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I don't enjoy traveling in America.
by Carla Bley

I don't enjoy traveling in America.
I don't like the food, the cars.
It is not exotic enough.
It all tastes a bit like airline food.
- Carla Bley

When you have 13 horns, and one is soloing,
you have 12 people to play the richest,
fullest chord you could ever imagine behind that solo.
- Carla Bley

It would be really hard to get serious about anything
political today unless it was a joke.
- Carla Bley

Living composers writing for big band are very few and far between.
There are not a lot of them, and I have a talent for doing it.
I am zeroing in on what I do best.
- Carla Bley

 

One performer whose band played my music better than
I could myself was Art Farmer.
He recorded 'Sing Me Softly of the Blues' and 'Ad Infinitum'.
- Carla Bley

Listening is more important than anything else because that's what music is.
Somebody is playing something and you're receiving it.
It is sending and receiving.
- Carla Bley

I don't need much coaxing.
- Carla Bley

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I got started when I was 3 years old because my father
was a music teacher and my lessons were free.
Instead of learning to walk, you learn to play the piano.
- Carla Bley

I still prefer the bebop of the '40s.
The very stuff I started out with is still the best to me.
I have come full circle.
- Carla Bley

There are times when what's happening in rock is the best music in the world,
and there are times when there is nothing worthwhile at all.
- Carla Bley

I like chords that are very lush with all the lush parts taken out.
- Carla Bley

When Ronald Reagan was elected I was on a bus traveling with a band in France.
I wrote a little arrangement of The Star Spangled Banner in a minor key.
- Carla Bley

I write very slowly.
- Carla Bley

I don't think you can ever regain your ignorance.
- Carla Bley

Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker seemed so sophisticated and bad.
I wanted to be like that.
- Carla Bley

When you are studying jazz, the best thing to do is
listen to records or listen to live music.
It isn't as though you go to a teacher.
You just listen as much as you can and absorb everything.
- Carla Bley

I just got to hear every note.
After I left Birdland, I started working at the Jazz Gallery.
In the end, I still couldn't play, but I knew how to listen.
I was probably the world's best listener.
- Carla Bley

The truly rich are those who enjoy what they have.
- Yiddish Proverb

Life is a song - sing it.
Life is a game - play it.
Life is a challenge - meet it.
Life is a dream - realize it.
Life is a sacrifice - offer it.
Life is love - enjoy it.
- Sai Baba

Life is a journey - enjoy the journey.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Hold on... Joyfully.
Holding-on does not have to be
a desperate teeth-gritting kind of holding-on.
Holding-on can be a joyful
"this is just the nature of Life,
so I may as well enjoy it"
kind of holding-on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm,
you'll never enjoy the sunshine.
- Morris West

Dance... enjoy each step along the way.
- Wayne Dyer

Know that life is a journey. Enjoy the journey.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are two things to aim at in life:
first, to get what you want,
and after that to to enjoy it.
- Logan Pearsall Smith

Carpe diem! Rejoice while you are alive; enjoy the day;
live life to the fullest;
make the most of what you have.
It is later than you think.
- Horace

Play full-out and enjoy all of Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I choose to enjoy people as I enjoy a rainbow or a butterfly -
they are most beautiful when they are free.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In dwelling, live close to the ground.
In thinking, keep to the simple.
In conflict, be fair and generous.
In governing, don't try to control.
In work, do what you enjoy.
In family life, be completely present.
- Lao Tzu

Not what we have,
but what we enjoy,
constitutes our abundance.
- Epicurus

Life just happens - enjoy it anyway.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I actually enjoy being out of my depth - I thrive on it.
- Bono

Holding-on does not have to be a desperate
teeth-gritting kind of holding-on.
Holding-on can be a joyful
"this is just the nature of Life,
so I may as well enjoy it"
kind of holding-on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Far better is it to dare mighty things,
to win glorious triumphs,
even though chequered by failure,
than to take rank with those poor spirits
who neither enjoy much nor suffer much,
because they live in the grey twilight
that knows not victory or defeat.
- Theodore Roosevelt

