Arthur Godfrey Quotes


20 Arthur Godfrey quotes:



"I'd just hit the Billboard thing, and I had a good feeling. About a month ago, I received a call that said I was in the running, that I'd made the final 25. So I just wanted to place."
"I'm proud to pay taxes in the United States; the only thing is, I could be just as proud for half the money."
"I've been playing music all my life, from being a choir soloist at Symphony Hall as a youngster to playing in bands through high school and college at Kent State. Went in the service at 17, out before I was 21."
"If I go to a seminar and someone like you or someone like him is talking, I'm never part of the group that rushes him directly afterward. I always wait in the back corner with my head down until everyone is gone, and then I go up and do my thing."
"As corny as it may sound, my true goal was to crack the Americana market."
"He asked if I was a songwriter, and I said yeah, that I was in town because I'd won this contest. He said, okay, then he was gonna play me his hit, and started singing 'When it's time to relax, one beer stands clear... '"
"I explained to the lady my love for John and his work, and she made it possible for me to purchase one of the 24 proofs, the one for 'I'm So Tired,' which I have on my piano at home."
"I know how I like to be treated, so I always start by saying, 'Could you give me a moment of your time, I know you're very busy,' and usually, they will."
"I liked the way they treated the first, second, and third place finishers equally. It was an amazing year. I only entered two song contests this year; I won one and placed second in the other. And I entered each of them a day or two before the deadline."
"I love Nashville. I was down there recently, and I was talking to all the cab drivers, they're all songwriters, everybody's a songwriter down there."
"I really believe in myself. I'm the hardest worker I know, and one of the best songwriters. There's a craft to it, and it takes a long time to hone it, and I work really hard at it."
"I was in one of the touristy country bars downtown, and I asked a guy onstage who was playing for tips to play a Hank Williams song."
"I will tell you that I don't do the pretty boy thing. I'm more often compared to Tom Waits, Bruce Springsteen, Joe Cocker sort of thing."
"It's not an act, it's just my way."
"Married and divorced, three beautiful daughters, two in college. The other one is 16, lives with her mom. I'm 46, I've worked for the Post Office for 18 years, seven facilities in three states."
"Now I'm fortunate to have a good band in CA, and play many solo gigs as well. My point is that I stopped playing in bands and played solo for four years, to get back into the groove and pulse of writing and singing and who I am on stage."
"The biggest deal for me was that all 24 winners are placed on the Billboard CD of the Year, which went out to 500 of the biggest Music Reps in the business, from radio and press to management and booking."
"You get a letter from her agency embracing you into the family that says, 'It is our goal now to help you achieve your dream of being a songwriter, in John's memory.'"
"You know, if you don't do nothin, you don't do nothin."
"You know, it sounds corny, but I believe in myself. And I work hard."



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