Wynton Marsalis on What’s Important

“You can reach a situation where things of intelligence and refinement and culture can be considered elite, and things that are crass and ignorant can be considered to be real and of the people; when you begin to have the mass of the populace believing that they should strive for something that’s not worth striving for, then tremendous amounts of energy goes into the worthless and the maintenance of that which is worthless.

That’s a battle we all fight, even within ourselves. You have to actively pursue knowledge. It’s out here for you. But you gotta go out and get it. You gotta want it. And you’ve gotta keep wanting it.”

— Wynton Marsalis

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  1. i like the quote. i am doing a report, and eventualy a short lesson. i need to know why wynton marsalis is a special person, or, why he is important. i know that he changed the way alot of people look at jazz, music, and maybe even the world. if there is any info. you think owuld help me, please email it to me! thank you

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