John McLaughlin

John McLaughlin
John McLaughlin
  • Born: January 4, 1942
  • Nationality: English
  • Profession: Musician, Songwriter









Quote Topics Cited
[Richard Nixon was:] The greatest moral leader of the last third of this century. Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest
… the inversion of a lot of reality Media, Journalism & The Press
Even allies don’t share every single interest that you have. That’s a law of nature in the international system. They will tell you most of what you need to know but there may be some things that they don’t tell you that you need to know in order to formulate your policy as wisely as you can. Intelligence, Spying, Espionage & Covert Operations
Pat Buchanan would be here tonight except that he is off giving a speech to the Sons of the Spanish Inquisition. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
The gold rush of yesterday has become the green rush of today…. Nothing makes a market like a government mandate. Environment & Environmentalism
There is such a thing as justice which is not necessarily the same thing as law. Justice & Injustice
Washington DC—Beirut on the Potomac. Slogans & Mottoes
What starts in the Middle East never stays in the Middle East.. Terrorism
At the risk of sounding hopelessly romantic, love is the key element. I really love to play with different musicians who come from different cultural backgrounds. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Romantic
I don't have any message in the music. Music will be fine as long as you take care of yourself. Music, Chants & Rapps
I don't have any particular goals in making a recording. In a way the recording is itself the goal. The music comes into my mind, and from there the main job is to give form to it. Music, Chants & Rapps
I find Indian music very funky. I mean it's very soulful, with their own kind of blues. But it's the only other school on the planet that develops improvisation to the high degree that you find in jazz music. So we have a lot of common ground. Music, Chants & Rapps
In my opinion, there is one singular problem with religions in general: they are exclusive. To me, this exclusivity is not right.
Interplay and interaction are the integral parts of music - they're as important as the notes. Music, Chants & Rapps
I've been more or less vegetarian for about 40 years. Health diet really helps. I do meditation every day, and either yoga or sport several times a week. Sports & Athletics ;Health, Healthcare & Medicine
I've been studying the cultures of Asia for many years, and I'm very attracted to the culture of Japan, in particular to the impact Zen has had on the Japanese mind and spirit.
My entire life is dedicated to music, and at my age, that makes a lot of years! But all the work and dedication is only that I'm able to forget myself and let the music do the 'talking.' Life ;Music, Chants & Rapps ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Only in spontaneity can we be who we truly are.
The mathematics of rhythm are universal. They don't belong to any particular culture.
The moment you start to talk about playing music, you destroy music. It cannot be talked about. It can only be played, enjoyed and listened to. Music, Chants & Rapps
There are two kinds of success. One is musical or artistic and the other is commercial. Success
You can have the greatest player in terms of mastering an instrument and you could be yawning your head off when you hear them. So, it's not what you do, but the way you're doing it and in the end that's all that we have.