Sonny Rollins Quotes

Top 21 wise famous quotes and sayings by Sonny Rollins

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Sonny Rollins quotes: I'm now a legend, whether I want to be or not. I'm now a legend, whether I want to be or not.
Sonny Rollins quotes: I think the problem starts with the general appreciation of the music in the larger society. I think the problem starts with the general appreciation of the music in the larger society.
Sonny Rollins quotes: Charlie Parker stuck out in my mind. Charlie Parker stuck out in my mind.
Sonny Rollins quotes: America is deeply rooted in Negro culture: its colloquialisms; its humor; its music. America is deeply rooted in Negro culture: its colloquialisms; its humor; its music.
Sonny Rollins quotes: I feel that Jazz improvisation is the ultimate. You have to create on the spot, the essence of this music. I feel that Jazz improvisation is the ultimate. You have to create on the spot, the essence of this music.
Sonny Rollins quotes: Jazz is the type of music that can absorb so many things and still be jazz. Jazz is the type of music that can absorb so many things and still be jazz.
Sonny Rollins quotes: I am interested in my music lasting only while I'm alive. I'm not writing for the future. I am interested in my music lasting only while I'm alive. I'm not writing for the future.
Sonny Rollins quotes: What I am more concerned about is whether our whole civilization will be around in the next 25 years. What I am more concerned about is whether our whole civilization will be around in the next 25 years.
Sonny Rollins quotes: No one is original. Everyone is derivative. No one is original. Everyone is derivative.
Sonny Rollins quotes: Music represents nature. Nature represents life. Jazz represents nature. Jazz is life. Music represents nature. Nature represents life. Jazz represents nature. Jazz is life.
Sonny Rollins quotes: I feel that L.A. has not always been my strongest base for support. That can be for various reasons. I feel that L.A. has not always been my strongest base for support. That can be for various reasons.
Sonny Rollins quotes: There have been many great musicians that, Clifford Brown is one great example, I mean he died very early, 25. There have been many great musicians that, Clifford Brown is one great example, I mean he died very early, 25.
Sonny Rollins quotes: Jazz never ends ... it just continues. Jazz never ends ... it just continues.
Sonny Rollins quotes: I am a person who thinks about the music first in trying to achieve something musically valid. I am a person who thinks about the music first in trying to achieve something musically valid.
Sonny Rollins quotes: I hate music. I wasted my life. I hate music. I wasted my life.
Sonny Rollins quotes: I'm fortunate that I'm making a living at it now because I'm not equipped to do anything else. I'm fortunate that I'm making a living at it now because I'm not equipped to do anything else.
Sonny Rollins quotes: I'll know when I find the ultimate sound. I'll know when I find the ultimate sound.