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Banjo Quotations

Posted by campbelldb on Tuesday, October 28, 2008

more at: http://j-walkblog.com/index.php?/weblog/comments/banjo_quotes1/ 

  • "The banjo is such a happy instrument--you can't play a sad song on the banjo - it always comes out so cheerful." -Steve Martin
  • "They think the banjo can only be happy, but that's not true." - Bela Fleck
  • "This machine surrounds hate and forces it to surrender." -Pete Seeger
  • "The banjo am the instrument for me." - Grandpa Jones
  • "I want another banjo. Sure, I own two banjos already, but the world is a sad place these days and I think extra precautions are needed." - John Kavanagh
  • "A man who plays the banjo has got it made." -Stringbean
  • "I pick, therefore I grin." - Unknown
  • "Nothing says 'dropping out of society' like learning the banjo." - Daniel Roth
  • "How 'bout them banjo pickers ain't they fine?" - Mason Williams
  • "When Banjos are Outlawed, only Outlaws will have Banjos." - Bisbonian
  • "My first stringed instrument was a cigar box banjo where I cut and turned the pegs and strung the wires myself." - Carl Sandburg
  • "When you want genuine music - music that will come right home to you like a bad quarter, suffuse your system like strychnine whiskey, go right through you like Brandreth's pills, ramify your whole constitution like the measles, and break out on your hide like the pinfeather pimples on a picked goose - when you want all this, just smash your piano, and invoke the glory-beaming banjo!" - Mark Twain
  • "You're goin' off to a desert island for five long years. You can only take one instrument, what'll it be? Why I'd pick a five string banjo every time. Because nothing - and I mean nothing - kills time like a banjo." -Joel Mabus
  • "Will play Banjo for food, will stop playing banjo for money." - Unknown
  • "A gentleman is a man who can play the banjo, but doesn't." - Mark Twain

 




3 comments on “Banjo Quotations”

Kester Says:
Tuesday, October 28, 2008 @5:22:57 PM

This is a blog of sheer excellence.  I loved each and every quotation.  Each one is a quip and comeback for any situation.  I loved the one by Bisbonian, but who is Bisbonian?

vortex Says:
Tuesday, October 28, 2008 @7:59:51 PM

Fun to read Dan,great picture too.

twayneking Says:
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @12:15:56 PM

If you've just got to play that damned banjo, play it out on the porch where you'll only bother the dog.  - Mrs. King

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