115 Guitar Pick Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of guitar pick quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about electric guitar.

Top 10 Guitar Pick Quotes (BEST)

  1. Every time you pick up your guitar to play, play as if it's the last time. — Eric Clapton
  2. 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. — Michelle Branch
  3. 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. — Tommy Emmanuel
  4. 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. — Stevie Ray Vaughan
  5. 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. — Scott Ian
  6. 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. — Keith Richards
  7. 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. — Eric Clapton
  8. Guitarists should be able to pick up the guitar and play music on it for an hour, without a rhythm section or anything. — Joe Pass
  9. I had no aspirations to be a musician, but I picked up a guitar for two seconds and haven't put it down since. — Slash
  10. If you pick up a guitar and it says, 'take me, I'm yours,' then that's the one for you — Frank Zappa

Short Guitar Pick Quotes

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  • When I'm having a bad day, I pick up my guitar. — Michelle Branch
  • You're always learning about this thing everytime you pick it up — Keith Richards
  • In the last couple of years I've been picking up my guitar again. — Peabo Bryson
  • I was playing with steel picks on a steel guitar, and there was no amplification needed. — Brownie McGhee
  • Elvis was the reason I picked up the guitar. — Paul Simon
  • Pick up my guitar and play, just like yesterday / And I get on my knees and pray. — Pete Townshend
  • Marc Bolan had inspired so many people to pick up a guitar and join a band. — Tony Visconti
  • When you just get mixed up & there's too much going on, then it's time to pick up your guitar. — Les Paul
  • It's just a favorite language to me, that country finger-picking guitar style. — Kenny Loggins
  • But KISS inspired me personally to pick up a guitar and go for it. — Mike McCready
Guitar pick quote Friendship picks you up when the world lets you down.
Friendship picks you up when the world lets you down.

Picking Guitar Songs Quotes

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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. — Caleb Followill

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. — Jules Shear

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. — Taylor Swift

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.

I started writing songs when I was 10. It was a natural way to express myself as a kid. It wasn't until I started listening to jazz, joined the choir and picked up a guitar that my little hobby became something far more serious. — Kimbra

I've always found it pretty difficult to write a happy song. Since I was a kid, when I pick up my guitar it's been hard for me to write some sort of bubblegum lyrics. It's not really ever been my route. — Aaron Bruno

I'd love to be in Paul McCartney's shoes for a day. I'd love to pick up a guitar and write songs like he does. Or to experience what it might have been like to be a Beatle for a day. — Tom Felton

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.

When I'm not touring, I sing at home, either at the piano or I'll pick up my guitar, singing old Buck Owens songs. — Burton Cummings

If I ever get some free time I end up thinking about what to make next. I don't pick up a guitar and start playing the songs I already know; I immediately try to write a riff. — Chaz Bundick

Anyone who's got a guitar, you like to pick it up. I can play a couple of songs, some '50s rock and roll, a bit of Elvis. That's it, really - I'm not a musician, I'm not a singer. — Aaron Taylor-Johnson

I was in Jacques Brel Off-Broadway for many years, so I've always been a singing actress, but the songwriting was a complete surprise. I had never written a song in my life. We were on the road with Jacques Brel doing the national tour, and I picked up a guitar one day and I wrote a song. — Amanda McBroom

Electric Guitar Quotes

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I wish they'd had electric guitars in cotton fields back in the good old days. A whole lot of things would've been straightened out. — Jimi Hendrix

Let’s be realistic about this, the guitar can be the single most blasphemous device on the face of the earth. That’s why I like it . . . The disgusting stink of a too-loud electric guitar: now that’s my idea of a good time. — Frank Zappa

Being 16 years old and getting an electric guitar is never going to get old. There's always going to be kids making music. There's always going to be kids in bands. — Dan Auerbach

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.

