Music Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Music

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Music is the refuge of souls ulcerated by happiness.
~By Emile M. Cioran ~


I want the audience to be so involved in the sweep of the music.
~By John Eaton ~


Those who have always had faith in its final success can do no less than rejoice as if it was our own triumph after five years of daily struggle to impose Cuban music on the European continent.
~By Alejo Carpentier ~


Too many young musicians today want to win polls before they learn their instruments.
~By Benny Goodman ~


It must have been an extraordinary time. I guess the worrying thing about musical theatre to me, is if you look at the London season this year, mine is actually the only one to have come in.
~By Andrew Lloyd Webber ~


There's a lot of good musicians who are unheard of. Get it down before they pass away.
~By Brownie McGhee ~


Personally, I can't see how anyone can produce any beautiful music out of being angry.
~By Chico Hamilton ~


There's people making babies to my music. That's nice.
~By Barry White ~


There is a lot of work just in terms of traveling and logistics and people and gear and all that kind of stuff. But I never really have problems playing music. That never seems like work.
~By James Iha ~


A jazz musician is a juggler who uses harmonies instead of oranges.
~By Benny Green ~


It is a common mistake these days to politicize anything and everything, including music.
~By Tony Snow ~


There's only two kinds of music I don't like... Country and Western.
~By Bobby Heenan ~


Then the album created a tremendous furor and got me kicked off Christian television for two months, and then restored after they settled down and listened to the music and realized there was nothing wrong with it.
~By Pat Boone ~


There's no field of music which doesn't have good ideas.
~By Robert Wyatt ~


There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more.
~By George Byron ~


I'm playin' the music I like.
~By Mose Allison ~


I guess the majority of people who want to ban certain musicians are the ones who are so proud of everything America stands for.
~By Stephen Malkmus ~


I don't read music. I don't write it. So I wander around on the guitar until something starts to present itself.
~By James Taylor ~


If you are any competent musician, if you have creative ideas, ideas of songs, of arrangements, in a band like the Stones, where these 2 people do all the things, there is no freedom.
~By Bill Wyman ~


I'd like to tour, but again, to tour my music now would take a bigger band.
~By Kip Winger ~


Half the battle is selling music, not singing it. It's the image, not what you sing.
~By Rod Stewart ~


So I had to just kind of go back to the hotel, take a shower, sit quiet, dig down deep, warm up, and allow myself to move into some kind of zone. And then I remembered that a lot of my favorite musical moments are not about perfection.
~By Kathy Mattea ~


I don't like all of the music to be serious and deadly.
~By Neil Diamond ~


We are living in a time when American popular music is finally being recognized as one of our most successful exports. The demand is huge.
~By Billy Joel ~


When I did it, I was a starving musician in London in a basement flat, but a simple tune with the right singer or the right situation can become very well liked and accepted. I'm only too pleased to say it happened with that one.
~By Mick Ralphs ~


So, through all that early professional career I would occasionally do a musical, a pantomime or a play with songs. The next stop would be a Shakespeare, or an Ibsen, or a play by a brand new writer who had never done anything in the theater before.
~By Trevor Nunn ~


This band is a real collaboration, and I'm greatful to anybody who can appreciate our music. It doesn't have to be a certain kind of fan or person or anything. I think there's a little bit of something for everybody on this record.
~By Krist Novoselic ~


While I've had a great distaste for what's usually called song in modern poetry or for what's usually called music, I really don't think of speech as so far from song.
~By David Antin ~


The role of the musician is to go from concept to full execution. Put another way, it's to go from understanding the content of something to really learning how to communicate it and make sure it's well-received and lives in somebody else.
~By Yo-Yo Ma ~


Agressive music can only shock you once. Afterwards its impact declines. It's inevitable.
~By Brian Eno ~


Musicals are plays, but the last collaborator is your audience, so you've got to wait 'til the last collaborator comes in before you can complete the collaboration.
~By Stephen Sondheim ~


Before you can make good music, you just have to shut up. Then the music can say what it has to say.
~By Kristin Hersh ~


