Posts tagged “quote”

February 24, 2017 "Perfection: Antoine de Saint Exupéry"
It seems that perfection is attained not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing more to remove. Antoine de Saint Exupéry

July 30, 2016 Neil Gaiman: "Reading Aloud"
We have an obligation to read aloud to our children. To read them things they enjoy. To read them stories we are already tired of. To do the voices,

July 12, 2016 'The Morning Routine: Frasier Crane'
“Let us get something clear. I am not a morning person. I have to ease into my day slowly. First I have my coffee - sans eggshells or anything else

May 9, 2016 Quote: Isaac Asimov
“Those people who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.” Isaac Asimov

February 11, 2016 Buddy DeFranco: That's part of playing Jazz
“If you play all the jazz in the world in your room and nobody hears it, what does it mean? What you do on a stage is show off. You show what you

January 29, 2016 Henry Rollins Quote: Being Busy
“Like many of you, I’m a pretty busy man. I’m busy being an idiot basically. I come up with things to do, to distract myself from myself…” Henry

January 5, 2016 Quote Stephen King
“Painting. Sculpture. Composing. Singing. Acting. The playing of a musical instrument. Writing. Enough books have been written on these seven

December 8, 2015 ‘That Means You’re Taking Risk’
“If everything works all the time you are probably not taking big enough risk.” Matt Mullenweg

November 28, 2015 Herbie Hancock: ‘A Great Teacher’
“A great teacher is one who realizes that he himself is also a student and whose goal is not to dictate the answers, but to stimulate his students’

November 9, 2015 ‘Sound Before Anything You Play’
“I think, people will recognise you more for your sound than they will by what you’re playing, because no one knows what you’re playing. […] But

November 2, 2015 Quote Shawn Blanc
“Write the internet that you want to read.” Shawn Blanc

September 24, 2015 The Good Stuff Survives
“Your sense of a past era tends to be informed by paintings and literature and drama that are not crap, even though at any given moment pop culture

August 13, 2015 Quote: John Hodgman
“You are talking to a middle-aged man, with terrible summertime facial hair, and which is an evolutionary signal to all around that I no longer

April 17, 2015 This Works For Most Things
“One learns survival by surviving.” Charles Bukowski in I Don’t Need A Cleopatra

March 15, 2015 Charles Mingus on Creativity
“Anyone can make the simple complicated. Creativity is making the complicated simple.” Charles Mingus

November 18, 2014 The Road to Good Shows
“The only road to good shows is bad ones. Just go start having a bad time, and if you don’t give up, you will get better.” Louis C.K

November 2, 2014 ‘Just One Of The Many Lessons I Learned from Miles’ - Herbie Hancock
“We all have a natural human tendency to take the safe route - to do the thing we know will work - rather than taking a chance. But that’s the

October 23, 2014 Stuff Keeps Falling Down
“Ah, gravity! You are an heartless bitch.” Sheldon Cooper

September 19, 2014 ‘It’s like a language’ - Stan Getz
“It’s like a language. You learn the alphabet, which are the scales. You learn sentences, which are the chords. And then you talk extemporaneously

August 29, 2014 Paul Desmond: Writing and Jazz - Quote
“Writing is like jazz. It can be learned, but it can’t be taught.” Paul Desmond

December 14, 2013 Monk’s Advice [Link]
Some wise words from the man himself: The inside of the tune is the part that makes the outside sound good. or: Stop playing all those weird

September 25, 2013 Quote: Clark Terry
“Well, I’m too old to pimp, and too young to die, so I’m just gon’ keep playin’.” Clark Terry

March 21, 2013 A Science Problem [Quote]
“It’s not that I’m late, it’s that I don’t get there on time… And that’s because I don’t leave the house with enough time to get where I’m going.