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Stevie Ray Vaughan Quotes

After I changed the string we picked up right where we left off - and punched back in at the same time. I don't know if this has ever been done before. The engineer sort of looked at us weird, but we got it on the first take.

And sometimes to help them we have got to help ourselves.

But between sets I'd sneak over to the black places to hear blues musicians. It got to the point where I was making my living at white clubs and having my fun at the other places.

I hit rock bottom, but thank God my bottom wasn't death.

I wanted to play saxophone, but all I could get were a few squeaks.

I was taught to think the next week or month or year will only get better than it is today. So I just keep waiting to see hoe great it will get!

Lonnie was ahead of his time, but at the same time he was right in there with Albert Collins's Cool Sounds.

Lots of times I'll play lead and rhythm together.

So, my big brother was playing guitar and I figured I'd try it too.

Some of us can be examples about going ahead and growing, and some of us, unfortunately, don't make it there, and end up being examples because they had to die. I hit rock bottom, but thank God my bottom wasn't death.

The Marshall is supposed to be 200 watts, but mine's never worked right; it peaks out at 80.

The way I play, I go through a set in a year. So I put '58 Gibson Jumbo Bass frets on all my necks.

What I am trying to get across to you; is please take of yourselves and those that you love; because that is what we are hear for, that's all we got, and that is all we can take with us. Are you with me?

Ya know, right now the most important thing in my life is to make sure you understand that, first of all I thank God I'm alive today, and I mean that. I spent too many years of my life thinking that the big party was the whole thing.

You know, there's a big lie in this business. The lie is that it's okay to go out in flames. But that doesn't do anybody much good. I may be wrong, but I think Hendrix was trying to come around.

You see, we are here, as far as I can tell, to help each other; our brothers, our sisters, our friends, our enemies. That is to help each other and not hurt each other.