John Tesh Quotes

After playing so many songs in churches for eight or nine years I've learned what songs people react to. Then I just had fun with the arrangements. That's how this album came together.

I come from the performance world but the idea of a worship song is different. It's useful music.

The real advantage for me is that I have the opportunity to lead worship every Sunday.

I was 23 years old. It was a wild time. I was covering everything that blew up - blackouts Studio 54 son of Sam killer and all of that stuff.

I grew up wanting to be a musician but my parents were sure I would starve to death. So they put me in physics and chemistry. That eventually blew up and I got into radio.

People like Bryant Gumbel and Bob Costas are terrific broadcasters because they get challenged every day.

We're big fans of the idea that faith without works is dead.

I've sort of become the poster boy for quitting your job and following your dreams.

Our band doesn't really have a name.

My favorite bands were Emerson Lake & Palmer Jethro Tull Uriah Heep Grand Funk Railroad. If you listen to some of my early music you can hear it.

It's my job to try and be as good a person as I can and that's enough work for me.

There is no better feeling in the universe other than being married and having a family than standing on stage behind a piano and having 5 000 people waving at you. You cannot bottle that.

There are so many miserable people out there who have not fulfilled their dreams. I believe you should do something that you love.

I'd like to do a television show that is encouraging useful and clean and I'd like to go up against Entertainment Tonight and beat it.

The best thrill is standing on stage and playing - other than being married to my wife.

My house was really like 'It's a Wonderful Life.' I sang in the choir and was very involved in the church.

I like writing different types of music. I like writing Christian music. I like collaborating with Christian artists. We have a Christian following. I love writing kids' music.

To understand this Christmas record you have to understand our ministry.

Those worship songs on the Christmas project will air on PBS television. That's highly unusual.

If you want to get an education in how to get a story and how to survive then get a street reporter job in New York City.

A great moment of clarity when I realized I'm dying. There's no reason to wait to do the things we want to do.

Every three or four shows we have somebody that will come up onstage and propose marriage.

I spent another six years in Europe covering sporting events such as the Tour de France.

Really at a time when they're debating when and where a nativity scene can be used this is the kind of stuff we need to have out there - outside of the church.

Really at a time when theyre debating when and where a nativity scene can be used this is the kind of stuff we need to have out there - outside of the church.

I can change a No. 1 diaper in 30 seconds and a No. 2 in a minute.

I call it the Etch A Sketch life. Every few years you should shake that thing up.

I am always exhausted; I am always trying to find more time to be with my family which is why they travel with me so much.

I always wanted to be a full-time musician. Every television job I had was a means to buy a grand piano or to put in a recording studio or something like that.

I do a long sound check. I get there at noon on the day of a show and sit behind the piano and then walk around with the microphone. Then I feel like I have done my homework.

I was really raised by three women - my mom and I have two older sisters one nine years and one 11 years older - so I'm happy to have that many women in the house.

I've been stuck on John Eldredge lately. He's all about being a warrior outside of the church. I hate to think about this kind of stuff - I just like to do it.

Being in music forever I have good pitch so I know when I'm singing in or out of tune. But the key to really good singing is just relaxing and thinking about what the song is.

We feel like if we miss a Sunday at church that's one thing but we can't miss an opportunity to help.

I've always loved radio. Television scares me because I'm older.

When you have a 13 year old child you suddenly realize that you may need to pick a vocation.

A lot of people are willing to pray or to put in work but they're not willing to take true risks.