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Marc Ribot Quotes and Sayings

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Modern instruments were designed to throw sound all in one direction.
- Marc Ribot

I hate nostalgia, I want nothing to do with it.
- Marc Ribot

Influence, people think about it as someone you like
but influence is also what you're revolted by.
In fact, often it's what you're running away from.
- Marc Ribot

Good is the director who lets you do what you have to do.
- Marc Ribot

 

Jazz is a music of great achievements but speed and
chops serve a different function in jazz.
- Marc Ribot

I'm not a really good classical guitarist by any means,
but what I learned from this is a way of working very
slowly on solo pieces and I enjoyed working on these pieces of John's.
They were not written for solo guitar but a lot of them were easy to adapt.
- Marc Ribot

I claimed identity as Jewish musicians for political reasons,
because most of us were touring in Germany and,
at this time, twelve years ago, there was a strong
resurgence of Nazism in the places we were touring
and part of that was on the music scene.
- Marc Ribot

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People who work together will win,
whether it be against complex football defenses,
or the problems of modern society.
- Vince Lombardi

Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world
that we must love our enemies - or else?
The chain reaction of evil -
hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars -
must be broken, or else we shall be plunged
into the dark abyss of annihilation.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Modern cynics and skeptics... see no harm in paying those
to whom they entrust the minds of their children
a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom
they entrust the care of their plumbing.
- John F. Kennedy

In modern business it is not the crook who is to be feared most,
it is the honest man who doesn't know what he is doing.
- William Wordsworth

The attempt to redefine the family as a purely voluntary
arrangement grows out of the modern delusion that people
can keep all their options open all the time.
- Christopher Lasch

Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught.
Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught.
- Ambrose Bierce

The history of modern art is also the history of the
progressive loss of art's audience.
Art has increasingly become the concern of the artist
and the bafflement of the public.
- Paul Gauguin

In modern war...
you will die like a dog for no good reason.
- Ernest Hemingway

Half of the modern drugs could well be thrown out of the window,
except that the birds might eat them.
- Martin Henry Fischer

The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's
oldest exercises in moral philosophy;
that is,
the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

Fathers in today's modern families can be so many things.
- Oliver Hudson

Modern medicine is a negation of health.
It isn't organized to serve human health,
but only itself, as an institution.
It makes more people sick than it heals.
- Ivan Illich

Your modern teenager is not about to listen to advice from an old person,
defined as a person who remembers when there was no Velcro.
- Dave Barry

Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking
at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea.
- John Ciardi

The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one,
particularly if he plays golf.
- Bertrand Russell

The modern assault on the environment began about 50 years ago,
during and immediately after World War II.
- Barry Commoner

Rome has not seen a modern building in more than half a century.
It is a city frozen in time.
- Richard Meier

Modern people are only willing to believe in their computers,
while I believe in myself.
- Alain Robert

One of the most feared expressions in modern times
is 'The computer is down.'
- Norman Ralph Augustine

Extol Jewish virtue, modern Zionism and the Israeli Defense Forces.
- Geraldo Rivera

Modern American cinema seems to me superficial.
The intention is to understand a certain reality,
and the result is nothing but a photographing of that reality.
- Manuel Puig

A modern civilization is only possible when it is accepted
that singular beings exist and express themselves freely.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

I think that there is absolutely no free market in
modern industrial states.
- Jeane Kirkpatrick

The argument of the broken window pane is the most
valuable argument in modern politics.
- Emmeline Pankhurst

Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives
us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets.
Imagination without skill gives us modern art.
- Tom Stoppard

What distinguishes modern art from the art of other ages is criticism.
- Octavio Paz

However, the word madda in modern Hebrew specifically means science.
- Norman Lamm

Real family values have gone down the drain in modern families.
- Wes Borland

It is so stupid of modern civilisation to have given
up believing in the devil when he is the only explanation of it.
- Ronald Knox

Chicago is the product of modern capitalism,
and, like other great commercial centers,
is unfit for human habitation.
- Eugene V. Debs

