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Andy Summers Quotes and Sayings

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I'm just trying to avoid any sort of generic kind of music -
I don't want to do generic jazz or fusion.
- Andy Summers

I spend a lot of time working as a painter and in my
studio I go from upstairs where I paint to downstairs where I play and record,
so I get this thing crossing over.
- Andy Summers

What I wanted to do was play the guitar but I don't like instrumental rock.
I think it is tripe.
- Andy Summers

If I'm playing a violin thing, for instance,
I tend to respond to that sound with the way I finger.
- Andy Summers

 

It's hard to avoid the past but one goes forward.
- Andy Summers

For me, the guitar synthesizer is a great writing instrument.
- Andy Summers

If you're a guitarist, you should not be intimidated
by using your instrument as a synthesizer,
but you shouldn't feel that you have to own one,
either.
- Andy Summers

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I think we are coming to a new era where people will record much faster.
- Andy Summers

I don't like playing standards.
I like to do my own cutting edge work.
- Andy Summers

I would like to play with electronic keyboards again.
- Andy Summers

It is not very practical in today's world when you
tour all over the place having a big band.
- Andy Summers

More recently, I used guitar synthesizer extensively
on the two albums I did with Robert Fripp.
- Andy Summers

I am pretty embroiled in moving on and moving forward with music.
- Andy Summers

I don't have a great nostalgia for the past.
- Andy Summers

If the guitar synthesizer is really going to stand
as a synthesizer on its own,
it needs to develop a more characteristic sound;
I don' think it's gotten there yet.
- Andy Summers

It's been very hard for the guitar as a serious synthesizer
to compete with keyboards.
- Andy Summers

In The Police, in a trio situation -
which I've come back to now -
it's just so wide open that it does actually provide
this arena where you can play with a certain freedom.
- Andy Summers

I think rock records tend to be very expensive.
- Andy Summers

There was a period when I'd just come out of college
where I'd been playing classical guitar and I suddenly
realised that it wasn't what I wanted to do with the rest of my life.
- Andy Summers

I was totally into jazz in my teens.
- Andy Summers

Of course the playing is important but writing and
the establishing of what you are going for is prime too.
- Andy Summers

I've got four or five records in my head at a time
that I try to work on and I would like to do a guitar trio record next -
since The Police I've mostly made records with keyboards.
- Andy Summers

Actually, I think my hands are in the best shape they've
ever been in terms of what I can do.
- Andy Summers

I'm better for it and I prefer to keep things simple
and see what sounds I can get out of my head and hands
rather than relying on a sound that someone else created.
- Andy Summers

My favorite sounds are the high, spacey ones that are very ambient.
- Andy Summers

I actually think I play better now than I've ever played.
- Andy Summers

I like to play with someone who can cover a lot of
ground and someone with whom you can discuss the language at a reasonable level;
otherwise it gets a bit frustrating.
- Andy Summers

The most obvious thing you can't do with a guitar synthesizer
is to really sound like a guitar.
- Andy Summers

It accumulates over the years and I've led so many
bands of my own now and forced myself into new situations...
You would hope that you play better and better -
until you just get too feeble to do it anymore.
- Andy Summers

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow PHOTO

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen PHOTO

Just when the caterpillar thought
the world was over, it became a butterfly.
- Anonymous PHOTO

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

I have just three things to teach:
simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
- Lao Tzu

Is today a day to gather strength from the storm -
a day to to learn life lessons for the next battle?
Or is today a day to sit by the fire
and watch the storm rage outside?
Either way, the storm is just life.
Give thanks for all of Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble.
It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
- Mark Twain (attributed)

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know the power and the peace of saying,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I love you just the way you are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued,
is always just beyond your grasp,
but which, if you will sit down quietly,
may alight upon you.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

What if we just acted like everything was easy?
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If you want to feel rich,
just count all of the things you have that money can't buy.
- Anonymous

Don't bother just to be better than
your contemporaries or predecessors.
Try to be better than yourself.
- William Faulkner

Non-violence is a powerful and just weapon which cuts without wounding
and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Innocence isn't ever lost completely;
we just need to maintain our goodness to regain it.
- Jewel

A closed mind is like a closed book;
just a block of wood.
- Chinese proverb

Never give up, for that
is just the place and time
that the tide will turn.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

Could you risk believing that everything
will unfold just fine if you completely let go
of all concern about everything else,
and simply are here, now - if only for a moment?
- Dmitri Bilgere

A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.
- William James

One must know not just how to accept a gift,
but with what grace to share it.
- Maya Angelou

What if we just pretended that life was easy?
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Most people give up just when
they're about to achieve success.
They quit on the one yard line.
They give up at the last minute of the game,
one foot from a winning touch down.
- Ross Perot

What you don't do daily, you probably won't do weekly either.
What you make a habit of putting-off
just keeps getting pushed away again and again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Without zest, what is life?
Just waiting for death?
- Osho

The best of a book is not the thought which it contains,
but the thought which it suggests;
just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones
but in the echoes of our hearts.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

There is nothing to do.
There is nothing to say.
There is nothing to think.
There is nothing to feel.
The River of Life just flows.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One can flow harmoniously with the River -
or one can struggle fearfully against the River -
and the River just flows.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do.
Don't bother just to be better than
your contemporaries or predecessors.
Try to be better than yourself.
- William Faulkner

Just Do it!
- Nike ad

Just smiling goes a long way toward
making you feel better about life.
And when you feel better about life, your life is better.
- Art Linkletter

Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.
- Dave Barry

We ourselves feel that what we are doing
is just a drop in the ocean.
But the ocean would be less
because of that missing drop.
- Mother Teresa

I have not failed.
I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
- Thomas Edison

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Truth never damages a cause that is just.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


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