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Great Quotes - Herbie Hancock

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"Jazz‬ has no boundaries " 

"I think I was supposed to play jazz"

"Being a musician is what I do, but it's not what I am" 

"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." 

"Creativity and artistic endeavors have a mission that goes far beyond just making music for the sake of music". 

"Creativity shouldn't be following radio; it should be the other way around". 

"I think there's a great beauty to having problems. That's one of the ways we learn". 

"I try stuff. I synthesize what's of value with some of the other things I have at my disposal". 

"I try to practice with my life." 

"I'm always interested in looking forward toward the future. Carving out new ways of looking at things". 

"I'm always looking to create new avenues or new visions of music." 

"It is people's hearts that move the age." 

"It pulled me like a magnet, jazz did, because it was a way that I could express myself" 

"It's not exclusive, but inclusive, which is the whole spirit of jazz" 

"It's not the style that motivates me, as much as an attitude of openness that I have when I go into a project." 

"Jazz is about being in the moment". 

"Miles' sessions were not typical of anybody else's sessions. They were totally unique." 

"Music happens to be an art form that transcends language." 

"Music is the tool to express life - and all that makes a difference." 

"One thing I like about jazz is that it emphasized doing things differently from what other people were doing". 

"The value of music is not dazzling yourself and others with technique" 

"The value of music is to be able to play one note at the right time in the right way." 

"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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