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I was raised in Brooklyn, and I lived there for 59 years. ...
by Herbie Mann

I was raised in Brooklyn, and I lived there for 59 years.
- Herbie Mann

One of the advantages of not having a record contract
is that you can make your own mistakes,
you don't need somebody else to organize them for you.
- Herbie Mann

Being selfish to me means that you have to look out
for yourself and you don't have to sacrifice.
- Herbie Mann

Being stubborn has helped, being selfish is not a bad thing.
- Herbie Mann

 

When you get cancer, it's like really time to look
at what your life was and is,
and I decided that everything I've done so far is not
as important as what I'm going to do now.
- Herbie Mann

Music allows the great opportunity to play with people
who turned you on and you love.
- Herbie Mann

By the time I'm 90, I hope to have it together.
- Herbie Mann

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I loved the Brazilian music I played.
But this is finally me.
For the first time I think it's really me.
- Herbie Mann

My youngest son, who is now the drummer in my band,
lives in Brooklyn.
My oldest son is about to move out to California,
and my daughters are both out of town.
- Herbie Mann

My father's father came from Russia;
my mother came from Romania.
- Herbie Mann

If you want to play somebody's music,
you'd better go into his house.
- Herbie Mann

I recently formed a foundation to raise awareness for prostate cancer.
I feel it's very necessary that men be more aware about
prostate cancer and their health in general.
- Herbie Mann

For me Brazilian music is the perfect mix of melody and rhythm.
It just bubbles rhythmically.
If I had to pick just one music style to play if would be Brazilian.
- Herbie Mann

You have to be concerned with yourself because if you're not on it all the time,
nobody else is going to be.
- Herbie Mann

I always say, if you keep your head in the sand,
you don't know where the kick's coming from.
- Herbie Mann

My ego is controlled enough that I don't have to be the focus.
- Herbie Mann

The music we're playing now is based on my heritage,
which is Russian, Romanian and Hungarian.
- Herbie Mann

You don't have to live the blues to play the blues.
- Herbie Mann

Why do you have to retire at 65? Why can't you start at 70? You know,
like wine.
Why can't music be that way? My new band,
we're playing stuff that's never been done before.
- Herbie Mann

But when I first got cancer, after the initial shock
and the fear and paranoia and crying and all that goes with cancer -
that word means to most people ultimate death -
I decided to see what I could do to take that negative
and use it in a positive way.
- Herbie Mann

The reality is that what you find out is that your head is the medicine.
If your head is not in the right place and you don't think positively,
all the medicine technology in the world is not going to work.
- Herbie Mann

I had sat in one day in Central Park with Bonnie and Delaney,
and Duane was playing with them, so I asked if he wanted to work on an album.
You never had to say to him how to play the guitar.
- Herbie Mann

What I try to do is produce an atmosphere where musicians
want to invest in what they do and give to the recording.
I hire those musicians who I know will play something
creative and interesting.
- Herbie Mann

Think about it: Look at the strides of awareness and
treatment and tests that women have had with breast cancer,
that the gay community has had with AIDS,
because they're active and they talk about it.
- Herbie Mann

In our society leaving baby with Daddy is just one
step above leaving the kids to be raised by wolves or apes.
- Al Roker

My father never raised his hand to any one of his children,
except in self-defense.
- Fred Allen

My sisters and mom raised me to respect women and open doors for them.
- Milo Ventimiglia

Parents should not smoke in order to discourage their kids from smoking.
A child is more likely to smoke when they have been
raised in the environment of a smoker.
- Christy Turlington

The Sabbath is a weekly cathedral raised up in my dining room,
in my family, in my heart.
- Anita Diament

No one knows his true character until he has run out of gas,
purchased something on the installment plan and raised an adolescent.
- Marcelene Cox

Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power.
Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions,
all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words.
- Paul Engle

I was raised Catholic, but my father's people were Methodist,
so we went to both churches.
- Aaron Neville

I was raised by free-spirited people,
though my father gave me a very strong work ethic.
- Diane Lane

Congress has not raised the minimum wage since 1997.
The minimum wage is now at its lowest level in 50 years adjusted for inflation.
- Russ Carnahan

I was raised by an actress, and I watched all those women turn 60 and ask,
Shouldn't get face work? My mother and Anne Bancroft said,
We're not going to fall into that.
- Laura Dern

