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David Amram Quotes and Sayings

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I learned from my uncle that jazz, like symphony music,
was built to last.
- David Amram

Allen Ginsberg was a world authority on the writing of William Blake,
and had an incredible knowledge of classic literature and world politics.
- David Amram

Esquire, in a July, 1957 issue, has a photograph of
me playing the French horn at the Five Spot.
- David Amram

That is the way a great master carpenter feels,
or an architect or composer or anyone who creates anything -
people want to be appreciated for what they have done.
- David Amram

 

A few years later, my Uncle David took me to the Earle
Theatre to hear Duke Ellington.
- David Amram

We met with the poet Frank O'Hara, who was a link between Upper and Lower Bohemia,
and who worked at the Museum of Modern Art,
where we had hoped to do the readings.
- David Amram

I wish to share and pass down some of my generation's traits,
and encourage young people to create their own art,
music, and literature.
- David Amram

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Franz Kline, who became known for his black and white paintings,
did a whole series of gorgeous landscapes and wonderful
portraits that may still hang in Greenwich Village.
- David Amram

The Upper Bohemia people wore tuxedos in an art gallery,
and Lower Bohemia was all of us.
- David Amram

In symphonic music, when you are conducting,
you do the same thing.
You are feeling the whole orchestra,
thinking ahead so you can prepare for a change.
- David Amram

There are a lot of wonderful things created in our
culture that have been ignored that can speak to them.
- David Amram

That is what I did with Jack, and that's why he liked
to do the readings with me because he knew I was there for him,
and for our ability to blend the poetry and the music.
- David Amram

The atmosphere was wide open in those circles that we traveled in.
- David Amram

Lawrence Ferlinghetti had a tremendous education as
an artist and also an enormous knowledge of literarture.
- David Amram

Even before he had one book published,
Jack was one of those people you could feel was very special.
- David Amram

When today's generation reads Jack's books or they
listen to the music created by some of us,
I believe that they see there is a different way of
approaching today's life and today's sometimes seeming
hopelessness that can provide answers.
- David Amram

In jazz, you listen to what the bass player is doing
and what the drummer is doing,
what the pianist and the guitarist is doing,
and then you play something that compliments that,
so you are thinking simultaneously and thinking ahead.
- David Amram

The idea of the peace movement and of people who spent
their entire lives trying to have a more egalitarian,
just society, suddenly became swamped by the record industry,
by the new rock and roll culture, and by the idea of
not trusting anyone over thirty.
- David Amram

In a jazz atmosphere, the audience members were so
quiet and respectful of the musicians that you felt
you were almost part of a meeting at a church or a temple,
where everyone was completely in tune with the sermon
and what the whole event was about.
- David Amram

When you are accompanying someone, you are listening
to them the way you listen to a Bach Chorale,
where four parts are going on at the same time,
all of which are gorgeous melodies, all being played simultaneously.
- David Amram

That by listening to some music, by reading some books,
by looking at paintings, and most important by hanging out with one another -
by collaborating with one another and creating your own network -
you can achieve something that is much better than what is out there.
- David Amram

We had common interests in the beauty of the French language.
We both had a tremendous love of jazz.
We shared dreams of getting married and having a family,
living in the country, leading an idyllic life.
- David Amram

I was part of it, and I am still part of it today in
terms of what it means to a whole new generation of
people who are interested in the enduring energy,
achievements, spirit and creativity that exemplified our era.
- David Amram

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy,
to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter,
and to lead but not manipulate.
- William Arthur Ward

Only those who have learned the power
of sincere and selfless contribution
experience life's deepest joy: true fulfillment.
- Tony Robbins

You must unlearn what you have learned.
- the character Yoda in the movie Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Education is what survives when
what has been learned has been forgotten.
- B. F. Skinner

He who is not everyday conquering some fear
has not learned the secret of life.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

True wisdom cannot be learned in a lifetime,
but can be revealed in a moment,
for it has always lived within each and every one of us.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I've learned that mistakes can often be
as good a teacher as success.
- Jack Welch

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear,
but the triumph over it.
The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid,
but he who conquers that fear.
- Nelson Mandela

I have learned, that if one advances confidently
in the direction of his dreams,
and endeavors to live the life he has imagined,
he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
- Henry David Thoreau

