Gary Lucas quotes

  • 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

    #Baby #Hands #Desire

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

    #Ignorance #Artist #Jazz

  • 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

    #Moving #People #Doubt

  • 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

    #Moving #Emotional #Guitar

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

    #Listening #Littles

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

    #Way #Rhythm #Idiom

  • I have a dog and sometimes I'll be the littlest kid with my dog and marvel at his ears and his nose and how he looks at me. If he died, I'd bawl like a baby.

  • All the evidence that we have indicates that it is reasonable to assume in practically every human being, and certainly in almost every newborn baby, that there is an active will toward health, an impulse towards growth, or towards the actualization.

  • The fact that a baby can be born today and condemned to a life of hardship, struggle, and discrimination simply because of sex is enraging.

  • I am the drying meadow; you the unspoken apology; he is the fluctuating distance between mother and son; she is the first gesture that creates a quiet that is full enough to make the baby sleep. My genes, my love, are rubber bands and rope; make yourself a structure you can live inside. Amen.

  • I am absolutely a Giants fan and I'm a Dynasty baby so I was a 49ers fan for a long time.

  • The male clerk with his quill pen and copper-plate handwriting had gone for good. The female short-hand typist took his place. It was a decisive moment in women's emancipation.

  • I've had my run in with trouble. Fortunately, you know, one slap on the hand is usually the last time for me... I learned my lesson.

  • O marriage! marriage! what a curse is thine, Where hands alone consent and hearts abhor.

  • There is, first, the desire for strength, for achievement, for adequacy, for confidence in the face of the world, and for independence and freedom. Secondly, we have what we may call the desire for reputation or prestige

  • It is true that we may desire much more. But let us use what we have, and God will give us more.

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