119 Total Quotes

Herbie Hancock Quotes

Herbie Hancock
Nobody told me I was a child prodigy.
Herbie Hancock
#American Musician

Herbie Hancock
We've been looking at machines for so long, I really wish the technology community would look at human beings first for a change, let's balance the thing out.
Herbie Hancock
#Community

Herbie Hancock
Buddhism has helped me toward gaining control over my own destiny, and given me the courage to follow directions I believe in.
Herbie Hancock
#Buddhism

Herbie Hancock
The spirit of jazz is the spirit of openness.
Herbie Hancock
#American Musician #Jazz

Herbie Hancock
I think I was supposed to play jazz.
Herbie Hancock
#American Musician #Jazz

Herbie Hancock
You can practice to attain knowledge, but you can't practice to attain wisdom.
Herbie Hancock
#American Musician #Knowledge

Herbie Hancock
The thing that we possess, that machines don't, is the ability to exhibit wisdom.
Herbie Hancock
#American Musician #Ability

Herbie Hancock
Musicians tend to limit themselves,
Herbie Hancock
#Musicians

Herbie Hancock
Jazz is a music that is open enough to borrow from any other form of music, and has the strength to influence any other form of music.
Herbie Hancock
#Jazz

Herbie Hancock
Miles' sessions were not typical of anybody else's sessions. They were totally unique.
Herbie Hancock
#American Musician

Herbie Hancock
Jazz has borrowed from other genres of music and also has lent itself to other genres of music.
Herbie Hancock
#American Musician #Jazz

Herbie Hancock
When I do concerts, because I've been in the business for a long time and certain pieces of music have become associated with me, I do some pieces from the past.
Herbie Hancock
#Business

Herbie Hancock
My taste is broad, and my interest in exploration is broad,
Herbie Hancock
#Exploration

Herbie Hancock
Music happens to be an art form that transcends language.
Herbie Hancock
#American Musician #Art

Herbie Hancock
I was a jazz purist at the time, I had tunnel vision about jazz and classical music,
Herbie Hancock
#Jazz

Herbie Hancock
It's not exclusive, but inclusive, which is the whole spirit of jazz.
Herbie Hancock
#American Musician #Jazz

Herbie Hancock
Tradition can be negative though, if the importance of having roots outweighs the importance of searching for what's valuable in new things being presented.
Herbie Hancock
#Importance

Herbie Hancock
Well, I was becoming more of a jazz snob, in thinking that jazz was a higher kind of music, and that R&B was, yes, for the body and more commercial.
Herbie Hancock
#Jazz

Herbie Hancock
I started playing piano when I was 7. And I started with classical lessons. Then I really got exposed to jazz.
Herbie Hancock
#Classical

Herbie Hancock
Most people think that classical music is a higher form than jazz only because it is from Europe, and we were taught in schools only about Western European history.
Herbie Hancock
#Jazz

Herbie Hancock
Being a musician is what I do, but it's not what I am.
Herbie Hancock
#American Musician

Herbie Hancock
I'm an American man, and I'm concerned about the present and the future as has as this country and its people are concerned.
Herbie Hancock
#Country

Herbie Hancock
Both men and women have masculine and feminine elements. We've just been concentrating on the masculine elements in jazz coming out for too long. It's time for feminine elements to emerge.
Herbie Hancock
#Jazz