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Boris Vian Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Boris Vian.

I played the trumpet a bit like a porker,
I think.
- Boris Vian

Of course, it's fun to play with Blacks.
- Boris Vian

The problem is the following, black music is increasing
encumbered by white elements,
often pleasant but always superfluous,
easily and advantageously replaced with black elements.
- Boris Vian

The three great moments of my life had to be the concerts of Ellington in 1938,
Dizzy in '48, and Ella in '52.
- Boris Vian

 

One ends up relying on pure musical inspiration,
and failing that, the music won't lead to anything good,
or it will alienate all but the most die-hard fans.
- Boris Vian

There are only two things: love, all sorts of love,
with pretty girls, and the music of New Orleans or Duke Ellington.
Everything else ought to go, because everything else is ugly.
- Boris Vian

I have gratitude for EVERYTHING that has ever occurred
to bring me to this moment.
I accept that no one else is ever to blame
for either my joy or my suffering.
The entire cause of all my joys and all my sufferings
is my own emotional response to the events of my life,
and I am committed to consistently distinguishing
between my feelings about events
and the physical occurrences of those events.
I declare that everyone who has ever played
any role in any of the events of my life
is entirely without fault.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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I give thanks for everything that has occurred
to bring me to this moment in time.
Every event that has ever occurred in my life
has played a crucial role in delivering me to this instant.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing.
The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I Forgive Myself and All Others with Compassion -
I forgive everyone, especially myself,
for all actions and all inactions throughout my entire life.
I accept that no one else has ever been to blame
for either my joy or my suffering.
The entire cause of all my joys and all my sufferings
is my own emotional response to the events of my life,
and I am committed to consistently distinguishing
between my feelings about events
and the physical occurrence of those events.
I declare that everyone who has ever played any role
in any of the events of my life is entirely without fault.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Wedding March always reminds me of the music
played when soldiers go into battle.
- Heinrich Heine

War is a game that is played with a smile.
If you can't smile, grin.
If you can't grin, keep out of the way till you can.
- Winston Churchill

My parents and my grandfather on my mom's side would travel the earth.
They went to Australia and China, and they went to
probably every soccer game I ever played.
- Brandi Chastain

Golf is played by twenty million mature American men
whose wives think they are out having fun.
- Jim Bishop

Tennis and golf are best played, not watched.
- Roger Kahn

Love is only a dirty trick played on us
to achieve continuation of the species.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Of all the roles I've played, none has been as fulfilling as being a mother.
- Annette Funicello

Baseball happens to be a game of cumulative tension but football,
basketball and hockey are played with hand grenades and machine guns.
- John Leonard

Maybe, one other match better; but if you look at the tournament as a whole,
I played very high quality tennis for seven matches
and raised my game when I needed to.
- Richard Krajicek

I played in rhumba bands, mickey mouse bands;
all kinds of bands.
- Stan Getz

I played violin and got into that Suzuki program in the second grade.
- Adam Jones

I enjoyed growing up part of my life in Virginia Beach.
We had the ocean and the beach and a beautiful landscape.
We were outdoors all the time and we played outside.
- Mark Ruffalo

I feel very fortunate that I played for the four organizations I did.
- Nolan Ryan

You go back to those films of the '40s and '50s and hear the dialogue,
the way the people played off each other,
the wordplay.
I think we've really lost that in movies.
- Clive Owen

The faces in New York remind me of people who played a game and lost.
- Murray Kempton

Unfortunately, we don't get a second chance.
We've already played them twice.
- Trevor Brooking

It was my first straight dramatic role,
and the most adult, intelligent one I have ever played.
- June Allyson

I played around with the flowers and the lighting,
so that was a good way to educate myself.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

Well, it's always nice to know the fans didn't forget
what you did when you played in the NHL.
- Guy Lafleur

I played a lot of real normal, straight sessions.
- Warren Zevon

I've never seen anything like it since.
Some of the Canada Cups came close, but by then a lot
of European players came and played in our league so
we were more familiar with them.
- Marcel Dionne

I played Othello, but I didn't sit around thinking
how Laurence Olivier did it when he played it.
That wouldn't do me any good.
- Denzel Washington

My first year of pro ball I played in the Northwest
league and made the all-star team,
and the next year I played I led the team in hitting
and was third or fifth in the league.
- Kurt Russell

