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Robert Fripp Quotes and Sayings

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A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
- Robert Fripp

Related topics: Forgiveness

What is necessary is possible, what we want is expensive.
What is unnecessary is unlikely.
- Robert Fripp

According to USA today, the average length of an attention
span of a man in America is 23 minutes.
- Robert Fripp

To me, Bill's musical heart is in Earthworks,
in the jazz they are playing, in the acoustic kit.
- Robert Fripp

 

If you are playing repertoire material,
you're stuck.
There's not huge amounts you can do.
- Robert Fripp

However, in modern conceptual frameworks there is a more sophisticated view.
I would say that the act of music exists in several worlds simultaneously.
- Robert Fripp

The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation
of what is possible in the musical language.
- Robert Fripp

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But above that, most mature adults can hold their attention
on something for 45 minutes,
whether they like it or not.
But above that requires training.
- Robert Fripp

Music can be transformative, utterly transformative.
The act of music is utterly transformative.
- Robert Fripp

If an apprentice does not hear what a master hears,
is then that quality not present in the music? Yes and no.
In the world in which the apprentice lives no.
- Robert Fripp

The perception of the audience is the interesting part.
If the audience doesn't hear what is going on,
is it going on or not?
- Robert Fripp

There are no mistakes, save one: the failure to learn from a mistake.
- Robert Fripp

Then certainly for a musician timing becomes something
that is immediately accessible as a concept,
because it's a necessity in ones everyday performance.
- Robert Fripp

I'd say that what we hear is the quality of our listening.
- Robert Fripp

And if you are playing in several meters at once,
there has to be a - not a rigid - but there definitely
has to be a reference to a common pulse in the band.
- Robert Fripp

Even within the band, if I cannot manage to persuade
the members of what I see to be the next course of action,
how do you expect the group to deal with the expectations of thousands of people.
It is not possible.
- Robert Fripp

Michael Giles the first drummer of King Crimson,
never agreed to the name King Crimson.
But then, if you'd knew Michael, you would know he
didn't agree to the album cover either.
So maybe Michael didn't agree to the point of definition with many things.
- Robert Fripp

Now, if King Crimson accepts responsibility for innovating its own tradition,
you can't accept responsibility for the audience.
And there is an enormous tangible weight of expectation,
which comes from an audience attending a King Crimson concert.
- Robert Fripp

Linguistic philosophers continue to argue that probably music is not a language,
that is in the philosophical debate.
Another point of view is to say that music is a very profound language.
- Robert Fripp

In terms of an identity, an identity reflects an individuality,
by definition.
And, if there is a quality present, it is recognizable and it can be named.
If you can't name it, it means you don't recognize it.
- Robert Fripp

So, you can set up an orchestra down this end of the
railway station playing one particular area,
and simultaneously at the other end something completely different going on.
And in the middle they meet, or not,
depending.
- Robert Fripp

If a professional musician in a symphony orchestra is playing Beethoven.
But this particular orchestra have played this particular chestnut so many times,
they can play it in their sleep.
Does the genius remain present in the music or not?
- Robert Fripp

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard PHOTO

Freedom is not worth having if it
does not connote freedom to err.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.
- Carl Jung

To err is human, to forgive divine.
- Alexander Pope

The biggest mistake we could ever make in our lives
is to think we work for anybody but ourselves.
- Brian Tracy

Anyone who has never made a mistake,
has never tried anything new.
- Albert Einstein

He who never made a mistake,
never made a discovery.
- Samuel Smiles

Many people mistake our work for our vocation.
Our vocation is the love of Jesus.
- Mother Teresa

It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom.
It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest
might weaken and the wisest might err.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A person who never made a mistake
never tried anything new.
- Albert Einstein

Like everyone else who makes the mistake of getting older,
I begin each day with coffee and obituaries.
- Bill Cosby

