An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





It seems to me monstrous that anyone should believe that the jazz rhythm expresses America. Jazz rhythm expresses the primitive savage.


Isadora Duncan (1878-1927, American dancer)


What kills me is that everybody thinks I like jazz.


Samuel L. Jackson (1948-, American actor)


Jazz is the big brother of the blues. If a guy's playing blues like we play, he's in high school. When he starts playing jazz it's like going on to college, to a school of higher learning.


B. B. King (1925-, American blues singer, guitarist)


There's more bad music in jazz than any other form. Maybe that's because the audience doesn't really know what's happening.


Pat Metheny


Jazz music is an intensified feeling of nonchalance.


Francoise Sagan (1935-, French novelist, playwright)


Something was still there, that something that distinguishes an artist from a performer: the revealing of self. Here I be. Not for long, but here I be. In sensing her mortality, we sensed our own.


Studs Terkel (1912-, American interviewer, actor and writer)


 Back to Daimon Library English Quotes Search Page


website tracking