James Hunter Quotes

It's when you are trying to make something that is "authentic" as opposed to real - people who appreciate music for the wrong reasons tend to compartmentalize stuff.

For me hearing the term 'apply yourself' was like a crucifix to Bella Lugosi's Dracula. 'Ahhh it burns!'

If you are approaching the music with more reverence than the original guys invested into it you are effectively doing it a disservice.

A seagull manager is one who periodically flies into the area makes a lot of noise dumps on the people maybe eats their lunch and flies away.

I'm conscious enough that how I'm singing is not my own accent.

Serving others breaks you free from the shackles of self and self-absorption that choke out the joy of living.

There is great joy in leading with authority which is serving others by meeting their legitimate needs.

Authority is always built on service and sacrifice.

Authority cannot be bought or sold given or taken away.

Authority: The skill of getting people to willingly do your will because of your personal influence.

Power people are generally threatened by authority people...

It is a shame that so many leaders spend their time pondering their rights as leaders instead of their awesome responsibilities as leaders.



Leadership is character in action.

Power: The ability to force or coerce someone to do your will even if they would choose not to because of your position or your might.

we must never forget that people buy into the leader before they buy into a mission statement.

...while everyone's focusing on keeping the boss happy who's focusing on keeping the customer happy?

Our top-down pyramid style of management is a very old concept borrowed from centuries of war and monarchies.

Who then is the greatest leader? The one who has served the most.

A rut... is little more than a coffin with the ends kicked out.

Leadership: The skill of influencing people to work enthusiastically toward goals identified as being for the common good.

Those who follow the crowd will never be followed by the crowd.

You can get a few seasons out of power even accomplish some things but over time power can be very damaging to relationships.

Thoughts become actions actions become habits habits become our character and our character becomes our destiny.

I get influenced by stuff that isn't even music.

If I have any claim to originality I do it by investing my own personality into it so it's coming from a slightly more sardonic English point of view.

I am quite a slow writer. I can only work under pressure; I wait until the last minute.

If I sang the way I talk it would sound like "Tommy Steele sings Muddy Waters!

Because I'm English I try not to make any purely American references because I want to limit how much I'm pretending to be American.

Slaves do what others want. Servants do what others need.