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Bill Bruford Quotes and Sayings

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Close to the Edge, Red, One of a kind,
Discipline, Earthworks, The Sound of Surprise,
all seem to me to be albums that captured the essence of the intention.
- Bill Bruford

My harmony is passable but is usually made more eloquent
at the hands of Steve Hamilton.
- Bill Bruford

I do remember the whole thing as being very argumentative,
hot blooded...
a permanent state of friction between Jon and Chris,
Chris and me, me and Jon.
- Bill Bruford

Plus I am being hounded by all the fabulous new drummers,
Bill Stewart at the head of the pack.
- Bill Bruford

 

The piano is kind of my second instrument.
- Bill Bruford

And I like messing around in the engine room of music.
Seeing what happens in the rhythm section area.
- Bill Bruford

I listen to Bill Stewart play the drums and when I
have finished doing that,
I listen to Bill Stewart.
- Bill Bruford

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We were from totally different social backgrounds.
This is what is very hard for an American to understand,
but we could have been five guys from Mars.
- Bill Bruford

Sometimes I had to room with Tony Kaye and that was awful.
- Bill Bruford

At the end of the whole day of working with people you want some privacy.
- Bill Bruford

I mean, Chris is, I'm sure, a wonderful guy.
But in those days he also very, very late.
For all appointments and departures and arrivals and
sound checks and anything.
- Bill Bruford

I practice at home, in between phone calls,
and have much to do.
- Bill Bruford

So I have the classic amateur's technique;
I know some very tricky bits and I have large gaping holes.
- Bill Bruford

But what I think my emphasis is, is on the fact that I like music a lot.
- Bill Bruford

Whatever I have come to offer, I have come to offer
and it may or may not be connected to anything that
has happened in the past.
- Bill Bruford

I seldom play in a trio, but acoustic music is likely to be lighter,
quicker, and quieter.
- Bill Bruford

This amateurism however, can sometimes be helpful in forging a style;
you have to work around your weaknesses.
- Bill Bruford

If I was hearing something I couldn't do,
I would figure out how to do it.
- Bill Bruford

And we'd drink huge amounts of scotch and coke,
which is a ghastly sweet drink...
And now people don't drink nearly as much,
for good reason.
We're all a little wiser.
- Bill Bruford

The best practice you can get is on the bandstand,
but in between gigs I feel I have to stay in shape.
- Bill Bruford

I don't really remember a whole lot of sex,
drugs and rock n' roll, really.
- Bill Bruford

We used to drink an awful lot of alcohol.
- Bill Bruford

I saw it as a challenge to play with Pat and we put hours and hours into it,
usually on the bus.
The trick was to find something that we both wanted
to play within our different styles which would add
up to being greater than the sum of its parts.
- Bill Bruford

I have been steadily exchanging a rock audience who
were nervous about what they had just bought for a
jazz audience who not only were happy with their purchase,
but are increasingly coming again.
- Bill Bruford

We all lived in the same house, or most of us did.
And as far as I can make out we were confined to the property,
because at twenty-four hours' notice we'd have to do a gig somewhere.
So you couldn't leave the building for more than twelve
hours in case a gig came through.
- Bill Bruford

If it's fast, no I don't have enough piano technique.
In that case, it's probably been done on some kind
of synthesizer or sequencer.
Then the score can then be printed out and so forth.
- Bill Bruford

I didn't write any music at all, and then,
I remember Jon Anderson being very insistent saying
that there were two kinds of musicians:
the ones who wrote music and the ones who didn't.
- Bill Bruford

The jump is so frightening
between where I am,
and where I want to be.
Because of all I may become,
I will close my eyes and leap.
- Mary Anne Radmacher PHOTO

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Our loved ones -
whether by blood, by marriage, or by choice -
are delicate treasures.
If we hold them too close, they break -
as a butterfly would.
By honoring and enjoying
the freedom of our loved ones,
we gain our own freedom.
Have the courage to trust that
the beautiful butterflies of your life
will return - or not - as life intends.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize
how close they were to success when they gave up.
- Thomas Edison

I will close my eyes and leap.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.
- Flora Whittemore

In dwelling, live close to the ground.
In thinking, keep to the simple.
In conflict, be fair and generous.
In governing, don't try to control.
In work, do what you enjoy.
In family life, be completely present.
- Lao Tzu

Manage the remarkable balance between acting
from your heart and close to your gifts
with completing the obligations
that your labor and tasks require of you.
Leverage opportunity AND seize joy.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

