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Dick Dale Quotes and Sayings

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There's a saying.
If you want someone to love you forever,
buy a dog, feed it and keep it around.
- Dick Dale

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I'll just tell you the way it is.
You ask me what time it is and I'm gonna tell you how to build a clock.
- Dick Dale

I've got holes in my guitar.
- Dick Dale

You can't eat fish.
It's 6,000 parts DDT per million all over the world,
not counting radiation.
- Dick Dale

 

You know, music is sex.
It's a sensual driving mode that affects people if
it's played a certain way.
- Dick Dale

I don't play pyrotechnic scales.
I play about frustration, patience, anger.
Music is an extension of my soul.
- Dick Dale

I'm constantly being influenced by the soul that's directly in front of me.
- Dick Dale

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I'm a perfectionist.
I'm not going to cheat the people.
- Dick Dale

I called it Rockabilly 'cause I was rocking the strums,
which you're not supposed to do.
- Dick Dale

When I start playing I'm just a rollercoaster of sound.
I don't know what's coming next, I never do,
and I sit and sign and talk to the people afterwards.
- Dick Dale

My philosophy is the thicker the wood the thicker the sound,
the bigger the string the bigger the sound.
My smallest string is a 14 gauge.
- Dick Dale

People just loved the sound because I kept it simple.
- Dick Dale

Every song is like a painting.
- Dick Dale

You shouldn't even be writing this story if you haven't heard me play live.
You can't write with the passion you receive until
you see a Dick Dale concert.
- Dick Dale

Some guys record an album with songs that are filler.
I recorded this album like it was my last.
- Dick Dale

I always wanted a guitar.
I always wanted to be a cowboy singer because I also
listened to Hank Williams,
and he would always sing these neat romantic songs.
- Dick Dale

I told them if were going to do it were going to do it right,
I'm not leaving 'til it's done.
My wife, child and I slept in the studio.
We cut these raw.
- Dick Dale

I can play every instrument there is,
every horn, I've played all the saxes and trumpets
and everything and keyboards.
- Dick Dale

The kids called me King of the Surf Guitar.
I surfed sunup to sundown.
- Dick Dale

I always felt people should live with animals.
- Dick Dale

I grew a love for helpless, defenseless things.
People would give me lions and jaguars.
I had cheetahs, monkeys.
- Dick Dale

I met Leo Fender, who is the guru of all amplifiers,
and he gave me a Stratocaster.
He became a second father to me.
- Dick Dale

Guitar Player Magazine says Dick Dale is the father of Heavy Metal,
blowing up 48 amplifiers, creating the first power amplifier.
- Dick Dale

Jimi was a good guy 'til he got into drugs.
That's the way it is.
I just tell it like it is.
- Dick Dale

I wanted to put a sheet in explaining what all the songs are about,
but they didn't do it.
- Dick Dale

I almost had to have my leg amputated because of an infection.
- Dick Dale

My uncle gave me a trumpet, but I loved the Louis Armstrong
sound and the Harry James sound and I played by ear
and I played always soulful or very direct from the gut.
- Dick Dale

My aunt played the piano and I used to sit and listen to it.
- Dick Dale

I used to be a mean maniac.
Someone once threw a firecracker at a show and I jumped
off the side of the stage and whacked 'em on the side of the head.
- Dick Dale

I don't claim to be a musician, I didn't go to Julliard.
- Dick Dale

I became stereotyped.
- Dick Dale

My son now is 22 months old, he's been playing since
he was 12 months old and he gets standing ovations on the drums.
He's been with us since he was 10 weeks old,
he's been on the drums.
He's got blisters on his fingers before he can even talk.
- Dick Dale

Every time I went into the studio some engineer tried
to impress me with how they're going to capture my
sound with all kinds of tricks.
But they limited the sound and never allowed me to play how I felt.
- Dick Dale

As a little kid I had a girlfriend, and her boyfriend used to beat me up,
so then I used to sing these songs, and that's what it's all about.
Country music is all about your heart and your people and things like that.
- Dick Dale

Buddy Rich was one of the most incredible technicians in the world,
on this planet, but the only people he could really impress,
who knew what he was doing was another musician or another drummer.
- Dick Dale

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It is the friends you can call up at 4 A.M. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich


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