The difference between me and the newer artists is that I have the history with the architects, the masters that started the music. I know where the music came from.
~By Ricky Skaggs ~


Music is everybody's possession. It's only publishers who think that people own it.
~By John Lennon ~


I may be helping to bring harmony between people through my music.
~By Nat King Cole ~


Allan had come down wanting to do some sort of crucial music and I'd been involved in so-called Art Music and wanted to explore other areas - we were approaching it in some quite tongue-in-cheek ways and we had a lot of fun - we spent more time laughing than playing music.
~By Jamie Muir ~


One and the same thing can at the same time be good, bad, and indifferent, e.g., music is good to the melancholy, bad to those who mourn, and neither good nor bad to the deaf.
~By Baruch Spinoza ~


Like all tools, modern technology has produced some wonderful moments in music and also some horrors.
~By Hugh Hopper ~


When the truth is that there would be no great Western music, and certainly no decent choral repertoire, without the Catholic faith.
~By Richard Morris ~


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 ~


90% of every art form is garbage - dance and stand-up, painting and music. Focus on the 10% that's good, suck it up, and drive on.
~By Patton Oswalt ~


What we ask of music, first and last, is that it communicate experience - experience of all kinds, vital and profound at its greatest, amusing or entertaining at another level.
~By Roger Sessions ~


Since the big band started I'm just always swamped with movies and things. It certainly pays the bills and it's very satisfying, because I get to write all these big charts and all this crazy music.
~By Brian Setzer ~


Do not take up music unless you would rather die than not do so.
~By Nadia Boulanger ~


Everywhere in the world, music enhances a hall, with one exception: Carnegie Hall enhances the music.
~By Isaac Stern ~


What inspires me is not so much the music as the opportunity to interact with composers. I think that has driven everything I've done.
~By Robert Moog ~


I feel this music has nurtured me as I've been immersing myself in it. I've felt supported by it.
~By Sting ~


Just the type of music that was around at the same time as I was writing. Some of it was wicked, definitely. But there was just one direction which I thought could be pushed that no one was pushing.
~By Tom Jenkinson ~


I had all the normal interests - I played basketball and I headed the school paper. But I also developed very early a great love for music and literature and the theater.
~By Carlisle Floyd ~


Music fathoms the sky.
~By Charles Baudelaire ~


I always seem to have a vague feeling that he is a Satan among musicians, a fallen angel in the darkness who is perpetually seeking to fight his way back to happiness.
~By Henry Ellis ~


We all shared an admiration of Debussy both as a musician and as sort of an icon for the 20th century. It seemed like an interesting idea to go right back 100 years to find the source of some new ideas now.
~By Anne Dudley ~


I've done some music for films and I really enjoy doing it.
~By Ikue Mori ~


My story of success and failure is not just about music and being famous. It's about living and loving and trying to find purpose in this crazy world.
~By Wynonna Judd ~


You don't want the biggest record deal as far as money goes, you just want to make sure that the people at the label really support your band and the music and stuff.
~By Adam Rich ~


Artists who write songs... what they're going through usually comes through in their music.
~By Terri Clark ~


My love, growing up on the Prairies, was country music.
~By Randy Bachman ~


I always did each show for about two years. So if you play the music, it just comes back to me.
~By Gwen Verdon ~


I write plays, and I have a musical that's starting to get produced now. That's what I would love to do, but it's so hard. The only reason people are reading my plays and musicals is because I'm in movies.
~By Jesse Eisenberg ~


Hell is full of musical amateurs.
~By George Bernard Shaw ~


One thing that really appeals to me is this idea of music being a living thing that has an evolution that, in a way, enables the artist to sell a process rather than a piece of product.
~By Peter Gabriel ~


What is music. A passion for colonies not a love of country.
~By Gertrude Stein ~


Rock and Roll: Music for the neck downwards.
~By Keith Richards ~


The art of mastering life is the prerequisite for all further forms of expression, whether they are paintings, sculptures, tragedies, or musical compositions.
~By Paul Klee ~


It's really interesting to go back to '93 or '94 and listen to that music, like the I'll Lead You Home record.
~By Michael W. Smith ~


