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.
More quotes by Ahmad Jamal
Jazz Improvisation means that practice is not as straightforward as it would be when you simply have a score to play.
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.
You’ve got a big, big problem if you get caught up in what people say. If you’re gonna live for what people say, you might as well lay down and forget it. Because it doesn’t work that way.
The quickest way to become troubled is to be concerned with what people are gonna say about your life and your work.
More quotes about Education
No one will ever get anywhere in this world unless he becomes a teacher, one who can show others how to do things.
As a kid I had a hard time reading in school. I was the kid who would go one period a day to the class for kids with learning disabilities.
Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. Our requirements for world leadership, our hopes for economic growth, and the demands of citizenship itself in an era such as this all require the maximum development of every young American’s capacity. The human mind is our fundamental resource.
Empower yourselves with a good education, then get out there and use that education to build a country worthy of your boundless promise.
In terms of doing work and in terms of learning and evolving as a person, you just grow more when you get more people’s perspectives… I really try and live the mission of the company and… keep everything else in my life extremely simple.
If my future were determined just by my performance on a standardized test, I wouldn’t be here. I guarantee you that.
You learn from a conglomeration of the incredible past – whatever experience gotten in any way whatsoever.
I came in early every day for six months till I intercepted the letter from UCLA saying they’d never heard of me. I replaced it with a letter that said I’d graduated.