Keith Emerson Quotes

32 Keith Emerson quotes:

"I consider everything I compose a gift."
"I love my mother dearly, but it wouldn't be suitable for me to live with her all the time."
"My sons are into German music, but they are into all kinds of music."
"We set the stage worldwide to go into the new millenium. I have all the music. Carl Palmer loves the music, he wants to play it."
"We can all put weight on or lose weight."
"Find a good teacher, as I found for my sons. I feel the worst thing you can do is to try and teach your own children yourself, because there is a natural rebellion that occurs."
"I had written movie scores, television series, played with other people. Carl had done the same with Asia, with other bands, everything. We weren't about to entrust Greg automatically with a production credit."
"I'm probably too forgiving sometimes. You have to understand that when you have a commitment to do a tour, you have to keep everything on an up level."
"If it wasn't good, I wouldn't be going back out on tour."
"If you're a good parent, see the changes that are happening in your kids."
"My mother had all these scrap books she kept and the reviews, I was also fortunate to have a list of every gig I've ever played in my life."
"What we're doing is a retrospective, a refined look at how far we've come in what's known as progressive music and investigate and explore that."
"I don't regard myself as a great classical or jazz pianist. I like country music, but I'm not a great player. I just like music. Drums 'n' bass is pretty exciting and I'd love to explore it."
"I'm proud of my kids, they are doing what they want to do."
"Next year I'm going to be a guesting soloist with orchestras all over Europe, to start off with."
"We'll be presenting a broad spectrum of the music and looking at how the younger guys can carry it on."
"I was always playing the Hammond Organ back to front even during the days of the Nice, going back to 1968. Really what I was doing there, was choosing notes at random and trying to make some sense of them, improvising back to front."
"They were keen for me still to play the piano, which I was going to, but 45 minutes of piano would be extremely boring. I like a bit of light and shade."
"We manage to bounce ideas off one another. Every band fights, but at the end of the day, we're very positive about the way we fight. At least we come out with a result."
"What can you do? You've gotta move on."

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