Amy Grant Quotes

I was taught a lot of Bible at home and had a voracious appetite for reading the Bible.

I did the best I could and in some arenas my best was not good enough. I've made some bad choices.

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.

I'm not anxious to be anywhere other than where I am right now.

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.

Giving never happens by accident. It's always intentional.

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 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.

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 write about everything but I just - how faith filters through all that and colors your opinion of other people and life and all that.

I think what I mostly realize is just that life is unpredictable. So don't be afraid but just enjoy the day you're in. Really make the most of it.

I started my teenage years singing in churches across America and finally wound up on a big stage.

The people I've been exposed to have been people of amazing integrity.

The song 'Baby Baby ' I so love that song because I wrote it about my first daughter.

When I look back at the pictures of our blended family the day Vince and I married he and I are smiling and all the children are frowning.

I just think music is such a beautiful thing. It lifts the heart and buoys up your spirits - all kinds of music.

All I ever have to be is what you made me.

Thanksgiving Day is a good day to recommit our energies to giving thanks and just giving.

You do your best you do all this stuff but the only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.

To me the real thrill is in making the music and then I just trust it to find its own audience and at times it's big and at times it's small but that's beyond my control.

Get outside. Watch the sunrise. Watch the sunset. How does that make you feel? Does it make you feel big or tiny? Because there's something good about feeling both.

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.

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.

I need music like I need water.

For me the backdrop of half the experiences of life includes music.

I think our culture encourages all of us to always put our best foot forward. I think it's a good thing. I think it's nice to rise to the occasion to be kind and considerate and have self control.

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.

It takes a little time sometimes To get your feet back on the ground...

I love being with my children. They're fascinating people.

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.

Somebody who has been in a very bad wreck is going to be very conscientious about not speeding through a yellow light... You just learn so many good lessons when you go through a failed marriage.

People are going to come into your life that need you and being there for them makes the day worth living. People are going to come into your life that you need and that's the really crazy thing.

I'm going to live what I believe

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 know my own weaknesses as a human being and as a musician as a singer and as a woman.

Love's for fools wise enough to take a chance.

The world my children are growing up in is so much more sophisticated and exposed - emotionally intellectually sexually.

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.

Do I think all contemporary Christian music is good? No.

Rich Mullins was the uneasy conscience of Christian music. He didn't live like a star. He'd taken a vow of poverty so that what he earned could be used to help others.

The most consistent musical experience I had growing up was church music.

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 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

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.

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.

Man hurts man time and time again. As we drown in the wake of our power somebody tell me why?

I never thought getting older would be so great. But when it comes to depression I have experienced less the older I've gotten.

But my experience is that people who have been through painful difficult times are filled with compassion.

You live in a dangerous place when you sacrifice integrity for security.

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.

I think the first time you try anything in a public way you feel really exposed.

More important than talent strength or knowledge is the ability to laugh at yourself and enjoy the pursuit of your dreams.

There is not a formula for the way that God heals. There's not a timetable.

Everybody needs a helping hand take a look at your fellow man.

To me it's all about the song. Songs are what make me excited. You hear a great song and you want to record it or get a great idea and you want to write it.

The same rain that drowns the rat will grow the hay.

Real relationship is gritty and earthy the stuff that life is made of.

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.

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.

There's a beauty to wisdom and experience that cannot be faked. It's impossible to be mature without having lived.

Heaven plants a special seed and we must have faith.

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.

The more time you invest in a marriage the more valuable it becomes.

If it all just happened overnight you would never learn to believe in what you cannot see...

I refuse to believe that we're only here to live and die.

[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.

If a politician isn't doing it to his wife then he's doing it to his country.

How we absorb music is unique. I know what I do. When I'm listening to music I tend to find myself in a song. That's what really makes you connect is if you feel what that song is saying.

The great thing about a song is that no one has to know your story. But if you tell it in a way that has clarity and means something to somebody else then it can apply to their story.