You don’t create things, you discover things.
More quotes by Ahmad Jamal
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.
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.
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
Kindness, love, strength and determination personified!! Madiba reminds me that everything is possible!
One of the first businesses of a sensible man is to know when he is beaten, and to leave off fighting at once.
Nothing goes by luck in composition. It allows of no tricks. The best you can write will be the best you are.
I always forgive others. The anger; sadness; frustration; pain, whatever feelings I felt, no matter the hurt; the tears, I always found understanding and reason to forgive them; to not hold onto it; to not resent them. But there is one, who I never seem to be able to give absolution, and that’s myself.
Every book is a quotation; and every house is a quotation out of all forests, and mines, and stone quarries; and every man is a quotation from all his ancestors.
To let friendship die away by negligence and silence is certainly not wise. It is voluntarily to throw away one of the greatest comforts of the weary pilgrimage.