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It might be argued that genuine spontaneity is not really possible or desirable so long as printed scores of great works exist. All modern musicians are, for better or worse, prisoners of Gutenberg.
~By Donal Henahan ~


I love oldies just kind of sweet, slinky, Fifties music. The slow stuff. And Billie Holiday.
~By Nastassja Kinski ~


The expression of this idea is Queens of the Stone Age, but the idea is that you will never slack on the music and will always humble yourself at the alter of Rock.
~By Joshua Homme ~


Every time you go in, it's like starting over. You don't know how you did the other records. You're learning all over. It's some weird musician amnesia, or maybe the road wipes it out.
~By Beck ~


You listen to a piece of music and it will remind you of something-it might make you happy, it might make you sad, but it is very emotive. And I think that Duran Duran have always understood that.
~By Nick Rhodes ~


Good music comes out of people playing together, knowing what they want to do and going for it. You have to sweat over it and bug it to death. You can't do it by pushing buttons and watching a TV screen.
~By Keith Richards ~


When you're playing music, say for instance, you're playing a part of the band and you're looking at your music, your horn is down into the stand. This way, it's up and it goes right on out to the audience, you know?
~By Billy Eckstine ~


I have to go back to my younger days, when I just adored Hollywood musicals.
~By Julie Harris ~


I was never too keen on the British music press. They've called us a supermarket hype, and they used to suggest that we didn't write our own songs.
~By Freddie Mercury ~


The musician is perhaps the most modest of animals, but he is also the proudest. It is he who invented the sublime art of ruining poetry.
~By Erik Satie ~


I've never set out consciously to write American music. I don't know what that would be unless the obvious Appalachian folk references.
~By Carlisle Floyd ~


I didn't have a lot of overtly political songs. I think it was more the actions of the group that were threatening to the authorities, and also our political philosophies apart from the music.
~By Greg Ginn ~


I believe musicians have a duty, a responsibility to reach out, to share your love or pain with others.
~By James Taylor ~


I love making records; I love making music; I love writing songs.
~By Barry Gibb ~


The music field was the first to break down racial barriers, because in order to play together, you have to love the people you are playing with, and if you have any racial inhibitions, you wouldn't be able to do that.
~By Oscar Peterson ~


I quit high school on my birthday. It was my senior year and I didn't see the point. This was 1962, and I was ready to make music.
~By Barry White ~


My secret ambition was always to provide music for animation films: something with an Indian theme, either a fairy tale or mythological tale or on the Krishna theme. I still have a very deep desire, but these sorts of chances don't always come.
~By Ravi Shankar ~


In college, I started out doing musicals and Shakespeare.
~By Ray Liotta ~


Well, because music is my life and music is not work for me.
~By Gunther Schuller ~


For a while we were chasing a book by Graham Greene to do Brighton Rock as a musical. We didn't get the rights, so we decided to create something from scratch, with Jonathan. By that time we were big fans of his work.
~By Neil Tennant ~


But I really love music, and having a creative outlet is really the best thing you can do for yourself.
~By Edie Brickell ~


All the great political music was made at the height of political confrontations.
~By Billy Bragg ~


In aptitude tests, I scored highest in music.
~By Conrad Hall ~


And woven into the fabric of this harsh existence was music.
~By Lesley Garrett ~


To hell with reality! I want to die in music, not in reason or in prose. People don't deserve the restraint we show by not going into delirium in front of them. To hell with them!
~By Louis-Ferdinand Celine ~


Mine is not a traditional music, but it comes from a tradition.
~By Tom Chapin ~


There are times when what's happening in rock is the best music in the world, and there are times when there is nothing worthwhile at all.
~By Carla Bley ~


I am happy to make money. I want to make more money, make more music, eat Big Macs and drink Budweisers.
~By Kid Rock ~


I never knew I'd be in a musical, let alone win an award for one.
~By Nicole Kidman ~


I really went back through a lot of the dark corridors of my life in this. I wanted people to know who I am based on my music, not on what they read in the tabloids.
~By Lisa Marie Presley ~


We are like violins. We can be used as doorstops, or we can make music.
~By Barbara Sher ~


They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, man, there's no boundary line to art.
~By Charlie Parker ~


I think it's his perception of knowing how to make a record build, keeping the integrity of the song in the music and really adding a lot of musical elements to compliment my voice and to compliment the song.
~By Deborah Cox ~


