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Pete Fountain Quotes and Sayings

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What we used to say was whoever had the bow tie got to lead the band.
There was never any jealousy.
- Pete Fountain

I was improvising before I was reading music.
I was just trying to play things on the clarinet by ear.
I think my ear is one of my greatest assets.
- Pete Fountain

You know, it's funny...
when you're making money, people don't think you're playing jazz.
Now when you're not making money, people think that
you're a good jazz musician.
- Pete Fountain

If I had grown up in any place but New Orleans,
I don't think my career would have taken off.
I wouldn't have heard the music that was around this town.
There was so much going on when I was a kid.
- Pete Fountain

 

Win as if you were used to it,
lose as if you enjoyed it for a change.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be a yardstick of quality.
Some people aren't used to an environment
where excellence is expected.
- Steve Jobs

A great secret of success is to go through life
as a man who never gets used up.
- Albert Schweitzer

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We cannot solve our problems with the same
thinking we used when we created them.
- Albert Einstein

I used to tell my husband that,
if he could make me "understand" something,
it would be clear to all the other people in the country.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Friendship, like credit, is highest when it is not used.
- Elbert Hubbard

To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try to understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget.
- Arundhati Roy

I used to believe in forever, but forever's too good to be true.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

It's just random chance, baby; get used to it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I offer my body, my mind
and any ability that I posses,
to be used by Thee, O Infinite Creator,
in whatever way Thou dost choose
to express Thyself through me.
I know that all work is Thy work,
and that no task is too difficult
or too menial when offered
to Thee in loving service.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

I used to go away for weeks in a state of confusion.
- Albert Einstein

Life should not be a journey to the grave
with the intention of arriving safely
in a pretty and well preserved body,
but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke,
thoroughly used up, totally worn out,
and loudly proclaiming, "Wow! What a Ride!"
- Hunter S. Thompson

In those days he was wiser than he is now;
he used to frequently take my advice.
- Winston Churchill

I wouldn't attach too much importance to these student riots.
I remember when I was a student at the Sorbonne in Paris,
I used to go out and riot occasionally.
- John Foster Dulles

Most people consider the course of events as natural and inevitable.
They little know what radical change are possible through prayer.
Every morning I offer my body, my mind and any ability that I posses,
to be used by Thee, O infinite creator,
in whatever way Thou dost choose to express Thyself through me.
I know that all work is Thy work, and that no task is too difficult
or too menial when offered to Thee in loving service.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

It is only after years of preparation that the young
artist should touch color -
not color used descriptively,
that is, but as a means of personal expression.
- Henri Matisse

I used to be good with kids, but as I get older,
I'm grumpy and terrible with them.
As for doing a gig at a 6-year old's birthday party,
you couldn't pay me enough.
- Johnny Vegas

Style used to be an interaction between the human soul
and tools that were limiting.
In the digital era, it will have to come from the soul alone.
- Jaron Lanier

I used to love dogs until I discovered cats.
- Nafisa Joseph

My father used to sing to me in my mother's womb.
I think I can name about any tune in two beats.
- Yancy Butler

Lawsuits should not be used to destroy a viable and
independent distribution system.
The solution lies in the marketplace and not the courtroom.
- Don Henley

Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar
haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair.
- Sam Ewing

I used to jog but the ice cubes kept falling out of my glass.
- David Lee Roth

As a rule, software systems do not work well until they have been used,
and have failed repeatedly, in real applications.
- Dave Parnas

There is nothing in the world of art like the songs mother used to sing.
- Billy Sunday

When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle.
Then I realised that the Lord doesn't work that way
so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.
- Emo Philips

I used to lie in bed in my flat and imagine what would
happen if there was a zombie attack.
- Simon Pegg

Moral power is probably best when it is not used.
The less you use it the more you have.
- Andrew Young

As athletes, we're used to reacting quickly.
Here, it's 'come, stop, come, stop.' There's a lot of downtime.
That's the toughest part of the day.
- Michael Jordan

When I was a kid, I used to imagine animals running under my bed.
I told my dad, and he solved the problem quickly.
He cut the legs off the bed.
- Lou Brock

