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Born: 1970-01-01
Profession: Diplomat
Nation: American
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My knowledge of the state of President Roosevelt's health was derived entirely from conversations, from newspaper articles and from photographs.

Tags: Health, Knowledge, State

Well, as a general remark, I would say that I was discouraged by the physical and economic conditions in continental Europe after the war.

Tags: After, Economic, War

I think, like many others, I realized that only the massive introduction of American support in one form or another, could possibly bring about a rehabilitation of the economies of those countries within a reasonable time.

Tags: Another, Others, Time

I thought that in general we in the United States were too optimistic in believing that the Soviets might alter what had been for a long time, as a matter of fact for centuries, fundamental Russian policies in respect to the rest of the world.

Tags: Respect, Thought, Time

Personally I believe that the courses we followed for some years after World War II were enlightened, surprisingly imaginative and extremely effective.

Tags: After, Effective, War

The real duties of an ambassador are to enter into or follow negotiations between his own government and that of the country to which he is accredited.

Tags: Country, Government, Real

There's always a great deal of business to be transacted in one's office. There are always visitors it seems to me, an unending stream of them, who come with letters of recommendation, or come actually on substantive business.

Tags: Actually, Business, Great

Between now and then and I just felt it was ready and it was a long enough period gone by. I obviously didn't want to hurt anybody, you know. It was done out of a genuine memorial or tribute whatever you want to call it.

Tags: Done, Enough, Hurt

At the age of 16 I started performing with a dance band in the evenings and began earning more money than my father, but he was pleased for me.

Tags: Age, Father, Money

Growing up in inner-city Glasgow, it sometimes seemed to me money hadn't been invented.

Tags: Growing, Money, Sometimes

I had a lot of vocal problems when I was younger. I don't know if it's down to leading a healthier lifestyle or what but my range has increased.

Tags: Lifestyle, Problems, Younger

I know he played on the last record but I don't wake up in the middle of the night thinking of Eric Clapton.

Tags: Last, Night, Thinking

I've always been interested in any kind of great music, and African music is, I think, the source of it all.

Tags: Great, Interested, Music

Since I got my new liver, some of my tastes have changed. There are certain things I don't like anymore. I loved Indian food before but not now.

Tags: Food, Loved, Since

Some musicians I know are incredible fathers. Like Keith Richards. A fantastic dad.

Tags: Dad, Fantastic, Musicians

We all have roles in life. I'm a dad, a husband, this and that, but basically I only feel justified in being alive when I'm on the stage.

Tags: Dad, Husband, Life

What I'm trying to do, in my own small way, is trying to bring African and Afro-Cuban rhythms into rock.

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I think I'm an okay parent, but I'd put myself in the category of a musician-who-happened-to-become-a-father. I'm definitely not a father-who-happened-to-be-a-musician.

Tags: Definitely, Parent, Put

I was 16 when I got a scholarship to study classical composition at a conservatory. By that time I had already listened to Scottish folksong with my mother, sung in church choirs, and had sung solo with Benjamin Britten conducting.

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I've always had money because of my early success with Cream, so I tell young musicians to aim to write their own material, because owning the composition rights makes a very big difference.

Tags: Money, Success, Young

Thankfully I'm not endlessly ambitious, but I have done some crazy ambitious things like buying an island off the west coast of Scotland in the late Sixties.

Tags: Crazy, Done, Off

Well all the big companies are really panicked by the internet thing and all that, and sales went down, although sales have gone up again in this country a bit and also the big companies, because they're so big, they need big sales really so they're not really interested.

Tags: Again, Big, Country

Well I like everything but my first love has always been piano because when I started out there was a piano in my house and it was there so I just started tinkling on it really so it's always been my first love.

Tags: House, Love, Started
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