I’m famous. Ain’t that a bitch?

—Thelonious Monk

Where’s jazz going? I don’t know? Maybe it’s going to hell. You can’t make anything go anywhere. It just happens.

—Thelonious Monk

Wrong is right.

—Thelonious Monk

Epistrophy

Just because you’re not a drummer doesn’t mean you don’t have to keep time.

—Thelonious Monk

All musicians are subconsciously mathematicians.

—Thelonious Monk

Don’t Blame Me

Well, I enjoy doing it. That’s all I wanted to do anyway. I guess, you know, if I didn’t make it with the piano, I guess I would have been the biggest bum.

—Thelonious Monk

Those who want to know what sound goes into my music should come to New York City and open their ears.

—Thelonious Monk

I find inspiration in myself.

—Thelonious Monk

Blue Monk

I say, play your own way. Don’t play what the public want—you play what you want and let the public pick up on what you doing, even if it does take them fifteen, twenty years.

—Thelonious Monk

Bolivar Blues

A genius is the one most like himself.

—Thelonious Monk

Thelonious Monk

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