Dave Van Ronk Quotes

- Notable Dave Van Ronk Quotes Index -

Born: June 30, 1936, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Birth Country: USA
Died: New York City, New York, USA, February 10, 2002
Occupation: Composer

1.
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

2.
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

3.
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

4.
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

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