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Mose Allison Quotes and Sayings

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I've been able to do pretty well.
I don't work as many consecutive nights as I used to,
but I'm still working over 100 nights a year,
so that's good for me.
- Mose Allison

And Lennie Tristano I like a lot, I still like him.
- Mose Allison

There's a few tunes of mine that don't have jokes,
but most of them have a joke and they have a humorous point of view somewhere.
- Mose Allison

Traveling these days has a lot of problems and also it wears you out more.
- Mose Allison

 

But I got an audience that knows what I do.
They usually show up, so I usually do pretty good.
- Mose Allison

I've heard some tunes in recent years that were pretty close to that same idea.
The idea was you turn on the radio and you want to
hear some music and up comes a commercial.
- Mose Allison

I can't judge my own stuff.
That's for others.
But those are the three things that I admire.
- Mose Allison

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I'm always storing away phrases and ideas and things
that I think might turn into songs.
- Mose Allison

Then I started listenin' a lot to classical composers.
Piano works.
Just to see what they were doin'.
That sort of put me in a different groove to try to blend all that in.
- Mose Allison

I'm playin' the music I like.
- Mose Allison

I'm playin' music for a certain type of person.
Fortunately, there are more and more of us.
At least there are more comin' to see me than there were 30 years ago or so.
- Mose Allison

All the classic jazz players all sang and a lot of 'em sang blues.
- Mose Allison

As far as I'm concerned, the essentials of jazz are:
melodic improvisation,
melodic invention, swing, and instrumental personality.
- Mose Allison

I never sit down and write.
I just sorta let things form in my brain.
- Mose Allison

The jazz boom was goin' on then so there was a lot
happenin' in New York at that time.
- Mose Allison

I sang and wrote songs when I was 12 years old.
- Mose Allison

The thing of playin' and singin' never bothered me.
- Mose Allison

At this point, I don't listen to other people too much.
I'm not really that affected by anyone.
- Mose Allison

It's as much fun as it ever was, you know,
once I get there.
Gettin' there is a little harder.
- Mose Allison

I just try to do as good job with the material as I
can and play some jazz as well,
some improvised music, and do that every night.
Just see where it goes.
- Mose Allison

I do some concerts.
At the moment, I'm being helped a lot by a gig I play in London,
which is Pizza Express.
- Mose Allison

I have no idea what I'm doin'.
I've never seen me.
- Mose Allison

I haven't stopped and I don't plan on stoppin' any time soon.
- Mose Allison

My main influences have always been the classic jazz players who sang,
like Louis Armstrong and Nat King Cole and Jack Teagarden.
- Mose Allison

I finally decided if I was going to make a living,
I was gonna have to come to New York.
- Mose Allison

I been getting good crowds.
It only took 50 years.
- Mose Allison

So I'm in my 51st year of playin' mostly nightclubs.
I do some concerts.
- Mose Allison

I do very few standards.
Hardly any.
Other people's tunes that I do are usually obscure tunes,
for the most part, although I do a couple of Duke Ellington
tunes that are well known.
- Mose Allison

I just have a lot off different influences.
- Mose Allison

There's a lot of terrible things goin' on all the time,
but you gotta try and have some fun in the end.
- Mose Allison

Pizza Express has been a real godsend for me.
I've been working there for several years,
six weeks a year.
You can go to work every night and play.
It's a nice little club.
It's just about the right size for me,
about 150 people.
- Mose Allison

I went through the whole number, you know.
The swing era, the boogie woogie era,
the bebop era.
Thelonious Monk is still one of my favorites.
So a lot of these people had their effect on me.
- Mose Allison

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

For all sad words of tongue and pen,
The saddest are these, "It might have been.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

What work I have done I have done because it has been play.
If it had been work I shouldn't have done it.
- Mark Twain

My life has been filled with terrible misfortune;
most of which never happened.
- Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

Most of the important things in the world
have been accomplished by people
who have kept on trying
when there seemed to be no hope at all.
- Dale Carnegie

All life is change.
Release your attachment to the way things have been,
and wend your way joyfully
through life's unfolding majesty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My experience has been that work is
almost the best way to pull oneself out of the depths.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth
until the hour of separation.
- Khalil Gibran

Calm provides clarity. Pause to consider
the gifts you have been given,
the difference you have made
and the direction in which you are headed.
- Anonymous

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared
believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
- Bruce Barton

Education is what survives when
what has been learned has been forgotten.
- B. F. Skinner

I have always been regretting that
I was not as wise as the day I was born.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is never too late to become what you might have been.
- George Eliot

An "always been" does not mean I must choose "what must be."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Love like you've never been hurt,
dance like no one is watching,
live as though heaven is on earth.
- Satchel Paige

Re-examine all that you have been told...
dismiss that which insults your soul.
- Walt Whitman

Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.
- Satchel Paige

Anger is a killing thing:
it kills the man who angers,
for each rage leaves him less than he had been before -
it takes something from him.
- Louis L'Amour

The highest thinkers of the ages,
the seers of the tribes and the nations,
have been optimists.
- Helen Keller

To have done anything just for money
is to have been truly idle.
- Henry David Thoreau

What is a weed? A plant whose virtues
have never been discovered.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Your innermost core has always been pure.
Purity is intrinsic to you,
it cannot be taken away.
- Osho

NO ONE has been granted the authority to tell me
how my life should be lived.
I answer only to myself and to Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How far you go in life depends on you being
tender with the young,
compassionate with the aged,
sympathetic with the striving
and tolerant of the weak and the strong.
Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
- George Washington Carver

Visualize your end result as having already been accomplished.
Let the image of your success play on the giant screen
in full color with surround sound -
so real you can smell and taste it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Cheer for endings - whether goals have been met or not -
whether the ending is tidy or ragged.
Without endings, there would be neither the opportunity
nor the incentive to think new thoughts,
and to begin great new projects.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Failure does not exist.
Failure is simply someone else's opinion of how
a certain act should have been completed.
Once you believe that no act must be performed
in any specific other-directed way,
then failing becomes impossible.
- Wayne Dyer

The wish for healing has always been half of health.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Competition has been shown to be useful
up to a certain point and no further,
but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today,
begins where competition leaves off.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

God, as Truth, has been for me a treasure beyond price.
May He be so to every one of us.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The heart is always right -
if there's a question of choosing between the mind and the heart -
because mind is a creation of the society.
It has been educated.
You have been given it by the society, not by existence.
The heart is unpolluted.
- Osho

One never notices what has been done;
one can only see what remains to be done.
- Marie Curie

No written law has ever been more binding
than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.
- Carrie Chapman Catt

You have not been abandoned.
You are never alone, except by your own choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Like a Butterfly, I have been Reborn
with Bold Colors and Strong Wings.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I accept everything that ever has been,
with no regrets, no resentments, and no call for vengeance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Pick up a stone that feels good to you
and is small enough to hold in one hand.
Consider how long that stone has been around
and what enormous pressure it has experienced.
Draw strength from its long history.
- Mary Anne Radmacher


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