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Sound has no parents  (Ornette Coleman Quotes) We in the Western world suffer from too many categories and classes; we’ve forgotten that we all still have diapers on. We’ve separated music from life  (Ornette Coleman Quotes) Only America makes you feel that everybody wants to be like you. That’s what success is: Everybody wants to be like you  (Ornette Coleman Quotes) I’ve never had a relationship with a record executive. I always went to the record company by someone that liked my playing. Then they would get fired, and I’d be left with the record company. And then - because they got fired - the record company wouldn’t do anything for me  (Ornette Coleman Quotes) 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  (Ornette Coleman Quotes) 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?  (Ornette Coleman Quotes) I don’t try to please when I play. I try to cure  (Ornette Coleman Quotes) After I left Texas and went to California, I had a hard time getting anyone to play anything that I was writing, so I had to end up playing them myself. And that’s how I ended up just being a saxophone player  (Ornette Coleman Quotes) To me, human existence exists on a multiple level, not just on a two-dimensional level, not just having to be identified with what you do and what you say  (Ornette Coleman Quotes) That’s why I haven’t been so anxious. But now, lots of people write and say, ‘I want to find out what you’re doing.’ So I know that this book will enlighten them  (Ornette Coleman Quotes) Originally, I wanted to be a composer. I always tell people, ‘I think of myself as a composer  (Ornette Coleman Quotes) Actually, when I was in elementary school, I saw a saxophone. A band came to my school, and I saw this guy get up and play this solo. and I said, ‘Oh man, what is that! That must be fantastic!  (Ornette Coleman Quotes) All the things that human beings suffer from are how their environment treats them, and how the elements of their planet affects their mind and body - like radiation, cancer, and all  (Ornette Coleman Quotes) I had a really good time in New Orleans, although I had some very tragic times in Baton Rouge. Some guys beat me up and threw my horn away. ‘Cause I had a beard, then, and long hair like the Beatles  (Ornette Coleman Quotes) It seems to me that in the western world, culture has something to do with appearance. A person that’s out creating good stuff has got to appreciate someone when they take the time to have an appearance that goes with what they’re doing.  (Ornette Coleman Quotes) I think that those elements - light and sound - are beyond democratic. They’re into the creative part of life  (Ornette Coleman Quotes) I’m interested in music, not in my image. If someone plays something fantastic, that I could never have thought of, it makes me happy to know it exists.  (Ornette Coleman Quotes) 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.  (Ornette Coleman Quotes) Actually, when I was in elementary school, I saw a saxophone. A band came to my school, and I saw this guy get up and play this solo. And I said, ‘Oh man, what is that! That must be fantastic!’  (Ornette Coleman Quotes) Musicians tell me, if what I’m doing is right, they should never have gone to school  (Ornette Coleman Quotes) You don’t have to worry about being a number one, number two, or number three. Numbers don’t have anything to do with placement. Numbers only have something to do with repetition.  (Ornette Coleman Quotes) For me, being an innovator doesn’t mean being more intelligent, more rich, it’s not a word, it’s an action.  (Ornette Coleman Quotes) I wasn’t so interested in being paid. I wanted to be heard. That’s why I’m broke.  (Ornette Coleman Quotes) Actually, I have another record I made with them in 1976, but I’ve had such a bad experience with record companies, because I keep my head so much in music and not in business.  (Ornette Coleman Quotes) 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?’  (Ornette Coleman Quotes) 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.  (Ornette Coleman Quotes) I think that those elements - light and sound - are beyond democratic. They’re into the creative part of life.  (Ornette Coleman Quotes) The idea is more important than the style you’re playing in  (Ornette Coleman Quotes) Harmelody allows everybody to be an individual who does not have to imitate anybody else  (Ornette Coleman Quotes)
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