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Shane MacGowan Quotes and Sayings

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Petitions are ridiculous.
- Shane MacGowan

My dad has no control over who works with me.
Me, me and me alone has to take responsibility for anything.
- Shane MacGowan

What I do is I'm a bandleader, frontman,
entertainer.
- Shane MacGowan

I drink because I'm thirsty.
- Shane MacGowan

 

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

I've been here all the time; I could be putting out
as many albums as Costello,
y'know what I mean?
- Shane MacGowan

Please to put a nickel, please to put a dime.
How petitions trickle in at Christmas time!
- Phyllis McGinley

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I maintain that the House is bound by the Constitution
to receive the petitions;
after which,
it will take such method of deciding upon them as reason
and principle shall dictate.
- Caleb Cushing

The proceedings of this House in 1790,
in reference to petitions on the matter of the slave trade,
and of slavery in the States, have been cited.
It has been said that those petitions were not received.
- Caleb Cushing

If there be any plausible reason for supposing that
we have the right to legislate on the slave interests of the District,
you cannot put down the investigation of the subject out of doors,
by refusing to receive petitions.
- Caleb Cushing

And if this House is to be scared, by whatever influences,
from its duty, to receive and hear the petitions of the People,
then I shall send my voice beyond the walls of this Capitol for redress.
- Caleb Cushing

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

That you may retain your self-respect, it is better
to displease the people by doing what you know is right,
than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
- William J. H. Boetcker

A "No" uttered from deepest conviction
is better and greater than a "Yes" merely uttered to please,
or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I don't know the key to success,
but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
- Bill Cosby

Keep busy - with tasks that inspire you,
motivate you, or please you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The freedom we are looking for
is the freedom to be ourselves,
to express ourselves. But if we look at our lives
we will see that most of the time
we do things just to please others ...
The worst part is that most of us
are not even aware that we are not free.
-Don Miguel Ruiz

I was thinking that I might fly today.
Just to disprove all the things you say...
please be careful with me, I'm sensitive,
and I'd like to stay that way.
- Jewel

It is the quality of our work which will please God
and not the quantity.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The Moon Cannot Be Stolen:
A thief entered the little hut of a Zen Master,
but discovered there was nothing to steal.
The Zen Master discovered the thief.
"You have come a long way to visit me," he told the prowler,
"and you should not return empty-handed.
Please take my clothes as a gift."
The thief was bewildered,
but he took the clothes and slunk away.
The Zen Master sat naked, watching the moon.
"Poor fellow," he mused,
"I wish I could have given him this beautiful moon."
- Traditional Zen Koan

If this is coffee, please bring me some tea;
but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.
- Abraham Lincoln

It is impossible to please all the world and one's father.
- Jean de La Fontaine

Greetings, cosmic children of the universe.
Welcome to my serenity circle.
Please leave all bad vibes outside the healing vortex.
- the movie Shrek the Third (2007)

The house has to please everyone, contrary to the work of art which does not.
The work is a private matter for the artist.
The house is not.
- Adolf Loos

Growing up, I wanted desperately to please,
to be a good girl.
- Claire Danes

Women and cats will do as they please,
and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
- Robert A. Heinlein

I would never have done what I'd done if I'd considered
my father as somebody I wanted to please.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

No poems can please for long or live that are written by water drinkers.
- Horace

If love is the answer,
could you please rephrase the question.
- Lily Tomlin

If one oversteps the bounds of moderation,
the greatest pleasures cease to please.
- Epictetus

I don't care whose fault this was, just get it sorted!
And could someone please bring me something deep fat fried
and smothered in chocolate.
- the movie Shrek 2

The day that I ever become hip...
please shoot me and put me outta my misery!
- Meat Loaf

You know, you don't please everybody.
- Ronnie Montrose

I will tell the truth wherever I please.
- Mary Harris Jones

However, please allow me to say that the fundamental
style of my writing has been to start from my personal
matters and then to link it up with society,
the state and the world.
- Kenzaburo Oe

