Vinnie Colaiuta quotes

  • Make the metronome your friend, not your enemy.
    -- Vinnie Colaiuta

    #Enemy #Metronomes

  • There are a lot of guys out there with skills who have not contributed to the evolution of the instrument. It's about more than that...it's an emotive language, an aesthetic. Skill is an aspect, but it's what you do with that skill, or say with that skill, that matters.
    -- Vinnie Colaiuta

    #Skills #Guy #Matter

  • You must show respect and compassion towards the other musicians, and at the same time try to guide things along. I think this is most important. Obviously, you need the capacity and the skills, but technical skill alone is not enough.
    -- Vinnie Colaiuta

    #Thinking #Compassion #Skills

  • You can't be everything. Nobody is everything. You just do what you do, and you try to do that as well as you can. And if somebody doesn't like it, too bad.
    -- Vinnie Colaiuta

    #Trying #Wells

  • Anytime you strike the drums, you have to be aware that you're creating a musical event.
    -- Vinnie Colaiuta

    #Creating #Musical #Events

  • I think I probably learned something from almost every gig that I've done, not only because each occurred at a different phase of my development, but because each one had something different to offer. Ideally, you should be able to get something out of everything, positive or negative. And if it's negative, try to turn it into some kind of learning experience.
    -- Vinnie Colaiuta

    #Thinking #Trying #Negative

  • I just want to continue developing as a musician. I love playing. I also want to be more involved in composing, doing my own thing, I hope to continue to be in different situations that I can nurture and that will nurture me.
    -- Vinnie Colaiuta

    #Want #Musician #Different

  • Destroy your enemy by making him your friend.

  • The loss of enemies does not compensate for the loss of friends.

  • Have I not destroyed my enemy when I have made him into my friend?

  • Many pilots of the time were the opinion that a fighter pilot in a closed cockpit was an impossible thing, because you should smell the enemy. You could smell them because of the oil they were burning.

  • Our strategy is to destroy the enemy from within, to conquer him through himself.

  • Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future.

  • A defeat in war is not the greatest of all evils; but when the defeat has been inflicted by enemies who are not worthy of you, then the calamity is doubled.

  • My body is a metronome, keeping time for the universe...

  • Make the metronome your friend, not your enemy.

  • Artists are going to be the metronome of this society.