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Cassandra Wilson Quotes and Sayings

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Miles Davis was doing something inherently African,
something that has to do with all forms of American music,
not just jazz.
- Cassandra Wilson

Being black, I'm involved in the reparations movement.
It's focused toward the African-American audience.
We could begin to heal.
- Cassandra Wilson

My father had all kinds of instruments in the house
that he would hide from my mother.
He bought them through mail order!
- Cassandra Wilson

My grandmother sang, too, and she was really loud.
It was this wild kind of singing.
I count her among my influences.
- Cassandra Wilson

 

Miles Davis was a master.
In every phase of his career, he understood that this
music was a tribute to the African muse.
- Cassandra Wilson

I'm always looking for ways to develop as an artist,
especially as a jazz artist-to find different ways of testing my voice.
- Cassandra Wilson

Everything I do is collaborative.
It's just my way.
I'm really very interested in how the other musicians perceive the song.
- Cassandra Wilson

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There was a train that would come by our house every night,
and I'd hear the whistle blow.
That is the sweetest memory I have.
- Cassandra Wilson

I'm always imagining some sort of story behind the song,
even the ones I haven't written.
I'm actively engaging in playacting.
- Cassandra Wilson

I was never interested in singing in the church choir or in school.
I was more interested in becoming a musician.
- Cassandra Wilson

I've often cringed when I heard myself described as a jazz singer.
I've always thought of myself as a jazz vocalist.
- Cassandra Wilson

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
- Lao Tzu (Chinese Proverb) PHOTO

To know God, watch a butterfly return to the same tree -
after a year and a thousand miles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Do the difficult things while they are easy
and do the great things while they are small.
A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
- Lao Tzu

Can miles truly separate us from friends?
If we want to be with someone we love, aren't we already there?
- Richard Bach

Can miles truly separate you from friends...
If you want to be with someone you love,
aren't you already there?
- Richard Bach

A journey by Sea and Land, Five Hundred Miles,
is not undertaken without money.
- Lewis Hallam

I have been through various fitness regimes.
I used to run about five miles a day and I did aerobics for a while.
- Sting

My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty.
She's ninety-seven now, and we don't know where the hell she is.
- Ellen DeGeneres

The trees in Siberia are miles apart,
that is why the dogs are so fast.
- Bob Hope

Auto racing is boring except when a car is going at
least 172 miles per hour upside down.
- Dave Barry

I love to swim for miles; I could just go back and forth.
- Jill Clayburgh

Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must
be taken one step at a time.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

Going to work for a large company is like getting on a train.
Are you going sixty miles an hour or is the train going
sixty miles an hour and you're just sitting still?
- J. Paul Getty

Trees go wandering forth in all directions with every wind,
going and coming like ourselves,
traveling with us around the sun two million miles a day,
and through space heaven knows how fast and far!
- John Muir

It always rains on tents.
Rainstorms will travel thousands of miles,
against prevailing winds for the opportunity to rain on a tent.
- Dave Barry

My playing started to develop through the Miles Davis
stuff I was listening to.
- Robert Quine

Consultant: any ordinary guy more than fifty miles from home.
- Eric Sevareid

Eugene is located in western Oregon,
approximately 278 billion miles from anything.
- Dave Barry

In my solitude, many miles from men and houses,
I am in a childishly happy and carefree state of mind,
which you are incapable of understanding unless someone explains it to you.
- Knut Hamsun

Later, in the early teens, I used to ride my bike every
Saturday morning to the nearest airport,
ten miles away, push airplanes in and out of the hangars,
and clean up the hangars.
- Alan Shepard

Many miles away there's a shadow on the door of a cottage
on the Shore of a dark Scottish lake.
- Walter Scott

Until I was four years old I lived in the house of my paternal grandfather,
about two miles from the pretty little village of Wallace,
at the mouth of the river of that name.
- Simon Newcomb

On December 5, 1941, Chicago led a task force built
around the carrier Lexington to Midway Island,
at the western end of the Hawaiian Islands,
about 1,000 miles from Pearl Harbor.
- Jack Adams

I used to be friends with Miles Davis.
He didn't like many folks.
I lived across the street from him.
- Rip Torn

Many a thief is a better man than many a clergyman,
and miles nearer to the gate of the kingdom.
- George MacDonald

But you can travel on for ten thousand miles,
and still stay where you are.
- Harry Chapin