Love is what we were born with.
Fear is what we learned here.
Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.
The real miracle is the love that inspires them.
In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.
- Marianne Williamson

I am determined to be cheerful and happy
in whatever situation I may find myself.
For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness
is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.
- Martha Washington

In the long history of humankind (and animal-kind, too)
those who learned to collaborate and
improvise most effectively have prevailed.
- Charles Darwin

No stream rises higher than its source.
Whatever man might build, could never
express or reflect more than he was.
He could record neither more nor less
than he had learned of life.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

My childhood should have taught me lessons for my own fatherhood,
but it didn't because parenting can only be learned
by people who have no children.
- Bill Cosby

I've learned that you should always
leave loved ones with loving words.
It may be the last time you see them.
- Anonymous

The secret of merging with Spirit
and recognizing the oneness of the whole Universe
cannot be learned in a lifetime, but can be revealed in a moment,
for it has always lived within each and every one of us.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In three words, I can sum up everything
I've learned about life - it goes on.
- Robert Frost

One of the illusions of life is that the present hour
is not the critical, decisive hour.
Write it on your heart that
every day is the best day in the year.
No man has learned anything rightly,
until he knows that every day is Doomsday.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The art of medicine was to be properly learned only
from its practice and its exercise.
- Thomas Sydenham

The only person who is educated is the one who has
learned how to learn and change.
- Carl Rogers

I learned the value of hard work by working hard.
- Margaret Mead

Woe to the man whose heart has not learned while young to hope,
to love - and to put its trust in life.
- Joseph Conrad

Leadership cannot really be taught.
It can only be learned.
- Harold S. Geneen

Friendship...
is not something you learn in school.
But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship,
you really haven't learned anything.
- Muhammad Ali

A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who,
however, has never learned how to walk forward.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Education is what remains after one has forgotten
what one has learned in school.
- Albert Einstein

If an ignorant person is attracted by the things of the world,
that is bad.
But if a learned person is thus attracted,
it is worse.
- Abu Bakr

An educated person is one who has learned that information
almost always turns out to be at best incomplete and very often false,
misleading, fictitious, mendacious -
just dead wrong.
- Russell Baker

When I was 18, I thought my father was pretty dumb.
After a while when I got to be 21, I was amazed to
find out how much he'd learned in three years.
- Frank Butler

If I had learned education I would not have had time to learn anything else.
- Cornelius Vanderbilt

Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent,
of forms assembled in the light.
- Le Corbusier

They were afraid, never having learned what I taught myself:
Defeat the fear of death and welcome the death of fear.
- G. Gordon Liddy

We learned the value of research in World War II.
- Amar Bose

I learned more stuff in church than I did in the world.
- Al Green

I never had a speech from my father 'this is what you
must do or shouldn't do' but I just learned to be led by example.
My father wasn't perfect.
- Adam Sandler

When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant
I could hardly stand to have the old man around.
But when I got to be 21, I was astonished
at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
- Mark Twain

The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read With loads of
learned lumber in his head.
- Alexander Pope

In the depth of winter I finally learned that there
was in me an invincible summer.
- Albert Camus

A newborn does not have worry, or stress, or anger,
because they have not yet learned those things.
Consider what life would be like if you could
forget all the past resentments and perceived offenses
that color your thinking and your emotions.
Buddhists call that state "beginner mind" -
an opening to experience life
without the jaundiced filter of past disappointments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I would rather entertain and hope that people learned
something than educate people and hope they were entertained.
- Walt Disney

We learned that economic growth and environmental protection
can and should go hand in hand.
- Christopher Dodd

All that I know I learned after I was thirty.
- Georges Clemenceau

The only real failure in life is one not learned from.
- Anthony J. D'Angelo

One thing you learned as a Cubs fan:
when you bought you ticket,
you could bank on seeing the bottom of the ninth.
- Joe Garagiola

Just when I think I have learned the way to live,
life changes.
- Hugh Prather

I have learned that only two things are necessary to keep one's wife happy.
First, let her think she's having her own way.
And second, let her have it.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

Well I certainly have learned and I hope I'm moving
on and certainly two years of prison was a terrible punishment.
- Jeffrey Archer


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