Duke Ellington : Best Quotes

Duke Ellington : Quotes

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  • “A problem is a chance for you to do your best.”
  • “Love is supreme and unconditional; like is nice but limited.”
  • “Gray skies are just clouds passing over.”
  • “My attitude is never to be satisfied, never enough, never.”
  • “Art is dangerous. It is one of the attractions: when it ceases to be dangerous you don’t want it.”
  • “Fate is being kind to me. Fate doesn’t want me to be too famous too young.”
  • “The wise musicians are those who play what they can master.”
  • “Music is my mistress, and she plays second fiddle to no one.”
  • “I merely took the energy it takes to pout and wrote some blues.”
  • “Love is supreme and unconditional; like is nice but limited.”

A problem is a chance for you to do your best. - Image Quote

  • “The artist must say it without saying it.”
  • “The wise musicians are those who play what they can master.”
  • “There are two kinds of music. Good music, and the other kind.”
  • “Art is dangerous. It is one of the attractions: when it ceases to be dangerous, you don’t want it.”
  • “The most important thing I look for in a musician is whether he knows how to listen.”
  • “If it sounds good and feels good, then it IS good!”
  • “Fate is being kind to me. Fate doesn’t want me to be too famous too young.”
  • “There is no art without intention.”
  • “A goal is a dream with a finish line.”
  • “Gray skies are just clouds passing over.”

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  • “Music is the tonal reflection of beauty.”
  • “People do not retire. They are retired by others.”
  • “Every man prays in his own language.”
  • “There is hardly any money interest in art, and music will be there when money is gone.”
  • “Simplicity is a most complex form”
  • “Create, and be true to yourself, and depend only on your own good taste.”
  • “Tomorrow is in the wings waiting for you to sound her entrance fanfare.”
  • “Self-discipline, as a virtue or an acquired asset, can be invaluable to anyone.”
  • “Sing sweet, but put a little dirt in it.”
  • “You’ve got to find a way of saying it without saying it.”
  • “Be a number one yourself. And not a number two somebody else.”

 

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