"Music happens to be an art form that transcends language."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Herbie Hancock 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."Herbie Hancock on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Herbie Hancock on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Herbie Hancock on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Herbie Hancock on Oscar Wilde
"It's not the style that motivates me, as much as an attitude of openness that I have when I go into a project."
"I think there's a great beauty to having problems. That's one of the ways we learn."
"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."