"People have taken time out of their day and spent their money to come sit down at a concert. And it's jazz music-it's not easy for them to get to it. I don't want them ever to feel that I'm taking their presence lightly."
"When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life now that I am old I know that it is."Wynton Marsalis on Oscar Wilde
"A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money."Wynton Marsalis on John Ruskin
"Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants."Wynton Marsalis on Benjamin Franklin
"The lack of money is the root of all evil."Wynton Marsalis on Mark Twain
"Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it."Wynton Marsalis on Mark Twain
"Many a revolution started with the actions of a few. Only 56 men signed the Declaration of Independence. A few hanging together can lead a nation to change."
"I believed in studying just because I knew education was a privilege. It was the discipline of study, to get into the habit of doing something that you don't want to do."
"Through first-class education, a generation marches down the long uncertain road of the future with confidence."
"When did we begin to lose faith in our ability to effect change?"
"There are forces all around you who wish to exploit division, rob you of your freedom, and tell you what to think. But young folks can rekindle the weary spirit of a slumbering nation."