Louis Armstrong Quotes (23 Quotes)

    I never tried to prove nothing, just wanted to give a good show. 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.

    All music is folk music, I ain't never heard no horse sing a song

    When I go to the Gate, I'll play a duet with Gabriel. Yeah, we'll play 'Sleepy Time Down South' and 'Hello, Dolly.' Then he can blow a couple that he's been playing up there all the time.

    Musicians don't retire; they stop when there's no more music in them.

    I see trees of green........ red roses tooI see em bloom..... for me and for youAnd I think to myself.... what a wonderful world.I see skies of blue..... clouds of whiteBright blessed days....dark sacred nightsAnd I think to myself .....what a wonderful world.The colors of a rainbow.....so pretty ..in the skyAre also on the faces.....of people ..going byI see friends shaking hands.....sayin.. how do you doTheyre really sayin......I love you.

    I'm going to miss Robert's market, the cleaners and the dentist, ... But we'll deal with that.

    There is no such thing as 'on the way out' as long as you are still doing something interesting and good you're in the business because you're breathing

    We're going to see a lot more young people entering entrepreneurial ventures.

    The memory of things gone is important to a jazz musician.

    All music is folk music. I ain't never heard a horse sing a song.

    I felt bad at first. I'm like, what are we doing in Utah I thought we were going to San Antonio like the National Guard told us. Man, we wound up far away from the south, but I've adjusted and I'm about to start my life over here in Utah.

    We all do 'do, re, mi,' but you have got to find the other notes yourself.

    I got a simple rule about everybody. If you don't treat me right -- shame on you.

    A lotta cats copy the Mona Lisa, but people still line up to see the original.

    There is two kinds of music, the good, and the bad. I play the good kind.

    There are some people that if they don't know, you can't tell them.

    Way down yonder in New OrleansIn the land of dreamy scenesThere's a garden of EdenYou know what I mean.

    If you have to ask, then you'll never know (when asked 'what is jazz')

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