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Quincy Jones Quotes and Sayings

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It's amazing how much trouble you can get in when you
don't have anything else to do.
- Quincy Jones

Imagine what a harmonious world it could be if every single person,
both young and old shared a little of what he is good at doing.
- Quincy Jones

We stole a box of honey jars one time and went out
in the woods and took care of the whole box.
I don't think I touched honey again for 20 years.
I never wanted to see honey again.
- Quincy Jones

When I was about five or seven years old my mother
was placed in a mental institution and so we were with
our father who worked very hard,
and we had to figure a lot of things out.
- Quincy Jones

 

We spent most of our life almost like street rats just
running around the street until we were ten years old.
- Quincy Jones

I got a scholarship to Seattle University and I was
writing arrangements for singers and everybody.
But the music course was too dry and I really wanted to get away from home.
- Quincy Jones

I went with Lionel Hampton for three years.
Out of that came a trip to Europe.
- Quincy Jones

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I was inspired by a lot of people when I was young.
Every band that came through town, to the theater,
or the dance hall.
I was at every dance, every night club,
listened to every band that came through,
because in those days we didn't have MTV,
we didn't have television.
- Quincy Jones

We were in the heart of the ghetto in Chicago during the Depression,
and every block - it was probably the biggest black ghetto in America -
every block also is the spawning ground practically for every gangster,
black and white, in America too.
- Quincy Jones

It's easy to get next to music theory,
especially between your peers and music classes and so forth.
You just pay attention.
I had a good ear, so I realized that printed music
was just about reminding you what to play.
- Quincy Jones

My father was a carpenter, a very good carpenter.
He also worked for the Jones boys.
They were not family members, we weren't related at all.
They started the policy racket in Chicago,
and they had the five and dime store.
- Quincy Jones

Just blow in it and sound bad for about a year and
then make it sound a little bit better,
and you get a little band together, and then you get a few jobs.
You take four guys that sound half bad,
but if they're 25 percent each, they can give 100 percent,
you know?
- Quincy Jones

I got in the school band and the school choir.
It all hit me like a ton of bricks, everything just came out.
I played percussion for a while, and stayed after school
forever just tinkering around with different things,
the clarinets and the violins.
- Quincy Jones

We got into all the trouble you could ever imagine.
We figured that if the Jones boys and all the gangsters ran Chicago,
we had our own territory now.
All the stores, all the crime, we were in charge of everything,
my stepbrother and my brother.
- Quincy Jones

It slaps your dignity just right.
I loved the idea of these proud, dignified black men,
and I saw the older ones wounded, and it wounded me
ten times as much because I couldn't stand seeing them hurt like this.
- Quincy Jones

If you started in New York you were dealing with the
biggest guys in the world.
You're dealing with Charlie Parker and all the big bands and everything.
We got more experience working in Seattle.
- Quincy Jones

It is amazing how complete is the delusion
that beauty is goodness.
- Leo Tolstoy

It is amazing how much you can accomplish
when it doesn't matter who gets the credit.
- Anonymous

Humans do have an amazing capacity
for believing what they choose,
and excluding that which is painful.
- Spock (character in Star Trek television series)

The human spirit ranges across a truly amazing
diversity of experiences and emotions -
the highest peaks and the lowest valleys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Seeing my glass of life as mostly full
triggers an amazing cycle of transformation
Appreciation for the abundance of life incites gratitude -
which brings on that warm comfortable
feeling of joy and satisfaction with life.
Gratitude for abundance also creates increasing abundance.
Being truly grateful for the abundance that
is now in my life causes an ever greater abundance
to flow in my direction.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What is a miracle? To some, it is an act of God.
To others, something amazing, extraordinary, or unexpected.
To me, Life is a miracle.
Everything that happens is a miracle.
There is no reason for me to exist as I do -
no reason for humanity, the universe, or the laws of Nature.
Energy, mass, gravity and the rest of existence
are all so improbable.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be open to the amazing changes which are occurring
in the field that interest you.
- Leigh Steinberg

People always think that if you eat anything as a model,
it's amazing.
I used to tease them and say, you know I'm going to throw up afterwards.
- Christy Turlington

The days when you needed amazing Silicon Graphics machines
to run animation software are gone now.
- Dave Rowntree

It could be fun to sing with Prince or Michael Jackson.
Justin Timberlake has an amazing new sound now.
- Taryn Manning

Personally I had the opportunity to go on several ride
alongs with the LA County Sheriff's Department with some amazing detectives,
who were invaluable to me.
- Nancy McKeon

It is really quite amazing that all of the folks supporting privatization,
from the president on down, keep invoking the name of my grandfather,
Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
- James Roosevelt

One person I've always wanted to work with who would
be an amazing guest star would be James Earl Jones.
- Nancy McKeon

I just feel energized when I am around young,
talented people.
There is something about these kids that's amazing.
I learn as much from them as they do from me.
- Sally Struthers

It's the most amazing cast, a dream cast.
We laugh all the time.
- Nicole Sullivan

She's 32, and she has three children.
She loves to be pregnant but she doesn't want anymore children in her life.
So she decided to help another couple.
And she's just been amazing.
- Cheryl Tiegs

