quote by Eric Clapton

Every time you pick up your guitar to play, play as if it's the last time.

— Eric Clapton

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Guitar pick quote Friendship picks you up when the world lets you down.
Friendship picks you up when the world lets you down.

I think its so cool that you can pick up the guitar and create something that didn't exist 5 minutes ago. You can write something that no ones ever heard before. You have music at your fingertips.

One day you pick up the guitar and you feel like a great master, and the next day you feel like a fool. It’s because we’re different every day, but the guitar is always the same…beautiful.

Guitar pick quote Every morning you pick between two choices: Continue to sleep with your dreams,
Every morning you pick between two choices: Continue to sleep with your dreams, or wake up and chase them. Good morning.
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Your sound is in your hands as much as anything.

It's the way you pick, and the way you hold the guitar, more than it is the amp or the guitar you use.

I'm not the kind of guy who sits around at home and writes songs.

Once in a while I'll pick up a guitar and noodle around, but it's rare.


If you don't know the blues... there's no point in picking up the guitar and playing rock and roll or any other form of popular music.

Guitar pick quote If you love a flower, don't pick it up. Because if you pick it up it dies and it
If you love a flower, don't pick it up. Because if you pick it up it dies and it ceases to be what you love. So if you love a flower, let it be. Love is not about possession. Love is about appreciation.

But the guitar, when you think about it, is the most versatile, really.

I mean you can pick it up and take it with you wherever you go.

It's always funny to me when people use the phrase 'Best guitar player in the world'. There are too many variables such as technique, uniqueness, emotional investment in the notes, etc. But If I had to pick one, it would be Tommy Emmanuel. Watching him perform can be a study in artistic and virtuosic human achievement.

Guitarists should be able to pick up the guitar and play music on it for an hour, without a rhythm section or anything.

Guitar pick quote It's better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose b
It's better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you'll drift in that direction.

This guitar is such a pal. It's a psychiatrist. It's a doggone bartender. It's a housewife. This guy is everything. Whenever I find that I've got a problem, I'll go pick my guitar up and play. It's the greatest pal in the whole world.


I had no aspirations to be a musician, but I picked up a guitar for two seconds and haven't put it down since.

I still play that guitar. It's a Martin D-18 with a clear pick guard. I've played that guitar on and off my TV shows for nearly 50 years.

Guitar pick quote People inspire you or they drain you. Pick them wisely.
People inspire you or they drain you. Pick them wisely.

If you pick up a guitar and it says, 'take me, I'm yours,' then that's the one for you

When I'm having a bad day, I pick up my guitar.

In most places that are rich in guitar culture, everyone uses their fingers, like in Spain or Africa. In Japan there are string instruments played that way. It is not until you get in the States that you find people using picks.

Guitar pick quote Between two evils I always pick the one I never tried before.
Between two evils I always pick the one I never tried before.

I honestly believe that you have to be able to play the guitar hard if you want to be able to get the whole spectrum of tones out of it. Since I normally play so hard, when I start picking a bit softer my tone changes completely, and that's really useful sometimes for creating a more laid-back feel.

I do music because I can just pick up my guitar and sing, and completely satisfy, instant gratification. I don't need a script, I don't people, I don't need anything, cameras, I just have myself and my guitar, or keyboard.

That's why I played music; my social skills were limited. I think a lot of people that experience that pick up guitars, because they can't communicate otherwise.

Guitar pick quote Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.
Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.

What people don't realize is that the so-called Seattle grunge scene grew out of several close-knit gourmet supper clubs - we would only pick up guitars to pass the time while our dishes were simmering, baking, boiling, etc.

I feel my spot is somewhere between a bass player and a rhythm guitar player.

I play with a pick. I play very aggressively. I always have a distortion pedal in line, and I play less melodies and do more stuff against the guitars that create melodies.


I went to the zoo one day and saw a chimp playing with a beat-up acoustic guitar in a way I had never seen before. Instead of using the pick the chimp was banging the neck and tapping it with its fingers. I knew the chimp was on to something so I practiced this new technique in my room for hours until I'd perfected it.

Guitar pick quote If you pick the right people and give them the opportunity to spread their wing
If you pick the right people and give them the opportunity to spread their wing and put compensation as a carrier behind it. you almost don't have to manage them.

At the point where I'm trying to force something and it's not happening, and I'm getting frustrated with, say, writing a poem, I can go and pick up the brushes and start painting. At the point where the painting seems to not be going anywhere, I go and pick up the guitar.

It means a lot that fans feel connected to us and care about us, and that means the world, because that's what we want. We don't want them to feel like we're unattainable because we're just like them. We're all normal kids but somehow we got lucky when we picked up a guitar.

Once I picked up an electric guitar, I lost interest in piano, and I just wanted to rock. I studied piano for so long, I got burned out on it.

Guitar pick quote When you are over the hill, you pick up speed
When you are over the hill, you pick up speed
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In the last couple of years I've been picking up my guitar again.


I have about 50 guitars around the house.

I can't take more than a few steps without finding one to pick up.

I was playing with steel picks on a steel guitar, and there was no amplification needed.

When I found music I thought, that's what I want to do, but the idea of it being a job never crossed my mind. I just wanted to be good enough to pick up a guitar at a party, or if I saw a girl I liked, to work up the courage to play a song.

Guitars have been the obsession of my life.

I first picked one up at the age of four and Ive been a guitar junkie ever since.

Every one of the songs was based around picking an acoustic guitar.

That was part of the concept from the beginning, that the tempos were going to go from slow to almost mid-tempo.


You're always learning about this thing everytime you pick it up

My dad is adorably optimistic, positive, pie-in-the-sky.

He thinks every new song I write is my best. He sells T-shirts at my merchandise stands and hands out guitar picks to fans.

When Johnny Cash died, ... I picked up my guitar and got the idea that Bob Dylan was the last man standing, the last of the real gods. It was for Dylan, Cash, Lennon, Elvis that's what I was thinking.

I saw the Village as a place you could escape to, to express yourself.

When I first went there, I wrote and performed poetry. Then I drew portraits for a couple of years. It took a while before I thought about picking up a guitar.

When I pick up the guitar, it's a melody, and that's what drives the lyrics.

It's bits and pieces of truth, but it is storytelling.

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