But then when he left, I realized that it was harder to write songs and feel spiritually connected to art and music as a band. When he came back I felt it again, instantaneously.
~By Anthony Kiedis ~


I enjoy listening to classical music and heavy metal. I play basketball and try to go diving at least once a year. I don't really have hobbies in the traditional sense... I engage in too many activities already through the actions of my characters.
~By Alan Dean Foster ~


I've built a solid career there, but America's ten times the size. Now that we're onto the third record, I feel like the stars have aligned and American audiences are embracing my music even more.
~By Chantal Kreviazuk ~


I listened, motionless and still; And, as I mounted up the hill, The music in my heart I bore, Long after it was heard no more.
~By William Wordsworth ~


I believe in my music.
~By Ralph Stanley ~


When I look at great works of art or listen to inspired music, I sense intimate portraits of the specific times in which they were created.
~By Billy Joel ~


While I'm playing baseball, I'm still writing songs and having tapes sent to me. I'm sure I'll spend a lot of time in the whirlpool resting these tired bones, so I'll be thinking of music then.
~By Garth Brooks ~


Love cannot express the idea of music, while music may give an idea of love.
~By Hector Berlioz ~


There are things that I am very proud of and there are things that you are not so proud of. But I think that applies to any musician.
~By Bill Wyman ~


Good music is very close to primitive language.
~By Denis Diderot ~


I just really longed to do music that reflected me as an adult and music that I thought was for other adults.
~By Rick Derringer ~


The more I do in my life, the more I can write music about new experiences.
~By Ken Hill ~


The director's job should give you a sense of music without drawing attention to itself.
~By Taylor Hackford ~


Well, I think music for kids is never anything but experimental is it?
~By Fred Frith ~


So all of the music had reference, or is inspired by something of the dharma that I've come in contact with.
~By Joseph Jarman ~


Even today, skiffle is a defining part of my music. If I get the opportunity to just have a jam, skiffle is what I love to play.
~By Van Morrison ~


Music has charms to sooth a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.
~By William Congreve ~


We are cutting things kids like-music, art, and gym classes; stuff that kept me in school. This country can't survive without you kids. It's all about you kids.
~By Tony Danza ~


We do this for the art, not the adulation. I'd rather our music get liked and we get ignored. I don't want to be adored for anything other than the music.
~By Andy Partridge ~


I play a percussion instrument, not a musical saw; it needs no amplification. Where it's needed, they put a microphone in front of the bass drum. But, I don't think it's necessary to play that way every night.
~By Buddy Rich ~


Owning a handgun doesn't make you armed any more than owning a guitar makes you a musician.
~By Jeff Cooper ~


I would love to be in musical theater and be on Broadway. If someone were to offer me a position to do something like that, I wouldnt pass it down. Im a huge fan of musicals and I really want to do that.
~By Michelle Branch ~


Education, for me, has helped me in my music.
~By Bob Livingston ~


A painter paints his pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence. We provide the music, and you provide the silence.
~By Leopold Stokowski ~


When you keep the caliber of musicians very high in the band, people are going to come and go. Some of them will be people who have to try various things, it's natural.
~By Kathy Mattea ~


Ringo is one of the world's true humans. The only one out those four guys, who did not have an agenda. Ringo was just into the music.
~By Peter Tork ~


As I look back over my life, before I had any real identity, I was a traveler. I grew up an Army brat, a runaway, an activist, and a musician. All my life I've been traveling.
~By Michelle Shocked ~


I was in the studio so much, it was about the search for air in a metaphoric sense, and the breathing has more to do with travel for me, about the search musically for open air.
~By Keren Ann ~


After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
~By Aldous Huxley ~


Well, I've had a lot of different experiences in music over the years. And not everything you do can satisfy everybody's idealised version of you.
~By Elvis Costello ~


I claimed identity as Jewish musicians for political reasons, because most of us were touring in Germany and, at this time, twelve years ago, there was a strong resurgence of Nazism in the places we were touring and part of that was on the music scene.
~By Marc Ribot ~


I think I turned to writing really just to wake up in the morning and be a musician and to have something to do, and feel like a musician every day even if I wasn't working.
~By Lesley Gore ~


