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Herbie Hancock
April 12, 1940 -
Nationality: American
Category: Musician
Subcategory: American Musician

But, the truth is that everyone is somebody already.


When I was in my early teens, I remember coming to the conclusion that your life never ends.


You can practice to attain knowledge, but you can't practice to attain wisdom.


I've been a religious, spiritual person for a long time.


The thing that we possess, that machines don't, is the ability to exhibit wisdom.


While knowledge may provide useful point of reference, it cannot become a force to guide the future.


I try to practice with my life.


I'm always looking to create new avenues or new visions of music.


It pulled me like a magnet, jazz did, because it was a way that I could express myself.


Being a musician is what I do, but it's not what I am.


One thing that attracted me to Buddhism was the support for this larger vision of values.


We are eternally linked not just to each other but our environment.


Jazz has borrowed from other genres of music and also has lent itself to other genres of music.


It's not the style that motivates me, as much as an attitude of openness that I have when I go into a project.


See, there were certain rules I'd always used, and people like Trane, they would break those rules.


You would not exist if you did not have something to bring to the table of life.


I feel a lot more secure about the directions I take, than I might have, had I not practiced Buddhism.


When I was coming up, I practiced all the time because I thought if I didn't I couldn't do my best.


Music happens to be an art form that transcends language.


It is people's hearts that move the age.


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