Quincy Jones Quotes & Sayings

88 most famous Quincy Jones quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for him. He's an 84 year old American musician born on Mar 14, 1933.

Quincy Jones Quotes
“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.'”
“We were in the heart of the ghetto in Chicago during the Depression, and every block - it was probably the biggest black ghetto in America - every block also is the spawning ground practically for every gangster, black and white, in America too.”
Quincy Jones Quotes
“I was raised in Chicago and I guess that was one of the special breeding grounds for gangsters of all colors. That was the Detroit of the gangster world. The car industry was thugs.”
Quincy Jones Quotes
“It's amazing how much trouble you can get in when you don't have anything else to do.”
Quincy Jones Quotes
“Playing the game, and unfortunately, playing the gangster game is very profitable.”
“I'm probably the only one in the world you can name that's worked with Billie Holiday, Louie Armstrong, Ella, Duke, Miles, Dizzy, Ray Charles, Aretha, Michael Jackson, rappers. 'Fly Me to the Moon' was played on the moon by Buzz Aldrin. Sinatra. Paul Simon. Tony Bennett. I'm the only one.”
Quincy Jones Quotes
“I found this out over the years, that racism is a thinly veiled disguise over economics and money. It really is.”
“I got in the school band and the school choir. It all hit me like a ton of bricks, everything just came out. I played percussion for a while, and stayed after school forever just tinkering around with different things, the clarinets and the violins.”
“Music was the one thing I could control. It was the one world that offered me freedom. When I played music, my nightmares ended. My family problems disappeared. I didn't have to search for answers. The answers lay no further than the bell of my trumpet and my scrawled, pencilled scores. Music made me full, strong, popular, self-reliant and cool.”
“I tell my kids and I tell proteges, always have humility when you create and grace when you succeed, because it's not about you. You are a terminal for a higher power. As soon as you accept that, you can do it forever.”

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