Steven Curtis Chapman quote

"Success breeds volume, and it's just amazing how many young writers, artists, and musicians there are in town."

Steven Curtis Chapman

Born: November 21, 1962

Occupation: Singer-songwriter

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There is no greater love than this. There is no greater gift that can ever be given. To be willing to die, so another might live -- there is no greater lover than this.

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In the gospel, we discover we are far worse off than we thought, and far more loved than we ever dreamed.

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There's nothing like a good cheating song to make me want to run home to be with my wife.

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God is God and I am not. I can only see a part of the picture He's painting...

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We've been invited to come and believe the Unbelievable, receive the Inconceivable, and see beyond our wildest imaginations... Lord, we come with great expectations.

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God really does have a plan for every child that He knits together, even when they look broken to the world outside, when their story is broken, when their hearts are broken, when their bodies are broken....

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Do everything you do to the glory of the One who made you

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God is telling an amazing, glorious, epic story. We have to decide if we will trust Him with it...

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I know a lot less about God, but the things I know about God, I know a whole lot more, for sure,

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What I see is tellin me this world's gone crazy, but, What is real says God's still on His throne, What I need is to remember one thing, that the Lord of the gentle breeze is Lord of the rough and tumble,...

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Out of these ashes beauty will rise.

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Country music is just country. It's going to shift around a little bit, doing some different instrumentations, different production styles. But it will always come back to what you heard at the Opry. Nobody...

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I would hate to be a new artist or writer in town today. But somehow the cream continues to rise. If there's one who's great, he just jumps out of the pack like you can't believe.

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I've been here 21 years, and I literally did walk up and down Music Row trying to break into the business. I felt very free to go into any publishing company.

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Success breeds volume, and it's just amazing how many young writers, artists, and musicians there are in town.

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That's one wonderful thing about country music - it shifts, ebbs, and flows stylistically, unlike pop music.

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Wherever we are, God's in that moment, God's speaking to us, and if we've just got our ears open and our antennas up, there's no lack of inspiration. He's not silent. We just have to be listening.

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This is life weve been given, made to be lived out, so... live out loud.

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I don't see the big picture. I don't have a clue. But I know God does. I'm going to declare that, even if I don't feel it right now.

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How many writers are there... who, breaking up their subject into details, destroy its life, and defraud us of the whole by their anxiety about the parts.

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The more successful enterprises are the more they try to replicate, duplicate, codify what makes us great. And suddenly they're inward thinking. They're thinking how can we continue to do what we've done...

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Dancers are kept in a perpetual state of pre-puberty, and for young girls in particular, that type of pressure breeds insecurities.

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I have daughters who are writers and actors but no musicians.

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Writers and other artists are mostly just historians, produced by nature to describe, decipher and thus historically represent the universe.

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