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Sydney Carter Quotes

I hope you find these Sydney Carter Quotes inspiring and motivational.

The songs certainly have not made my fortune,
but I am still grateful for the royalties when they come in.
- Sydney Carter

Scriptures and creeds may come to seem incredible,
but faith will still go dancing on.
- Sydney Carter

Faith may be encouraged by what has happened in the past,
or what is thought to have happened in the past,
but the only proof of it is in the future.
- Sydney Carter

Faith is the response to something which is calling
us from the timeless part of our reality.
- Sydney Carter


 

Faith is more basic than language or theology.
- Sydney Carter

I see Christ as the incarnation of the piper who is calling us.
He dances that shape and pattern which is at the heart of our reality.
- Sydney Carter

Today is your day to dance lightly with life,
sing wild songs of adventure,
invite rainbows and butterflies out to play,
soar your spirit, and unfurl your joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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Dance Lightly With Life:
Today is your day to
dance lightly with life,
sing wild songs of adventure,
soar your spirit,
unfurl your joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I Sing Wild Songs Of Adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Pay attention to rainbows, and snowflakes,
butterflies and the songs of birds,
the crash of storm-driven waves
and the mirror-surface of a quiet pond.
Let the depths of nature become a part of your innermost being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Even from the darkest night songs of beauty can be born.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Touch me in the morning
Then just walk away
We don't have tomorrow
But we had yesterday
- Ron Miller/Michael Masser

Love makes the world go 'round
- an old anonymous proverb,
made popular by the 1958 and 1961 songs

Today is my day to dance lightly with life,
sing wild songs of adventure,
invite rainbows & butterflies out to play,
soar my spirit, and unfurl my joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

For me, singing sad songs often has a way of healing a situation.
It gets the hurt out in the open into the light,
out of the darkness.
- Reba McEntire

There are more love songs than anything else.
If songs could make you do something we'd all love one another.
- Frank Zappa

Gather yourself by the sea shore and I will love you there.
Assemble yourself with wild things,
with songs of the sparrow and sea-foam.
Let mad beauty collect itself in your eyes
and it will shine - Calling me.
For I long for a man with nests of wild things in his hair.
A man who will Kiss the Flame.
- Jewel

My music, my songs are 100 percent inspired by girl power.
- Paulina Rubio

There is nothing in the world of art like the songs mother used to sing.
- Billy Sunday

A few minutes ago every tree was excited,
bowing to the roaring storm,
waving, swirling, tossing their branches
in glorious enthusiasm like worship.
But though to the outer ear these trees
are now silent, their songs never cease.
- John Muir

I was growing up listening to Queen.
Freddie Mercury threw those incredible melodies into his songs.
- Gary Cherone

Drop guilt! - because to be guilty is to live in hell.
Not being guilty, you will have the freshness
of dewdrops in the early morning sun,
you will have the freshness of lotus petals in the lake,
you will have the freshness of the stars in the night.
Once guilt disappears you will have
a totally different kind of life, luminous and radiant.
You will have a dance to your feet
and your heart will be singing a thousand and one songs.
- Osho

Our opportunity is to visualize a kinder world.
To sing glad songs of tomorrow -
imagining a world of love -
of the whole world filled with love.
To offer our hand... often.
To breathe deeply and honor ourselves.
To pause and contemplate... just because.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I started listening to and playing other music in the '90s.
It was after hearing other bands, like Bad Religion,
cover Ramones songs that I started to like our songs again.
- Dee Dee Ramone

I wanted to hear the songs in the way that I had written them,
which was very basic.
All I wanted was drums and another guitar,
and I was just going to sing.
- Thurston Moore

Lou Reed is something like a personal favorite of mine,
but you could always put me into that drawer of singers who can't really sing,
who speak their songs.
- Stephen Malkmus

We play our Irish songs a bit more loosely.
- Caroline Corr

My son writes songs and plays.
He sings like an angel.
- Edie Brickell

People take songs so literally.
- Richard Marx

I am happy that women can relate to my songs,
and hopefully men can too.
- Martina McBride

I was a student at Columbia College,
actually,
in the Architecture school.
Paul would drive in from Queens, showing me these new songs.
I can't remember us working it out.
- Art Garfunkel

Our idea is simply to play the songs and to emphasize our musicianship.
- Krist Novoselic

I probably wrote three-quarters of the songs without
an instrument in my hands.
- Richard Thompson

