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“It became such a hit that it superseded anything that any band had ever had.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.
As quoted in: Newsday, 11 February 1988
Variant translation: For all that has been — thanks. For all that will be — yes. - Markings (1964)
“My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all.”
As quoted in Stephen Hawking's Universe (1985) by John Boslough, Ch. 7 : The Final Question, p. 77
“If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.”
A Memorable Fancy - The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (1790–1793)
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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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