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Kevin Eubanks Quotes and Sayings

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Serious musicians are finding it harder and harder
to have a voice in the world of music these days.
- Kevin Eubanks

I love both my parents dearly.
- Kevin Eubanks

Sometimes I wonder if I got lulled into not wanting
things because I grew up black in this country.
- Kevin Eubanks

If you play jazz, then you play with your fingers.
If you're playing rock, you use a pick.
There's really no rhyme or reason to that other than
that's just the way it has been.
- Kevin Eubanks

 

I consider myself a serious musician.
Doing a comedy show does not take away from that in any way.
- Kevin Eubanks

I feel very honored to be playing with Bill Pierce.
He's such a great musician.
- Kevin Eubanks

The worst part is doubt.
When you doubt yourself, which we are taught to do,
you get lost.
- Kevin Eubanks

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I really worked with icons in the music business,
which really had a strong effect on me.
It wasn't just pick-up gigs.
- Kevin Eubanks

I had the fortunate experience to play with people
from different schools of music.
Sam Rivers is from the fundamentalist school of music.
- Kevin Eubanks

I think Wes Montgomery is the greatest jazz guitarist that ever lived.
- Kevin Eubanks

I was playing violin for a long time,
about 6 years.
It takes a while.
You need very patient people in your house when you have a violin.
- Kevin Eubanks

I wish I could sing.
I love singers, but I am way too shy.
Scares the hell out of me.
- Kevin Eubanks

After a while I thought it didn't make any sense to use a pick.
It's kind of like typing with one finger on each hand
instead of using all your fingers.
- Kevin Eubanks

I am blessed to have Mom and Dad.
- Kevin Eubanks

James Brown is the reason I play guitar.
- Kevin Eubanks

My love life doesn't stink; it's nonexistent.
- Kevin Eubanks

The simple things in life ground me and keep me focused
so I'm able to do a good job with what is in front of me.
- Kevin Eubanks

Dad made it to Gold Shield Detective,
so he always busted Robin, my oldest brother,
and me.
Always got caught, whatever we were doing.
- Kevin Eubanks

My love life is like everyone else's -
great,
and then terrible.
- Kevin Eubanks

I want someone who is open-minded, dedicated to whatever
she is doing and isn't afraid to say I love you.
As for looks, she shouldn't have three heads.
I want a regular human being.
- Kevin Eubanks

It's shameful what's happening in this country in terms
of what we deny our children.
- Kevin Eubanks

Inspiration is one thing and you can't control it,
but hard work is what keeps the ship moving.
Good luck means, work hard.
Keep up the good work.
- Kevin Eubanks

The things I really learned, I learned from watching my parents.
They take care of business.
Always have.
- Kevin Eubanks

I really live a simple life and don't need very much to feel good and happy.
Don't get me wrong; I believe you should get what you earn.
Sometimes you have to fight for it.
- Kevin Eubanks

It is hard for a black man to just be himself.
We spend so much time in defense of something that
is indefensible because there is nothing to defend.
- Kevin Eubanks

I can pay my rent now.
I guess I could always do that, but now I can get an apartment with heat.
- Kevin Eubanks

In most places that are rich in guitar culture,
everyone uses their fingers, like in Spain or Africa.
In Japan there are string instruments played that way.
It is not until you get in the States that you find people using picks.
- Kevin Eubanks

People see my current success but don't realize I've
worked hard to get where I am.
I used to clean garbage off the Philadelphia docks
and put a lot of time into developing my music.
- Kevin Eubanks

I thought people cared about music in a deep way,
so I was writing to that spirit in people and in myself.
It was me, thinking I knew what was up.
Youth, who else can change the world?
- Kevin Eubanks

Being as versatile as I am, I take offense to the notion
that no serious musician would not be doing a late night talk show gig.
One has to be open enough in other areas to be able
to contribute to a show like this.
- Kevin Eubanks

The belief that we are what the media says we are,
what people perceive we are, is soon to be what we think we are.
We are treated based on this warped perception.
It is hard to get away from it.
- Kevin Eubanks

