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Duke Ellington Quotes: I never had much interest in the piano until I realized that every time I played, a girl would appear on the piano bench to my left and another to my right.
         

I never had much interest in the piano until I realized that every time I played, a girl would appear on the piano bench to my left and another to my right.


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Everyone prays in their own language, and there is no language that God does not understand.



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You have to stop listening in categories. The music is either good or it's bad.



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