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Ricky Nelson Quotes and Sayings

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They all knew my name, but no one heard the music -
I didn't look the same.
- Ricky Nelson

Just believe in what you're doing, and keep doing it.
- Ricky Nelson

You can't please everyone so you gotta please yourself.
- Ricky Nelson

To reminisce with my old friends, a chance to share some memories,
and play our songs again.
- Ricky Nelson

 

What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?
- Robert H. Schuller

Die when I may, I want it said by those who knew me best
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

I want it said of me by those who knew me best,
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

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When we hate our enemies, we are
giving them power over us:
power over our sleep, our appetites,
our blood pressure, our health, and our happiness.
Our enemies would dance with joy if only
they knew how they were worrying us,
lacerating us, and getting even with us!
Our hate is not hurting them at all,
but our hate is turning our own days
and nights into a hellish turmoil.
- Dale Carnegie

We are now at a point where we must educate our children
in what no one knew yesterday,
and prepare our schools for what no one knows yet.
- Margaret Mead

I breathed a song into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For who has sight so keen and strong,
That it can follow the flight of song -
The song from beginning to end,
I found again in the heart of a friend.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

When I saw you I fell in love,
and you smiled because you knew.
- commonly but falsely attributed to William Shakespeare

So my father was a person who never lied to me.
If I had a question, he answered it.
I knew a lot of things at a young age because I was intrigued.
- Nick Cannon

I wasn't anything special as a father.
But I loved them and they knew it.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

I wanted to be a forest ranger or a coal man.
At a very early age, I knew I didn't want to do what my dad did,
which was work in an office.
- Harrison Ford

The more he became truly wise,
the more he distrusted everything he knew.
- Voltaire

I knew I was an unwanted baby when I saw that my bath
toys were a toaster and a radio.
- Joan Rivers

If we knew what it was we were doing,
it would not be called research, would it?
- Albert Einstein

My father? I never knew him.
Never even seen a picture of him.
- Eminem

All my life I knew that there was all the money you could want out there.
All you have to do is go after it.
- Curtis Carlson

A person is smart. People are dumb,
panicky dangerous animals and you know it.
Fifteen hundred years ago everybody knew
the Earth was the center of the universe.
Five hundred years ago,
everybody knew the Earth was flat,
and fifteen minutes ago,
you knew that humans were alone on this planet.
Imagine what you'll know tomorrow.
- the movie Men in Black

I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
- Henry Ward Beecher

My family knew, but most of the sporting world did
not realize that my right hand been some 75% paralyzed.
- Bill Toomey

If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house
with the conscious design of doing me good,
I should run for my life.
- Henry David Thoreau

Peace hath higher tests of manhood, than battle ever knew.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

Without music, life would be a mistake...
I would only believe in a God who knew how to dance.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

The world is a country which nobody ever yet knew by description;
one must travel through it one's self to be acquainted with it.
- Lord Chesterfield

John Candy knew he was going to die.
He told me on his 40th birthday.
He said, well, Maureen, I'm on borrowed time.
- Maureen O'Hara

I always knew that food and wine were vital,
with my mother being Italian and a good cook.
- Robert Mondavi

What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?
- Robert H. Schuller

I wanted to escape so badly.
But of course I knew I couldn't just give up and leave school.
It was only when I heard my mom's voice that I came out of my hiding place.
- Zhang Ziyi

I half knew what to expect when I saw the cricket ground in the morning.
It was when I started to talk to people working out there,
I began to find what I was looking for.
- Ian Botham

So that's when I saw the DNA model for the first time,
in the Cavendish, and that's when I saw that this was it.
And in a flash you just knew that this was very fundamental.
- Sydney Brenner

I did as well as I knew how and have nothing to be ashamed of.
- Peter Tork

September 11 awoke us to the threat of terrorism.
It was forever bookmarked in our history as the day
when life as Americans knew it,
changed forever.
- Randy Forbes

I knew there was a story; once you find a dog with a fork through it,
you know there's a story there.
- Mark Haddon

Knowing what I knew about Russia, as much as I loved
the music and was fascinated by the songs and the whole idea of it,
I knew it would be a very lengthy and frustrating process.
- Marc Almond

