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Alexis Korner Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Alexis Korner.

Once you became associated with a children's show,
you're finished.
- Alexis Korner

I wanted to be able to play guitar.
I wanted to be able to make music hurt.
- Alexis Korner

Blues and jazz pulled me away from what was left of my family.
- Alexis Korner

When I reflect on how things have changed,
I can't help but laugh.
- Alexis Korner

 

In 1940 I came across a record by Jimmy Yancey.
I can't say how important that record is.
From then on, all I wanted to do was play the blues.
- Alexis Korner

I had always intended to make a living out of playing blues.
But I never admitted it to myself.
I don't suppose I could have given a logical reason
for it ever becoming possible to do so.
- Alexis Korner

The parallel development in American blues to the British
movement has resulted in Johnny Winters.
- Alexis Korner

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The British feel of blues has been hard,
rather than emotional.
Far too much emphasis on 12 bar, too little attention to words,
far too little originality.
- Alexis Korner

In those days, between the ages of 12 and 18 you meant nothing.
You were the extra place at the side table if someone came to dinner.
You were of no interest to anyone.
- Alexis Korner

I'm a compulsive musician, but it's also a bloody good
way out of having to do anything else.
- Alexis Korner

I guess music, particularly the blues,
is the only form of schizophrenia that has organised
itself into being both legal and beneficial to society.
- Alexis Korner

If the same phrase in the same place created the right effect,
I was perfectly prepared to use it every time.
I wasn't worried that I wasn't improvising.
- Alexis Korner

Since the age of 12, all my musical thinking has been
influenced by Afro-American music.
- Alexis Korner

I must have been heavily schizophrenic all my life.
The me who hears what the other me can't play is the dominant one.
- Alexis Korner

I was considered as a jazz man rather than as a blues player.
There were no blues players-you played one sort of
jazz of another sort of jazz.
- Alexis Korner

I can't explain why one wants to pass a particular
sort of pain onto other people,
but you do.
- Alexis Korner

Every musical movement that is big enough has to produce
some good musicians who wouldn't have had the incentive
to start playing without it.
- Alexis Korner

Once you know yourself as a genuine seeker,
and when your own inner chamber is quite enlightened,
then comes the natural unfoldment of pure love and compassion
and a genuine desire to serve others.
- Rod Stryker

Through humor, you can soften some
of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter,
no matter how painful your situation might be,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

The journey between what you once were
and who you are now becoming
is where the dance of Life really takes place.
- Barbara De Angelis

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

I expect to pass through this world but once.
Any good therefore that I can do,
or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature,
let me do it now.
Let me not defer or neglect it,
for I shall not pass this way again.
- William Penn

Failure does not exist.
Failure is simply someone else's opinion of how
a certain act should have been completed.
Once you believe that no act must be performed
in any specific other-directed way,
then failing becomes impossible.
- Wayne Dyer

Shake structures.
School yourself.
Look twice at a thing,
once upside down.
Answer yourself clearly.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

What we have once enjoyed we can never lose.
All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.
- Helen Keller

Count your blessings. Once you realize
how valuable you are and how much you have going for you,
the smiles will return, the sun will break out,
the music will play, and you will finally
be able to move forward the life that God intended
for you with grace, strength, courage, and confidence.
- Og Mandino

Cowards die many times before their deaths;
The valiant never taste of death but once.
- William Shakespeare

Everyone is a genius at least once a year;
a real genius has his original ideas closer together.
- Georg Lichtenberg

We come this way but once.
We can either tiptoe through life
and hope we get to death without being badly bruised
or we can live a full, complete life achieving
our goals and realizing our wildest dreams.
- Bob Proctor

You need to make a commitment,
and once you make it,
then life will give you some answers.
- Les Brown

Sister is probably the most competitive
relationship within the family,
but once the sisters are grown,
it becomes the strongest relationship.
- Margaret Mead