Our approach to economic development must be modern,
focused and in tune with the global trend.
- Ibrahim Babangida

We have for the past year and undoubtedly will be for the next year,
dealing with an electorate that is more alienated and
more cynical than at any point in modern time.
- Robert Teeter

Attention-deficit disorders seem to abound in modern society,
and we don't know the cause.
- Marilyn vos Savant

The Romans used every housing form known today and
they have a remarkably modern look.
- Stephen Gardiner

The tragedy of modern man is not that he knows less
and less about the meaning of his own life,
but that it bothers him less and less.
- Vaclav Havel

I am not a modern man, I am just a wee old fashioned one.
- Ian Hamilton Finlay

My book is traditional.
It runs counter to the post-modern spirit.
- David Guterson

As we consider the fast pace of scientific and technological
progress in our modern world,
we must not lose our moral compass and give way to 'free market eugenics'.
- Sam Brownback

Instead of a few hundreds of thousands of men meeting each other in war,
millions would now meet, and modern weapons would multiply
manifold the power of destruction.
- Edward Grey

I think computer science, by and large,
is still stuck in the Modern age.
- Larry Wall

If you say a modern celebrity is an adulterer,
a pervert and a drug addict, all it means is that you've read his autobiography.
- P. J. O'Rourke

Conservatives have no understanding of modern capitalism.
They have a distorted understanding of the traditional
values they claim to defend.
- Christopher Lasch

The modern Little Red Riding Hood, reared on singing commercials,
has no objection to being eaten by the wolf.
- Marshall McLuhan

The critical method which denies literary modernity would appear -
and even,
in certain respects, would be - the most modern of critical movements.
- Paul de Man

Armani's clothes are beautiful and modern and I love him.
- Claire Forlani

Employers need to recognize that the world has changed
and there are people who would like to help them provide
solution in ways that are new,
modern and that add value to companies.
- Andy Stern

I don't listen to much modern composition.
- Colin Greenwood

You are born modern, you do not become so.
- Jean Baudrillard

Modern Orthodoxy has a highly positive attitude toward the State of Israel.
Our Ultra-Orthodox brethren recognize only the Holy Land,
but not the state.
- Norman Lamm

Music is a gut thing.
You're working in a medium which is more in touch with
the primal than the modern.
A gig is a ritual.
There's a congregation.
- Siobhan Fahey

The modern artist...
is working and expressing an inner world -
in other words -
expressing the energy,
the motion, and other inner forces.
- Jackson Pollock

Some of modern engineering is necessary to good art.
But I think of myself is a cultural artist.
- Larry Wall

The tragedy of modern war is that the young men die fighting each other -
instead of their real enemies back home in the capitals.
- Edward Abbey

Every time I win a tournament I have to think that
there is something wrong with modern chess.
- Viktor Korchnoi

Music is a continuum and the modern and avant-garde
composers of today will be part of the standard repertoire 30 years from now.
- Neville Marriner

You might sooner get lightning out of incense smoke
than true action or passion out of your modern English religion.
- John Ruskin

Another unsettling element in modern art is that common symptom of immaturity,
the dread of doing what has been done before.
- Edith Wharton

When modern writers gave up telling stories,
they gave up the greatest thing we had.
- Howard Nemerov

Most modern stuff I hear kinda sucks,
someone should turn me onto something good,
fast!
- Jim Diamond

I teach at USC, and it's obvious to anyone who teaches
college students that they don't cover much modern
history and certainly not the modern presidency.
- Robert Scheer

It would be flattering to call it a modern Dirty Harry,
but I think this film deals more with the loss of his
wife than the traditional revenge vigilante films.
- Vin Diesel

Revolution in the modern case is no longer an uncouth business.
- Garet Garrett

I think I was first to do live performances on a modern
electronic sound synthesizer.
- John Eaton

Modern music is as dangerous as cocaine.
- Pietro Mascagni


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