A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be,
A father is someone who carries pictures where his money used to be.
- Frank Howard Clark

"Think simple" as my old master used to say -
meaning reduce the whole of its parts
into the simplest terms,
getting back to first principles.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

The claim "I was only following orders" has been used
to justify too many tragedies in our history.
- Captain Picard of the television series
STAR TREK: The Next Generation

I have been through various fitness regimes.
I used to run about five miles a day and I did aerobics for a while.
- Sting

Some dreamers demand that scientists only discover
things that can be used for good.
- John Charles Polanyi

My mother used to tell me man gives the award,
God gives the reward.
I don't need another plaque.
- Denzel Washington

I'm not used to feeling so human.
Is it always like this?
- Edward, from Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer

The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be.
- Paul Valery

History is a tool used by politicians to justify their intentions.
- Ted Koppel

I think I've discovered the secret of life -
you just hang around until you get used to it.
- Charles M. Schulz

Getting married is a lot like getting into a tub of hot water.
After you get used to it, it ain't so hot.
- Minnie Pearl

When I stand before God at the end of my life,
I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left,
and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
- Erma Bombeck

The poet may be used as a barometer,
but let us not forget that he is also part of the weather.
- Lionel Trilling

As a little girl I used to daydream about my real father
coming on a white horse to rescue me.
- Christine Keeler

I used to be Snow White, but I drifted.
- Mae West

Nobody climbs mountains for scientific reasons.
Science is used to raise money for the expeditions,
but you really climb for the hell of it.
- Edmund Hillary

The revenues of Cuban state-run companies are used
exclusively for the benefit of the people,
to whom they belong.
- Fidel Castro

I'm 86 and my doctor used to tell me to slow down -
at least he did until he dropped dead.
- Cesar Romero

We all should choose our friends carefully.
I used to think that no one could know me better than somebody else,
because you're inside yourself, your body, you can't see yourself.
If you think like that, you surround yourself with
other people who are willing to tell you who you are,
which are usually judgmental people ...
we should really surround ourselves with the ones
that adore us and believe in the highest of us.
- Jewel

Women and cats will do as they please,
and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
- Robert A. Heinlein

I used to want to be a lawyer, but I didn't want to
have half my brain sucked out.
- Max Walker

Love is the word used to label the sexual excitement of the young,
the habituation of the middle-aged, and the mutual dependence of the old.
- John Ciardi

The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.
- Charlie Chaplin

I used to sell furniture for a living.
The trouble was, it was my own.
- Les Dawson

It is better to have a fair intellect that is well
used than a powerful one that is idle.
- Bryant H. McGill

The future ain't what it used to be.
- Yogi Berra

I used to be hung up on my figure, but it's a waste of time.
I don't believe in diets.
Have four pints one night, be healthy the next.
- Sophie Ellis Bextor

She was what we used to call a suicide blonde -
dyed by her own hand.
- Saul Bellow

I had a weird situation were someone used my name to
extort money from a woman.
He took her for 60 or 80 thousand dollars.
He is in prison now.
It was on Sally.
- Michael Biehn

I'll never get used to living without Mo,
but the painful things that surround what happened
to him aren't so painful any more-not so raw or so new.
- Robin Gibb

A lot of artists are much more concerned about how
their work is used and how it's disseminated.
That, to artists, is as important as the money,
for some people.
- Hilary Rosen

We used to play the Savoy Ballroom, and we always had
a boogie tune in the set.
Bands like Tommy Dorsey used to do a little boogie woogie.
The big bands.
- Jay McShann

Well I was always a hustler...
I ran numbers; I wasn't a stick up kid,
but I was a fence for them.
I used to sell weed; and was kicked out of Music and Art for that.
- Kurtis Blow

I used to like writing for comedians -
I enjoyed the challenge of making other people funny.
- Denis Norden

We decided to do some of Merle's things with modern instrumentation.
We used a flute, a bass clarinet, a trumpet,
a clarinet, drums, a guitar, vibes and a piano.
- Tennessee Ernie Ford

There is an expression now that is commonly used about
these so-called internal conflicts which are not really internal,
because they have connections to the outside world.
- Lakhdar Brahimi


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