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Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination."

Oscar Wilde

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."

Mark Twain

I don't care about the rules. In fact, if I don't break the rules at least 10
times in every song then I'm not doing my job properly."

Jeff Beck

An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field."

Niels Bohr

Once you say you’re going to settle for second, that’s what happens in your life."

John F. Kennedy

Music should be like making Love. Sometimes you want it soft and tender, another time you want it hard and aggressive."

Jimmy Page

If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write something worth reading or do things worth writing."

Benjamin Franklin

Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."


When you cease to dream you cease to live."

Malcolm Forbes

You see, we are here, as far as I can tell, to help each other; our brothers, our sisters, our friends, our enemies. That is to help each other and not hurt each other."

Stevie Ray Vaughan

My finger picking is sort of a cross between Pete Seeger, Earl Scruggs, and total incompetence."

Jimmy Page

I can’t give you a surefire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time."

Herbert Bayard Swope

You just have to find something that gives you joy, so it makes you work hard at what you do."

Eric Johnson

Success follows doing what you want to do. There is no other way to be successful."

Malcolm Forbes

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man."

George Bernard Shaw

As to methods there may be a million and then some, but principles are few. The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods. The man who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I've said that playing the blues is like having to be black twice. Stevie Ray Vaughan missed on both counts, but I never noticed."

B. B. King

Normal is not something to aspire to, it's something to get away from."

Jodie Foster

I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect."

Edward Gibbon

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn."

Benjamin Franklin

I can’t play guitar, but I can sure make it howl."

John Lennon

The first principle is not to fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool."

Richard P. Feynman

The audience, they're not professionals. They just love music. It isn't necessary to play over their heads to be admired."

Les Paul

Without music, life would be a mistake."

Frederich Nietzsche

Creation is a better means of self-expression than possession; it is through creating, not possessing, that life is revealed."

Vida D. Scudder

There is more to life than increasing its speed."

Mohandas Gandhi

My role in society, or any artist's or poet's role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all."

John Lennon

People say that what we are seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that is what we’re really seeking. I think what we are seeking is an experience of being alive."

Joseph Campbell

Don't fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail."

Bruce Lee 

I played guitar for ten years before I realized it wasn’t a weapon."

Pete Townshend

If you want to be successful, it's just this simple: Know what you're doing. Love what you're doing. And believe in what you're doing."

Will Rogers

Sometimes you want to give up the guitar, you’ll hate the guitar. But if you stick with it, you’ll be rewarded."

Jimmy Hendrix

Do not follow where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."

Ralph Waldo Emerson