Billy Strayhorn Best Quotes

William Thomas “Billy” Strayhorn was an American jazz composer, pianist, lyricist, and arranger, best known for his successful collaboration with bandleader and composer Duke Ellington, lasting nearly three decades. Enjoy Billy Strayhorn’s best quotes below.

“All music is beautiful.”
“Romance is mush, stifling those who strive.”
“Ever up and onward.”
“I’ll live a lush life in some small dive.”
“My grandmother played the piano, and I used to toddle over there and pick out little things that sounded good to me.”
“If you want something hard enough, it just gets done.”
“I think everything should happen at halfway to dawn. That’s when all the heads of government should meet. I think everybody would fall in love.”
“I’m not fit company for man or beast.”
“You’re in a mess, and in excess.”
“A Train was born without any effort – if was like writing a letter to a friend.”
“In order to play and write, it’s unique – you either do one or the other.”
“Love or not, I wouldn’t subject a wife to the road. It’s punishment.”

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