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Compay Segundo Quotes and Sayings

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Cubans are frantic when it comes to appreciating music.
- Compay Segundo

In order to grow old, you have to experience everything,
but in moderation.
- Compay Segundo

I've done a lot of things away from my homeland.
- Compay Segundo

Because people are very interested in my poetry,
in what I say.
- Compay Segundo

 

When you here a conjunto and you hear another conjunto,
you think it's like a continuation of the first.
It's all the same, same, same.
There's no variety, just the same music.
- Compay Segundo

Ry Cooder for me is a master, a great master that has
a wonderful feel for Cuban music.
He's also paid tribute my talent a bit,
even though I don't know half of what he knows.
- Compay Segundo

I play music the way it was played in yesteryear.
- Compay Segundo

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I'll only stop singing when I'm in my grave.
- Compay Segundo

The roots of Cuban music are in my head.
- Compay Segundo

The music that I play and that I like is traditional music,
maybe it's because of my age.
- Compay Segundo

Everyone should have a philosophy for living better.
- Compay Segundo

As far as pleasures, you've got to have limits.
You shouldn't have too much of good things,
so you'll always have a desire for more and you won't get bored.
- Compay Segundo

As long as your heart beats, one is never too old.
- Compay Segundo

I'm still strong and in the best shape to continue living my life.
- Compay Segundo

I am a scholar of life.
Every night before I go to sleep, I analyze every detail of what I did that day.
I evaluate things and people, which helps me avoid mistakes.
- Compay Segundo

I don't sit in the corner waiting for death:
death has to pursue me.
I'm going strong.
I hope to reach 100 and ask for an extension,
just like my grandmother did.
- Compay Segundo

I am still simple, just as if I were beginning.
- Compay Segundo

My secret? A desire to work, years of dedication and loving what you do;
I can't live without music.
- Compay Segundo

When it comes to musicians, I'm like the daddy of musicians here in Cuba.
- Compay Segundo

Every time I talk about this, I say:
when the singer is singing,
he must be respected, you must be able to hear what he's saying.
You can't put a trombone and a drum up there,
and a microphone on the drum, microphones on everybody.
You can't hear what he's saying.
- Compay Segundo

Can you imagine that Cuba and Europe's youth,
who had forgotten about traditional music,
who only thought of rock music, are now looking back
towards their grandparents? That is a phenomenon.
- Compay Segundo

Towns are suffering from all these things,
we should unite until we are all satisfied,
man cannot be killing each other as if we were animals,
as if we had no culture; that is a lack of culture.
- Compay Segundo

Young people don't want to be second to anyone.
Everyone wants to be an overnight star.
Look how many years I had to wait, how many roads I had to travel,
how many songs I had to sing.
And now I'm just beginning, never ending.
- Compay Segundo

The fact that that's the difference between Mexicans
and Cubans is pronounced.
It's so immediately recognizable, the way a Cuban speaks,
the way a Cuban moves the hands.
- Hector Elizondo

I always felt that the Cubans were being pushed into
the Soviet Bloc by American policy.
- Lee Harvey Oswald

Which I would've done 'cause I volunteered for the
draft which meant that I only had to do two years.
But when the Cubans had missiles in the Canal and Kennedy made the extension,
I was one of the ones who had enough time to be extended.
- Edwin Starr

Believe that life is worth living,
and your belief will help create the fact.
- William James

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

I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance.
- Socrates

The fact is, that to do anything in the world worth doing,
we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger,
but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.
- Robert Cushing

Cause and effect are two sides of one fact.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact.
Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
- Marcus Aurelius

We cannot change our past.
We cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way.
We cannot change the inevitable.
The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have,
and that is our attitude.
I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me
and 90% how I react to it.
- Charles R. Swindoll

Friends love misery, in fact.
Sometimes, especially if we are too lucky
or too successful or too pretty,
our misery is the only thing that endears us to our friends.
- Erica Jong

Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say,
abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.
- George Eliot

The mind exists in time, in fact the mind is time;
it exists in the past and the future.
And remember, time consists of only two tenses,
the past and the future.
The present is not part of time,
the present is part of eternity.
- Osho

Every natural fact is a symbol of some spiritual fact.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

