Music Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Music

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I do know one thing: I wish people were doing more dangerous musicals, more courageous musicals and not just falling into the trap of trying to figure out what the public wants, because you find out that the public very often wants what's good.
~By Hal Price ~


I just do what I'm here for and that's to make that music.
~By Obie Trice ~


I am a person who thinks about the music first in trying to achieve something musically valid.
~By Sonny Rollins ~


We worked very hard to make the lyrics suit the music. I can't, like Elton John, for example, compose by lyrics. Elton has a great talent for that. Whatever you give him, including your questions, he composes in half an hour and makes a great song out of it.
~By Rick Wright ~


We wanted to establish a new fan base over here. And second, we wanted to challenge ourselves. We wanted to bring what is ostensibly new music to fresh ears and see what lights them up.
~By Bob Weir ~


But I just love that music scene so much, and I enjoy really being around those artists and watching them even more than I do performing, because they are a whole group of people that do it because they love music.
~By Lee Ann Womack ~


Music's always been really cathartic. It's the best drug for me to get away from the everyday pressures just for a second via a good song.
~By Ville Valo ~


The Japanese actually approach the music on a high level. It's always been on a high level.
~By Billy Higgins ~


I gladly accepted the commission but was uncertain about what the end result would be. On the one hand, Cuban music was conquering the world; being heard everywhere, and our small island was already producing one of the popular musical genres of the 20th century.
~By Alejo Carpentier ~


Country and western is the music of the devil. That's the real truth of the matter. My late Mother, bless her, loved country and western. God, I couldn't handle it.
~By Rick Wakeman ~


The end of all good music is to affect the soul.
~By Claudio Monteverdi ~


Music can be so disturbing and frustrating. I mean the business side of it. The actual making music part is fun, but the business side of it is just so out of control, has nothing to do with anything.
~By Dweezil Zappa ~


Classical musicians do this all the time. They want perfection. So they piece things together. Eight bars of this and six bars of that. Glenn Gould said that with a recording he wanted to make perfect versions of pieces.
~By John Abercrombie ~


People often called us perfectionists, but we were not looking for perfection. We were looking for some kind of magic in the music.
~By Paul Simon ~


The market didn't define the music; the music defined the market.
~By Charlie Hunter ~


Music - that's been my education. There's not a day that goes by that I take it for granted.
~By Billie Joe Armstrong ~


When I listen to music, I don't want to hear about flowers. I like death and destruction.
~By Jonathan Davis ~


I could have a degree in music and come on the show, and Simon could still say 'You stink'.
~By Clay Aiken ~


I mean, I kind of remember... I'm 36 now, so it's kind of hard for me to relate to what it was like when I was 25, or 24, but I do remember a period in time when that's how I defined who I was, by the music I listened to and the movies I went to.
~By Liz Phair ~


Placebo is music for outsiders, by outsiders and our gigs are like conventions of outcasts, which is cool.
~By Brian Molko ~


My music, my songs are 100 percent inspired by girl power.
~By Paulina Rubio ~


When I first came to Nashville, people hardly gave country music any respect. We lived in old cars and dirty hotels, and we ate when we could.
~By Loretta Lynn ~


So basically, I think music at its best can be everything. It can be totally stupid and very intellectual and emotional at the same time. I don't think all those things shut each other out.
~By Ville Valo ~


I really pay attention to the bass in the music I listen to, and that's what I tend to write toward.
~By Dustin Diamond ~


The ability to make music is a gift that you're born with; it's not something you can learn.
~By Robin Trower ~


That said, I'd love to do a musical, either in film or on stage.
~By Reese Witherspoon ~


If there is a good musical reason, I think it might draw more attention and sell, though it is not guaranteed. To make a record without a musical reason, you have to either be a pop star who sells automatically or just be lucky.
~By Eberhard Weber ~


I like many types of music and probably too many to mention here.
~By Louise Brown ~


I wanted to pay tribute to my musical influences: Buffalo Springfield, Lightfoot, the Beatles, the Hollies.
~By Dan Fogelberg ~


I don't listen to a lot of radio today. It's not really music to me.
~By Bernie Worrell ~


Not only did I get an A in music but I got an A in ladies.
~By R. Kelly ~


I learned how music works dealing with Jermaine Dupri, and I learned how image works dealing with Puff Daddy.
~By Usher Raymond ~


With Dick Smith there, and the words of Peter Shaffer... they've got to be the most beautiful descriptions in music ever written on film or in literature. And we could hear the music accompanying the words... What more can you ask for?
~By F. Murray Abraham ~


