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1. "Prison left me with some strange little tics.' She has taken all the door off their hinges in all the apartments she has lived in since. It's not that she has anxiety attacks about small spaces, she says, it's just that she starts to sweat and go cold. 'This apartment is perfect for me,' she says, looking around the open space.'How about elevators?' I ask, recalling the schlepp up the stairs. 'Exactly,' she replies, 'I don't like them much either.'One day, years later, her husband Charlie was fooling around at home, playing the guitar. Miriam said something provocative and he stood up suddenly, lifting his arm to take off the guitar strap. He was probably just going to say 'That's outrageous', or tickle her or tackle her. But she was gone. She was already down in the courtyard of the building. She does not remember getting down the stairs-it was an automatic flight reaction."
Author: Anna Funder
2. "After 40 years of not playing, I admit I'm totally in love with my guitar. It's a Froggy Bottom acoustic steel string guitar. All I have to do is hit a couple of clean chords and the endorphins are right there. It's like the top of my head has come off and stardust and magic have fallen in."
Author: April Gornik
3. "The Lounge Lizards were relating with a tradition and it was like I was playing within a musical context. The guitar playing stood out as being different in some way. That was a real education for me."
Author: Arto Lindsay
4. "Playing guitar was one of my childhood hobbies, and I had played a little at school and at camp. My parents would drag me out to perform for my family, like all parents do, but it was a hobby - nothing more."
Author: Bonnie Raitt
5. "Catfish is not playing guitar no more, he's doing like a home-front thing. He had been in the business around ten years before I got in it, so I guess he's had enough of it."
Author: Bootsy Collins
6. "I was 16 when I started playing. I borrowed a friend's acoustic guitar, and I had a Beatles chord book. I just taught myself that way."
Author: Britt Daniel
7. "I was playing with steel picks on a steel guitar, and there was no amplification needed."
Author: Brownie McGhee
8. "As a teenager I started painting and playing guitar."
Author: Buffy Sainte Marie
9. "I enjoy playing the band as the band. I 'be' the whole band and I'm playing the drums, I'm playing the guitar, I'm playing the saxophone. To me, the most wonderful thing about playing music is that."
Author: Chick Corea
10. "I got my first instrument for Christmas when I was three or four years old. My parents got me a mandolin because it was the only instrument that would fit me because I was so small. I went straight from that into the drums when I was six, and then I started playing guitar when I was seven or eight."
Author: Chord Overstreet
11. "In certain ways I still feel like I'm finding my way. I feel pretty comfortable playing acoustic guitar and singing, but then I feel pretty good sitting on a reggae groove as well."
Author: Colin Hay
12. "Experimenting with different sounds is great, but when it comes down to it, you're still playing a guitar."
Author: Daisy Berkowitz
13. "I first started actually playing guitar when I was eleven years old. I had some neighborhood friends who told me they were starting a band and needed a guitarist. I told my folks, and by the next day I had a guitar lesson set up with a local teacher."
Author: Darren Robinson
14. "My father had slowed down playing a little... I was 'round 10 or 12 years old. Every time he put his guitar down, I pick it up."
Author: David Edwards
15. "I literally came out of high school thinking that I was going to do something in the sports world because I grew up with a very sports-oriented family. My last year of school, I got involved with playing guitar and singing, and I joined a band and I just decided that year somehow that I was going to play music."
Author: Dean Geyer
16. "A lot of the songs start with an image. I was sitting there playing the guitar and I pictured this old, dirty green car, with the window rolled down, in the hot, hot, hot Texas heat, and this beautiful woman I knew when I was a kid sitting behind the wheel, looking out at me."
Author: Edie Brickell
17. "Playing guitar is not a beauty contest."
Author: Ernie Isley
18. "I had sat in one day in Central Park with Bonnie and Delaney, and Duane was playing with them, so I asked if he wanted to work on an album. You never had to say to him how to play the guitar."
Author: Herbie Mann
19. "I love people who play guitars on roofs!" said Rose, hopping along the pavement in one of her sudden happy moods. "Don't you?""Never knew anyone else who did it!""Don't you like Tom?""Of course I do. But I don't know about all the other guitar-on-roof players! They might be really awful people, with just that one good thing about them. Playing guitars on roofs... or bagpipes... Or drums... Sarah would like that, and Saffy could have the bagpipes! Caddy could have a harp.... What about Mum?""One of those gourds filled with beans!" said Rose at once. "And Daddy could have a grand piano. On a flat roof. With a balcony and pink flowers in pots around the edge! And I'll have a very loud trumpet! What about you?""I'll just listen," said Indigo."
Author: Hilary McKay
20. "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
21. "I played for anybody and everybody from the time I started playing guitar, when I was 10 or 11."
Author: Janis Ian
22. "The media says that equality for women has arrived, but if you look around, you still don't see girls playing guitars and having success with it."
Author: Joan Jett
23. "I had a big background in listening to classical music and I started trying to compose, like I was playing the guitar but I heard an orchestra in my head."
Author: John Fahey
24. "I've probably gone a month or two without playing guitar, just because I've gotten so burnt on it touring all year or whatever."
Author: Jonny Lang
25. "I actually love woodworking. I'm just getting into it. And I love playing guitar, I'm a big movie aficionado, and I like hiking."
