"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 GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 MPG."Quincy Jones on Bill Gates
"There was a time in my life when I thought I had everything - millions of dollars, mansions, cars, nice clothes, beautiful women, and every other materialistic thing you can imagine. Now I struggle for peace."Quincy Jones on Richard Pryor
"Car designers are just going to have to come up with an automobile that outlasts the payments."Quincy Jones on Erma Bombeck
"I hooked up my accelerator pedal in my car to my brake lights. I hit the gas, people behind me stop, and I'm gone."Quincy Jones on Steven Wright
"I replaced the headlights in my car with strobe lights, so it looks like I'm the only one moving."Quincy Jones on Steven Wright
"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."
"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."
"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."