"I think there's a great beauty to having problems. That's one of the ways we learn."
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."Herbie Hancock on Confucius
"To love beauty is to see light."Herbie Hancock on Victor Hugo
"Beauty is only skin deep. If you go after someone just because she's beautiful but don't have anything to talk about, it's going to get boring fast. You want to look beyond the surface and see if you can have fun or if you have anything in common with this person."Herbie Hancock on Amanda Peet
"A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears."Herbie Hancock on Anne Roiphe
"People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."Herbie Hancock on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
"Music happens to be an art form that transcends language."
"It's not the style that motivates me, as much as an attitude of openness that I have when I go into a project."
"But I have to be careful not to let the world dazzle me so much that I forget that I'm a husband and a father."
"I'm always interested in looking forward toward the future. Carving out new ways of looking at things."
"While knowledge may provide useful point of reference, it cannot become a force to guide the future."