So, maybe you don't see blues so much in Styx's music but it is definitely part of Tommy's early music.
~By James Young ~


I always loved Sam Cooke, because he seemed very versatile. He sang gospel, soul, blues, pop music.
~By Aaron Neville ~


You have to watch all sides of your advancement, you have to make sure people's bodies and minds are healthy and their morale is cool before you can really go out and play great music.
~By Shirley Manson ~


With The Key, it was, I had gone through a divorce and losing my father, and just kinda really reminiscing about how much I loved the traditional side of country music, so I made a record that was really traditional from start to finish.
~By Vince Gill ~


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


I didn't want to be told what to do. I don't want to water down my music to fit into their formats. I know what rock and roll is to me, but everything's turning into one big commercial.
~By Chris Robinson ~


Jazz is a white term to define black people. My music is black classical music.
~By Nina Simone ~


There is a lot of interest in the arts, music, theatre, filmmaking, engineering, architecture and software design. I think we have now transitioned the modern-day version of the entrepreneur into the creative economy.
~By John Baldacci ~


Had I not come out with an inspirational CD, you perhaps would have never known that I feel like I feel, that all songs, all the music I've ever done is a gift from God.
~By Smokey Robinson ~


Reviewing music or reviewing anything is a writing job. It's nice if you are experienced in the field you are writing about, but writing is what you are doing.
~By Virgil Thomson ~


In Evita I wasn't really hugely involved with it. I gave a little bit of help but they needed a bit of technical help on the movie and so some of my music people went in at the end of the movie and helped out with it.
~By Andrew Lloyd Webber ~


Now my music is kind of pop-rock, right? If I'm 25 and singing still, I don't want to be singing music like that.
~By Hilary Duff ~


It wasn't until my last year of college, 1976, that I decided well, maybe he's right. Delbert had been pushing me since high school to put 100% into my music.
~By Cheryl Lynn ~


Since time is a continuum, the moment is always different, so the music is always different.
~By Herbie Hancock ~


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


Solace is my favorite song. It was the last song we wrote for the record. It was right when we really started to mesh as far as music goes and we started really connecting with each other.
~By Brandon Thomas ~


Most people are satisfied with the junk food being sold as music.
~By Billy Joel ~


Today begins a new saga in my life which I expect to strengthen me and allow me time for reflection... I plan to write music while in prison, read and pray regularly and will come out a stronger, more confident woman.
~By Lil' Kim ~


I just fell in love with his music. I thought Yanni was Japanese. I didn't have any idea what a Yanni was. I just thought I was in love with a Japanese man who wrote beautiful music.
~By Linda Evans ~


Our last jam session was this past Christmas. Dad played his harmonica, mom sang in English and Italian, and I played guitar. I'm so happy that we could share that musical experience for one last time.
~By Tony Visconti ~


A good country song takes a page out of somebody's life and puts it to music.
~By Conway Twitty ~


To most white people, jazz means black and jazz means dirt, and that's not what I play. I play black classical music.
~By Nina Simone ~


Like Russell, I enjoy the fact that when I'm playing solo, if I want to do something completely spontaneous, I don't have to worry about how I'm going to cue the other musicians, or if it's something that's rehearsed.
~By Benny Green ~


But, yeah, as far as Asian Americans go, I hope they know they can look at me and see that they can do music on their own, within a band or just on their own, and not feel like there's any barriers. I've never felt any particular barriers myself, being who I am.
~By James Iha ~


I don't feel like I'm on a mission. I'm trying to play music that I like to play and like to listen to.
~By Lyle Lovett ~


I loved music, and in my ninth year at MIT, I decided to buy a hi-fi set. I figured that all I needed to do was look at the specifications. So I bought what looked like the best one, turned it on, and turned it off in five minutes, the sound was so poor.
~By Amar Bose ~


Your spoken voice is a part of it - not a big part of it, but it's something. It puts people at ease, and once again kind of reaches out and makes a bridge for what's otherwise difficult music.
~By Bruce Springsteen ~


I don't think events in your life affect your music.
~By Gordon Getty ~


There was always a lot of American music in England until, obviously when the Beatles came around, then there was a shift towards English music, but before then American music was the main thing.
~By John Deacon ~


The ballet embodies the notes of music. And sometimes you almost feel like you can see the notes dance up there on the stage.
~By Robert Caro ~


It wasn't until after private lessons and learning bass lines that I even noticed bass in the music I was listening to at that age. My ears were blown wide open.
~By Trevor Dunn ~


