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Music Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Music

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Close friends contribute to our personal growth. They also contribute to our personal pleasure, making the music sound sweeter, the wine taste richer, the laughter ring louder because they are there.
~By Judith Viorst ~


We all feel love, and that might sound kind of corny, but I really feel that's what joins musicians together around the world.
~By Enrique Iglesias ~


Nevertheless the passions, whether violent or not, should never be so expressed as to reach the point of causing disgust; and music, even in situations of the greatest horror, should never be painful to the ear but should flatter and charm it, and thereby always remain music.
~By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ~


I've always felt that music should be a normal part of the experience that surrounds people.
~By Morton Gould ~


When you are studying jazz, the best thing to do is listen to records or listen to live music. It isn't as though you go to a teacher. You just listen as much as you can and absorb everything.
~By Carla Bley ~


You know, they were returning to the language of the people and trying to use musical language, particularly as Copland did to create a musical language in which all Americans would feel that they had a stake.
~By Michael Tilson Thomas ~


Music is like girlfriends to me; I'm continually astonished by the choices other people make.
~By David Lee Roth ~


The Phantom, as well as being backed up by that music, it just so was a role that I identified with so powerfully. From the first second that I walked on to perform.
~By Gerard Butler ~


The moment at which music reveals its true nature is contained in the ancient exercise of the theme with variations. The complete mystery of music is explained right there.
~By Pierre Schaeffer ~


There are a lot of bands who claim to be punk and they only play the music, they have no clue what it's all about. It's a lifestyle. It's not about popularity and all that crap.
~By Billie Joe Armstrong ~


They said I was a married mother of two but the record sounded like an indie album and they didn't know how to market it! This country is incredibly sexist, as is the music and media industry.
~By Siobhan Fahey ~


But then I go through long periods where I don't listen to things, usually when I'm working. In between the records and in between the writing I suck up books and music and movies and anything I can find.
~By Bruce Springsteen ~


Working with people, the musical part is one thing but the personal part is totally different and just as critical. If the friendship is there and it's a lasting friendship, then it will take care of itself.
~By John Mayall ~


For music, unlike a $500 software program, people are paying a buck or two a song, and it's those dollars and pennies that have to add up to pay for not just the cost of that song, but the investment in the next song.
~By Hilary Rosen ~


At the moment, in Britain we're facing such enormous cutbacks in education programs and music programs and art programs that you feel you are knocking your head against a brick wall.
~By Peter Maxwell Davies ~


I'd like to consider myself a versatile skater and I like to skate to different kinds of music.
~By Oksana Baiul ~


Music is like making love: either all or nothing.
~By Isaac Stern ~


My head works in music, so there's always music there.
~By Ben Harper ~


I'm into music for all different sorts of purposes.
~By Tom Jenkinson ~


My sense of divine brings with it a strange sound of music with its glories, a marvellous melody sounding like a multitude of flutes.
~By Paul Twitchell ~


I write emotional music.
~By Les Baxter ~


If you look at the timing of many of the Greek dramas from the theatrical point of view, it's all off, and I think the reason for that is that music played a very important part.
~By John Eaton ~


In my model, important interference phenomena arise when individual strata come into contact. These chaotic fluctuations are, I suppose, what my music is really 'about.'
~By Brian Ferneyhough ~


I'm very conscious that I want the dance audience to respond and respect what I'm doing, so I'm always very true to the music and I honour the music in the way I see it - I don't mess around with the music.
~By Matthew Bourne ~


We incorporate various electronic devices - the echo plugs and things like that. Actually, all we're trying to do is make that sound musical. As opposed to just making sounds, we do musical things with them.
~By Chico Hamilton ~


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


I need that aggressive attitude to play my music and more men have that attitude than women.
~By Lita Ford ~


The music industry over there seems to treat America like it's one territory even though they got offices in different parts of America - they're still quite sort of 'America is the territory.'
~By Sean Booth ~


Music is really all about experimentation and lots of trial and error. It's just mind-numbingly boring until you hit on something that works well.
~By Martin Gore ~


Work on good prose has three steps: a musical stage when it is composed, an architectonic one when it is built, and a textile one when it is woven.
~By Walter Benjamin ~


That's what I was trying to say when we were talking about sound. I think that every person, whether they play music or don't play music, has a sound - their own sound, that thing that you're talking about.
~By Ornette Coleman ~


