Louis Armstrong Quotes

I never tried to prove nothing, just wanted to give a good show. My life has always been my music, it’s always come first, but the music ain’t worth nothing if you can’t lay it on the public. The main thing is to live for that audience, ’cause what you’re there for is to please the people. Louis Armstrong

If it hadn’t been for Jazz, there wouldn’t be no rock and roll. Louis Armstrong

All music is folk music. I ain’t never heard a horse sing a song. Louis Armstrong

There are some people that if they don’t know, you can’t tell them. Louis Armstrong

Musicians don’t retire; they stop when there’s no more music in them. Louis Armstrong

If ya ain’t got it in ya, ya can’t blow it out. Louis Armstrong

If you have to ask what jazz is, you’ll never know. Louis Armstrong

I don’t let my mouth say nothin’ my head can’t stand. Louis Armstrong

There is two kinds of music the good and bad. I play the good kind. Louis Armstrong

There is no such thing as ‘on the way out’ as long as you are still doing something interesting and good; you’re in the business because you’re breathing. Louis Armstrong