You never win with violence. You only win when you maintain your dignity. Dignity always prevails.[to Tony]
Whatever you do, do it 100%. When you work, work. When you laugh, laugh. When you eat, eat like it’s your last meal.
Salt is cheating. Any cook can make things salty. To make it taste good without the salt, with just the other flavors, that’s the trick.
Trained? What are you, a seal? People love what you do. Anyone could sound like Beethoven or Joe Pan or them other guys you said. But your music, what you do, only you can do that.[Don Shirley: A mistake? Performing the music I trained my entire life to play?]