Albert Murray quotes

  • The blues is not the creation of a crushed-spirited people. It is the product of a forward-looking, upward-striving people.
    -- Albert Murray

    #People #Creation #Strive

  • I am not an African. I am an American.
    -- Albert Murray

  • When the Negro musician or dancer swings the blues, he is fulfilling the same fundamental existential requirement that determines the mission of the poet, the priest and the medicine man.
    -- Albert Murray

    #Men #Swings #Medicine

  • Often we want people to pray for us and help us, but we always defeat our object when we look too much to them and lean upon them. The true secret of union is for both to look upon God, and in the act of looking past themselves to Him they are unconsciously united.

  • I have known some quite good people who were unhappy, but never an interested person who was unhappy.

  • Money has no color. If you can build a better mousetrap, it won't matter whether you're black or white. People will buy it.

  • All abuse and waste of God's creatures are spoil and robbery on the property of the Creator.

  • One man is equivalent to all Creation. One man is a World in miniature.

  • To sit for one's portrait is like being present at one's own creation.

  • These gun laws are very much the creation of the Prime Minister.

  • The creation of the UCB Theatre is by far my proudest professional accomplishment.

  • I'm constantly striving to break through to something new. You try to maintain a neutral approach to your work, and not be too hard on yourself.

  • When men are ruled by fear, they strive to prevent the very changes that will abate it.