All the Buddhas of all the ages have been
telling you a very simple fact:
Be - don't try to become.
Within these two words, be and becoming,
your whole life is contained.
Being is enlightenment, becoming is ignorance.
- Osho

The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.
Attitude to me is more important than facts.
It is more important than the past, than education, than money,
than circumstances, than failures, than success,
than what other people think or say or do.
It is more important than appearance, gift, or skill.
It will make or break a company ... a church ... a home.
The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day
regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.
We cannot change our past ...
we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way.
We cannot change the inevitable.
The only thing we can do is play on the string we have,
and that is our attitude.
I am convinced that life is 10 percent what happens to me
and 90 percent how I react to it.
And so it is with you ...
we are in charge of our attitudes.
- Charles Swindoll

Now there is one outstanding important fact regarding spaceship earth,
and that is that no instruction book came with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

A simple fact that is hard to learn is that the time
to save money is when you have some.
- Joe Moore

You know they say the most dangerous person of the
world is a member of the United States Congress just
home from a three-day fact-finding trip.
- Johnny Isakson

I can't let important policy decisions hinge on the
fact that an election is coming up every 90 days.
- Gerhard Schroeder

You have to be a bastard to make it, and that's a fact.
And the Beatles are the biggest bastards on earth.
- John Lennon

Belief creates the actual fact.
- William James

Science is organized common sense where many a beautiful
theory was killed by an ugly fact.
- Thomas Huxley

The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born -
that there is a genetic factor to leadership.
This myth asserts that people simply either
have certain charismatic qualities or not.
That's nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true.
Leaders are made rather than born.
- Warren G. Bennis

Every known fact in natural science was divined
by the presentiment of somebody,
before it was actually verified.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability
of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
- Henry David Thoreau

The basic fact about human existence is not that it is a tragedy,
but that it is a bore.
It is not so much a war as an endless standing in line.
- H. L. Mencken

Every natural fact is a symbol of some spiritual fact.
Every appearance in nature corresponds to some state of the mind,
and that state of the mind can only be described
by presenting that natural appearance as its picture.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Equality may perhaps be a right, but no power on earth
can ever turn it into a fact.
- Honore de Balzac

Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition.
The immature mind often mistakes one for the other,
or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy -
in fact, they're almost incompatible;
one emotion hardly leaves room for the other.
Both at once can produce unbearable turmoil.
- Robert Heinlein

It is a scientific fact that your body will not absorb
cholesterol if you take it from another person's plate.
- Dave Barry

If it weren't for the fact that the TV set and the
refrigerator are so far apart,
some of us wouldn't get any exercise at all.
- Joey Adams

I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded.
In fact, if anything, I am the prod.
- Winston Churchill

Thirty was so strange for me.
I've really had to come to terms with the fact that
I am now a walking and talking adult.
- C. S. Lewis

A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of
labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil.
- Grover Cleveland

The great tragedy of science - the slaying of a beautiful
hypothesis by an ugly fact.
- Thomas Huxley

It is a fact that cannot be denied:
the wickedness of others becomes our own wickedness
because it kindles something evil in our own hearts.
- Carl Jung

The fact that I exist is a perpetual surprise.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The great secret of doctors, known only to their wives,
but still hidden from the public, is that most things
get better by themselves;
most things,
in fact, are better in the morning.
- Lewis Thomas

If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated,
let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he
does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right.
- Bill Cosby

The fact that some geniuses were laughed at does
not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses.
They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton,
they laughed at the Wright brothers.
But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
- Carl Sagan

Equality is the soul of liberty; there is,
in fact, no liberty without it.
- Frances Wright

So the whole basis for jazz music is based on the fact
that the bass player could not play his instrument.
- Miroslav Vitous

Now obviously the propositions of the system have reference
to matters of empirical fact;
if they did not,
they could have no claim to be called scientific.
- Talcott Parsons

I like the fact that kids are willing to be imaginative
and go along with me when I'm telling strange tales.
- Margaret Haddix

Space is almost infinite.
As a matter of fact, we think it is infinite.
- Dan Quayle

The world distribution of French movies is a laughing matter.
That is a fact.
- Jean-Jacques Annaud

An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off;
it may run about in a lively way,
but in fact it is dead.
- Nancy Mitford


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