BENNY BELLAMACINA | QUOTED

You Are Only Limited By Your Own Imagination

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Benny Bellamacina born:1957 started writing songs aged 13years       This Photograph taken Manchester youth club around 1969/1970

Benny Bellamacina songwriter/musician and children's author, quoted worldwide in books, magazines and online.

"YOU ARE ONLY LIMITED BY YOUR OWN IMAGINATION"

"I GREW UP ONCE, I DECIDED NEVER TO DO IT AGAIN"

"DON'T LIVE IN THE VIRTUAL WORLD GET OUT THERE AND BUY YOURSELF A LAPTOP"

"IF YOU WAKE UP TIRED YOU'VE BEEN CHASING DREAMS

IF YOU GO TO BED TIRED YOU'RE MAKING

YOUR DREAMS HAPPEN"

Manchester around 1970

"THERE IS NO GREATER SHOW ON EARTH THAN OBSERVING HUMAN NATURE"

" CHEAPEN WORDS AND THEY'LL CHEAPEN YOU"

"LEND ME YOUR EARS AND YOU CAN BORROW MY MIND"

'THE LIFE WE'RE GIVEN IS ON A THREAD, SO WEAR IT WELL"

The 99 steps Manchester around 1963

"FREE YOUR MIND FROM ROUTINE, KEEP

YOUR BRAIN SOMEWHERE ELSE"

"SLEEP WALKING IS PERFECT EXERCISE FOR LAZY PEOPLE"

"WHEN YOU FEEL LIKE

YOU'VE ONLY GOT A BIT PART IN YOUR OWN LIFE, WRITE THE SCRIPT YOURSELF"

"IRON DEFICIENCY CAN LEAD TO A WARDROBE FULL OF CRUMPLED CLOTHES"

"THE MORE YOU GIVE THE LESS YOU'RE POOR

Dickie bow days around 1962

"FIND OUT IF YOU'RE STILL HUMAN OBSERVE YOURSELF FROM ANOTHER PLANET"

"IN LIFE THERE ARE SQUARES AND THERE ARE CIRCLES, SOMETIMES IT'S BEST TO BE AN OBLONG"

"THE BALL AND CHAIN OF CREATIVITY HAS NO KEY"

Flares and snares "Chapter five" Manchester 1972-1973

"I'VE FOUND A GREAT HIDING PLACE FOR ALL MY MONEY, DOWN THE DRAIN"

"QUESTION EVERYTHING, UNLESS IT'S THE ANSWER"

"FRAME EVERYTHING AND SOME OF IT WILL BECOME ART"

"WE'RE ON A PLANET RELAX"

Manchester around 1980

"SOMETIMES YOU NEED TO MOVE AWAY BEFORE YOU CAN SEE WHERE YOU ARE"

"I'VE BEEN TRYING TO GET MY CAREER FOR SO LONG I'VE GIVEN UP AND DECIDED TO BECOME A PILOT"

"THE ENGLISH WINTER IS LONG, COLD AND WET, JUST LIKE THE ENGLISH SUMMER"

"IF YOUR DREAMS SEEM TO BE DRIFTING AWAY, WAKE UP"

Manchester gig around 1981

"MAKE SURE YOU'RE NOT FOLLOWED, DON'T GO ANYWHERE"

"LIFE IS LIKE A PAINTERS PALETTE, JUST WHEN YOU'VE GOT EVERYTHING WORKED OUT THE COLOURS CHANGE

"I WAS GOING TO HAVE A SHAVE THIS MORNING BUT MISLAID MY CHIN"

"THE SUN DOESN'T LIVE IN ENGLAND IT COMES HERE ON HOLIDAY WHEN WE'RE ALL AT WORK"

"LIVING IN THE FAST LANE IS GREAT AS LONG AS YOU REMEMBER WHERE THE SLIP ROADS ARE"

Manchester Apollo around 1983

"ALL THE BEST PUBS ARE BUILT ON A HILL SO YOU CAN SLOPE IN AND ROLL OUT"

"IF YOU CAN'T GET EVERYONE ON YOUR SIDE, MAKE SURE THEY'RE RIGHT BEHIND YOU"

"WHEN YOU'VE TRIED EVERYTHING AND FAILED, TRY EVERYTHING ELSE AND SUCCED"

"OLD AGE IS NOT JUST FOR GROWN UPS"

"ALWAYS DIP YOUR TOE IN THE PAST BEFORE STEPPING INTO THE FUTURE"