We play happy music, and we make people happy. That's why they like us.
~By Chris Barber ~


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


Radio is not a partner in the industry. I think that the music industry has continued to depend upon radio, but has ended up pandering to a medium that doesn't care.
~By Don Rose ~


The great musicians are those who can reach people, who can make people feel something.
~By Sam Rivers ~


I am pretty embroiled in moving on and moving forward with music.
~By Andy Summers ~


It was my first big relationship and it was just very abusive. I wouldn't give him the credit of naming him, if he ever reads this. But he was older, in the music business - or so he said.
~By Lisa Snowdon ~


I am interested in the study of music and the discipline of music and the experience of music and music as a esoteric mechanism to continue my real intentions.
~By Anthony Braxton ~


Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist.
~By Gilbert K. Chesterton ~


I don't think there is much American music.
~By Harrison Birtwistle ~


I cannot say what I think is right about music. I only know the rightness of it.
~By Keith Jarrett ~


No two people on earth are alike, and it's got to be that way in music or it isn't music.
~By Billie Holiday ~


I didn't really want to give up music.
~By Bryan Ferry ~


Music, in the past few years... anything singable or understandable is square.
~By Ethel Merman ~


I think it's important to really press on with the song writing and just go with it. There's no code, there's no craft... it's just let yourself shine through your music. If it's meant to be loved and heard, it'll happen.
~By Chantal Kreviazuk ~


My big love was the Beatles. I was more into music.
~By Gary Oldman ~


I don't like rock. Honestly, I like to listen to it, but it's not for me. There's a lot of musical genres that I find interesting, but they don't suit me. It's one thing to listen to different genres, but to perform a genre that isn't yours is counterproductive.
~By Luis Miguel ~


Without music, life is a journey through a desert.
~By Pat Conroy ~


I mean, there's a hell of a lot of grounds for protest, but you don't do it through music.
~By Chico Hamilton ~


A real active music set, based and really concentrated on what the music's all about. That's what I'm all about - singing and a really good strong music set.
~By Jon Secada ~


Writing music is just something that I was born to do.
~By Joan Armatrading ~


I actually am always a music first person.
~By Duncan Sheik ~


Others are keen to see if natives other than us live better than we do, without heat in pipes, ice in boxes, sunshine in bulbs, music on disks, or images gliding over a pale screen.
~By Ella Maillart ~


Well, we like to let down our hair and pep it up at the dances, but we keep it slower when we broadcast. We have to please everybody, and that softer music appeals to the larger amount of people. It's like eating too much cake. You have to have your steak too.
~By Vaughn Monroe ~


I've always considered music stores to be the graveyards of musicians.
~By Gary Larson ~


The people that watch or buy music or listen to TV, I don't think they separate the two as much as the people that are in charge of the production of it.
~By Tina Yothers ~


But times changed, and I changed, and I didn't feel that way anymore. The Beatles were happening. I think that was probably the main thing. The Beatles just changed the whole world of music.
~By Barry McGuire ~


If you look deep enough you will see music; the heart of nature being everywhere music.
~By Thomas Carlyle ~


When radio stations started playing music the record companies started suing radio stations. They thought now that people could listen to music for free, who would want to buy a record in a record shop? But I think we all agree that radio stations are good stuff.
~By Niklas Zennstrom ~


Sondheim is the Shakespeare of the musical theater world.
~By Mandy Patinkin ~


We try to magnify the difference between Americans and the English. In real life they like the same music and dress the same. It's really much more similar than anyone thinks or how we show it.
~By Amanda Bynes ~


Music is a very personal and emotional form of communication.
~By Trevor Dunn ~


We play melodic music, we play songs, we play all kinds of things and when you improvise you don't just shut out different languages, you use all the languages that you have.
~By Fred Frith ~


I prefer to write music for family films. I like people.
~By Alex North ~


Poetry fettered, fetters the human race. Nations are destroyed or flourish in proportion as their poetry, painting, and music are destroyed or flourish.
~By William Blake ~


I still don't know how to read music.
~By Richard Manuel ~

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September 29 ,2022
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