Quotes from the category Rhythm:
- For me writing is a question of finding a certain rhythm. I compare it to the rhythms of jazz. permalink
"Françoise Sagan, The Art of Fiction No. 15" interview by Blair Fuller & Robert B. Silvers, Paris Review (Autumn 1956)
- Good jazz is when the leader jumps on the piano, waves his arms, and yells. Fine jazz is when a tenorman lifts his foot in the air. Great jazz is when he heaves a piercing note for 32 bars and collapses on his hands and knees. A pure genius of jazz is manifested when he and the rest of the orchestra run around the room while the rhythm section grimaces and dances around their instruments. permalink
- I wanna show that gospel, country, blues, rhythm and blues, jazz, rock 'n' roll are all just really one thing. Those are the American music and that is the American culture. permalink
- It seems to me monstrous that anyone should believe that the jazz rhythm expresses America. Jazz rhythm expresses the primitive savage. permalink
- My faith is the grand drama of my life. I'm a believer, so I sing words of God to those who have no faith. I give bird songs to those who dwell in cities and have never heard them, make rhythms for those who know only military marches or jazz, and paint colors for those who see none. permalink
- My poems are rhythmic rather than metric; the pulse is jazz; the tradition generally oral; my major influences musical; my debts mostly to the musicians who taught me to see about experience, pain, and love, and who made it artful and archetypal. permalink
- Writing is a question of finding a certain rhythm. I compare it to the rhythms of jazz. Much of the time life is a sort of rhythmic progression of three characters. If one tells oneself that life is like that, one feels it less arbitrary. permalink
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