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Chet Atkins
June 20, 1924 - June 30, 2001
Nationality: American
Category: Musician
Subcategory: American Musician

Everything I've ever done was out of fear of being mediocre.


A long apprenticeship is the most logical way to success. The only alternative is overnight stardom, but I can't give you a formula for that.


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.


I'll always be poor in my mind.


Do it again on the next verse, and people think you meant it.


Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.


You shape your own destiny.


If you hear something you like, and you're halfway like the public, chances are they'll like it too.


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