John Baldwin (born 3 January 1946), better known by his stage name John Paul Jones, is an English multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, composer, arranger and record producer. Best known as the bassist, keyboardist, and co-songwriter for English rock band Led Zeppelin, Jones has since developed a solo career. A versatile musician, Jones also plays organ, guitar, koto, lap steel guitars, mandolin, autoharp, violin, ukulele, sitar, cello, continuum and the three over-dubbed recorder parts heard on Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven”. Enjoy John Paul Jones’s best quotes below.
“It seems to be a law of nature, inflexible and inexorable, that those who will not risk cannot win.”
“I have not yet begun to fight!”
“If fear is cultivated it will become stronger, if faith is cultivated it will achieve mastery.”
“I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast; for I intend to go in harm’s way.”
“An honorable Peace is and always was my first wish! I can take no delight in the effusion of human Blood; but, if this War should continue, I wish to have the most active part in it.”
“Whoever can surprise well must conquer.”