A problem is a chance for you to do your best.
Art is dangerous. It is one of the attractions: when it ceases to be dangerous you don't want it.
The wise musicians are those who play what they can master.
My attitude is never to be satisfied, never enough, never.
Fate is being kind to me. Fate doesn't want me to be too famous too young.
Gray skies are just clouds passing over.
By and large, jazz has always been like the kind of a man you wouldn't want your daughter to associate with.
Love is supreme and unconditional; like is nice but limited.
I merely took the energy it takes to pout and wrote some blues.
There are two kinds of worries - those you can do something about and those you can't. Don't spend any time on the latter.
Critics have their purposes, and they're supposed to do what they do, but sometimes they get a little carried away with what they think someone should have done, rather than concerning themselves with what they did.
You've got to find some way of saying it without saying it.
There is hardly any money interest in art, and music will be there when money is gone.
It's like an act of murder; you play with intent to commit something.
Playing 'bop' is like playing Scrabble with all the vowels missing.
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