"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."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Quincy Jones on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Quincy Jones on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Quincy Jones on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Quincy Jones on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Quincy Jones on Mark Twain
"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."
"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."