Miles Davis on his own sound:
Sound is important to me. I have a mid-Western sound. I used to play the cornet, so I prefer a round sound. If I can’t get that sound, I can’t play anything. The sound I have is like a round voice. I’ve practiced my tone for almost… fifty years, and if I can’t hear my tone, I can’t play…. If I lose my tone, I can’t fuck, I can’t make love, can’t do nuthin’. I’ll just walk into the ocean and die.