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Dave Van Ronk – 4 Quotes

 

4 Quotes by Dave Van Ronk

 

Most of what I listen to now is mainstream jazz from 1935 right up to and including early bebop and cool jazz.

– Dave Van Ronk


They basically said that if I didn’t show up for school they’d mark me present, they wouldn’t send the truant officer after me. At 16 I enrolled in something called continuing education. Once a month I’d go out to Jamaica, but I didn’t take it seriously.

– Dave Van Ronk


You can’t be afraid of failure and you can’t be afraid of success, because either one gets in the way of your work.

– Dave Van Ronk


Honesty is the cruelest game of all, because not only can you hurt someone – and hurt them to the bone – you can feel self-righteous about it at the same time.

– Dave Van Ronk