coltrane quotes

“My music is the spiritual expression of what I am — my faith, my knowledge, my being…When you begin to see the possibilities of music, you desire to do something really good for people, to help humanity free itself from its hangups…I want to speak to their souls.” John Coltrane

Find a beautiful piece of art. If you fall in love with Van Gogh or Matisse or John Oliver Killens, or if you fall love with the music of Coltrane, the music of Aretha Franklin, or the music of Chopin - find some beautiful art and admire it, and realize that that was created by human beings just like you, no more human, no less.
—  Maya Angelou

“What’s the point? I mean, I sure as shit don’t know. Neither does anybody else, okay? We’re all just winging it, you know? The good news is you’re feeling stuff. And you’ve got to hold on to that.”

Boyhood (2014) dir. Richard Linklater

“You know how everyone’s always saying seize the moment? I don’t know, I’m kind of thinking it’s the other way around, you know, like the moment seizes us.”

"Yeah, I know, it’s constant, the moments, it’s just - it’s like it’s always right now, you know?”


Boyhood (2014) dir. Richard Linklater

“That’s a lot of what the movie is about—the importance of everyday life, and that these big moments that we expect to define us in the end don’t mean anything, really, or don’t mean anything more than the other moments, and that it’s really every moment that counts. That’s more what our conversations were about—little things about how I interacted with my friends on a daily basis, and how I talked to my parents and what I would do when I was alone.” ~ Ellar Coltrane, on Boyhood