Nanci Griffith quotes

  • Being a good songwriter means paying attention and sticking your hand out the window to catch the song on the way to someone else's house!
    -- Nanci Griffith

    #Song #Mean #Hands

  • Your own voice is the voice that carries you through life the best.
    -- Nanci Griffith

    #Voice

  • Even though my songs may sound very personal, to me most of them are fiction. It is a great way for me to be able to live a fantasy life as a writer because I get to be someone else, someplace else for three and a half minutes, just like the listener.
    -- Nanci Griffith

    #Song #Fiction #Half

  • Live well. Sing out, sing loud, and sing often. And God bless the child that's got a song.
    -- Nanci Griffith

    #Song #Children #God Bless

  • I think that a lot of women are made to feel that they have not done the one thing that they were put on the earth to do if they didn't do the normal thing, if they didn't take the most traveled path. And it's unfortunate.
    -- Nanci Griffith

    #Thinking #Done #Earth

  • I feel like, in some ways, I'm just a journalist.
    -- Nanci Griffith

    #Way #Journalist #Feels

  • I was always more interested in story songs, things with a point of view... and things that informed me.
    -- Nanci Griffith

    #Song #Views #Stories

  • I've always been a very prolific writer.
    -- Nanci Griffith

  • It was nice to focus on things outside of my body. Music has always done that for me.
    -- Nanci Griffith

    #Nice #Focus #Body

  • Good morning, Eeyore," said Pooh. "Good morning, Pooh Bear," said Eeyore gloomily. "If it is a good morning, which I doubt," said he. "Why, what's the matter?" "Nothing, Pooh Bear, nothing. We can't all, and some of us don't. That's all there is to it." "Can't all what?" said Pooh, rubbing his nose. "Gaiety. Song-and-dance. Here we go round the mulberry bush.

  • It's funny because if you ever ask anyone in England to try and do a Beatles accent, no one knows what they really sound like. If you ask anyone in America, they would try and give it a go. English people just know their songs.

  • All my songs are where I am.

  • Truth is, you make albums, and some of those songs are hits, and some of the greatest hits albums have songs that weren't hits. You have a career, the reason why we're still around 10 years is that we do have successful songs.

  • Television in the 1960s & 70s had just as much dross and the programmes were a lot more tediously patronising than they are now. Memory truncates occasional gems into a glittering skein of brilliance. More television, more channels means more good television and, of course, more bad. The same equation applies to publishing, film and, I expect, sumo wrestling.

  • Just because an animal is large, it doesn't mean he doesn't want kindness; however big Tigger seems to be, remember that he wants as much kindness as Roo.

  • The whole bible is the working out of the relationship between God and man. God is not a dictator barking out orders and demanding silent obedience. Were it so, there would be no relationship at all. No real relationship goes just one way. There are always two active parties. We must have reverence and awe for God, and honor for the chain of tradition. But that doesn't mean we can't use new information to help us read the holy texts in new ways.

  • Get up now and go and find Robert Kilroy-Silk. Smile in a warm, friendly sort of way, then punch him on the nose. Now go and find Robert on television, despite my best endeavours, this is still relatively easy to do. Wait for a close-up, same smile, and punch him on the nose. If you followed the instructions carefully, you will have noticed a distinct difference. On the one hand, you were suffused with a sense of public-spirited righteousness; on the other, you're probably dribbling blood. That's the difference between reality in life and reality on television.

  • The mighty edifice of Government science dominated the scene in the middle of the 20th century as a Gothic cathedral dominated a 13th century landscape. The work of many hands over many years, it universally inspired admiration, wonder and fear.

  • My workday begins around 11 A.M., with a cup of black coffee in each hand. If I had more hands, there would be more coffee.

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