Gregg Allman Quotes

Clapton asked my brother to play on his record. I thought that was the most wonderful thing in the world.

Thought Quotes, Wonder Quotes

When you travel on a bus with guys who love all kinds of music, you get exposed to some great stuff, man.

Love Quotes, Great Quotes, Travel Quotes, Music Quotes

When I got out of high school, I thought, I'll take a year or two off and play the clubs, get this out of my system, and then go to med school.

Thought Quotes

 

At the Muddy Waters thing, I played the first song by myself on an acoustic guitar. I thought that was great that y'all did that tribute to Muddy Waters. I had a real good time.

Great Quotes, Time Quotes, Thought Quotes

When I got out of high school, I thought, 'I'll take a year or two off and play the clubs, get this out of my system, and then go to med school.' More than 40 years later, I figure it's finally time to write about this crazy journey that's taken me around the world and back.

Time Quotes, Thought Quotes

The best advice I got really had nothing to do with singing; it came from my brother, who always told me to stick to my guns and to believe in myself. I think Duane saw my talents and believed in me long before I ever did, and that meant the world to me.

Advice Quotes, Talent Quotes

As they say in the bible, that you're supposed to rejoice when people die and mourn when they're born, because it's one of the most painful acts you go through in life, is being born, and dying.

Life Quotes, Pain Quotes

Pop just didn't have enough substance for me. All this nyah-nyah-nyah, you know, 'Paper Tiger' and 'Hold the Ladder, James' and 'Crimson and Clover.' That wasn't music!

Love Quotes, Music Quotes

I didn't think we would ever make enough money to pay rent by playing music.

Money Quotes, Music Quotes

I left home the day after I graduated from high school because I knew we weren't going to make any dough to pay the rent in music.

Music Quotes

Yeah, like, when I look back on my life, I just remember back what happened in '74, or something. It seems like only the real good stuff comes to mind. I don't think of all the tragedies and all the funerals. That just doesn't come to mind at all. I guess I'm really blessed that way.

Life Quotes, Mind Quotes

'Queen of Hearts' is one I'm really proud of because I worked so hard on it, and then I was told it wasn't good enough to be included on an Allman Brothers album. That directly led me to go into the studio and cut 'Laid Back,' my first solo release. So 'Queen of Hearts' is special to me.

Work Quotes, Heart Quotes

In my line of business, there's no better feeling than having a real nice work that you're really satisfied with.

Business Quotes, Work Quotes, Feeling Quotes

I was always the Doubting Thomas of the bunch, and I don't think I was convinced about the Allman Brothers until 'Fillmore East' hit - that one removed all doubt!

Doubt Quotes

The Beatles had just come out, and everybody had a band. It was incredible competition out there.

Competition Quotes

People always lean toward who's the best guitar player, who's the best singer? I don't see it that way. They're all the best, you know? They've all gotten your attention, you've admired them, you've tried to sing like them. That makes them the best, each and every one of 'em.

Attention Quotes

The thing with the piano is, the piano is like percussion almost - well, it is. You have to... not beat on it, but there is more work involved than a Hammond. With a Hammond, you just lay your hands on the keys, man, and you're gone.

Work Quotes

There's only one cook in the kitchen, only one chef. I let the soloists do their thing - you've gotta let a man do a solo the way he wants - but as far as picking the tunes and working on the arrangements, I take full responsibility for it.

Responsibility Quotes, Work Quotes

I really told my story as I saw it in 'Cross to Bear,' and I was pleased - and a bit surprised - by how well it was received and how it sold. No. 2 on the 'New York Times' bestseller list? I'll take that any day, my man!

Time Quotes

My goal is to put out an album with every song being an original composition of mine. I want the credits to read, 'All songs written by Gregory L. Allman' - that is something I really want to make happen.

Goal Quotes

4 Top Gregg Allman quotes about Love

I would like to be remembered as a - somebody who could rock your soul or make your cry with a song. And somebody who's kind, who loved to laugh, and loved his God.

Love Quotes

My father was murdered when I was two. Duane, even though he was only a year and 18 days my elder, he became a father figure to me. I would have done anything for my brother - I loved him so much.

Love Quotes

You got to be pretty thin to be in the movies, or it helps. I would actually love to do it.

Love Quotes

I could not see myself going back into the studio without Tommy Dowd, our beloved producer who passed away in 2002. Then in 2009, Michael Lehman, my manager, really pushed me to meet with T Bone Burnett. I ended up meeting with T Bone in Memphis, and we hit it off right away; I knew he was a guy I could work with.

Love Quotes, Work Quotes