I heard the Beatles and the Stones, and Mom bought me an electric guitar. I played lead for four years and then switched to bass. One day someone suggested that I should sing, so I sheepishly stepped up to the microphone and the rest is rock history. — Glenn Hughes

I went to my friend's house one day, and he had an electric guitar he had just bought with a tiny little amp. I turned the volume up to 10 and I hit one chord, and I said, I'm in love. — Ace Frehley

The disgusting stink of a too-loud electric guitar; now that's my idea of a good time. — Frank Zappa

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

Electric guitars are an abomination, whoever heard of an electric violin? An electric cello? Or for that matter an electric singer? — Andres Segovia

I was interested in the electric guitar even before I knew the difference between electric and acoustic. The electric guitar seemed to be a totally fascinating plank of wood with knobs and switches on it. I just had to have one. — Jeff Beck

One thing I really hate about people who play both acoustic and electric is if they try to play electric style on an acoustic guitar. You must develop it as a totally different thing. — Rory Gallagher

Rock & roll is not so much a question of electric guitars as it is striped pants. — David Lee Roth

Guitar Strings Quotes

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There is geometry in the humming of the strings, there is music in the spacing of the spheres. — Pythagoras

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Enthusiasm is everything. It must be taut and vibrating like a guitar string. — Pele

I use heavy strings, tune low, play hard, and floor it. Floor it. That's technical talk. — Stevie Ray Vaughan

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

The guitar is a small orchestra. It is polyphonic. Every string is a different color, a different voice. — Andres Segovia

The Mandolin is the bottom four strings of the guitar, backwards...so a person with dyslexia has no problem learning to play the Mandolin. — Steve Goodman

My guitar only has five strings 'cause the top one broke and I decided not to put it back on: when I play chords I only play bar chords, and the top one always used to cut me there. — Brian Eno

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.

Every guitarist I would cross paths with would tell me that I should have a flashy guitar, whatever the latest fashion model was, and I used to say, 'Why? Mine works, doesn't it? It's a piece of wood and six strings, and it works.' — Angus Young

String Theory describes energy and matter as being composed of tiny, wiggling strands of energy that look like strings. And the pitch of a string's vibration determines the nature of its effect. — Roy H. Williams

Guitar is easy, all it takes is 5 fingers, 6 strings and 1 a**hole — Keith Richards

I remember when I was coming up, the music stores where you could get guitar strings was where I got my records from. Now the place where you get your records from is where you can get your DJ mats and your mixers. — Jam Master Jay

Pickup Quotes

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I still want to be the candidate for guys with Confederate flags in their pickup trucks. — Howard Dean

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Are you tired? You should be! You've been running through my mind all day. — Gary Barlow

My grandmother raised five children during the Depression by herself. At 50, she threw her sewing machine into the back of a pickup truck and drove from North Dakota to California. She was a real survivor, so that's my stock. That's how I want my kids to be too. — Michelle Pfeiffer

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.

I mainly use Stratocasters. I like a lot of different kinds of guitars, but for what I do, it seems that a Stratocaster is the most versatile. I can pretty much get any sound out of it, and I use stock pickups. — Stevie Ray Vaughan

Women are like cars: we all want a Ferrari, sometimes want a pickup truck, and end up with a station wagon. — Tim Allen

I love driving the cool cars, but there is nothing like driving a pickup truck. — Dwayne Johnson

Guitar pick quote When you are over the hill, you pick up speed
When you are over the hill, you pick up speed

A great pickup line is one I don't even notice. It has me connecting with you, laughing, having a good time. And that definitely gets my attention. — Jennifer Morrison

I looked over at her; if women knew how good they looked in the dash light of oversized pickup trucks, they'd never get out of them. — Craig Johnson

I grew up driving old pickup trucks on the ranch with my dad, and I still always find myself driving like I'm out in an open field, except I'm in LA on La Cienega in the middle of rush-hour traffic. — Amber Heard

That's where I live, a junkyard in a neighborhood of junkyards. We have three tractors from the 1940s and '50s, several old pickup trucks, and a pile of scrap metal. — Bonnie Jo Campbell

