Strum.TV  Quotations:

"We are the music makers, And we are the dreamers of dreams."
---Arthur William Edgar O'Shaunessy (1844-1881) English Poet, Writer

"If Liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they don't want to hear."
---George Orwell-Eric Blair (1903-1950) English Genius Author

"Being deeply loved by someone, gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage!"
---Lao Tzu (6th Century) Chinese Philospher

"I am amazed at radio DJ's today.  I am firmly convinced that AM on my radio stands for Absolute Morons.  I will not begin to tell you what FM stands for."
---Jasper Carrott (b.1945)
  English Genius Comedian, Musician, Song Writer, Author

"In the arts, the critic is the only independent source of information, the rest is just advertising."
---Paul Kael (1919-2001)American Genius Movie Critic

"We're working with dynamics now.  We've spent two years with loud, and we've spent six months, with deafening."

(quoted from Popular Song and Youth Today.(1971.)
---Jerry Garcia in 1971. (1942-1995) American Musician, Song Writer (The Grateful Dead)

"Music that gentlier on the spirit lies, than tir'd eyelids upon tired eyes."
---Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-1892) English Poet.1832

"My greatest successes have come with a preamble of deep anxiety.  I felt like I was going into a dark cave with a flashlight."
---Steven Spielberg

"You can’t be afraid of making mistakes…of messing up…you never know what you can discover and use."
---Don Cheadle

"I’ve worked as hard or harder than anyone else, accepted most every assignment, done my homework, kept my complaints to myself, finished the job, and moved on. That is not a bad formula for success."

---Barbara Walters

"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.  Buy the ticket, take the ride."
---Hunter S.Thompson

"NOW That's LOVE!"

"ALL You need is Love." 
John Lennon (1940-1980)&Sir PaulMcCartney(b.1942) English musicians, song writers and composers/poets.

"ALL We need is Love."

"It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one."
---George Washington (1732-1799)  1st President of USA.

"Power always thinks...that it is doing God's service when it is violating all his laws.  Facts are stubborn things; and whatever maybe our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence."
---John Adams (Oct.30,1735-July 4th 1826) 1st Vice President & 2nd President of USA from 1797-1801)

"A little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.  The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.  It is a natural manure.  Walking is the very best exercise.  Habituate yourself to walk very far.  Dispositions of the mind, like the limbs of the body, acquire strength by exercise.  We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt."
---Thomas Jefferson (April 13,1743-July 4th 1826) 3rd President of the United States of America.

"The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.  Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."
---Abraham Lincoln  (Feb.12,1809-April 15,1865) 16th President of USA.

"We shall all hang together or assuredly we shall all hang seperately."
---Ben Franklin  (Jan.17,1706-April 17,179) A Founding Father of USA; Inventor, a leading author, printer, politician, postmaster, political therist, satirist, scientist, musician, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and a diplomat.

"Hope, like faith is nothing if it is not courageous; it is nothing if it is not ridiculous."
---Thorton Wilder (1897-1975)  American Genius Writer/Playwright

"Genious is the ability to act rightly without precedent--->The power to do t
he right thing the first time."
---Elbert Hubbard  (1856-1915)  American Genius Writer




"A loving heart is the truest wisdom."
---Charles Dickens  (19th Century British Author)

"What we know as modern music is the noise made by deluded speculators picking through the slagpile."
---Henry Pleasants (1911-2000)   Writer/Author/Illustrator of book The Agony of Modern Music 1955.

"Trying to determine what is going on in the world by reading newspapers is like trying to tell the time by watching the second hand of a clock."
---Ben Hecht  (1894-1964)  American writer

"Do not let yourself be tainted with a barren skepticism."
---Louis Pasteur  (1822-1895)  French Scientist

"There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance--that principle is contempt prior to investigation."
---Herbert Spencer

"Children see things very well sometimes...And idealists even better."
---Lorraine Hansberry (1930-1965)  American Author & Dramatist

"Free form Rock and Roll for all!!!"  ---Jim Ladd   


"A translation is no translation, he said, unless it will give you the music of a poem along with the words of it."
---John Synge (1871-1909) Irish writer/playwright "The Aran Islands" 1907.

"Music begins to atrophy when it departs too far from the dance [and] poetry begins to atrophy when gets too far from music." 
---Ezra Pound (1885-1972) American Poet, philosopher, writer. "Warning" (ABC of Reading) 1934.

"There's no real lyrical content in pop music these days.  It's all about ear candy and the visual tease."

---Chantal Kreviazuk (b.1974) Canadian singer-songwriter.

"They are inviting the broader physics community to look at what they've done...And ideally for someone elsewhere in the world to repeat the measurements."
---James Gillies  Spokesman for the European Organization for Nuclear Research
"The Five Basic Agreements 4Peace:'
1)Be Impeccable with your word. --Say only what you mean, with integrity. Avoid using words that speak against yourself or gossip about others.
2)Don't take anything personally! --What others say & do is a projection of their own reality & dream. When you are immune to the opinion & actions of others, you will not be the victim of needless suffering.
3)Don't make assumptions! --Find the courage to ask questions & express what you really want.  Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid mi
sunderstanding, sadness, & drama.  With JUST this one agreement, one can completely transform your life. 
4)Always do your best. --Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick.  Under any circumstance, simply do your best, & you will avoid self judgement, self abuse, and regret.
5)Be Skeptical but Learn to Listen."

