"I started imagining this whole different world. It was a society of musicians, a family I hoped I could belong to one day."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Quincy Jones on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Quincy Jones on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Quincy Jones on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Quincy Jones on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Quincy Jones on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."