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Music Quotes

A few thoughts to ponder:

"I've come up with the theory that the music is within. We don't bring it in; it's already there. We have to figure out how to get it out."

          Howard Roberts (Jazz Guitarist)

"Wes Montgomery played impossible things on the guitar because it was never pointed out to him that they were impossible."

          Ronnie Scott (Jazz Saxophonist)

"Most of us go to our graves with our music still inside of us."


"Use the talents you possess, for the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except the best."

          Henry Van Dyke (Author, USA)

"Music can change the world because it can change people."

          Bono (U2)

"Playing scales is like a boxer skipping rope or punching a bag. It's not the thing in itself; it's preparatory to the activity."

          Barney Kessel (Jazz Guitarist)

"Without music, life would be a mistake."

          Friedrich Nietzsche (Philosopher, Germany)

"We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out."

          Decca Recording Company rejecting the Beatles, 1962

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