Sir, I have not yet begun to fight.
1779 His reply to a request for surrender when his ship was sinking, 23 Sep. Helashedhis ship to his enemy's andboardedit, accepting the enemy captain's surrender. Quoted in Anna de Koven Life and Letters of John Paul Jones (1913). US jazz trumpeter, songwriter and record producer. His many albums include Body Heat (1974) and The Dude (1981). As Vice- President of Mercury Records he promoted Frank Sinatra and MichaelJackson among others.
I have not yet begun to fight!John Paul Jones
I may sink, but I'll be damned if I strike!John Paul Jones
Where men of fine feeling are concerned there is seldom misunderstanding.John Paul Jones
Jazz has always been a man telling the truth about himself.John Paul Jones
To try to talk to the young people who will run the futurein ten minutesis a little like trying to put a cantaloupe in a coke bottle.John Paul Jones