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Your Favourite Quotes

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A completely irrelevant thread from me but I'm in a retrospective mood this evening.

I'm looking for quotes, sayings, etc., from any source and era which ring true or seem particularly relevant to you. My favourite of all time is from Alice In Wonderland author C.S. Lewis (year unknown, probably somewhere in the early 20th Century). With the ever-increasing interference from Governments and, in particular, the EU who seem to think they know what's best for you (usually by increasing the tax on it or spying on you for your 'safety' ), this quote rings so very true to me:

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated, but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”

I would translate it into French and German for our European friends but Google will probably make a complete mess of it.

Any gems you care to share?
Edited by mpointon on 16-12-2015 20:12
posted on #2
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always loved this one by Mark Twain :

“Politicians and diapers must be changed often, and for the same reason.”
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Mr Twain is a great source of one-liners! I love his healthy cynicism.
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It's a simple message (easily forgotten), but when it comes to music I always think of this quote from Duke Ellington:

"If it sounds good, it is good."
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When we look at modern man, we have to face the fact the modern man suffers from a kind of poverty of the spirit, which stands in glaring contrast with scientific and technological abundance.
We've learned to fly the air as birds, we've learned to swim the seas as fish, yet we haven't learned to walk The Earth as Brothers and Sisters.
- Martin Luther King Jr
Edited by incivanpico on 16-12-2015 23:36
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I've said that playing the blues is like having to be black twice. Stevie Ray Vaughan missed on both counts, but I never noticed.
B. B. King

Saturday night is your big night. Everybody used to fry up fish and have one hell of a time. Find me playing till sunrise for 50 cents and a sandwich. And be glad of it. And they really liked the low-down blues.
Muddy Waters

Blues is easy to play, but hard to feel.
Jimi Hendrix
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"Why the dogs lick their ass hole?
Because they can"
Edited by Tofzegrit on 17-12-2015 05:01
posted on #8
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Tofzegrit wrote:
"Why the dogs lick their ass hole?
Because they can"

So true !
great stuff here.
Mine is;
"One man's ceiling is another man's floor"
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“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” ― Bob Marley

“Without music, life would be a mistake.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche
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"When I was growing up, I decided I wanted to make a living from what I can do best.
Then I realized there was no real market for masturbation,
so I started playing the bass.
- Les Claypool

its not the exact quote, but he said something along those lines...
"Sorry - had to do it!" - Les Claypool

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The Blues are the true facts of life expressed in words and song, inspiration, feeling, and understanding.
Willie Dixon

God, I'm just a fat bald guy, 60 years old, singing the blues, you know?
Joe Cocker

" One must learn by doing the thing, for though you think you know it, you have no certainty until you try.”

"When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up? I wrote down "Happy" they told me I didn't understand the assignment and I told them they don't understand life"
John Lennon
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"Life Is What Happens When You're Busy Making Other Plans"

- John Lennon

This one has to be my favourite Quote!

"If You Tried To Give Rock'n'Roll Another Name!...You could Call It Chuck Berry!"
- John Lennon
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"Don't sweat the petty stuff and don't pet the sweaty stuff." - George Carlin
Edited by DannyK on 17-12-2015 15:34
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what want you to be, when you grew up? "Musician"
Sorry, both is not possible
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"there is no knowledge that is not power." these are the words of Rayden ;)
Everything is practice :)
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"Assumption is the mother of all major fuckups!"
Pure fingerstyle
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"Play on the one, and don't fake the funk." - Bootsie Collins
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When I die, I want to go peacefully like my grandfather did–in his sleep. Not yelling and screaming like the passengers in his car.

Bob Monkhouse
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Where words fail, music speaks.......
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Marceys wrote:
Where words fail, music speaks.......

Too true! Too true!
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