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Robert Fripp Quotes

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A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
- Robert Fripp

Related topics: Forgiveness

If an apprentice does not hear what a master hears,
is then that quality not present in the music? Yes and no.
In the world in which the apprentice lives no.
- Robert Fripp

I'd say that what we hear is the quality of our listening.
- Robert Fripp

But above that, most mature adults can hold their attention
on something for 45 minutes,
whether they like it or not.
But above that requires training.
- Robert Fripp


 

Music can be transformative, utterly transformative.
The act of music is utterly transformative.
- Robert Fripp

However, in modern conceptual frameworks there is a more sophisticated view.
I would say that the act of music exists in several worlds simultaneously.
- Robert Fripp

There are no mistakes, save one: the failure to learn from a mistake.
- Robert Fripp


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To me, Bill's musical heart is in Earthworks,
in the jazz they are playing, in the acoustic kit.
- Robert Fripp

The perception of the audience is the interesting part.
If the audience doesn't hear what is going on,
is it going on or not?
- Robert Fripp

Then certainly for a musician timing becomes something
that is immediately accessible as a concept,
because it's a necessity in ones everyday performance.
- Robert Fripp

What is necessary is possible, what we want is expensive.
What is unnecessary is unlikely.
- Robert Fripp

The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation
of what is possible in the musical language.
- Robert Fripp

And if you are playing in several meters at once,
there has to be a - not a rigid - but there definitely
has to be a reference to a common pulse in the band.
- Robert Fripp

According to USA today, the average length of an attention
span of a man in America is 23 minutes.
- Robert Fripp

If you are playing repertoire material,
you're stuck.
There's not huge amounts you can do.
- Robert Fripp

Even within the band, if I cannot manage to persuade
the members of what I see to be the next course of action,
how do you expect the group to deal with the expectations of thousands of people.
It is not possible.
- Robert Fripp

Michael Giles the first drummer of King Crimson,
never agreed to the name King Crimson.
But then, if you'd knew Michael, you would know he
didn't agree to the album cover either.
So maybe Michael didn't agree to the point of definition with many things.
- Robert Fripp

So, you can set up an orchestra down this end of the
railway station playing one particular area,
and simultaneously at the other end something completely different going on.
And in the middle they meet, or not,
depending.
- Robert Fripp

In terms of an identity, an identity reflects an individuality,
by definition.
And, if there is a quality present, it is recognizable and it can be named.
If you can't name it, it means you don't recognize it.
- Robert Fripp

If a professional musician in a symphony orchestra is playing Beethoven.
But this particular orchestra have played this particular chestnut so many times,
they can play it in their sleep.
Does the genius remain present in the music or not?
- Robert Fripp

Linguistic philosophers continue to argue that probably music is not a language,
that is in the philosophical debate.
Another point of view is to say that music is a very profound language.
- Robert Fripp

Now, if King Crimson accepts responsibility for innovating its own tradition,
you can't accept responsibility for the audience.
And there is an enormous tangible weight of expectation,
which comes from an audience attending a King Crimson concert.
- Robert Fripp

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

He who never made a mistake,
never made a discovery.
- Samuel Smiles

Freedom is not worth having if it
does not connote freedom to err.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.
- Carl Jung

To err is human, to forgive divine.
- Alexander Pope

Anyone who has never made a mistake,
has never tried anything new.
- Albert Einstein

The biggest mistake we could ever make in our lives
is to think we work for anybody but ourselves.
- Brian Tracy

It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom.
It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest
might weaken and the wisest might err.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Our major obligation is not to mistake slogans for solutions.
- Edward R. Murrow

A person who never made a mistake
never tried anything new.
- Albert Einstein

Many people mistake our work for our vocation.
Our vocation is the love of Jesus.
- Mother Teresa

Like everyone else who makes the mistake of getting older,
I begin each day with coffee and obituaries.
- Bill Cosby