He may not enter anywhere at the first,
unless there be some one of the household who bid him to come,
though afterwards he can come as he please.
- Bram Stoker

Think wrongly, if you please, but in all cases think for yourself.
- Doris Lessing

You must pay for your sins.
If you have already paid, please ignore this notice.
- Sam Levenson

Singing is not indulged in by Rotary clubs of some
countries and all clubs are given full privilege to
do as they please about including it in their programs.
- Paul Harris

I never desired to please the rabble.
What pleased them, I did not learn; and what I knew
was far removed from their understanding.
- Epicurus

The effect of liberty to individuals is that they may do what they please:
we ought to see what it will please them to do,
before we risk congratulations.
- Edmund Burke

Please understand the reason why Chinese vegetables taste so good.
It is simple.
The Chinese do not cook them, they just threaten them!
- Jeff Smith

May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please,
but as the opportunity to do what is right.
- Peter Marshall

Whatever it is your heart desires, please go for it,
it's yours to have.
- Gloria Estefan

Little things please little minds.
- Ovid

I don't really care what the man on the street thinks.
I never did anything to please him in the first place,
and I'm not going to start now.
- Boris Becker

Pictures and shapes are but secondary objects and please
or displease only in the memory.
- Francis Bacon

I went up a straight crooked lane and,
I said 'No thanks, yes if yer please.
- Jack Finney

Who ever converses among old books will be hard to please among the new.
- William Temple

Teach your children how to behave with animals.
Adopt a pet.
Don't go buy one.
Please.
That's a sin.
Let's get these puppy mills out of business.
- Shelley Morrison

You can't please all the people all the time.
- Miranda Richardson

I'll take a redrum with a rellik please.
- Brian Celio

You can't please everyone...
If you make a good movie, that's all that matters.
- Matthew Vaughn

Fame has also this great drawback, that if we pursue it,
we must direct our lives so as to please the fancy of men.
- Baruch Spinoza

You can't please everyone, and you can't make everyone like you.
- Katie Couric

Even if you don't like a concert of mine,
please, please applaud at the end anyway.
- Emanuel Ax

Please your eye and plague your heart.
- William Cobbett

I grow plants for many reasons: to please my eye or to please my soul,
to challenge the elements or to challenge my patience,
for novelty or for nostalgia, but mostly for the joy in seeing them grow.
- David Hobson

Stay with us, please remain in this country and constitute
a nation based on national unity.
- Robert Mugabe

I want you all to stand; will you do that for me,
please?
- James Dickey

All my ambition is, I own, to profit and to please unknown;
like streams supplied from springs below,
which scatter blessings as they go.
- Charles Cotton

If, after I depart this vale, you ever remember me
and have thought to please my ghost,
forgive some sinner and wink your eye at some homely girl.
- H. L. Mencken

Please believe that I do this because I am convinced
that my illness cannot be helped for any length of
time and I cannot bear to be a burden on anyone any longer.
- Susannah McCorkle

If I like it, it's gonna be on my album.
You can't please everyone.
- Natasha Hamilton

To tax and to please, no more than to love and to be wise,
is not given to men.
- Edmund Burke

If you like it, let it be, and if you don't please do the same.
- Ani DiFranco

I want to please every woman, every time.
- Stuart Rose

Please accept my resignation.
I don't care to belong to any club that will have me as a member.
- Groucho Marx

The first thing is to love your sport.
Never do it to please someone else.
It has to be yours.
- Peggy Fleming

As we depend upon our masters, for what we eat and drink and wear,
and for all our comfortable things in this world,
we cannot be happy, unless we please them.
- Jupiter Hammon

Richard Burton rang me up once and said,
Do you know you're my only leading lady I've never slept with? I said,
Well, please don't tell everybody, it's the worst image.
- Julie Andrews


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