Shoot for the moon. If you miss you’ll still end up in the stars.
More quotes by Artie Shaw
Somebody asked me once, Do you think that swing will ever come back? And I said, Do you think the 1938 Form will ever come back?
Swing is an adjective or a verb, not a noun. All jazz musicians should swing. There is no such thing as a swing band in music.
I can’t understand guys who just have to have your autograph. What do you do when you get home, take it out and look at it?
No matter how carefully and assiduously and how deeply you bury shit, the American public will find it and buy it in large quantity, Its true, absolutely true.
More quotes about Life
I do not believe, even remotely, that you have to have a partner in your life in order to be whole, in order to be complete, in order to be fulfilled. You just don’t have to.
The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.
You almost never get the pleasure of seeing that you won the argument in real time. People just don’t like to publicly change their minds. They change their minds in private.
The trouble with fighting for human freedom is that one spends most of one’s time defending scoundrels. For it is against scoundrels that oppressive laws are first aimed, and oppression must be stopped at the beginning if it is to be stopped at all.