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Cecil Taylor Quotes

I discovered very early that it wasn't quite enough for me to imitate people.

I understand about the relative strengths of people, and I don't think people have to be anything. They can be nothin' if they want to be.

If you take the creation of music and the creation of your own life values as your overall goal, then living becomes a musical process.

Rhythm is the life of space of time danced through.

The quality of life, values that go down to doin' that, that's the issue.

To me, the piano in itself is an orchestra.

You must surrender whatever preconceptions you have about music if you're really interested in it.