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Duke Ellington Quotes: If you have a great band with a mediocre drummer, you have a mediocre band. If you have a mediocre band with a great drummer, you have a great band!
         

If you have a great band with a mediocre drummer, you have a mediocre band. If you have a mediocre band with a great drummer, you have a great band!


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There are 2 rules in life: Number 1- Never quit Number2- Never forget rule number 1.



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Music, of course, is what I hear and something that I more or less live by. It's not an occupation or profession, it's a compulsion.



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

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



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There are two kinds of music. Good music, and the other kind.



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The most important thing I look for in a musician is whether he knows how to listen.



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

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



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



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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.





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Or as Gabe had done, to rescue your betrothed from some evil force. That appealed to him. But he'd yet to find a damsel in distress, oppressed by evil and in need of rescue.

Or as Gabe had done, to rescue your betrothed from some evil force. That appealed to him. But he'd yet to find a damsel in distress, oppressed by evil and in need of rescue.



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I wonder who had the first computer dream, where, and when? I wonder if computers ever dream of humans.



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I didn't go for the needle at all. I never cared for drugs, because I saw what they did to most people. I thought that was the end of the road.



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Don't worry about your caddie. He may be an irritating little wretch, but for eighteen holes he is your caddie.



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Now that Serbia is moving towards integration into Europe, the opportunities to get closer cooperation may very well exist.



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Memories were short and history unkind. It was the way of the world.



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Who do you think I am, Pete Rose? I don't bet. I come from a long line of compulsive gamblers. Gambling scares me.



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Thinking about the universe has now been handed over to specialists. The rest of us merely read about it.



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There's a special place in my heart for the ones who were with me at my lowest and still loved me when I wasn't very loveable.




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