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Herbie Hancock Quotes

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

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.

But, the truth is that everyone is somebody already.

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

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

Getting the Oscar had the biggest impression on me.

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

I think I was supposed to play jazz.

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

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

I try to practice with my life.

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

I'm always looking to create new avenues or new visions of music.

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

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

It is people's hearts that move the age.

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

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

It's not the style that motivates me, as much as an attitude of openness that I have when I go into a project.

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