quote by Harry S. Truman

My choice early in life was either to be a piano player in a whorehouse or a politician. To tell the truth, there's hardly a difference.

— Harry S. Truman

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Player piano quote Life is like a piano, the white keys represent happiness and the black shows sad

Life is like a piano, the white keys represent happiness and the black shows sadness, but as you go through life's journey, remember that the black keys also makes music.

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Sometimes I can only groan, and suffer, and pour out my despair at the piano.

The history of the music industry is inevitably also the story of the development of technology. From the player piano to the vinyl disc, from reel-to-reel tape to the cassette, from the CD to the digital download, these formats and devices changed not only the way music was consumed, but the very way artists created it.

Player piano quote It's better to be a pirate than to join the Navy.

It's better to be a pirate than to join the Navy.

When you play, never mind who listens to you.

I taught myself off records, Memphis Slim, them old piano players, then added to it. Yeah, hard and loud, beat it to pieces.

Rugby players are either piano shifters or piano movers.

Fortunately, I am one of those who can play a tune.

Player piano quote I tell my piano the things I used to tell you.

I tell my piano the things I used to tell you.

As far as other instrumentalists, I used to love mellow sax players like Paul Desmond. I love piano.

I'm a doctor of cowshit, pigshit, and chickenshit.

....when you doctors figure out what you want, you'll find me out in the barn shoveling my thesis.

I see the player piano as the grandfather of the computer, the ancestor of the entire nightmare we live in, the birth of the binary world where there is no option other than yes or no and where there is no refuge.

Player piano quote A good coach will make his players see what they can become rather than what the

A good coach will make his players see what they can become rather than what they are.

The piano ain't got no wrong notes.

The mark of genius is consistency. Do we hear of naive genius piano players? If anyone knows of one, try listening to it for an hour.

I would just hear piano players and I would hear music, and just think - I don't just want to sit here and passively listen; I want to get inside it.

Player piano quote Of course, my father was a soccer player. He used to play very good. Then I was

Of course, my father was a soccer player. He used to play very good. Then I was young, eight or nine years, ten years old, I just want to be like my father.

To say to the painter that Nature is to be taken as she is, is to say to the player that he may sit on the piano.

The piano is a divinely inspired instrument, a mirror held up to its player's soul that captures the light and shadow of the performer and reflects them back to the listener.

And a step backward, after making a wrong turn, is a step in the right direction.

One gets tired of the role critics are supposed to have in this culture: It's like being the piano player in a whorehouse; you don't have any control over the action going on upstairs.

I've never felt anything that moves me as much as my piano.

I'm an emotional player. I don't really like people. I prefer my piano to people. It's totally reliable and it's alive. I can hear what it's saying.

Bad guys turned informer. Good guys didn't - no matter when, no matter what.

Eliminating the piano means that I've always worked closer with the bass than most players.

We're gonna release a studio album probably a year from now and we've got these recordings that we did with Coco Taylor and Johnny Johnson, who was Chuck Berry's piano player.

I was blessed to work with The Jazz Messengers when the two piano players were Keith Jarrett and Chick Corea.

I'm basically a cocktail jazz kind of pianist.

I'll be the first to admit that I'm not a very good keyboard player. People think I think I'm good. I think I'm a very poor piano player.

If I hadn't been President of the United States, I probably would have ended up a piano player in a bawdy house.

I believe I inherited my sense of music from my father.

My father was an ear piano player; he could just hear something and play it.

He's a seminal force, a guru, an original creator of the New Orleans piano style.. the teacher of great players like Fats Domino, Allen Toussaint, Mac Rebenack, James Booker, and Huey Smith. All acknowledge him as The Great Master.

Vonnegut's earliest novels hint strongly at his familiarity with Wiener's work, The Human Use of Human Beings, especially his first novel, Player Piano (1952), which shows his concern for the social implications of automation, the replacement of human beings with machines.

Hope you don't think this is Billy Joel unplugged. I'm a piano player. I'm already unplugged.

If I hadn't been President of the United States, I probably would have ended up a piano player in a bawdy house.

I cut the scene out, but there was a moment where Christoph Waltz plays the piano in 'Django [Unchained]' - Jamie [Foxx] is a magnificent piano-player but there's never a moment where Django plays the piano.

My father shared the ethos of many of the beat writers and was a friend of Allen Ginsberg. Probably for 25 years of my father's life, He had been an itinerant piano player and so traveled the road with bands and that sort of thing.

Those who live by electronics die by electronics. Sic semper tyrannis.

Big, undreamed-of things — the people on the edge see them first.

Most things don't stay the way they are very long.

Louis Armstrong changed all the brass players around, but after Bird, all of the instruments had to change - drums, piano, bass, trombones, trumpets, saxophones, everything.

I'd like to be a piano player.

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