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1. "I reside in a new colony for the Chinese-singing banjo player, with a population of one. At least I have something I have to do with my life."
Author: Abigail Washburn
2. "They think the banjo can only be happy, but that's not true."
Author: Bela Fleck
3. "I just loved the guitar when it came along. I loved it. The banjo was something I really liked, but when the guitar came along, to me that was my first love in music."
Author: Doc Watson
4. "I told my father I wanted to play the banjo, and so he saved the money and got ready to give me a banjo for my next birthday, and between that time and my birthday, I lost interest in the banjo and was playing guitar."
Author: Jackson Browne
5. "Like, What is the least often heard sentence in the English language? That would be: Say, isn't that the banjo player's Porsche parked outside?"
Author: Jackson Browne
6. "I suppose, counting back, if the Beatles had been influenced by music in the same length of time ago - you'd have to put that into better English for me, thank you - they would have been like a banjo orchestra. They would have been doing show tunes."
Author: Jonny Greenwood
7. "It took me the bulk of my twenties to write one book about a family of alligator wrestlers. Whereas somebody like Steve Martin is releasing his latest banjo symphony, having just completed another movie and acclaimed, best-selling novel."
Author: Karen Russell
8. "When we moved back to the US, folk music was all the rage. So I traded in my banjo for a guitar."
Author: Michael Storm
9. "He was like some prophet of old, scourging the sins of the people. He leaped about in a frenzy of inspiration till I feared he would do himself an injury. Sometimes he expressed himself in a somewhat odd manner, but every word carried conviction. He showed me New York in its true colours. He showed me the vanity and wickedness of sitting in gilded haunts of vice, eating lobster when decent people should be in bed.'He said that the tango and the fox-trot were devices of the devil to drag people down into the Bottomless Pit. He said that there was more sin in ten minutes with a negro banjo orchestra than in all the ancient revels of Nineveh and Babylon. And when he stood on one leg and pointed right at where I was sitting and shouted "This means you!" I could have sunk through the floor."
Author: P.G. Wodehouse
10. "My dad also plays a little banjo and guitar, my mom plays the mandolin."
Author: Page McConnell
11. "This banjo surrounds hate and forces it to surrender."
Author: Pete Seeger
12. "The banjo is such a happy instrument--you can't play a sad song on the banjo - it always comes out so cheerful."
Author: Steve Martin
13. "Growing up in Paterson wasn't the easiest thing."
Author: Victor Cruz
14. "After supper was over and the toasts had been drunk, the boy Pablo was called in to play for the company while the gentlemen smoked. . . there was softness and languor in the wire strings--but there was also a kind of madness; the recklessness, the call of wild countries which all these men had felt or followed in one way or another. Through clouds of cigar smoke, the scout and the soldiers, the Mexican rancheros and the priests, sat silently watching the bent head and crouching shoulders of the banjo player, and his seesawing yellow hand, which sometimes lost all form and became a mere whirl of matter in motion, like a patch of sand-storm."
Author: Willa Cather

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