Some Favorite Quotes

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17 Jun 2011, 22:05

A few favorites...

Music

“To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable.”
Aaron Copland

"Music is my religion."
Jimi Hendrix

"Music is everybody's possession. It's only publishers who think that people own it."
John Lennon

"Music happens to be an art form that transcends language."
Herbie Hancock

“I’d rather die while I’m living than live while I’m dead.”
Jimmy Buffett

"We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out."
— Decca Recording Company rejecting the Beatles, 1962

"It's much too late to do anything about rock & roll now ..."
Jerry Garcia

"Without music, life would be a mistake."
— Friedrich Nietzsche

"Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life."
— Berthold Auerbach

"I don't believe in having bands for solo records."
Mick Jagger

"For optimum amp tone onstage, plug your amp into your own AC outlet.."
Eric Johnson

"I've always felt rock and roll was very, very wholesome music."
Aretha Franklin

"Without Elvis, none of us could have made it."
Buddy Holly

"..When I first heard Elvis' voice, I knew that I wasn't going to work for anybody ... hearing him for the first time was like busting out of jail"
Bob Dylan

"Solos are like sex, so it's surprising to me that there aren't more guys playing them"
Ritchie Sambora

"Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without."
— Confucius

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything."
— Plato


Record Stores

"The indie record shop is the nucleus of the nerd...the internet has it's temptations but physically digging for booty? there's no substitute."
Ursula 1000

"Music is an important part of our culture and record stores play a vital part in keeping the power of music alive"
Chuck Berry

"I've always enjoyed the record shops...they gave me a reason to leave my house."
Pete Yorn

“Folks who work here are professors. Don't replace all the knowers with guessors keep'em open they're the ears of the town”
Tom Waits

"You can't roll a joint on an iPod - buy vinyl!"
Shelby Lynne


Politics

"In religion and politics, people's beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second hand, and without examination."
— Mark Twain

"I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend."
— Thomas Jefferson

"I don't believe in government that protects us from ourselves."
— Ronald Reagan

“I have learned never to ridicule any man's opinion, however strange it may seem”
— Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


Nature

“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.”
— John Muir

"Leave it as it is. The ages have been at work on it and man can only mar it."
— Theodore Roosevelt

“The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.”
— Nelson Henderson

"Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them."
— William Vaughan

"Sex is a part of nature. I go along with nature."
— Marilyn Monroe


Life

“Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today.”
— James Dean

"Sometimes too much to drink is barely enough."
— Mark Twain

"Man who go to bed with tiki wake up with wood."
— Anonymous

"The more you know, the less you know. I don't feel like I know shit anymore, but I love it."
— Mike Stern

Feel free to leave some favorites of your own in the comments.

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