"We have fun, we listen to one another, we challenge one another, we trust one another. We're doing what we enjoy, and we're not just playing for each other, we're playing for the people."
"Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none."Benny Green on William Shakespeare
"For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth."Benny Green on Bo Bennett
"The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool."Benny Green on Stephen King
"Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks."Benny Green on Isaac Watts
"Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement."Benny Green on Golda Meir
"Any time I need to get a serious attitude adjustment, I put on one of their records, and there are examples there for all time to keep us honest and keep us reaching they'll never be eclipsed."
"I'm glad you asked that question, because of any musical situation I've been in, the communication feels great here with Russell. He really pays close attention to what I'm doing because he cares."
"Ray had so much love of life and the music. He had so much integrity. He treated the music with so much dignity and respect. I spent four and a half years as a sideman with Ray Brown's trio. Music was his life, more so than anyone I could mention."