I probably belong to a type of composer of songs who
keeps thinking about melody...
I am old fashioned.
- Toru Takemitsu

That jam was so much fun that by the end of the tour,
we just jammed on all of the songs.
- Charlie Byrd

To passively get up and play a bunch of old songs wouldn't
have really motivated us.
So we are bringing the new material into the set and
it goes down really well.
- Andy Taylor

Had I not come out with an inspirational CD,
you perhaps would have never known that I feel like I feel,
that all songs, all the music I've ever done is a gift from God.
- Smokey Robinson

I've had songs written during the Falklands war,
and during the first Gulf war I got letters from soldiers
saying they were listening to these songs,
like Island of no return.
- Billy Bragg

Today, it's very tempting to create songs by cutting
and pasting in the studio.
- Huey Lewis

In my songs, the sex is all subliminal.
It's subliminal, spiritual.
- Ziggy Marley

When I'm old I shall give up writing the big stuff
and shall wander round the park thinking of songs.
- George Lloyd

It's not until I hear songs that I've done,
that I realize how much of an inspiration music from
the '60s and '70s has been.
- Alicia Keys

The thing I always default to is that I'll always be here to write songs.
- Alanis Morissette

The process depends on the situation,
and I don't think there are any two songs that have
gone exactly the same way...
well, actually, that's not true.
- Michael McKean

My overnight success was really 15 years in the making.
I'd been writing songs since I was 6 and playing in
bands and performing since I was 14.
- Lisa Loeb

There is a lot of melody and things that sound familiar in hundreds of songs.
- Wayne Coyne

I sure lost my musical direction in Hollywood.
My songs were the same conveyer belt mass production,
just like most of my movies were.
- Elvis Presley

You know, all my songs are relatives,
brothers, sisters, cousins.
- David Coverdale

My friends gave me the first songs which was the first food in my soul for me.
- Nana Mouskouri

That sense of failure, I don't know where people put
it who don't write songs and aren't able to emote physically.
It must go somewhere.
- Sting

But then when he left, I realized that it was harder
to write songs and feel spiritually connected to art and music as a band.
When he came back I felt it again, instantaneously.
- Anthony Kiedis

Men are allowed to write songs about people and women
are allowed to write songs about women.
- Kristin Hersh

When my dad died a lot of songs came,
and they're still coming.
- Rosanne Cash

I have always been fascinated by dark and mysterious stuff.
I guess I have a pretty dark and gloomy side.
Writing songs saves me from going completely gonzo.
- Gavin Rossdale

It's fun to sing sad songs.
And it's fun to listen to sad songs.
Enjoyable.
Satisfying.
Something.
- Richard Thompson

Fortunately any of the songs we've recorded can be
extremely fulfilling to perform depending on the variety
of circumstances that surround any given show.
- Dwight Yoakam

I'd like to be remembered as a premier singer of songs,
not just a popular act of a given period.
- Luther Vandross

I had seventeen No.
1 songs and I didn't see anything like that kind of money.
- Mickey Gilley

The album is a definite departure.
I haven't written original material before,
except for one song on my first album,
but Elvis and I did six songs together on this one.
- Diana Krall

The songs are about things that we were thinking and we wrote 'em down,
and when you listen to 'em, whatever you think it's about...
THAT'S what it's about!
- Layne Staley

Sometimes we drop in and do an acoustic set somewhere,
and that's really fun to take all these insanely loud songs,
and to do them quiet.
It's really a sight to see...
or to hear!
- Michael McKean

We're playing the same songs, the same way,
that we have for years.
- Daisy Berkowitz

You've got to separate the singer and the songs.
- Van Morrison

I didn't want my last chapter to be the guy who sits
at the piano and sings love songs.
- Richard Marx

There's so much talk about the drug generation and songs about drugs.
That's stupid.
They aren't songs about drugs; they're about life.
- Cass Elliot

I'm not doing contemporary songs unless something comes
along that really knocks my socks off.
- Frankie Valli

Writing songs is super intimate.
It's a bit like getting naked.
- Gwen Stefani

When I start writing songs and it turns into an overly
belabored intellectual process,
I just throw it out.
- Alanis Morissette

I mean, Tool has a style, but we try to make all our
songs sound different from each other.
- Adam Jones

I remembered their songs but I had never owned a Beatles album.
- Sheryl Lee

To come to a concert and hear a lot of songs from a
female perspective should not make men say,
'Oh well, that's for women'.
- Holly Near


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