John Newman quotes

  • Reports in matters of this world are many, and our resources of mind for the discrimination of them very insufficient
    -- John Newman

    #Mind #World #Matter

  • American liberty is premised on the accountability of free men and women for what they have done, not for what they may do.
    -- John Newman

    #Men #Accountability #Liberty

  • All good art is abstract.
    -- John Newman

    #Art #Abstract #Art Is

  • Before this I tended to paint figures and put them in an environment. Now I paint an environment to put figures in. It's a subtle difference, but it is a difference. It's something I did naturally...
    -- John Newman

    #Change #Differences #Environment

  • No one can ever take my job away from me. I can always draw as long as I have a piece of paper and a pencil or paints.
    -- John Newman

    #Jobs #Drawing #Long

  • Once I started working, it became better and better. I really felt that I was back into the work. I was glad I was alive. Just being able to draw and paint - even if I can't walk - is worth living for.
    -- John Newman

    #Gratitude #Alive #Able

  • I'm really creating abstract shapes and relationships that work together. They come together and give the illusion of reality, but they're really abstract shapes. If you look at individual shapes, they aren't the shape of anything, but together they give you the illusion of hills and sun and flowers.
    -- John Newman

    #Flower #Reality #Creating

  • If I'm not busy I start twiddling my thumbs.
    -- John Newman

    #Thumbs #Busy #Ifs

  • People keep comparing me to people, and I just ignore it.
    -- John Newman

    #People #Compare

  • Now I've got that [life is a journey not a destination] tattooed on my arm because it just reminds me of that time, and I think it's just an amazing quote.
    -- John Newman

    #Journey #Thinking #Arms

  • The only thing my mum could afford growing up was to be able to look after me and my brother so the only thing that I wanted when I grew up was to be able to look after my mum. So when I could, I bought her a house and then I got her a car as well and I got her a little air freshener to put in her car and on it, it said "life is a journey not a destination."
    -- John Newman

    #Brother #Growing Up #Journey

  • Doctors can predict these things [tumors] just as long as they get access to people.
    -- John Newman

    #Doctors #Long #People

  • I went and studied music in Leeds. It really woke me up socially, to stop being so na├»ve and narrow-minded.
    -- John Newman

    #Leeds #Narrow-minded

  • I feel like awareness needs to grow. It's becoming a very common thing. I think we have a very strong NHS and healthcare system that needs more support through all this political nonsense that we're going through.
    -- John Newman

    #Strong #Thinking #Nhs

  • I don't want to date celebrities, I don't want to roll out of clubs absolutely steaming, make an idiot out of myself. I want to concentrate on my music career.
    -- John Newman

    #Careers #Clubs #Want

  • I'm still quite small-minded and small-town, and people look at me like, "You're too famous to remember me." I want to give them a tap on the shoulder and thank them.
    -- John Newman

    #People #Giving #Looks

  • I think positivity also brings determination and wanting to explore more and wanting to do more with your life. Because if you come to that point of having to think about your life in that way you don't want it to be negative.
    -- John Newman

    #Determination #Positivity #Thinking

  • I do like expressing how I feel about things in my music.
    -- John Newman

    #Feels

  • I'm from a little town called Settle in North Yorkshire, so it's amazing that I get to travel everyday and I get to see such crazy sh*t everyday.
    -- John Newman

    #Crazy #Everyday #Yorkshire

  • I started going blind and my optic nerves of my eye started giving me tunnel vision. I also started fainting a bit and struggling to think. I felt a lot of pressure in my head all the time. That was when it got too much. I'm in a very, very fortunate position now where I've had it taken out once. And now it's back I'm being monitored. I think people at home should be checked for this.
    -- John Newman

    #Struggle #Taken #Home

  • We need to hold onto that so that people can be told in the right way that they're going through these things [like tumors] early instead of discovering them late. Discovering important health news too late happens far too much.
    -- John Newman

    #People #Important #Needs

  • I don't get pictures taken of me when I leave clubs.
    -- John Newman

    #Taken #Clubs #Picture Taken

  • Living movements do not come out of committees.
    -- John Newman

    #Movement #Committees

  • I think the main reason for staying positive is because if I walk out this door and get hit by a car and I have 10 seconds to live, in those 10 seconds, am I gonna sit there and regret being having been negative and bored my whole life?
    -- John Newman

    #Regret #Thinking #Doors

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