George Benson quotes

  • Larry Carlton is an incredibly versatile guitarist who has been a major force for guitar for many years. He is easily recognizable - all you have to do is hear him once and from that point on you'll be a fan, just like me. It gives me great pleasure to extend congratulations to Larry on his 2011 George Benson Lifetime Achievement Award. Congratulations !
    -- George Benson

    #Congratulations #Guitar #Years

  • I have been doing music all my life so everyday when I get up I expect music will be part of it.
    -- George Benson

    #Music #Everyday

  • As my career has progressed, I've had the pleasure of playing with the baddest jazz cats on the planet. But that doesn't change my desire to entertain folks. That's really who I am.
    -- George Benson

    #Cat #Who I Am #Careers

  • The melody is the most important thing that must stay in the minds of the people who listen to you. No matter how many notes you play, you can't let them forget what the song is.
    -- George Benson

    #Song #Play #People

  • Guitar gigs were everywhere in the '50s, and I started diddling around so I could keep working. Playing honky-tonk, simple stuff. I took a few gigs with an organ band that put me out front.
    -- George Benson

    #Simple #Guitar #Band

  • No matter what they take from me, they can't take away my dignity.
    -- George Benson

    #Inspirational #Matter #Dignity

  • I listen to other guitar players, yeah. It gives me new concepts and shows me where the instrument is going for the future and it is going some places. There are some musicians who are really putting out a good vibe with new theories. I try and keep up.
    -- George Benson

    #Player #Guitar #Giving

  • Love songs are one of the great essences of life, the only thing thats lasting.
    -- George Benson

    #Song #Essence #Essence Of Life

  • My whole career from the early 70s on has been mind-blowing. I didn't imagine in my life that I would ever be considered a guitar player first of all because I started off as a singer.
    -- George Benson

    #Player #Guitar #Careers

  • The greatest teacher is just going out and playing.
    -- George Benson

    #Teacher #Going Out

  • I like Simon Cowell - look at how many great artists have come out of the U.K. because of him.
    -- George Benson

    #Artist #Looks #Great Art

  • The greatest guitar player in the world today for me is Paco de Lucia, who is actually Spanish.
    -- George Benson

    #Player #Guitar #World

  • There is no finer guitarist than Kenny Burrell
    -- George Benson

    #Music #Kenny #Guitarist

  • People who love jazz musicians love us when we play what we want to play and we're starving. But as soon as you commercialize your sound like Wes Montgomery did, the jazz fans and the critics are down on you!
    -- George Benson

    #Music #Play #People

  • Lenny Breau dazzled me with his extraordinary guitar playing... I wish the world had the opportunity to experience his artistry.
    -- George Benson

    #Music #Opportunity #Guitar

  • Never give up on a good thing, never give up, never give up!
    -- George Benson

    #Giving Up #Giving #Never Giving Up

  • The less one remembers about the day before, the more the new day will be unfettered by triviality.
    -- George Benson

    #Memories #New Day #Remember

  • I've had the pleasure of playing with the baddest Jazz cats on the planet.
    -- George Benson

    #Music #Cat #Jazz

  • I spent a lot of time teaching myself theory and harmony so I could be free to express myself on the instrument.
    -- George Benson

    #Teaching #Harmony #Theory