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I want to make music that will make the blood surge in your veins, music that will get people up and dance.
~By Alex Kapranos ~


For me music is a vehicle to bring our pain to the surface, getting it back to that humble and tender spot where, with luck, it can lose its anger and become compassion again.
~By Paula Cole ~


It is the element I miss in electronic music - no performance, no loving immersion. Maybe that is why I was never particularly drawn to electronic music.
~By Lukas Foss ~


Ultimately, words are only words, and its only the music that stands by itself.
~By Joshua Homme ~


I write music all the time. When I talk about having writer's block, it's more to do with lyrics than anything else.
~By Sarah McLachlan ~


Whatever I do, I attempt to do it fully. I try, and don't always succeed, to be thorough. There are musicians who do not know their worth, and if they knew it at one time, it has eluded them. I know my worth. You try not to dwell in the past.
~By Bill Dixon ~


The big news already broke. The file-sharing and all that stuff, it's a done deal. And I think figuring out how to make that a fair exchange for the people that make music is still an issue.
~By Liz Phair ~


I think older people can appreciate my music because I really show my heart when I sing, and it's not corny. I think I can grow as an artist, and my fans will grow with me.
~By Justin Bieber ~


Music is a performing art, as any Native American will tell you. It isn't there in the score.
~By Michael Tippett ~


There's a certain groove you pick that makes the music flow, and when you have it it's in your pocket. It's the feeling behind the rhythm... to me, the hardest thing to strive for is that feeling, behind the groove.
~By Max Weinberg ~


Every pioneer and musician who could carry a musket went into the ranks. Even the sick and foot-sore, who could not keep up in the march, came up as soon as they could find their regiments, and took their places in line of battle, while it was battle, indeed.
~By Joshua Chamberlain ~


I am moved by music, and certain things just make my day.
~By Bobby Sherman ~


I've been around the music business for a long time now, and I've had a lot of chances to do movies. But I didn't really want to do any until I found stuff that started to hit me in the right place.
~By Tim McGraw ~


A love song is just a caress set to music.
~By Sigmund Romberg ~


And there's some Latino music I like, and some reggae music.
~By Merle Haggard ~


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


Musicians always come off sounding a little bit pretentious, and a little bit... I don't know, hypocritical, from what they do, talking about strong issues.
~By James Iha ~


One of the interesting things here is that the people who should be shaping the future are politicians. But the political framework itself is so dead and closed that people look to other sources, like artists, because art and music allow people a certain freedom.
~By Thom Yorke ~


I was born, for instance, incapable of appreciating music.
~By Maria Mitchell ~


When the news wants to tell you something is important, they put dramatic theme music behind it. They scare you into watching the story.
~By Aaron McGruder ~


My Dad died during the flu epidemic in 1918 when I was 4 years old. He left a lot of classical recordings behind that I began listening to at an early age, so he must have been a music lover.
~By Tom Glazer ~


Is it not the business of the conductor to convey to the public in its dramatic form the central idea of a composition; and how can he convey that idea successfully if he does not enter heart and soul into the life of the music and the tale it unfolds?
~By John Philip Sousa ~


I'm an artist, and I go in the studio and make my music. And then I'll give it to my dad and he does what he does. And he does, you know, the press, and figuring out shows and whatnot. When it comes to my artistic freedom, he doesn't, like, step on my toes or anything.
~By Ashlee Simpson ~


No one should be allowed to make music as if he were made of wood. One must reproduce the musical text exactly, but not play like a stone.
~By Olivier Messiaen ~


I would like to think that Ben and myself have begun a partnership that will take us into different areas of music that we can continue to write, enjoy and keep me involved with music other then what I do with RUSH.
~By Geddy Lee ~


Everyone deserves music.
~By Michael Franti ~


If you think my music is sentimental and self-absorbed, I agree with you.
~By James Taylor ~


The memory of things gone is important to a jazz musician.
~By Louis Armstrong ~


The Beach Boys are not a superstar group. The music is the superstar of the group.
~By Dennis Wilson ~


I take all of my music seriously and personally.
~By Trevor Dunn ~


The 1960s were big for folk music, and the Kingston Trio led the way. They were the ones who started it all. The music was fresh and alive. College kids loved it and their parents did, too.
~By George Grove ~


Then came the choreography... the impact of music and choreography tends to really emphasize an overall feeling of what you really want out of the program.
~By Peggy Fleming ~


