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If it turns out to be a hit, well, good luck dealing with fame.
by Edie Brickell

If it turns out to be a hit, well, good luck dealing with fame.
And if it's not a hit and you can still survive and
make music you believe in,
well, then you're truly blessed.
I think that's where we are now.
- Edie Brickell

I can make dressing - or stuffing.
Y'all call it stuffing up here, we call it dressing down there.
It's really good dressing.
That family recipe was passed on, and I love to make that.
- Edie Brickell

My grandmother was the greatest cook in the world.
She could just go in there, the whole kitchen would
look like a tornado hit it and then she'd come out with the best food.
Then she'd sit at the table and she wouldn't eat!
- Edie Brickell

We didn't rehearse or play the songs to death before we recorded them,
and that let us catch a freshness and energy level
we've never really felt while making records.
- Edie Brickell

 

We were too young to know better, and none of us were very aggressive people.
It would have helped a lot if just one of us had been
aggressive enough to say no.
- Edie Brickell

When I look at my kids, and the ease with which they pick up music,
I wish I had that.
- Edie Brickell

I like Rufus Wainwright a whole lot.
He makes me wanna be even more musical.
- Edie Brickell

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No matter how famous and established they were or however
blessed they were with great songs or long careers,
if they lived alone, they lived alone.
That's not the way I wanted to live prior to the tour or after.
- Edie Brickell

Geffen was never supportive of the band.
- Edie Brickell

And I was very comfortable with this band even when we disagreed.
It takes a long time to feel comfortable enough to disagree with somebody.
When everything happened, it just was really confusing.
It's like our weaknesses were nurtured and brought out front by outsiders.
- Edie Brickell

I think the New Bohemians' inability to say no was
a big part of our problem.
- Edie Brickell

Becoming a mom made me more contentious about expressing my true taste.
- Edie Brickell

A lot of the songs start with an image.
I was sitting there playing the guitar and I pictured this old,
dirty green car, with the window rolled down,
in the hot, hot, hot Texas heat, and this beautiful
woman I knew when I was a kid sitting behind the wheel,
looking out at me.
- Edie Brickell

You feel like a prisoner if you don't create.
You're jailed up inside of yourself.
- Edie Brickell

But I really love music, and having a creative outlet
is really the best thing you can do for yourself.
- Edie Brickell

I have taken the marshmallows off the sweet potatoes,
however.
They would make a big pan of sweet potatoes and cover it with marshmallows.
My kids would love it if I would do that for them!
- Edie Brickell

I need to go outside.
I wouldn't say I'm an outdoors person,
but I like to go outside.
- Edie Brickell

I hope I'm better today than I was yesterday.
I don't believe in glory days or anything like that,
so I think the best is tomorrow or later this afternoon!
- Edie Brickell

You're just playing, playing, playing,
and then an image or something will come into your mind,
and basically you're just narrating it with music,
letting it move along.
- Edie Brickell

But when it came to jamming and writing songs like we used to,
we realized Brandon was a huge spirit in the band.
Who knew? It was just something we had to learn.
- Edie Brickell

But who cares? I can honestly look back and realize
that everything happened for a reason.
Everything that fell apart has fallen back into place
beautifully and magically.
- Edie Brickell

You can look back at anything and wish you'd done something differently.
- Edie Brickell

My son writes songs and plays.
He sings like an angel.
- Edie Brickell

A man who as a physical being
is always turned toward the outside,
thinking that his happiness lies outside him,
finally turns inward and
discovers that the source is within him.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him.
- Albert Schweitzer

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more.
It turns denial into acceptance,
chaos to order, confusion to clarity.
It can turn a meal into a feast,
a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Gratitude makes sense of our past,
brings peace for today,
and creates a vision for tomorrow.
- Melody Beattie

The success of love is in the loving -
it is not in the result of loving.
Of course it is natural in love
to want the best for the other person,
but whether it turns out that way or not
does not determine the value of what we have done.
- Mother Teresa

You spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball
and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time.
- Jim Bouton

At the beginning, we are in relationship
because we are attracted to the other person -
we think they are sexy, smart, funny,
whatever it is that we find appealing.
But very quickly, the focus of the relationship
turns to whether we feel appreciated.
If we don't feel appreciated, we don't feel loved.
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The world turns aside to let any man pass
who knows where he is going.
- Epictetus

