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Miles Davis Quotes

Miles Davis Quote: “Do not fear mistakes. There are none.”
Miles Davis Quote: “Knowledge is freedom and ignorance is slavery.”
Miles Davis Quote: “Music is an addiction.”

3. “Music is an addiction.

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Miles Davis Quote: “If you hit a wrong note, it’s the next note that you play that determines if it’s good or bad.”
Miles Davis Quote: “In music, silence is more important than sound.”
Miles Davis Quote: “First you imitate, then you innovate.”
Miles Davis Quote: “Jazz is like blues with a shot of heroin!”
Miles Davis Quote: “A painting is music you can see and music is a painting you can hear.”
Miles Davis Quote: “If somebody told me I only had an hour to live, I’d spend it choking a white man. I’d do it nice and slow.”
Miles Davis Quote: “Always look ahead, but never look back.”
Miles Davis Quote: “My future starts when I wake up every morning.”
Miles Davis Quote: “Sometimes you have to play a long time to be able to play like yourself.”
Miles Davis Quote: “It’s not the notes you play, it’s the notes you don’t play.”
Miles Davis Quote: “It’s not the note you play that’s the wrong note – it’s the note you play afterwards that makes it right or wrong.”
Miles Davis Quote: “Don’t worry about playing a lot of notes. Just find one pretty one.”
Miles Davis Quote: “Good music is good no matter what kind of music it is.”
Miles Davis Quote: “It’s not about standing still and becoming safe. If anybody wants to keep creating they have to be about change.”
Miles Davis Quote: “There are no wrong notes in jazz: only notes in the wrong places.”
Miles Davis Quote: “There are no wrong notes.”
Miles Davis Quote: “Time isn’t the main thing. It’s the only thing.”
Miles Davis Quote: “Don’t play what’s there, play what’s not there.”
Miles Davis Quote: “We don’t play to be seen. I’m addicted to music, not audiences.”
Miles Davis Quote: “I don’t like to hear someone put down dixieland. Those people who say there’s no music but bop are just stupid; it shows how much they don’t know.”
Miles Davis Quote: “Music is the framework around the silence.”
Miles Davis Quote: “If you have to ask, you’ll never know.”
Miles Davis Quote: “In improvisation, there are no mistakes.”
Miles Davis Quote: “I know what I’ve done for music, but don’t call me a legend. Just call me Miles Davis.”
Miles Davis Quote: “If you’re not nervous then you’re not paying attention.”
Miles Davis Quote: “John Lee Hooker is the funkiest man alive.”
Miles Davis Quote: “Jazz is the big brother of Revolution. Revolution follows it around.”
Miles Davis Quote: “My ego only needs a good rhythm section.”
Miles Davis Quote: “Play what you know and then play above that.”
Miles Davis Quote: “For me, music and life are all about style.”
Miles Davis Quote: “Look, man, all I am is a trumpet player.”
Miles Davis Quote: “It took me twenty years study and practice to work up to what I wanted to play in this performance. How can she expect to listen five minutes and understand it?”
Miles Davis Quote: “When the band plays fast, you play slow; when the band plays slow, you play fast.”
Miles Davis Quote: “If you understood everything I said, you’d be me.”
Miles Davis Quote: “If you don’t know what to play, play nothing.”
Miles Davis Quote: “Some day I’m gonna call me up on the phone, so when I answer, I can tell myself to shut up.”
Miles Davis Quote: “All my inspiration comes from Ahmad Jamal.”
Miles Davis Quote: “You know why I quit playing ballads? Cause I love playing ballads.”
Miles Davis Quote: “I still got my Ferrari.”
Miles Davis Quote: “So What or Kind of Blue were done in that era, the right hour, the right day. It’s over; it’s on the record.”
Miles Davis Quote: “You can’t play anything on a horn that Louis Armstrong hasn’t played.”
Miles Davis Quote: “You can tell whether a person plays well or not by the way he carries the instrument, whether it means something to him or not.”
Miles Davis Quote: “I always listen to what I can leave out.”
Miles Davis Quote: “Americans don’t like any form of art, man. All they like to do is make money. They don’t like me, Sammy Davis, or anybody else. They don’t like nothing. They just like Sammy because he can make ’em a lot of money.”
Miles Davis Quote: “If you’re trying to be hip, be hip.”
Miles Davis Quote: “Food makes my mind sluggish.”
Miles Davis Quote: “You have to be born with it. You can’t even buy it. If you could buy it, they’d have it at the next Newport Festival.”
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