Louis Armstrong Quotes.
Each man has his own music bubbling up inside him.
I got a simple rule about everybody. If you don’t treat me right – shame on you.
The memory of things gone is important to a jazz musician.
There are some people that if they don’t know, you can’t tell them.
Well, I tell you… the first chorus, I plays the melody. The second chorus, I plays the melody round the melody, and the third chorus, I routines.
The best I can do is stay happy.
Jazz is played from the heart. You can even live by it. Always love it.
If you don’t understand it, don’t mess with it.
I do believe that my whole success goes back to that time I was arrested as a wayward boy at the age of thirteen. Because then I had to quit running around and began to learn something. Most of all, I began to learn music.
To jazz, or not to jazz, there is no question!
I warm up at home. I hit the stage, I’m ready, whether it’s rehearsal or anything.
My life has always been my music, it’s always come first, but the music ain’t worth nothing if you can’t lay it on the public. The main thing is to live for that audience, ’cause what you’re there for is to please the people.
I had a long time admiration for the Jewish people. Especially with their long time of courage, taking so much abuse for so long. I was only seven years old, but I could easily see the ungodly treatment that the white folks were handing the poor Jewish family whom I worked for.
Musicians don’t retire; they stop when there’s no more music in them.
Seems to me, it aint the world that’s so bad but what we’re doin’ to it. And all I’m saying is, see, what a wonderful world it would be if only we’d give it a chance. Love baby, love. That’s the secret…
If it hadn’t been for Jazz, there wouldn’t be no rock and roll.
And I think to myself what a wonderful world. Oh, yeah.