Miles Davis

Miles Davis quotes

Quotes by and about Miles Davis

(Continued from his main entry on the site.)

Davis: "I don't pay no attention to what critics say about me, the good or the bad. The toughest critic I got, and the only one I worry about, is myself. My music has got to get past me and I'm too vain to play anything I think is bad."

[Interviewer: "What should we tell folks about you?"]
Davis: "Don't tell them nothing. Let them guess. What's he gonna do next?"
[Interviewer: "You like that mystery?"]
Davis: "They like it. I'm cool."

Davis: "[I] teach [my] kids how to box. They can handle themselves. Ain't nothing better that a father can pass along."