Duke Ellington Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Duke Ellington quotes, Duke Ellington sayings, and Duke Ellington proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

New York is a place where the rich walk, the poor drive Cadillacs, and beggars die of malnutrition with thousands of dollars hidden in their mattresses. Duke Ellington
Love is indescribable and unconditional. I could tell you a thousand things that it is not, but not one that it is. Duke Ellington
A problem is a chance for you to do your best. Duke Ellington
A problem is a chance for you to do your best. Duke Ellington
The wise musicians are those who play what they can master. Duke Ellington
By & large Jazz has always been like the kind of a man you wouldn't want your daughter to associate with. Duke Ellington
A problem is a chance for you to do your best. Duke Ellington
A problem is a chance for your to do your best. Duke Ellington
Gray skies are just clouds passing over. Duke Ellington
The wise musicians are those who play what they can master. Duke Ellington
A goal is a dream with a finish line. Duke Ellington
San Francisco is one of the great cultural plateaus of the world - one of the really urbane communities in the United States - one of the truly cosmopolitan places and for many, many years, it always has had a warm welcome for human beings from all over the world. Duke Ellington
There are simply two kinds of music, good music and the other kind ... the only yardstick by which the result should be judged is simply that of how it sounds. If it sounds good it's successful; if it doesn't it has failed. Duke Ellington
A problem is a chance for you to do your best. Duke Ellington
A musical profit outweighs a financial loss. Duke Ellington
Roaming through the jungle of "Ohs" and "Ahs", searching for a more agreeable noise, I live a life of primitivity with the mind of a child and an unquenchable thirst for sharps and flats. Duke Ellington
Hurry, get on board, it's comin', listen to those rails a-thrumming all aboard. Get on the 'A' train, soon you will be on Sugar Hill in Harlem. Duke Ellington
Life has two rules: Number one, never quit; Number two, always remember rule number one. Duke Ellington
Grey skies are just clouds passing over. Duke Ellington
Every intersection in the road of life is an opportunity to make a decision. Duke Ellington
Missed the Saturday dance / Heard they crowded the floor / Couldn't bear it without you / Don't get around much anymore Duke Ellington
In a mellow tone / Feeling fancy free / And I'm not alone / I've got company Duke Ellington
Everything's OK / The live long day / With this mellow song / I can't go wrong Duke Ellington
A problem is a chance for you to do your best. Duke Ellington
Love is supreme and unconditional; like is nice but limited. Duke Ellington
Music is my mistress and she plays second fiddle to no one. Duke Ellington
There are two kinds of music. Good music, and the other kind. Duke Ellington
The whole world revolves around New York. Very little happens anywhere unless someone in New York presses the button. Duke Ellington
Create, and be true to yourself, and depend only on your own good taste. Duke Ellington
A problem is a chance for you to do your best. Duke Ellington