Facts about Duke Ellington

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Summary

Duke Ellington was a famous Musician from USA, who lived between April 29, 1899 and May 24, 1974.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac taurus, who is known for Security, Subtle strength, Appreciation, Instruction, Patience. Our collection contains 22 quotes who is written / told by Duke, under the main topics: Leadership, Music, Sports.

Related authors: Cab Calloway

Famous quotes by Duke Ellington (22)


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"There is hardly any money interest in art, and music will be there when money is gone"
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"A problem is your chance to do your best"
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"A problem is a chance for you to do your best"
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"A man is a god in ruins"
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"On becoming more acquainted with the word of the Bible, I began to understand so much more of what I had been taught, and of what I had learned about life and about the people in mine"
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"By and large, jazz has always been like the kind of a man you wouldn't want your daughter to associate with"
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"Now I can say loudly and openly what I have been saying to myself on my knees"
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"Art is dangerous. It is one of the attractions: when it ceases to be dangerous you don't want it"
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"You've got to find some way of saying it without saying it"
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"There are two kinds of worries - those you can do something about and those you can't. Don't spend any time on the latter"
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"The wise musicians are those who play what they can master"
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"I merely took the energy it takes to pout and wrote some blues"
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"Gray skies are just clouds passing over"
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"Critics have their purposes, and they're supposed to do what they do, but sometimes they get a little carried away with what they think someone should have done, rather than concerning themselves with what they did"
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"Playing "bop" is like playing Scrabble with all the vowels missing"
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"People do not retire. They are retired by others"
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"Love is supreme and unconditional; like is nice but limited"
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"It's like an act of murder; you play with intent to commit something"
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"Fate is being kind to me. Fate doesn't want me to be too famous too young"
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"My attitude is never to be satisfied, never enough, never"
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"The wise musicians are those who play what they can master"
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"Gray skies are just clouds passing over"


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