Artie Shaw Quotes (4 quotes)
“It became such a hit that it superseded anything that any band had ever had. It was the first time that a so-called swing band played something melodic and still gave it a beat.”
On Begin the Beguine, as quoted in Artie Shaw, the Reluctant 'King of Swing' (2002-03-08). Retrieved on 2007-12-20.
“You run into a party and woman comes up to you. She's the most beautiful creature you ever saw — Ava Gardner — and says, I like you and why don't we get together? What are you going to say, No? You'd have to be an idiot. She was an incredible creature.”
As quoted in Artie Shaw, the Reluctant 'King of Swing' (2002-03-08). Retrieved on 2007-12-20.
“Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities (and the smallest minority on earth is the individual).”
The Virtue of Selfishness (1964 edition), Penguin - ISBN: 9781101137222
As quoted by Dick Cavett, in The Swimmers, The New York Times (3 June 2007)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsArtie Shaw
Born: May 23, 1910
Died: December 30, 2004 (aged 94)
Occupation: Musician, bandleader, composer
Bio: Arthur Jacob Arshawsky, commonly known by his stage name, Artie Shaw, was an American clarinetist, composer, and bandleader. Also an author, Shaw wrote both fiction and non-fiction writings.