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Age is not an accomplishment,
and youth is not a sin.
Robert Heinlein

Anyone who thinks the sky is the limit,
has limited imagination.

Judge others by their questions rather than by their answers.
Author Unknown

Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.
Henry David Thoreau

The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.
Francis Bacon

There is no feeling,
except the extremes of fear and grief,
which does not find relief in music.
George Eliot

If you don't believe in your music,
no one else will.
Mark Bartomeli

Music is not a matter of life or death,
itís much more important than that.
Author Unknown

We are what we repeatedly do;
excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.

Anyone who ever gave you confidence,
you owe them a lot.
Truman Capote

Don't follow your dreams; chase them.
Richard Dumb

I cheated on my fears,
broke up with my doubts,
got engaged to my faith,
and now Iím marrying my dreams.
Author Unknown

Without music,
life would be a mistake.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Never stop dreaming.
Author Unknown

I've always been a big believer in equality.
No one has ever been able to tell me
I couldn't do something
because I was a girl.
Anne Hathaway

Be yourself.
Play a lot.
Joe Satriani

Play the music,
not the instrument.
Author Unknown

The indispensable first step to getting
the things you want out of life is this:
Decide what you want.
Ben Stein

We are the music makers,
and we are the dreamers of dreams.
Arthur O'Shaughnessy

Too bad people can't always be playing music,
maybe then there wouldn't be any more wars.
Margot Benary-Isbert

Music is spiritual.
The music business is not.
Van Morrison

No matter the genre of interest,
every person in the world is affected by music.
Author Unknown

One word could save the world,
Author Unknown

Beyond a certain point,
the music isn't mine anymore,
it's yours.
Phil Collins

Do not seek to follow
in the footsteps of the men of old;
seek what they sought.

Be humble, for you are made of earth.
Be noble, for you are made of stars.
Serbian Proverb

If you would lift me you must be on higher ground.

Certain things catch your eye,
but pursue only those that capture your heart.
Ancient American Indian Proverb

Do no evil and have no fear.
Italian Proverb

Music is a moral law.
It gives soul to the universe,
wings to the mind,
flight to the imagination,
and charm and gaiety to life
and to everything.

The only truth is music.
Jack Kerouac

Every time you pick up your guitar to play,
play as if itís the last time.
Eric Clapton

Monaco's orchestra is bigger than its army.

Donít be fooled by the calendar.
There are only as many days
in the year as you make use of.
Charles Richards

You can give without loving,
but you cannot love without giving.
Amy Carmichael

The young do not know enough to be prudent,
and therefore they attempt the impossible,
and achieve it, generation after generation.
Pearl S. Buck

The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
Steven Covey

Luck is being ready.
Brian Eno

Yesterday is but a dream,
tomorrow but a vision.
But today well lived makes every
yesterday a dream of happiness,
and every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well, therefore, to this day.
Ancient American Indian Proverb

We must view young people
not as empty bottles to be filled
but as candles to be lit.
Robert Shaffer

If you can walk you can dance.
If you can talk you can sing.
Zimbabwe & Sudanese Proverb

Learning is wealth that canít be stolen.
Philippine Proverb

Link Wray and Gene Vincent,
two of the greatest unknowns of rock Ďní roll.
John Lennon

Re-examine all that you have been told.
Dismiss that which insults your soul.
Walt Whitman

A man should learn to sail in all winds.
Italian Proverb

A verbal art
like poetry is reflective;
it stops to think.
Music is immediate,
it goes on to become.
W.H. Auden

Music is the great uniter,
an incredible force,
something that people who differ
on everything and anything else
can have in common.
Sarah Dessen

To hell with the rules,
if it sounds right,
then it is.
Eddie Van Halen

You only live once,
but if you live right,
once is enough.

You must always believe that life
is as extraordinary as music says it is.
Rebecca West

With true friends even water drunk together is sweet enough.
Chinese Proverb

When you hear something you don't like,
don't ever play it again.
Joe Satriani

There is music you never hear unless you play it yourself.
Marty Rubin

If you learn music,
you'll learn most all there is to know.
Edger Cayce

With the truth,
all given facts harmonize;
but with what is false,
the truth soon hits a wrong note.

