I don’t really live like a musician myself. I think music is just something that I do, but I’d like to be doing lots of other things. I like to cure all kinds of illness.
More quotes by Ornette Coleman
Even when you write it, someone’s got to play it. So if you can play it and bypass all the rest of the things, you’re still doing as great as someone that has spent forty years trying to find out how to do that. I’m really pro-human beings, pro-expression of everything.
I didn’t need to worry about keys, chords, melody if I had that emotion that brought tears and laughter to people’s hearts.
Difference between sex and love? Well, you’re not always sure you’re in love. But when you’re having sex, there’s really no mistaking it.
More quotes about Music
When I start writing songs and it turns into an overly belabored intellectual process, I just throw it out.
I never practice my guitar. From time to time I just open the case and throw in a piece of raw meat.
Jazz affirms the noblest aspirations of character, individual discipline, perseverance and innovation.
Jazz is a spectacularly accurate model of democracy and a look into our redemptive future possibilities.
I gave it my absolute everything I had in that howl at the start of the song. And then B. B. King opened up his mouth and I felt like a girl. We had learned and absorbed, but the more we tried to be like B.B., the less convincing we were.
Improvising musicians are musical travelers, voyagers. There is a freedom to wander the musical landscape.