The Internet is both great and terrible. As a source of information, a tool for delivering music and art, it's great. But spamming ads and piracy of music is terrible. It's stealing.
~By Gary Wright ~


Curtain! Fast music! Light! Ready for the last finale! Great! The show looks good, the show looks good!
~By Florenz Ziegfeld ~


I went to the London Academy Of Music and Dramatic Art and returned to New York where I started my career.
~By David Naughton ~


We simply write the kind of music we enjoy most and hope that our audience will enjoy it too.
~By Benny Anderson ~


Christina Aguilera is an incredible musician and singer.
~By Debbie Harry ~


Then when I got to Hollywood, the first musical I did was Festival in 1977.
~By Gregory Harrison ~


You are the music while the music lasts.
~By T. S. Eliot ~


I considered the years in Hollywood nothing but an interim. What I always wanted was to be was a musical comedy star.
~By Arlene Dahl ~


The musicians are really on board, they're doing a great job together. There is some kind of a good chemistry, I would say affectionate chemistry and it's a huge promise of success.
~By Lucien Bouchard ~


My reading is always about musical biographies. I have an innate interest and passion for that.
~By Nina Blackwood ~


It is only in his music, which Americans are able to admire because a protective sentimentality limits their understanding of it, that the Negro in America has been able to tell his story.
~By James Baldwin ~


I began composing works which were imitative of the music I was being told about. I was also very interested in translating the music into visual terms.
~By Henry Flynt ~


I think it was that we were really seasoned musicians. We had serious roots that spanned different cultures, obviously the blues.
~By Jimmy Page ~


We learned pretty early on in this band that you can't have snobbery in music.
~By Mike Shinoda ~


I feel very honored to be playing with Bill Pierce. He's such a great musician.
~By Kevin Eubanks ~


People today are still living off the table scraps of the sixties. They are still being passed around - the music and the ideas.
~By Bob Dylan ~


The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.
~By Johannes Sebastian Bach ~


Music is an extraordinary vehicle for expressing emotion - very powerful emotions. That's what draws millions of people towards it. And, um, I found myself always going for these darker places and - people identify with that.
~By Annie Lennox ~


Music is very influential to my writing, as are theater and film.
~By Jessica Hagedorn ~


Because it's dance music, you can't really have a lot of changing in there. It's really not for me because there's too much repetition. I like more diversity.
~By Ikue Mori ~


I spent most of the year in the studio for electronic music at a radio station in Cologne or in other studios where I produced new works with all kinds of electronic apparatus.
~By Karlheinz Stockhausen ~


I firmly believe that we have more latent musical talent in America than there is in any other country. But to dig it out there must be good music throughout the land, a lot of it. Everyone must hear it, and such a process takes time.
~By John Philip Sousa ~


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 ~


A lot of my success comes from black music. It's something I'm very proud of.
~By Michael Bolton ~


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 ~


Right, different generations come along, and discover the music, I think.
~By Wanda Jackson ~


All my concerts had no sounds in them; they were completely silent. People had to make up their own music in their minds!
~By Yoko Ono ~


I do like to be creative and I'm very lucky that I've been given different areas in which I'm able to do that - whether it be film or television or theatre or whatever. I'm also still into music and recording.
~By Richard O'Brien ~


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


In some ways Lester Young is the most complex rhythmically of any musician. He does some things which are just phenomenal.
~By Lee Konitz ~


Yes, but the great thing about all the people - and I don't think there is any exception - who I've worked with is they've all been very, very talented musicians.
~By Joan Armatrading ~


And my father was a comic. He could play any musical instrument. He loved to perform. He was a wonderfully comedic character. He had the ability to dance and sing and charm and analyze poetry.
~By Lynn Johnston ~


I'm probably writing music now for the same reason as I started writing songs when I was 14 - to meet women.
~By Billy Joel ~


The human voice is the first and most natural musical instrument, also the most emotional.
~By Klaus Schulze ~


Rock became an incredible commercial success, people just became bored with serious music, and it was forgotten.
~By Henry Flynt ~


I remember Tim telling me that he had an idea for a musical and he said to me that he was hoping that ABBA would be writing the music, which I thought was a pretty wild idea because they were obviously known very much as pop writers.
~By Elaine Paige ~


