Monday Motivator: Quincy Jones

“I’ve always thought
that a big laugh is a
really loud noise
from the soul saying,
‘Ain’t that the truth.'”

— Quincy Jones

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Quincy Jones celebrates his 78th birthday today.  The musician, composer,  producer, and arranger has a lot to celebrate.  In addition to receiving National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama last week, Mr. Jones is the all-time most nominated Grammy artist with a total of 79 nominations and 27 awards.  The list of his awards and accomplishments is too long to include here, but his life’s work is an inspiration.  To read a quick biography, visit his bio page on

The Monday Motivator is a quote posted each week to encourage, inspire, and motivate writers of all skill levels and across genres.  If you have a favorite quote to share, let me know and I’ll post it here.  Click here to see past Monday Motivators.

Resources:, The Daily Post

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