quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald

So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.

— F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Jazz age quote Aging is an extraordinary process where you become the person you always should

Aging is an extraordinary process where you become the person you always should have been.

Jazz washes away the dust of every day life.

Jazz does not belong to one race or culture, but is a gift that America has given the world.

Jazz age quote Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are forever.

Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are forever.

Jazz is the folk music of the machine age.

Up to the age of 14 I had not heard a note of anything before 1750, never heard a note of Bach, never heard anything after Wagner, and never heard any real jazz.

Benny Goodman's band was integrated before baseball.

Even before it was physically integrated, music was integrated. Everyone listened to Armstrong and Ellington. The 20s was called the Jazz Age. It's part of being American.

Jazz age quote Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.

Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.

I felt quite frankly having been raised during the depression and looking back at the roaring twenties, the jazz age, which was a very magic timer in my mind because it was something that I had missed.

Though the Jazz Age continued it became less and less an affair of youth.

The sequel was like a children's party taken over by the elders.

There was a period which I refer to as the 'Golden Age of Jazz,' which sort of encompasses the middle Thirties through the Sixties, we had a lot of great innovators, all creating things which will last the world for a long, long time.

Jazz age quote Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.

Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.

If the average jazz artist uses his head and at the outset of his career realizes he won't play as well at fifty as he does at twenty-five, he won't be in a line-up outside the Salvation Army when he's fifty.

Fitzgerald could sense that America was poised on the edge of a vast transformation, and wrote a novel bridging his moment and ours. The Great Gatsby made manifest precisely what Fitzgerald’s contemporaries couldn’t bear to see, and thus it is not only the Jazz Age novel par excellence, but also the harbinger of its decline and fall.

At any rate, let us love for a while, for a year or so, you and me.

That's a form of divine drunkenness that we can all try. There are only diamonds in the whole world, diamonds and perhaps the shabby gift of disillusion.

Jazz age quote Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.

Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.

I'm primarily thought of as a rocker, and certainly 'Frankenstein' had a very dramatic power rock image. It was almost a precursor of heavy metal and fusion. But I also love jazz and classical and if there's one common thread that runs through all my music, it is blues.

Fitzgerald coined the phrase the 'Jazz Age,' and now we're living in the Hip-Hop Age.

I hate the bloody highways. I hate hamburgers, I hate Greyhound buses. I'd have liked to have been in America during the Jazz Age, or the Golden Age of Hollywood.

Jazz age quote Do not regret growing older. It's a privilege denied to many.

Do not regret growing older. It's a privilege denied to many.

I'm always scouring the universe for great old instruments from the '50s and early '60s. That's really, for me, the golden age of basses, when they had just been invented within 10 years of that period and they had just started to come into their own, especially the old Fender jazz basses and old Rickenbackers and Gibsons. I'm always on the lookout. It's fun.

I loved music from the age of eight. Jazz and blues. But also Little Richard and Elvis Presley.

Jazz celebrates older generations and not just the youth movement.

When you "sell" only to people of a certain age, you get cut off from the main body of experience. The power of couple dancing and courtship, it's elegant, and you wouldn't realize America was once a nation of dancers and singers today. People of all races could dance and sing.

Jazz age quote As you get older you will understand more and more that it's not about what you

As you get older you will understand more and more that it's not about what you look like or what you own, it's all about the person you've become.

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Shook is the musical universe I created.

I come from a classical and jazz background and my father is a jazz pianist, so my world bears largely the marks of this influence. As a sort of gateway, I started composing my own music on the computer at the age of 13. Before Shook, I had not yet discovered the kind of music I wanted to dedicate myself to, so I did a little of everything.

A gripper of a read . . . Silence revives the cliff’s-edge drama of those Jazz age climbs and drives home the tragedy of Mallory’s death.

I got into trad jazz, then modern jazz, then avant-garde jazz, between the ages of 16 to 18.

Jazz age quote Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter

Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.

I do feel a responsibility because most people like me that are my age or younger, they don't quite make it over to the jazz side. They flirt with it, but they don't quite marry it.

Jazz is a constant theme in my life. My father is a jazz pianist, and from an early age I have been surrounded by it.

Empire of Deception is a sure thing--a book guaranteed to entertain and make you rich (in knowledge, that is). Dean Jobb has found a fascinating yet little-known jazz-age tale and told it with style and smarts. Get in on the action.

Jazz age quote Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter

Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.

Today Jazz music is performed & listened to by people of all ethnicity, backgrounds, ages & creeds.

Around age 11 or 12, I started playing jazz bass.

From there, I went to electric bass and then guitar, which I kept up for a long time.

I was curious and hungry at a young age, and jazz was such a mystery to me, an ocean where you can express yourself in the moment. It represented freedom, it represented wearing wings and going somewhere with music.

Jazz age quote You're never too old to wish upon a star.

You're never too old to wish upon a star.

I grew up in a home filled with music and had an early appreciation of jazz since my dad was a jazz musician. Beginning at around age three I started singing with his band and jazz music has continued to be one of my three passions along with acting and writing. I like to say jazz music is my musical equivalent of comfort food. It's always where I go back to when I want to feel grounded.

In blues, classical and jazz, you get more revered with age.

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