” Even when you write it, someone’s got to play it. So if you can play it and bypass all the rest of the things, you’re still doing as great as someone that has spent forty years trying to find out how to do that. I’m really pro-human beings, pro-expression of everything. “


” I asked my mother could I have an instrument. She said, ‘Well if you go out and save your money.’ So I went and got – I made me a shine box. I went out and started shining shoes, and I’d bring whatever I made. “


” I don’t know what they’re thinking about. Just because someone says, ‘I like what you do’ or something: They might like it today and tomorrow they might not. I’ve had that experience with record companies. “


” I mean, if you decided to go out today and get you an instrument and do whatever it is that you do, no one can tell you how you’re going to do it but when you do it. “


” I remember once I read a book on mental illness and there was a nurse that had gotten sick. Do you know what she died from? From worrying about the mental patients not being able to get their food. She became a mental patient. “


” I’m having this conversation with you now. I’m talking, but I’m thinking, feeling, smelling, and moving. Yet I’m concentrating on what you’re saying. So that means there’s more things going on in the body than just the present thing that the person’s got you doing. “


” If you decide you want to be treated good, and you treat someone else good, or you want to learn something, it’s information. It’s getting the right, good information. “


” It’s just someone has labelled us as having a different label to do what you do. I find that labels are the worst thing in the world for artistic expression. “


” No one has to learn to spell to talk, right? You see a little kid holding a conversation with an adult. He probably doesn’t know the words he’s saying, but he knows where to fit them to make what he’s thinking logical to what you’re saying. “


” So, for instance, if you came to me, I’d ask, ‘Do you want to write? Do you want to improvise? Why do you want to play this instrument? What do you want to do? “



All 10 Ornette Coleman Quotes about You in picture


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I asked my mother could I have an instrument. She said,


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I mean, if you decided to go out today and get you an instrument and do whatever it is that you do, no one can tell you how you
I remember once I read a book on mental illness and there was a nurse that had gotten sick. Do you know what she died from? From worrying about the mental patients not being able to get their food. She became a mental patient.
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If you decide you want to be treated good, and you treat someone else good, or you want to learn something, it
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No one has to learn to spell to talk, right? You see a little kid holding a conversation with an adult. He probably doesn
So, for instance, if you came to me, I
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