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" A big part of my life is music education because it changed my life - but arts, academics and athletics should all be equally treated in the school. "
" After running for a while, things really start to open up in your body. I felt like I'd tapped into parts of my body that I hadn't before. I let things in the universe flow through me that opened me up in a really cool way. "
" All I knew about Ethiopia was from a few records that I like, as well as what I read about the famine. But you get there and it's another world. It's filled with art and music and poetry and intellectuals and writers - all kinds of people. "
" Anything worth doing good takes a little chaos. "
" As a musician I'm about expressing what's inside, and I think everyone has a song in them that they need to get out, whatever their gig is. "
" Before every show, we get into a circle, hold hands, and someone makes a speech. Most bands are too cool for that. "
" Being a dad and being in the Red Hot Chili Peppers and all the stuff I have to do... The trumpet requires a lot of diligence, and I haven't had the time. "
" Being a rock star isn't all it's cracked up to be, let me tell you. "
" Ethiopia is such a great country, beautiful place. "
" For me it's the high-water mark of American culture - not so much contemporary jazz, which has become kind of academic, but the jazz from the '20s on through the '70s. "
" For me, music was the only reason I went to school. I was kind of a street kid, in a lot of trouble committing crimes and stuff. Music gave me something to focus on. "
" I always thought I was a pretty terrible actor. "
" I exercise; I have a big career. I'm a parent, and I run a music school. "
" I feel creatively vibrant. I have some great friends; I feel like I'm capable of giving a lot to the world. And ultimately, that's what I really care about, is just giving. "
" If you live a rebellious lifestyle, then you rebel against things because they go against your ideals and the integrity of who you are as a person. "
" I got my love of jazz from my stepfather, who was a jazz musician. "
" I grew up with all these old jazz guys in the '70s in L.A., and they grew up idolizing Charlie Parker, Charles Mingus, Lester Young - all of these incredible musicians. "
" I just lucked into this weird, little obscure cameoesque film career. I just love being a part of film history. "
" I like the idea of acting. Of all these things I've done, sometimes I think I've done well, and sometimes I think I didn't do well, but they are more cameos, and I come in and be crazy. "
" I love entertaining people, I love playing music, and I love rocking like an animal. But at a certain point, you're playing gig after gig after gig, in town after town after town, and you're lying down, staring at another hotel-room ceiling, and it's like, 'I want to be home. I'm a dad. I've got kids.' "
" I love literature deeply. I view books as sacred things, and in writing my story, I'm going to do my best to honor the form that has played such a huge part in shaping who I am. "
" I love my life and my mistakes and my triumphs - all of it. "
" I'm a performer and have managed to get my performing into the mainstream consciousness of the world, I guess. "
" I started playing trumpet when I was 11 years old. All I wanted to be was a jazz trumpet player when I grew up. "
" I studied chord theory and started playing the piano. "
" I studied music at the most remedial level when I was a kid, through the Los Angeles public schools, with a little private instruction. "
" It's fun to just get out there and have a nice conversation when I'm running. To be honest, when I do longer runs, the trail that I like to run up in Malibu has mountain lions, so I always feel I want to run with someone else. "
" It's so easy to fall into a comfortable groove in life where you do the things that you like, and because of that, often times, we don't grow or change because we're not pushing ourselves. "
" I've always kind of been an in-the-moment kind of person. I don't think that far in advance or have any idea what's around the next corner. "
" I wanted to play in a band, and I wanted to do music for a living, and that's what I dedicated my life to. "
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