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Lightfoot Quotes By Gordon Lightfoot

Some years later I met Queen Elizabeth II, in our capital Ottawa at a Canada Day celebration. David Foster and I were doing the show and we both met her afterwards. She told me how much she loved the Canadian Railroad Trilogy. She looked at me and said, "oh, that song", and then said again, "that song", and that was all she said. — Gordon Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Neil R. Lightfoot

Our New Testament text of today is a reconstructed or restored text. It has been reconstructed by modern scholarship from three independent lines of witnesses: the manuscripts, the versions, and the writings of early Christians (Church Fathers). In — Neil R. Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Joseph Barber Lightfoot

The Church in England is the Church of England. — Joseph Barber Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Gordon Lightfoot

My first song was Hula Hoop Song, in 1955. It was a novelty song. I had to find someway to reach out and it was with a novelty song. Now, all of my recording obligations have been taken care of. I made 14 albums for Warner Brothers. Five for United Artist before that. — Gordon Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Gordon Lightfoot

The house you live in will never fall down, if you pity the stranger who stands at your door. — Gordon Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Gordon Lightfoot

I don't think they should regulate the music field. I don't see how they can regulate the arts. — Gordon Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Gordon Lightfoot

I never really had stage nerves but I did have had trouble getting up to the right energy level. For a long time I drank. I drank up until 1982 and then I gave up alcohol. — Gordon Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Gordon Lightfoot

I had lots of friends who were fighting in Vietnam and I am still friends with veterans of the war. — Gordon Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Gordon Lightfoot

To wear the crown of peace, you must wear the crown of thorns. — Gordon Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Gordon Lightfoot

When love is true there is no truer occupation. — Gordon Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Joseph Barber Lightfoot

This is God's work. Therefore it must be triumphant. There is no place for misgiving or despondency. — Joseph Barber Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Gordon Lightfoot

I went on tours with [Bob] Dylan - the big one was in 1975 and called Roaring Thunder Review. I knew him well because I met him around the time he did his second album, in 1963. He recorded one of my songs called Shadows. In the 1970s, it was suggested that we do a duet, because we had the same manager, Albert Grossman, who also managed Odetta and Peter, Paul and Mary. Dylan and I respected what each other did, but I just decided not to do it. — Gordon Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Gordon Lightfoot

I liked the American folk style of Woody Guthrie. — Gordon Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Gordon Lightfoot

A lot of people influenced me as I was learning but probably Bing Crosby was the most influential, because I would hear his Christmas albums, which my parents played a lot. — Gordon Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot

The ambiguous, gray areas of authority and responsibility between parents and teachers exacerbate the distrust between them. The distrust is further complicated by the fact that it is rarely articulated, but usually remains smoldering and silent. — Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By A.E. Housman

With rue my heart is laden For golden friends I had, For many a rose-lipped maiden And many a lightfoot lad. — A.E. Housman

Lightfoot Quotes By Gordon Lightfoot

I play piano, but not well enough to play professionally. — Gordon Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Henry Adams

For reasons which many persons thought ridiculous, Mrs. Lightfoot Lee decided to pass the winter in Washington. — Henry Adams

Lightfoot Quotes By Joseph Barber Lightfoot

I will not be discouraged by failure; I will not be elated by success. — Joseph Barber Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Gordon Lightfoot

I never got really good at hockey. — Gordon Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Gordon Lightfoot

Sometimes I think it's a shame, when I get feeling better when I'm feeling no pain. — Gordon Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Gordon Lightfoot

I'm not really a bird person or an Audubon guy who studies them, but as I was around them, they interested me. — Gordon Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Gordon Lightfoot

Both the Beatles and The Rolling Stones broke on the music scene the summer I was in England. I can vividly remember hearing She Loves You in August 1963. — Gordon Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Gordon Lightfoot

Whitecaps in profusion all around me, but somehow in your eyes I found the strength to sail upon that raging sea. — Gordon Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Gordon Lightfoot

What has changed for me is that I now have a huge family [Lightfoot has four children, from his first two marriages] - the result of my living. — Gordon Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Joseph Barber Lightfoot

The tillage of the soil occupies the vast majority of those who work for their own bread. — Joseph Barber Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Gordon Lightfoot

