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Freddie Hubbard Quotes and Sayings

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Dizzy used to tell me that I am playing too hard.
He used to say to not give everything.
Miles used to tell me that too.
- Freddie Hubbard

I had heard Ornette a couple of times,
but I didn't really know where he was coming from until
we started the record and it was beautiful,
Fred.
It opened up my mind.
- Freddie Hubbard

I advise all the young kids to not overwork.
You can't be out there blowing hard.
You have to pace yourself.
- Freddie Hubbard

I am in discussions with a label.
We are talking about doing something.
- Freddie Hubbard

 

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

I'm going to Yoshi's.
I'm taking a few gigs.
I'm playing.
I'm not going to play all the time.
I'm going to take it easy and take it slow and warm up so I can come back.
- Freddie Hubbard

They always want to sell me as a hard bopper.
- Freddie Hubbard

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Yes, I can play.
I can play.
I can't play as long as I did and as hard,
but I don't think I have to.
- Freddie Hubbard

I quit drinking, so I can think clear.
When you have chop trouble, drinking doesn't help the healing process.
- Freddie Hubbard

We all kind of grew up together with Art Blakey because
we all were young and he gave us a chance to write.
We had to write something that was good and to sit
up with a great guy like Art Blakey and watch him.
- Freddie Hubbard

Well, my sister played trumpet.
Can you imagine having a sister blowing the trumpet around the house,
Fred? And my brother, he played piano.
Everybody was playing some kind of music,
so it was natural for me to get into it.
- Freddie Hubbard

That was the biggest thrill, going over to these guy's
houses and having them want me to practice with them
and they would show me a lot of stuff,
which was really advanced stuff to me at my age.
- Freddie Hubbard

You're standing on the threshold of success.
Don't look down, it'll make you dizzy.
- the character Timothy Q. Mouse in the Walt Disney movie Dumbo

I had to stop driving my car for a while...
the tires got dizzy.
- Steven Wright

I grow dizzy when I recall that the number of manufactured
tanks seems to have been more important to me than
the vanished victims of racism.
- Albert Speer

I don't care much about music.
What I like is sounds.
- Dizzy Gillespie

Know what to do if you feel faint or dizzy,
especially if you might fall and hit your head.
- Marilyn vos Savant

The doctors x-rayed my head and found nothing.
- Dizzy Dean

I look at my first appointment book from 1965 and I get dizzy.
I was constantly in a phone booth calling photographers.
- Lauren Hutton

Well, I don't know about the dizzy height,
but I always thought they were going to be pretty big.
- Brian Epstein

It was my band.
I organized the band and Dizzy was in the band.
Dizzy was the first musical director with the band.
Charlie Parker was in the band.
But, no, no, that was my band.
- Billy Eckstine

The first records I heard were from Dizzy Gillespie and people like that.
- Bill Wyman

As long as the world is turning and spinning,
we're gonna be dizzy and we're gonna make mistakes.
- Mel Brooks

The three great moments of my life had to be the concerts of Ellington in 1938,
Dizzy in '48, and Ella in '52.
- Boris Vian

As a kid, I used to go see all the jazz players,
Oscar Peterson, Stan Kenton, Dave Brubeck,
Dizzy Gillespe.
- Jim Coleman

All the dreamers in all the world are dizzy in the noodle.
- Edie Adams

If someone says that he can think or talk about quantum
physics without becoming dizzy,
that shows only that he has not understood anything whatever about it.
- Murray Gell-Mann

Oh, yeah.
I know Dizzy.
For years he's been my buddy way, way,
way back.
Dizzy is one of the most astute guys and one of the
most learned guys in the world and knows exactly what he's doing musically.
- Billy Eckstine

Practice, work hard, and give it everything you have.
- Dizzy Dean

Let the teachers teach English and I will teach baseball.
There is a lot of people in the United States who say isn't,
and they ain't eating.
- Dizzy Dean

Son, what kind of pitch would you like to miss.
- Dizzy Dean

Men have died for this music.
You can't get more serious than that.
- Dizzy Gillespie

I can't tell you why there's a delay,
but stick your head out of the window and you'll know why.
- Dizzy Dean

I always try to teach by example and not force my ideas on a young musician.
One of the reasons we're here is to be a part of this process of exchange.
- Dizzy Gillespie

How do I know why Miles walks off the stage? Why don't
you ask him? And besides,
maybe we'd all like to be like Miles,
and just haven't got the guts.
- Dizzy Gillespie

I was blessed with a strong arm and a weak mind.
- Dizzy Dean

It's taken me all my life to learn what not to play.
- Dizzy Gillespie

I never keep a scorecard or the batting averages.
I hate statistics.
What I got to know, I keep in my head.
- Dizzy Dean

I think I was first awakened to musical exploration
by Dizzy Gillespie and Bird.
It was through their work that I began to learn about
musical structures and the more theoretical aspects of music.
- John Coltrane

The good Lord was good to me.
He gave me a strong body, a good right arm,
and a weak mind.
- Dizzy Dean

It ain't bragging if you can do it.
- Dizzy Dean

Anybody who's ever had the privilege of seeing me play
knows that I am the greatest pitcher in the world.
- Dizzy Dean

You get very tired, and there was a certain amount of pain and you slow up.
Your legs are so tired that you are in fact slowing.
If you don't keep running, keep your blood circulating,
the muscles stop pumping the blood back and you get dizzy.
- Roger Bannister

They're not particular about whether you're playing
a flatted fifth or a ruptured 129th as long as they can dance to it.
- Dizzy Gillespie

Mr. Rickey, I'll put more people in the park than anybody since Babe Ruth.
- Dizzy Dean

I ain't what I used to be, but who the hell is?
- Dizzy Dean

I'd like to play for you one of my compositions,
my only composition.
- Dizzy Gillespie

All ballplayers want to wind up their careers with the Cubs,
Giants or Yankees.
They just can't help it.
- Dizzy Dean

I think the idea is now for blacks to write about the history of our music.
It's time for that, because whites have been doing it all the time.
It's time for us to do it ourselves and tell it like it is.
- Dizzy Gillespie

I won twenty-eight games in thirty-five and I couldn't
believe my eyes when the Cards sent me a contract with a cut in salary.
Mr Rickey said I deserved a cut because I didn't win thirty games.
- Dizzy Dean

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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