Guitar Instrument Quotes

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The guitar is the easiest instrument to play and the hardest to play well. — Andres Segovia

The best music happens when you have a personal connection to it. That same philosophy can extend to the instrument you hold in your hands: if a guitar means something special, you're bound to do great things with it. — Frank Iero

The ukulele was the first of many instruments they had bought for me. They got me a guitar when I was eleven, which my son Morgan uses until this day. They paid for 3 years of guitar lessons; they bought me a bass fiddle, which I still play. — Tony Visconti

But the reality is when you write a song, you should be able to strip away all the instruments and just have a song right there with an acoustic guitar and a voice, and the song should be good. — Dweezil Zappa

Besides being a guitar player, I'm a big fan of the guitar. I love that damn instrument. — Steve Vai

.. the guitar is just a wonderful instrument. It's everything: a bartender, a psychiatrist, a housewife. It's everything, but it's elusive — Les Paul

The guitar is a wonderful instrument which is understood by few. — Franz Schubert

I play, like, 12 instruments. Guitar, piano, harmonica, African drums... I'm working on mastering the accordion. — Lucas Grabeel

I really love that type of music where someone can take a guitar or light instrumentation and a beautiful voice and can send me somewhere. — Mark Lanegan

Write as you like, use the rhythms that come out, try different instruments, sit at the piano, destroy the metric, shout instead of singing, blow your guitar and ring the horn. Hate mathematics, and love eddies. Creation is a bird without a flight plan, that will never fly in a straight line. — Violeta Parra

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More Guitar Pick Quotes

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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. — Steve Vai

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. — Les Paul

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. — Andy Griffith

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. — Angus Young

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. — Kevin Eubanks

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. — Jeremy Renner

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. — Ryan Adams

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. — Kurt Cobain

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. — Nikki Sixx

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. — Eddie Van Halen

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. — Joni Mitchell

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. — Juliana Hatfield

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. — Taylor York

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. — Johnny Marr

I have about 50 guitars around the house. I can't take more than a few steps without finding one to pick up. — Bill Mumy

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. — Jon Bon Jovi

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. — Richie Havens

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. — Ray LaMontagne

I do the protest stuff. I do country and western. I play both acoustic and electric guitar in a lot of different styles, from loud, psychedelic stuff to quiet finger-picking. — Eugene Chadbourne

Peter was sick of being a pop star, the guitar god, and so he decided to teach himself other instruments. Among the instruments that he picked up was the mandolin. — Michael Stipe

Of course, it is very important to be sober when you take an exam. Many worthwhile careers in the street-cleansing, fruit-picking and subway-guitar-playing industries have been founded on a lack of understanding of this simple fact. — Terry Pratchett

The best way to do that is to pick up a new instrument or an instrument that you don't typically write on and see where it takes you. Whether it's using an acoustic guitar, or piano, or electronics as tools, all of these lead to creating different types of songs and I used all of these methods for this record. — Serj Tankian

As a guitar player, you can gravitate to the blues because you can play it easily. It's not a style that's difficult to pick up. It's purely emotive and dead easy to get a start with. — Boz Scaggs

I did [picking cotton] from - until I was 18 years old, that is. Then I picked the guitar, and I've been picking it since. — Johnny Cash

I first picked up the bass guitar when I was twelve years old, and fooled around with it. By the time I was thirteen I got pretty serious about it. — Mark Mendoza

Sometimes I don't pick up the guitar for six months or so," "Other times I get away, go to a hotel or something, to write songs. Or go stay with a friend and bring the dog and do stuff away from my normal routine. Then I sit down and play guitar at night. I do it differently every time . There is no set way. — Holly Golightly

As a youngster I used to try to pick up any bits of wisdom about the guitar I could. It's not like now where you have books and books about every aspect of anything. Any little pearl of wisdom was welcome back then. — Johnny Marr

I always loved rock guitar. I just never put it together that that's what I'd end up doing. I had no aspirations to be a musician, but I picked up a guitar for two seconds and haven't put it down since. — Slash

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