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 R. D. Blackmore - “For, according to our old saying, the three learned professions live by roguery on the three parts of a man. The doctor mauls our bodies the parson starves our souls, but the lawyer must be the adroitest knave, for he has to ensnare our minds.”
 R. D. Blackmore - “And through the dewy meadow's breast, fringed with shade, but touched on one side with the sun-smile, ran the crystal water, curving in its brightness like diverted hope.”
 Susan Blackmore - “Take male strategies for success in the world. If you've got all the advantages, if you're attractive and clever and all of that, you will generally go for very high quality females.”
 Richard Blackmore - “The mare set off for home with the speed of a swallow, and going as smoothly and silently. I never had dreamed of such a motion, fluent and graceful, and ambient, soft as the breeze flitting over the flowers, but swift as the summer lightening.”
 Ritchie Blackmore - “When you're recording, if you're not really clean in your playing, it sounds like a mess.”
 Ritchie Blackmore - “When you're around someone good, your own standards are raised.”
 Ritchie Blackmore - “When something is not good, it's bad. Period.”
 Ritchie Blackmore - “Those record companies don't know what's happening at all.”
 Ritchie Blackmore - “The cello is such a melancholy instrument, such an isolated, miserable instrument.”
 Ritchie Blackmore - “Simplicity is the key.”
 Ritchie Blackmore - “Session work makes you more strict. You can't hit notes all over the place. You've got to make each one really count.”
 Ritchie Blackmore - “Playing a Fender is an art itself. They're always going out of tune.”
 Ritchie Blackmore - “Pete Townshend used to crash chords and let the guitar feed back. He's overrated.”
 Ritchie Blackmore - “Jimi... He was the gov'nor and that's it. He was brilliant, wasn't he”
 Ritchie Blackmore - “If you can play well in the studio, you can play well on stage.”
 Ritchie Blackmore - “If a ballet dancer falls over, it's knowing how to get out looking clumsy that counts.”
 Ritchie Blackmore - “Ian Gillan, Roger Glover and I wanted to be a hard rock band - we wanted to play rock and roll only.”
 Ritchie Blackmore - “I've always played every amp I've ever had full up, because rock and roll is supposed to be played loud. Also, that's how you get your sustain.”
 Ritchie Blackmore - “I'm not into that Keith Richard trip of having all those guitars in different tunings. I never liked the Rolling Stones much anyway.”
 Ritchie Blackmore - “I like leaping around on stage as long as it's done with class. None of this jumping up in the air and doing the splits.”
 Ritchie Blackmore - “I have never met one person who likes Grand Funk.”
 Ritchie Blackmore - “I had given up the guitar between '75 and '78. I completely lost interest. I was sick of hearing other guitar players and I was tired of my tunes.”
 Ritchie Blackmore - “I had given up on the guitar between '75 and '78. I completely lost interest. I was sick of hearing other guitar players and I was tired of my tunes.”
 Ritchie Blackmore - “I feel like I own the stage.”
 Ritchie Blackmore - “I don't use the twang bar anymore. It's become too popular.”

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