The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.
Nobody loves me but my mother, and she could be jivin', too.
We all have idols. Play like anyone you care about but try to be yourself while you're doing so.
I've said that playing the blues is like having to be black twice. Stevie [Ray Vaughan] missed on both counts, but I never noticed.
I don't think anybody steals anything; all of us borrow.
Jazz is the big brother of the blues. If a guy's playing blues like we play, he's in high school. When he starts playing jazz it's like going on to college, to a school of higher learning.
I got a chance to ride today on a very nice bus and from my window I can see how beautiful this country is and how nice it is to be alive and that to me is like extra vitamins.
The way I feel today, as long as my health is good and I can handle myself well and people still come to my concerts, still buy my CDs. I'll keep playing until I feel like I can't.
I think the clock is ticking, yes. In fact, I know it is. Frank Sinatra sang about the September of (his) years. I think I'm in the November of my years.
The blues was like that problem child that you may have had in the family. You was a little bit ashamed to let anybody see him, but you loved him. You just didn't know how other people would take it.