Linus van Pelt: I can’t go out to play after school for a whole week, Charlie Brown. My dad says my report card was so poor I have to stay in.
Charlie Brown: Oh, what are you doing, studying?
Linus van Pelt: No, watching TV!
– Charles M. Schulz
When I was 13 or 14, I took seven months off from touring. I did a lot of weekend gigs in Louisiana. We have fairs and festivals every weekend. But I took seven months off. That’s when I really started digging deep. I wrote a couple songs that year that I still play every now and then for people.
– Hunter Hayes
I’m a natural piano player. So all the practicing I do at this point is in my head. If I don’t play for a year, my chops aren’t going to get any worse. I’ve spent my time playing scales, and I don’t necessarily want to play any faster than I play. So everything I do at this point is more philosophical.
– Harry Connick, Jr.