"I've been working on the soprano saxophone for 40 years, and the possibilities are astounding. It's up to you, the only limit is the imagination."
"Imagination is more important than knowledge."Steve Lacy on Albert Einstein
"I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities."Steve Lacy on Dr. Seuss
"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions."Steve Lacy on Albert Einstein
"I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty."Steve Lacy on Albert Einstein
"Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?"Steve Lacy on Sun Tzu
"You can work on the saxophone alone, but ultimately you must perform with others."
"I've performed solo for 20 years now, but I don't do much of it, because if you only play alone, you go crazy and out of tune and play foolish music."
"Nobody was playing the soprano saxophone and certainly nobody was trying to do anything with it. So I was all alone. I didn't know that at first."
"I think it is in collaboration that the nature of art is revealed."
"You have to sound sad first of all, then maybe later you can sound good."