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Bill Dixon Quotes and Sayings

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I think people who sample are cheating.
It is like people who do collages.
Use all of your own stuff.
- Bill Dixon

I have been going to Italy since 1980,
but I always went to do work.
I did not live overseas, because I do not like running
around with everything I own in a paper bag.
- Bill Dixon

I do not, as a rule, do encores.
When I have finished playing, I have indeed finished playing.
I have nothing left; there has been no reserve.
- Bill Dixon

In the middle 1940s...
I heard everyone live.
Painting, the theater; everything was happening.
It was an exciting time when New York was the place to be.
- Bill Dixon

 

When Coltrane died, a void appeared in this music that has not been filled yet.
He maintained a forward motion in his work and did not look back.
- Bill Dixon

Most of my recorded material has been in small group configurations.
I have not released large orchestral works as recordings
because it hasn't been within the realm of possibility.
- Bill Dixon

While everyone has a right to his or her opinion,
the people who are informed have more of a right.
- Bill Dixon

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If I had money, I would like to get an old building,
have music performances, do lithographs,
have shows of paintings, and do those things that I'm interested in doing.
- Bill Dixon

If you are you, 24 hours a day, then you do not have
to remember who you are supposed to be in different situations -
something that I imagine could be troublesome.
- Bill Dixon

Rock musicians, and a vast array of popular-music musicians,
due to their wealth, acquired through the mass of their notoriety,
are able to be listened to and heard and thus are able
to effect change on an international level.
- Bill Dixon

The magic of playing has to do with how much everyone wants it to succeed.
If you have five players in a situation where the music
is being improvised and one is determined it is not going to succeed,
it won't succeed even if one of the musicians takes control.
- Bill Dixon

I have no distributor...
it is indicative to me that there are these pockets
of players and collectors all over.
You should see the correspondence I get from over the
world letting me know how significant they think I am.
I know that wherever I go, I am well received.
- Bill Dixon

Interested listeners have only to hear the recording
to find out if those guys,
who go to such pains to undervalue my work,
are right.
All people have to do is listen to realize it is a beautiful record.
- Bill Dixon

Whatever I do, I attempt to do it fully.
I try, and don't always succeed, to be thorough.
There are musicians who do not know their worth,
and if they knew it at one time, it has eluded them.
I know my worth.
You try not to dwell in the past.
- Bill Dixon

My career has been different from most people,
but I knew what I was not going to do.
I knew I was not going to be controlled.
I knew there was a price for this, but I did not know
there was as large a price as it turned out to be.
- Bill Dixon

If I produce it, I will stage it as a performance.
A small audience will be invited; rehearsals of the
sections will be done in the mornings,
and those sections will be recorded in the afternoons.
- Bill Dixon

Whether I get adequate attention or not,
people here do know the work I have been doing systematically
and without compromise for over 40 years.
I get tired of people making excuses for guys who don't
continue the art because they can't make a living.
- Bill Dixon

I have been using delay and reverberation since the middle 1960s.
I use them to make what is almost inaudible to the ear,
audible.
I do not use them to play loudly but to make the higher harmonics heard.
- Bill Dixon

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha PHOTO

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie PHOTO

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino PHOTO

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr. PHOTO

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller PHOTO

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

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.
- Terry Goodkind

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
- Publilius Syrus

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

Excellence is the result of
caring more than others think wise,
risking more than other's think safe,
dreaming more than others think practical,
and expecting more than others think possible.
- Anonymous

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

The most important things in life
are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most incomprehensible thing about the world
is that it is comprehensible.
- Albert Einstein

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

I think therefore I am.
- Rene Descartes

You are what you think you are.
- Bob Richards

The mind is everything.
What you think you become.
- The Buddha

Every thought you think
and every word you speak
is affirming something.
- Louise L. Hay

Life is fully as bad as you think it is,
so never think life is bad.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

With every rising of the sun
Think of your life as just begun.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Those who know how to think need no teachers.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Nurture your mind with great thoughts,
for you will never go any higher than you think.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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

Children are born innocent.
Before they are domesticated they live in the moment,
love without fear, and don't even think about the opinions of others.
- don Miguel Ruiz

The presence of those seeking the truth
is infinitely to be preferred
to the presence of those who think they've found it.
- Terry Pratchett

The most pathetic person in the world
is someone who has sight, but has no vision.
- Helen Keller

Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.
- Benjamin Spock

You can do what you have to do,
and sometimes you can do it
even better than you think you can.
- Jimmy Carter

You know that place between sleeping and awake,
that place where you can still remember dreaming?
That's where I'll always think of you.
- James M. Barrie

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation,
because your character is what you really are,
while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
- John Wooden

You become what you think about.
- Earl Nightingale

Whether you think you can,
or think you can't,
you're right.
- Henry Ford

Know that life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Exercise free-will.
CHOOSE each and every action you make,
every thought you think,
and every emotion you feel.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you think you're out of time,
smile, and turn back the clock.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Small is the number of people who
see with their eyes
and think with their minds.
- Albert Einstein

Reality is what you believe it to be.
It's what you put your thought and energy into,
because your hands physically manifest thought.
So your world becomes what you feel and what you think.
- Jewel

To change who you are,
change who you think you are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Character is higher than intellect.
A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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