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Herbie Hancock Quotes and Sayings

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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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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Jazz is about being in the moment.
- Herbie Hancock

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

I'm always looking to create new avenues or new visions 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I try to practice with my life.
- Herbie Hancock

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

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

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

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

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

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

Pride comes in two flavors -
be careful which you choose -
choose honor, not ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

While you are proclaiming peace with your lips,
be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
- St. Francis of Assisi

We are what we pretend to be,
so we must be careful what we pretend to be.
- Kurt Vonnegut

People in their handlings of affairs
often fail when they are about to succeed.
If one remains as careful at the end
as he was at the beginning,
there will be no failure.
- Lao Tzu

Be careful not to do your good deeds
when there's no one watching you.
- Tom Lehrer

You got to be careful if you
don't know where you're going,
because you might not get there.
- Yogi Berra

Be careful the friends you choose -
for you will become like them.
- W. Clement Stone

Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich,
for the hopes of the instructed
are better than the wealth of the ignorant.
- Epictetus

While it is natural to feel some degree of
need for the approval of others, be careful.
If you find yourself unwilling to
take actions that others disapprove of,
you have lost control of your own life
and have given your destiny to others.
An excessive need-for-approval
is a sign of low self-esteem,
and in severe cases, a condition termed co-dependency.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I was thinking that I might fly today.
Just to disprove all the things you say...
please be careful with me, I'm sensitive,
and I'd like to stay that way.
- Jewel

A man is usually more careful of his money
than he is of his principles.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man can't be too careful in the choice of enemies.
- Oscar Wilde

I choose my friends for their good looks,
my acquaintances for their good characters,
and my enemies for their intellects.
A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
- Oscar Wilde

Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge
on their children rather than virtue,
the art of speaking well rather than doing well;
but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

There are three rules for dating:
1) Don't;
2) If you must, just be careful;
3) Forget the rules, your hormones will win anyway.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Time is the coin of your life.
It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent.
Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.
- Carl Sandburg

Be careful about reading health books.
You may die of a misprint.
- Mark Twain

Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you;
be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.
- W. Clement Stone

I'm very careful about saying who would and wouldn't go to heaven.
I don't know.
- Joel Osteen

Vocal study before age 20 is likely to be injurious,
though some survive it in the hands of very careful
and understanding teachers.
- Alma Gluck

You have to be careful how you're using the word boycott.
- Vernon Jordan

You can't be too careful what you tell a child because
you never know what he'll take hold of and spend the
rest of his life remembering you by.
- Frederick Buechner

I have to be careful not to be too proud in life,
because there is always room for improvement.
- Sylvia Kristel

The road can be hard on a kid if he's not careful.
- Bill Haley

You tend to be afraid when someone seems foreign to you.
But if you aren't careful, that can lead to bigotry.
- Jasmine Guy

At the moment I am taking a very careful look at some
of the work which we have done in the past.
- Martin Fleischmann

I don't have to be careful, I've got a gun.
- Matt Groening

I'm very concerned for the future of the earth and its amazing creatures.
We've got to be careful and make sure we don't foul our own nest.
- John Lithgow


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