The most pitiful among men is he who turns his dreams into silver and gold.
- Khalil Gibran

An educated person is one who has learned that information
almost always turns out to be at best incomplete and very often false,
misleading, fictitious, mendacious -
just dead wrong.
- Russell Baker

You can't trust water: Even a straight stick turns crooked in it.
- W. C. Fields

A father is always making his baby into a little woman.
And when she is a woman he turns her back again.
- Enid Bagnold

What if God exists except it turns out he doesn't really like people very much?
- Doug Coupland

Even for practical purposes theory generally turns
out the most important thing in the end.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Beware of him that is slow to anger;
for when it is long coming,
it is the stronger when it comes, and the longer kept.
Abused patience turns to fury.
- Francis Quarles

Nothing turns out to be so oppressive and unjust as a feeble government.
- Edmund Burke

I've been on jobs where there's that one actor who is just a miserable,
miserable no-good, dirty bastard, and it just turns the whole process sour.
- Joe Pantoliano

As it turns out, social scientists have established
only one fact about single women's mental health:
employment improves it.
- Susan Faludi

I don't use the voice of Bart when I'm making love to my husband,
but Marge's voice turns him on a little.
- Nancy Cartwright

Love is like a faucet, it turns off and on.
- Billie Holiday

Well, some mathematics problems look simple,
and you try them for a year or so, and then you try
them for a hundred years,
and it turns out that they're extremely hard to solve.
- Andrew Wiles

Time takes the ugliness and horror out of death and turns it into beauty.
- Dodie Smith

A Protestant has seldom any mercy shown him,
and a Jew, who turns Christian, is far from being secure.
- John Foxe

When the devil grows old he turns hermit.
- Ludovico Ariosto

Sexual liberation, as a slogan, turns out to be another kind of bondage.
For a woman it offers orgasm as her ultimate and major fulfillment;
it's better than motherhood.
- Victoria Billings

Events will take their course, it is no good of being angry at them;
he is happiest who wisely turns them to the best account.
- Euripides

Abused patience turns to fury.
- Thomas Fuller

Without tolerance, our world turns into hell.
- Friedrich Durrenmatt

When one turns over in bed, it is time to turn out.
- Arthur Wellesley

If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good,
I am satisfied.
- Alfred Nobel

If every editor turns you down, maybe you should take
a second look at your text,
however, just in case.
- Piers Anthony

Evil always turns up in this world through some genius or other.
- Denis Diderot

The perfect lover is one who turns into a pizza at 4:00 a.m.
- Charles Pierce

Any discrimination, like sharp turns in a road,
becomes critical because of the tremendous speed at
which we are traveling into the high-tech world of a service economy.
- Clarence Thomas

One of my rules is never explain.
A writer is a lot like a magician, if you explain how
the trick works then a lot of the magic turns mundane.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

Nowadays three witty turns of phrase and a lie make a writer.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

You go through these little phases and fads,
and it never turns out the way you think it's going to turn out.
- Will Sergeant

John Wayne treated me fine, but that macho stuff turns me off.
It's not real.
- Tab Hunter

The Germans certainly - the intelligence service believed that there were WMD.
It turns out that we were all wrong,
probably in my judgment,
and that is most disturbing.
- David Kay

He that has satisfied his thirst turns his back on the well.
- Baltasar Gracian

You set up a story and it turns inside out and that is,
for me, the most exciting sort of story to write.
The viewer thinks it's going to be about something
and it does the opposite.
- Nigel Kneale

Everything government touches turns to crap.
- Ringo Starr

Things don't turn up in this world until somebody turns them up.
- James A. Garfield

Television, despite its enormous presence,
turns out to have added pitifully few lines to the communal memory.
- Justin Kaplan

I am interested in getting people to use the healthcare
system at the right time,
getting them to see the doctor early enough,
before a small health problem turns serious.
- Donna Shalala

Yeah, I think that's sort of the American way.
And it's also the Polish way, it turns out.
- Bill Murray

A wise man turns chance into good fortune.
- Thomas Fuller

There is a certain moment in the film when the son
is in the nursing home and he goes to the television
and turns it off because he sees himself in the image.
- Atom Egoyan

I love big budgeted, epic rock landscapes.
That's what turns me on.
- Melissa Auf der Maur


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