When you dance, your purpose is not to get
to a certain place on the floor.
It's to enjoy each step along the way.
- Wayne Dyer

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back
and realize they were the big things.
- Robert Brault

Life is a grand adventure - enjoy the ride.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.
- John Lennon

I rest in the light of forgiveness.
I forgive myself and others for that
which is done (and better left undone)
and also that which is not done (and better if done).
I give myself permission to enjoy this moment without guilt.
I freely release all uncertainty, regret, and fear.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Look at this butterfly, so beautiful, so delicate.
I can enjoy this butterfly from a distance,
but if I touched her, she would die.
While not quite as delicate as butterflies,
people also need private space and private time
away from the demands of the world -
even away from the attentions of those
with whom they are most bonded.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

God is Within You!
You yourself are the creator.
If you find that place within you
from which you brought this thing about,
you will be able to live with it and affirm it,
perhaps even enjoy it, as your life.
- Joseph Campbell

Too often we... enjoy the comfort of opinion
without the discomfort of thought.
- John F. Kennedy

There's no reason to become alarmed,
and we hope you'll enjoy the rest of your flight.
By the way, is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane?
- the movie Airplane!

If you don't enjoy your career,
today is the day to begin a long-term plan
for creating a career that interests and excites you.
And, in the short term, even if you hate your job,
look for small joys at work each day,
perhaps in your interactions with customers and co-workers.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What we enjoy constitutes our abundance.
- Epicurus

I think it's more important to be fit so that you can
be healthy and enjoy activities than it is to have a good body.
- Rachel Blanchard

Today is a day to choose a different path.
Enjoy the unknown way - one step at a time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To enjoy the glow of good health, you must exercise.
- Gene Tunney

I take care of my flowers and my cats.
And enjoy food.
And that's living.
- Ursula Andress

When I eat with my friends, it is a moment of real pleasure,
when I really enjoy my life.
- Monica Bellucci

No matter what has happened, you too have the power to enjoy yourself.
- Allen Klein

We've put more effort into helping folks reach old
age than into helping them enjoy it.
- Frank Howard Clark

There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
- George Santayana

I love cats because I enjoy my home;
and little by little,
they become its visible soul.
- Jean Cocteau

The time to enjoy a European trip is about three weeks after unpacking.
- George Ade

The reason I exercise is for the quality of life I enjoy.
- Kenneth H. Cooper

There's a lot of people in this world who spend so
much time watching their health that they haven't the time to enjoy it.
- Josh Billings

People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything.
- Thomas Sowell

Most people enjoy the inferiority of their best friends.
- Lord Chesterfield

The devil has put a penalty on all things we enjoy in life.
Either we suffer in health or we suffer in soul or we get fat.
- Albert Einstein

Architecture is basically a container of something.
I hope they will enjoy not so much the teacup,
but the tea.
- Yoshio Taniguchi

I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve
the world and a desire to enjoy the world.
This makes it hard to plan the day.
- E. B. White

Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present.
- Roger Babson

Just play.
Have fun.
Enjoy the game.
- Michael Jordan

The real test of friendship is: can you literally do
nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy those
moments of life that are utterly simple?
- Eugene Kennedy

Bibles are strong entrenchments.
Where they abound, men cannot pursue wicked courses,
and at the same time enjoy quiet conscience.
- James McHenry

Losers live in the past.
Winners learn from the past and enjoy working in the
present toward the future.
- Denis Waitley

I hate it when people talk about Buffy as being campy...
I hate camp, I don't enjoy dumb TV.
I believe Aaron Spelling has single-handedly lowered SAT scores.
- Joss Whedon

The more you learn what to do with yourself,
and the more you do for others, the more you will learn
to enjoy the abundant life.
- William J. H. Boetcker

All I can say about life is, 'Oh God,
enjoy it!'
- Bob Newhart

Sometimes I enjoy just photographing the surface because
I think it can be as revealing as going to the heart of the matter.
- Annie Leibovitz


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