How you act, walk, look and talk is all part of Hip Hop culture. And the music is colorless. Hip Hop music is made from Black, brown, yellow, red and white.
~By Afrika Bambaataa ~


The Bee Gees were always heavily influenced by black music. As a songwriter, it's never been difficult to pick up on the changing styles of music out there, and soul has always been my favourite genre.
~By Robin Gibb ~


Great music is in a sense serene; it is certain of the values it asserts.
~By Rebecca West ~


I have a record company starting. It's called Flesh Records and I'm putting together music for porno movies.
~By Adam Jones ~


The most important thing is that you like the music.
~By Ken Hill ~


But in Japanese, there's actually not much of a relationship between the music and the words.
~By Utada Hikaru ~


I did a theatrical musical, Annie Warbucks, when I was 11. We did a tour and we stopped by Los Angeles.
~By Christina Milian ~


The funny thing is, the music that I'm writing now is probably some of the most cutting edge we've ever done. The music that I'm thinking about putting on our next album.
~By Charlie Daniels ~


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 know what I've done for music, but don't call me a legend. Just call me Miles Davis.
~By Miles Davis ~


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


I like the Beatles. They're at the core of my musicality. And John Lennon's my spiritual father.
~By Esai Morales ~


I am musical and I enjoy theatre, but I never wanted to just do theatre. I always wanted to go into film. I love film. I loved growing up in the theatre, but I always wanted to do film all along. But, I still pursue music separately.
~By Sabrina Lloyd ~


Hee Haw was probably my biggest exposure to live music at a young age, because there wasn't any live music around my town and no one in my family played instruments.
~By Alan Jackson ~


If a guy's got it, let him give it. I'm selling music, not prejudice.
~By Benny Goodman ~


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


That creates the magic, and that's the wonderment of the musical process and how precious that is.
~By Mick Fleetwood ~


Medicine to produce health must examine disease; and music, to create harmony must investigate discord.
~By Plutarch ~


This music is forever for me. It's the stage thing, that rush moment that you live for. It never lasts, but that's what you live for.
~By Bruce Springsteen ~


When the band begins to get a name for themselves, and the writers get assigned to bands, they'll hit somebody who just doesn't like that kind of music, or they love hip hop but hate guitar rock.
~By Kim Deal ~


With other people, you're always swapping music. Somebody is always listening to something you've never heard. It's a great way to hear all sorts of new things.
~By Tracy Chapman ~


There's the soundtrack to The French Connection II'I think It's my favorite soundtrack. It hasn't been released. I actually had to go and get the film and just make a recording of it to get the music.
~By Jonny Greenwood ~


I'd love to do my own music for sure. I'd love to have a band.
~By Selena Gomez ~


Country music is completely punk-rock. It's the original punk-rock.
~By Neko Case ~


I'd wanted to be a writer and when I came back to New York worked as a musician too, but I found my writing starting to get more and more referential to cinema.
~By Jim Jarmusch ~


To me, it's all about opening all the doors and getting people to be not only prolific, but creative and having control of their music.
~By Eric Brown ~


I loved old black and white movies, especially the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers musicals. I loved everything about them - the songs, the music, the romance and the spectacle. They were real class and I knew that I wanted to be in that world.
~By Sharon Stone ~


Under Confucianism, the use of precisely measured court music, prescribed steps, actions, and phrases all added up to an extremely complex system of rituals, each used for a particular purpose at a particular time.
~By Benjamin Hoff ~


Throughout the years I have tried to hone my skills to gain mastery over the music in my head.
~By Kip Winger ~


My favorite type of music to sing to would be rock and roll, Tenacious D, Led Zeppelin, some Queen - I love all of them. I love singing to them because they're all just great voices. I love listening to very obscure jazz.
~By Casey Abrams ~


Donald had reached its further edge, and could hear the rush of the stream from the deep obscurity of the abyss below, when there rose from the opposite side a strain of the most delightful music he had ever heard.
~By Hugh Miller ~


Nothing is capable of being well set to music that is not nonsense.
~By Joseph Addison ~


I try to make sure that the Buddhism is more or less implicit in the music rather than explicit.
~By Duncan Sheik ~


People see my current success but don't realize I've worked hard to get where I am. I used to clean garbage off the Philadelphia docks and put a lot of time into developing my music.
~By Kevin Eubanks ~


