Either you're deliberately out of tune and sabotaging my band, or you don't know you're out of tune, and that's even worse.

Terence Fletcher

Andrew: But is there a line? You know, maybe you go too far, and you discourage the next Charlie Parker from ever becoming Charlie Parker?
Terence Fletcher: No, man, no. Because the next Charlie Parker would never be discouraged.

So, imagine if Jones had just said, "Well, that's okay, Charlie. That was all right. Good job." So Charlie thinks to himself, "Well, shit, I did do a pretty good job." End of story. No Bird. That to me is an absolute tragedy. But that's just what the world wants now. And they wonder why jazz is dying.

Terence Fletcher

I never really had a Charlie Parker. But I tried. I actually fucking tried. And that's more than most people ever do.

Terence Fletcher

Andrew: [Andrew stop playing because Fletcher enters the room] I'm sorry, I...
Terence Fletcher: What's your name?
Andrew: Andrew Neiman sir.
Terence Fletcher: What year are you?
Andrew: I'm a... first year.
Terence Fletcher: You know who I am?
Andrew: Yes sir.
Terence Fletcher: So, you know that I'm looking for players?
Andrew: Yes sir.
Terence Fletcher: Then why did you stop playing?
Terence Fletcher: [Andrew resumes playing] Did I ask you to star playing again?
Andrew: Uh... sorry , I...
Terence Fletcher: I ask why you stop playing and your version of an answer was to turn into a wind-up monkey.
Andrew: Sorry, I...
Terence Fletcher: Show me your rudiments.
Andrew: Yes sir.
Terence Fletcher: Double-time swing.
Terence Fletcher: No, double time. Double it!
Terence Fletcher: Faster. Faster!
Terence Fletcher: [Fletcher goes back to the room] Upsy-daisy. Forget my jacket!

If you want the fucking part, earn it!

Terence Fletcher

Terence Fletcher: Now are you a rusher, or are you a dragger or are you gonna be on my fucking time?
Andrew: I'll be on your time.

[after being replaced by another drummer] Are you serious? That shit?

Andrew

[to Connelly] HEY, FUCK OFF JOHNY UTAH! TURN MY PAGES, BITCH!

Andrew

Terence Fletcher: Were you rushing or were you dragging?
Andrew: I-I don't know.
Terence Fletcher: Start counting!
Andrew: Five, six...
Terence Fletcher: In four, dammit! Look at me!
Andrew: One, two, three, four.
Andrew: One, two, three, four.
Andrew: One, two, three...
Terence Fletcher: Now, was I rushing or I was dragging?
Andrew: I don't know.
Terence Fletcher: Count again.
Andrew: One, two, three, four.
Andrew: One, two, three, four.
Andrew: One, two, three, four...
Terence Fletcher: Rushing or dragging?
Andrew: Rushing.
Terence Fletcher: [yelling] So, you do know the difference!

That is not your boyfriend's dick, so don't come too early.

Terence Fletcher

[Repeated line] Not my tempo.

Terence Fletcher

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