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Gary Lucas Quotes
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I have to plead basic ignorance of most new jazz artists here.
- Gary Lucas

To make the bloody thing talk the way I do when I'm on a verbal roll,
in my idioms and rhythms.
- Gary Lucas

I actually spend very little time listening to any new music.
- Gary Lucas

I have no doubt that there are great people about though...
the thing of it is, nothing to this day moves me like
classical music (Debussy,
Vaughn Williams).
- Gary Lucas


 

While I shared many of the same emotions Bill describes,
in no way did my experience ever degenerate into the
grimness I find in his book -
I didn't have to live with Don,
and I think that made a big big difference.
- Gary Lucas

The ability and desire to transform the mundane materials
at hand that we both bring into the collaboration well
beyond the sum total of the parts -
to birth a new baby neither of us could claim single parentage of.
- Gary Lucas

I don't think so, in so far as I always aspired to
play the way I do now but just couldn't get the sounds
out always due to technical limitations -
now I can pretty much play what I hear in realtime.
- Gary Lucas


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Maybe its a case of one guitar feeling a certain way
to the hands that makes one subsequently move differently over the strings,
but my intent is always to wring the maximum emotional
resonance out of the object in hand.
- Gary Lucas

I urge you to hold fast to your standards.
I plead with you not to waver.
- Thomas S. Monson

Men like Hitler and Stalin and their immediate lieutenants
cannot plead in defence of their actions that these
were justified by the accepted values of that time.
- Douglas Hurd

I shuddered to think how completely the insane were
in the power of their keepers,
and how one could weep and plead for release,
and all of no avail, if the keepers were so minded.
- Nellie Bly

In reply, I can only plead that a discovery which seems
to contradict the general tenor of previous investigations
is naturally received with much hesitation.
- Charles Lyell

To plead for the Oppress'd and to defend the Weak seem'd
to me a generous undertaking;
for tho' it may be secure,
'tis not always Honourable to run over to the strongest party.
- Mary Astell

I expect to plead not for the slave only,
but for suffering humanity everywhere.
Especially do I mean to labor for the elevation of my sex.
- Lucy Stone

A whim, a passing mood, readily induces the novelist
to move hearth and home elsewhere.
He can always plead work as an excuse to get him out
of the clutches of bothersome hosts.
- C. S. Forester

I think your program has to reflect what your basic feelings are.
I'll plead guilty to that.
- Frank Reynolds

Our ministry is debt free and we have not had to beg or plead for finances.
- David Wilkerson

With reasonable men, I will reason; with humane men I will plead;
but to tyrants I will give no quarter,
nor waste arguments where they will certainly be lost.
- William Lloyd Garrison

I plead for conservation of human culture,
which is much more fragile than nature herself.
We needn't destroy other cultures with the force of our own.
- Arthur Erickson

To hear the Japanese plead for free trade is like hearing
the word love on the lips of a harlot.
- Lane Kirkland

Foreman told Ray to plead guilty and he'd then give his brother $500,
if Ray didn't cause any problems at the guilty plea hearing,
and he could take that $500 and hire a lawyer to set aside the plea.
Foreman actually put that in writing.
- William Pepper

Why should we, however, in economics,
have to plead ignorance of the sort of facts on which,
in the case of a physical theory, a scientist would
certainly be expected to give precise information?
- Friedrich August von Hayek

It will never do to plead sin as an excuse for sin,
or to attempt to justify sinful acts by pleading that we have an evil heart.
This instead of being a valid apology,
is the very ground of our condemnation.
- Archibald Alexander

The urge to save humanity is almost always
a false front for the urge to rule.
- H. L. Mencken

The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you
never get the urge to throw a snowball.
- Doug Larson

Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer
knows the propensity to dream,
the urge to make dreams come true and the tendency to miss lunch.
- Tim Berners-Lee

The urge for good design is the same as the urge to go on living.
- Harry Bertoia

People disparage knowing and the intellectual life,
and urge doing.
I am content with knowing, if only I could know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The will to win, the desire to succeed,
the urge to reach your full potential...
these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.
- Confucius

Very few people possess true artistic ability.
It is therefore both unseemly and unproductive to irritate
the situation by making an effort.
If you have a burning, restless urge to write or paint,
simply eat something sweet and the feeling will pass.
- Fran Lebowitz

A lot of my characters in all of my books have a self-destructive urge.
They'll do precisely the thing that they know is wrong,
take a perverse delight in doing the wrong thing.
- Richard Russo

If the urge to write should ever leave me,
I want that day to be my last.
- Naguib Mahfouz

God, to redeem us at the deepest portion of our nature -
the urge to love and be loved -
must reveal His nature in an incredible and impossible way.
He must reveal it at a cross.
- E. Stanley Jones

True art is characterized by an irresistible
urge in the creative artist.
- Albert Einstein

