Ritchie Blackmore Quotes


40 Ritchie Blackmore quotes:



"I criticize my own work pretty harshly."
"I don't see myself as such an important guitarist."
"I like leaping around on stage as long as it's done with class. None of this jumping up in the air and doing the splits."
"If a ballet dancer falls over, it's knowing how to get out looking clumsy that counts."
"The only way you can get good, unless you're a genius, is to copy. That's the best thing. Just steal."
"I can imagine that Rod Stewart likes giving autographs because he's pure showbusiness."
"I feel like I own the stage."
"If you can play well in the studio, you can play well on stage."
"Learning to play with a big amplifier is like trying to control an elephant."
"Stevie Ray Vaughan was very intense. Maybe that's what caught everybody's attention. As a player, he didn't do anything amazing."
"Those record companies don't know what's happening at all."
"When something is not good, it's bad. Period."
"Everything I do is usually totally spontaneous."
"I don't put myself on Jeff Beck's level, but I can relate to him when he says he'd rather be working on his car collection than playing the guitar."
"I don't use the twang bar anymore. It's become too popular."
"I have never met one person who likes Grand Funk."
"Johnny Winter is one of the best blues players in the world. He's very underrated."
"Simplicity is the key."
"But you have to give your whole life to a cello. When I realized that, I went back to the guitar and just turned the volume up a bit louder."
"I can turn on some jazz guitarist, and he won't do a thing for me, if he's not playing electrically. But Jeff Beck's great to listen to."



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