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 ~


Country music fans are extremely supportive. Once they're with you, they're with you for life.
~By Faith Hill ~


It's totally produced now. It's almost like a conveyor belt of what metal's supposed to be like these days. It's not music to me.
~By Geezer Butler ~


Ellington is a writer and arranger, as well as a musician and leader. He does movie sound tracks.
~By Norman Granz ~


I was always very grateful to 'em and am grateful to 'em now. I went back a couple of years ago and did their 20th anniversary show. But the longer I stayed on Hee Haw, the worse things got for me musically.
~By Buck Owens ~


Cocktail music is accepted as audible wallpaper.
~By Alistair Cooke ~


Well I was always a hustler... I ran numbers; I wasn't a stick up kid, but I was a fence for them. I used to sell weed; and was kicked out of Music and Art for that.
~By Kurtis Blow ~


When I listen to music today, it is about 99 percent classical. I rarely even listen to folk music, the music of my own specialty, because folk music is to me more limited than classical music.
~By Tom Glazer ~


Music is always occurring. It is just a matter of marketing, attention, and many other factors, that determines whether people will hear these songs or not.
~By Judy Collins ~


Well, more than me saying to the rest of the country music industry there is not enough traditional country music - that is not necessarily the statement in truth. I think more so that I, me, missed it more than anything else.
~By Vince Gill ~


However, very recently I have come to an understanding that complex music is not necessarily pleasant.
~By Nobuo Uematsu ~


A composer knows that music is written by human beings for human beings and that music is a continuation of life, not something separated from it.
~By Hanns Eisler ~


I honestly don't class myself as a songwriter. I've got 'musician' written on my passport. That's even funnier.
~By Robert Smith ~


The music stuff has been very difficult. It's got to be right, and even then, it better be on key.
~By Michael Winslow ~


I grew up with all kinds ofmusic, but my heart was particularly drawn to Country Music because of the guitar playing, the lyrics and of artists like Steve Warner and Vince Gill.
~By Bryan White ~


Rock n' Roll came from the slaves singing gospel in the fields. Their lives were hell and they used music to lift out of it, to take them away. That's what rock n' roll should do - take you to a better place.
~By Meat Loaf ~


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


I am certain that most composers today would consider today's music to be rich, not to say confusing, in its enormous diversity of styles, technical procedures, and systems of esthetics.
~By George Crumb ~


My upbringing made me think that real legitimate music is written, not heard.
~By Dan Fogelberg ~


I was able to work with the best musicians in Kansas City starting when I was really young.
~By Pat Metheny ~


I get a different kind of lyric from someone else that might make me go in a different musical direction.
~By Barry Mann ~


I have yet to have a successful outcome of sitting in a room with someone and trying to write a song. The way that I generally co-write is that someone else writes the music or part of the music.
~By Shawn Colvin ~


When I perform, I like to immerse myself in the music, and I just try to get off on the diversity of music.
~By Krist Novoselic ~


I was just very conscious that I could either bore people by having the music be similar for too long, or I could just wear them out and bore them in a different way by having it changing too much every minute or two minutes. So, there was that kind of balance to get right.
~By Jonny Greenwood ~


Very often I suspend my musical sensibilities to enjoy music as a fan.
~By Billy Sheehan ~


Dates and periods are of interest only to the student of musical history.
~By Peter Warlock ~


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 ~


Oh yeah, it's great see music and to play music in small places. And it's really fun for me to play here because, you know, I played two feet from people all night. And after all those years, it's great to be able to talk to folks.
~By Bill Kreutzmann ~


There are stories that people don't want to talk about that brought this music through.
~By Ruth Brown ~


When you decide to do this kind of music then you just accept the facts.
~By Gary Numan ~


I had to learn chord shapes. I bought books with chord charts. I used to listen to all kinds of pop music.
~By Mick Taylor ~


I'm a self-taught musician aside from what I've been able to pick up from other players.
~By Walter Becker ~


Fear is a problem with film music and films; people want to be conventional, and there's more commercialism today. If you are not daring in your art, you're bankrupt.
~By Alex North ~


The pull between sound and syntax creates a kind of musical tension in the language that interests me.
~By Marilyn Hacker ~


As far as spiritual influences in Christian music, I would say Crystal Lewis - a lot of her songs especially. The ministry she has through her songs has really hit me.
~By Stacie Orrico ~


My musical director, Mark Cherry, is the most wonderful person who ever lived on God's good green Earth. He's my director, he does the arrangements. Really, he does everything - including certain janitorial chores!
~By Brett Somers ~

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