If we want to direct our lives,
we must take control of our consistent actions.
It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives,
but what we do consistently.
- Anthony Robbins

What is once well done is done forever.
- Henry David Thoreau

You are only young once,
but you can stay immature indefinitely.
- Anonymous

You only live once, and once is enough
if you play your cards right.
- the movie Interiors (1978)

Once you label me, you negate me.
- Soren Kierkegaard

We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe,
nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws,
but the smallest insect, we wish
to be created at once by special act.
- Charles Darwin

Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.
- Socrates

All this worldly wisdom was once
the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
- Henry David Thoreau

Where there is an observatory and a telescope,
we expect that any eyes will see new worlds at once.
- Henry David Thoreau

You only live once -
but if you work it right, once is enough.
- Joe E. Lewis

Keep close to Nature's heart...
and break clear away, once in awhile,
and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods.
Wash your spirit clean.
- John Muir

It was high counsel that I once heard given to a young person,
"Always do what you are afraid to do."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The best way to remember your wife's birthday is to forget it once.
- E. Joseph Cossman

You only meet your once in a lifetime friend ...
once in a lifetime.
- Little Rascals

A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did.
- John Burroughs

I once had a rose named after me
and I was very flattered.
But I was not pleased to read
the description in the catalogue:
no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Once you say you're going to settle for second,
that's what happens to you in life.
- John F. Kennedy

Time is nature's way of keeping everything from happening at once.
- Woody Allen

Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Once we doubt ourselves, success slips beyond our grasp.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The whole world is a cyclone.
But once you have found the center, the cyclone disappears.
This nothingness is the ultimate peak of consciousness.
- Osho

The world moves, and ideas that were
once good are not always good.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

How could youths better learn to live
than by at once trying the experiment of living?
- Henry David Thoreau

If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens,
you can never regain their respect and esteem.
It is true that you may fool all of the people some of the time;
you can even fool some of the people all of the time;
but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.
- Abraham Lincoln

Once we accept our limits, we can go beyond them.
- Albert Einstein

Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea,
never regains its original dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

For those who do not think,
it is best at least to rearrange
their prejudices once in a while.
- Luther Burbank

If you have an important point to make,
don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver.
Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again.
Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack.
- Winston Churchill

Once you respect yourself, there is no longer
any reason to disrespect anyone else.
Once you are confident of your own worthiness,
the worthiness of others ceases to be an issue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions.
All life is an experiment.
The more experiments you make the better.
What if they are a little coarse,
and you may get your coat soiled or torn?
What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled
in the dirt once or twice.
Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When someone you love dies,
you don't lose them all at once.
You lose them in pieces over time
- the movie Simon Birch

I have the right to love many people at once
and to change my prince often.
- Anais Nin

Once you have mastered time,
you will understand how true it is that
most people overestimate what
they can accomplish in a year -
and underestimate what
they can achieve in a decade!
- Tony Robbins

I would rather try to persuade a man to go along,
because once I have persuaded him, he will stick.
If I scare him, he will stay just as long
as he is scared, and then he is gone.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

If you plan for a year, plant a seed.
If for ten years, plant a tree.
If for a hundred years, teach the people.
When you sow a seed once, you will reap a single harvest.
When you teach the people, you will reap a hundred harvests.
- Kuan Chung

Confucius might have said:
Once frightened, twice smelly in armpit.
- Anonymous humor

Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all time thing.
You don't win once in a while,
you don't do things right once in a while,
you do them right all the time.
Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.
- Vince Lombardi

Oh, if only God would give me some sign.
If He would just speak to me once. Anything.
One sentence. Two words. If He would just cough.
- the movie Love and Death

If you do something once,
people will call it an accident.
If you do it twice, t
hey call it a coincidence.
But do it a third time, and
you've just proven a natural law.
- Grace Hopper

In war, you can only be killed once,
but in politics, many times.
- Winston Churchill


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