The Legend of 1900

The Legend of 1900 quotes

17 total quotes (ID: 337)

1900
Max
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1900: Hey, Max, gimme a cigarette, will you?
Max: You're not handling this well.
1900: Just gimme a cigarette.
Max: You don't smoke. What is the matter with you? You could lick this guy with one hand, come on!
1900: You gonna gimme a cigarette?
Max: We're gonna be chucking coal a couple a hundred years and all you can say is...
1900: Give me a fucking cigarette, will you?


Danny Boodmann: My son grow up to be a lawyer, I swear I'll kill him myself.

Jelly Roll Morton: I believe you're sitting in my seat.
1900: You're the one that invented jazz, right?
Jelly Roll Morton: That's what they say. And you're the one who can't play without the ocean under his ass, right?
1900: That's what I say.

Jelly Roll Morton: You can stick this up your ass.
1900: You asked for it, asshole.

Max: What is wrong with you?
1900: I can't help it. Music makes me cry.

[after his grand finale on the piano, he lights the cigarette on the strings of the piano, walks to Jelly Roll Morton and says] You smoke it. I don't know how.

And fuck jazz, too.

Christ, did you... did you see the streets, just the streets? There were thousands of them! Then how you do it down there, how do you choose just one... one woman, one house, one landscape to look at, one way to die...?

Fuck the regulations!

I often thought about him during the war; if only 1900 were here, who knows what he'd do, what he'd say. 'Fuck war' he'd say. But somehow, coming from me, it wasn't the same.

It wasn't what I saw that stopped me Max... it was what I didn't see.

Land? Land is a ship too big for me, it's a woman too beautiful, it's a voyage too long, perfume too strong...

Sometimes that is the way you have to do it: you go right back to the beginning.

Take piano: keys begin, keys end. You know there are 88 of them. Nobody can tell you any different. They are not infinite. You're infinite... And on those keys, the music that you can make... is infinite. I like that. That I can live by...

Winter comes, you wish it was summer. Summer comes, you live in dread of winter. That's why we never tire of travel.