I’m very shy, and I shy away from people. But the moment I hit the stage, it’s a different feeling I get nerve from somewhere; maybe it’s because it’s something I love to do.
More quotes by Ella Fitzgerald
Don’t give up trying to do what you really want. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.
I guess what everyone wants more than anything else is to be loved. And to know that you loved me for my singing is too much for me. Forgive me if I don’t have all the words. Maybe I can sing it and you’ll understand.
More quotes about Music
If you want to be a good blues singer, people are going to be down on you, so dress like you’re going to the bank to borrow money.
How do I know why Miles walks off the stage? Why don’t you ask him? And besides, maybe we’d all like to be like Miles, and just haven’t got the guts.
I was really running a music school back then, because my band wasnt making any money. I keep talking about money, because most people dont understand the part of money in running a band.
Im using the insides of sounds to move around in a very subtle way which, I think, ends up being inevitable. I feel its the only solution to that particular problem that I presented myself.
I’m not going to change the way I look or the way I feel to conform to anything. I’ve always been a freak. So I’ve been a freak all my life and I have to live with that, you know. I’m one of those people.
I worked until I could play and do changes at any tempo in any key and said ‘What else is there?’ Now I’m finding out.
I came from an era when we didn’t use electronic instruments. The bass wasn’t even amplified. The sound was the sound you got.