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

Pianist

Composer

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A man is a god in ruins.

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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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