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Tracy Chapman Quotes and Sayings

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I dressed up as a veterinarian for a Halloween costume party.
I had the lab coat.
I got a couple of stuffed animals for patients and put bandages on them.
- Tracy Chapman

I'm a hopeful cynic.
- Tracy Chapman

Some things remain fragments, just the lyrics and melodies
or a line or two or a verse.
- Tracy Chapman

I end up writing about all kinds of things.
I never make an attempt to write about anything in particular.
I don't have a little list of topics to write about.
- Tracy Chapman

 

At this point in my life I'd like to live as if only love mattered.
- Tracy Chapman

When you feel like you've had a good show,
you go backstage and you talk to yourself about it,
and if you have a bad show you talk to yourself about it.
- Tracy Chapman

You have to pay attention to the moment and make it
the best it can be for you.
I've been trying to do that.
It's really made a major difference for me.
I'm a happier person.
- Tracy Chapman

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I learn all these things about the record talking about it after it's finished.
- Tracy Chapman

Songwriting is a very mysterious process.
It feels like creating something from nothing.
It's something I don't feel like I really control.
- Tracy Chapman

Love's a recurring theme through my work.
- Tracy Chapman

People's real hopes and dreams can be distorted and
misdirected and packaged until you're not sure what
you really want or what you even really need.
- Tracy Chapman

After it's finished, sometimes I can trace a path that
goes back to the possible source of inspiration.
- Tracy Chapman

With other people, you're always swapping music.
Somebody is always listening to something you've never heard.
It's a great way to hear all sorts of new things.
- Tracy Chapman

I may be revered or defamed and decried;
But I tried to live my life right.
- Tracy Chapman

We have more media than ever and more technology in our lives.
It's supposed to help us communicate,
but it has the opposite effect of isolating us.
- Tracy Chapman

I often write either really early in the morning,
or really late at night.
- Tracy Chapman

We all must live our lives always feeling,
always thinking the moment has arrived.
- Tracy Chapman

The songs are not necessarily autobiographical.
A lot of songs are a combination of influences.
It might be some part of my life, or something I've felt,
or something somebody's told me.
It all comes together.
- Tracy Chapman

I see some recurring themes: things that feel threaded together,
some symbolic references, and songs about some of the big questions,
like death.
There are a lot of references to weather,
too!
- Tracy Chapman

Everyone is looking for connections between the songs.
I don't usually approach a record as a concept.
There's no overriding theme I'm trying to represent.
It's all about the individual songs.
- Tracy Chapman

My older sister encouraged me from early on and bought
me one of the first guitars I had.
She listened to all of the crappy songs that I wrote
when I was 8 years old and encouraged me to keep doing it.
- Tracy Chapman

Opportunity is missed by most people
because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
- Thomas Edison

Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friendship is not possible between two women
one of whom is very well dressed.
- Laurie Colwin

Hockey is a sport for white men.
Basketball is a sport for black men.
Golf is a sport for white men dressed like black pimps.
- Tiger Woods

I've never wanted anybody to like me because I had long hair or short hair,
or that they liked the way I dressed or they liked
the way I dressed or they liked the way I smile.
- David Allan Coe

I wouldn't even hold my kids sometimes because I didn't
want them to spit up on me when I was dressed for an awards show.
- Lauryn Hill

My uncle, who was a little more flamboyant,
always said the guy who dressed the best was Fred Astaire.
- Andy Garcia

I wrote the tunes and sang only nonsense words.
Then came Moore and dressed them with the lyrics.
- Rick Wright

I hold that gentleman to be the best-dressed whose dress no one observes.
- Anthony Trollope

I remember playing football dressed in peculiar costumes
with some friends in France and laughing so hard we couldn't even stand up,
let alone kick the ball.
- Fred Frith

You've probably noticed already that I'm dressed like a grown-up...
I apologize to the Academy, and I promise that I will never do it again.
- Cher

A graduation ceremony is an event where the commencement
speaker tells thousands of students dressed in identical
caps and gowns that 'individuality' is the key to success.
- Robert Orben

I feel like this is a dream - and I apologize for how I dressed some of you.
- Ray Romano

Every couple of seconds out here they're honoring somebody.
You've got to get dressed, go in and sit down.
Invariably somebody makes a speech.
- Dom DeLuise

