Miles Davis Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Miles Davis quotes, Miles Davis sayings, and Miles Davis proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Always look ahead, but never look back. Miles Davis
If you love 'em in the morning with their eyes full of crust; if you love 'em at night with their hair full of rollers, chances are, you're in love. Miles Davis
Always look ahead, but never look back. Miles Davis
Jazz is the big brother of Revolution. Revolution follows it around. Miles Davis
Don't play what's there, play what's not there. Miles Davis
Sometimes you have to play a long time to be able to play like yourself. Miles Davis
If you're not nervous then you're not paying attention. Miles Davis
Drummers - sometimes they play and they listen. And that little listen takes a speck away from the right tempo. Miles Davis
There are no wrong notes. Miles Davis
There are no wrong notes in jazz: only notes in the wrong places. Miles Davis
It’s not the note you play that’s the wrong note – it’s the note you play afterwards that makes it right or wrong. Miles Davis
Good music is good no matter what kind of music it is. Miles Davis
A legend is an old man with a cane. Miles Davis
People will go for anything they don't understand if it's got enough hype. Miles Davis
In improvisation, there are no mistakes. Miles Davis
Time isn’t the main thing. It’s the only thing. Miles Davis
If you love ’em in the morning with their eyes full of crust; If you love ’em at night with their hair full of rollers, chances are, you’re in love. Miles Davis
I don't care if a dude is purple with green breath as long as he can swing. Miles Davis
When I got into music, I went all the way into music; I didn't have any time after that for anything else. Miles Davis