Sometimes a broken dream will make you sad or make you mean. Sometimes things ain't bad as they seem. — Gordon Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Gordon Lightfoot

It seems so lucky to just to have the right of telling you with all my might, you're beautiful tonight. — Gordon Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Joseph Barber Lightfoot

We do not realise that we are children of eternity. If we did, then success would be no success, and failure would be no failure to us. — Joseph Barber Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Joseph Barber Lightfoot

God did not give you the spirit of cowardice. — Joseph Barber Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Joseph Barber Lightfoot

Not only must the message be correctly delivered, but the messenger himself must be such as to recommend it to acceptance. — Joseph Barber Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Joseph Barber Lightfoot

To make your people understand what righteousness is, this must be the basis of all your teaching. — Joseph Barber Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot

Views of women, on one side, as inwardly directed toward home and family and notions of men, on the other, as outwardly striving toward fame and fortune have resounded throughout literature and in the texts of history, biology, and psychology until they seem uncontestable. Such dichotomous views defy the complexities of individuals and stifle the potential for people to reveal different dimensions of themselves in various settings. — Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Gordon Lightfoot

If I could read your mind, what a tale your thoughts could tell. Just like a paperback novel, the kind that drugstores sell. — Gordon Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Gordon Lightfoot

I don't know where we went wrong, but the feeling's gone and I just can't get it back. — Gordon Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot

Even though fathers, grandparents, siblings, memories of ancestors are important agents of socialization, our society focuses on the attributes and characteristics of mothers and teachers and gives them the ultimate responsibility for the child's life chances. — Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Joseph Barber Lightfoot

If you are apostles at all, you are apostles, not of men, nor by man. Your sufficiency is of God. — Joseph Barber Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Gordon Lightfoot

See the judge upon the bench who tries the case as best he can, see the wise and wicked ones who feed upon life's sacred fire, see the soldier with his gun who must be dead to be admired. — Gordon Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Joseph Barber Lightfoot

Absolve me, teach me, purify me, strengthen me: take me to Thyself, that I may be Thine and Thine only. — Joseph Barber Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Joseph Barber Lightfoot

Plant thy foot firmly in the prints which His foot has made before thee. — Joseph Barber Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Gordon Lightfoot

I can see her lying back in her faded dress in a room where do what you don't confess. — Gordon Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Gordon Lightfoot

My daughter Meredith Moon from my second wife has a band that does Appalachian music, with five-strong banjo, clawhammer style. I may have to direct her somewhere. Meredith was my middle name. I would have to direct her because I am always directing something. She's in the musician's union and she is only 21. Your kids surprise you. — Gordon Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Gordon Lightfoot

The giant neon spinning discs are a reminder of the huge role that Sam Sniderman and his store played in the cultural life of Toronto and I believe they should be preserved and remounted in the interests of our city's heritage. — Gordon Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Gordon Lightfoot

Will you gather daydreams or will you gather wealth? How can you find your fortune when you cannot find yourself? — Gordon Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Gordon Lightfoot

Silent waters rocking on the morning of our birth,
like an empty cradle waiting to be filled.
And from the heart of God the Spirit moved upon the earth,
like a mother breathing life into her child. — Gordon Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Ron Sexsmith

Gordon Lightfoot looms pretty large in my life as a writer and an artist in general. I never travel anywhere without at least two of his records with me. — Ron Sexsmith

Lightfoot Quotes By Joseph Barber Lightfoot

Eternal truth, eternal righteousness, eternal love; these only can triumph, for these only can endure. — Joseph Barber Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Gordon Lightfoot

Be calm in the face of all common disgraces. — Gordon Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Gordon Lightfoot

If there's a reason for the way that life is I'd like to find it. After all, who's life is it? — Gordon Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Joseph Barber Lightfoot

But on the other hand, while disclaiming any change in my opinions, I desire equally to disclaim the representations of those opinions which have been put forward in some quarters. — Joseph Barber Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Gordon Lightfoot

Let our hearts touch far horizons.
Let our love know no borders,
Draw the Circles wide until,
No one stands alone. — Gordon Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Joseph Barber Lightfoot

The success and the failure are not my concern, but His. — Joseph Barber Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Joseph Barber Lightfoot

So then, when I speak to you, I speak to myself. If I seem to warn or to rebuke you, it is not so much you, as myself, to whom the warning or the rebuke is addressed. — Joseph Barber Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Marcel Proust

