” If you take the creation of music and the creation of your own life values as your overall goal, then living becomes a musical process. “


” You must surrender whatever preconceptions you have about music if you’re really interested in it. “


” I’ve always tried to be a poet more than anything else. I mean, professional musicians die. “


” I’m saying that people who are enmeshed in situations of subjugation and have to live, have to find ways to project their dignity as human beings – in spite of all the efforts of those around them to degrade them – I’m saying that this music is the manifestation of the dignity in the life that has always been present. “


” When you think about musicians who are reading music, my contention has always been the energy that you’re using deciphering what the symbol is is taking away from the maximum creative energy that you might have had if you understood that it’s but a symbol. “



All 5 Cecil Taylor Quotes about Music in picture


If you take the creation of music and the creation of your own life values as your overall goal, then living becomes a musical process.
You must surrender whatever preconceptions you have about music if you


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When you think about musicians who are reading music, my contention has always been the energy that you
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