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“It became such a hit that it superseded anything that any band had ever had.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.
“He was born to be a senator. He never said anything important, and he always said it sonorously.”
Elmer Gantry (1927)
“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”
―Franklin D. Roosevelt
Second Inaugural Address (20 January 1937)
As quoted in The New York Times (28 October 1973)
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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.