A musician's or artist's
responsibility is a simple one,
and that is,
through your music to tell the truth.
Tom Morello

When I'm on stage,
I'm trying to do one thing:
bring people joy.
Just like church does.
People don't go to church to find trouble;
they go there to lose it.
James Brown

Music is the cup
that holds the wine of silence.
Sound is that cup,
but empty.
Noise is that cup,
but broken.
Robert Fripp

The best music is essentially there
to provide you something to face the world with.
Bruce Springsteen

There are millions of chords.
There are millions of numbers.
And everyone forgets
the one that is a zero.
But without the zero,
numbers are just arithmetic.
Without the empty chord,
music is just noise.
Terry Pratchett

I would teach children
music, physics, and philosophy;
but most importantly music,
for the patterns in music
and all the arts
are the keys to learning.

There are two
kinds of artists left:
those who endorse Pepsi
and those who simply won't.
Annie Lennox

If I am young and wrong,
then you are right to look down
on my youthful ignorance.
But if I am young and right,
what does my age matter?
Antigone Aesculus

Vision without action is a daydream.
Action without vision is a nightmare.
Japanese Proverb

Clever people master life;
the wise illuminate it
and create fresh difficulties.
Emil Nolde

You always miss 100% of the shots you donít take.
Author Unknown

There is no such thing
in anyone's life as an unimportant day.
Alexander Woollcott

Never chase anyone.
A person who appreciates you will walk with you.
Author Unknown

Yams fill the belly,
but music fills the heart.
West African Proverb

What would life be if we
had no courage to attempt anything?
Vincent van Gogh

Never look down on anybody unless you're helping him up.
Jesse Jackson

Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way.
Ancient American Indian Saying

May you live all the days of your life.
Jonathan Swift

Without deviation from the norm,
progress is not possible.
Frank Zappa

Everything in the universe
has a rhythm,
everything dances.
Maya Angelou

The first step,
especially for young people
with energy and drive and talent,
but not money ...
the first step,
to controlling your world
is to control your culture.
To model and demonstrate
the kind of world you
demand to live in.
To write the books,
make the music,
shoot the films,
and paint the art.
Chuck Palahniuk

If you cannot teach me to fly, teach me to sing.
J.M. Barrie
(Peter Pan)

I am telling you what I know,
words have music and if you are a musician
you will write to hear them.
E.L. Doctorow

My music is the spiritual expression of what I am.
My faith, my knowledge, my being.
When you begin to see the possibilities of music,
you desire to do something really good for people,
to help humanity free itself from its hang-ups.
I want to speak to their souls.
John Coltrane

Most people can hear, few people can listen.
Author Unknown

Talents are common, everyone has them,
but rare is the courage to follow
our talents where they lead.

Songwriters write songs,
but they really belong to the listener.
Jimmy Buffett

The secret message
communicated to most young people today
by the society around them is that they are not needed,
that the society will run itself quite nicely until they,
at some distant point in the future - will take over the reigns.
Yet, the fact is that the society is not running itself nicely.
The rest of us need
all the energy, brains, imagination, and talent
that young people can bring to bear down on our difficulties.
For society to attempt to solve its desperate problems
without the full participation
of even very young people is imbecilic.
Alvin Toffler

Thereís a radical Ė and wonderful Ė new idea here,
that all children could and should
be inventors of their own theories,
critics of other peopleís ideas,
analyzers of evidence,
and makers of their own
personal marks on the world.
Itís an idea
with revolutionary implications.
If we take it seriously.
Deborah Meier

Don't let anyone think little of you because you are young.
Bible, 1 Timothy 4:12

Keep true to the dreams of thy youth.
Friedrich von Schiller

Don't criticize
what you can't understand;
your sons and your daughters
are beyond your command.
Bob Dylan

Life must be lived as play.

A musician
must make his music,
an artist must paint,
and a poet must write
if he is to ultimately
be at peace with himself.
Abraham Maslow

I think everyone should be
told theyíre beautiful until they believe it.
Author Unknown

The Emory Hall

Music is the moonlight in the gloomy night of life.
Friedrich Richter

Intermission Break

Music is the soundtrack of our lives.
Dick Clark

Retrostatic with concert organizer Jakkie Arrellano

Tawnya and Lino Alibani
Lino is our former Guitars Not Guns
student & popular instructor.

Tim Christensen
A Starry Night Productions

Former Vice-President & Instructor
Guitars Not Guns
San Joaquin County, CA

Donna Pacini-Christensen
(Our Photographer)
A Starry Night Productions

Former President
Guitars Not Guns
San Joaquin County, CA

Dan Piraro

"Pick" the life you want.

To the world you may be one person,
but to one person you may be the world.

If I should ever die,
God forbid,
let this be my epitaph:


Kurt Vonnegut

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