Top 13 William Christopher Handy Quotes

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“With a guitar I would be able to express the things I felt in sounds.”

― William Christopher Handy

“Setting my mind on a musical instrument was like falling in love. All the world seemed bright and changed.”

― William Christopher Handy

“Life is like a trumpet – if you don’t put anything into it, you don’t get anything out of it.”

― William Christopher Handy

“Nature was my kindergarten.”

― William Christopher Handy

“Whenever I heard the song of a bird and the answering call of its mate, I could visualize the notes in scale, all built up within my consciousness as a natural symphony.”

― William Christopher Handy

“Saving was slow and painful.”

― William Christopher Handy

“The blues – the sound of a sinner on revival day.”

― William Christopher Handy

“Life is something like a trumpet. If you don’t put anything in, you won’t get anything out.”

― William Christopher Handy

“I knew the whistle of each of the river boats on the Tennessee.”

― William Christopher Handy

“I think America concedes that true American music has sprung from the Negro.”

― William Christopher Handy

“My big ears indicated a talent for music. This thrilled me.”

― William Christopher Handy

“The name of my ailment was longing, and it was not cured till I finally went to the department store and counted out the money in small coins before the dismayed clerk. When I came to the house, I held up the instrument before the eyes of the astonished household.”

― William Christopher Handy

“You’ve got to appreciate the things that come from the art of the Negro and from the heart of the man farthest down.”

― William Christopher Handy
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