Herbie Hancock Quotes

67 Herbie Hancock quotes:

"It is people's hearts that move the age."
"You don't need the fame to be vital."
Author: Hancock Quotes Category: Fame Quotes
"That's one of the reasons for the title of the record, Future 2 Future, because here they are creating kind of a new musical approach, underground approach, but coming out of what used to be underground but what has become popular, which is the whole hip-hop scene."
Author: Hancock Quotes Category: Future Quotes
"But if I'm banging my head against a wall because I can't come up with any ideas, that's not so much fun."
Author: Hancock Quotes Category: Ideas Quotes
"Everything has focused on what the technology is capable of doing and making tools and then taking human beings and saying, what can you do with that."
Author: Hancock Quotes Category: Technology Quotes
"When you struggle to reach for something you don't know, that's where the most interesting stuff is."
Author: Hancock Quotes Category: Struggle Quotes
"Music happens to be an art form that transcends language."
"But, the truth is that everyone is somebody already."
"The spirit of jazz is the spirit of openness."
Author: Hancock Quotes Category: American Musician Quotes Jazz Quotes
"Jazz has borrowed from other genres of music and also has lent itself to other genres of music."
Author: Hancock Quotes Category: American Musician Quotes Jazz Quotes
"Creativity and artistic endeavors have a mission that goes far beyond just making music for the sake of music."
"Since time is a continuum, the moment is always different, so the music is always different."
"Nobody told me I was a child prodigy."
"I feel a lot more secure about the directions I take, than I might have, had I not practiced Buddhism."
Author: Hancock Quotes Category: American Musician Quotes Buddhism Quotes
"Things that happen to you are events. It's what you do with them that determine whether they're going to be problems or solutions."
Author: Hancock Quotes Category: Events Quotes
"I brought my 40 years of jazz experience to the table, ... but I wanted to make something more ambitious than a little box."
Author: Hancock Quotes Category: Experience Quotes
"Jazz is a music that translates the moment into a sense of inspiration for not only the musicians but for the listeners."
"A lot of this look backwards in society and musically is to find some of the real roots, because they can't find them here. There are roots in the past, but not so much now. Maybe this explains their need to do that, and if that's the case, it's OK."
Author: Hancock Quotes Category: Society Quotes
"When you try to define a purity as being something that's closed and limited, you're not talking about the music that I play called jazz."
Author: Hancock Quotes Category: Music Quotes
"So in other words, we were constantly challenged to grow, and that's what a master does."
Author: Hancock Quotes Category: Words Quotes

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