Buddy Guy quotes

  • They say the blues is sad, but when B.B. sings 'I got a sweet little angel, I love the way she spreads her wings,' that don't sound too sad to me!
    -- Buddy Guy

    #Sweet #Angel #Wings

  • Don't be the best in town. Just try to be the best until the best come around.
    -- Buddy Guy

    #Trying #Towns #Being The Best

  • I've never missed a gig yet. Music makes people happy, and that's why I go on doing it - I like to see everybody smile.
    -- Buddy Guy

    #Happiness #Smile #Music

  • When I went to Chicago, I'll put it like this: I was looking for a dime and I found a quarter.
    -- Buddy Guy

    #Chicago #Dimes #Found

  • Your mind is on vacation and your mouth is working overtime.
    -- Buddy Guy

    #Vacation #Mind #Mouths

  • I'm gonna play something so funky you can smell it
    -- Buddy Guy

    #Play #Smell #Funky

  • If you don't think you've got the blues, just keep living, and if you don't think you're drunk, just keep drinking what you're drinking.
    -- Buddy Guy

    #Drinking #Thinking #Drunk

  • They just said, 'Roll the tape.' No rehearsal or nothing... Muddy [Waters] didn't come in and say 'I wanna rehearse.' He used to look at me and say 'Let's just play the blues. That's all you need to do.
    -- Buddy Guy

    #Play #Water #Needs

  • Listen to the lyrics - we're singing about everyday life: rich people trying to keep money, poor people tying to get it, and everyone having trouble with their husband or wife!
    -- Buddy Guy

    #Husband #People #Wife

  • Once I was checking to hotel and a couple saw my ring with Blues on it. They said, 'You play blues. That music is so sad.' I gave them tickets to the show, and they came up afterwards and said, 'You didn't play one sad song.'
    -- Buddy Guy

    #Song #Couple #Play

  • When you play the guitar, you don't have to say nothing.  The girls would say something to you.
    -- Buddy Guy

    #Girl #Guitar #Play

  • So here I am - a 75-year-old man sitting on a bar stool in a blues club, trying to figure out exactly how I got here. Any way you look at it, it's a helluva story.
    -- Buddy Guy

    #Men #Years #Trying

  • Why did they keep changing guitars and amplifiers when they were perfect? They did the same things with cars, if you ask me. They forgot how to make them right, because they focused on style and bells and whistles.
    -- Buddy Guy

    #Guitar #Perfect #Car

  • Everyone thinks because you're from the south you know everyone down there, but it's not like that; I never knew nothing about no Mississippi.
    -- Buddy Guy

    #Thinking #Mississippi

  • If you don’t think you have the blues, just keep living.
    -- Buddy Guy

    #Thinking

  • I'm going through a divorce now. This is the second one, and like baseball, I'm not gonna get three strikes. I've been living by myself for five years and I'm very comfortable. I can play my guitar when I want to.
    -- Buddy Guy

    #Baseball #Divorce #Guitar