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1. "I was left with an urge to make the guitar sound like things it shouldn't be able to sound like."
Author: Adrian Belew
2. "One of the things I've always liked about my husband is he's very good at lots of stuff. He was an English teacher when I met him. He wrote poetry and played the guitar. As time went on, he decided to go into economics, so he's very analytical and mathematical in addition to his artsy side."
Author: Ally Condie
3. "More recently, I used guitar synthesizer extensively on the two albums I did with Robert Fripp."
Author: Andy Summers
4. "... I'd never look at a pick again without wondering if it was Cole's heart.He cocked an eyebrow. "But the look in your eyes was murderous. Do you have a thing against guitar picks, or we're you hoping I'd be stupid enough to still carry my heart around with me?"
Author: Brodi Ashton
5. "My guitar was loud as hell, and I had no sympathy for anybody else."
Author: Brownie McGhee
6. "Eric Clapton is my dream guitarist."
Author: Carole King
7. "I don't know any guitar player, any of the real greats, who don't rate Joni Mitchell up there with the best of them."
Author: Chrissie Hynde
8. "My grandfather gave me my first guitar, an old acoustic with palm trees and dancing girls painted on it."
Author: Dan Fogelberg
9. "I taught myself how to play the guitar. I never studied music."
Author: Dan Hawkins
10. "I have them a few minutes to absorb everything while I teased Ubie, who only had to recover from his near-death experience. I was so glad Reyes hadn't ripped him to shreds. I liked him much better un-shredded. Unlike, say, my preference for lettuce or heavy metal guitar solos."
Author: Darynda Jones
11. "I don't care how famous a guitarist is, he ain't learned everything. There's always somewhere to go, something to mash up, but he ain't found it yet. You never learn everything on that guitar neck."
Author: David Edwards
12. "I actually learned the guitar with the help of a Pete Seeger instructional record when I was 13 or 14."
Author: David Gilmour
13. "Marconi said, "I see you have your instruments. Can any of you sing? The old spirituals work best."John said, "I can sing."I said, "No, you can't, John.""Well, I play the guitar.""So can I," said Big Jim. "We have two guitars."I said, "This could not be any stupider."John said, "Dave, you remember the words to 'Camel Holocaust'?""Ah, once again, you prove me wrong, John."
Author: David Wong
14. "I trained for the drums for about two weeks, and then rocking out in front of an entire crowd was sort of like a dream come true. And now, Guitar Hero, I can't do that anymore. It's nothing like doing it on stage. I kinda wish I had a fake band, and we could go on tour."
Author: Devon Bostick
15. "If you play acoustic guitar you're the depressed, sensitive guy."
Author: Elliott Smith
16. "If you hand me a guitar, I'll play the blues. That's the place I automatically go."
Author: Eric Clapton
17. "I do the protest stuff. I do country and western. I play both acoustic and electric guitar in a lot of different styles, from loud, psychedelic stuff to quiet finger-picking."
Author: Eugene Chadbourne
18. "The weeping of the guitar begins. The goblets of dawn are smashed. The weeping of the guitar begins. Useless to silence it. Impossible to silence it. It weeps monotonously as water weeps as the wind weeps over snowfields. Impossible to silence it. It weeps for distant things. Hot southern sands yearning for white camellias. Weeps arrow without target evening without morning and the first dead bird on the branch. Oh, guitar! Heart mortally wounded by five swords."
Author: Federico García Lorca
19. "Para los europeos América del Sur es un hombre de bigotes, con una guitarra y con un revólver."
Author: Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
20. "I still use the guitar pretty much just to hide my gut."
Author: Garth Brooks
21. "I can't take any more white boys noodling around on their guitars."
Author: Gene Ween
22. "I heard the Beatles and the Stones, and Mom bought me an electric guitar. I played lead for four years and then switched to bass. One day someone suggested that I should sing, so I sheepishly stepped up to the microphone and the rest is rock history."
Author: Glenn Hughes
23. "'Lucky Man' I wrote when I was twelve years old. I wrote it when I first was given a guitar by my mother. I only knew four chords, but I used them all to write that song. And it just stayed with me, stayed in my head. I didn't even write it on a piece of paper. I remembered it."
Author: Greg Lake
24. "I've known Shawn for several years. And he's just an amazing talent. He's a great writer, a marvelous, marvelous guitar player, and plays really good fiddle."
Author: Guy Clark
25. "It's like that Simpsons joke - they're filming a cow in a movie and they go, 'OK, we'll tape a bunch of cats together to make a cow', and it's like, 'Why don't you just use a cow?'. For some reason that is novel - like, 'Oh, my guitar sounds like a piano and now if I can just get my piano to sound like my guitar'."
Author: Ian Williams
26. "I've discovered that sheer quantity doesn't necessarily make for a heavier sound; if anything, overdubs make guitars sound mushier."
