Quotation Explorer - 'Jazz'

My ex calls the ochre winter 'autumn' as we queue to hear dock boys play jazz fugues in velvet dark.— Broken Verses - Kamila Shamsie
I'm very much aware in the writing of dialogue, or even in the narrative too, of a rhythm. There has to be a rhythm with it Interviewers have said, you like jazz, don’t you? Because we can hear it in your writing. And I thought that was a compliment. - Elmore Leonard
I think my knowledge of music theory is rooted in jazz theory, and a lot of the writers of standards Rodgers and Hart, and Gershwin. - Zooey Deschanel
If you have to ask what jazz is, you'll never know. - Louis Armstrong
Amy [Winehouse] changed pop music forever, I remember knowing there was hope, and feeling not alone because of her. She lived jazz, she lived the blues. - Lady Gaga
Non sono mica tanto diversi, il jazz e il punk, si diceva alle volte. Pensaci, c'è la stessa emarginazione, dentro, la stessa rabbia. E c'è l'eroina dietro a tutti e due. - Enrico Brizzi
Jazz is the refuge of the untalented. When you go to a jazz club, you may notice that no one is enjoying themselves half as much as the people on stage. Jazz is like the theatre, it's what you do when you can't get a real gig.
Jazz is not just 'Well, man, this is what I feel like playing.' It's a very structured thing that comes down from a tradition and requires a lot of thought and study. - Wynton Marsalis
If you have to ask what jazz is you will never know." - Louis Armstrong
I wanna show that gospel, country, blues, rhythm and blues, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll are all just really one thing. Those are the American music and that is the American culture. - Etta James
The new music, the bebop and modern jazz, wasn't music to him. It was choppy noise pretending to make music out of traffic jams. - Richard Flanagan
the grace is being able to like rock music,symphony music, jazz …anything that contains the original energy ofjoy. - Charles Bukowski
What is my definition of jazz? 'Safe sex of the highest order. - Kurt Vonnegut
Jazz is the assassination, the murdering, the slaying of syncopation. I would even go so far as to confess that we are musical anarchists. - Nick La Rocca
If Music is a Place -- then Jazz is the City, Folk is the Wilderness, Rock is the Road, Classical is a Temple. - Vera Nazarian
Jazz isn't dead. It just smells funny. - Frank Zappa
Sans le jazz, la vie serait une erreur - Boris Vian
Jazz will endure as long as people hear it through their feet instead of their brains - John Philip Sousa
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