15 Quotes from 15 Greatest Guitarists in the World

15 Quotes from 15 Greatest Guitarists in the World


They all have brilliant careers and also they are great and successful. They have been called geniuses, and their music still inspires hundreds of young musicians today. They prove that becoming a legendary musician takes determination, passion, and drive, along with sheer talent.

Their contribution to music can’t be counted, and today we share their words with musicians who dream of greatness, and try to reveal the secrets of these wonderful people’s success and charisma. So, catch your muse, play a guitar – and may inspiration be with you!

Here are 15 quotes from 15 greatest guitarist in the world!

1. Mark Knopfler“Everybody has their own ideas of Shangri-La…I triet to teach myself to enjoy the present, enjoy the now.”

2. Stevie Ray Vaughan“You see, we are here, as far as I can tell, to help each other; our brothers, our sisters, our friends, our enemies. That is to help each other and not hurt each other.”

3. B.B. King“The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.”

4. Chet Atkins“Years from now, after I’m gone, someone will listen to what I’ve done and know I was here. They may not know or care who I was, but they’ll hear my guitars speaking for me.”

5. Eric Clapton“I know there will be no more tears in heaven.”

6. Jeff Beck“I was really small when jazz broke through in England and I can still remember sneaking off to the living room to listen to it on the radio – much to my parent’s disapproval.”

7. Ronnie Wood
“There is no kind of therapy like the one you have from starting and seeing a picture through to the end.”

8. John Frusciante

“We are all very lucky to live in a world where there is this much music.”

9. John McLaughlin

“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.”

10. Frank Zappa

“Information is not knowledge. Knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is not truth. Truth is not beauty. Beauty is not love. Love is not music. Music is THE BEST.”

11. Carlos Santana

“The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace.”

12. Jimmy Page

“How do you go from where you are to where you wanna be? And I think you have to have an enthusiasm for life. You have to have a dream, a goal. And you have to be willing to work for it.”  

13. Ozzy Osbourne

“I don’t want you to play me a riff that’s going to impress Joe Satriani…give me a riff that makes a kid want to go out and buy a guitar and learn to play.”

14. Prince

“Life is just a party and parties weren’t meant to last.”

15. Keith Richards
“Music is a necessity. After food, air, water and warmth, music is the next necessity of life.”


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