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10 Famous Quotes by Benny Goodman
5/30/1909 - 6/13/1986
Also Known As:  
The Essential Benny Goodman     The Benny Goodman Orchestra     Benjamin David Goodman
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About Benny Goodman

I don't have any great love for Chicago. What the hell, a childhood around Douglas Park isn't very memorable. I remember the street fights and how you were afraid to cross the bridge 'cause the Irish kid on the other side would beat your head in. I left Chicago a long time ago.

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If a guy's got it, let him give it. I'm selling music, not prejudice.

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After you've done all the work and prepared as much as you can, what the hell, you might as well go out and have a good time.

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As soon as it was understood that we could handle things in our own way, it was the thrill of my life to walk out on that stage with people just hemming the band in.

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I remember Glenn Miller coming to me once, before he had his own band, saying, How do you do it? How do you get started? It's so difficult. I told him, I don't know but whatever you do don't stop. Just keep on going.

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One way or the other, if you want to find reasons why you shouldn't keep on, you'll find 'em. The obstacles are all there; there are a million of 'em.

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Some of the overflow audience actually sat on the stage.

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Sometimes when you start losing detail, whether it's in music or in life, something as small as failing to be polite, you start to lose substance.

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That night at Carnegie Hall was a great experience. When the thing was first put up to me I was a little dubious, not knowing just what would be expected of us.

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To this day, I don't like people walking on stage not looking good. You have to look good. If you feel special about yourself then you're going to play special.

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