Some Quotes Are Worth Remembering!

February 3, 2007


The Thinker by Rodin

Sidney Sheldon, creator of “I Dream Of Jeannie” and novelist, “The Other Side Of Midnight”, “Rage Of Angels” advice to writers, ” Don’t talk about writing…Do It!”

A long time ago, Quncy Jones gave me a tip on how to deal effectively with Hollywood producers, “Use “fuck” in your conversation every once in a while to get their attention!”

On people who give advice and expect other people to listen. Singer and songwriter, Jim Croce (“Don’t Mess Around With Jim”, “Operator”) used to say,” You can’t tell anybody anything…people have to come to their own conclusions!”

The Paul Mc Cartney of the Present, should have listened more carefully to the Paul McCartney of the past, and signed the prenuptual agreement! “Yesterday, love was such an easy game to play…now I need a place to hide away…oh I believe in Yesterday!”

“When she started to play, Steinway himself came down personally and rubbed his name off the piano. ” — Bob Hope, on comedienne Phyllis Diller-submitted by Eddie Hodges

Patti Dahlstrom turned me on to a couple of songwriter, Paul Williams’ best quotes… “There are those who listen, and those who wait to talk.”

“Every time God closes a door, he opens another, but the time in the hallway is a bitch!”

Patti also submitted this from ‘The Lives Of Lazarus Long” by Robert Heinlein

“Before you appeal to someone’s higher nature, you better make sure that they have one.”

Copyright 2007 by Artie Wayne


6 Responses to “Some Quotes Are Worth Remembering!”

  1. Steveo Says:

    Hehehehe good stuff! Thanks for sharing these quotes with us!
    and remember JAckie Mason on The Ed Sullivan Show who said…
    “I’d Just Like To Say Before I Go……I’m Still not leaving!”

  2. Laura Says:

    Hi Artie,

    Many thanx for these great quotes! I’m a bit of a quote junkie, myself (and you can quote me on that) – I love collecting quotations about anything and everything. I like the advice that Quincy Jones gave you, and I frequently live by it especially around people who aren’t accustomed to hearing me cuss; it’s more fun that way. After I turned 40, I decided it was high time I stopped censoring myself, and even though I’ve been 40 for several years now, some acquaintances still react with shock or laughter whenever I drop an f-bomb. I’ve also found that sprinkling them (sparingly) in my emails helps to get the point across as well – sometimes censored by the use of asterisks, but more often just spelled out baldly.

    Below are my own personal favorite quotations, all by Mark Twain:

    1. “Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.”

    2. “We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it – and stop there; lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid again – and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore.”

    The third one is along the same lines as Quincy Jones’s words of wisdom:

    3. “Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer.”

    Laura 🙂

  3. John X Says:

    “Talking about music is like singing about football”
    -Buddy Holly via Gary Busey

  4. John X Says:

    “Play nice, even with yourself”

  5. pinkanabiz Says:

    That quote makes me wanna writing even more that i could ever imagine

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