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Oscar Peterson Quotes and Sayings

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It's the group sound that's important,
even when you're playing a solo.
- Oscar Peterson

I am the worlds laziest writer.
- Oscar Peterson

I don't do something because I think it will sell 30 million albums.
I couldn't care less.
If it sells one, it sells one.
- Oscar Peterson

Too many jazz pianists limit themselves to a personal style,
a trademark, so to speak.
They confine themselves to one type of playing.
- Oscar Peterson

 

Some people try to get very philosophical and cerebral
about what they're trying to say with jazz.
You don't need any prologues, you just play.
- Oscar Peterson

I play as I feel.
- Oscar Peterson

I don't believe that a lot of the things I hear on
the air today are going to be played for as long a
time as Coleman Hawkins records or Brahms concertos.
- Oscar Peterson

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We're not like pop musicians who have to perform the
same top ten tunes every night of a tour.
- Oscar Peterson

I have no one style.
- Oscar Peterson

If you have something to say of any worth then people will listen to you.
- Oscar Peterson

I believe in using the entire piano as a single instrument
capable of expressing every possible musical idea.
- Oscar Peterson

You not only have to know your own instrument,
you must know the others and how to back them up at all times.
That's jazz.
- Oscar Peterson

The music field was the first to break down racial barriers,
because in order to play together, you have to love
the people you are playing with,
and if you have any racial inhibitions,
you wouldn't be able to do that.
- Oscar Peterson

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,
committed people can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead

Recovery begins with embracing our pain
and taking the risk to share it with others.
We do this by joining a group
and talking about our pain.
- John Bradshaw

There are two kinds of people,
those who do the work,
and those who take the credit.
Try to be in the first group;
there is less competition there.
- Indira Gandhi

Because we believe that our ethnic group,
our society, our political party, our God,
is better than your God, we kill each other.
- Neale Donald Walsch

Women are the only exploited group in history to have
been idealized into powerlessness.
- Erica Jong

I would never want to be a member of a group
whose symbol was a man nailed to two pieces of wood.
- George Carlin

A group or an artist shouldn't get his money until his boss gets his.
- Bobby Darin

Me and Jerry left because we felt we weren't getting
anywhere playing our old songs in tiny clubs.
The group was getting stale and staying behind the times.
- Johnny Thunders

I really dig The Byrds.
I think they are the most underrated -
in their original form -
pop group.
- Bruce Johnston

What characterizes a member of a minority group is
that he is forced to see himself as both exceptional and insignificant,
marvelous and awful, good and evil.
- Norman Mailer

People must realize that a crime motivated by racial
or ethnic prejudice against one group is a crime against all of us.
- Jose Serrano

I believe that what we are fighting here is not just
a small group of people who have hijacked a religion,
but it is a civilization bent on destroying ours.
- Tom Tancredo

I think there's room for both private exploration and group work in Yoga.
- Sting

We can speak about the institution, but ultimately
the bar is the group that both is in touch with the
public on the one hand and understands the judicial
institution on the other.
- Stephen Breyer

A group of politicians deciding to dump a President
because his morals are bad is like the Mafia getting
together to bump off the Godfather for not going to church on Sunday.
- Russell Baker

The old approach of sacrificing the needs of one group
to benefit another just won't work.
- Michael K. Simpson

When you work in TV, it's such a group effort,
it's not about you.
- Kylie Minogue

I foresee online gaming changing when there are good
audio-visual links connecting the participants,
thus approximating play in a face-to-face group.
- Gary Gygax

The thing I loved the most - and still love the most about teaching -
is that you can connect with an individual or a group,
and see that individual or group exceed their limits.
- Mike Krzyzewski

Obviously any group that has to have funding also needs
to get attention to their issues.
- Bjorn Lomborg

It is not enough to show people how to live better:
there is a mandate for any group with enormous powers
of communication to show people how to be better.
- Marya Mannes

I have a tight family group that's really important to me.
I don't want to work all the time.
- Ed Harris

Most of my recorded material has been in small group configurations.
I have not released large orchestral works as recordings
because it hasn't been within the realm of possibility.
- Bill Dixon

