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28 Most Famous Quincy Jones Quotes (MUSIC)

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“Everybody, no matter what vocation they’re looking at, should add music as an essential to their curriculum. Music can be a very important part of your soul and your growth as a human being. It’s so powerful.”

Quincy Jones
Not one ounce of my self worth depends on your acceptance of me.
Not one ounce of my self worth depends on your acceptance of me.
Every day, my daddy told me the same thing. 'Once a task is just begun, never leave it till it's done. Be the labour great or small, do it well or not at all.'
Every day, my daddy told me the same thing. ‘Once a task is just begun, never leave it till it’s done. Be the labour great or small, do it well or not at all.’
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.
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.
Excellence isn't an act, it's a habit.
Excellence isn’t an act, it’s a habit.

“I’ve been driven all my life by a spirit of adventure and a criminal level of optimism. I believed in my dreams because they were my only option. The people who make it to the top are addicted to their calling. You have to honor the gift God has given you. The people who get the call are the ones who’d be doing whatever it is they love, even if they weren’t being paid.”

Quincy Jones
Melody is king, and don't you ever forget it. Lyrics appear to be out front, but they're not; they're just an accompanying factor.
Melody is king, and don’t you ever forget it. Lyrics appear to be out front, but they’re not; they’re just an accompanying factor.
Cherish your mistakes, and you won't keep making them over and over again... Cherish them, and they will put some wealth in you.
Cherish your mistakes, and you won’t keep making them over and over again… Cherish them, and they will put some wealth in you.
I learned real early why God gave us two ears and one mouth, because you're supposed to listen twice as much as you talk.
I learned real early why God gave us two ears and one mouth, because you’re supposed to listen twice as much as you talk.
I never cared about money or fame, and I don't care now. I follow the groove, and money always follows.
I never cared about money or fame, and I don’t care now. I follow the groove, and money always follows.

18 Quincy Jones Quotes About Life and Music

“I guess hip-hop has been closer to the pulse of the streets than any music we’ve had in a long time. It’s sociology as well as music, which is in keeping with the tradition of black music in America.”

Quincy Jones
Every country can be defined through their food, their music and their language. That's the soul of a country.
Every country can be defined through their food, their music and their language. That’s the soul of a country.
Music was the one thing I could control. It was the one world that offered me freedom. When I played music, my nightmares ended.
Music was the one thing I could control. It was the one world that offered me freedom. When I played music, my nightmares ended.
If architecture is frozen music then music must be liquid architecture.
If architecture is frozen music then music must be liquid architecture.
I'm a great believer in letting lyrics just flow out, wherever they come from.
I’m a great believer in letting lyrics just flow out, wherever they come from.
The process is the most beautiful part.
The process is the most beautiful part.

“Jazz has the power to make men forget their differences and come together… Jazz is the personification of transforming overwhelmingly negative circumstances into freedom, friendship, hope, and dignity.”

Quincy Jones
Music in movies is all about dissonance and consonance, tension and release.
Music in movies is all about dissonance and consonance, tension and release.
I like all music. The only music I don't like is bad music.
I like all music. The only music I don’t like is bad music.
Music made me full, strong, popular, self-reliant and cool.
Music made me full, strong, popular, self-reliant and cool.
When you produce an album, you're dealing with it theatrically. It has to have a structure, and the inner response to that is that the ear loves it.
When you produce an album, you’re dealing with it theatrically. It has to have a structure, and the inner response to that is that the ear loves it.
Greatness occurs when your children love you, when your critics respect you and when you have peace of mind.
Greatness occurs when your children love you, when your critics respect you and when you have peace of mind.
I found this out over the years, that racism is a thinly veiled disguise over economics and money.
I found this out over the years, that racism is a thinly veiled disguise over economics and money.
You make your mistakes to learn how to get to the good stuff.
You make your mistakes to learn how to get to the good stuff.
The only justification for looking down on anyone, is that you're going to stop and pick them up.
The only justification for looking down on anyone, is that you’re going to stop and pick them up.
Unfortunately, America doesn't have a minister of culture, and I don't understand why. It's really bad for young people.
Unfortunately, America doesn’t have a minister of culture, and I don’t understand why. It’s really bad for young people.
Arts is just as important as military defense, you know? Emotional defense is just as important.
Arts is just as important as military defense, you know? Emotional defense is just as important.
Let's not get too full of ourselves. Let's leave space for God to come into the room.
Let’s not get too full of ourselves. Let’s leave space for God to come into the room.

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