"While knowledge may provide useful point of reference, it cannot become a force to guide the future."
"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."Herbie Hancock on Winston Churchill
"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."Herbie Hancock on Oscar Wilde
"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."Herbie Hancock on Steve Jobs
"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."Herbie Hancock on Albert Einstein
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."Herbie Hancock on William Shakespeare
"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."
"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."