Alice Coltrane quotes

  • The music is within your heart, your soul, your spirit, and this is all I did when I sat at piano. I just go within.
    -- Alice Coltrane

    #Heart #Piano #Soul

  • It was so interesting, when [John Coltrane] created A Love Supreme. He had meditated that week. I almost didn't see him downstairs. And it was so quiet! There was no sound, no practice! He was up there meditating, and when he came down he said, "I have a whole new music!" He said, "There is a new recording that I will do, I have it all, everything." And it was so beautiful! He was like Moses coming down from the mountain. And when he recorded it, he knew everything, everything. He said this was the first time that he had all the music in his head at once to record.
    -- Alice Coltrane

    #Music #Beautiful #Practice

  • ...I got a call from a record company offering me a contract, I did not want to take it because the Lord had pointed me in the direction of spiritual activity...And then it was disclosed to me that I could do both spiritual and musical work. So for five years I executed that contract, and when it was finished, after I made the album Transfiguration, I didn't make another album until twenty-six years later. This new album, Translinear Light, came out of the pleading and constant appealing from my son Ravi Coltrane: 'Ma, please make a CD.' So I eventually agreed.
    -- Alice Coltrane

    #Music #Spiritual #Son

  • Women have been held back and limited throughout the centuries. Creation could not have been rendered, not even considered, let alone be brought into manifestation without woman. She is principal, a powerful energy. She is first.
    -- Alice Coltrane

    #Powerful #Energy #Firsts

  • The safe place lies in obedience to God's Word, singleness of heart and holy vigilance.

  • No matter how strong a condom is, it won't protect you from a broken heart.

  • To truly find God, truth needs to be found independently from the opinions of others. The truth has to be found in our hearts.

  • Where we are from... [s]tories are factual. If a farmer is declared a music virtuoso by the state, everyone had better start calling him maestro. And secretly, he'd be wise to start practicing the piano. For us, the story is more important than the person. If a man and his story are in conflict, it is the man who must change.

  • What am I supposed to do if I go bald? Get a wig? Fat, goofy, gay, wig. I might as well get a piano and start an Elton John tribute act!

  • I was much more interested in the orchestra than the piano, but I did become fairly proficient as a pianist and my teachers felt I had talent and wanted me to become a good concert pianist and earn my living that way.

  • The city is built To music, therefore never built at all, And therefore built forever.

  • The soul should be examined in the light of other souls.

  • Life is just a chance to grow a soul.

  • I don't know of a soul who packed more living into 72 years than Charles Lindbergh did.