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A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable ...
by Robert Fripp

A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
- Robert Fripp

Related topics: Forgiveness

Then certainly for a musician timing becomes something
that is immediately accessible as a concept,
because it's a necessity in ones everyday performance.
- Robert Fripp

What is necessary is possible, what we want is expensive.
What is unnecessary is unlikely.
- Robert Fripp

But above that, most mature adults can hold their attention
on something for 45 minutes,
whether they like it or not.
But above that requires training.
- Robert Fripp


And if you are playing in several meters at once,
there has to be a - not a rigid - but there definitely
has to be a reference to a common pulse in the band.
- Robert Fripp

However, in modern conceptual frameworks there is a more sophisticated view.
I would say that the act of music exists in several worlds simultaneously.
- Robert Fripp

There are no mistakes, save one: the failure to learn from a mistake.
- Robert Fripp

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The perception of the audience is the interesting part.
If the audience doesn't hear what is going on,
is it going on or not?
- Robert Fripp

According to USA today, the average length of an attention
span of a man in America is 23 minutes.
- Robert Fripp

If an apprentice does not hear what a master hears,
is then that quality not present in the music? Yes and no.
In the world in which the apprentice lives no.
- Robert Fripp

The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation
of what is possible in the musical language.
- Robert Fripp

I'd say that what we hear is the quality of our listening.
- Robert Fripp

To me, Bill's musical heart is in Earthworks,
in the jazz they are playing, in the acoustic kit.
- Robert Fripp

If you are playing repertoire material,
you're stuck.
There's not huge amounts you can do.
- Robert Fripp

Music can be transformative, utterly transformative.
The act of music is utterly transformative.
- Robert Fripp

If a professional musician in a symphony orchestra is playing Beethoven.
But this particular orchestra have played this particular chestnut so many times,
they can play it in their sleep.
Does the genius remain present in the music or not?
- Robert Fripp

Even within the band, if I cannot manage to persuade
the members of what I see to be the next course of action,
how do you expect the group to deal with the expectations of thousands of people.
It is not possible.
- Robert Fripp

Now, if King Crimson accepts responsibility for innovating its own tradition,
you can't accept responsibility for the audience.
And there is an enormous tangible weight of expectation,
which comes from an audience attending a King Crimson concert.
- Robert Fripp

In terms of an identity, an identity reflects an individuality,
by definition.
And, if there is a quality present, it is recognizable and it can be named.
If you can't name it, it means you don't recognize it.
- Robert Fripp

Michael Giles the first drummer of King Crimson,
never agreed to the name King Crimson.
But then, if you'd knew Michael, you would know he
didn't agree to the album cover either.
So maybe Michael didn't agree to the point of definition with many things.
- Robert Fripp

Linguistic philosophers continue to argue that probably music is not a language,
that is in the philosophical debate.
Another point of view is to say that music is a very profound language.
- Robert Fripp

So, you can set up an orchestra down this end of the
railway station playing one particular area,
and simultaneously at the other end something completely different going on.
And in the middle they meet, or not,
- Robert Fripp

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.
- Carl Jung

Freedom is not worth having if it
does not connote freedom to err.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

To err is human, to forgive divine.
- Alexander Pope

He who never made a mistake,
never made a discovery.
- Samuel Smiles

The biggest mistake we could ever make in our lives
is to think we work for anybody but ourselves.
- Brian Tracy

Anyone who has never made a mistake,
has never tried anything new.
- Albert Einstein

It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom.
It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest
might weaken and the wisest might err.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Many people mistake our work for our vocation.
Our vocation is the love of Jesus.
- Mother Teresa

Guilt says I've done something wrong;
... shame says there is something wrong with me.
Guilt says I've made a mistake;
... shame says I am a mistake.
Guilt says what did was not good;
... shame says I am no good.
- John Bradshaw

I claim to be a simple individual liable
to err like any other fellow mortal.
I own, however, that I have humility enough
to confess my errors and to retrace my steps.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Like everyone else who makes the mistake of getting older,
I begin each day with coffee and obituaries.
- Bill Cosby

