"I can't sit down long enough to absorb any kind of learning."
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."Buddy Rich on Maya Angelou
"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school."Buddy Rich on Albert Einstein
"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."Buddy Rich on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."Buddy Rich on Mahatma Gandhi
"Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored."Buddy Rich on Earl Nightingale
"But, I don't think any arranger should ever write a drum part for a drummer because if a drummer can't create his own Interpretation of the chart and he plays everything that's written, he becomes mechanical he has no freedom."
"I think the drummer should sit back there and play some drums, and never mind about the tunes. Just get up there and wail behind whoever is sitting up there playing the solo. And this is what is lacking, definitely lacking in music today."
"But I think that any young drummer starting out today should get himself a great teacher and learn all there is to know about the instrument that he wants to play."