Quotes by John Coltrane

John William Coltrane was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Working in the bebop and hard bop idioms early in his career, Coltrane helped pioneer the use of modes and was at the forefront of free jazz.

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I think that music, being an expression of the human heart, or of the human being itself, does express just what is happening - the whole of human experience at the particular time that it is being expressed.

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God breathes through us so completely... so gently we hardly feel it... yet, it is our everything.

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I think music is an instrument. It can create the initial thought patterns that can change the thinking of the people.

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My music is the spiritual expression of what I am - my faith, my knowledge, my being.

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I think the main thing a musician would like to do is give a picture to the listener of the many wonderful things he knows of and senses in the universe.

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