A person who never made a mistake
never tried anything new.
- Albert Einstein

It is a mistake to look too far ahead.
Only one link in the chain of destiny
can be handled at a time.
- Winston Churchill

Exclusiveness in a garden is a mistake as great as it is in society.
- Alfred Austin

It is a mistake for a sculptor or a painter to speak
or write very often about his job.
It releases tension needed for his work.
- Henry Moore

Without music, life would be a mistake...
I would only believe in a God who knew how to dance.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

A mistake is simply another way of doing things.
- Katharine Graham

Experience enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
- Franklin P. Jones

Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming
that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

He who joyfully marches in rank and file
has already earned my contempt.
He has been given a large brain by mistake,
since for him the spinal cord would suffice.
- Albert Einstein

Starting out to make money is the greatest mistake in life.
Do what you feel you have a flair for doing,
and if you are good enough at it, the money will come.
- Greer Garson

Marriage is a mistake every man should make.
- George Jessel

When I write software, I know that it will fail,
either due to my own mistake, or due to some other cause.
- Wietse Venema

Many a man in love with a dimple makes the mistake
of marrying the whole girl.
- Stephen Leacock

Never get married in college; it's hard to get a start
if a prospective employer finds you've already made one mistake.
- Elbert Hubbard

Do not make the mistake of treating your dogs like
humans or they will treat you like dogs.
- Martha Scott

Show me a person who has never made a mistake and I'll
show you somebody who has never achieved much.
- Joan Collins

When I find myself in the company of scientists,
I feel like a shabby curate who has strayed by mistake
into a room full of dukes.
- W. H. Auden

Formerly, when religion was strong and science weak,
men mistook magic for medicine; now,
when science is strong and religion weak,
men mistake medicine for magic.
- Thomas Szasz

It was an amazing mistake to lose 10p on every copy
because your sleeve is so expensive.
- Peter Hook

You just keep pushing.
You just keep pushing.
I made every mistake that could be made.
But I just kept pushing.
- Rene Descartes

To avoid situations in which you might make mistakes
may be the biggest mistake of all.
- Peter McWilliams

I don't like to be labeled, to be anything.
I've made the mistake before myself of labeling my music,
but it's counter-productive.
- Neil Young

If you want me to play only the notes without any specific dynamics,
I will never make one mistake.
- Vladimir Horowitz

Men are apt to mistake the strength of their feeling
for the strength of their argument.
The heated mind resents the chill touch and relentless scrutiny of logic.
- William E. Gladstone

I find that the best way to do things is to constantly
move forward and to never doubt anything and keep moving forward,
if you make a mistake say you made a mistake.
- John Frusciante

Hollywood is a place where people from Iowa mistake each other for stars.
- Fred Allen

I like radio better than television because if you make a mistake on radio,
they don't know.
You can make up anything on the radio.
- Phil Rizzuto

Nixon's grand mistake was his failure to understand
that Americans are forgiving,
and if he had admitted error early and apologized to the country,
he would have escaped.
- Bob Woodward

Our failure to properly deal with Germany and Japan
early cost the world dearly later on.
We dare not make the same mistake with China.
- Steve Forbes

I made a big mistake of my life.
- Robert Jenkins

A bachelor is a guy who never made the same mistake once.
- Phyllis Diller

Children love and want to be loved and they very much
prefer the joy of accomplishment to the triumph of hateful failure.
Do not mistake a child for his symptom.
- Erik Erikson

My main mistake was to have made an ancient people
advance by forced marches toward independence,
health, culture, affluence, comfort.
- Mohammed Reza Pahlavi

I have made mistakes but I have never made the mistake
of claiming that I have never made one.
- James Gordon Bennett

Consider every mistake you do make as an asset.
- Paul J. Meyer

I made a classic mistake.
I held out for something better.
- Parker Stevenson

One must be a god to be able to tell successes from
failures without making a mistake.
- Anton Chekhov

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