"NEVER LOOK IN THE MIRROR WHEN YOU'RE STRESSED, IT'S CONTAGIOUS"

"IF YOU CHANGE WHO YOU ARE TO SUIT OTHER PEOPLE, YOU MAY END UP DRESSED FOR THE WRONG OCCASION" 

"SOMETIMES IT'S BETTER TO FAIL WITH PRIDE, THAN TO SUCCEED AT A PRICE"

"THE LESS YOU NEED THE MORE YOU LIVE"

"SOMETIMES IT'S BETTER TO FAIL WITH PRIDE, THAN TO SUCCEED AT A PRICE"

"FALLING IN TRUE LOVE, IS NOT TAKING A ROPE TO CLIMB OUT"

The cardy days around 1973

"IF YOU FIND YOURSELF CUTTING CORNERS, GO IN A CIRCLE INSTEAD"

"TIME CHANGES EVERYTHING, NOTHING CHANGES TIME"

"IF YOU CAN HEAR THE BIRDS SING YOU'RE IN THE RIGHT PLACE"

"I'VE NEVER BEEN THROWN OUT OF A PUB, BUT I'VE FALLEN INTO QUITE A FEW"

Benny and lovely sister Kath, Manchester around 1960

"IT'S GOOD TO LET YOUR MIND WONDER, AS LONG AS YOU KNOW WHERE IT'S GOING"

"I USED TO KNOW IT ALL, THEN I LEARNT SOMETHING ELSE"

"ALWAYS RECYCLE WAISTED TIME"

"LOSE WEIGHT, EAT BACKWARDS"

Chapter Five Manchester 1972

"TRY JOGGING WHEN FOLLOWING YOUR HEART, IT'S HEALTHIER"

"IF YOU CAN'T GET WHAT YOU WANT, GET WHAT YOU NEED"

"YOU CAN'T ALWAYS BE RIGHT, BUT YOU CAN BE WRONG A LOT LESS"

Spain around 1981

"ALWAYS BLOW YOUR OWN TRUMPET, BLOWING SOMEONE ELSE'S IS UNHYGIEIC"

"IF THERE ARE TWO STRAIGHT SIDES TO EVERY STORY, THERE WILL ALWAYS BE ONE LOPSIDED TRUTH"

"WHEN YOU SUSPECT OLD AGE IS CATCHING UP WITH YOU, LIVE FASTER"

"WHEN THE ONLY EXERCISE YOU GET IS RUNNING FOR A BUS, GET MORE BUSES"

“THE QUICKEST WAY TO THE TOP, IS GETTING OFF YOUR BOTTOM." 

Manchester back streets around 1962

"NEVER LET YOUR UNIQUENESS BE COMPROMISED" 

My beautiful mum xxxxxx

"THE IMPORTANT THING TO REMEMBER IS NEVER TO FORGET"

"I've never been thrown out of a pub, but I've fallen into quite a few"

With my lovely life long friend and brilliant musician Steve around 1970

"IF EVERYONE WANTS TO BE SOMEBODY, I WANT TO BE SOMEBODY ELSE"

"WHEN YOU'VE TRIED EVERYTHING AND FAILED, TRY EVERYTHING ELSE AND SUCCEED."

"WHEN THE ROAD AHEAD SEEMS IMPOSSIBLE, START THE ENGINE."

In between gigs Spain 1980

"I'VE ALWAYS BEEN DRIVEN, UNFORTUNATELY NOT ALWAYS IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION."

"LOVE LIFE, LIVE LOVE"

Happy wedding day to my very lovely mum and dad

"AVOID BEING NARROW-MINDED; IT'S A FAT WORLD"

"LOSE WEIGHT, EAT BACKWARDS"

Manchester gig around 1980

"LET'S ROCK CANCERS WORLD"

"I LOST THE PLOT, AND BOUGHT MYSELF AN ALLOTMENT."

Manchester gig around 1980

"IF YOU WANT TO LEAVE A BIG MARK IN LIFE, MAKE SURE YOU'VE GOT A BIGGER RUBBER"

"IF YOU CAN MAKE IT DOWN TO THE PUB, THE PUB WILL MAKE IT UP TO YOU!"

"THE DEEPER YOU HATE, THE LONGER YOU HURT"

"WHEN SOMEONES LOOK SAYS IT ALL, STOP LISTENING"

Brands Hatch around 1989

"YOU DON'T NEED EXPENSIVE INK TO WRITE A MILLION SELLER."

"TIME CHANGES EVERYTHING, NOTHING CHANGES TIME."

My beautiful daddy around 1952

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