"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."
"Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country."Quincy Jones on Margaret Thatcher
"A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body."Quincy Jones on Benjamin Franklin
"Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts."Quincy Jones on Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home."Quincy Jones on Bill Cosby
"Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in."Quincy Jones on Robert Frost
"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."
"Every country can be defined through their food, their music and their language. That's the soul of a country."