"Music in movies is all about dissonance and consonance, tension and release."
"Film spectators are quiet vampires."Quincy Jones on Jim Morrison
"Am I a romantic? I've seen 'Wuthering Heights' ten times. I'm a romantic."Quincy Jones on Johnny Depp
"You know what your problem is, it's that you haven't seen enough movies - all of life's riddles are answered in the movies."Quincy Jones on Steve Martin
"This film cost $31 million. With that kind of money I could have invaded some country."Quincy Jones on Clint Eastwood
"Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the ideals and objectives of normal adulthood."Quincy Jones on Walt Disney
"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."