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Alexis Korner Quotes and Sayings

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Since the age of 12, all my musical thinking has been
influenced by Afro-American music.
- Alexis Korner

In 1940 I came across a record by Jimmy Yancey.
I can't say how important that record is.
From then on, all I wanted to do was play the blues.
- Alexis Korner

I'm a compulsive musician, but it's also a bloody good
way out of having to do anything else.
- Alexis Korner

In those days, between the ages of 12 and 18 you meant nothing.
You were the extra place at the side table if someone came to dinner.
You were of no interest to anyone.
- Alexis Korner

 

I can't explain why one wants to pass a particular
sort of pain onto other people,
but you do.
- Alexis Korner

I wanted to be able to play guitar.
I wanted to be able to make music hurt.
- Alexis Korner

The British feel of blues has been hard,
rather than emotional.
Far too much emphasis on 12 bar, too little attention to words,
far too little originality.
- Alexis Korner

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The parallel development in American blues to the British
movement has resulted in Johnny Winters.
- Alexis Korner

Every musical movement that is big enough has to produce
some good musicians who wouldn't have had the incentive
to start playing without it.
- Alexis Korner

Once you became associated with a children's show,
you're finished.
- Alexis Korner

I was considered as a jazz man rather than as a blues player.
There were no blues players-you played one sort of
jazz of another sort of jazz.
- Alexis Korner

I guess music, particularly the blues,
is the only form of schizophrenia that has organised
itself into being both legal and beneficial to society.
- Alexis Korner

If the same phrase in the same place created the right effect,
I was perfectly prepared to use it every time.
I wasn't worried that I wasn't improvising.
- Alexis Korner

Blues and jazz pulled me away from what was left of my family.
- Alexis Korner

I must have been heavily schizophrenic all my life.
The me who hears what the other me can't play is the dominant one.
- Alexis Korner

When I reflect on how things have changed,
I can't help but laugh.
- Alexis Korner

I had always intended to make a living out of playing blues.
But I never admitted it to myself.
I don't suppose I could have given a logical reason
for it ever becoming possible to do so.
- Alexis Korner

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others,
you should put a good deal of thought
into the happiness that you are able to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Since it is not granted to us to live long,
let us transmit to posterity some memorial that we have at least lived.
- E. Joseph Cossman

Since you are the one who has to live with your choices,
be sure they are your own.
- Alan Cohen

It had long since come to my attention
that people of accomplishment
rarely sat back and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Friendship is a thing most necessary to life,
since without friends no one would choose to live,
though possessed of all other advantages.
- Aristotle

Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends,
never lose a chance to make them.
- Francesco Guicciardini

Since I travel so much, it's always great to be home.
There's nothing like getting to raid my own refrigerator at two in the morning.
- Amy Grant

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

The Internet is the most important single development
in the history of human communication since the invention of call waiting.
- Dave Barry

I've never really had a hobby, unless you count art,
which the IRS once told me I had to declare as a hobby
since I hadn't made money with it.
- Laurie Anderson

It was an honor and privilege to arrive to this country
16 years ago with almost no money in my pocket.
A lot has happened since then.
- Antonio Banderas

I concentrate on exercises from the waist down,
since that is the laziest part of a woman's body.
- Tina Louise

I guess I was a mom so late in life,
my daughter was the greatest thing since sliced bread.
- Candice Bergen

It seems a long time since the morning mail could be called correspondence.
- Jacques Barzun

Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be,
since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.
- Thomas Kempis

Since the day of my birth, my death began its walk.
It is walking toward me, without hurrying.
- Jean Cocteau

I haven't eaten at a McDonald's since I became President.
- William J. Clinton

I happen to think that computers are the most important
thing to happen to musicians since the invention of
cat-gut which was a long time ago.
- Robert Moog

Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens
we have to keep going back and beginning all over again.
- Andre Gide

We cannot despair of humanity,
since we ourselves are human beings.
- Albert Einstein

Ohio claims they are due a president as they haven't had one since Taft.
Look at the United States, they have not had one since Lincoln.
- Will Rogers

