Willie Dixon Quotes (5 quotes)
“I am the blues
I am the blues
The whole world knows
I've been mistreated and misused.”
I Am The Blues (Hoochie Coochie Music/Arc Music, 1969), reported in I am the Blues: the Willie Dixon Story (with Don Snowden, 1990), p. 1.
“According to Biblical history and all of the history of the world, the blues was built in man from the beginning. The first thing that came out of man is the blues because, according to the Scriptures, when God made man, man was lonesome and blue.”
I am the Blues: the Willie Dixon Story (with Don Snowden, 1990), p. 2.
“That's the reason I always say about music, the blues are the roots and the other musics are the fruits. Without the roots, you have no fruits so it's better keeping the roots alive because it means better fruits from now on.”
I am the Blues: the Willie Dixon Story (with Don Snowden, 1990), p. 4.
“If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have a paradise in a few years.”
As quoted in Think, Vol. 27 (1961), p. 32
“It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.”
―Robert Green Ingersoll
The works of Robert G. Ingersoll (1978 edition), Library of Alexandria - ISBN: 9781465521330
“Dialogue should simply be a sound among other sounds, just something that comes out of the mouths of people whose eyes tell the story in visual terms.”
As quoted in: Hitchcock (1967) by François Truffaut
“Absolute discretion is a ruthless master. It is more destructive of freedom than any of man's other inventions.”
―William O. Douglas
Dissenting, United States v. Wunderlich, 342 U.S. 98, 101 (1951).
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Born: July 1, 1915
Died: January 29, 1992 (aged 76)
Occupation: Musician, songwriter, arranger, producer, boxer
Bio: William James Willie Dixon was an American blues musician, vocalist, songwriter, arranger and record producer. A Grammy Award winner who was proficient on both the upright bass and the guitar and as a vocalist, Dixon is perhaps best known as one of the most prolific songwriters of his time. He is recognized as one of the founders of the Chicago blues sound.