Author: Jordan Gavaris
26. "Lying on her side, the warm fire at her feet, Helen's laughter died away as Lucas suddenly went from tuning to playing. It was like an orchestra in an instrument.He played with both hands-not one hand picking and the other holding down strings-but with both hands so that it sounded like more than one guitar was playing. Sometimes he hit the strings to make them hum like a harp, and sometimes he hit the body of the guitar like a drum to add bass and keep time. It was the most fascinating thing Helen had ever watched, like Lucas had a dozen voices in his head, all singing the same song, and he'd figured a way to make them come out of ten fingers.Helen looked at his face and could tell why he loved it. It was like thinking for him, only this was a puzzle that he could share with her as he solved it.He'd walked into her head when he'd come to her world. And she'd walked into his when she finally heard him play.It was heaven."
Author: Josephine Angelini
27. "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."
Author: Joshua Roman
28. "I suppose I am a frustrated musician so I annoy my family by playing guitar in the house. I used to be into acoustic stuff but my son Joseph is learning drums, so now I have an electric guitar and we play Metallica. We have an amp and a PA in the garage with his drum kit."
Author: Kevin McKidd
29. "Quinn spoke their language—all mystery and inside jokes, scarred souls and statement shirts. It was a beautiful moment for him—in his element and completely happy.When they started playing, he leaned over and whispered in my ear. "See that guitar?"I nodded."That's a 1969 Martin D28. Hear me when I say if I had to choose between a beautiful girl and that guitar, I'd choose the guitar. Natch." He took a huge gulp of water, clearly affected."Naturally," I whispered. "It could be why you're still single."
Author: Laura Anderson Kurk
30. "In 2010, I had been playing guitar for 50 years."
Author: Lee Ritenour
31. "God is playing my guitar, I am with God when I play."
Author: Link Wray
32. "I even played bass for a while. Besides playing electric guitar, I'd also get asked to play some acoustic stuff. But, since I didn't have an acoustic guitar at the time, I used to borrow one from a friend so I could play folk joints."
Author: Mark Knopfler
33. "I sit down and create atmospheres, start playing guitar or piano and just sing whatever comes out of my mouth."
Author: Martin Gore
34. "I have been playing a lot of keyboards, especially in the last five or six years. I suppose it gives you more scope than the guitar, although it does tend to make you write a different way."
Author: Mick Ralphs
35. "People don't understand what music really is. I've been a musician since I was 6 years old. I got my first piano, was playing recitals at 8, 10 I picked up a guitar, 12 I picked up my first Pearl Master drum set. I was an artist before I was an 'artist.'"
Author: Mitchel Musso
36. "I like you too, Zack," I said, leaning my head against his shoulder, so I could look up at him. "You've sort of had me . . . enamored, I guess is the right word . . . since we met."He laughed. "You were enamored with me?"I nodded. "Yeah, I was. It's sad, but I was completely enamored with you. I blame your eyes, and your stupid guitar playing. I'm a sucker for a guy with a guitar.""Don't forget my kissable lips," he said, as he kissed my neck, trailing his lips down to my collarbone. I sighed, a long, deep, satisfied sigh."
Author: Monica Alexander
37. "Prince is the ultimate performer. Prince is that dude that's going to get on stage by himself, if he need to, but hold you in the palm of his hand. Like, you can't take your eyes off the man when he's on stage, and he could just be sitting there playing his guitar."
Author: Ne Yo
38. "I loved what you were playing." He dipped his head and took her lips again, nibbling on the bottom one. When he pulled away, he smiled. " Not to mention how hot it was to watch your hands move on my guitar. It made me think of a not to distant morning when your hands were doing something else." - Jameson Grant"
Author: Nikki Lynn Barrett
39. "I feel like something I've wanted to do for a really long time, in a feature film or anything, is playing a rocker. Somewhere where I can be on a stage and have a guitar or a microphone and just kind of jam out."
Author: Olivia Holt
40. "I didn't have bands that I was playing with growing up, so I learned to try to adapt and play these songs that were guitar songs on the piano, and sing them."
Author: Page McConnell
41. "I always knew he was selfish and self-indulgent and kind of lazy; those are practically prerequisites for playing lead guitar."
Author: Rainbow Rowell
42. "There was nobody at the time who was playing slide guitar like Johnny, and nobody, or no white guys at least, that was playing country blues like that on the acoustic guitar. And it was at that point that I realized what Johnny had to offer."
Author: Rick Derringer
43. "I don't put myself on Jeff Beck's level, but I can relate to him when he says he'd rather be working on his car collection than playing the guitar."
Author: Ritchie Blackmore
44. "During college I realized I had a music predisposition and really got involved in it. I started playing bass guitar. That was how I began to fit in."
Author: Ronnie Dunn
45. "So, my big brother was playing guitar and I figured I'd try it too."
Author: Stevie Ray Vaughan
46. "The Tinted Windows shows were very fun but it's very different for me as a performer. I'm not playing music - I'm just singing and I missed that. I miss rocking out on keys, drums, guitar... whatever it is."
Author: Taylor Hanson
47. "I was 12 when I started playing guitar with my brothers."
Author: Tom Chapin
48. "I'm starting to play all the melodies with kind of keyboard sound but playing it from the bass guitar."
Author: Tom Jenkinson
49. "Unless the guitar works as a color, then I don't use it, so I haven't been playing guitar too much lately."
Author: Trevor Rabin
50. "I never had a real job either. I sort of fell out of school and ended up playing guitar."
Author: Vivian Campbell

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