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1. "Music is, of course, a universal emotional experience, cutting across cultures and languages. I studied piano for ten years as a child and consider that experience one of the most valuable in my life."
Author: Alan Lightman
2. "I use music as therapy. Whenever I'm feeling angry or needing some 'me' time, which is quite regularly, I'll go and bang a piano or flesh out something on a guitar."
Author: Arthur Darvill
3. "A female piano player is always pretty cool to me."
Author: Chrisette Michele
4. "I was blessed to work with The Jazz Messengers when the two piano players were Keith Jarrett and Chick Corea."
Author: Chuck Mangione
5. "And over the last ten years, after my work with the Brodsky Quartet, I had the opportunity to write arrangements for chamber group, chamber orchestra, jazz orchestra, symphony orchestra even."
Author: Elvis Costello
6. "My mother was a jazz fanatic and she wanted me to play the piano so I could play jazz tunes. I wish I had learned but I was too busy getting into trouble!"
Author: Etta James
7. "Shower upon him every earthly blessing, drown him in bliss so that nothing but bubbles would dance on the surface of his bliss, as on a sea...and even then every man, out of sheer ingratitude, sheer libel, would play you some loathsome trick. He would even risk his cakes and would deliberately desire the most fatal rubbish, the most uneconomical absurdity, simply to introduce into all this positive rationality his fatal fantastic element...simply in order to prove to himself that men still are men and not piano keys."
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
8. "There are a few things that I will hopefully be credited for as a pioneer. One is my four-mallet playing. Another one is the starting what was first called jazz rock in 1967 when I started my first band, later became jazz fusion by the 1970s."
Author: Gary Burton
9. "It's like the piano and the cello are being poured into my body, the same way the IV and blood transfusions are. And the memories of my life as it was, and the flashes of it as it might be, are coming so fast and furious. I feel like I can no longer keep up with them but they keep coming and everything is colliding, until I cannot take anymore. Until I cannot be like this a second longer."
Author: Gayle Forman
10. "Dancers are instruments, like a piano the choreographer plays."
Author: George Balanchine
11. "I feel myself trying to be charming, and then I realize I'm obviously trying to be charming, and then I try to be even more charming to make up for the fake charm, and then I've basically turned into Liza Minnelli: I'm dancing in tights and sequins, begging you to love me. There's a bowler and jazz hands and lots of teeth."
Author: Gillian Flynn
12. "I teach in M.F.A. programs now, and I think that's a great way to become a novelist, but I mourn that Pete Dexter and Joan Didion's route is maybe less likely because there are fewer of those jobs. I always liken it to playing piano in some great dive jazz bar. You didn't pick the songs, you played what people asked for, but you got your chops."
Author: Jess Walter
13. "Even though I left for a year, I grew here as a Jazz man. If I'm fortunate enough to go into the Hall of Fame, I will go as a Jazz man."
Author: Karl Malone
14. "I was always very leery of my piano playing. As a young kid, I wanted to be a jazz musician, but my taste was far greater than my ability."
Author: Mike Stoller
15. "I grew up sitting beside my grandmother playing the piano and singing."
Author: Miranda Kerr
16. "All the classic jazz players all sang and a lot of 'em sang blues."
Author: Mose Allison
17. "I taught myself off records, Memphis Slim, them old piano players, then added to it. Yeah, hard and loud, beat it to pieces."
Author: Pinetop Perkins
18. "The Goth character was a difficult thing to get my head round. I'm not really a fan of Goth music. I'm more a piano and guitar man - that's what I love."
Author: Richard Fleeshman
19. "Isn't this your life? That ancient kissstill burning out your eyes? Isn't this defeatso accurate, the church bell simply seemsa pure announcement: ring and no one comes?Don't empty houses ring? Are magnesiumand scorn sufficient to support a town,not just Philipsburg, but townsof towering blondes, good jazz and boozethe world will never let you haveuntil the town you came from dies inside?"
Author: Richard Hugo
20. "Bill Evans is a real serious jazz pianist who, in my book, crossed over boundaries in terms of color. He used the piano as his canvas."
Author: Roberta Flack
21. "I had 12 years of classical music as a child, playing piano competitions as a teenager, playing in blues bands and rock 'n' roll bands, country and jazz bands. I played in about any situation."
Author: Ronnie Milsap
22. "Europeans really provided many venues over there and hailed the jazz artists, and a lot of musicians went over there and stayed over there for a long time. A lot of them moved over there, lived over there, and died over there."
Author: Sonny Rollins
23. "I also have a big love of classical music played on piano because this is the environment I grew up in my brother being one of the great masters in this world."
Author: Suzi Quatro
24. "Anyone who writes knows that ultimately the majority of your time is spent alone in a room with a piano or a guitar, no matter what the project is."
Author: Trey Anastasio

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