"Every country can be defined through their food, their music and their language. That's the soul of a country."
"I want my food dead. Not sick, not dying, dead."Quincy Jones on Oscar Wilde
"You can tell alot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jellybeans."Quincy Jones on Ronald Reagan
"It's difficult to believe that people are still starving in this country because food isn't available."Quincy Jones on Ronald Reagan
"You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat six."Quincy Jones on Yogi Berra
"Beware the hobby that eats."Quincy Jones on Benjamin Franklin
"It's amazing how much trouble you can get in when you don't have anything else to do."
"If architecture is frozen music then music must be liquid architecture."
"I was raised in Chicago and I guess that was one of the special breeding grounds for gangsters of all colors. That was the Detroit of the gangster world. The car industry was thugs."
"If you started in New York you were dealing with the biggest guys in the world. You're dealing with Charlie Parker and all the big bands and everything. We got more experience working in Seattle."
"I got a scholarship to Seattle University and I was writing arrangements for singers and everybody. But the music course was too dry and I really wanted to get away from home."