The thing that influenced me most was the way Tommy played his trombone. . . . It was my idea to make my voice work in the same way as a trombone or violin not sounding like them, but playing the voice like those instrumentalists.
May you live to be 100 and may the last voice you hear be mine.
Stay alive, stay active, and get as much practice as you can.
Alcohol may be man's worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy.
I think my greatest ambition in life is to pass on to others what I know.
You can be the most artistically perfect performer in the world, but an audience is like a broad - if you're indifferent, Endsville.
I am a thing of beauty.
There are several things I think I would have done if I had the chance again. I would have been a little more patient about getting out into the world. I would have seen to it that I had a more formal education. I would have become an accomplished mu
Orange is the happiest color.
Critics don't bother me because if I do badly, I know I'm bad before they even write it. And if I'm good, I know I'm good. I know best about myself, so a critic doesn't anger me.
I'm gonna live till I die.
I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day.
Basically, I'm for anything that gets you through the night - be it prayer, tranquilizers or a bottle of Jack Daniels.
Fear is the enemy of logic. There is no more debilitating, crushing, self-defeating, sickening thing in the world--to an individual or to a nation.
A man only appreciates happiness when he gets married, but by then it is too late.