I think people concentrate too much on standards. Now, when you go to a college, you have to know, like, 100 standards, fifty standards in your songbook. And everybody's about standards when you go to jazz clubs, like "How many standards do you know? How many standards?" It's like, "Have you ever written a song?" (Laughs) Standards ain't nothing but songs that other people wrote, so write your own songs! You know, shit!
- Robert Glasper