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Amy Grant Quotes
Amy Grant Quotes
"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." "But none of us, face-to-face with a wounded human being, often chooses to be cruel. Do I think I've been the emotional pinata at a few parties? Maybe, but they were never parties that I was invited to." "But now it's kind of a given that a 15-year-old would have a record deal and sell a quarter of a million records. No one's expecting her to answer any deep theological questions. And I'll tell you, I was asked some deep theological questions from the git-go." "But to make a holiday record that involves favorite American songs and then also get to sing about Jesus birth, it just seemed like a real easy, subtle way to combine a couple of things that I love." "Come Christmas Eve, we usually go to my mom and dad's. Everybody brings one gift and then we play that game when we all steal it from each other. Some are really cool, others are useful and some are a bit out there." "Depending on what day of the week it is and what time of the month it is, I'm a good friend or not a good friend. I'm more or less a good mom or not a good mom, more or less a good mate or not a good mate. That's just life, whether or not you're public." "Do I think all contemporary Christian music is good? No." "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." "Everybody's entitled to think whatever they want and to express that, but my personal day-to-day experience does not come into contact with any of those people." "For me, the backdrop of half the experiences of life includes music." "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." "I can look back at different times in my life when I felt I could not find my way out of whatever it was. I'm not necessarily talking about marriage, but I wanted to pack it in. I wanted to disappear. A lot of that has to do with being in the public eye." "I did the best I could, and in some arenas, my best was not good enough. I've made some bad choices." "I feel a part of the congregation. I've never had to do special music. The kids sing in the choir. It's just normal. We're treated like everybody else." "I had the great advantage of a mother who used to tell me the most beautiful years of a woman's life are ages 35 to 45." "I just think people should find the music that helps them through the day and enjoy that. I've never felt like, if somebody does or doesn't like what I'm doing, it's a morality issue." "I know how it feels to go into a studio to start a record, and eight weeks later it's finished. I know how an intense schedule feels." "I love being with my children. They're fascinating people." "I think for a woman, the hardest thing about growing old is becoming invisible. There's something very front and center about being young." "I think that if my kids are completely convinced of God's unfailing love for them, whether they fail or not, they'll have confidence to persevere in life." "I was taught a lot of Bible at home and had a voracious appetite for reading the Bible." "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'm not anxious to be anywhere other than where I am right now." "I've found that music allows years to fold like an accordion over each other, so I guess you don't feel the passage of time as much." "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." "In the past, when I'd recorded during a break in a tour, it was so easy to sing, because I felt strong. Also, like so many new mothers, I wasn't getting a lot of sleep, and sleeping is such a huge part of being able to sing." "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." "It's true. I'm a simple person. Some people tend to live from trauma to trauma, and that energizes them. I have a hectic schedule, but my mind seeks simplicity - like being in nature, a long bike ride, or sitting on the back porch." "Life goes by really fast, and it seems that there are times when you're burying a lot of friends and family. And then there are times that feel really precious and everybody is doing okay. This is one of those times." "Music took a bunch of average-Joe Christians who could play electric guitar and sing and threw them into the limelight. But we were not a bunch of Billy Grahams." "Since I travel so much, it's always great to be home. There's nothing like getting to raid my own refrigerator at two in the morning." "The fact of the matter is, when I'm on tour, I'm juggling so hard to keep all the balls in the air that I don't often get to really enjoy what I'm out there doing." "The hard times are several years behind me now. This is probably the most peaceful stretch of life I've known as an adult." "The people I've been exposed to have been people of amazing integrity." "The world my children are growing up in is so much more sophisticated and exposed - emotionally, intellectually, sexually." "There's a beauty to wisdom and experience that cannot be faked. It's impossible to be mature without having lived." "To me, the human experience does involve a great deal of anguish. It's joyful, but it's bittersweet. I just think that's life." "Touring full-time with children is a study in sleep deprivation'the day never ends! Many times on the road we do a sound check, then everybody goes to dinner. If I'm eating with the kids, I go back to my dressing room and fall into a dead sleep until it's time for me to get up and put my stage clothes on." "Without black, no color has any depth. But if you mix black with everything, suddenly there's shadow - no, not just shadow, but fullness. You've got to be willing to mix black into your palette if you want to create something that's real." "You do your best, you do all this stuff, but the only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love." "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." "The more you invest in a marriage, the more valuable it becomes."