Y’all, do yourselves a favor and spend a couple hours with “QUINCY”, the new @Netflix doc on the life of Quincy Jones. The sheer magnitude of this man’s life and artistry defy categorization.
Simply put: He’s a national treasure, and proof that Mastery and Grace are not mutually exclusive.
A few choice nuggets instantly committed to memory upon watching:
“The first thing is to be humble with your creativity, and graceful with your success.”
“You need confidence, sure... but an ego is usually just an overdressed insecurity. I think you have to dream so big that you can’t get an ego, ‘cause you’ll never fulfill all those dreams.”
“Not one drop of my self-worth depends on your acceptance of me.”
“Once a task has just begun,
Never leave it til it’s done.
Be the labor great or small,
Do it well, or not at all.”