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Marian McPartland Quotes and Sayings

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Nowadays it seems to me nobody takes trouble about anything,
especially writing songs.
- Marian McPartland

At the risk of being a fuddy-duddy I don't have a computer;
I don't have e-mail; and I really don't need something
in my house that I would be sitting in front of for hours.
- Marian McPartland

I'd just as soon be on a good Steinway or Yamaha just as well.
- Marian McPartland

Well it's because the record companies are pumping
away with their commercial stuff.
I think it's a shame.
- Marian McPartland

 

I would really hate to have e-mail.
It's bad enough with all the mail I get.
- Marian McPartland

My hands look terrible but I can do anything I want to do,
so, you know, I just think I'm playing all around with
more good taste and not dashing up and down the piano.
- Marian McPartland

By the way, I got a Grammy, which was a big thrill.
- Marian McPartland

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As long as I can still be on my own and do my own thing
and be working full time,
it's great.
- Marian McPartland

The house is in turmoil with records on every space.
In the kitchen and in the dining room is covered with records.
I don't have a big enough house to accommodate everything.
- Marian McPartland

There are a million good tunes.
- Marian McPartland

It's awful to have to, but I've started thinking about that,
you know.
86.
I'm thinking, well, maybe I might make it to 90.
At least I'd like to have my brains.
- Marian McPartland

Boy, I'm just quietly doing my thing,
and I hope they'll look around and get my record out.
- Marian McPartland

I'm not too fond of changing things into waltzes,
but sometimes that works.
- Marian McPartland

I have a West Coast rhythm section and a New York rhythm section.
I've got them spread out all over the place.
- Marian McPartland

I like minor tunes.
- Marian McPartland

Although I do feel that with a show like ours we ourselves
are getting a lot more young listeners at concerts.
- Marian McPartland

I need to get up and walk around and keep my knees from getting bad,
which is what's happening.
- Marian McPartland

So if I think of something in my head I don't have to do it.
If I can't do I don't do it, I do something else.
- Marian McPartland

I'm trying to get the record that I made at my birthday party last year,
trying to get that out, and the lawyers are diddling
around with it and it probably won't be out until next year.
I don't know.
- Marian McPartland

So I have a friend who works for me once a week.
She's got e-mail, so anybody that must send an e-mail,
they send it to her and she faxes it to me.
Sounds like a long way of doing things,
but it works for me.
- Marian McPartland

I love to play in the different keys like B or F sharp,
or keys that most people don't play in,
because they have a better resonance or something.
I'm really not fond of F and C. I just stay away from those if I can.
- Marian McPartland

That's something Mary Lou Williams used to tell me:
If you're not feeling right about what you're doing
and you play a minor tune it all comes back,
falls into place.
I don't know if that's true, but I do it.
- Marian McPartland

Baldwin is sort of getting to be a bit funny.
I don't know what happened, but a few years ago they
suddenly went bankrupt and Gibson bought the whole outfit.
Since then they haven't seemed to be doing an awfully
good job of providing pianos.
- Marian McPartland

You can never get silence anywhere nowadays,
have you noticed?
- Bryan Ferry

Home, nowadays, is a place where part of the family
waits till the rest of the family brings the car back.
- Earl Wilson

Can you imagine young people nowadays making a study
of trigonometry for the fun of it? Well I did.
- Clyde Tombaugh

People are getting smarter nowadays;
they are letting lawyers,
instead of their conscience, be their guide.
- Will Rogers

I think that for the highest achievements nowadays...
need to have the stable as a rock scientific base.
And also need to own modesty.
- Alexander Alekhine

The business of a bank is to lend money;
which amounts,
nowadays, to lending credit.
- John Buchanan Robinson

Nowadays, as soon as a striker scores three goals,
everyone starts asking him about it.
- Just Fontaine

Nowadays three witty turns of phrase and a lie make a writer.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

The guys in Kiss use some make up too so at first it was exiting.
I've almost stopped using make-up nowadays.
- Ville Valo

I felt like I was a teacher.
But nowadays, I am as much a student of his.
He writes a lot of what we play.
- Gary Burton

In the past, people were born royal.
Nowadays, royalty comes from what you do.
- Gianni Versace

