There are two kinds of worries those you can do something about and those you can't. Don't spend any time on the latter.
It's like an act of murder; you play with intent to commit something.
Art is dangerous. It is one of the attractions: when it ceases to be dangerous you don't want it.
A problem is a chance for you to do your best.
Fate is being kind to me. Fate doesn't want me to be too famous too young.
By and large, jazz has always been like the kind of a man you wouldn't want your daughter to associate with.
Roaming through the jungle of oohs and ahs, searching for a more agreeable noise, I live a life of primitivity with the mind of a child and an unquenchable thirst for sharps and flats.
Love is supreme and unconditional; like is nice but limited
The wise musicians are those who play what they can master
It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing
Critics have their purposes, and they're supposed to do what they do, but sometimes they get a little carried away with what they think someone should have done, rather than concerning themselves with what they did.
I merely took the energy it takes to pout and wrote some blues.
You've got to find some way of saying it without saying it
I don't need time, I need a deadline.
New York is a place where the rich walk, the poor drive Cadillac's, and the beggars die of malnutrition with thousands of dollars hidden in their mattresses.