We were just a gaggle of kids, and everybody played
together and had a good time.
You know how kids can be completely horrible -
abusive but fun.
But anyway, it was a nice childhood.
- Peter Jurasik

Historically Black Colleges and Universities,
or HBCUs, have played an important role in enriching
the lives of not just African Americans,
but our entire country.
- Ric Keller

I played a lot of character parts in school.
- Matthew Ashford

The only time in my career prior to that I played an
evil character was in 'The Twilight Zone'.
- Morgan Brittany

Martin Jarvis was to have played the part originally
but I think I had longer hair or something,
I know not.
- John Leeson

Unfortunately, a lot of people are stupid.
They take drugs.
They get drunk and do all the wrong things in life.
I just played it straight.
- Bobby Vinton

We played at a club called, the Elbow Room.
Don Carlos, the nightclub owner, was very hip and a
very important person who made a big impact on my life.
- Jim Capaldi

I wasn't athletic.
I played baseball, but I was terrible.
- Matt Long

We had something to say.
Whenever we played, people didn't dance,
they listened.
- Ruben Blades

We hung out on the streets, played stickball,
and did all of the things that other kids did.
- Bob Cousy

I would have loved to have played for Joe Gibbs.
Look at his record of winning three Super Bowls.
- John Elway

In S Club I played a role in a band,
but now I can go off and be me -
My horizon's wide open now.
It's scary and it's daunting, but it's an absolute thrill.
I feel brand new!
- Rachel Stevens

I couldn't get my album played over the so-called smooth jazz stations.
Jazz stations would not play it.
You don't always know who you're making that soul connection with.
- Roy Ayers

One of them would definitely be the Nelson Mandela gig,
when I played the tribute song for him.
He was up and dancing, and he really enjoyed it.
It was a really lovely occasion.
- Joan Armatrading

The one thing that always bothered me when I played
in the NBA was I really got irritated when they put a white guy on me.
- Larry Bird

I hate music, especially when it's played.
- Jimmy Durante

There was one thing Beethoven didn't do.
When one of his string quartets was played,
you can believe the second violin wasn't improvising.
- Wynton Marsalis

When I got my first guitar my fingers wouldn't go to
the sixth string so I took off the big E and played with just five strings.
I was only 6 or 7.
- Les Paul

I was always the sexy bass player in the background
while Robin stood centre.
Barry and I played it up a bit, gave 'em a bit of thigh.
- Maurice Gibb

I've told the guys to keep their heads up.
I really believe we played a great game here.
- Ricky Ponting

I think any band we played with would be a weird match.
We're on our own, a little out there,
but it's a good thing.
I think we're complimentary to each other.
- Jon Crosby

I actually think I play better now than I've ever played.
- Andy Summers

And I've played piano since I was little,
so I was originally the piano player in the band.
- Caroline Corr

When we played softball, I'd steal second base,
feel guilty and go back.
- Woody Allen

She knows as well as anyone that pity,
having played, soon tires.
- Edwin A. Robinson

In Hell all the messages you ever left on answering
machines will be played back to you.
- Judy Horacek

We played well in Kenya.
We didn't lose a game and we bowled Pakistan out for 100 twice.
We don't need to change much from that for this tournament.
- Shane Warne

Night after night I could feel the chills go up and down my spine,
they played so well.
- Lawrence Welk

When I played pro football, I never set out to hurt anyone deliberately -
unless it was,
you know, important, like a league game or something.
- Dick Butkus

So at 16 I got a job at the local radio station.
And I was working after school and weekends.
I did the news; I did everything.
I did - played records.
- Dick Van Dyke

Girls like to be played with, and rumpled a little too,
sometimes.
- Oliver Goldsmith

I never played the right roles, or very rarely got the right roles offered,
except on stage.
- Maximilian Schell

Little Walter I would've liked to have played with.
- Johnny Winter

The best player I've ever played with was Paul Gascoigne.
He had everything.
He was amazing.
- Paul Ince

Then, of course, I played alto and tenor,
wherever there were jobs.
- Gerry Mulligan

We have played a critical role in meeting the new safety standards.
The Canadian space industry contributed new tools that
make the inspection of the space shuttle possible.
- Marc Garneau

I played by the rules of politics as I found them.
- Richard M. Nixon

A manager should stay as far away as possible from his players.
I don't know if I said ten words to Frank Robinson while he played for me.
- Earl Weaver


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