves around music and always will.
I need to be a part of music and not an observer.
- Rick Wakeman

The studio is not the place to write.
You need to be 75% ready when you go into the studio,
and then the music can develop to the next stage.
- Rick Wakeman

Country and western is the music of the devil.
That's the real truth of the matter.
My late Mother, bless her, loved country and western.
God, I couldn't handle it.
- Rick Wakeman

 

But I'd play on everything from pop records to a lot
of the glam stuff to rock stuff to classical stuff.
I used to get called to do all those things,
it was great.
- Rick Wakeman

Even the two times that I left, I never really felt like I left the band.
It's very bizarre.
It's like there's sort of an umbilical cord that stretches between us spiritually.
- Rick Wakeman

When I die, I'll probably climb out of the coffin and
play the organ at my own funeral!
- Rick Wakeman

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I always say that it's about breaking the rules.
But the secret of breaking rules in a way that works
is understanding what the rules are in the first place.
- Rick Wakeman

Coming back to Yes is like never having left.
Even when I have not been in the band,
I have always felt part of it.
- Rick Wakeman

I was born in 1949 - which seems like a long time ago...
Actually, it is a long time ago, when I think about it.
- Rick Wakeman

Actually, I only left twice.
I left then, and then rejoined literally two years
later for Going For The One.
- Rick Wakeman

I've been married three times and divorced three times.
- Rick Wakeman

People like Frank Zappa were amazing for us Brits.
- Rick Wakeman

But I listen to live recordings of things that I did
back in the '70s and then how I've done things since.
And there's no doubt about it: if I compare the two,
it's like chalk and cheese.
- Rick Wakeman

I read numerous books - loads in fact -
and,
as I always do when recording a historical project,
immersed myself into the subject matter.
I spent many hours at Henry's old homes,
such as Hampton Court, and visiting the Tower of London.
I read no other books during that period.
- Rick Wakeman

I like Toronto a lot, it's a good city.
The only thing that really annoys me about Toronto
is that you're turning Maple Leaf Gardens into a grocery store,
which is absolutely nothing short of disgusting.
- Rick Wakeman

My faith is very private to me.
It plays an important part in my life,
but I do not try and throw my beliefs at others.
I have tremendous respect for all faiths and beliefs,
but have a deep concern that religion and faith are
currently a long way apart from each other.
- Rick Wakeman

My earliest professional musical experiences were really as a session player,
and every day was an adventure.
Three sessions a day, every day, and you never knew
who you would be working with until you arrived at the studio.
- Rick Wakeman

As a songwriter, I was influenced by David Bowie -
a great writer.
A class above everybody in so many ways.
Lennon and McCartney, of course.
Class stuff.
David Cousins was my favorite lyricist.
- Rick Wakeman

I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God
who is sending a love letter to the world.
- Mother Teresa

Writing is a dance with the uncertainties of language.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do you have a plan for your life?
If not, allocate some time today to sit quietly
with pen and paper to begin writing your life plan -
what you want to accomplish with your life,
and what projects will support your goals.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

For my part, I consider that it will be found much better
by all parties to leave the past to history,
especially as I propose to write that history myself.
- Winston Churchill

LOVE LETTERS TO YOURSELF
This is taken from a love letter (a gentle reminder)
I wrote to myself recently.
Live in your joy today.
Be authentic. Love yourself. First.
Love others from your own abundance.
Life Changes. Circumstances change.
Sometimes you try to fit your old way
of being into new circumstances
rather than becoming new yourself.
Embrace transformation as an opportunity.
And keep on writing love letters to yourself.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We do not need to proselytize
either by our speech or by our writing.
We can only do so really with our lives.
Let our lives be open books for all to study.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Nothing goes by luck in composition.
It allows of no tricks.
The best you can write will be the best you are.
- Henry David Thoreau

Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.
- Laurie Anderson

I wasn't very good about juggling family and my career.
I was interested in who was coming to the children's birthday party,
what my son was writing.
I was thinking about Legos.
- Jill Clayburgh

If you can't annoy somebody with what you write,
I think there's little point in writing.
- Kingsley Amis

Was it only by dreaming or writing that I could find out what I thought?
- Joan Didion