I claim to be a simple individual liable
to err like any other fellow mortal.
I own, however, that I have humility enough
to confess my errors and to retrace my steps.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

He who joyfully marches in rank and file
has already earned my contempt.
He has been given a large brain by mistake,
since for him the spinal cord would suffice.
- Albert Einstein

Guilt says I've done something wrong;
... shame says there is something wrong with me.
Guilt says I've made a mistake;
... shame says I am a mistake.
Guilt says what did was not good;
... shame says I am no good.
- John Bradshaw

It is a mistake to look too far ahead.
Only one link in the chain of destiny
can be handled at a time.
- Winston Churchill

Do not make the mistake of treating your dogs like
humans or they will treat you like dogs.
- Martha Scott

Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming
that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never get married in college; it's hard to get a start
if a prospective employer finds you've already made one mistake.
- Elbert Hubbard

Experience enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
- Franklin P. Jones

Formerly, when religion was strong and science weak,
men mistook magic for medicine; now,
when science is strong and religion weak,
men mistake medicine for magic.
- Thomas Szasz

Show me a person who has never made a mistake and I'll
show you somebody who has never achieved much.
- Joan Collins

Marriage is a mistake every man should make.
- George Jessel

It is a mistake for a sculptor or a painter to speak
or write very often about his job.
It releases tension needed for his work.
- Henry Moore

When I find myself in the company of scientists,
I feel like a shabby curate who has strayed by mistake
into a room full of dukes.
- W. H. Auden

Many a man in love with a dimple makes the mistake
of marrying the whole girl.
- Stephen Leacock

Without music, life would be a mistake...
I would only believe in a God who knew how to dance.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

When I write software, I know that it will fail,
either due to my own mistake, or due to some other cause.
- Wietse Venema

Starting out to make money is the greatest mistake in life.
Do what you feel you have a flair for doing,
and if you are good enough at it, the money will come.
- Greer Garson

Exclusiveness in a garden is a mistake as great as it is in society.
- Alfred Austin

A mistake is simply another way of doing things.
- Katharine Graham

Don't mistake niceness for weakness.
- Jennifer Granholm

Anyone who relies exclusively on television for his
or her knowledge of the world is making a serious mistake.
- Steve Powers

Let there be no mistake, Hamas is a ruthless terrorist organization.
- Lois Capps

The biggest mistake people make in life is not trying
to make a living at doing what they most enjoy.
- Malcolm Forbes

Consider every mistake you do make as an asset.
- Paul J. Meyer

No writer of a portion of the Bible was perfect.
It was the direct and miraculous operation of the Holy
Spirit that what they wrote is without mistake.
- Walter Lang

Make no mistake; child predation on the Internet is a growing problem.
- Mike Fitzpatrick

Well I think it has always been a mistake to reduce
the peace process in Ireland to a decommissioning process.
- Martin McGuinness

The choice is between which mistake is easier to correct:
underdoing it or overdoing it.
- Timothy Geithner

Most of my advances were by mistake.
You uncover what is when you get rid of what isn't.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

One makes mistakes; that is life.
But it is never a mistake to have loved.
- Romain Rolland

A common mistake that people make when trying to design
something completely foolproof is to underestimate
the ingenuity of complete fools.
- Douglas Adams

To help yourself, you must be yourself.
Be the best that you can be.
When you make a mistake, learn from it,
pick yourself up and move on.
- Dave Pelzer

Make no mistake: the anti-war voices long for us to
lose any war they cannot prevent.
- Ralph Peters

It is the folly of too many to mistake the echo of
a London coffee-house for the voice of the kingdom.
- Jonathan Swift

Iran has long sponsored terrorists who carry out homicide
bombings in Israeli cities.
However, it is a mistake to believe the danger Iran
poses is directed at Israel alone.
- John Doolittle

Do not mistake a crowd of big wage-earners for the leisure class.
- Clive Bell

An error doesn't become a mistake until you refuse to correct it.
- Orlando A. Battista


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