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    Needless to say, you've got to have someone who can speak for you.
    — Ry Cooder
    Once you feel that you've learned some skills and you know how to make records, the next thing is, "Do we ever get to make one that people will really like?" Because then we'll have something to do.
    — Ry Cooder
    tags: people 
     
    You should try to do something if you think you can see your way clear.
    — Ry Cooder
    I have to think that somewhere on some little island in the Pacific, there's someone's who's great, but I'm probably never going to hear him.
    — Ry Cooder
    Los Angeles is not Mexico City, but we have many fine nightclubs and restaurants here. It is enough. One must not aim too high.
    — Ry Cooder
    Musicians communicate in other ways. That's just something you rely on.
    — Ry Cooder
    If you think you fit into a situation, it's worth trying.
    — Ry Cooder
    tags: worth 
     
    I just feel that music is a great life, because it's very rewarding. It's a gratification. You do this for yourself, and you also do this for other people.
    — Ry Cooder
    tags: people  music 
     
    These musicians, such as these Cubans in Havana, are a part of a scene that did produce great music and great musicians. They came from this tradition, so it's a good place to look. It's like prospecting: You gotta know where to look.
    — Ry Cooder
    tags: music 
     
    You can make records from now 'til doomsday, and there are something like 50,000 records released every year, but the public gets to hear very few of these. They just won't know. They might be great records, but how in the world is the public supposed to find out about them?
    — Ry Cooder
    tags: world  year 
     
    There are those who make music and movies in a linear way: They plan them, they have a script. Of course, you have to have a script sometimes, but that alone isn't enough.
    — Ry Cooder
    tags: alone  movie  music 
     
    In oddball places, the electric guitar has been taken as an almost alien object - this weird, six-stringed instrument that fell down to earth and was then played loud but with traditional grace and intelligence
    — Ry Cooder
    Beautiful tunes are all very good and fine, and great musicians are always great, but that alone isn't enough.
    — Ry Cooder
    tags: beautiful  alone 
     
    I always think you should push your envelope every chance you get.
    — Ry Cooder
    tags: chance 
     
    Everything you do is challenging, hopefully, because if it's not, it's boring.
    — Ry Cooder
    Musicians understand each other through means other that speaking.
    — Ry Cooder
    The environment is rarely put on tape, or if it is, it's so abstract that most people never realize it. They just don't know what it means. But if you can show it to them, then that's what becomes the main instrument.
    — Ry Cooder
    Bad music can make you weak.
    — Ry Cooder
    tags: bad  music 
     
    You have to be able to improvise and respond to what's going on around you. Then you might get a good piece of work done.
    — Ry Cooder
    tags: work 
     
    Some things I like to do better than other things, but I've got to say that in the end, the thing that makes it the most interesting for me is who you're with, you know? It's people that make the difference in just about any field, right?
    — Ry Cooder
    tags: people 
     
    No second chances in the land of a thousand dances, the valley of ten million insanities.
    — Ry Cooder
    tags: chance  insanity  dance 
     
    You have to be around people you trust; otherwise you can't do anything - you're afraid, you're paranoid, and you can't do any work.
    — Ry Cooder
    tags: people  work  afraid 
     
    You're not born with certain skills; you have to acquire them.
    — Ry Cooder
    All the money in the world is spent on feeling good.
    — Ry Cooder
    tags: world  money 
     
    Musicians are not so concerned with language.
    — Ry Cooder
    tags: language 
     
    If you can't get yourself understood, you may have trouble, so you need some interpretation every now and again wherever you might be.
    — Ry Cooder
    Something has to happen between you and the public, some interface that lets the public in on what you're doing.
    — Ry Cooder
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