Don Miguel Ruiz (b.1952)Author of The Four Agreements, The Voice of Knowledge, Prayers, The Mastery of Love, & A Practical Guide To Personal Freedom.                  

"Action is the antidote to despair." 
---Joan Baez, American Musician, activist (b.1941)

Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself - and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is.
---Jim Morrison

"Oh, the kinda singing I do, you can't hurt your voice."
"There is nothing in the world I wouldn't do for [BOB] HOPE, & there is nothing he wouldn't do for me...We spend our days doing nothing for each other."
"He was an average guy, who could carry a tune."
(Suggesting his own epitaph, jokingly quoted in Newsweek.1977)

---"BING" (Harry Lillis) Crosby, American Singer, Actor, Comedian, & Writer (1903-1977)
"I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody."
---Bill Cosby,  American Author, Comedian, and Actor.

"The greatest education in the world is watching the masters at work."
---Michael Jackson,  American Musician, & known as "The King of Pop" which was the genre he made music for.

"I feel that the most important requirement in success is learning to overcome failure.  You must learn to tolerate it, but never ever accept it!"
---Reggie Jackson, American Athlete, & Inductee in Baseball Hall of Fame.

"You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them."
Love is The Buzzer-Beater.  Love is playing with nothing but heart.  And Love is 39 year old legs beating 19 year old legs down the court.  Love is being a rookie and learning, laughing and loving with an enjoyable positive attitude.  Love is taking the AIR/ROAD less traveled, & Love is having six (rings) daily reminders!"
---Michael Jordan #23, American Athlete, & now financial investor to the sport he played professionally.

"Finish the Job!"
----Sherman Douglas #20,10,11 
TOP 16 QUOTES heard from The KING of Rock and ROLL! (1935-1977)
1.)"Truth is like the sun.  You can shut it out for a time, But it cannot go away!"

2.)"Don't criticize what you don't understand, son, You never walked in the man's shoes."

3.)"Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside."

4.)"Do what's right for you, as long as it don't hurt no one."

5.)"I have no use for bodyguards, but I have very specific use for two highly trained certified public accountants."

6.)"I believe in the bible, I believe all good things come from God. I don't believe I'd sing the way I do if God hadn't wanted me to."

7.)"Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over!"

8.)"Rock and Roll music, if you like it, you can't help but move to it.  That's what happens to me.  I can't help it."

9.)"The image is one thing and the human is another...It's very hard to live up to an image, put it that way!"

10.)"When I was a child I was a dreamer.  I read comic books, and I was the hero of the comic book.  I saw movies, and I was the hero in the movie.  So every dream I ever dreamed has come true a thousand times!"

11.)"I don't know anything about music.  In my line you don't have to."

12.)"Some people tap their feet, some people snap their fingers, and some people sway back and forth.  I just sorta do em' all together, I guess."

13.)"Only thing worse that watching a bad movie is being in one."

14.)"Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man; but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity."

15.)"Everytime I think that I'm getting old, and gradually going to the grave, something else happens!"

16.)"I ain't no saint, but I have tried never to do anything that would hurt my family or offend God.  I figure all any kid needs is hope and the feeling he or she belongs.  If I could do or say anything that would give some kid that feeling, I would believe."

---Elvis Presley  (1935-1977)

Top 9 Quotes from The Chairman of the board!
1.)"Alcohol maybe man's worst enemy, but the bible say love your enemy."

2.)"The Best revenge is massive success."

3.)"You gotta love livin' baby, because dying is a pain in the ass."

4.)"I'm not one of those complicated, mixed up cats. I'm not looking for the secret to life...I just go on from day to day, taking what comes."

5.)"I would like to be remembered as a man who had a wonderful time living life, a man who had good friends, fine family, & I don't think I could ask for anything more than that, actually."

6.)"With each word, your tenderness grows, tearing my fears apart...And that laugh, that wrinkles your nose touches my foolish heart.  Your lovely, with your smile so warm and your cheek so soft, there is nothing for me but to love you, The Way you look tonight..."

7.)"I believe in you and me.  I'm like Albert Schweitzer and Bertrand Russell and Albert Einstein in that I have a respect for life--in any form.  I believe in nature, in the birds, the sea, the sky, in the everthing I see or that there is real evidence for.  If these things are what you mean by God, then I believe in God."

8.)"The best is yet to come and won't that be fine.  You think you've seen the sun, but you ain't seen it shine."

9.)"Come fly with me."
---Frank Sinatra

Top 23 Quotes from Bob Hope, King of Humanatarians!

1.)"God gave me a certain ability to make people laugh, but America gave me the chance to do it.  In no other country in the world does free speech pay so well."(1973)

2.)"Way back in America's history, journalists, political activitists and cartoonists were the primary critics of our country's leaders...Will Rogers, with his down home way, made ridiculing political leaders an art form...And that art form has been embraced by America's humorists ever since."

