4. "Gin, jazz and dreams were not enough."
- Quote by Ralph Ellison
5. "Quando non sai cos’è, allora è jazz."
- Quote by Alessandro Baricco
7. "Jazz isn't dead. It just smells funny."
- Quote by Frank Zappa
9. "To be a jazz freedom fighter is to attempt to galvanize and energize world-weary people into forms of organization with accountable leadership that promote critical exchange and broad reflection. The interplay of individuality and unity is not one of uniformity and unanimity imposed from above but rather of conflict among diverse groupings that reach a dynamic consensus subject to questioning and criticism. As with a soloist in a jazz quartet, quintet or band, individuality is promoted in order to sustain and increase the creative tension with the group--a tension that yields higher levels of performance to achieve the aim of the collective project."
- Cornel West, Race Matters