” Music is just sound – what’s more important to me is behavior. I’m watching these play-offs – basketball – it’s interesting to watch behavior, underneath all the movements and everything like that. They go into the audience and show some of the parents of the players and all that. “


” I’m trying to do music which inspires the desire to transcend politics, which has a limited and selfish and egoist and unknowledgable end about what anyone knows about existence. “


” I think that music opens portals and doorways into unknown sectors that it takes courage to leap into. I always think that there’s a potential that we all have, and we can emerge, rise up to this potential, when necessary. We have to be fearless, courageous, and draw upon wisdom that we think we don’t have. “


” I would pass this music store on the way to school, and there was a clarinet in the window, a second-hand one. And I kept asking my parents to buy it, and eventually they did. I still have it now. “


” I always say that music is a small drop in the ocean of life. I was told a long time ago that your horn, or whatever instrument you play, is a means to be in the world. “


” My perspective on life is now to try to play music that reflects that life and death are part of the same coin. And to know about life, we must really examine the function – like death. Life tells you a lot about what death is, not what people say it is. “


” I think the music that’s called ‘future stuff’ is the soundtrack to the few people who have the nerve and the courage to continue, to go to the end of the line and not be deterred. “



All 7 Wayne Shorter Quotes about Music in picture


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I think that music opens portals and doorways into unknown sectors that it takes courage to leap into. I always think that there
I would pass this music store on the way to school, and there was a clarinet in the window, a second-hand one. And I kept asking my parents to buy it, and eventually they did. I still have it now.
I always say that music is a small drop in the ocean of life. I was told a long time ago that your horn, or whatever instrument you play, is a means to be in the world.
My perspective on life is now to try to play music that reflects that life and death are part of the same coin. And to know about life, we must really examine the function - like death. Life tells you a lot about what death is, not what people say it is.
I think the music that

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