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Kevin Eubanks Quotes

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If you play jazz, then you play with your fingers.
If you're playing rock, you use a pick.
There's really no rhyme or reason to that other than
that's just the way it has been.
- Kevin Eubanks

I consider myself a serious musician.
Doing a comedy show does not take away from that in any way.
- Kevin Eubanks

My love life is like everyone else's -
great,
and then terrible.
- Kevin Eubanks

I was playing violin for a long time,
about 6 years.
It takes a while.
You need very patient people in your house when you have a violin.
- Kevin Eubanks

 

I wish I could sing.
I love singers, but I am way too shy.
Scares the hell out of me.
- Kevin Eubanks

I feel very honored to be playing with Bill Pierce.
He's such a great musician.
- Kevin Eubanks

I really worked with icons in the music business,
which really had a strong effect on me.
It wasn't just pick-up gigs.
- Kevin Eubanks

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I think Wes Montgomery is the greatest jazz guitarist that ever lived.
- Kevin Eubanks

Inspiration is one thing and you can't control it,
but hard work is what keeps the ship moving.
Good luck means, work hard.
Keep up the good work.
- Kevin Eubanks

The simple things in life ground me and keep me focused
so I'm able to do a good job with what is in front of me.
- Kevin Eubanks

It's shameful what's happening in this country in terms
of what we deny our children.
- Kevin Eubanks

My love life doesn't stink; it's nonexistent.
- Kevin Eubanks

Sometimes I wonder if I got lulled into not wanting
things because I grew up black in this country.
- Kevin Eubanks

James Brown is the reason I play guitar.
- Kevin Eubanks

I can pay my rent now.
I guess I could always do that, but now I can get an apartment with heat.
- Kevin Eubanks

The worst part is doubt.
When you doubt yourself, which we are taught to do,
you get lost.
- Kevin Eubanks

I love both my parents dearly.
- Kevin Eubanks

I am blessed to have Mom and Dad.
- Kevin Eubanks

I really live a simple life and don't need very much to feel good and happy.
Don't get me wrong; I believe you should get what you earn.
Sometimes you have to fight for it.
- Kevin Eubanks

Serious musicians are finding it harder and harder
to have a voice in the world of music these days.
- Kevin Eubanks

The things I really learned, I learned from watching my parents.
They take care of business.
Always have.
- Kevin Eubanks

It is hard for a black man to just be himself.
We spend so much time in defense of something that
is indefensible because there is nothing to defend.
- Kevin Eubanks

Dad made it to Gold Shield Detective,
so he always busted Robin, my oldest brother,
and me.
Always got caught, whatever we were doing.
- Kevin Eubanks

I had the fortunate experience to play with people
from different schools of music.
Sam Rivers is from the fundamentalist school of music.
- Kevin Eubanks

I want someone who is open-minded, dedicated to whatever
she is doing and isn't afraid to say I love you.
As for looks, she shouldn't have three heads.
I want a regular human being.
- Kevin Eubanks

After a while I thought it didn't make any sense to use a pick.
It's kind of like typing with one finger on each hand
instead of using all your fingers.
- Kevin Eubanks

In most places that are rich in guitar culture,
everyone uses their fingers, like in Spain or Africa.
In Japan there are string instruments played that way.
It is not until you get in the States that you find people using picks.
- Kevin Eubanks

Being as versatile as I am, I take offense to the notion
that no serious musician would not be doing a late night talk show gig.
One has to be open enough in other areas to be able
to contribute to a show like this.
- Kevin Eubanks

I thought people cared about music in a deep way,
so I was writing to that spirit in people and in myself.
It was me, thinking I knew what was up.
Youth, who else can change the world?
- Kevin Eubanks

The belief that we are what the media says we are,
what people perceive we are, is soon to be what we think we are.
We are treated based on this warped perception.
It is hard to get away from it.
- Kevin Eubanks

People see my current success but don't realize I've
worked hard to get where I am.
I used to clean garbage off the Philadelphia docks
and put a lot of time into developing my music.
- Kevin Eubanks

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Today is your day to laugh at life,
laugh at what's funny - laugh at what's sad,
laugh loud - laugh often,
laugh at me - laugh at you - laugh at life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Listen to the compass of your heart.
All you need lies within you.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Curiosity takes courage.
The most important promises are the ones you make to yourself.
Pay Attention.
Appreciate. Listen. Imagine.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

You change your life by changing your heart.
- Max Lucado

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

If you want to be happy, be.
- Leo Tolstoy

Find a time and place of solitude.
Look into the distance, and into the future.
Visualize the tomorrow you are going to build -
and begin to build that tomorrow, today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you want to make peace with your enemy,
you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble.
It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
- Mark Twain (attributed)

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh, for the touch of a hand
and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked,
in which you can walk with love and reverence.
- Henry David Thoreau

Love means not ever having to say you're sorry.
- Erich Segal

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
- John Wooden


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