Quote of the Day
Authors Categories Blog Quote Maker Videos
 

Duke Ellington Quotes: 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.
         

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.


Duke Ellington
Check all other quotes by Duke Ellington

Want to display this quote image on your website or blog? Simply copy and paste the below code on your website/blog.

Embed:

Format of this image is jpg. The width and height of image are 1200 and 630, repectively. This image is available for free to download.





Citation

Use the citation below to add this quote to your bibliography:


Styles:

×

MLA Style Citation


"Duke Ellington Quotes." Quoteslyfe.com, 2024. Sat. 25 May. 2024. <https://www.quoteslyfe.com/quote/Music-of-course-is-what-I-hear-534638>.





Check out


Other quotes of Duke Ellington


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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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!



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.



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

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



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

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



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

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



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.

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.





Other quotes you may like


One small crack does not mean that you are broken, it means that you were put to the test and you didn’t fall apart.

One small crack does not mean that you are broken, it means that you were put to the test and you didn’t fall apart.



Diplomacy is to do and say The nastiest thing in the nicest way.

Diplomacy is to do and say The nastiest thing in the nicest way.



There is danger for him who taketh the tiger cub, and danger also for whoso snatches a delusion from a woman.

There is danger for him who taketh the tiger cub, and danger also for whoso snatches a delusion from a woman.



Conflict follows wrongdoing as surely as flies follow the herd.

Conflict follows wrongdoing as surely as flies follow the herd.



Certainly there are worse sins than doing everything possible to make your presidency matter.

Certainly there are worse sins than doing everything possible to make your presidency matter.



I don't mistrust reality, of which I know next to nothing. I mistrust the picture of reality conveyed to us by our senses, which is imperfect and circumscribed.

I don't mistrust reality, of which I know next to nothing. I mistrust the picture of reality conveyed to us by our senses, which is imperfect and circumscribed.



If there are people who do it better than you, why do it?

If there are people who do it better than you, why do it?



We don’t have much time. Mel will be out of the restroom soon.” “You’ve got a magician named Mel?

We don’t have much time. Mel will be out of the restroom soon.” “You’ve got a magician named Mel?



Oh no, oh no... don't lift me, don't lift me.

Oh no, oh no... don't lift me, don't lift me.



Good-humor is a state between gayety and unconcern,--the act or emanation of a mind at leisure to regard the gratification of another.

Good-humor is a state between gayety and unconcern,--the act or emanation of a mind at leisure to regard the gratification of another.




Quote Description


This page presents the quote "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.". Author of this quote is Duke Ellington. This quote is about profession, live by, jazz, compulsion, occupation, music,.