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 by Ornette Coleman
We in the Western world suffer from too many categories and classes; weve forgotten that we all still have diapers on. Weve separated music from life.
Talk of God is most often in church. Is there a God outside of church? I hope so. But how should I know? How does anybody know?
I didn’t need to worry about keys, chords, melody if I had that emotion that brought tears and laughter to people’s hearts.
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I’ve always tried to defend the idea that the blues doesn’t have to be sung by a person who comes from Mississippi, as I did.
The blues was bleeding the same blood as me. The blues didn’t have to explain the mystery of pain that I felt; it was there in the songs and voices of singers like Lonnie Johnson and Blind Lemon Jefferson, in the cries of their guitars.
I used to play pianos in bars. You know in hotels, you’d see guys playing piano with a snifter? That was me, with a painted-on mustache. I was about 15.
I started to like blues, I guess, when I was about 6 or 7 years old. There was something about it, because nobody else played that kind of music.