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Herbie Hancock quotes (42)

Being a musician is what I do, but it's not what I am.
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But I have to be careful not to let the world dazzle me so much that I forget that I'm a husband and a father.
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But, the truth is that everyone is somebody already.
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Creativity and artistic endeavors have a mission that goes far beyond just making music for the sake of music.
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Creativity shouldn't be following radio; it should be the other way around.
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Getting the Oscar had the biggest impression on me.
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I feel a lot more secure about the directions I take, than I might have, had I not practiced Buddhism.
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I think I was supposed to play jazz.
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I think there's a great beauty to having problems. That's one of the ways we learn.
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I try stuff. I synthesize what's of value with some of the other things I have at my disposal.
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I try to practice with my life.
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I'm always interested in looking forward toward the future. Carving out new ways of looking at things.
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I'm always looking to create new avenues or new visions of music.
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I've been a religious, spiritual person for a long time.
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In the past, there's always been one leader that has led the pack to development of the music.
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It is people's hearts that move the age.
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It pulled me like a magnet, jazz did, because it was a way that I could express myself.
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It's not exclusive, but inclusive, which is the whole spirit of jazz.
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It's not the style that motivates me, as much as an attitude of openness that I have when I go into a project.
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Jazz has borrowed from other genres of music and also has lent itself to other genres of music.
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Jazz is about being in the moment.
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Miles' sessions were not typical of anybody else's sessions. They were totally unique.
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Music happens to be an art form that transcends language.
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Music is the tool to express life - and all that makes a difference.
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Nobody told me I was a child prodigy.
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One thing I like about jazz is that it emphasized doing things differently from what other people were doing.
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One thing that attracted me to Buddhism was the support for this larger vision of values.
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See, there were certain rules I'd always used, and people like Trane, they would break those rules.
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Since time is a continuum, the moment is always different, so the music is always different.
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The music becomes something that is its own entity.
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The spirit of jazz is the spirit of openness.
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The thing that we possess, that machines don't, is the ability to exhibit wisdom.
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The value of music is not dazzling yourself and others with technique.
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The value of music is to be able to play one note at the right time in the right way.
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We are eternally linked not just to each other but our environment.
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When I was coming up, I practiced all the time because I thought if I didn't I couldn't do my best.
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When I was in my early teens, I remember coming to the conclusion that your life never ends.
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While knowledge may provide useful point of reference, it cannot become a force to guide the future.
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Without wisdom, the future has no meaning, no valuable purpose.
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You can practice to attain knowledge, but you can't practice to attain wisdom.
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You can practice to learn a technique, but I'm more interested in conceiving of something in the moment.
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You would not exist if you did not have something to bring to the table of life.
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