"There's only one real freedom in music: freedom from the tyranny of trying to sound good." -Kenny Werner
"Whatever technique you have on your instrument at any given time is always good enough to say something.
If you can't find the thing to say, that's what you've got to work on." -David Torn
"Don't be afraid to let go of the things you know. Defy your weaker, safer self. Create. Make music." -Sonny Sharrock
"Do your thing. Follow your heart." -David Fiuczynski