"My father used to sing to me in my mother's womb. I think I can name about any tune in two beats."
"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain."Yancy Butler on Bob Marley
"If music be the food of love, play on."Yancy Butler on William Shakespeare
"Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything."Yancy Butler on Plato
"Without music, life would be a mistake."Yancy Butler on Friedrich Nietzsche
"I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food or water."Yancy Butler on Ray Charles
"I've spent a lot of time and money trying to keep my anger in control."
"I grew up in Greenwich Village. Dad was friends with John Lennon and Yoko Ono."
"I dig science fiction, though it was never really my thing."