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George Benson Quotes

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken
If cats could talk, they wouldn't
Men go shopping to buy what they need. Women go shopping to find out what they want
I meant to behave but there were too many other options
The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why
Don't look back you're not going that way
When I first saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew
The darkest nights produce the brightest stars
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Lenny Breau dazzled me with his extraordinary guitar playing... I wish the world had the opportunity to experience his artistry  (George Benson Quotes) I like Simon Cowell - look at how many great artists have come out of the U.K. because of him.  (George Benson Quotes) I’ve done two albums for Concord Records; one was with Al Jarreau and it did very well for us. The second album was called ‘Songs And Stories,’ and it had good songs and good performances, but I promised them I would do an album that was more jazz-oriented.  (George Benson Quotes) My whole career from the early 70s on has been mind-blowing. I didn’t imagine in my life that I would ever be considered a guitar player first of all because I started off as a singer.  (George Benson Quotes) When I was 15 years old, my cousin and I formed a singing group called The Altaires. And, because we became the most popular singing group in the Tri-State area, the rest of the group convinced me I should play the guitar - even though I didn’t own one! So what happened was, my stepfather actually made my first electric guitar for me for $23!  (George Benson Quotes) Life isn’t all me. I have a family to support. I can’t rob them of a good life simply because I want to play something.  (George Benson Quotes) Love songs are one of the great essences of life, the only thing that’s lasting  (George Benson Quotes) My stepfather had an electric guitar. He went to his pawn store one day to get a guitar and an amp, and I couldn’t understand what I was hearing. All afternoon, I just sat against the amp and let it reverberate through me. Something must have stuck.  (George Benson Quotes) My stepfather met my mother when I was seven years old, and he was a guitar player. So he caught me messing with his guitar, his electric guitar, and he tried to show me some chords, but my hands were too small.  (George Benson Quotes) I don’t particularly fall in love with my own compositions, but some of them are decent  (George Benson Quotes) Andres Segovia, the great name for guitar, he put classical guitar on the map. He was the proponent of it, the best in the world. So I was listening to a record that he had made, and a little bauble happened in the middle of the record. A finger slipped, and I said, ‘Wait a minute. He’s not allowed to make mistakes,’ - my mind.  (George Benson Quotes) My biggest song in the world is ‘Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love for You.’ All over the world, it’s number one on the whole planet.  (George Benson Quotes) I study the Bible constantly. I teach the Bible. You know, I’m a Bible conductor, and I have a lot of people studies. But also, I see how small things really help people to get over humps in their life. Gives them direction.  (George Benson Quotes) The greatest guitar player in the world today for me is Paco de Lucia, who is actually Spanish  (George Benson Quotes) My whole career from the early 70s on has been mind-blowing. I didn’t imagine in my life that I would ever be considered a guitar player first of all because I started off as a singer  (George Benson Quotes) No matter what they take from me, they can’t take away my dignity  (George Benson Quotes) Love songs are one of the great essences of life, the only thing thats lasting  (George Benson Quotes) The greatest teacher is just going out and playing  (George Benson Quotes) Never give up on a good thing, never give up, never give up!  (George Benson Quotes) As my career has progressed, I’ve had the pleasure of playing with the baddest jazz cats on the planet. But that doesn’t change my desire to entertain folks. That’s really who I am  (George Benson Quotes) I spent a lot of time teaching myself theory and harmony so I could be free to express myself on the instrument  (George Benson Quotes) The melody is the most important thing that must stay in the minds of the people who listen to you. No matter how many notes you play, you can’t let them forget what the song is  (George Benson Quotes) The less one remembers about the day before, the more the new day will be unfettered by triviality  (George Benson Quotes) I listen to other guitar players, yeah. It gives me new concepts and shows me where the instrument is going for the future and it is going some places. There are some musicians who are really putting out a good vibe with new theories. I try and keep up  (George Benson Quotes) I have been doing music all my life so everyday when I get up I expect music will be part of it  (George Benson Quotes)