Les Paul Quotes

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Les Paul Quotes

When you just get mixed up & theres too much going on, then its time to pick up your guitar.
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Now I need to take a piece of wood and make it sound like the railroad track, but I also had to make it beautiful and lovable so that a person playing it would think of it in terms of his mistress, a bartender, his wife, a good psychiatrist - whatever.

— Les Paul

I have younger friends who don't work, and they aren't doing so well. My secret is to keep going, keep working.

— Les Paul

You can't go to the store and buy a good ear and rhythm.

— Les Paul

There are times when you want to go where you used to go and you can't go there.

— Les Paul

I wanted something very dense, something that would sustain long and more pieces of wood that would be soft, sweet, for more of a mellow sound.

— Les Paul

Every setback might be the very thing that makes you carry on and fight all the harder and become much better.

— Les Paul

To this day, no one has come up with a set of rules for originality. There aren't any.

— Les Paul

When you just get mixed up & there's too much going on, then it's time to pick up your guitar.

— Les Paul

Paint pictures with sound. First, find your white-the deepest, roundest sound you can play on the guitar. Then, find your black-which is the most extreme tonal difference from white you can play. Now, just pick the note where you've got white, pick it where you've got black, and then find all those colors in between. Get those colors down, and you'll be able to express almost any emotion on the guitar.?

— Les Paul

I don't know of a guitar player that has only one guitar. They're never happy with one. I'm never happy with just one of them. I woke up and ended up with six, even if you can only play one at a time!

— Les Paul

No, working is what will keep you alive.

— Les Paul

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