Find the best quotes by Duke Ellington.
A man is a god in ruins.
Now I can say loudly and openly what I have been saying to myself on my knees.
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…
People do not retire. They are retired by others.
There is hardly any money interest in art, and music will be there when money is gone.
Fate is being kind to me. Fate doesn’t want me to be too famous too young.
Art is dangerous. It is one of the attractions: when it ceases to be dangerous you don’t want it.
You’ve got to find some way of saying it without saying it.
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…
It’s like an act of murder; you play with intent to commit something.
Playing ‘bop’ is like playing Scrabble with all the vowels missing.
A problem is your chance to do your best.
By and large, jazz has always been like the kind of a man you wouldn’t want your daughter to associate with.
I merely took the energy it takes to pout and wrote some blues.
Gray skies are just clouds passing over.
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.
My attitude is never to be satisfied, never enough, never.
The wise musicians are those who play what they can master.
A problem is a chance for you to do your best.
Love is supreme and unconditional; like is nice but limited.
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