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Ray Brown Quotes and Sayings

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They played so good it was frightening.
And I, of course, being young, was in awe of everything
that was going on and rightly so.
I mean, it was too good to believe.
- Ray Brown

Coming down off crack is like the worst depression.
The worst.
- Ray Brown

The best time to buy a home is always five years ago.
- Ray Brown

A 'For Sale' sign in your yard during the holidays
is like a 'kick me' sign.
You are telling buyers you are a distressed seller.
- Ray Brown

 

People are trading distance for dollars.
- Ray Brown

We had to do a lot of rehearsals to get it so that it was playable.
What it did was make you practice.
That's good for any musician to have that kind of pressure.
It brings things out of you that might not come out
if you don't have to reach for something all the time.
- Ray Brown

I will have a song that I'm in love with for a couple
of months and then I'll go to something else.
That's just constantly changing.
And sometimes I will go back to old one that I haven't heard for a long time.
- Ray Brown

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Well, jazz is to me, a complete lifestyle.
It's bigger than a word.
It's a much bigger force than just something that you can say.
It's something that you have to feel.
It's something that you have to live.
- Ray Brown

I have gratitude for EVERYTHING that has ever occurred
to bring me to this moment.
I accept that no one else is ever to blame
for either my joy or my suffering.
The entire cause of all my joys and all my sufferings
is my own emotional response to the events of my life,
and I am committed to consistently distinguishing
between my feelings about events
and the physical occurrences of those events.
I declare that everyone who has ever played
any role in any of the events of my life
is entirely without fault.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I give thanks for everything that has occurred
to bring me to this moment in time.
Every event that has ever occurred in my life
has played a crucial role in delivering me to this instant.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing.
The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Baseball happens to be a game of cumulative tension but football,
basketball and hockey are played with hand grenades and machine guns.
- John Leonard

I Forgive Myself and All Others with Compassion -
I forgive everyone, especially myself,
for all actions and all inactions throughout my entire life.
I accept that no one else has ever been to blame
for either my joy or my suffering.
The entire cause of all my joys and all my sufferings
is my own emotional response to the events of my life,
and I am committed to consistently distinguishing
between my feelings about events
and the physical occurrence of those events.
I declare that everyone who has ever played any role
in any of the events of my life is entirely without fault.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is only a dirty trick played on us
to achieve continuation of the species.
- W. Somerset Maugham

The Wedding March always reminds me of the music
played when soldiers go into battle.
- Heinrich Heine

Tennis and golf are best played, not watched.
- Roger Kahn

Golf is played by twenty million mature American men
whose wives think they are out having fun.
- Jim Bishop

Of all the roles I've played, none has been as fulfilling as being a mother.
- Annette Funicello

My parents and my grandfather on my mom's side would travel the earth.
They went to Australia and China, and they went to
probably every soccer game I ever played.
- Brandi Chastain

I think that people who have played sports have an
ability to relate to people because when you're playing
you have to work on teams and with opposing players.
- Michael Michele

I have been tied up with music for about as long as I can remember.
By the time I was four I was picking out little tunes
my mother played on the reed organ in the living-room.
- Mary Lou Williams

Sport must be amateur or it is not sport.
Sports played professionally are entertainment.
- Avery Brundage

In my first film, Five Corners, I played a very scary,
violent crazed character, and it exposed me to a lot of directors.
- John Turturro

Here I was, this good guy that played football;
I was gonna go play in college but I had a bad senior year.
But I played guitar in assemblies whenever I could.
- Bob Livingston

Jazz music is to be played sweet, soft,
plenty rhythm.
- Jelly Roll Morton

My father was always anxious to give pleasure to his children.
Accordingly, he took me one day, as a special treat,
to the top of the grand old tower, to see the chimes played.
- James Nasmyth

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

I mean, a Mexican boy couldn't be anything else but an Indian.
And why did you take the name of Quinn,
they used to say to me.
Hey, you're an Indian, so I played Indians.
- Anthony Quinn

The first time I ever played the trumpet in public,
I played the Marine Hymn.
I sounded terrible.
- Wynton Marsalis

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've played almost every lead character from Henry VI to Othello.
I'm dying to tackle Richard III sometime.
- Ted Lange

