Quotations by Lionel Hampton

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Born: Monday, April 20, 1908
Died: Saturday, August 31, 2002 (94 years old)
Profession: Musician
Nationality: American


Black and white players hadn't appeared together in public before Teddy Wilson and I began working with B.G.
- Lionel Hampton
(Keywords: Public)

Every day I look forward to getting with my instruments, trying new things.
- Lionel Hampton
(Keywords: Day, Trying)

Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind.
- Lionel Hampton
(Keywords: Gratitude, Heart, Memory, Mind)

I feel honored to have been a part of that dramatic change.
- Lionel Hampton
(Keywords: Change)

I think I love it more as I get older because I keep getting better on drums, vibes and piano.
- Lionel Hampton
(Keywords: Love)

I worked hard learning harmony and theory when I was growing up in Chicago in the 1920s.
- Lionel Hampton
(Keywords: Chicago, Growing up, Harmony, Learning, Theory)

Music was our wife, and we loved her. And we stayed with her, and we clothed her, and we put diamond rings on her hands.
- Lionel Hampton
(Keywords: Music, Wife)

Playing gives me as much good feeling now as it did when I was a bitty kid.
- Lionel Hampton
(Keywords: Feeling, Now)

Playing is my way of thinking, talking, communicating.
- Lionel Hampton
(Keywords: Talking, Thinking)

Seemed to me that drumming was the best way to get close to God.
- Lionel Hampton
(Keywords: God)

So I always figured I'd still be playing at this age.
- Lionel Hampton
(Keywords: Age)

The secret is keeping busy, and loving what you do.
- Lionel Hampton

Working with Benny was important for me and for black musicians in general.
- Lionel Hampton
(Keywords: Musicians)







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