Duke Ellington - Quotes

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A problem is a chance for you to do your best.

A problem is a chance for you to do your best.

The wise musicians are those who play what they can master.

The wise musicians are those who play what they can master.

Gray skies are just clouds passing over.

Gray skies are just clouds passing over.

Love is supreme and unconditional; like is nice but limited.

Love is supreme and unconditional; like is nice but limited.

I merely took the energy it takes to pout and wrote some blues. ---->>>

My attitude is never to be satisfied, never enough, never.

My attitude is never to be satisfied, never enough, never.

By and large, jazz has always been like the kind of a man you wouldn't want your daughter to associate with. ---->>>

Critics have their purposes, and they're supposed to do what they do, but sometimes they get a little carried away with what they think someone should have done, rather than concerning themselves with what they did. ---->>>

There is hardly any money interest in art, and music will be there when money is gone. ---->>>

You've got to find some way of saying it without saying it. ---->>>

People do not retire. They are retired by others. ---->>>

There are two kinds of worries - those you can do something about and those you can't. Don't spend any time on the latter. ---->>>

Art is dangerous. It is one of the attractions: when it ceases to be dangerous you don't want it. ---->>>

Fate is being kind to me. Fate doesn't want me to be too famous too young.

Fate is being kind to me. Fate doesn't want me to be too famous too young.

Playing 'bop' is like playing Scrabble with all the vowels missing. ---->>>

It's like an act of murder; you play with intent to commit something. ---->>>

A man is a god in ruins.

A man is a god in ruins.

Now I can say loudly and openly what I have been saying to myself on my knees. ---->>>

On becoming more acquainted with the word of the Bible, I began to understand so much more of what I had been taught, and of what I had learned about life and about the people in mine. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: April 29, 1899
Birthplace:
Die: 05-24, 1974
Occupation: Musician

Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974) was an American composer, pianist, and bandleader of a jazz orchestra, which he led from 1923 until his death in a career spanning over fifty years. Born in Washington, D.C., Ellington was based in New York City from the mid-1920s onward, and gained a national profile through his orchestra's appearances at the Cotton Club in Harlem (wikipedia)