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Anthony Braxton Quotes

Everybody in America is angry about something.

I am interested in the study of music and the discipline of music and the experience of music and music as a esoteric mechanism to continue my real intentions.

I am viewed as the Negro who has gone outside of the categories assigned to me.

I thank the Creator of the universe to have discovered the discipline of music was the greatest gift that I could have been given, the possibility to be a student working in the world.

I would find myself backing away from all of the "isms," all of the communities. I have always been able to be misused by every community But that is OK. I would rather be misused than neglected.

Most African Americans, especially the men and women from my generation, would accept the nationalist gambit that says only European Americans can be racists, which is an interesting gambit.

So, yes, I am in the underground, but actually, it feels like home.

The word music is a convenient way to talk about what I'm interested in, but actually, in some ways, it's a limitation.