Nowadays men lead lives of noisy desperation.
- James Thurber

For love that time was not as love is nowadays.
- Thomas Malory

Nowadays I'm not even sure if newspapers take into
account whether a person is a good writer.
- Bob Schieffer

Nowadays, manners are easy and life is hard.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Nowadays, I really like playing in studios.
- Derek Bailey

I prefer that animation reach into places where live action doesn't go,
and it seems like all of animation nowadays is trying
to go where live action is.
- Don Bluth

Nowadays, with much more racial and ethnic mixing,
we are seeing serial killers murdering a variety of victims;
whoever comes along will most likely do.
- Pat Brown

Hemingway seems to be in a funny position.
People nowadays can't identify with him closely as
a member of their own generation,
and he isn't yet historical.
- Leslie Fiedler

No young doctor nowadays can hope for work as exciting and rewarding.
- Alice Hamilton

It is hard to know how many people do,
but given that the people are so docile towards the rulers,
nowadays, very few Americans show the passion for freedom
that our forefathers had.
- James Bovard

Nowadays I construct my books as if they're film scripts.
- Leon de Winter

A man with a million dollars can be as happy nowadays as though he were rich.
- Ward McAllister

Hollywood embraced me in the late '80s because there
was a good project I was in and it was different.
Nowadays, it's about corporate mentality,
box office, youth.
- Marlee Matlin

Rituals are important.
Nowadays it's hip not to be married.
I'm not interested in being hip.
- John Lennon

Nowadays even presidents, vice-presidents,
and heads of big agencies are opening their minds to
accept psychic phenomena,
because they know it works.
- Uri Geller

Certainly it is a different world for players nowadays.
But it depends on the individual.
- Franz Beckenbauer

People don't have fortunes left them in that style nowadays;
men have to work and women to marry for money.
It's a dreadfully unjust world.
- Louisa May Alcott

I enjoy tennis, though don't play very often nowadays,
and skiing...
oh yes and swimming.
- Roger Moore

You just don't see the same type of all-purpose entertainers nowadays.
- Taye Diggs

As a remedy to life in society I would suggest the big city.
Nowadays, it is the only desert within our means.
- Albert Camus

Nowadays, there are sometimes more producers than there are people in the cast,
because it takes that much money to put a show on.
- Stephen Sondheim

You can't imagine how stupid the whole world has grown nowadays.
- Nikolai Gogol

Nowadays, anyone who cannot speak English and is incapable
of using the Internet is regarded as backward.
- Al-Waleed bin Talal

So then learn to conquer your fear.
This is the only art we have to master nowadays:
to look at things without fear,
and to fearlessly do right.
- Friedrich Durrenmatt

To buy very good wine nowadays requires only money.
To serve it to your guests is a sign of fatigue.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.

A pacifist will often - at least nowadays -
be an internationalist and vice versa.
But history shows us that a pacifist need not think internationally.
- Christian Lous Lange

Nowadays I get complaints about long drum solos,
but in those days they wanted me to keep on going so
they could go over to the bar and have a drink.
- Aynsley Dunbar

Wars of aggression are popular nowadays with those
nations convinced that only victory and conquest could
improve their material well-being.
- Ludwig von Mises

Misery no longer loves company.
Nowadays it insists on it.
- Russell Baker

Nowadays, business is all about productivity -
and our folks produce.
- John Hoeven

Everybody is so talented nowadays that the only people
I care to honor as deserving real distinction are those who remain in obscurity.
- Thomas Hardy

I used to fish the Border rivers, but nowadays you
have to queue up for a shot and I can't stand that.
- Norman MacCaig

A rich rogue nowadays is fit company for any gentleman;
and the world,
my dear, hath not such a contempt for roguery as you imagine.
- John Gay

Nowadays the rage for possession has got to such a
pitch that there is nothing in the realm of nature,
whether sacred or profane, out of which profit cannot be squeezed.
- Desiderius Erasmus

I was a teacher for a long time.
I taught at a community college: voice,
theory, humanities.
And nowadays, music education is a dying thing.
Funding is being cut more and more and more.
- Jon Secada

But you know, there's always a danger nowadays that
films are gonna be brought up to Canada for budget reasons.
And that's something that really concerns me.
- Philip Kaufman

No one can be an unbeliever nowadays.
The Christian Apologists have left one nothing to disbelieve.
- Hector Hugh Munro


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