In my own mind, we are a much happier and much more
functional family and a much more well balanced group
of individual s both off and on the stage -
in the current incarnation.
- James Young

I like that totally mixed up kind of eclectic group
of personal props and bits of costume and I think the
fun of doing that is where I was very lucky with Doctor Who.
- Lalla Ward

No, no, it was the relationships.
That was that group.
People believed that Rob and Laura were really married in real life.
You know, a lot of people believed that.
- Dick Van Dyke

So if people will pay attention to what I say because
of our success as a group,
I am going to use that.
- Kevin Richardson

I never wanted to be aligned to a mature group because
they go off and become politicians and stuff.
- Richard O'Brien

Since Israel does not differentiate between attacking this group or that,
we are saying our people can work individually or collectively to face this aggression.
- Ahmed Yassin

I don't write for any group.
I write to bring about a change in consciousness.
- Jeanette Winterson

A minority group has "arrived" only when it has the
right to produce some fools and scoundrels without
the entire group paying for it.
- Carl T. Rowan

Every group has its idiosyncrasies, but at a certain point we all are human.
- D. L. Hughley

So the name of a group has to say something.
The name has to be strong.
- Jim Capaldi

I had my group of friends, you know,
like my real group of friends,
and then I had, like, party friends.
- Jack Osbourne

On a group of theories one can found a school;
but on a group of values one can found a culture,
a civilization, a new way of living together among men.
- Ignazio Silone

Writers sometimes give up what is most strange and
wonderful about their writing -
soften their roughest edges -
to accommodate themselves toward a group response.
- Mary Oliver

I gave my life to the Group Theatre,
because in it I'm building something for myself.
What I build, I am.
- Elia Kazan

I have a group of people, about 40, in a local church in Surrey in England,
who pray for me regularly.
- Cliff Richard

I got started in 1995, working in a group called The Cash Money Click.
- Ja Rule

When I'm out with a group I hide in the corner and get legless.
I just make sure my friends shield me.
- Samantha Mumba

It was just us lampooning our own peer group,
saying, well hey, where did this stuff come from? And
where does British guys get to be so good at it suddenly?
- Neil Innes

Stripped of ethical rationalizations and philosophical pretensions,
a crime is anything that a group in power chooses to prohibit.
- Freda Adler

And I can't tell you how many women from a certain age group -
they would be in their 30s now,
20s and 30s - tell me about how I was their role model
when they were young girls.
- Lindsay Wagner

I had rapidly become aware there were problems with the Kalifa group.
- Gerard Depardieu

I think we in the Alpha Band, which was a strange group anyway,
weren't dealing with any of these issues.
They sneaked up on us and took us over,
before we know what was going on.
- T-Bone Burnett

My routines come out of total unhappiness.
My audiences are my group therapy.
- Joan Rivers

I cannot believe that the American people and the people
they elected would use the Constitution to stifle any group's rights.
- Jean O'Leary

Group personification obscures, rather than illuminates,
important political questions.
- Tom G. Palmer

We played some gigs in Switzerland a couple of weeks
ago and it was the first time I really felt the group
was really a band in the sense of something I could write for.
- Fred Frith

I offer my expertise and experience for hire in order
to help a group of people reach the summit.
- Anatoli Boukreev

I like to do projects in which you can see statistical results.
I am very happy for all these small children,
who have been the biggest group of victims of iodine deficiency.
- Anatoly Karpov

We're a rock group.
we're noisy, rowdy, sensational and weird.
- Angus Young

All of the studies we do in my group are quantified.
- Robert Sternberg

Obviously in Art of Noise, I'm just part of the group,
and when I do film scores, it's always in collaboration
with the director and other people involved.
- Anne Dudley

Fortunately we're not a public company -
we're a private group of companies,
and I can do what I want.
- Richard Branson

I think that sometimes you do something that makes
a small group of people laugh,
which is all we were trying to do; we were just trying
to make each other laugh.
- John Cleese

After all these years, I'm finally into soccer.
The World Cup is on, and my band is an international group -
they're all around me,
cheering in the hotel bars.
- Art Garfunkel

The only group in America that deserves to scrutinize what we are doing...
are parents.
- Jack Valenti


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