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Muddy Quotes

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When I started workin' with Muddy.
That convinced me that I could get away with doin' the blues.
- Johnny Winter

This whole thing about winning and losing is muddy waters.
But I can remember, as a young actor,
just walking around this city and not being able to get arrested.
- Jeffrey Tambor

No, I wasn't doin' any heroin when I was with Muddy.
- Johnny Winter

Invention flags, his brain goes muddy,
and black despair succeeds brown study.
- William Congreve

 

An adventure may be worn as a muddy spot or it may
be worn as a proud insignia.
It is the woman wearing it who makes it the one thing or the other.
- Norma Shearer

You had to go to a different part of town from where
I was to get Muddy Waters singles.
I had him on singles.
- Warren Zevon

Marriage may often be a stormy lake,
but celibacy is almost always a muddy horse pond.
- Thomas Love Peacock

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Well, one of the best things is workin' with Muddy.
- Johnny Winter

Science, which cuts its way through the muddy pond
of daily life without mingling with it,
casts its wealth to right and left, but the puny boatmen
do not know how to fish for it.
- Alexander Herzen

At the Muddy Waters thing, I played the first song
by myself on an acoustic guitar.
I thought that was great that y'all did that tribute to Muddy Waters.
I had a real good time.
- Gregg Allman

I was messing around with the harmonica...
but I was 13 before I got a real good note out of it.
- Muddy Waters

That Mississippi sound, that Delta sound is in them old records.
You can hear it all the way through.
- Muddy Waters

So I went out and bought Hard Again by Muddy Waters.
That was a big learning curve.
I listened to that album again and again and again.
James Cotton was the harmonica player on that album.
- Sonny Terry

I got up one Christmas morning and we didn't have nothing to eat.
We didn't have an apple, we didn't have an orange,
we didn't have a cake, we didn't have nothing.
- Muddy Waters

My grandmother, she say I shouldn't be playing.
I should go to church.
Fially, I say I'm going do this, I'm going do it.
And she got where she didn't bother me about it.
- Muddy Waters

You get a heck of a sound from the church.
Can't you hear it in my voice?
- Muddy Waters

I rambled all the time.
I was just like that, like a rollin' stone.
- Muddy Waters

Man, you don't know how I felt that afternoon when
I heard that voice and it was my own voice.
- Muddy Waters

I was always singing the way I felt,
and maybe I didn't exactly know it,
but I just didn't like the way things were down there-in Mississippi.
- Muddy Waters

I was staying with my sister and messing around with
the guitar every day for my own amusement.
Then she took me around and introduced me to Muddy Waters,
Jimmy Rogers, Little Walter, and the first time I saw that onstage,
it inspired me to play.
I thought that was the world.
- Otis Rush

Of course that was my idol, Son House.
I think he did a lot for the Mississippi slide down there.
- Muddy Waters

The Missouri is, perhaps, different in appearance and
character from all other rivers in the world;
there is a terror in its manner which is sensibly felt,
the moment we enter its muddy waters from the Mississippi.
- George Catlin

I stone got crazy when I saw somebody run down them
strings with a bottleneck.
My eyes lit up like a Christmas tree and I said that I had to learn.
- Muddy Waters

I was so wild and crazy and dumb in my car.
It didn't run but 30 miles an hour.
You made do.
- Muddy Waters

James Cotton is a real blues guy, and he played with Muddy Waters,
and it surprised me that they would want me to make a record with them,
that he called me to do this record.
I'd never done anything like that before.
But I love blues, so I was very happy.
- Charlie Haden

I wanted to get out of Mississippi in the worst way.
Go back? What I want to go back for?
- Muddy Waters

One of the last episodes was all about a flood.
We were working in the rain till all hours,
and it was muddy and it was cold and it was damp,
and it was hours under the hoses.
That was not pleasant.
That was not pleasant.
- Derek Jacobi

I went to school, but they didn't give you too much
schooling because just as soon as you was big enough,
you get to working in the fields.
I guess I was a big boy for my age.
- Muddy Waters

If you got something you don't want other people to know,
keep it in your pocket.
- Muddy Waters

Robert Johnson? No, I didn't know him,
personally.
- Muddy Waters

I been in the blues all my life.
I'm still delivering 'cause I got a long memory.
- Muddy Waters

Our little house was way back in the country.
We had one house close to us, and hell the next one would've been a mile.
If you got sick, you could holler and wouldn't nobody hear you.
- Muddy Waters

Now that I'm gettin' old enough to get some money,
I'd like to have some money.
I don't get much made, I need to conquer a big chunk of money.
Not quit playin' but quit playin' so hard.
- Muddy Waters

