"Without wisdom, the future has no meaning, no valuable purpose."
"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."Herbie Hancock on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Experience is not what happens to you it's what you do with what happens to you."Herbie Hancock on Aldous Huxley
"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone."Herbie Hancock on Audrey Hepburn
"By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest Second, by imitation, which is easiest and third by experience, which is the bitterest."Herbie Hancock on Confucius
"If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it."Herbie Hancock on Michael Jordan
"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."