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Music happens to be an art form that transcends language. ...
by Herbie Hancock

Music happens to be an art form that transcends language.
- Herbie Hancock

Related topics: Music

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.
- Herbie Hancock

We are eternally linked not just to each other but our environment.
- Herbie Hancock

Jazz is about being in the moment.
- Herbie Hancock

 

See, there were certain rules I'd always used,
and people like Trane, they would break those rules.
- Herbie Hancock

Nobody told me I was a child prodigy.
- Herbie Hancock

Without wisdom, the future has no meaning,
no valuable purpose.
- Herbie Hancock

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Miles' sessions were not typical of anybody else's sessions.
They were totally unique.
- Herbie Hancock

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

In the past, there's always been one leader that has
led the pack to development of the music.
- Herbie Hancock

It is people's hearts that move the age.
- Herbie Hancock

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

Creativity shouldn't be following radio;
it should be the other way around.
- Herbie Hancock

You would not exist if you did not have something to
bring to the table of life.
- Herbie Hancock

You can practice to learn a technique,
but I'm more interested in conceiving of something in the moment.
- Herbie Hancock

Being a musician is what I do, but it's not what I am.
- Herbie Hancock

The value of music is not dazzling yourself and others with technique.
- Herbie Hancock

I feel a lot more secure about the directions I take,
than I might have, had I not practiced Buddhism.
- Herbie Hancock

Jazz has borrowed from other genres of music and also
has lent itself to other genres of music.
- Herbie Hancock

When I was coming up, I practiced all the time because
I thought if I didn't I couldn't do my best.
- Herbie Hancock

Getting the Oscar had the biggest impression on me.
- Herbie Hancock

You can practice to attain knowledge,
but you can't practice to attain wisdom.
- Herbie Hancock

It's not exclusive, but inclusive, which is the whole spirit of jazz.
- Herbie Hancock

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

While knowledge may provide useful point of reference,
it cannot become a force to guide the future.
- Herbie Hancock

The music becomes something that is its own entity.
- Herbie Hancock

I try to practice with my life.
- Herbie Hancock

It pulled me like a magnet, jazz did,
because it was a way that I could express myself.
- Herbie Hancock

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

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

I'm always looking to create new avenues or new visions of music.
- Herbie Hancock

But, the truth is that everyone is somebody already.
- Herbie Hancock

Since time is a continuum, the moment is always different,
so the music is always different.
- Herbie Hancock

One thing that attracted me to Buddhism was the support
for this larger vision of values.
- Herbie Hancock

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

When I was in my early teens, I remember coming to
the conclusion that your life never ends.
- Herbie Hancock

The spirit of jazz is the spirit of openness.
- Herbie Hancock

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

I've been a religious, spiritual person for a long time.
- Herbie Hancock

I think I was supposed to play jazz.
- Herbie Hancock

The thing that we possess, that machines don't,
is the ability to exhibit wisdom.
- Herbie Hancock

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

You can't stop the music, nobody can stop the music.
- Village People

Don't die with your music still inside you.
Listen to your intuitive inner voice
and find what passion stirs your soul.
- Wayne Dyer

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Don't die with your music still inside you.
- Wayne Dyer

When the music changes, so does the dance.
- African Proverb

When I hear music, I fear no danger.
I am invulnerable. I see no foe.
I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.
- Henry David Thoreau

Words make you think a thought.
Music makes you feel a feeling.
A song makes you feel a thought.
- E. Y. Harburg

Music takes us out of the actual
and whispers to us dim secrets
that startle our wonder as to who we are.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The best of a book is not the thought which it contains,
but the thought which it suggests;
just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones
but in the echoes of our hearts.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Take time to laugh.
It is the music of the soul.
Take time to think.
It is the source of power.
Take time to play.
It is the source of perpetual youth.
Take time to read.
It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to pray.
It is the greatest power on Earth.
Take time to love and be loved.
It is a God-given privilege.
Take time to be friendly.
It is the road to happiness.
Take time to give.
It is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to work.
It is the price of success.
- Anonymous

If a man loses pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Let him step to the music which he hears,
however measured or far away.
- Henry David Thoreau

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
- Berthold Auerbach

Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life.
- Jean Paul

If a composer could say what he had to say in words
he would not bother trying to say it in music.
- Gustav Mahler

Goes the song, "we change, we change."
But the music is still mine.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing
the inexpressible is music.
- Aldous Huxley

Any good music must be an innovation.
- Les Baxter

The iPod completely changed the way people approach music.
- Karl Lagerfeld

Music's staying power is a function of how timeless the lyrics,
song and production are.
- Gary Wright

Music's not like becoming a doctor, who can walk into
a community and find people who need him.
- Charlie Byrd

Music is my religion.
- Jimi Hendrix

If you look deep enough you will see music;
the heart of nature being everywhere music.
- Thomas Carlyle

Music is the fourth great material want,
first food, then clothes, then shelter,
then music.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.
- Laurie Anderson

My music, my songs are 100 percent inspired by girl power.
- Paulina Rubio

Music has charms to sooth a savage breast,
to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.
- William Congreve

Music is something that always lifts my spirits and makes me happy,
and when I make music I always hope it will have the
same effect on whoever listens to it.
- Aaron Carter

I think music in itself is healing.
It's an explosive expression of humanity.
It's something we are all touched by.
No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music.
- Billy Joel

All music is beautiful.
- Billy Strayhorn


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