... I suddenly discerned at my feet, crouching among the rocks for protection against the heat, the marine goddesses for whom Elstir had lain in wait and whom he had surprised there, beneath the dark glaze as lovely as Leonardo would have painted, the marvelous Shadows, sheltering furtively, nimble and silent, ready at the first glimmer of light to slip behind the stone, to hide in a cranny, and prompt, once the menacing ray had passed, to return to the rock or the seaweed over whose torpid slumbers they seemed to be keeping vigil, beneath the sun that crumbled the cliffs and the etiolated ocean, motionless lightfoot guardians darkening the water's surface with their viscous bodies and the attentive gaze of their deep blue eyes. — Marcel Proust

Lightfoot Quotes By Joseph Barber Lightfoot

It is strange to reflect how much energy is thrown away in attempting to know the unknowable. — Joseph Barber Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot

It is rare, I think, for parents to let their children
of any age
grow up and become peers. — Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Gordon Lightfoot

Don Quixote was a song for a 1969 Michael Douglas movie called Hail Hero! I wrote the title song for the film and they also used the Don Quixote one I had submitted. — Gordon Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot

There must be a profound recognition that parents are the first teachers and that education begins before formal schooling and is deeply rooted in the values, traditions, and norms of family and culture. — Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Gordon Lightfoot

I once performed The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald to about 15 sea captains. The song was about a ship that broke in half and sank. — Gordon Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Gordon Lightfoot

When I was 16, I used to drive huge loads of laundry in a three ton truck. I would turn round at night to drive back and see the band in a place north of Toronto called Dunn's Pavilion. I would drive that truck all day and they drive back and all the way until one day I wrecked the truck. I fell asleep and wrecked it. I was OK and so was my helper. I called my dad and the first words out of his mouth were, "are you OK?" I was really lucky I had a kind father. — Gordon Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Chris Pratt

People have told me I look like Gordon Lightfoot. — Chris Pratt

Lightfoot Quotes By Gordon Lightfoot

Of course I knew The Band's Canadian keyboard player, the late Richard Manuel, but I didn't play that night because I was there as a guest with my record executives. People ask, "why didn't you play?" If I had known I was going to be playing then I would have been prepared for it. — Gordon Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot

We must develop a compelling vision of later life: one that does not assume a trajectory of decline after fifty, but one that recognizes it as a time of change, growth and new learning, a time when our courage gives us hope. — Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By David Foster

Lightfoot's voice is such a part of the fabric of Canada, I know it almost as well as I know my own voice. — David Foster

Lightfoot Quotes By Gordon Lightfoot

All that remains is the faces and the names of the wives and the sons and the daughters. — Gordon Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Joseph Barber Lightfoot

There is no persuasiveness more effectual than the transparency of a single heart, of a sincere life. — Joseph Barber Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Gordon Lightfoot

Words are for explaining the mistakes we might have made, names are for calling when there is nothing left to say. — Gordon Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Gordon Lightfoot

Turning back the pages of my sweet shattered dream, I wonder if she'll ever do the same; And the thing that I call living is just being satisfied With knowing I've got no one left to blame. — Gordon Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Gordon Lightfoot

I can remember sitting in a cabin outside of Denver writing that with a can of soup on the stove. — Gordon Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Kris Kristofferson

Gordon Lightfoot has created some of the most beautiful and lasting music of our time. He is Bob Dylan's favorite singer/songwriter - high praise from the best of us, applauded by the rest of us. — Kris Kristofferson

Lightfoot Quotes By John Prine

I always knew Gordon Lightfoot was a really great songwriter, but his stuff even sounds better and better all the time. It's just so really good to me. It's just like that's what should be in a dictionary, you know, next to a really good contempory folk song, is a Gordon Lightfoot song. — John Prine

Lightfoot Quotes By Joseph Barber Lightfoot

Try to help others. Consult their weaknesses, relieve their maladies; strive to raise them up, and by so doing you will most effectually raise yourself up also. — Joseph Barber Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Gordon Lightfoot

Everything is trust, all the rest is dust. — Gordon Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Gordon Lightfoot