When I was younger, studying classical music, I really had to put in the time. Three hours a day is not even nice - you have to put in six.
~By Alicia Keys ~


I painted the picture, and in the colors the rhythm of the music quivers. I painted the colors I saw.
~By Edvard Munch ~


Selfishly, I make music for me. I like to make music. I like looking for songs. I like working with interesting musicians. I like producing records. It's something I will always do.
~By Herb Alpert ~


A jazz musician can improvise based on his knowledge of music. He understands how things go together. For a chef, once you have that basis, that's when cuisine is truly exciting.
~By Charlie Trotter ~


When you don't have a record label and you have been on your own as we have, you can look at all these other ways you can get in touch with other people and get music out there again.
~By Andy Taylor ~


I'm really a very weak musicologist. Wish it weren't so, but there's only so much you can dig deeply into in one lifetime, as if you hadn't noticed.
~By Wendy Carlos ~


I'm singing the music publisher's theme song - it ain't a commercial.
~By Hoagy Carmichael ~


I also had a brother who was like me a musician and a composer. A man of great talent, far more gifted than I. He died very young... he killed himself in the prime of his life.
~By Gustav Mahler ~


Country music has changed tremendously, so what now is considered country was not considered country at that time. We were doing stuff that probably could have been called country music today, but would certainly have not have fit in at that time.
~By Charlie Daniels ~


People my age don't always know where their music comes from.
~By Isaac Hanson ~


Register is very important. Music sounds best in a certain register.
~By Steve Lacy ~


But I'm also a music lover, and I'll always try a lot of different things.
~By Lee Ann Womack ~


One of the reasons we survive as a band is that we are seen as a band of today. We don't want to be seen as a band that tours and plays old songs. We feel that we are making the best music of our careers.
~By Andrew Fletcher ~


For anybody to say well this is not Hip Hop and that's not Hip Hop, that is not the way the formula was laid down. It was for the people who were going to continue take anything musically and string it along.
~By Grandmaster Flash ~


I'm preparing for a multimedia theater piece, Airport Music, that's coming up in New York City.
~By Jessica Hagedorn ~


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


Harpo Marx looks like a musical comedy.
~By Walter Kerr ~


Teens think listening to music helps them concentrate. It doesn't. It relieves them of the boredom that concentration on homework induces.
~By Marilyn vos Savant ~


Buddy Rich was one of the most incredible technicians in the world, on this planet, but the only people he could really impress, who knew what he was doing was another musician or another drummer.
~By Dick Dale ~


I think that's the great thing about music: It can communicate emotionally. And you don't have to necessarily get all of the words. I mean you have to know what is being said, but didn't you find even if you didn't get all of the words, you certainly get the emotion?
~By Ronny Cox ~


I think the whole question of meaning in music is difficult enough even if you hear me playing live right now in the same room! What I mean and what you take from it may be two quite different things anyway.
~By Evan Parker ~


If I hadn't of had music in my life, it's quite possible I'd be dead and I'd much rather be alive.
~By James Hetfield ~


It may not be the most popular but there is a place for it. I think about the kind of music I love, acoustic, melodic, and I guess it kind of took a bit of courage on my part to think I could be one of those songwriters.
~By Helen Slater ~


I think I infuse the music with a new passion. Part of this is because I have fallen in love: I am in love with the New York Philharmonic. The chemistry has just been right. Beyond expectation.
~By Lorin Maazel ~


There is nothing stable in the world; uproar's your only music.
~By John Keats ~


Since music has never had a Rembrandt, we have remained nothing more than musicians.
~By Morton Feldman ~


I loved the last album, and it was one hundred percent me. But this is like me two years later, who understands a little bit more about music and understands a little bit more about making an album. I wrote a lot more.
~By Jennifer Lopez ~


I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music.
~By Billy Joel ~


I grew up mostly with classical, big band, and a lot of Irish music - I really didn't start listening to rock and roll until I was maybe sixteen.
~By Moira Kelly ~


Music is a 24-hour-a-day thing for me.
~By Rick Springfield ~


I believe in using the entire piano as a single instrument capable of expressing every possible musical idea.
~By Oscar Peterson ~


I had pretty much raised my kids and my first wife and I were divorced, so I began, in earnest, to start my musical career again. Going for the big record deal and all of that.
~By Jimmy Carl Black ~


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

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