Top 15 Quotes By Miles Davis

“My future starts when I wake up every morning.”

“It’s not the note you play that’s the wrong note – it’s the note you play afterwards that makes it right or wrong.”

“It’s not about standing still and becoming safe. If anybody wants to keep creating they have to be about change.”

“If you have to ask, you’ll never know.”

“In improvisation, there are no mistakes.”

“The thing to judge in any jazz artist is, does the man project and does he have ideas.”

“Some day I’m gonna call me up on the phone, so when I answer, I can tell myself to shut up.”

“It took me twenty years study and practice to work up to what I wanted to play in this performance. How can she expect to listen five minutes and understand it?”

“If you understood everything I said, you’d be me.”

“To keep creating you have to be about change.”

“People will go for anything they don’t understand if it’s got enough hype...”

“If you sacrifice your art because of some woman, or some man, or for some color, or for some wealth, you can’t be trusted.”

“I don’t care if a dude is purple with green breath as long as he can swing.”

“You should never be comfortable, man. Being comfortable fouled up a lot of musicians.”

“A legend is an old man with a cane known for what he used to do. I’m still doing it.”