Clouds float in the same pattern only once.
More quotes by Wayne Shorter
The word “jazz” means to me no category, but when you get stuck into wanting to do something the way it was with the “jazz emblem” or logo chained around your neck, you play in a frozen moment in time and you keep fermenting the ‘fifties saying jazz should be this way or that. Well, if jazz to me means no category, then I’ve got the green light And if it sounds like.. sounds like.. sounds like, and keeps crossing over, it’s what I wanted to do in the first place. I like the way Stravinsky and those guys did things. They expressed something, if not themselves. In fact, some people talk about expression, but expression really doesn’t mean anything to me because there’s a lot of work which goes into building a drama and then it’s up to other people to offer “expression.” Expression is such a nebulous thing.
I always think of music as interior decoration. So, if you have all kinds of music, you are fully decorated!
Music should not have any mandates. Jazz is not supposed to be something that is required to sound like jazz.
More quotes about Life
It was like being in the eye of a hurricane. You’d wake up in a concert and think, Wow, how did I get here?
History doesn’t mean dates and wars and textbooks to me; it means the unconquerable pioneer spirit of man.
Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you is determinism; the way you play it is free will.
The radical of one century is the conservative of the next. The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out, the conservative adopts them.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.