Louis Armstrong Quotes

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Louis Armstrong Quotes

Musicians dont retire; they stop when theres no more music in them.
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If you have to ask what jazz is, you'll never know.

— Louis Armstrong

What we play is life.

— Louis Armstrong

The memory of things gone is important to a jazz musician. Things like old folks singing in the moonlight in the back yard on a hot night or something said long ago.

— Louis Armstrong

The Bright Blessed Day, the Dark Sacred Night

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What a wonderful world.

— Louis Armstrong

You blows who you is.

— Louis Armstrong

You got to love to be able to play

— Louis Armstrong

When I go to the Gate, I'll play a duet with Gabriel. Yeah, we'll play 'Sleepy Time Down South' and 'Hello, Dolly!.' Then he can blow a couple that he's been playing up there all the time.

— Louis Armstrong

You can't take it for granted. Even if we have two, three days off I still have to blow that horn a few hours to keep up the chops. I mean I've been playing 50 years, and that's what I've been doing in order to keep in that groove there.

— Louis Armstrong

There's only two ways to sum up music; either it's good or it's bad. If it's good you don't mess about it, you just enjoy it.

— Louis Armstrong

A lot of the musicians asked me if when I hit my high-Cs on the records I had a clarinet take the notes. Some [thought] I had invented some kind of gadget so I could play high register. They weren't satisfied until they handed me a trumpet that they had with them and had me swing it. Then they cheered.

— Louis Armstrong

I spent nine days in the Downtown Los Angeles City Jail. The judge gave me a suspended sentence and I went to work that night - wailed just like nothing happened. What strucked me funny though - I laughed real loud when several movie stars came up to the bandstand while we played a dance set and told me, when they heard about me getting caught with marijuana, they thought marijuana was a chick. Woo boy - that really fractured me!

— Louis Armstrong

I'm a spade, you're an ofay. Let's play.

— Louis Armstrong

Red beans and ricely yours.

— Louis Armstrong

Love is talkative passion.

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I don't get involved in politics. I just blow my horn.

— Louis Armstrong

You've got to be good or as bad as the devil.

— Louis Armstrong

The best I can do is stay happy.

— Louis Armstrong

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