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10 Famous Quotes by Carla Bley
5/11/1936 - (Present)
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Bley, Carla
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Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker seemed so sophisticated and bad. I wanted to be like that.

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I don't enjoy traveling in America. I don't like the food, the cars. It is not exotic enough. It all tastes a bit like airline food.

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I don't need much coaxing.

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I don't think you can ever regain your ignorance.

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I got started when I was 3 years old because my father was a music teacher and my lessons were free. Instead of learning to walk, you learn to play the piano.

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I just got to hear every note. After I left Birdland, I started working at the Jazz Gallery. In the end, I still couldn't play, but I knew how to listen. I was probably the world's best listener.

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I like chords that are very lush with all the lush parts taken out.

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I still prefer the bebop of the '40s. The very stuff I started out with is still the best to me. I have come full circle.

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I write very slowly.

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It would be really hard to get serious about anything political today unless it was a joke.

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