But my experience is that people who have been through painful, difficult times are filled with compassion.— Amy Grant
The most cheerful Amy Grant quotes to discover and learn by heart
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.
Do I think all contemporary Christian music is good? No.
If I had my life to live over again, I'd run barefoot, relax a bit more, I'd talk more to children, and I'd learn how they laugh.
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.
More important than talent, strength, or knowledge is the ability to laugh at yourself and enjoy the pursuit of your dreams.
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.
[Sunbathing nude] was a liberating experience.
It felt unbelievably crazy to take off all my clothes and play in the sun. I've not had that much fun in so long.
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.
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.
Its true. Im 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.
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.
I count myself really fortunate that I have some lifelong friends.
The best thing about a friend is when you are being your own worst enemy a friend can help snap you out of it.
The same rain that drowns the rat will grow the hay.
There's a beauty to wisdom and experience that cannot be faked.
It's impossible to be mature without having lived.
I did the best I could, and in some arenas, my best was not good enough. I've made some bad choices.
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.
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.
Everybody needs a helping hand, take a look at your fellow man.
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.
If a politician isn't doing it to his wife , then he's doing it to his country.
Love's for fools wise enough to take a chance.
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.
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.
The secret to overcoming a feeling of loneliness is not going outside to meet people. That will only keep you from being alone. The secret is going inside yourself, to realize your true kinship with God and with all the human beings that he created.
I was taught a lot of Bible at home and had a voracious appetite for reading the Bible.
For me, the backdrop of half the experiences of life includes music.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I love being with my children. They're fascinating people.
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 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.
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.
If it all just happened overnight, you would never learn to believe in what you cannot see.
It takes a little time sometimes To get your feet back on the ground.
Real relationship is gritty and earthy, the stuff that life is made of.
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.
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.
Man hurts man, time and time again. As we drown in the wake of our power, somebody tell me why?
The people I've been exposed to have been people of amazing integrity.
I think a woman can have all of the ideas and mental pictures.
She can be a real planner and a motivator. But in the end, I think a woman does best when she responds to a man.
I refuse to believe that we're only here to live and die.
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.
You live in a dangerous place when you sacrifice integrity for security.
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 think for a woman, the hardest thing about growing old is becoming invisible.
There's something very front and center about being young.
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.