It's all about progression, not getting stuck and about having aspirations, which can lead you to do more and not just be satisfied. I was always that way about my dancing, and that's how I am about whatever it is I tend to pursue.
I thank God for his many blessings he has given me, but money and prestige are not what it's about. I seek spiritual progression.
There's been a progression in my sound.
Carly Rae Jepsen
I tend to hear rhythm and melody, chord-progressions, long before I hear words.
I spent half of the time shouting at people in the crowd anyway, so it was a natural progression from there really, getting it out from my mouth to express myself further. I don't think the lyrics are part of that expression, it's nice if they are truthful to yourself, but that's not what it's all about. The lyrics are things that just sound good, hard and fast, it's more about the noise I make than what I am actually trying to say. The delivery is more important than the message. You can get very safe going on stage doing the same thing - I had been doing that for five years before 'Firestarter', and I was confident, comfortable. But starting vocals changed that - suddenly I was wondering what would happen. I was telling Liam it was not a problem, easy, but all the time I was shitting myself, but I went out and it went off straight away. I did a parachute jump just before that first vocals gig and in the plane getting ready to jump was a similar feeling. The countdown to both was 'My word, what am I doing here?' When those first lyrics came out is was the same as leaping out of the plane. Amazing. It's not a character, it's me, driven by adrenaline and the amazing music. I enjoy being able to totally express myself, and the band is a good excuse to do that. It's not so much singing as vocal expression.
Keith Charles Flint
Plato... introduces two infinities, because both in increase and diminution there appears to be transcendency, and a progression to infinity. Though... he did not use them: for neither is there infinity in numbers by diminution or division; since unity is a minimum: nor by increase; for he extends number as far as to the decad.
Without contraries there is no progression.
Progression is important. I'm always going to play music in the general vein of rock'n'roll, but when I started I was very much associated with the West Coast lo-fi thing and I didn't want to get anchored in with anything that was just in vogue for the time being.
Douglas Glenn Colvin
I started getting seriously into music when I was a kid. 1978 was my big year. It just hit home. That was before real metal. There was Black Sabbath and that kind of stuff, but the real underground, hard stuff wasn't even around yet. It was cool to watch that happen and latch onto the next edge of things every time that progression happened.
Each album we The Replacements made was the one we were capable of making and wanted to make at the time. Each one was a progression or, depending on your opinion, a sidestep or tumble forward. I don't know what.
Without contraries is no progression. Attraction and repulsion, reason and energy, love and hate, are necessary to human existence.
Now the work of art also represents a state of final equilibrium, of accomplished order and maximum relative entropy, and there are those who resent it. But art is not meant to stop the stream of life. Within a narrow span of duration and space the work of art concentrates a view of the human condition; and sometimes it marks the steps of progression, just as a man climbing the dark stairs of a medieval tower assures himself by the changing sights glimpsed through its narrow windows that he is getting somewhere after all.
It became a lucrative misconception, that movement in any direction is progression.
During those days when you're exhausted and during those days when you're frustrated, during those days when you're being attacked by your own people for doing what you think is right, remember you're part of a progression that goes back a long time of ordinary people who are doing their best to make it a better world.
The only way to keep from going backward is to keep going forward. Eternal vigilance is the price of success. There are three steps, and each one is absolutely essential. You must first have the knowledge of your power; second, the courage to dare; third, the faith to do.
Charles F. Haanel
As there must be moderation in other things, so there must be moderation in self-criticism. Perpetual contemplation of our own actions produces a morbid consciousness, quite unlike that normal consciousness accompanying right actions spontaneously done; and from a state of unstable equilibrium long maintained by effort, there is apt to be a fall towards stable equilibrium, in which the primitive nature reasserts itself. Retrogression rather than progression may hence result.