The digital revolution is far more significant than
the invention of writing or even of printing.
- Douglas Engelbart

Fundamentally, all writing is about the same thing;
it's about dying,
about the brief flicker of time we have here,
and the frustration that it creates.
- Mordecai Richler

I started writing, or rather, thinking,
stories as a child, and at that time the reason was very clear.
- John Sladek

And I love writing; I've been writing ever since I was seven.
- Jena Malone

My other advice is to start writing songs and singing right away.
- Jerry Harrison

I think it's a short story writer's duty,
as well as writing well about emotions and characters,
to write story.
- Eric Brown

For me, writing a short story is much,
much harder than writing a novel.
- Lynn Abbey

Writing and travel broaden your ass if not your mind
and I like to write standing up.
- Ernest Hemingway

The most difficult and complicated part of the writing
process is the beginning.
- A. B. Yehoshua

Well, I think writing is basically about time and rhythm.
Like with jazz.
You have your basic melody and then you just riff off of it.
And the riffs are about timing.
- Kathy Acker

Writing, when properly managed, (as you may be sure
I think mine is) is but a different name for conversation.
- Laurence Sterne

If you do not breathe through writing,
if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing,
then don't write, because our culture has no use for it.
- Anais Nin

I'm passionate again about writing.
This is important to me; it's got to be the comeback book.
- Jeffrey Archer

At school I was always trying to con my teachers into
letting me act out book reports instead of writing them.
- Laura Linney

I'm writing a book and working on my one-woman show,
Learning To Be Human.
- Shirley Knight

Of all those arts in which the wise excel,
Nature's chief masterpiece is writing well.
- Andre Breton

My favorite period is World War II, and I'm in the
middle of writing my fourth novel set in that era.
- Ken Follett

People writing about me have said that I've influenced a lot of people,
and there are some artists who have credited me with influencing them.
- Harvey Pekar

Poetry is its own medium; it's very different than writing prose.
Poetry can talk in an imagistic sense,
it has particular ways of catching an environment.
- Story Musgrave

I was writing and I have three kids.
I was occupying my time with them but it was difficult.
- Alison Moyet

When I'm writing a song, it gives me more actual pleasure
to hear someone else sing it than do it meself.
- Shane MacGowan

But there's nothing that gives me more thrill than
when I'm writing and a couplet works.
I find the right rhyme, or it's just perfect.
There's nothing that exciting.
- Rosanne Cash

If a writer knows enough about what he is writing about,
he may omit things that he knows.
The dignity of movement of an iceberg is due to only
one ninth of it being above water.
- Ernest Hemingway

I don't like writing essays or theory.
- Adrian Mitchell

Yes, I very much like to have a personal stake in what I'm writing about.
- Michael Pollan

Writing is good, thinking is better.
Cleverness is good, patience is better.
- Herman Hesse

It really wasn't until I was in college when I began to write more and more,
and I realized I was scheduling my entire life around my writing.
- Rita Dove

I wasn't really writing with anything commercial in
mind I just wanted to create some new music.
- Billy Sherwood

I like myself better when I'm writing regularly.
- Willie Nelson

Writing is mentally stimulating; it's like a puzzle
that makes you think all the time.
- Stephanie Zimbalist

One of the hardest things about writing lyrics is to
make the lyrics sit on the music in such a way that
you're not aware there was a writer there.
- Stephen Sondheim

I think there is a rage against women.
I've come to see that now although at the time I did not notice it.
I was preoccupied with my teaching and my writing.
- Marguerite Young

I am so happy to be on a show with writing I wanted to participate in.
- Yancy Butler

I didn't have any agenda or plan when I started writing stuff.
- David Byrne

Writing poetry is the hard manual labor of the imagination.
- Ishmael Reed

When I began writing, I didn't read any other children's poets...
I didn't want to be influenced until I'd found my own voice.
Now I read them all.
- Jack Prelutsky

I still can't decide which is more fun -
reading or writing.
- Rex Stout

What is writing but an expression of my own life?
- Zane Grey

The secret of good writing is to say an old thing in
a new way or to say a new thing in an old way.
- Richard Harding Davis

I instantly chucked my academic ambitions and began
writing fiction full-time.
- Peter Straub

I think all writing is done through memory.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante


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