Top Banjo Quotes

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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. "I'm, I guess you could say, the Chinese-speaking, banjo-picking girl."
Author: Abigail Washburn
3. "They think the banjo can only be happy, but that's not true."
Author: Bela Fleck
4. "My grandfather played a mandolin, so I got my hands on that. Then on down to a banjo, and I found I couldn't play any kind of soft or mournful music with that so I took up the fiddle in my late 20s or early 30s - and that was far too late. But it keeps me off the streets. It has been a love of mine since I was 17 maybe."
Author: Brendan Gleeson
5. "I went to my room and packed a change of clothes, got my banjo, and started walking down the road. Soon I found myself on the open highway headed east."
Author: Burl Ives
6. "But when I make a good [taxidermy] mount I feel like I beat God in a small way. As though the Almighty said, Let such critter be dead, and I said, 'Fuck You, he can still play the banjo."
Author: Christopher Buehlman
7. "Mumford and Sons and Adele are both incredible artists and are great for popular music. There's a lot of club music with heavy beats, so to have that Mumford record and hear banjos being used is so cool."
Author: Dave Haywood
8. "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
9. "There was talk of the Centaur being moved into the elephant cages to make room for a banjo-picking Minotaur. Surrendering his meager furnishings to a musical half man half bull was all bull."
Author: Don Roff
10. "And floating in the Sound was a triangle of silver scales, trembling a little to the stiff, tinny drip of the banjoes on the lawn."
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
11. "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
12. "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
13. "I never knew you played the banjo!" cried Harris and I, in one breath."Not exactly," replied George: "but it's very easy, they tell me; and I've got the instruction book!"From Three Men in a Boat"
Author: Jerome K. Jerome
14. "Ya game is fine, but ya booze-eyes are a problem. Not like ya ta drink this much. I reckon ya banjo'd, so ya are."
Author: JoAnne Kenrick
15. "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
16. "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
17. "A sip of wine, a cigarette,And then it's time to go.I tidied up the kitchenette;I tuned the old banjo.I'm wanted at the traffic-jam.They're saving me a seat."
Author: Leonard Cohen
18. "Mind you, I've always been musical... Mother used to sit me on her knee and I'd whisper, 'Mummy, Mummy, sing me a lullaby do,' and she'd say: 'Certainly my angel, my wee bundle of happiness, hold my beer while I fetch me banjo.'"
Author: Les Dawson
19. "When you want genuine music -- music that will come right home to you like a bad quarter, suffuse your system like strychnine whisky, go right through you like Brandreth's pills, ramify your whole constitution like the measles, and break out on your hide like the pin-feather pimples on a picked goose, -- when you want all this, just smash your piano, and invoke the glory-beaming banjo!"
Author: Mark Twain
20. "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
21. "You get to tour some of the historic homes and listen to ghost stories.""This is what people do in small towns?""We could either do that or go sit on my porch, chew some tobacco, and play banjos."
Author: Nicholas Sparks
22. "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
23. "My dad also plays a little banjo and guitar, my mom plays the mandolin."
Author: Page McConnell
24. "This banjo surrounds hate and forces it to surrender."
Author: Pete Seeger
25. "I live on an island called Ireland where most of the music is shite. I grew up listening to "Danny Boy"; I grew up hating Danny Boy, and all his siblings and his granny. "The pipes, the pipes are caw-haw-hawing." Anything with pipes or fiddles or even - forgive me, Paul - banjos, I detested. Songs of loss, of love, of going across the sea; songs of defiance and rebellion - I vomited on all of them."
Author: Roddy Doyle
26. "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
27. "I prefer to make common cause with those whose weapons are guitars, banjos, fiddles and words."
Author: Theodore Bikel
28. "The real beauty of it - key to my life was playing key chords on a banjo. For somebody else it may be a golf club that mom and dad put in their hands or a baseball or ballet lessons. Real gift to give to me and put it in writing."
Author: Vince Gill
29. "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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