I wanted to definitely be a musician or a good preacher
or a heck of a baseball player.
I couldn't play ball too good - I hurt my finger,
and I stopped that.
I couldn't preach, and well, all I had left was getting into the music thing.
- Muddy Waters

Oh, I started out young.
They handed me a cotton sack when I was about 8 years old.
Give me a little small one, tell me to fill it up.
I never did like the farm but I was out there with my grandmother,
didn't want to get away from around her too far.
- Muddy Waters

There's no way in the world I can feel the same blues the way I used to.
When I play in Chicago, I'm playing up-to-date,
not the blues I was born with.
People should hear the pure blues - the blues we used
to have when we had no money.
- Muddy Waters

Saturday night is your big night.
Everybody used to fry up fish and have one hell of a time.
Find me playing till sunrise for 50 cents and a sandwich.
And be glad of it.
And they really liked the low-down blues.
- Muddy Waters

The networks found themselves having to compete for
an increasingly Balkanized audience.
- Roger Mudd

And what it depends on, of course, is whether the story
itself is worth the ethical compromise it requires
and whether the competition is onto the story.
- Roger Mudd

No matter what name we give it or how we judge it,
a candidate's character is central to political reporting
because it is central to a citizen's decision in voting.
- Roger Mudd

The relationship between press and politician -
protected by the Constitution and designed to be happily adversarial -
becomes sour,
raw and confrontational.
- Roger Mudd

Given what the media have put the country through this past decade,
it must come as a surprise to most Americans that the
press has a code of ethics.
- Roger Mudd

The written tone and the spoken tone change and the
reporters' disbelief in the veracity of the government
spreads to the readers and the viewers.
- Roger Mudd

Sexual behavior was also generally considered off limits.
- Roger Mudd

As electronic journalism came to be evaluated for its cost effectiveness,
the network world began breaking up.
- Roger Mudd

In exchange for power, influence, command and a place in history,
a president gives up the bulk of his privacy.
- Roger Mudd

Journalists, who are skeptical to begin with,
simply do not like to be lied to or made fools of.
- Roger Mudd

Most journalists now believe that a person's privacy
zone gets smaller and smaller as the person becomes more and more powerful.
- Roger Mudd

But the time has come for journalists to acknowledge
that a zone of privacy does exist.
- Roger Mudd

For decades, the journalistic norm had been that the
private lives of public officials remained private
unless that life impinged on public performance.
- Roger Mudd

The ethics of editorial judgement, however,
began to go though a sea change during the late 1970s
and '80s when the Carter and Reagan Administrations
de-regulated the television industry.
- Roger Mudd

The reason why men do not obey us,
is because they see the mud at the bottom of our eye.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Spirit is always waiting to rush into us,
but we are too full of worldly things.
It is like trying to pour fine wine into a cup filled with mud -
the wine is waiting, but the mud must be removed first.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.
- e. e. cummings

I have tried to lift France out of the mud.
But she will return to her errors and vomitings.
I cannot prevent the French from being French.
- Charles de Gaulle

The body, what is it, Father, but a sign To love the force that grows us,
to give back What in Thy palm is senselessness and mud?
- Karl Shapiro

You gotta do it with class and integrity.
If not, you're gonna drag yourself through the mud.
- Solomon Burke

I remember my mother finding mud somehow and putting it on the sting.
- John Hawkes

This magnificent butterfly finds a little heap of dirt and sits still on it;
but man will never on his heap of mud keep still.
- Joseph Conrad

When you reach for the stars you may not quite get one,
but you won't come up with a handful of mud either.
- Leo Burnett

I had been found in a mud puddle at 4:30 in the morning.
- Lance Loud

It is only when the hearts of the Women are in the mud,
that the People are destroyed.
- Morning Star

Two men look out the same prison bars;
one sees mud and the other stars.
- Beck

Congratulations, you have a sense of humor.
And to those who didn't: Go stick your head in the mud.
- Jesse Ventura

I could have ended the war in a month.
I could have made North Vietnam look like a mud puddle.
- Barry Goldwater

I like my women to be feminine, not sliding into tackles and covered in mud.
- Brian Clough

The Devil is like a strainer that separates the mud from the gold.
- Carlos Santana

Pigs prefer to wallow in clean mud, but if nothing else is available,
they will frequently wallow in their own urine,
giving rise to the notion that they are dirty animals.
- Marvin Harris

He who slings mud generally loses ground.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

Truth, which is important to a scholar,
has got to be concrete.
And there is nothing more concrete than dealing with babies,
burps and bottles, frogs and mud.
- Jeane Kirkpatrick

I made all my generals out of mud.
- Napoleon Bonaparte


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