Ron Carter quotes

  • To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable.

  • So long as the human spirit thrives on this planet, music in some living form will accompany and sustain it and give it expressive meaning.

  • I don't make music for eyes. I make music for ears.

  • Teaching is an instinctual art, mindful of potential, craving of realizations, a pausing, seamless process.

  • As my poor father used to say In 1963, Once people start on all this Art Goodbye, moralitee! And what my father used to say Is good enough for me.

  • Arthur V. Berger commenting on the music of Aaron Copland: Here is at last an American that we may place unapologetically beside the great recognized creative figures of any other country.

  • Creativity comes from applying things you learn in other fields to the field you work in.

  • A first-rate soup is more creative than a second-rate painting.

  • Apparently one impression we are making... is that creativeness consists of lightning striking you on the head in one great glorious moment.

  • The one thing that cannot be outsourced is creativity. We have to find ways to support creative people because the only way we are going to improve our laws... is by creating our way out of it.