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Steve Swallow Quotes and Sayings

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I don't meditate before I play or compose,
but I see playing and composing as meditative acts.
- Steve Swallow

I found it liberating of necessity to devise my own
style and my own tactics and to look for a voice on
the instrument because there weren't really any that impacted strongly on me.
- Steve Swallow

Occasionally, when I run into a great bass backstage
at a festival I'll play a few notes on the low E string,
just to feel the instrument vibrate against my belly.
- Steve Swallow

First meditate, be blissful,
then much love will happen of its own accord.
Then being with others is beautiful
and being alone is also beautiful.
Then it is simple, too.
You dont depend on others
and you dont make others dependent on you.
- Osho

 

The soul loves to meditate,
for in contact with the Spirit lies its greatest joy.
If, then you experience mental resistance during meditation,
remember that reluctance to meditate comes from the ego;
it doesn't belong to the soul.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

The more I read, the more I meditate;
and the more I acquire,
the more certain I am that I know nothing.
- Voltaire

I play basketball on Sundays and I'm a very spiritual guy;
I read a lot of Eastern philosophy and I meditate.
- Garry Shandling

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Well, I was passionately curious about what my body was doing,
and when I got the lessons on how to meditate,
it seemed really solid to me.
It seemed real.
- Mariel Hemingway

Convent - a place of retirement for women who wish
for leisure to meditate upon the sin of idleness.
- Ambrose Bierce

Alone let him constantly meditate in solitude on that
which is salutary for his soul,
for he who meditates in solitude attains supreme bliss.
- Guru Nanak

An unschooled man who knows how to meditate upon the
Lord has learned far more than the man with the highest
education who does not know how to meditate.
- Charles Stanley

I meditate and do yoga.
I sit cross-legged and try not to levitate too much.
- Jeremy Brett

If somebody pisses me off and I understand it ain't
personal then I'll go to another place and I'll meditate.
- Martin Lawrence

Practice meditation regularly.
Meditation leads to eternal bliss.
Therefore meditate, meditate.
- Swami Sivananda

I like green or brown eyes.
Tall but not overwhelmingly so.
I like men who do yoga and meditate.
- Kristin Davis

I would as soon put a girl alone into a closet to meditate
as give her only the society of her needle.
- Maria Mitchell

Everywhere I go, I still have time to meditate.
People think meditating is sitting there,
nobody bothering you, but you can even talk and still meditate.
- Jet Li

I like to sit in my backyard.
I go out on the hammock and sit in silence and kind of meditate.
Nature is calming, and it's nice to go out there and clear my head.
- Devon Werkheiser

I meditate a lot, but I am constantly in pain.
I'm trying to live with this.
You just have to accept it.
- Roy Horn

I beg of you always to dwell upon the necessity of
a thorough understanding of principles,
in order to stop the vivacity of his mind,
and please do not forget to meditate upon the subject of our discussion.
- Nicolas Malebranche

Keep a journal, and learn how to see how you as an
individuals sees information so you can learn your own sign language.
Meditate and practice psychic self defense and surrounding yourself with prayer.
- John Edward

Do not fear lest you should meditate too much upon
Him and speak of Him in an unworthy way,
providing you are led by faith.
Do not fear lest you should entertain false opinions
of Him so long as they are in conformity with the notion
of the infinitely perfect Being.
- Nicolas Malebranche

I'm convinced that the man who has learned to meditate
upon the Lord will be able to run on his feet and walk in his spirit.
Although he may be hurried by his vocation,
that's not the issue.
The issue is how fast his spirit is going.
To slow it down takes a period of time.
- Charles Stanley

All things at first appear difficult.
- Chinese proverb PHOTO

Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland PHOTO

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

When we step on the battlefield, I will be
The First Boots On and the Last Boots Off.
- LtG. Hal Moore PHOTO

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller PHOTO

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Do first things first, and second things not at all.
- Peter F. Drucker

In order to succeed, you must first be willing to fail.
- Anonymous

To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first.
- William Shakespeare

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
- Anonymous

Seek first to understand,
then to be understood.
- Stephen Covey

Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh, for the touch of a hand
and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Recognizing my blindness is the first step
toward regaining my sight.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Give me six hours to chop down a tree
and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
- Abraham Lincoln

Put on your own oxygen mask first.
- Airline companies

A little simplification would be
the first step toward rational living.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
The secret of getting started is
breaking your complex overwhelming tasks
into small manageable tasks,
and starting on the first one.
- Mark Twain

If at first you don't succeed, try try again.
- Proverb

Take a deep breath and do the difficult thing first.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Look at everything as though you were seeing it
either for the first or last time.
Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
- Betty Smith

The indispensable first step to getting
the things you want out of life is this:
Decide what you want.
- Ben Stein

Today is the first and last day of forever.
- Edward, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

Every really new idea looks crazy at first.
- Alfred North Whitehead

We first make our habits, then our habits make us.
- John Dryden

Habits are cobwebs at first, cables at last.
- Chinese proverb

Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
- Samuel Johnson

Let every day be the first day
of the rest of your life,
but especially let today be a new beginning.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You grow up the day you have
your first real laugh - at yourself.
- Ethel Barrymore

Let him that would move the world first move himself.
- Socrates

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself -
and you are the easiest person to fool.
- Richard Feynman

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all of our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time
- T. S. Eliot

Self-trust is the first secret of success.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The first sigh of love is the last breath of wisdom.
- Anonymous

The first step towards the solution
of any problem is optimism.
- John Baines

If you would take, you must first give,
this is the beginning of intelligence.
- Lao Tzu

Know, first, who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly.
- Epictetus

If we could first know where we are,
and whither we are tending,
we could then better judge what to do,
and how to do it.
- Abraham Lincoln

There are two things to aim at in life:
first, to get what you want,
and after that to to enjoy it.
- Logan Pearsall Smith

Non-violence is the first article of my faith.
It is also the last article of my creed.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
- Epictetus

Nothing happens unless first a dream.
- Carl Sandburg

Be gentle first with yourself.
- Lama Yeshe

Be gentle first with yourself -
if you wish to be gentle with others.
- Lama Yeshe

The first step in the evolution of ethics
is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.
- Albert Schweitzer

All truth passes through three stages:
First, it is ridiculed;
Second, it is violently opposed;
Third, it is accepted as self-evident.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

During the first period of a man's life
the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Know first that you have absolutely no power to change the world,
and then address all your energies and intent toward improving it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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