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“It became such a hit that it superseded anything that any band had ever had.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.
“It is simply in the nature of Armenian to study, to learn, to question, to speculate, to discover, to invent, to revise, to restore, to preserve, to make, and to give.”
First Visit to Armenia (1935)
“If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There's no point in being a damn fool about it.”
―W. C. Fields
Drat! Being the encapsulated view of life (1968 edition)
“Give me a man or woman who has read a thousand books and you give me an interesting companion. Give me a man or woman who has read perhaps three and you give me a dangerous enemy indeed.”
The Witching Hour (1990)
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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.
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