"Jazz is known all over the world as an American musical art form and that's it. No America, no jazz. I've seen people try to connect it to other countries, for instance to Africa, but it doesn't have a damn thing to do with Africa."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Art Blakey on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."Art Blakey on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Art Blakey on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Art Blakey on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Art Blakey on Oscar Wilde