The 6th of August in the morning we saw an opening
in the land and we ran into it,
and anchored in 7 and a half fathom water,
2 miles from the shore, clean sand.
- William Dampier

Now I say that if you run more than 15 miles a week,
it's for something other than aerobic fitness.
Once you pass 15 miles, you do not see much further improvement.
- Kenneth H. Cooper

Simply raising fuel economy standards for passenger
cars and light trucks to 33 miles per gallon would
eliminate our oil imports from the Persian Gulf.
- Jan Schakowsky

I was so wild and crazy and dumb in my car.
It didn't run but 30 miles an hour.
You made do.
- Muddy Waters

I'm not particularly impressed with going 50 miles per gallon.
That doesn't impress me when we can go to the moon.
- Alexandra Paul

Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil
and you're a thousand miles from the corn field.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

When I got started in New York, it wasn't like it is now.
If you were different from Miles and Dizzy,
it was very difficult to make gigs and make money with your own style.
- Freddie Hubbard

When I was 2, we moved into an imposing country mansion 8 miles west of Cardiff,
Wales.
- Roald Dahl

I started in law school in '71 and graduated in '74.
So I was training for the Olympics, running or averaging
around 20 miles a day and going to law school full time.
- Frank Shorter

I never found even in my juvenile hours that it was
necessary to go a thousand miles in search of themes for moralizing.
- Horace Walpole

People in London think of London as the center of the world,
whereas New Yorkers think the world ends three miles outside of Manhattan.
- Toby Young

The magic is in the man, not the 100 miles.
- Bill Bowerman

We have 45,000 square miles of geography in Ohio.
- Kenneth Blackwell

One step outside the gate, and we are among the sand-hills
that stretch for miles and miles round Vera Cruz.
- Edward Burnett Tylor

I don't mind being compared to Whitney,
there are people miles worse to be compared to.
- Mariah Carey

You have to stay in shape.
My grandmother, she started walking five miles a day when she was 60.
She's 97 today and we don't know where the hell she is.
- Ellen DeGeneres

I admit, I have a tremendous sex drive.
My boyfriend lives forty miles away.
- Phyllis Diller

I'm actually a very quiet person off the golf course.
I talk 150 miles per hour when I'm at the course,
but when in private I very seldom ever open my mouth.
- Lee Trevino

I run six-to-eight miles a day, plus weights and aerobics in the lunch hour.
I also lie a lot, which keeps me thin.
- Hugh Laurie

Time means a great deal to every runner.
It means everything to me, because most days miles don't count;
only minutes do.
- Joe Henderson

On other shows, guys can't wait to put 3000 miles between them during hiatus.
- Martin Milner

New York is only 97 miles from Philadelphia but was
the Big Time as no other American city has ever been.
- Ethel Waters

If I were dropped out of a plane into the ocean and
told the nearest land was a thousand miles away,
I'd still swim.
And I'd despise the one who gave up.
- Abraham Maslow

You have to run 75 to 100 miles a week if you expect
to break the four-minute mile.
- Kenneth H. Cooper

I throw the ball ninety-two miles an hour,
but they hit it back just as hard.
- Joaquin Andujar

Miles' sessions were not typical of anybody else's sessions.
They were totally unique.
- Herbie Hancock

A military road led from this point to Fort Leavenworth,
and for many miles the farms and cabins of the Delawares
were scattered at short intervals on either hand.
- Francis Parkman

Miles Davis had me play and he hired me the following week and after that,
everything broke wide open.
- Miroslav Vitous

I have been doing 120 miles a week, when normally I would do about 140.
- Paula Radcliffe

Natural erosion had reduced the critical barrier islands in the Gulf,
the result of the destruction of some 300,000 acres of wetlands.
This amounted to 30 miles of marshlands.
- Mortimer Zuckerman

Miles Davis turned his back to the audience when he came out on stage,
and he offended people.
But, he wasn't there to entertain; he was all about the music.
I kind of do that.
- Bobby McFerrin

I like to listed to the adventurous guys -
the Coltranes,
Miles Davis, the guys who just let it loose.
- Herb Alpert

Victory is won not in miles but in inches.
Win a little now, hold your ground, and later,
win a little more.
- Louis L'Amour

Smell is a potent wizard that transports you
across thousands of miles
and all the years you have lived.
- Helen Keller


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