The only thing my mother would say about my music—I'd say, "Mom, listen to this," and she'd say, "Junior, I know who you are."
Esquire, January 2010, p. 90
I wasn't so interested in being paid. I wanted to be heard. That's why I'm broke.Ornette Coleman
The creation of music is just as natural as the air we breathe.I believemusic isreallya freething, and any way you can enjoy it, you should.Ornette Coleman
Many peopleapparentlydon'ttrusttheir reactionstoart or to music unless there is a verbal explanation for it.In music the only thing that matters is whether you feel it or not.Ornette Coleman
When I have them working together, it's like a beautiful kaleidoscope.Ornette Coleman