You never quit on your music. No matter what happens. Because anytime something bad happens to you, it’s the one place you can escape to and just let it go.
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?]
Do you know what music is? It’s God’s little reminder there’s something else besides us in this universe. Harmonic connection between all living beings, everywhere, even the stars.
Can you hear it? The music. I can hear it everywhere. In the wind, in the air, in the light. It’s all around us. All you have to do is open yourself up. All you have to do is listen.