"Listen, the key is to just relax. Don't worry about the numbers. Don't worry about what other guys are thinking. You're here for a reason. You believe that, right?"
"Because I wanna be great."
"I was there to push people beyond what's expected of them. I believe that is an absolute necessity. otherwise, we're depriving the world od the next Louis Armstrong. The next Charlie Parker."
"Parker's a young kid, pretty good on the sax. Gets up to play at a cutting session and he fucks it up. And Jones nearly decapitates him for it. And he's laughed off-stage. Cries himself to sleep that night, but the next morning, what does he do? He practices. And he practices and he practices with one goal in mind, never to be laughed at again."