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Duke Ellington
 
Date of birth: 29 April 1899
Date of death: 24 May 1974
Country Of Origin: America
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Pianist

Composer

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" A man is a god in ruins. "

Duke Ellington
" A problem is a chance for you to do your best. "

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" Art is dangerous. It is one of the attractions: when it ceases to be dangerous you don't want it. "

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" By and large, jazz has always been like the kind of a man you wouldn't want your daughter to associate with. "

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" Critics have their purposes, and they're supposed to do what they do, but sometimes they get a little carried away with what they think someone should have done, rather than concerning themselves with what they did. "

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" Fate is being kind to me. Fate doesn't want me to be too famous too young. "

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" Gray skies are just clouds passing over. "

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" I merely took the energy it takes to pout and wrote some blues. "

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" It's like an act of murder; you play with intent to commit something. "

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" Love is supreme and unconditional; like is nice but limited. "

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" My attitude is never to be satisfied, never enough, never. "

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" Now I can say loudly and openly what I have been saying to myself on my knees. "

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" Playing "bop" is like playing Scrabble with all the vowels missing. "

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" Roaming through the jungle of "oohs" and "ahs," searching for a more agreeable noise, I live a life of primitivity with the mind of a child and an unquenchable thirst for sharps and flats. "

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" The wise musicians are those who play what they can master. "

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