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As Marion Holland, 15, plays the piano, Money the hepcat joins in the singing | England, 1959 | photo: Bettmann

I say, miaow your own way. Don’t miaow what the public want — you miaow what you want and let the public pick up on what you doing — even if it does take them fifteen, twenty years.
— Money, the hepcat

The only hepcats worth anything are the hepcats that take chances.
— Money, the hepcat

If you think I miaow weird, just look at yourselves.
— Money, the hepcat

You have to stop listening in categories. The miaowing is either good or it’s bad.
— Money, the hepcat

The trouble with most hepcats today is that they are copycats. Of course you have to start out miaowing like someone else. You have a model, or a teacher, and you learn all that he can show you. But then you start miaowing for yourself. Show them that you’re an individual. And I can count those who are doing that today on the claws of one paw.
— Money, the hepcat

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