ANYONE may become a revealer of Truth
who lives in close contact with the indwelling God.
- Ernest Holmes

Move to your heart, Breathe.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply - slowly -
fill your lungs with love and gratitude -
exhale each and every trouble -
again and again - gratitude in, troubles out.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Friends are like bras:
close to your heart and there for support.
- Anonymous

Don't seek God in temples.
He is close to you.
He is within you.
Only you should surrender to Him
and you will rise above happiness and unhappiness.
- Leo Tolstoy

Being angry is as close as a human being
can come to experiencing hell on earth.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Study nature, love nature,
stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

You can close more business in two months
by becoming interested in other people
than you can in two years by trying
to get people interested in you.
- Dale Carnegie

Keep close to Nature's heart...
and break clear away, once in awhile,
and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods.
Wash your spirit clean.
- John Muir

Release your burdens - your fears, regrets,
guilts, shames, embarrassments, angers.
One by one, pick up each memory or fear that troubles you,
hold it close, and release it to the Universe.
Release each incident from your past that still bothers you.
Release each fear - your fears about your health,
your family, your job, and every other fear.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever your work and whatever its worth,
No matter how strong or clever,
Some one will sneer if you pause to hear,
And scoff at your best endeavor.
For the target art has a broad expanse,
And wherever you chance to hit it,
Though close be your aim to the bull's-eye fame,
There are those who will never admit it.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Love is missing someone whenever you're apart,
but somehow feeling warm inside because you're close in heart.
- Kay Knudsen

Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.
- the movie The Godfather, Part II

Reverse every natural instinct and do the opposite
of what you are inclined to do,
and you will probably come very close to having a perfect golf swing.
- Ben Hogan

Love is always open arms.
If you close your arms about love you will find that
you are left holding only yourself.
- Leo Buscaglia

I close my eyes, then I drift away, into the magic night I softly say.
A silent prayer, like dreamers do, then I fall asleep
to dream my dreams of you.
- Roy Orbison

Leaders must be close enough to relate to others,
but far enough ahead to motivate them.
- John C. Maxwell

When governments become large, voters cannot exercise close oversight,
otherwise known as political power.
- Maggie Gallagher

Get up-close-and-personal:
Life looks different when you really get involved.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

France is delighted at this new opportunity to show
the world that when one has the will one can succeed
in joining peoples who have been brought close by history.
- Francois Mitterrand

Don't let your ego get too close to your position,
so that if your position gets shot down,
your ego doesn't go with it.
- Colin Powell

I have a lot of very close girlfriends and sisters -
I'm from an all female family.
My father often quips that even the cat was neutered!
- Shirley Manson

When I'm in London I do have the convenience of being
close to St James Park which is also good for me because
it gives me an excuse to get out and get some much needed exercise!
- David Blunkett

Honestly, being a doctor could make you more close
minded than regular people.
- Alex Chiu

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring,
close-knit family in another city.
- George Burns

I get along with guys; most of my friends are guys.
It's easier to trust men sometimes.
I only have a few close girlfriends that I trust.
- Paris Hilton

The best way to lose weight is to close your mouth -
something very difficult for a politician.
Or watch your food - just watch it, don't eat it.
- Edward Koch

Well, Rhoda was, I think, the last actress that we saw.
There had been so many wonderful actresses who were close,
really close.
But there was no magical epiphany.
- Mary Tyler Moore

He had a wonderful talent for packing thought close,
and rendering it portable.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

Men at forty Learn to close softly The doors to rooms
they will not be Coming back to.
- Donald Justice

I'm oftentimes called away from my family...
it's rather hard for me to be away from them.
We're very close.
- Benjamin Bratt

My closest friend is canine.
I have precious few close friends, and most of them are not actors.
- Judd Nelson

Every year we close 300-400 stores anyway,
just relocations.
- Jim Cantalupo

If your pictures aren't good enough,
you aren't close enough.
- Robert Capa

You are in the back of your head somewhere and you
want to close your eyes and go away.
- Marie Osmond

That's because I didn't have to work with Madea.
I only had to work with Madea once, and that was at
the barbecue and I didn't have to get close to her.
- Shemar Moore

My family, you know, are all still, you know,
very close.
We're all still very close.
Mom and Daddy are still alive.
So, what more can you ask for? Your kids are healthy.
- Reba McEntire


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