Because I gave myself - I left school after the second semester of my junior year to pursue a career in music. and I gave myself five years to make it and I made it in three.
~By Ruben Studdard ~


The experience awakened 'my tremendous musical ambition, which has never subsided to this day.
~By Georg Solti ~


Interplay and interaction are the integral parts of music - they're as important as the notes.
~By John McLaughlin ~


The French are the wittiest, the most charming, and up to the present, at all events, the least musical race on Earth.
~By Stendhal ~


I was in every band class I could get in, like after school jazz band and marching band, and that's where I really learned to read music from elementary all the way through junior high and high school.
~By Chad Smith ~


I always make fun of KISS because I don't particularly think their music is anything.
~By Carrot Top ~


Sometimes I write them down in musical notation as a trigger to remind me about certain directions to go. Or I can be specific about a sound I'm looking for.
~By Harold Budd ~


As a culture I see us as presently deprived of subtleties. The music is loud, the anger is elevated, sex seems lacking in sweetness and privacy.
~By Shelley Berman ~


I'm much more of a musician than a poet. I just feel much more confident about my musical abilities.
~By Mary Timony ~


I was a pretty insecure kid, didn't have a lot of friends, and was picked on a lot, and music gave me confidence.
~By Sarah McLachlan ~


I'm recording an album. It's sort of techno mixed with garbage - you, know, intense in-your-face music.
~By Christy Romano ~


The word music is a convenient way to talk about what I'm interested in, but actually, in some ways, it's a limitation.
~By Anthony Braxton ~


I have always felt I was more accurately a Hard Rock musician.
~By Geddy Lee ~


Punk was defined by an attitude rather than a musical style.
~By David Byrne ~


I have a sweet tooth for song and music. This is my Polish sin.
~By Pope John Paul II ~


When I look at my kids, and the ease with which they pick up music, I wish I had that.
~By Edie Brickell ~


But that's something that I like about scoring film: it makes me reach out of the parameters of my self, it requires me to do things musically that I wouldn't normally do left to my own devices.
~By Jim Coleman ~


The narrative of serial art works more like music than like literature.
~By Sol LeWitt ~


Sometimes the picture that emerges of the man seems no longer to agree with our conception of the musician. In reality, however, there is a glorious unity.
~By Alfred Einstein ~


High School Musical has been a blessing and a gift.
~By Zac Efron ~


Music, the greatest good that mortals know and all of heaven we have hear below.
~By Joseph Addison ~


I came into music just because I wanted the bread. It's true. I looked around and this seemed like the only way I was going to get the kind of bread I wanted.
~By Mick Jagger ~


I feel that I want what allows me to reach the largest number of people as possible, and I don't feel ashamed of that. I think I'm the kind of artist that's meant to be on a major label because my music is different.
~By Jon Crosby ~


I'm very lucky to work in so many different arenas of the entertainment industry and I do enjoy them all, but making music - original music - in the studio or live onstage is definitely my favorite thing to do.
~By Bill Mumy ~


They had the music being piped right out on the street. I'd be three or four blocks from there and I couldn't get there fast enough because I'd hear old Joe holler them words.
~By Jay McShann ~


I didn't want to go out and change anything. I just wanted to make the music that was part of my background, which was rock and blues and hip-hop.
~By Kid Rock ~


All music is beautiful.
~By Billy Strayhorn ~


To do it always right, that is what music is to me.
~By Chuck Mangione ~


The music is the last thing I'm thinking about right now, in order of what's important.
~By Burt Bacharach ~


My dad and I played music. He teaches me a song or two every time I'm home.
~By Levon Helm ~


Music is the pleasure the human mind experiences from counting without being aware that it is counting.
~By Gottfried Leibniz ~


Touring with King Crimson wasn't a lot of fun for me. I had a lot of equipment, and when I was in improvised music I'd set it up myself, play the gig, and put it all away again.
~By Jamie Muir ~


I've been around jazz and jazz musicians most of my life.
~By Kenneth Rexroth ~


It is hard to describe the thrill of creative joy which the artist feels when the conviction seizes her that at last she has caught the very soul of the character she wishes to portray, in the music and action which reveal it.
~By Maria Jeritza ~


Well, I think, I certainly used backward music in Sea of Monsters. I can't remember in the Sea of Time. I would tend to do that all the time, you know? I tended to do all sorts of weird things. Just to get effects.
~By George Martin ~

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