Now, in music, it seems more like the popular crowd suppresses anyone who is different.
~By Liz Phair ~


I've seen the Mass For The End Of Time in concert but my brother's the more musical one really.
~By Colin Greenwood ~


There has never been any proper commitment to marketing these artists and their music. We are not Sony.
~By Eddy Grant ~


People often complain that music is too ambiguous, that what they should think when they hear it is so unclear, whereas everyone understands words. With me, it is exactly the opposite, and not only with regard to an entire speech but also with individual words.
~By Felix Mendelssohn ~


I'm just thrilled to see people enjoying the music.
~By Juice Newton ~


We thought everybody read comics. We didn't know we were weird. We didn't know people that collected comics were strange. It was as normal as listening to rock music on the radio.
~By Gilbert Hernandez ~


I think most musicians do like to have a laugh.
~By Neil Innes ~


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 ~


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 ~


Doesn't anyone here think this sounds like a vision of hell? While we are all competing or dying, when will there be time for sex or music or books? Stop the world, I want to get off.
~By Howard Stringer ~


I suppose, counting back, if the Beatles had been influenced by music in the same length of time ago - you'd have to put that into better English for me, thank you - they would have been like a banjo orchestra. They would have been doing show tunes.
~By Jonny Greenwood ~


I'd always been on the giving end of music and creating.
~By Jessi Colter ~


Everybody on our cast is very musically talented, except for me.
~By Blake Lively ~


We're not getting paid. We have these great musicians with us and it gives us a real charge. And the audience gives us a charge, because they keep it interesting all the time.
~By Tina Weymouth ~


I like to hang out with my friends. I love music. I like to go to the movies. I like to eat. I like to cook.
~By Joan Jett ~


I've been able to make a good living as a musician, but now it's time to do all the other stuff.
~By Robyn Hitchcock ~


If I know you're very good in music, I can predict with just about zero accuracy whether you're going to be good or bad in other things.
~By Howard Gardner ~


I love Christmas. I really do love Christmas. I love being with my family and I love snow. I love the music and the lights and all of it.
~By Christina Applegate ~


I'm there to make a kind of theatrical music that is desperately missing in my life. And if other people don't like it, I'm very unhappy, but I can't do anything about that.
~By Richard Foreman ~


But a lot of the old fans are listening to a lot of the younger music. So I gotta keep moving forward, and they'll move forward too.
~By Kenneth Edmonds ~


It's what the Pixies always said about music - they were writing songs and just trying not to be boring. That was their main motivation and it worked for them. I remember reading that and thinking that was the way to do it.
~By Jonny Greenwood ~


I'm really looking forward to it because it will give me the opportunity to do the whole other kind of approach to the music live that I haven't had a chance to do. and I think is important for me to do.
~By Al Jarreau ~


I'm quite sure that all true professional artists, of every description, in all walks of life, whether their craft is painting, music, sculpture, medicine or anything, have one primary concern - mankind.
~By Chico Hamilton ~


I think that my past stands me in good stead in that it does have a certain strength for musicians.
~By John Sebastian ~


I'll have the music, and then I'll just turn the microphone on, press Play and Record and sing. And whatever comes out ends up being the melody.
~By Phil Collins ~


I don't limit my taste. There's some jazz that I like and there's some opera. I've been listening to what was essentially country music, but it crossed over to rock.
~By Rick Moranis ~


No other human being, no woman, no poem or music, book or painting can replace alcohol in its power to give man the illusion of real creation.
~By Marguerite Duras ~


This is something special. You can attempt to have a kind of non-living music.
~By Michael Tippett ~


My training as an engineer has enabled me to design the stuff, but the reason I do it is not to make music but for the opportunity to work with musicians.
~By Robert Moog ~


Teen pop will never die as long as there are teens and popular music. It just takes a different head.
~By Justin Timberlake ~


As an example, one of the schools I have been studying is too small to compete effectively in most sports, but participates with vigor each year in the state music contests.
~By James S. Coleman ~


I never presumed that a technique of composition or an idea was so special that just using it would guarantee the quality of the music.
~By Robert Morris ~


My dad's music was a great inspiration to me.
~By Julian Lennon ~


I think that people should learn about that. In most music, there's one way that you do something, and that's the only way. In jazz, it's a lot different.
~By Billy Higgins ~

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