3.)"I admire Mort Sahl...the beatnik Will Rogers...Mort's not a slick comic.  I think he's a well comic with a sick audience."

4.)"One of our greatest freedoms is to crack jokes at our government's expense...When we're afraid to be funny about our political opponents, there won't be any politics left, just dictators."

5.)"Believe me, when I say that laughter up at the front lines is a very precious thing---precious to those grand guys who are giving and taking the awful business that goes on there...There's a lump the size of Grant's Tomb in your throat when they come back to you and shake your hand and mubble, "Thanks" Imagine those guys thanking me! Look what they're doing for me.And for you!"(1944)

6.)"But Eisenhower isn't really worried about Russia using the atomic bomb.  He's got an ace up his sleeve...One false move and he'll drop Senator McCarthy on Moscow." (1953)

7.)"I think humor is very significant in our American society today because, if there's anything this country needs, it's a few laughs.  We certainly have the straight lines today, and the more dramatic side of our history, and I believe anything that can bring the people a little release is very, very important." (1967)

8.)"The first presidential joke I ever told was about George Washington: George told his father, 'I cannot tell a lie.'  I don't know how he made it in politics!" (1996)

9.)"Can you imagine if today's press were around in Lincoln's time? When he started out the Gettysburg address with the words 'Four score and seven years ago' the press would report is as 'Lincoln says he scored four times in seven years." (1992)

10.)"Well, this is the year we vote for President...And President Roosevelt has finally decided to quit throwing his hat in the ring....He's just tied a string on it and now works it like a yo~yo." (1944)

11.)"Truman was in fine shape when he talked to Congress...He was full of vim, vigor, and veto." (1950)

12.)"Ike spent his birthday on the golf course...He knows what he's doing.  It's his one chance to walk into the locker room and say 'Sixty-eight today.'

13.)"President Kennedy is just winding up a non-political tour of the eleven states he lost in the last election...It really is non~political.  He just wants to see how they're gettting along without federal aid."(1963)

14.)"President Johnson couldn't be here tonight.  He's busy.  He's placing a wreath on the tomb of the 'unknown foreign policy.' (1967)

15.)"President Nixon wanted to be here tonight, but he's preparing his speech on the watergate and he's busy typing it...Which is pretty tough to do with our fingers crossed." (1973)

16.)"Jerry Ford didn't tape record anyone.  He had the equipment, but everytiime he threw the switch it hit someone. (1982)

17.)"Wasn't Carter's inteview in Playboy [magazine] something?  He talks like Billy Graham and dreams like Sinatra...Now we know what he's always smiling about."

18.)"You all know that Reagan is our oldest chief executive...Poli-Grip is now the official presidential seal." (1982)

19.)"George Bush told me to read lips.  While I had my eyes on his lips, he went for my wallet." (1990)

20.)"But I love President Nixon's philosophy...'If you can't saysomething nice about someone, let Agnew say it." (1970)

21.)"It's tough for an actor in politics...With your old movies on TV, it's like having a built-in smear campaign."(1969)

22.)"I've known eleven presidents about as intimately as a man can without being either a fellow politician or related.  I've golfed with them, dined with them, told jokes with them.  I've even had them steal my material.  Laughter is nonpartisan---a great leveler...And maybe that's the one thing all eleven presidents have in common.  As long as it's funny, you can say almost anything to them and get away with it." (1996)

23.)"The state department was glad to have me come here because I'm cooperative, I'm personable, I'm charming, and expendable." (1958)

GUESS the Musician/Artist who said the quotes below:                     

"A composer is a man or woman who goes around forcing his or her will on unsuspecting air molecules, often with the assistance of unsuspecting musicians."

"Most rock journalism is people who can't write, interviewing people who can't talk, for people who can't read!"


"Music is always a commentary of society."

"Music, in performance, is a type of sculpture.   The air in the performance is sculpted into something."

"What one has not experienced, one will never understand inpractice."

"Politics is the entertainment branch of industry."

"The United States is a nation, unfortunately of laws: badly written, randomly enforced, & inneed of senseability, honesty, and decisive justice!"

"There is something called post-traumatic growth. You don't have to, just have post-traumatic stress. You can have growth come out of extreme stress."

"Everyday has to count.  Everyday I want to learn something.  Everyday I want to be inspired.  Everyday I want to inspire someone." --Jane Goodall

  "A lesson learned is a day well earned."

"Be yourself is about the worst advice you can give to some people!"

"The computer can't tell you the emotional story.  It can give you the exact mathematical design, but what's
missing are the eyebrows!"

"I didn't ask for it to be over, but then again I never asked for it to begin.  For that's the way it is with life, as some of the most beautiful days come completely by chance.  But even the most beautiful days eventually have their sunsets!"

"Live a life of love, and you'll love the life you live!"


"It isn't necessary to imagine the world ending in fire or ice.  There are two other possibilities: one is paperwork, and the other is nostalgia."

"We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails!"

---Ben Stein USA 1980's Teacher

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