We are dealing with the best-educated generation in history.
But they've got a brain dressed up with nowhere to go.
- Timothy Leary

I think people think of me as this elegant person because
they always see me dressed up.
- Vanna White

Any man may be in good spirits and good temper when he's well dressed.
There ain't much credit in that.
- Charles Dickens

How I dressed in high school is the way we dressed.
- Jam Master Jay

Eternal nothingness is fine if you happen to be dressed for it.
- Woody Allen

I'm wearing a garbage bag.
I was put on my own worst-dressed list.
- Steven Cojocaru

If a foreign country doesn't look like a middle-class
suburb of Dallas or Detroit,
then obviously the natives must be dangerous as well as badly dressed.
- Lewis H. Lapham

There are well-dressed foolish ideas just as there are well-dressed fools.
- Nicolas de Chamfort

Where women are concerned, the rule is never to go
out with anyone better dressed than you.
- John Malkovich

I think the Irish woman was freed from slavery by bingo.
They can go out now, dressed up, with their handbags
and have a drink and play bingo.
And they deserve it.
- John B. Keane

I don't enjoy good food.
I don't enjoy flashy cars.
I don't care if I live in a dump.
I don't enjoy good clothes.
This is the best I've dressed in months.
- Jack Kevorkian

Sometimes I'm really dressed up, and it really turns me on.
- Isaac Mizrahi

Besides the physical strains I realized men can be
pigs to women even when it's a man dressed as one.
- Michael Rosenbaum

I wish I was born in that era: dancing with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly,
going to work at the studio dressed in beautiful pants,
head scarves, and sunglasses.
- Catherine Zeta-Jones

Hilda and I slept alongside each other fully dressed,
head to feet.
- Stanley Spencer

Clothes make the poor invisible.
America has the best-dressed poverty the world has ever known.
- Michael Harrington

Dressed in the lion's skin, the ass spread terror far and wide.
- Jean de La Fontaine

The eyebrow pencil and false eyelashes were essential;
my mother didn't feel dressed without them.
- Lorna Luft

I don't know how you get dressed if you live in Wales,
because it's pouring rain and then it's hot sunshine,
and then it might hail.
It's just so confusing.
- Piper Perabo

I had two sisters, and we would love to get dressed
up and pretend that we were chic,
sophisticated ladies.
And I think that was a great sort of preparation,
in a way.
- Suzanne Farrell

They have become part of us in that if we get dressed up as them,
we don't actually have to have a script.
You can just become them.
You just become nervy.
- Jennifer Saunders

I'm totally Italian, but I'm not a diva.
If you could see the way I'm dressed in daily life,
that's not a diva.
Appearances are so not important to me.
- Patti LuPone

In the 90's action pictures were all the rage.
As a woman, I was fed up with them and I initially
thought that the script was just another action film
dressed up as a period piece.
- Madeleine Stowe

When I was filming 'The Haunting Hour',
my co-stars Emily Osment, Brittany Curran and I paid
a visit to a haunted house -
all dressed up as vampires!
We really confused the workers.
- Cody Linley

Sure, I could of done it different...
put my clown in a closet and dressed up in straight clothing.
I could of compromised my essence, and swallowed my soul.
- Wavy Gravy

I remember my mom dressed like Janis Joplin.
- Bryan White

The violence and burnings in Lebanon were the work
of Syrian soldiers and workers dressed in civilian clothes.
- Walid Jumblatt

I just did an ad with Microsoft.
I'm dressed as Napoleon, and I get to slap Bill Gates.
- Jon Heder

We decide based on how people look; we decide based on how people sound;
we decide based on how people are dressed.
We decide based on their passion.
- Frank Luntz

They are best dressed, whose dress no one observes.
- Anthony Trollope

I'm on every worst-dressed list imaginable.
- Kathy Griffin

The Crafty Cockney had a picture of the owner dressed up as a copper,
so I brought it home, wore it on TV and the name just stuck.
- Eric Bristow

Making eye contact with adults while dressed as a clown is risky.
- Doug Coupland

I don't want to be a silly temptress.
I cannot see any sense in getting dressed up and doing
nothing but tempting men in pictures.
- Greta Garbo

If I went to them all dressed up and flashed a nice
smile for the cameras it would probably be easier for me to get work.
But I just can't tolerate it.
- Charlie Hunnam

You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure.
- Zig Ziglar


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