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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.
Anonymous



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.
Aristotle



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



Relax.
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,
communication.
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.
Basho



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.
Emerson



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.
Plato



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.
Anonymous



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.
Aristotle



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.
Plato



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.
Anonymous



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.
Plato



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.
Anonymous



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

THE ONLY PROOF HE NEEDED
FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD
WAS MUSIC

Kurt Vonnegut



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