Miles Davis(May 26, 1926 – September 28,1991) was an American jazz musician and is regarded as one of the most iconic jazz artists in history.
Here are the Miles Davis’s top ten greatest quotes:
Don’t play what’s there, play what’s not there.
Do not fear mistakes. There are none.
First you imitate, then you innovate.
Knowledge is freedom and ignorance is slavery.
Play what you know, and then play above that.
My future starts when I wake up every morning. Every day I find something creative to do with my life.
If you’re not making a mistake, it’s a mistake.
For me, music and life are all about style.
It’s not about standing still and becoming safe. If anybody wants to keep creating they have to be about change.
Always look ahead, but never look back.
Thank you Miles Davis!
Interesting Miles Davis Facts:
- He learned how to play the trumpet at 13 years old.
- His mom originally wanted him to play the violin.
- His mom was a music instructor and dad was a dentist.
- He won 9 Grammys.
- He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006.
What are some of your favorite quotes?
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