I've traveled all over the country for years speaking in churches,
teaching the Ten Commandments.
It's amazing if 2 percent of any congregation knows the Ten Commandments.
- Randall Terry

Another little known fact about Amazing Tennis -
the computer opponents are modeled after real people.
In an odd turn of events, I joined a division 3 college tennis team at age 38.
- David Crane

It's the most amazing feeling to hold your child in your arms.
- Chris O'Donnell

So for my studio purposes, I know that I'm in my studio
with technicians who've done amazing things to my board
and to my power amps and I know what I can deliver out of my studio.
- Billy Sherwood

I just wanna give a big shout out to all the fans out
there who have followed my work up until now.
You guys are amazing!!
Hearing from fans is the best feeling in the world.
- Lindsey Shaw

It was really fun being in Tara's trailer,
working on my lines.
Tara is such an amazing actress.
She's so good at what she does.
I learned a lot from watching her.
- Carson Daly

Men are amazing.
I love the way they are.
They're consistently little boys, and they need to be nurtured and loved.
But at the same time, they need to feel like men.
- Krista Allen

Christopher Reeve did such an amazing job that to give
him some kind of accent or more bravado would have been wrong.
Audiences wouldn't have responded to that either.
- Brandon Routh

Working on such a big film was amazing.
I learned a lot.
There weren't too many stunts, just some doubling.
- Christopher Parker

Amazing that the human race has taken enough time out
from thinking about food or sex to create the arts and sciences.
- Mason Cooley

The last real movie stars were probably Redford and Newman.
And things were different then.
There wasn't this amazing amount of magazines and information about them.
- George Clooney

Nancy Lopez has always been a role model of mine...
so to have the opportunity to play for her and spend
time with her has been amazing.
- Natalie Gulbis

I have amazing friends who have led inspirational lives.
- Andrew Shue

I really think it is amazing that people actually buy software.
- Bill Budge

One of the most amazing developments in the history of biology.
- Thomas Hunt Morgan

What is amazing for a woman of my age is that I change
as the world is changing-and changing very,
very fast.
I don't think my mother had that opportunity to change.
- Jeanne Moreau

Partly because his life ended before the age of 50,
Hamilton was defined by the other founding fathers,
and he managed, with amazing consistency,
to alienate most of them.
- Ron Chernow

Most of the southern hemisphere is unexplored.
We had more exploration ships down there during Captain Cook's time than now.
It's amazing.
- Robert Ballard

With most British actors, it's amazing.
I think they start with the character on the outside and work in.
- Norman Jewison

Each of us have things and thoughts and descriptions
of an amazing universe in our possession that kings
in the 17th Century would have gone to war to possess.
- Kary Mullis

It's amazing.
I can't believe how brilliant the whole thing is -
my daughter,
Georgia, is just wonderful.
- Edward Hall

To see a player dunk in women's college basketball is just amazing.
It's great to see that the game has reached that level now.
- Holly Johnson

Well, I want to do The Music Man.
I think it's an amazing opportunity,
but I think that they are probably looking at major movie stars right now,
and I don't blame them.
- Gregory Harrison

It is amazing that something I did 23 years ago still
has an audience that people respond to and I am touched
and surprised that people are still very positive about.
- Gil Gerard

Considering the amount of information we're bombarded by,
it's amazing if a song can transcend time.
- Michael Bolton

I like pens.
My writing is so amazing there's never a need to erase.
- Todd Barry

At the New York Athletic Club they serve amazing food.
People go there, get healthy, and then eat themselves to death -
which is,
I suppose, the right way to do it.
- Oliver Reed

I have a great family, I live an amazing life.
- John Oates

It's amazing that this is all happening to Lost in Space.
- Mark Goddard

I was speaking to Ridley Scott the other day and he
makes a film every 18 months.
He's amazing really.
- Adrian Lyne

What I've enjoyed most, though, is meeting people who
have a real interest in food and sharing ideas with them.
Good food is a global thing and I find that there is
always something new and amazing to learn -
I love it!
- Jamie Oliver

Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get,
but if you work really hard and you're kind,
amazing things will happen.
- Conan O'Brien

Linda Georgian is a wonderful psychic.
She can do amazing things.
- Dionne Warwick

Being a teenager is an amazing time and a hard time.
It's when you make your best friends -
I have girls who will never leave my heart and I still talk to.
You get the best and the worst as a teen.
You have the best friendships and the worst heartbreaks.
- Sophia Bush

I was impressed by Hendrix.
His attitude was brilliant.
Even the way he walked was amazing.
- Ritchie Blackmore

If you want to go to the mall, you have to take security.
But it's always cool.
The kids are amazing.
- Aaliyah

Maybe I was just lucky, but I had the best pregnancy,
and I loved giving birth.
It was just the most amazing thing, so surreal but so real.
- Ashlee Simpson

In football you always get judged on your last game.
Whoever you are, or how amazing you are,
it's the last game that everyone has seen.
- Thierry Henry

A police force, wherever they are, is made up of amazing people,
and I respect them a great deal.
- Nancy McKeon


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