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I grew a love for helpless, defenseless things.
by Dick Dale

I grew a love for helpless, defenseless things.
People would give me lions and jaguars.
I had cheetahs, monkeys.
- Dick Dale

There's a saying.
If you want someone to love you forever,
buy a dog, feed it and keep it around.
- Dick Dale

I'm a perfectionist.
I'm not going to cheat the people.
- Dick Dale

I met Leo Fender, who is the guru of all amplifiers,
and he gave me a Stratocaster.
He became a second father to me.
- Dick Dale

 

I told them if were going to do it were going to do it right,
I'm not leaving 'til it's done.
My wife, child and I slept in the studio.
We cut these raw.
- Dick Dale

Jimi was a good guy 'til he got into drugs.
That's the way it is.
I just tell it like it is.
- Dick Dale

I always felt people should live with animals.
- Dick Dale

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Guitar Player Magazine says Dick Dale is the father of Heavy Metal,
blowing up 48 amplifiers, creating the first power amplifier.
- Dick Dale

My aunt played the piano and I used to sit and listen to it.
- Dick Dale

You can't eat fish.
It's 6,000 parts DDT per million all over the world,
not counting radiation.
- Dick Dale

Every song is like a painting.
- Dick Dale

I can play every instrument there is,
every horn, I've played all the saxes and trumpets
and everything and keyboards.
- Dick Dale

When I start playing I'm just a rollercoaster of sound.
I don't know what's coming next, I never do,
and I sit and sign and talk to the people afterwards.
- Dick Dale

I became stereotyped.
- Dick Dale

I've got holes in my guitar.
- Dick Dale

My uncle gave me a trumpet, but I loved the Louis Armstrong
sound and the Harry James sound and I played by ear
and I played always soulful or very direct from the gut.
- Dick Dale

I don't claim to be a musician, I didn't go to Julliard.
- Dick Dale

You know, music is sex.
It's a sensual driving mode that affects people if
it's played a certain way.
- Dick Dale

You shouldn't even be writing this story if you haven't heard me play live.
You can't write with the passion you receive until
you see a Dick Dale concert.
- Dick Dale

People just loved the sound because I kept it simple.
- Dick Dale

I always wanted a guitar.
I always wanted to be a cowboy singer because I also
listened to Hank Williams,
and he would always sing these neat romantic songs.
- Dick Dale

I don't play pyrotechnic scales.
I play about frustration, patience, anger.
Music is an extension of my soul.
- Dick Dale

I wanted to put a sheet in explaining what all the songs are about,
but they didn't do it.
- Dick Dale

The kids called me King of the Surf Guitar.
I surfed sunup to sundown.
- Dick Dale

I almost had to have my leg amputated because of an infection.
- Dick Dale

My philosophy is the thicker the wood the thicker the sound,
the bigger the string the bigger the sound.
My smallest string is a 14 gauge.
- Dick Dale

I'm constantly being influenced by the soul that's directly in front of me.
- Dick Dale

Some guys record an album with songs that are filler.
I recorded this album like it was my last.
- Dick Dale

I called it Rockabilly 'cause I was rocking the strums,
which you're not supposed to do.
- Dick Dale

I used to be a mean maniac.
Someone once threw a firecracker at a show and I jumped
off the side of the stage and whacked 'em on the side of the head.
- Dick Dale

I'll just tell you the way it is.
You ask me what time it is and I'm gonna tell you how to build a clock.
- Dick Dale

Every time I went into the studio some engineer tried
to impress me with how they're going to capture my
sound with all kinds of tricks.
But they limited the sound and never allowed me to play how I felt.
- Dick Dale

My son now is 22 months old, he's been playing since
he was 12 months old and he gets standing ovations on the drums.
He's been with us since he was 10 weeks old,
he's been on the drums.
He's got blisters on his fingers before he can even talk.
- Dick Dale

As a little kid I had a girlfriend, and her boyfriend used to beat me up,
so then I used to sing these songs, and that's what it's all about.
Country music is all about your heart and your people and things like that.
- Dick Dale

Buddy Rich was one of the most incredible technicians in the world,
on this planet, but the only people he could really impress,
who knew what he was doing was another musician or another drummer.
- Dick Dale

We did not change as we grew older;
we just became more clearly ourselves.
- Lynn Hall

