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Amy Grant Quotes

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Amy Grant quotes: the “Queen of Christian Pop’s” two cents.

“Life is a process, and you just take it a day at a time, and you can’t live in tomorrow, and you can’t reach back and be in yesterday.  No matter how much you want to, you just have what’s right there in front of you.”

“I think what I mostly realize is just that life is unpredictable.  So don’t be afraid, but just enjoy the day you’re in.  Really make the most of it.”

“More important than talent, strength, or knowledge is the ability to laugh at yourself and enjoy the pursuit of your dreams.”

“There’s a beauty to wisdom and experience that cannot be faked.  It’s impossible to be mature without having lived.”

“If it all just happened overnight, you would never learn to believe in what you cannot see.”

“I think our culture encourages all of us to always put our best foot forward.  I think it’s a good thing.  I think it’s nice to rise to the occasion, to be kind and considerate, and have self control.”

“Take interest in the creative process rather than focusing on how to make it successful.  It’s always about what’s right in front of you and following that creative idea and letting the outcome take care of itself.”

“If you always try to take the high road, then everybody has a chance to benefit.”

“If you went to your closet today, would you pull out the same outfit you wore 10 or 15 years ago?  You wear feelings and faith differently as well.”

Lesson learned: never assume anything about your own importance.  It’s a great big world, and all of us are busy living our lives.  None of us knows all the time and effort that another person puts into his or her passion.”

“My definition of the word success is ‘reaching a goal.’  The interesting thing is success is moment-specific.  I remember feeling overwhelmed by motherhood when I was younger and working so hard, my oldest sister who has five children said: ‘Amy, if you lay your head on your pillow at night and your children have clothes on and you kiss them goodnight and they have food in their stomachs, that’s success.’  It involves taking the time to identify what it is that you are trying to accomplish and then sticking with it.”

“The people I’ve been exposed to have been people of amazing integrity.”

“Real relationship is gritty and earthy, the stuff that life is made of.”

“Love’s for fools wise enough to take a chance.”

“The more time you invest in a marriage, the more valuable it becomes.”

“Every good relationship, especially marriage, is based on respect.  If it’s not based on respect, nothing that appears to be good will last very long.”

“I believe that there are many days in every person’s life that – because of the circumstances of life – they’re forced to put on a brave face when they’ve completely derailed on the inside.”

“Anybody who’s ever gone through a hard time – any outsider’s perception, no matter how much information they’re given, they have no idea what the person’s life is like.”

“But my experience is that people who have been through painful, difficult times are filled with compassion.”

“These are tough times and I enjoy using creativity to help generate income for all kinds of needs.  Every day I come across people that need help.  I always think, ‘What if I was that person?’  I would want somebody to not pass me by.”

“Life is about investing in people.  And then tragedy strikes, and it pulls you together, and then you reinvest, and it’s a constant cycle.”

“It’s human nature to be curious about people, and to be more curious about young people than old people.  We want to cheer something on at the same time we want to tear it down.  That’s just so normal.”

“You have to treat people gently because we’re all in a process.  What might seem like a good idea to somebody at 21 is probably not going to seem like a good idea at 50, but you don’t know that until you get there.”

“You live in a dangerous place when you sacrifice integrity for security.”

“People are going to come into your life that need you, and being there for them makes the day worth living.  People are going to come into your life that you need, and that’s the really crazy thing.”

“Somebody is always at the top of their game, and somebody is barely hanging on.  So even in good times, you feel the impact of  ‘everybody’s not at the same place.'”

“I know my own weaknesses as a human being, and as a musician, as a singer and as a woman.”

“I think for a woman, the hardest thing about growing old is becoming invisible.  There’s something very front and center about being young.”

“Everybody needs a helping hand.”

“If I’m frustrated by something, it’s my fault for exposing myself to it in the first place.  The rumor mill always seemed like a grass fire to me.  Why walk out in the middle of the field – it’s just going to flame out and go away just like everything else does.”

“I started my teenage years singing in churches across America, and finally wound up on a big stage.”

“My mother has been an inspiration for me every time that I have walked on a stage, so in the wake of her passing, I am filled with gratitude and inspiration since she was an amazing part of my life.”

“I don’t write songs that don’t affect me on some level, because I figure if I am not moved by it, if it’s not something that I have a longing to celebrate or to be reminded of, if it doesn’t affect me, then how can I possibly think it is going to affect somebody else?  My touchstone is: write something that matters.”

“Music is the quickest way to connect to other people.”

“The great thing about a song is that no one has to know your story.  But if you tell it in a way that has clarity and means something to somebody else, then it can apply to their story.”

“I hope my best songs are still ahead.  As a songwriter, that is really what you are always hoping for: that the strongest songs are yet to be written.”

“How we absorb music is unique.  I know what I do.  When I’m listening to music, I tend to find myself in a song.  That’s what really makes you connect is if you feel what that song is saying.”

“When I was younger, I just thought that my plans were probably going to be more exciting than my parents’ plans or the establishment.  I sort of got by on being a little bit of a rebel.”

“I can look at the future with anticipation.  And it’s comforting to know that someday, as Christians, we’ll be able to look back and have a little more clarity on why certain things in life happened.”

“There is not a formula for the way that God heals.  There’s not a timetable.  Sometimes I look around at my life, the way it feels right now and what I experience, and I say, ‘God put me on the farthest back row in heaven, because you’ve given me the best stuff here.'”

Get outside.  Watch the sunrise.  Watch the sunset.  How does that make you feel?  Does it make you feel big or tiny?  Because there’s something good about feeling both.”

“I’m going to live what I believe.”

“I’m not anxious to be anywhere other than where I am right now.”

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