I knew that I wanted to be a writer even before I knew
exactly what being a writer entailed.
- Dan Simmons

I never knew whether to pity or congratulate a man on coming to his senses.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

Amin knew that neither West nor East would criticize
him for fear that he would support the other side.
He felt he was untouchable and he said so openly.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski

I always knew that I wanted to be an artist.
- Maynard James Keenan

It's a tough case and the first time Reacher needs
to recruit somebody to help him out.
He uses a woman he knew in the army she's a fascinating character.
- Lee Child

Two more years were to go by before I knew anything about William Blake.
Many years later, when his wife died,
my godfather gave me the two books as a remembrance.
- Laurence Housman

I occasionally got called the Rush Limbaugh of Indiana,
but most people knew that my style was different.
- Mike Pence

Yet I wanted to have children, and I knew that was my purpose,
but I wasn't going to settle.
- Boris Kodjoe

On the last morning of Virginia's bloodiest year since the Civil War,
I built a fire and sat facing a window of darkness
where at sunrise I knew I would find the sea.
- Patricia Cornwell

I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew.
Writing a poem is discovering.
- Robert Frost

Suddenly a mist fell from my eyes and I knew the way I had to take.
- Edvard Grieg

I had a place in England and was commuting from England to Australia,
which is pretty stupid, but after two years I sort
of knew what I wanted to do,
more or less.
- Diane Cilento

Roosevelt's magic lay in one facet of his personality:
He knew how to take the risk.
No other man in public life I knew could so readily
take the challenge of the new.
- Emanuel Celler

I always knew looking back on my tears would bring me laughter,
but I never knew looking back on my laughter would make me cry.
- Cat Stevens

Nobody else knew what to do with me because big women are old.
- Camryn Manheim

That's why I made a comeback in 1988.
I knew there were chances of not making it,
but I didn't want to end up at sixty years old and
say I should have tried when I was thirty-eight.
- Guy Lafleur

I knew I wanted to play "Dr Cox" really bad,
which is always a huge mistake because as soon as you
want something really bad,
maybe you rip up a little bit.
- John C. McGinley

I knew from a very young age that there was something very wrong with me.
- Patty Duke

I always tried to do the best.
I knew I couldn't always be the best,
but I tried to be.
- Frank Robinson

I prayed, thanking God, for making it all possible for me,
because I knew where I came from.
- Thomas Hearns

Later on, there were some problems with our navy,
so he made me the head of the navy -
all things that I hardly knew anything about.
I was basically an ignorant young man.
- Shimon Peres

I knew that I could be more creative onstage,
to state my own case and deliver my own interpretation
of the role much more aggressively than in the recording studio.
- Kiri Te Kanawa

After 16 years in pictures I could not be intimidated easily,
because I knew where all the skeletons were buried.
- Gloria Swanson

Everyone in my family is in the film business;
I knew I wanted to be creative and it was important
in my family to be artistic.
- Sofia Coppola

I'd learned a lot in the Army.
I knew that above all things in the world I had to become so big,
so strong that people and their hatred could never touch me.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

Never have doubted it, even when the plane crash happened.
I wasn't mad at God.
I just knew that there was a reason that I didn't know about why it happened.
- Reba McEntire

I knew there was something special about the theater
for me something beyond the regular reality,
something that I could get into and transcend and become
something other than myself.
- Raul Julia

I knew early on after the first couple episodes were
fully scored and animated that we had a real quality show here.
But I always questioned whether or not it would work.
- Steve Burns

I never gave up on country music because I knew what
I was doing was not that bad.
- Willie Nelson

But I knew if I ran I'd never be able to sing,
so I had to take my punishment.
- Aaron Neville

I think I was programmed to do good things when I came into the majors.
I knew how to play.
- Willie Mays

I knew I couldn't solve it.
Because I couldn't figure out what made her drink when things were going well.
- David Gest

The music sold itself before anybody knew who I was.
- Enya

By 1946, I knew Detroit was the best hockey city in the Original Six.
- Ted Lindsay

They would not find me changed from him they knew -
only more sure of all I thought was true.
- Robert Frost


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