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Shawn Colvin Quotes and Sayings

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One of the dumber things my manager said was,
Stick to the melody.
But I can't.
- Shawn Colvin

I consider myself as a singer first,
but something that really helped me come into my own
is that there's not a separation between me singing
and me playing the guitar.
The two fed off the other.
- Shawn Colvin

Cynicism is tough.
A cynic's point of view is really pitiful.
I derive pleasure out of a lot of things in life.
As long as I'm fairly healthy, it's hard to stay dismal for very long.
- Shawn Colvin

I think the thing that has made it possible for me
to write personal songs and sing them year after year
is the sensibility for good writing.
Just opening your veins all over the paper is not necessarily going to be interesting.
I wanted to speak to people.
- Shawn Colvin

 

There were bars that began to have acoustic musicians play,
it was 1970: Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne,
America, The Eagles, all that kind of stuff was popular.
It was very easy for me to just kind of move in and be noticed.
- Shawn Colvin

I have yet to have a successful outcome of sitting
in a room with someone and trying to write a song.
The way that I generally co-write is that someone else
writes the music or part of the music.
- Shawn Colvin

Don't let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.
- Anais Nin PHOTO

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Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran PHOTO

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller PHOTO

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen PHOTO

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean.
- Ryunosuke Satoro PHOTO

Drop the sword - for there is but one flesh to wound,
and it is the one flesh of all humankind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow PHOTO

Try a new perspective on diversity.
Across the country and around the world,
we are all one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell PHOTO

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha PHOTO

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard PHOTO

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 PHOTO

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein PHOTO

I am one with the Earth,
with the Water, with the Fire,
with the Air that I breathe,
with all Living Things,
and we are all one with Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When one door closes, another opens.
But often we look so long, so regretfully,
upon the closed door,
that we fail to see the one that is opened for us.
- Helen Keller

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans.
- Khalil Gibran

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

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

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

If you wait for opportunities to occur,
you will be one of the crowd.
- Edward de Bono

This day I will marry my friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.
- Anonymous

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

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

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

We must let go of the life we have planned,
so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
- Joseph Campbell

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
- Anais Nin

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

No one is to be called an enemy,
all are your benefactors, and no one does you harm.
You have no enemy except yourselves.
- St. Francis of Assisi

One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles
possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
- Albert Schweitzer

If you don't take full responsibility
for your own happiness,
who do you suppose will?
Your happiness is a one person job -
it begins and ends with you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
what is essential is invisible to the eye.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The function of prayer is not to influence God,
but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Don't give up. There are too many nay-sayers out there
who will try to discourage you.
Don't listen to them.
The only one who can make you give up is yourself.
- Sidney Sheldon

All progress is precarious, and the solution
of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

When one has nothing to lose, one becomes courageous.
We are timid only when
there is something we can still cling to.
- Carlos Castaneda

There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth
- not going all the way and not starting.
- The Buddha

If you are patient in one moment of anger,
you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.
- Chinese Proverb

One can flow harmoniously with the River -
or one can struggle fearfully against the River -
and the River just flows.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is well to remember that the
entire population of the universe,
with one trifling exception, is composed of others.
- Andrew J. Holmes

The unknown is like the darkness of a cave -
it can be illuminated by the brief light
of one adventurer's small candle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People in their handlings of affairs
often fail when they are about to succeed.
If one remains as careful at the end
as he was at the beginning,
there will be no failure.
- Lao Tzu

I have a dream that my four little children will one day
live in a nation where they will
not be judged by the color of their skin,
but by the content of their character.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A sense of humor... is needed armor.
Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips
is a sign that the person down deep
has a pretty good grasp of life.
- Hugh Sidey

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.
The most certain way to succeed
is always to try just one more time.
- Thomas A. Edison

Each one has to find his peace from within.
And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

There are a hundred valid reasons why something can't be done,
but only one reason, Commitment, why it can.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth;
not going all the way, and not starting.
- The Buddha

Take a chance! All life is a chance.
The man who goes farthest is generally
the one who is willing to do and dare.
- Dale Carnegie

It is impossible to begin to learn
that which one thinks one already knows.
- Epictetus

We have two ears and one mouth so that
we can listen twice as much as we speak.
- Epictetus

As long as one keeps searching, the answers come.
- Joan Baez

The only one who can make you give up is yourself.
- Sidney Sheldon


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