The moment you start seeing life
as non-serious, a playfulness,
all the burden on your heart disappears.
All the fear of death, of life,
of love - everything disappears.
- Osho

Life is serious? Why?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This is serious, get out your magic wand.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is serious, get out your magic wand.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A joke is a very serious thing.
- Winston Churchill

It is difficult to discern a serious threat to religious
liberty from a room of silent,
thoughtful schoolchildren.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware.
- Alan Kay

Humor is a serious thing.
I like to think of it as one of our greatest earliest natural resources,
which must be preserved at all cost.
- James Thurber

The one serious conviction that a man should have
is that nothing should be taken too seriously.
- Nicholas Murray Butler

Serious illness doesn't bother me for long
because I am too inhospitable a host.
- Albert Schweitzer

Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious.
- Brendan Gill

I've been to war, and it's not easy to kill.
It's bloody and messy and totally horrifying,
and the consequences are serious.
- Oliver Stone

A pregnant woman facing the most dire circumstances
must be able to count on her doctor to do what is medically
necessary to protect her from serious physical harm.
- Barbara Mikulski

Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.
- Peter Ustinov

The concept of two people living together for 25 years
without a serious dispute suggests a lack of spirit
only to be admired in sheep.
- A. P. Herbert

Politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
- Charles de Gaulle

To beat the market you'll have to invest serious bucks
to dig up information no one else has yet.
- Merton Miller

Feels good to try, but playing a father,
I'm getting a little older.
I see now that I'm taking it more serious and I do want that lifestyle.
- Adam Sandler

Serious-minded people have few ideas.
People with ideas are never serious.
- Paul Valery

Do the best you can, and don't take life too serious.
- Will Rogers

It should be noted that children at play are not playing about;
their games should be seen as their most serious-minded activity.
- Michel de Montaigne

Politics begin where the masses are,
not where there are thousands,
but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
- Vladimir Lenin

You're playing serious music, and you want to be taken seriously.
When they get my age wrong on the program,
I wish they'd make me older.
- Leila Josefowicz

There is a healthy fraternal rivalry,
but nothing serious and we both have been looking for
a project to do together.
I guess he may direct me in a project some day.
- Mackenzie Astin

If I'm in something funny, I like to try and find some
kind of serious line in it that people can relate to.
- Ron Livingston

Travel is the frivolous part of serious lives,
and the serious part of frivolous ones.
- Anne Sophie Swetchine

I think that I'm serious, but I don't think that I'm inordinately bleak.
- Ann Beattie

Who made the rule that life has to be so serious?
One would think that "life is serious" had been engraved
upon stone tablets to judge from how most lives are lived.
Get a life, smile broadly, sing loudly,
paint your rooms in bold colors,
search every rabbit hole for a magical white bunny,
have caviar for breakfast and oatmeal for dinner,
wear a purple coat with a red hat - dance lightly with life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Really to sin you have to be serious about it.
- Henrik Ibsen

American literature had always considered writing a very serious matter.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

I also found child's play - stuff that was not considered serious,
but goofy - was the stuff I liked to do,
so I still do it as an adult.
- Matt Groening

Anybody who has ever been in business,
anybody who has ever paid bills, anybody who has ever
lived in a serious adult life knows that indebtedness is a killer.
- Frank Lautenberg

I am still of opinion that only two topics can be of
the least interest to a serious and studious mood -
sex and the dead.
- William Butler Yeats

I am interested in getting people to use the healthcare
system at the right time,
getting them to see the doctor early enough,
before a small health problem turns serious.
- Donna Shalala

Even small cults are a serious cost on the world economy,
to victims, their families, employers,
friends, and credit-card companies.
- Keith Henson

All serious daring starts from within.
- Eudora Welty

I think all phases of one's career are serious if you
take it seriously no matter if you are doing high profile dramatic pieces or not.
- Bill Murray

In the old days we were probably educated in cricket
in a far more serious way than now.
- Frank Woolley

I have now taken a serious task upon myself and I fear
a greater one that is in the power of any man to perform
in the given time-but it is too late to go back.
- Eli Whitney

My first serious project was photographing badgers -
very,
very difficult as they are shy and nocturnal.
- Nigel Dennis


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