I've had two proposals since I've been a widow.
I am a wonderful catch, you know.
I have a lot of money.
- Ruth Rendell

We have been travelling through a cloud.
The sky has been dark ever since the war began.
- Black Kettle

Since love grows within you, so beauty grows.
For love is the beauty of the soul.
- Saint Augustine

Since new developments are
the products of a creative mind,
we must therefore stimulate and encourage
that type of mind in every way possible.
- George Washington Carver

This life is worth living, we can say,
since it is what we make it.
- William James

Since I was the solo artist as well as the writer for the songs,
I figured I had enough credits on it already.
- Cy Coleman

And I've played piano since I was little,
so I was originally the piano player in the band.
- Caroline Corr

Some dying men are the most tyrannical;
and certainly,
since they will shortly trouble us so little for evermore,
the poor fellows ought to be indulged.
- Herman Melville

I started my career at the top and have been working
my way downwards ever since.
- Tom Glazer

Since I was 13 or 14 I've always felt older than I actually am.
- Kate Winslet

Since Sven Goran Eriksson took over,
England have been fantastic.
- Franz Beckenbauer

Since governmental quotas expand bureaucratic power,
provoke a backlash and are unfair to individuals,
we need to find a better way to increase minority opportunities.
- Marvin Olasky

Since coming to Congress, I have been advocating for
increased resources for research in the physical sciences
and for the Department of Energy Office of Science in particular.
- Judy Biggert

The Coalition for International Justice estimated that
450,000 people in Darfur have died since the deadly
genocide began some three years ago.
- Kendrick Meek

But since I'm single, it's nice to get a kiss where I can.
- Scott Wolf

If you young fellows were wise, the devil couldn't do anything to you,
but since you aren't wise, you need us who are old.
- Martin Luther

I've been doing musical theater since I was a kid.
And look for a CD from me in the future.
I want to write all the songs!
- Zac Efron

With two small children, I haven't had a wash since
2001 so the chance to go shopping is way down the list.
It is something I do intend to get.
- Jo Brand

I asked a Burmese why women, after centuries of following their men,
now walk ahead.
He said there were many unexploded land mines since the war.
- Robert Mueller

We've had the same set designer and the same crew in many cases since 1972.
- Mink Stole

We have, of course, long since ceased to think of Nature
as the sympathetic mirror of our moods,
or to imagine that she has any concern with the temporal affairs of man.
- Richard Le Gallienne

Since grief only aggravates your loss,
grieve not for what is past.
- Walker Percy

Laughter need not be cut out of anything,
since it improves everything.
- James Thurber

Ever since I was a very little girl,
I've dreamed of acting.
- Eva Herzigova

Biologically the species is the accumulation of the
experiments of all its successful individuals since the beginning.
- H. G. Wells

Since its first day as a nation, Israel has lived under
a cloud of aggression from militant extremists and
hostile neighboring governments.
- John Boehner

I worked with my parents on the stage in production numbers since I was 4,
but I never really gave much thought to being a performer
on my own until I was 12 or 13.
- Helen Reddy

Things have changed a great deal since the days of Mr. Mayer.
The studios no longer control, as they did in those days,
artists or directors or producers, as the case may be.
- Lew Wasserman

Assuming roles is something that simply won't work for me,
since I don't have a style.
None at all.
- Martin Kippenberger

Well, I have since seen you at Tinkle.
It's a comedy show started by David Cross,
me and Jon Benjamin.
It features a wide variety of acts for all tastes and seasons.
- Todd Barry

I moved out to LA, got an agent, started auditioning.
I didn't know anything about how it worked.
And since I was really bad, luckily,
I didn't get any of those parts.
- Casey Affleck

Never, since the fall of communism, has it been so
abundantly clear that an ethos exists,
which is loath to accept the freedoms and prosperity
we hold sacred in this nation.
- Jim Walsh

I always say now that I'm in my blonde years.
Because since the end of my marriage,
all of my girlfriends have been blonde.
- Hugh Hefner


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