Author: James Hetfield
27. "I played for anybody and everybody from the time I started playing guitar, when I was 10 or 11."
Author: Janis Ian
28. "I have a buddy of mine who's a musician, and I play guitar and sing quite a bit with him."
Author: Jensen Ackles
29. "Who I am as a guitarist is defined by my failure to become Jimi Hendrix."
Author: John Mayer
30. "It turns out kids today still learn that four-chord progression when they're just picking up the guitar."
Author: John Scofield
31. "Right now my mind is on the people who stole our instruments, and, specifically, the person with my guitar, which will no doubt end its days having Green Day songs worked out on it. A better fate was deserved - and while the reverence given to guitars annoys me, I shall miss it."
Author: Jonny Greenwood
32. "He was like a real dad, you know. We used to sit down with guitars and mess around."
Author: Julian Lennon
33. "I get why people want to come see me play guitar, but I still don't understand why people want to interview me."
Author: Kaki King
34. "I like loud snare, and I like really treble-y guitars, and that's just never going to change."
Author: Kathleen Hanna
35. "What does he play? Guitar? I have to say it: I bet a hot guitarist screwing your brains out would do a number on your writer's block too."
Author: Katy Regnery
36. "I'm in hotel rooms night after night, playing a lot of the same venues as my dad and carrying the guitar that used to be his. We're the same person. I don't know if he realises how much of a legacy he has left to his children."
Author: Martha Wainwright
37. "All of my kids are into music. My older daughter plays guitar, piano, sings. My young son, he sings."
Author: Martin Gore
38. "And my daddy could play a harmonica and also the guitar, so I guess I got a little bit from both of 'em, but I think mostly from my mother's side of the family."
Author: Mel Tillis
39. "Blues music is becoming more and more popular than it ever was. I'm always meeting people on the road that are really young, and are guitar players. male and female."
Author: Mick Taylor
40. "The heavy guitars are the ones that sound good. They are not that comfortable, but they do sound great."
Author: Neal Schon
41. "She missed his voice, the music he played on his guitar, the sound of his laughter. And sex. yes, she missed that, too. Having the evenings and weekends free to whatever she wanted--something she had once cherished about being single--wasn't nearly as satisfying as doing those things with Javier.But that's what it meant to love a military man."
Author: Pamela Clare
42. "Hillingham first saw the women by the dwile flonkers. He had spent the day walking around Dover's Hill, the shallow amphitheatre where the Cotswold Olimpick Games took place and had taken, he thought, some good photographs so far. The place was heaving and he had captured some of that, he hoped; the shifting bustle as people flocked from event to event and laughed and shouted and ate and drank. The sound of cymbals and mandolins and violins and guitars filled the air about the crowd, leaping around the brightly costumed figures and the smells of roasting meat and open fires.("The Cotswold Olimpicks")"
Author: Reggie Oliver
43. "I was too broke to buy a guitar so I more borrowed guitars from friends."
Author: Ronnie Montrose
44. "I would walk down the hall with my guitar and play for anyone that would listen. As a young kid I was really driven and I was going to make it happen no matter what."
Author: Teena Marie
45. "We decided to do some of Merle's things with modern instrumentation. We used a flute, a bass clarinet, a trumpet, a clarinet, drums, a guitar, vibes and a piano."
Author: Tennessee Ernie Ford
46. "I was 12 when I started playing guitar with my brothers."
Author: Tom Chapin
47. "Prayers For Rain' begins like practically every Cure song, with an introduction that's longer than most Bo Diddley singles. Never mind the omnipresent chill, why does Robert Smith write such interminable intros? I can put on 'Prayers For Rain,' then cook an omelette in the time it takes him to start singing. He seems to have a rule that the creepier the song, the longer the wait before it actually starts. I'm not sure if Smith spends the intro time applying eye-liner or manually reducing his serotonin level, but one must endure a lot of doom-filled guitar patterns, cathedral-reverb drums and modal string synth wanderings during the opening of 'Prayers for Rain."
Author: Tom Reynolds
48. "He screamed and shouted 'Wooeeeee!' at Guitar's list, but because his life was not unpleasant and even had a certain amount of luxury in addition to its comfort, he felt off center. He just wanted to beat a path away from his parents' past, which was also their present and which was threatening to become his present as well."
Author: Toni Morrison
49. "The racial problems that consumed Guitar were the most boring of all. He wondered what they would do if they didn't have black and white problems to talk about. Who would they be if they couldn't describe the insults, the violence, and oppression that their lives (and the television news) were made up of? If they didn't have Kennedy or Elijah to quarrel about? They excused themselves for everything. Every job of work undone, every bill unpaid, every illness, every death was The Man's fault. And Guitar was becoming just like them—except he made no excuse for himself—just agreed, it seemed to Milkman, with every grievance he heard."
Author: Toni Morrison
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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