I remember when I first rocked in it was a great big dance hall and Tommy Young was blowing trombone and Louis [Armstrong] was singing a tune and it was just Satchmo and you could hear it resounding through the dance hall and people were dancing. It was a highlight. — Gordon Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Gordon Lightfoot

I was happy to be in England, because my mother had always loved the royals, and so do I. — Gordon Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Joseph Barber Lightfoot

The future is hidden by a dark impenetrable veil, and yet we struggle to pierce through it. — Joseph Barber Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot

Part of teaching is helping students learn how to tolerate ambiguity, consider possibilities, and ask questions that are unanswerable. — Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Gordon Lightfoot

SPEAK OF TROUBLE highlights the abilities of Lowell Sostomi as singer/songwriter and brings together a talented band of musicians with amazing dexterity, loads of energy, and very original arrangements. Im impressed. — Gordon Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Gordon Lightfoot

She been looking like a queen in a sailor's dream. — Gordon Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot

Mothers seem to be in subtle competition with teachers. There is always an underlying fear that teachers will do a better job thanthey have done with their child ... But mostly mothers feel that their areas of competence are very much similar to those of the teacher. In fact they feel they know their child better than anyone else and that the teacher doesn't possess any special field of authority or expertise. — Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By A.E. Housman

With Rue My Heart Is Laden
With rue my heart is laden
For golden friends I had,
For many a rose-lipt maiden
And many a lightfoot lad.
By brooks too broad for leaping
The lightfoot boys are laid;
The rose-lipt girls are sleeping
In fields where roses fade. — A.E. Housman

Lightfoot Quotes By Joseph Barber Lightfoot

But there is another danger besetting your path. I mean the error of regarding your own capacities instead of your work, of putting self-consciousness in place of God. — Joseph Barber Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Joseph Barber Lightfoot

God is the last link of the chain, but He is the first also. — Joseph Barber Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Gordon Lightfoot

'If You Could Read My Mind' was written during the collapse of my marriage. It's a great song. No one has any gripes about it. I wondered what my wife and daughter might think. My daughter is the one who got me to correct 'The feelings that you lacked' to 'The feelings that we lacked'. — Gordon Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Gordon Lightfoot

I was a drummer in the bugle band in cadets. I marched. It's probably quite funny to look back on it. — Gordon Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Gordon Lightfoot

I took the song The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face from a folk singer called Bonnie Dobson. I knew her and she had a record with that track on it. — Gordon Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Gordon Lightfoot

You just get the vibes of your surroundings and it rubs off on you. — Gordon Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Gordon Lightfoot

Think about the fool who by his virtue can be found in a most unusual situation playing jester to the clown. — Gordon Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Sharon Sant

On some deep, unconscious level, he had always known it to be true. He was an invention, a fictional character. Jacob Lightfoot didn't exist. — Sharon Sant

Lightfoot Quotes By Ronnie Hawkins

I was a Gordon Lightfoot fan before he ever had a song out. You just knew he was pure talent and he was going to be successful. Gordon has written and recorded some of the greatest music ever. — Ronnie Hawkins

Lightfoot Quotes By Gordon Lightfoot

The road to love is littered by the bones of other ones, who by the magic of the moment were mysteriously undone. — Gordon Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Gordon Lightfoot

Does anyone know where the love of God goes when the waves turn the minutes to hours? — Gordon Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Freda Lightfoot

We all make mistakes, but it's how we deal with the consequences that show our true worth, — Freda Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot

Schooling is what happens inside the wall of the school, some of which is educational. Education happens everywhere, and it happens from the moment a child is born-some say before-until it dies. — Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Gordon Lightfoot

It was very interesting time to be in England. Even at that point [John] Lennon and [Paul] McCartney influenced my writing. I thought, "maybe there is a huck or two in here I haven't thought of". — Gordon Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Freda Lightfoot

he didn't love me at all, — Freda Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Joseph Barber Lightfoot

You will bear a commission from God, for you have received a call from God. — Joseph Barber Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By J.B. Lightfoot

The miracles of our Lord are not miracles only. They are most frequently acted parables also. — J.B. Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Gordon Lightfoot

She is my flower and she blooms for the one who loves her best. — Gordon Lightfoot

Lightfoot Quotes By Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot

I also believe that the boundaries of school need to be made more porous and permeable, that we need to reduce the generational segregation that defines life and learning in our society. — Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot