"I love people, and I love to be with people and to make music with people, but my natural state is to revert back to being by myself in my house, which is cool because that's where I practice and write and listen and study."
"Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances."Esperanza Spalding on Thomas Jefferson
"Rather be dead than cool."Esperanza Spalding 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."Esperanza Spalding on Angelina Jolie
"Let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes."Esperanza Spalding on Walt Whitman
"It's really kind of cool to have solar panels on your roof."Esperanza Spalding on Bill Gates
"The benefit of the radio is, something beyond your realm of knowledge can surprise you, can enter your realm of knowledge."
"I think there's so much negative influence on children in school settings. It becomes learning by rote to pass a test. It's not contextualized."