"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."
"Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present."Wynton Marsalis on Roger Babson
"The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time."Wynton Marsalis on Abraham Lincoln
"Lost time is never found again."Wynton Marsalis on Benjamin Franklin
"Patience and time do more than strength or passion."Wynton Marsalis on Jean de La Fontaine
"The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is."Wynton Marsalis on C. S. Lewis
"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."