Inspirational Quotes from Jimmy Page

By | September 29, 2016

I’m just looking for an angel with a broken wing.

Jimmy Page

Isolation doesn’t bother me at all. It gives me a sense of security.

Jimmy Page

I believe every guitar player inherently has something unique about their playing. They just have to identify what makes them different and develop it.

Jimmy Page

I’m always looking for the creative spark. Always.

Jimmy Page

I may not believe in myself, but I believe in what I’m doing.

Jimmy Page

I’m pretty loyal to my guitars, you know, but then they’re pretty loyal to me, too.

Jimmy Page

If people want to find things, they find them themselves.

Jimmy Page

Let me explain something about guitar playing. Everyone’s got their own character, and that’s the thing that’s amazed me about guitar playing since the day I first picked it up. Everyone’s approach to what can come out of six strings is different from another person, but it’s all valid.

Jimmy Page

The instruments that bleed into each other are what creates the ambience. Once you start cleaning everything up, you lose it. You lose that sort of halo that bleeding creates. Then if you eliminate the halo, you have to go back and put in some artificial reverb, which is never as good.

Jimmy Page

I liked the Sex Pistols’ music. I thought it was superb.

Jimmy Page

I liked the Sex Pistols’ music. I thought it was superb.

Jimmy Page

I’m not trying to be flippant here, but I just play the guitar, don’t I? That is my characteristic, and it’s my identity as you hear it.

Jimmy Page

Time sometimes passes quite quickly.

Jimmy Page

I seem to have tireless energy when I get involved in things, on an almost OCD basis, which is a good way to do things because if you’re gonna do something, you’d better make sure you do it well.

Jimmy Page

The only way to have time is to shut down and then do what you want to do.

Jimmy Page

Zeppelin vinyl is quite revered in audiophile circles.

Jimmy Page

Every musician wants to do something which will hold up for a long time, and I guess we did it with ‘Stairway to Heaven.’

Jimmy Page

I wasn’t into jazz so much – I preferred things raw.

Jimmy Page

Nobody could have predicted the effect of John Bonham’s drum introduction on ‘Good Times, Bad Times,’ because no matter what he’d played in before, he’d never had the chance to flex his muscles and play like John Bonham.

Jimmy Page

Led Zeppelin was an affair of the heart. Each of the members was important to the sum total of what we were.

Jimmy Page

I really don’t listen to Led Zeppelin that much.

Jimmy Page

The album’s not dead for me; I still buy vinyl albums.

Jimmy Page

My first guitar was like a campfire guitar. And it was left at a house that my family had moved into… and the guitar was at the house. It was all strung up. It’s normally something that would be beyond a bit of rubbish.

Jimmy Page

I think it was that we were really seasoned musicians. We had serious roots that spanned different cultures, obviously the blues.

Jimmy Page

That’s exactly why I came into music in the first place: to be inspired by what I hear to make it something else, to make it my own. That’s how culture, creativity, moves, isn’t it?

Jimmy Page

From meeting Robert Plant, John Bonham, and John Paul Jones, teaming up, rehearsing, playing selected gigs outside of Britain, coming back into Olympic Studios to record the first album, and then going to America, which we crack open like a nut with the debut record – all that happened, literally, within months.

Jimmy Page

The passing of John Bonham… Let’s just put it… Before we say, ‘the passing of John Bonham,’ the introduction of John Bonham on the first album and ‘Good Times Bad Times,’ it changes drumming overnight.

Jimmy Page

Led Zeppelin isn’t done yet, quite clearly, because every year since 1968 there’s been new fans.

Jimmy Page

If I pick up a guitar, I don’t practise scales. I never have. I come up with something I haven’t done before, new approaches to chord sequences, riffs, rhythms, so it becomes composition. It’s not like the music I’m doing is just a single thread.

Jimmy Page

I wanted to emulate music from America – young punks playing rock n’ roll is what it was. I read part of Keith Richards’ autobiography, and it was totally parallel with me, learning from American records.

Jimmy Page

Because somebody plays guitar, why does it mean they need a singer? Because people already have this image of things? No, I’ll put my music together, then think about whether I need to embellish it with a singer.

Jimmy Page

I play like I play. You hear it on ‘Celebration Day.’ It’s pretty good for a one-night shot.

Jimmy Page

You get a chance like that maybe once in your lifetime, and you are lucky to sustain it over that period of time. It doesn’t mean to say that whatever I do in the future has no substance to it – I may present some new material I’ve got, and there are definitely new angles of doing it – but I’m not looking to recreate another Led Zeppelin.

Jimmy Page

I am very good at remembering music and am absolutely certain that I never heard ‘Taurus’ until 2014.

Jimmy Page

The whole thing about ‘The Rover’ is the whole swagger of it, the whole guitar attitude swagger. I’m afraid I’ve got to say it, but it’s the sort of thing that is so apparent when you hear ‘Rumble’ by Link Wray – it’s just total attitude, isn’t it?

Jimmy Page

I don’t think the critics could understand what we were doing.

Jimmy Page

I prefer to hear an artist’s work and what they can do, so as far as I’m concerned, I’d get a lot more out of a collection of songs to be able to understand what the musician is doing.

Jimmy Page

I don’t really know anything about sales figures, to be honest with you.

Jimmy Page

How many guitars do I have? I don’t know. I don’t know! But I think the answer to it is, more than I can play at any one point in time. Even though I do have double necks, so I can try and play more than at one time!

Jimmy Page

I consider descending chromatic lines and arpeggiated chords basic skills learned by any student of the guitar.

Jimmy Page

Almost the moment he died, they put him in Playboy as one of the greatest drummers, which he was – there’s no doubt about it. There’s never been anybody since. He’s one of the greatest drummers that ever lived.

Jimmy Page

With Led Zeppelin, it has always been that mystique of how the music is done – how it works, why it works.

Jimmy Page

There’s such a currency to Led Zeppelin, or the members of Led Zeppelin. If I put it to you this way, on the run-up to the O2 concert, the only music that we played was music of Led Zeppelin – the past catalog stuff; that’s what we played on the way towards shaping up the set list for that. But we played really, really well.

Jimmy Page

The Stones are great and always have been. Jagger’s lyrics are just amazing. Right on the ball every time.

Jimmy Page

John Peel made his reputation with his radio show and his record label, Dandelion, by championing the underdog.

Jimmy Page

I always believed in the music we did and that’s why it was uncompromising.

Jimmy Page

I would say New York, Chicago, Memphis, and Los Angeles were my favorites.

Jimmy Page

I don’t think drums had ever sounded so big until Led Zeppelin’s first album.

Jimmy Page

But to put out a greatest hits on one CD was totally impossible, I just couldn’t do it. The best compromise was to put out two CDs – Early Days – which is what it is – and Latter Days.

Jimmy Page

I always felt if we were going in to do an album, there should already be a lot of structure already made up so we could get on with that and see what else happened.

Jimmy Page

My vocation is more in composition really than anything else – building up harmonies using the guitar, orchestrating the guitar like an army, a guitar army.

Jimmy Page

Right from the first time we went to America in 1968, Led Zeppelin was a word-of-mouth thing. You can’t really compare it to how it is today.

Jimmy Page

I do know there’s a lot of music where Led Zeppelin has been leant on. We didn’t do anything about it. And I wouldn’t want to, either.

Jimmy Page

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