I would be most content if my children grew up to be
the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly
of building enough bookshelves.
- Anna Quindlen

I grew up in a very religious family.
I could read the Qu'ran easily at the age of five.
- Akhmad Kadyrov

I grew up not liking my father very much.
I never saw him cry.
But he must have.
Everybody cries.
- Charley Pride

I grew up in a big family with a lot of kids around,
and I definitely want to have children as well.
- Heidi Klum

I grew up in a household where everybody lived at the top of his lungs.
- Frank Langella

I grew up in a house where nobody had to tell me to
go to school every day and do my homework.
- Constance Baker Motley

There'll always be working people in my poems because I grew up with them,
and I am a poet of memory.
- Philip Levine

I grew up in a family in which political issues were often discussed,
and debated intensely.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

From that date the abandonment of the older State proceeded
with a rapidity never before known,
and with it grew the domestic slave trade and the pro-slavery feeling.
- Henry Charles Carey

My Cleveland years were both scientifically and personally most rewarding.
My wife Judy was able to rejoin me in our research
and my research group grew rapidly.
- George Andrew Olah

My mother is, my father certainly was.
They were kind of the local intelligentsia in the town where I grew up.
- Alison Bechdel

I grew up with a mother who, every time she saw something,
would say, I'm going to look that up.
And I've become that person - I've become the reference-book person.
- Jennifer Saunders

The story that I wanna tell is pretty much about the way I grew up.
Being bi-racial, growing up in a big city and being an artist.
- Lenny Kravitz

The more love I craved, the more distant and abusive he grew.
The role I longed to play was never written into Ryan's script:
daughter.
- Tatum O'Neal

I grew up with the mindset that when you get home from work,
you go to dinner and watch a movie.
I don't want to be going to a club and taking off my panties.
- Blake Lively

Nobody ever grew despondent looking for trouble.
- Kin Hubbard

I grew up in Newquay, on the Atlantic coast and there
developed a love of the sea and boats.
- Antony Hewish

I grew up doing live tours and playing in bars,
so it was what I love to do.
- Jewel Kilcher

As I grew older, I realized that it was much better
to insist on the genuine forms of nature,
for simplicity is the greatest adornment of art.
- Albrecht Durer

Believing that no one is better than the other.
You know I grew up in the South.
My senior year there was a very big racial tension.
- Herschel Walker

I was a girl from Massapequa, New York.
I grew up in Massapequa.
I lived in a basement with one window.
- Jessica Hahn

I go into a young film director's office these days and he says,
'Hey man, I know who you are.
I grew up watching 'McHale's Navy'.
And I think, 'Oh boy, here we go again'.
- Mako

In the early days, we just wore black onstage.
Very bold, my dear.
Then we introduced white, for variety,
and it simply grew and grew.
- Freddie Mercury

I grew up in the 1950s and '60s, when it was almost
a holiday when a black act would go on Ed Sullivan.
- Al Sharpton

I'm the first to admit I've had a sheltered life.
I grew up in the country and went to a boarding school.
It was all just part of the business -
be nice to everyone and all that.
- Adam Rickitt

Quite frankly, I've always listened to the black side of the radio dial.
Where I grew up, there was a lot of it and there was
a lot of live music around.
- Boz Scaggs

I grew up in Jackson, Mississippi, really in suburbia,
so my mother was in community theatre plays.
- Beth Henley

Obsession is a young man's game, and my only excuse
is that I never grew old.
- Michael Caine

I grew up wanting to be a musician, but my parents
were sure I would starve to death.
So, they put me in physics and chemistry.
That eventually blew up, and I got into radio.
- John Tesh

The initial organisation, we called ourselves the Network Working Group,
consisted of 6 to 10 people.
We then quickly grew to 30 people and then to 50 people.
- Steve Crocker

Hemingway never grew out of adolescence.
His scope and depth stayed shallow because he had no idea what women are for.
- Rex Stout

Yeah I grew up on the Westside of Detroit.
- Obie Trice

I was born in 1940 in Minnesota and grew up in the country...
dirt roads, swamps, lakes, woods.
- Terry Gilliam

My style is a very universal sound, which is very close to where I grew up.
- Jon Secada

Working on a film, you don't get time to develop rivalries,
but the theatre is like a little village,
and the differences between me, Lionel and Georgia grew.
- Ron Moody


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