Artie Shaw Quotes

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Artie Shaw Quotes

Shoot for the moon - if you miss youll end up in the stars.
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That's the clarinet I used to use ... but it's just a piece of wood, you know, with holes in it and they put these clumsy keys on it and you're supposed to try to take that and manipulate it with throat muscles and chops ... and try to make something happen that never happened before. And when you do, you never forget it. It beats sex, it beats anything ...

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I did all you can do with a clarinet. Any more would have been less.

— Artie Shaw

When I first met Benny Goodman he wouldn't talk about anything but clarinets, mouthpieces, reeds, etc. When I tried to change the subject, he said 'But that's what we have in common. We both play clarinet.' I said, 'No, Benny, that's where we're different. You play clarinet, I play music.'

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Jazz was born out of the whiskey bottle, was raised on marijiana, and will expire on cocaine.

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People ask what those women saw in me. Let's face it, I wasn't a bad-looking stud. But that's not it. It's the music; it's standing up there under the lights. A lot of women just flip; looks have nothing to do with it. You call Mick Jagger good-looking?

— Artie Shaw

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