"Most of what I listen to now is mainstream jazz from 1935 right up to and including early bebop and cool jazz."
"Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances."Dave Van Ronk on Thomas Jefferson
"Rather be dead than cool."Dave Van Ronk on Kurt Cobain
"All women do have a different sense of sexuality, or sense of fun, or sense of like what's sexy or cool or tough."Dave Van Ronk on Angelina Jolie
"Let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes."Dave Van Ronk on Walt Whitman
"It's really kind of cool to have solar panels on your roof."Dave Van Ronk on Bill Gates
"They basically said that if I didn't show up for school they'd mark me present, they wouldn't send the truant officer after me. At 16 I enrolled in something called continuing education. Once a month I'd go out to Jamaica, but I didn't take it seriously."
"You can't be afraid of failure and you can't be afraid of success, because either one gets in the way of your work."
"Honesty is the cruelest game of all, because not only can you hurt someone - and hurt them to the bone - you can feel self-righteous about it at the same time."