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Archie Shepp Quotes and Sayings

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I find that here in the States, audiences are generally less knowledgeable,
from the cognitive point of view, though they are emotionally more receptive.
- Archie Shepp

Rap actually took root in the Negro community,
and then in the Hispanic community, long before it
impacted on the larger American community as a whole.
- Archie Shepp

Today, music is visual.
- Archie Shepp

Negro music and culture are intrinsically improvisational,
existential.
Nothing is sacred.
After a decade, a musical idea, no matter how innovative,
is threatened.
- Archie Shepp

 

And when I met Cecil Taylor it was a complete transformation of musical identities.
All the tenets that I had grown up with were thrown out the window.
- Archie Shepp

Yes, the audience is so important to Negro music,
especially the element of call and response.
- Archie Shepp

You get a show where people are jumping up and dancing,
but it's not a critical event in the sense of profound catharsis.
Essentially it's celebratory.
- Archie Shepp

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A whole generation of young whites have involved themselves
with traditional Negro music.
- Archie Shepp

To some degree, yeah, because I have to play a certain
number of originals that might be considered avant-garde material.
I realize though, that only a few people in the audience
actually know what that music is,
or understand it.
- Archie Shepp

In rap music, even though the element of poetry is very strong,
so is the element of the drum, the implication of the dance.
Without the beat, its commercial value would certainly be more tenuous.
- Archie Shepp

In America, for a brief time, people who followed Coltrane
were studied and considered important,
but it didn't last long.
The result is that the kind of music I played in the
'60's is completely dismissed in this country as a wrong turn,
a suicidal effort.
- Archie Shepp

So, I was just a young guy, maybe with an idea,
and Cecil Taylor, himself a rebel, would take a chance on a guy like me.
It turned out to be a very symbiotic partnership.
I learned a lot from him.
- Archie Shepp

It was a particularly interesting and exciting time,
and the European political and artistic establishment
was turned on by the Civil Rights Movement and the
artistic revolution that was becoming a part of jazz.
- Archie Shepp

So, rap has that quality, for youth anyway;
it's a kind of blues element.
It's physical, almost gymnastic.
It speaks to you organically.
Rap grows out of what young people really are today,
not only black youth, but white - everybody.
- Archie Shepp

Black music has become a commercial commodity.
Live performances are not so accessible as they were previously.
It use to be possible to go to the bar on the corner and hear music.
It was available for a fifteen cent beer.
- Archie Shepp

Through humor, you can soften some
of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter,
no matter how painful your situation might be,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

Don't die with your music still inside you.
Listen to your intuitive inner voice
and find what passion stirs your soul.
- Wayne Dyer PHOTO

Find a time and place of solitude.
Look into the distance, and into the future.
Visualize the tomorrow you are going to build -
and begin to build that tomorrow, today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Find a place inside where there's joy,
and the joy will burn out the pain.
- Joseph Campbell

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If we open a quarrel between past and present,
we shall find that we have lost the future.
- Winston Churchill

If you have found your truth within yourself
there is nothing more in this whole existence to find.
- Osho

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority,
it is time to pause and reflect.
- Mark Twain

You can not find happiness by chasing after it.
Happiness comes from doing what you love to do,
and from being who you truly are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves
come when life seems most challenging.
- Joseph Campbell

Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it.
- Lewis Carroll

Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished:
If you're alive, it isn't.
- Richard Bach

He who can give thanks for little
will always find he has enough.
- Anonymous

Find ecstasy in life;
the mere sense of living is joy enough.
- Emily Dickinson

I find that the harder I work,
the more luck I seem to have.
- Thomas Jefferson

Find your way with the certain and gentle light of forgiveness.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

To succeed, you need to find
something to hold on to,
something to motivate you,
something to inspire you.
- Tony Dorsett

Ask and it will be given to you;
seek and you will find;
knock and the door will be opened to you.
- Matthew 7:7

Stand up to your obstacles
and do something about them.
You will find that they haven't
half the strength you think they have.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Your task is not to seek for love,
but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself
that you have built against it.
- Rumi

We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children
that makes the heart too big for the body.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Go within every day and find the inner strength
so that the world will not blow your candle out.
- Katherine Dunham

Three Rules of Work:
Out of clutter find simplicity;
From discord find harmony;
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
- Albert Einstein

Do not seek to bring things to pass
in accordance with your wishes,
but wish for them as they are,
and you will find them.
- Epictetus

We shall find peace. We shall hear angels.
We shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.
- Anton Chekhov

The more we know about how we lost
our spontaneous wonder and creativity,
the more we can find ways to get them back.
- John Bradshaw

Each one has to find his peace from within.
And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If you look into your own heart,
and you find nothing wrong there,
what is there to worry about?
What is there to fear?
- Confucius

If you don't have confidence, you'll always find a way not to win.
- Carl Lewis

I live to experience something new each day -
to learn something new,
meet a new friend,
bring joy into someone's life,
feel the wind newly on my skin,
touch a new fear, a new anger,
and with focused intent and good fortune,
find an ample measure of my own joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The secret of success is to find a need and fill it,
to find a hurt and heal it,
to find somebody with a problem
and offer to help solve it.
- Robert H. Schuller

Whenever you are asked if you can do a job,
tell 'em, Certainly I Can. -
and get busy and find out how to do it.
- Theodore Roosevelt

If you look for the bad in people
expecting to find it, you surely will.
- Abraham Lincoln

I find hope in the darkest of days,
and focus in the brightest.
I do not judge the universe.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

No one can find inner peace except by working,
not in a self-centered way, but for the whole human family.
- Peace Pilgrim

If we will be quiet and ready enough,
we shall find compensation in every disappointment.
- Henry David Thoreau

You will never find time for anything.
If you want time you must make it.
- Charles Buxton

Just start dancing and the band will find you.
- Tama Kieves

When we try to pick out anything by itself,
we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.
- John Muir

Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him.
- Albert Schweitzer

If you are possessed by an idea,
you will find it expressed everywhere,
you even smell it.
- Thomas Mann

Well-being is making its way to you at all times.
If you will relax and find a way to allow it,
it will be your experience.
- Abraham (Esther Hicks)

The best way to find yourself
is to lose yourself
in the service of others.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Believe those who are seeking the truth.
Doubt those who find it.
- Andre Gide

I am a great believer in luck
and I find that the harder
I work the more I have of it.
- Thomas Jefferson

What we seek we shall find; what we flee from flees from us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Great men or men of great gifts
you shall easily find,
but symmetrical men never.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.
- The Buddha

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful,
we must carry it with us or we find it not.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You can turn painful situations around through laughter.
If you can find humor in anything, even poverty,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

You must live in the present,
launch yourself on every wave,
find your eternity in each moment.
- Henry David Thoreau

What old people say you cannot do,
you try and find that you can.
Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.
- Henry David Thoreau

When you find peace within yourself,
you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.
- Peace Pilgrim

We will either find a way or make one.
- Hannibal

You cannot teach a man anything;
you can only help him find it within himself.
- Galileo Galilei

When you find your path, you must not be afraid.
You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes.
Disappointment, defeat, and despair are
the tools God uses to show us the way.
- Paulo Coelho


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