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Les Baxter Quotes and Sayings

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Any good music must be an innovation.
- Les Baxter

Related topics: Music

I'm not an intellectual composer.
- Les Baxter

That was when the Spanish came in and conquered the Aztecs.
I thought that was a clever thing.
- Les Baxter

Well, that's the secret of commerciality,
a simple style and you stick with it.
- Les Baxter

 

I aim my arrangements at what will fit and colorfully
frame the song in the best way possible.
- Les Baxter

I don't think the record company is aware of it.
Because they just bury my albums and don't release them.
- Les Baxter

When I want 30 musicians in the orchestra,
I get 30.
- Les Baxter

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I was working all the time I was in college.
I was working so much that I could hardly do my college work.
- Les Baxter

I don't try to make 15 musicians sound like two each.
- Les Baxter

I've been down there 6 times and there's nothing like Brazilian percussion.
- Les Baxter

I don't know what the problem with Capitol is.
Some one's got to wake 'em up.
Prod 'em a little bit.
- Les Baxter

Regardless of who originally made it popular,
any hit song becomes a challenge to the ingenuity and
imagination of other musicians and performers.
- Les Baxter

Under my contract with Capitol, I have complete freedom
to do just about anything I want in my own way.
- Les Baxter

I love doing concert music.
- Les Baxter

I write emotional music.
- Les Baxter

I did the Broadway album unfortunately in a year when there were no hits.
- Les Baxter

You know, they wanted to do a Broadway album and every show was kind of a bomb.
There was no music at all.
- Les Baxter

I've never believed in cheapening music by going according
to what some people think is public taste.
- Les Baxter

In a sense, a hit belongs to the person who made it popular,
but if a tune is good enough to attain tremendous success,
then it certainly deserves more than one version,
one treatment, one approach.
- Les Baxter

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

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Change of any sort requires courage.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain,
and most fools do.
- Benjamin Franklin PHOTO

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl PHOTO

This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
- William Shakespeare

Much in life can be seen as ugly or beautiful - it's our choice.
Why would we choose to see any part of life as ugly?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal
to reason and is in conflict with morality.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

We are not afraid to follow truth
wherever it may lead,
nor to tolerate any error
so long as reason is left free to combat it.
- Thomas Jefferson

Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution.
If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.
- Norman Vincent Peale

When you are offended at any man's fault,
turn to yourself and study your own failings.
Then you will forget your anger.
- Epictetus

Determine never to be idle.
No person will have occasion to complain
of the want of time who never loses any.
It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
- Thomas Jefferson

Pessimism never won any battle.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed
is more important than any other one thing.
- Abraham Lincoln

When you are in any contest,
you should work as if there were -
to the very last minute - a chance to lose it.
This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

No individual has any right to come into the world
and go out of it without leaving something behind.
- George Washington Carver

Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions,
it is governed by our mental attitude.
- Dale Carnegie

If there is any one secret of success,
it lies in the ability to get
the other person's point of view
and see things from that person's angle
as well as from your own.
- Henry Ford

Leaders aren't born they are made.
And they are made just like anything else, through hard work.
And that's the price we'll have to pay
to achieve that goal, or any goal.
- Vince Lombardi

The first step towards the solution
of any problem is optimism.
- John Baines

"Good morning!" he said at last.
"We don't want any adventures here, thank you!
You might try over The Hill or across The Water."
- J. R. R. Tolkien

Increase of material comforts,
it may be generally laid down,
does not in any way whatsoever
conduce to moral growth.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

When I examine myself and my methods of thought,
I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy
has meant more to me than
any talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

Most everything in life is about our
point-of-view rather than any absolute.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest discovery of any generation
is that a human being
can alter his life by
altering his attitude
- William James

A mind at peace, a mind centered
and not focused on harming others,
is stronger than any physical force in the universe.
- Wayne Dyer

Distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

When any situation arises which tempts you to become disturbed,
say: "There is another way of looking at this."
- A Course In Miracles

If it is surely the means to the highest end we know,
can any work be humble or disgusting?
Will it not rather be elevating as a ladder,
the means by which we are translated?
- Henry David Thoreau

It is any day better to stand erect
with a broken and bandaged head
then to crawl on one's belly,
in order to be able to save one's head.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.
- Henry David Thoreau

Choose to See Beauty and Joy:
Much in life can be seen as ugly or beautiful - it's our choice.
Why would we choose to see any part of life as ugly?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Begin to act from your dominion.
Declare the truth by telling yourself
that there is nothing to be afraid of,
that you no longer entertain any images of fear.
- Ernest Holmes

There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it
and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself.
- Henry David Thoreau

Your example is far more influential and inspiring
than any words of instruction, or threats,
or even words of encouragement.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex...
It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage
to move in the opposite direction.
- Albert Einstein

You must not under any pretense allow
your mind to dwell on any thought
that is not positive, constructive, optimistic, kind.
- Emmet Fox

Any man who reads too much
and uses his own brain too little
falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein

"Be Prepared."
"Be prepared for what?"
"Why, for any old thing."
- Robert Baden-Powell,
the founder of Scouting.
[as quoted in the Boy Scout Handbook]

The fear of death follows from the fear of life.
A man who lives fully, is prepared to die at any time.
- Mark Twain

If you're doing your best,
you won't have any time to worry about failure.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

The dream you are living is your creation.
It is your perception of reality that you can change at any time.
- don Miguel Ruiz

You may be always victorious if
you will never enter into any contest
where the issue does not wholly depend upon yourself.
- Epictetus

We should distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

There is only one time that is important - NOW!
It is the most important time because
it is the only time that we have any power.
- Leo Tolstoy

You can conquer almost any fear
if you will only make up your mind to do so.
For remember, fear doesn't exist
anywhere except in the mind.
- Dale Carnegie

Nothing external to you has any power over you.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The most common way people give up their power
is by thinking they don't have any.
- Alice Walker

If a man loses his reverence for any part of life,
he will lose his reverence for all of life.
- Albert Schweitzer

Nurture your mind with great thoughts,
for you will never go any higher than you think.
- Benjamin Disraeli


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