My mother raised me in the church.
I was not allowed to stay home on Sunday;
there was no option.
I sang in the choir all the way up until I went to college.
- Steve Harvey

Christine and I haven't raised our children.
A whole community of selfless Christians has contributed
to helping them become faithful,
competent adults.
- Clayton Christensen

The thing generally raised on city land is taxes.
- Charles Dudley Warner

Nearly everywhere monarchs raised themselves further
above the level of the greatest nobles and buttressed
their new pretensions to respect and authority with cannons and taxation.
- J. M. Roberts

For some reason I am one of those people who act like
they were born and raised during the Depression.
- Kirstie Alley

I am the daughter of the Chairman of the Board and thus,
was raised with great music.
- Nancy Sinatra

As you may know, some of the stereotyped behaviors
exhibited by autistic children are also found in zoo
animals who are raised in a barren environment.
- Temple Grandin

How I was raised is what I am today.
- Joan Chen

I was raised Catholic until I was old enough to say no.
- John Cusack

Television has raised writing to a new low.
- Samuel Goldwyn

I was raised in a climate where I believed in God because
I was afraid of going to hell -
and I didn't think that was the right way to fall in love with somebody.
- Scott Stapp

It is more honorable to be raised to a throne than to be born to one.
Fortune bestows the one, merit obtains the other.
- Petrarch

I was raised as a Christian but the transaction has to be made by yourself -
you and God -
at some point.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

In New York, after that famous home run,
they expected me to be up there every year.
That homer raised me to a high level,
with the top guys in the game.
- Bobby Thomson

I add this, that rational ability without education
has oftener raised man to glory and virtue,
than education without natural ability.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

You live for those really great scenes where you almost
feel that the film has gone beyond what was printed
on the script pages and been raised to another level.
- Tobey Maguire

I was raised Catholic and I'm Presbyterian now,
but I've always been a Christian, regardless of denomination.
I believe that Jesus is the way.
- Patricia Heaton

I was born and raised Catholic.
- Tom Araya

My mother gave me a sense of independence,
a sense of total confidence that we could do whatever it was we set out to do.
That's how we were raised.
- Robin Wright Penn

I had been raised on country and western in Missouri.
But gospel was great.
- Steve Cropper

The walls are raised against honest men in civic life.
- William H. O'Connell

I was raised right.
I dig who I am.
- Scott Caan

I was raised on a little farm about 12 miles out of Portsmouth,
Ohio.
- Roy Rogers

Is it right to probe so deeply into Nature's secrets?
The question must here be raised whether it will benefit mankind,
or whether the knowledge will be harmful.
- Pierre Curie

I think the obvious answer is I was raised in New York City,
so growing up, not only myself but my family,
like my father, we would watch a lot of Scorsese films.
- Anthony Michael Hall

The main question raised by the thriller is not what
kind of world we live in,
or what reality is like, but what it has done to us.
- Ralph Harper

I was raised with the notion that it was OK to ask questions,
and it was OK to say, I'm not sure.
I believe, but I'm not quite so certain about the resurrection.
- Peter Jennings

If they had connived a scheme, and Christ had not been raised from the dead,
where would have been the hardest place on the face
of the earth to convince anyone? In Jerusalem.
- Josh McDowell

When the Oakies left Oklahoma and moved to California,
it raised the I.Q.
of both states.
- Will Rogers

I was raised by a single mother who made a way for me.
She used to scrub floors as a domestic worker,
put a cleaning rag in her pocketbook and ride the subways
in Brooklyn so I would have food on the table.
But she taught me as I walked her to the subway that
life is about not where you start,
but where you're going.
That's family values.
- Al Sharpton

I think the extent to which I have any balance at all,
any mental balance, is because of being a farm kid
and being raised in those isolated rural areas.
- James Earl Jones

New Orleans.
Born and raised.
I lived there until I was 19.
- Patricia Clarkson

I was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii.
- Steve Case

We were raised in an Italian-American household,
although we didn't speak Italian in the house.
We were very proud of being Italian,
and had Italian music,
ate Italian food.
- Francis Ford Coppola

Canadians want to see real hope restored,
not false hopes raised.
- Kim Campbell

Global warming has melted the polar ice caps,
raised the levels of the oceans and flooded the earth's great cities.
Despite its evident prosperity, New Jersey is scarcely Utopia.
- Godfried Danneels


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