I claim to be a simple individual liable
to err like any other fellow mortal.
I own, however, that I have humility enough
to confess my errors and to retrace my steps.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Guilt says I've done something wrong;
... shame says there is something wrong with me.
Guilt says I've made a mistake;
... shame says I am a mistake.
Guilt says what did was not good;
... shame says I am no good.
- John Bradshaw

It is a mistake to look too far ahead.
Only one link in the chain of destiny
can be handled at a time.
- Winston Churchill

He who joyfully marches in rank and file
has already earned my contempt.
He has been given a large brain by mistake,
since for him the spinal cord would suffice.
- Albert Einstein

Experience enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
- Franklin P. Jones

Formerly, when religion was strong and science weak,
men mistook magic for medicine; now,
when science is strong and religion weak,
men mistake medicine for magic.
- Thomas Szasz

Never get married in college; it's hard to get a start
if a prospective employer finds you've already made one mistake.
- Elbert Hubbard

Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming
that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Many a man in love with a dimple makes the mistake
of marrying the whole girl.
- Stephen Leacock

Starting out to make money is the greatest mistake in life.
Do what you feel you have a flair for doing,
and if you are good enough at it, the money will come.
- Greer Garson

Show me a person who has never made a mistake and I'll
show you somebody who has never achieved much.
- Joan Collins

It is a mistake for a sculptor or a painter to speak
or write very often about his job.
It releases tension needed for his work.
- Henry Moore

A mistake is simply another way of doing things.
- Katharine Graham

When I find myself in the company of scientists,
I feel like a shabby curate who has strayed by mistake
into a room full of dukes.
- W. H. Auden

Marriage is a mistake every man should make.
- George Jessel

When I write software, I know that it will fail,
either due to my own mistake, or due to some other cause.
- Wietse Venema

Do not make the mistake of treating your dogs like
humans or they will treat you like dogs.
- Martha Scott

Exclusiveness in a garden is a mistake as great as it is in society.
- Alfred Austin

Without music, life would be a mistake...
I would only believe in a God who knew how to dance.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Take all that is given whether wealth,
love or language, nothing comes by mistake and with
good digestion all can be turned to health.
- George Herbert

Man is nature's sole mistake.
- William Gilbert

I find that the best way to do things is to constantly
move forward and to never doubt anything and keep moving forward,
if you make a mistake say you made a mistake.
- John Frusciante

I think it's a mistake to ever look for hope outside of one's self.
- Arthur Miller

Live rich, die poor; never make the mistake of doing it the other way round.
- Walter Annenberg

Our motto is whenever you make a mistake,
do it twice.
- Neil Finn

I finally figured out what my crime was.
I lived.
Big mistake.
- Patty Hearst

The politician who never made a mistake never made a decision.
- John Major

It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.
- Douglas Adams

Most of my advances were by mistake.
You uncover what is when you get rid of what isn't.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

I believe in recovery, and I believe that as a role
model I have the responsibility to let young people
know that you can make a mistake and come back from it.
- Ann Richards

I play the father in the scene when Will and Tommy
go back to Tommy's old apartment.
It was a big mistake.
I hope not to be in the next movie I direct.
- Barry Sonnenfeld

I've been the queen of dysfunction and made every mistake one can make.
- Janice Dickinson

Anyone who relies exclusively on television for his
or her knowledge of the world is making a serious mistake.
- Steve Powers

Science is properly more scrupulous than dogma.
Dogma gives a charter to mistake, but the very breath
of science is a contest with mistake,
and must keep the conscience alive.
- George Eliot

Sometimes I think I'm real predictable to myself and other times...
you always wonder, Is this really what I wanted to
do? Did I make a mistake? Should I be doing something else?
- Tom Berenger

And you can't make a mistake when you are reading the Torah,
so you have men standing around who will correct you
if you are reading it incorrectly.
- Jami Gertz

It may be a mistake, that man, in a state of nature,
is more disposed to cruelty than courtesy.
- Mercy Otis Warren

I think the human race made a big mistake at the beginning
of the industrial revolution,
we leaped for the mechanical things,
people need the use of their hands to feel creative.
- Andre Norton


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