I remember once I read a book on mental illness and there was a nurse that had gotten sick. Do you know what she died from? From worrying about the mental patients not being able to get their food. She became a mental patient.

Ornette Coleman Food Quote

I remember once we got an interview and he said ‘Dad these people are writing about me like I’m an adult. Don’t they know I’m a kid?’ I have never tried to encourage him to get a music image like other musicians have.

Ornette Coleman Dad Quote

I’ve never had a relationship with a record executive. I always went to the record company by someone that liked my playing. Then they would get fired and I’d be left with the record company. And then – because they got fired – the record company wouldn’t do anything for me.

Most of my relationships have been like that – with record companies. I’ve never had a legitimate business relationship with a company. I’ve always had a personal relationship with someone in the company.

Ornette Coleman Relationship Quotes