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“If Architecture is Frozen Music then Music must Be Liquid Architecture.”

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“Greatness Occurs when Your Children Love You, when Your Critics Respect You and when You have Peace of Mind.” 

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“You have to Know that Your Real Home is within.”  

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“Not One Ounce of My Self worth Depends on Your Acceptance of Me.”  

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“You Make Your Mistakes to Learn how to Get to The Good Stuff.”  

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“A Bad Song, The Three Best Singers in The World Cannot Save it, and that's The Bottom Line.”  

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“Every Day, My Daddy Told Me The Same Thing. 'Once a Task is Just Begun, Never Leave it till it's Done. Be The Labour Great or Small, Do it Well or Not at all.'” 

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“Your Future is so Bright it Burns My Eyes.” 

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“Let's Not Get too Full of Ourselves. Let's Leave Space for God to Come into The Room.”  

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“Empty The Cup Every Time and it Comes Back at Twice as Full. I Developed that Attitude when I was Very, Very Young, when I Decided I Didn't Want to Be a Gangster Anymore. Whether it's Just Shining Shoes, I Said okay, I'm Going to Do This Better than anybody else did it in My Life.” 

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“A Great Song can Make a Terrible Singer Sound Good, but a Good Singer - You Put a Great Song on Top of that, You're Really in Great Shape!”

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“I've always Thought that a Big Laugh is a Really Loud Noise from The Soul Saying, 'Ain't that The Truth.'”

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“The only Music I Don't Like is Bad Music.”   

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“I Don't Deserve a Songwriters Hall of Fame Award. But Fifteen Years ago, I had a Brain Operation and I Didn't Deserve that, either. So I'll Keep it.”

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“Jazz has The Power to Make Men Forget their Differences and Come together... Jazz is The Personification of Transforming Overwhelmingly Negative Circumstances into Freedom, Friendship, Hope, and Dignity.”   

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“If I Don't have a Mother, I'll let Music Be My Mother.”  

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“I was Reading Omar Khayyam, Kahlil Gibran, Rumi, L. Ron Hubbard, all Sorts of Philosophy. Bebop Cats are Like that. Curious. I Wanted to Know about Everything.”  

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“The only Justification for Looking Down on anyone, is that You're Going to Stop and Pick them Up.”  

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“I Believe in Astrology as much as I Do in Genetics.”  

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“I'm a Tremendous Believer and Supporter in Hip-Hop and Rap.”   

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“My Father was a Carpenter, a Very Good Carpenter. He also Worked for The Jones Boys. They were Not Family Members, We Weren't Related at all. They Started The Policy Racket in Chicago, and They had The Five and Dime Store.”  

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“Imagine what a Harmonious World it could Be if Every Single Person, Both Young and Old Shared a Little of what He is Good at Doing.”  

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“Young People should Travel, and They Don't. You Can't Know if You Don't Go.”  

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“I Learned Real Early why God Gave Us Two Ears and One Mouth, Because You're Supposed to Listen Twice as much as You Talk.”  

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“When You're Over The Hill, that's when You Pick Up Speed.”  

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“My Grandmother had This High-Tech Security System - a Rusty Nail She Used to Lock The Door.”   

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“Music in Movies is all about Dissonance and Consonance, Tension and Release.”  

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“Arts is Just as Important as Military Defense, You Know? Emotional Defense is Just as Important.”  

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“Playing The Game, and Unfortunately, Playing The Gangster Game is Very Profitable.”  

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“Every Country can Be Defined through their Food, their Music and their Language. That's The Soul of a Country.”  

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