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Sheryl Crow Quotes

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Sheryl Suzanne Crow

Sheryl Crow quotes: about inspiration, perseverance, how to gain wisdom, chasing the perfect song, coping with breast cancer, family life, and more.

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

“It’s not having what you want, it’s wanting what you’ve got.”

“Making miracles is hard work, most people give up before they happen.”

“If you’re trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks.  I’ve had them, everybody has had them.  But obstacles don’t have to stop you.  If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up.  Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.”

“Generally, when you let go of your vision of how something is supposed to be, the universe hands you exactly what you need.”

“We talk about defining moments, but I think nothing can define you.  They’re all refining moments.  You’re constantly refining yourself and refining your life.”

“Life’s so full that you just take it one day at a time.”

“That we all have the power to create a movement for change.  That the best part of ourselves is the part that rises up instinctively from compassion.”

“There ain’t nothing like regret to remind you you’re alive.”

“By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.”

“The cheapest energy is the energy you don’t use in the first place.”

“Let’s face it, life is a constant challenge.  It’s full of unexpected detours that no one but you can navigate.”

“I was turned down by every record label in L.A.  Perseverance is three-quarters of the game.  Talent’s only a quarter.  Being able to withstand the word ‘no’ over and over can build you a pretty tough skin.  I knew if I just kept at it, at the very least I’d get better at my craft.”

“No matter how chaotic it is, wildflowers will still spring up in the middle of nowhere.”

“If it makes you happy it can’t be that bad.”

“It’s these turnaround or these pivotal moments that introduce you to yourself.  These small or these huge catastrophic events in your life – I do think that that’s where you meet yourself.”

“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.”

“Respect is huge.  Respect for the planet and honoring and loving this organism that sustains all of us.  And try to make every decision out of compassion, which encompasses how you treat the planet and every person.”

“The writing process for me is pretty much always the same – it’s a solitary experience.”

“Music, art, writing – it gives us a sense of who we are, a sense of our history, a sense of our future and it should provide some kind of comfort.  It’s not just entertainment for entertainment’s sake, it’s an investment.”

“When you let go of the story you tell, a lot of times it creates a whole world of expansion for other things to come in.”

“I have a philosophy that everything you write doesn’t have to be good for everybody.  There are going to be people that get irritated by some of the things I write, including my parents.  And then there are going to be people that you draw in because of the pointedness of certain things.”

“Most writers like to maintain some sort of anonymity.”

“There’s a lot of integrity with musicians; you really still aspire to grow, and be great, to be the best version of yourself you can be.”

“I think the thing that continues to make me pursue the perfect song is the belief in myself that the best stuff is yet to come.  As you pass through the next portal, you get some kind of understanding that the next stuff that you write is going to be more free and more truthful.”

“Your art kind of changes as you get older, by nature of the fact that you’re hopefully gaining wisdom and you’re starting to watch things with a better overview.”

“People go through challenging moments of losing people and of having their life threatened from illness and real grief.  But they get through it.  And that’s the testament to the human spirit and it’s – we are fragile, but we also are divine.”

“I am joining the more than 200,000 women who will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year.  I am inspired by the brave women who have faced this battle before me and grateful for the support of family and friends.”

“Being diagnosed with cancer really opened my eyes to the fact anyone can have it and that even though we think we have control over everything in our lives, we don’t.”

“It took having cancer for me to realize that happiness is something I have to cultivate in myself.”

“I try to conduct my life with a little levity.”

“One night, Don Henley called, and I told him, ‘I’m washing dishes in bike shorts.’  He said, ‘It’s in the domestic exercises of life that one will find the biggest inspiration.’  And he was right.”

“I don’t spend a lot of time thinking about regrets because there’s nothing I can do.”

“I had the luxury of falling down a few times and picking myself up as a stronger version of myself.”

“I have been around for a long, long time.  I didn’t make it ’til I was older.  I went through the period when women were not getting signed, particularly if you were writing songs that were lyrically propelled.”

“I have a golden Lab who goes everywhere with me.  He’s a great leveler.”

“I was clinging to a picture, I guess, of how everything was supposed to look.  I liked the idea of a nice order to things: you meet somebody wonderful, you get married, you buy a house, you have kids.  But there is little point in holding on to that picture when it turns out not to happen to you.  It makes life limiting.  So I decided to be open to whatever came my way.”

“Are you strong enough to be my man?”

“At this point in my life, I am grounded and peaceful in knowing the order of things.  There have been days where I think, ‘I suck as a mom; I can’t do anything right.’  But at the end of the day, there’s nothing better than family.  I’m so blessed.”

“When you have kids, your priorities definitely change.  I really felt consistency is the most important thing.”

“I’m not dead.  I mean, I may be getting older, but I’m not dead!”

“I don’t set goals for myself too much, but I’m always trying to write that one great song.”

“Everybody gets high, everybody gets low, these are the days when anything goes.”

About the author: Cory Johnson likes hip-hop, comedy, cold beer, curvy women and writing. His net worth is $11 million. Here’s how he did it.

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