You have to remember that I played longer than anybody else on the main tour;
I played until I was 40,
and then played another six years or so on the seniors tour.
- Jimmy Connors

Unfortunately, we don't get a second chance.
We've already played them twice.
- Trevor Brooking

I was very lucky in as much as I played a lot of tennis.
- Dabney Coleman

All gut strings.
That's just the first kind of guitar I played,
it was a nylon string guitar.
And to me, it's the purest form of guitar making,
and I just enjoy doing it.
- Guy Clark

We played for power and impact.
- John Gallagher

I play music the way it was played in yesteryear.
- Compay Segundo

Win or lose today I am proud of the way my boys have
played in the tournament.
- Imran Khan

I toured Ontario in the winter of '48,
in a touring company of The Drunkard,
in which I played the bartender.
- Jonathan Frid

So I played alto for quite a while until I saved up
the money for the baritone.
- Gerry Mulligan

I thought I would reflect here on a theme most scientists enjoy recalling:
the part luck played in their accomplishments.
- Edmond H. Fischer

While I was into many different types of music,
and played with many different local groups,
I really didn't have a band to call my own until Dire
Straits was formed in 1977.
- Mark Knopfler

The friend that I based Heffer on was adopted,
and it all played into his total personality.
- Joe Murray

We had a day off here yesterday and I just sat in my room and played.
- Leo Kottke

Maybe, one other match better; but if you look at the tournament as a whole,
I played very high quality tennis for seven matches
and raised my game when I needed to.
- Richard Krajicek

I played Mary Joe Fernandez in the semifinals.
She was winning the first set.
Second set was very close.
I started to play this aggressive game.
I think I surprised them.
- Gabriela Sabatini

At the first screening, there were a lot of areas that
we went around and around about.
Then we had our second screening.
It played better.
It's almost a reasonable length film now!
- Terry Gilliam

Without question, no hesitation, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
was the best player I ever played against.
- Bill Walton

I'm not known for my intellectual range and tricks have been played on me.
- William Sanderson

I went over before the British Open and played Valderrama
thinking that I might make the team,
might be a captain's pick.
I made the effort to go over there.
- Payne Stewart

I have played for 15 years and it has been a dream.
- Sachin Tendulkar

I played Hamlet, I played Chekhov and Ibsen and all the classics.
- Harvey Korman

I already played James Dean in a film called Race with Destiny,
but it hasn't come out yet.
- Casper Van Dien

I ain't ever had a job, I just always played baseball.
- Satchel Paige

Well, you know, I played Mufasa in the workshop of The Lion King.
- Keith David

I always sang, I always acted, I always played.
- Theodore Bikel

Night after night I could feel the chills go up and down my spine,
they played so well.
- Lawrence Welk

I would rather have played a character like Opie than Little Ricky.
- Keith Thibodeaux

I always imagine later on these songs I could've played with a band,
but it never worked out that way.
- Nuno Bettencourt

I just came from Aspen, Colorado and they had fifteen
kids I played for and they all played horns.
- Jimmy Smith

My mother played piano so we always had music around the house.
- Johnny Winter

Ultimately, you have to not worry about people thinking
you should have played him differently.
You're the one playing the part so it has to be yours.
- Ewan McGregor

As a young child, I played the violin.
I think that that started the spark.
- Peggy Fleming

I wish I were a character actor.
Of course, if I played hockey without a mask,
I could become one.
- Michael Vartan

Hitler's economic revolution in Germany had reduced
financial considerations to a point where they played
no role in economic or political decisions.
- Carroll Quigley

The Band never really played big concert tours.
We never sold millions and millions of albums.
- Levon Helm

My goal is to just keep playing roles that are different
from the roles I've played before.
- Alicia Witt

The last show we played, I was straight as a die.
It did feel weird not to be hiding behind alcohol or dope,
but being focused was...
good.
- Ron Wood

People are going deaf because music is played louder and louder,
but because they're going deaf, it has to be played louder still.
- Milan Kundera

What innocence, may I ask, is being played here when
it is known that this virtuous damsel has already got
a dozen illegitimate children?
- Nikita Khrushchev

Then to have your baby playing at the school you played
at and having him play well is a special treat.
- Jerry Kramer


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