Roy Haynes quotes

  • I'm still growing I take each day, one day-at-a-time. I'm always thinking and dreaming. As long as this heart keeps beating, there will be new things coming along.
    -- Roy Haynes

    #Dream #Heart #Thinking

  • What advice do I tell my grandson? I listen to him.
    -- Roy Haynes

    #Advice #Grandson

  • You must own it to play it.
    -- Roy Haynes

    #Music #Play #Jazz

  • Advice may not be good advice 10 or 15 years from now. Someone could tell you something years ago and it might not work now. The world is constantly changing. One word could mean something different today. Today you can't give advice to anyone.
    -- Roy Haynes

    #Mean #Years #Giving

  • There was a lot that was tricky about playing with [Thelonious Monk]. It's a musical language where there's really no lyrics. It's something you feel and you're hearing. It's like an ongoing conversation. You really had to listen to this guy. Cause he could play the strangest tempos, and they could be very in-between tempos on some of those compositions. You really had to listen to his arrangements and the way he would play them. On his solos, you'd really have to listen good in there. You'd have to concentrate on what you were doing as well.
    -- Roy Haynes

    #Music #Play #Guy

  • Sarah Vaughan was the Charlie Parker of the vocalists during the 1950s.
    -- Roy Haynes

    #Music #Jazz #Vocalist

  • This is my religion. I take long breaks now when I don't perform and I am not myself when I am not performing.
    -- Roy Haynes

    #Long #Break #Performing

  • The fountain of youth with the youthful young musician is one meaning, and the fountain of youth with the youthful energy of the leader is another meaning.
    -- Roy Haynes

    #Leader #Musician #Energy

  • I like to express certain things that happen in my life, the joy of spring, the birds singing and young babies coming into the world. You know, the whole thing as well as the part I'm not happy with, the sad part.
    -- Roy Haynes

    #Baby #Spring #Bird

  • Be fanatics. When it comes to being and doing and dreaming the best, be maniacs.

  • My biggest dream to connect people through music has come true. In a world where there are enough reasons to separate us, the Oscars have unified us.

  • The environmentalist's dream is an egalitarian society based on: rejection of economic growth, a smaller population, eating lower on the food chain, consuming a lot less, and sharing a much lower level of resources much more equally.

  • Holiness of heart and life. This is not the perfection of the human nature, but the holiness of the divine nature dwelling within.

  • A divided heart loses both worlds.

  • Before one can walk as Christ walked, and talk as He talked, he must first begin to think as Christ thought.

  • Think it over, think it under.

  • I don't think that when Zionism began there was a claim that we were losing - even in part - our capacity to contribute to other peoples.

  • I think I feel rather differently about sympathy to what seems the normal view. I like just to feel it is there, but not always expressed.

  • Indo-European peoples and Semitic peoples are today still completely different... Jews almost everywhere form a special society... Muslims (the Semitic spirit is today represented mainly by Islam) and the Europeans stand face to face like two beings of different species, having nothing common in the way of thinking and feeling...