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Shawn Colvin Quotes

May you find comfort and joy in these encouraging quotes by Shawn Colvin.

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

One can pay back the loan of gold,
but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind.
- Malayan Proverb

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

One of the secrets of life is that
all that is really worth the doing
is what we do for others.
- Lewis Carroll

There are two lasting bequests we can give our children
One is roots, the other is wings.
- Hodding Carter

We will either find a way or make one.
- Hannibal

One service to need heals an ancient wound.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Forgiveness is not always easy.
At times, it feels more painful
than the wound we suffered,
to forgive the one that inflicted it.
And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness.
- Marianne Williamson

Whether one believes in a religion or not,
and whether one believes in rebirth or not,
there isn't anyone who doesn't
appreciate kindness and compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated;
you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
- David Lloyd George

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

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

To live a pure unselfish life,
one must count nothing as one's own
in the midst of abundance.
- The Buddha

No one can find inner peace except by working,
not in a self-centered way, but for the whole human family.
- Peace Pilgrim

One unlikelihood entertained leads a parade of innovation.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
- e. e. cummings

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

One whispered yes becomes the wind song over an ocean of no's.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You can't let praise or criticism get to you.
It's a weakness to get caught up in either one.
- John Wooden

With realization of one's own potential and
self-confidence in one's ability,
one can build a better world.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

When ordinary life shackles me,
I escape, one way or another. No more walls.
- Anais Nin

Be careful not to do your good deeds
when there's no one watching you.
- Tom Lehrer

Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common.
Celebrate it every day.
- Anonymous

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

Glory lies in the attempt to reach one's goal,
and not in reaching it.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If the stars should appear
but one night every thousand years
how man would marvel and stare.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

One important key to success is self-confidence.
An important key to self-confidence is preparation.
- Arthur Ashe

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

One movement toward light becomes a clear signpost on a long road.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

All the darkness of the world cannot
extinguish the light of a single candle,
yet one candle can illuminate all the darkness.
- Jewish Hanukah Prayer


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