You don’t create things, you discover things.
More quotes by Ahmad Jamal
The quickest way to become troubled is to be concerned with what people are gonna say about your life and your work.
Many fail to realize this great recording industry was built by so-called jazz artists. And at the other end of the spectrum, a base in European classical music as well.
I would like to be a scholar in whatever I do, a scholar is never finished, he is always seeking and I am always seeking.
Jazz Improvisation means that practice is not as straightforward as it would be when you simply have a score to play.
More quotes about Wisdom
Nature is full of freaks, and now puts an old head on young shoulders, and then takes a young heart heating under fourscore winters.
Excellence in any department can be attained only by the labor of a lifetime; it is not to be purchased at a lesser price.
She was no longer wrestling with the grief, but could sit down with it as a lasting companion and make it a sharer in her thoughts.
Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run. Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.
Beautiful credit! The foundation of modern society. Who shall say that this is not the golden age of mutual trust, of unlimited reliance upon human promises? That is a peculiar condition of society which enables a whole nation to instantly recognize point and meaning in the familiar newspaper anecdote, which puts into the mouth of a distinguished speculator in lands and mines this remark: – I wasn’t worth a cent two years ago, and now I owe two millions of dollars.
Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more.