I urge calm and sensitivity to the fundamental civil
liberties of our country.
- Larry Craig

Various are the pleas and arguments which men of corrupt
minds frequently urge against yielding obedience to
the just and holy commands of God.
- George Whitefield

It is flagrantly dishonest for an advertising agent
to urge consumers to buy a product which he would not
allow his own wife to buy.
- David Ogilvy

Well, yeah, I wanted to resist the urge to thicken
everything up with instrumentation,
because I just felt like I was interested in seeing
how the songs did on their own.
- Joanna Newsom

The natural urge when running a distance is to push
harder and finish sooner -
to race against time.
Every second behind a deadline is a little defeat.
- Joe Henderson

The creative urge is the demon that will not accept anything second rate.
- Agnes de Mille

In any case, whenever technical progress opened a new
window into the surrounding world,
I felt the urge to look through this window,
hoping to see something unexpected.
- Bruno Rossi

Mountain hikes instilled in me a life-long urge to
get to the top of any inviting summit or peak.
- Paul D. Boyer

I get an urge, like a pregnant elephant,
to go away and give birth to a book.
- Stephen Fry

It is as if Clinton had called one of the most respected
character witnesses in all of U.S.
history to testify that the primal urge has a most
distinguished presidential pedigree.
- Joseph J. Ellis

I shall earnestly and persistently continue to urge
all women to the practical recognition of the old Revolutionary maxim.
Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God.
- Susan B. Anthony

The urge to write poetry is like having an itch.
When the itch becomes annoying enough,
you scratch it.
- Robert Penn Warren

You and I are but specks of that rhythmic urge which is Brahma,
which is Allah, which is God.
- Ruth St.
Denis

I was left with an urge to make the guitar sound like
things it shouldn't be able to sound like.
- Adrian Belew

I urge the Iraqi leadership for sake of its own people...
to seize this opportunity and thereby begin to end
the isolation and suffering of the Iraqi people.
- Kofi Annan

I have a really powerful urge to see things work.
- Bill Budge

URGE is a grassroots charity.
We organized to get some incubators to give to the hospital for the kids.
We donate money to orphanages.
- Ziggy Marley

I could write songs as bad as Wham's if I really felt the urge to,
but what's the point?
- Robert Smith

Concentration, Confidence, Competitive urge,
Capacity for enjoyment.
- Arnold Palmer

It is chiefly in New York that I feel induced to urge this,
because New York is, by innumerable ties,
connected with Europe - more connected than several parts of Europe itself.
- Lajos Kossuth

Human curiosity, the urge to know, is a powerful force
and is perhaps the best secret weapon of all in the
struggle to unravel the workings of the natural world.
- Aaron Klug

Speed is scarcely the noblest virtue of graphic composition,
but it has its curious rewards.
There is a sense of getting somewhere fast,
which satisfies a native American urge.
- James Thurber

We urge all democratic nations and the United Nations
to answer the Iraqi Governing Council's call for support
for the people of Iraq in making the transition to democracy.
- Dick Cheney

I couldn't claim that I have never felt the urge to explore evil,
but when you descend into hell you have to be very careful.
- Kathleen Raine

The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced,
the more powerful is the urge to conquest and the more
violent the emotional agitation.
- Alfred Adler

For the good of our environment, the good of the economy,
and the good of the Nation, I strongly urge support
of the upper Mississippi locks and dams project.
- Leonard Boswell

I urge people to learn from the mistakes of others.
Please drink responsibly and it's never acceptable to drink and drive!
- Kim Kardashian

I urge the Bush Administration to rethink its priorities.
We can't talk about community values without being
prepared to invest in those very same communities.
- Joe Lieberman

And I would urge all women to have that regular mammogram.
- Lynn Redgrave

I had some friends that tried it down there,
and I went to a couple of open mics,
and I just kind of got this...
this sick urge to try it instead of just watching it.
- Todd Barry

I urge you to ask yourself just how honorable it is
to preside over the abuse and suffering of animals.
- Richard Pryor

True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic.
It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost,
but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.
- Arthur Ashe

If a man urge me to tell wherefore I loved him,
I feel it cannot be expressed but by answering:
Because it was he,
because it was myself.
- Michel de Montaigne

The urge to purge the material I come up with is,
I guess, an ongoing process.
- Kathryn Bigelow

I cannot say to a person who suffers injustice,
'Wait.' Perhaps you can.
I can't.
And having decided that I cannot urge caution I must stand with him.
- Sandra Casey Cason

I never have known a man of ordinary common-sense who
did not urge upon his sons,
from earliest childhood, doctrines of economy and the
practice of accumulation.
- William Graham Sumner

We are not abandoning our convictions,
our philosophy or traditions, nor do we urge anyone to abandon theirs.
- Mikhail Gorbachev


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