Miles Davis Quotes

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Miles Davis Quotes

It takes a long time to sound like yourself.
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Anybody can play. The note is only 20 percent. The attitude of the motherfucker who plays it is 80 percent.

— Miles Davis

I'm always thinking about creating. My future starts when I wake up in the morning and see the light.

— Miles Davis

Always look ahead, but never look back.

— Miles Davis

The only reason to write a new song is because you're tired of the old ones.

— Miles Davis

If you're trying to be hip, be hip.

— Miles Davis

The music has gotten thick. Guys give me tunes and they're full of chords. I can't play them ... I think a movement in jazz is beginning away from the conventional string of chords, and a return to emphasis on melodic rather than harmonic variation. There will be fewer chords but infinite possibilities as to what to do with them.

— Miles Davis

I still got my Ferrari.

— Miles Davis

I never thought that the music called "jazz" was ever meant to reach just a small group of people, or become a museum thing locked under glass like all the other dead things that were once considered artistic.

— Miles Davis

Jazz is an Uncle Tom word. They should stop using that word for selling. I told George Wein the other day that he should stop using it.

— Miles Davis

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