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I've heard from writers and musicians and fans that they think I'm underrated.
~By Rick Springfield ~


The main thing that those two albums have in common aside from my music, which of course, a sense of it, you can recognize, it is that the bass on Infinite Search was playing much, much less like a bass.
~By Miroslav Vitous ~


Some are blessed with musical ability, others with good looks. Myself, I was blessed with modesty.
~By Roger Moore ~


The problem for me, still today, is that I write purely with one dramatic structure and that is the rite of passage. I'm not really skilled in any other. Rock and roll itself can be described as music to accompany the rite of passage.
~By Pete Townshend ~


As the mother teaches her children how to express themselves in their language, so one Gypsy musician teaches the other. They have never shown any need for notation.
~By Franz Liszt ~


The thing that's good about Hip Hop is that it has experimented with a lot of different sounds and music.
~By Afrika Bambaataa ~


After all, in today's music scene every band seems to steal from other bands.
~By Maynard James Keenan ~


I've been traveling all over the world for 25 years, performing, talking to people, studying their cultures and musical instruments, and I always come away with more questions in my head than can be answered.
~By Yo-Yo Ma ~


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 ~


So you do shorter versions of the hits, or you take out a long guitar solo or things like that to make time for the hits and new music as well. But I don't think any of us ever get to do as much new music as we would like to.
~By Lee Ann Womack ~


You know, there're no rules between Russell and I. We don't want to have to have to talk too much, because it's really precious, really special to play music.
~By Benny Green ~


Death is the king of this world: 'Tis his park where he breeds life to feed him. Cries of pain are music for his banquet.
~By George Eliot ~


Music can change the world because it can change people.
~By Bono ~


And it's very strange, but I think there is something very common - not only in Celtic music - but there is a factor or element in Celtic music that is similar in music that we find in Japan, the United States, Europe, and even China and other Asian countries.
~By Nobuo Uematsu ~


It's rather like attending a university seminar where you are talking to a few gifted specialists who deliver a paper to an audience of their peers. That's one way of making music.
~By Gavin Bryars ~


I think they saw me as something like a deliverer, a way out. My means of expression, my music, was a way in which a lot of people wished they could express themselves and couldn't.
~By Little Richard ~


I like blues but it is music I am too ignorant to understand.
~By Barry Gibb ~


I didn't really start writing music or lyrics or turning them into songs until I went to San Francisco.
~By Jello Biafra ~


We have such a high drop-out rate from musicians, said the head of the college. He was right - I dropped out before I even dropped in. Months later they were still asking what had happened to me, not realising that I was on a UK tour.
~By Holly Johnson ~


No, I've heard over the years that it's nice for them to see somebody who's like, you know, a well-known successful musician who's Asian. I've heard it from a few musicians, too.
~By James Iha ~


Music is the arithmetic of sounds as optics is the geometry of light.
~By Claude Debussy ~


Every music - except dance music, which is for dancing, I suppose - is for the spirit of the human being, and not for the body.
~By Klaus Schulze ~


I don't ever balk at being considered a Motown person, because Motown is the greatest musical event that ever happened in the history of music.
~By Smokey Robinson ~


I felt I really wanted to back off from music completely and just work within the visual arts in some way. I started painting quite passionately at that time.
~By David Bowie ~


I want to communicate through my music. If you want to know Geri Halliwell listen to my album: it tells you more about me than a documentary ever could.
~By Geri Halliwell ~


Giving life to music through skating was something I wanted to be known for.
~By Peggy Fleming ~


I run around, I listen to a lot of music, go to a lot of concerts. And when I see someone that gases me, I try to go out of my way to involve them somehow in what I'm doing or get involved in what they're doing.
~By John Zorn ~


I love seeing the fans of the music that I make.
~By Gavin Rossdale ~


Music commands how we feel, dictates what we experience in our feelings.
~By Sheryl Crow ~


My whole life is geared to play guitar. I play what I want when I want and I hope the listener gets as much pleasure listening to the music as I get playing it.
~By Jim Sullivan ~


I look in music magazines now and see things on Luther Allison, and my name's getting out there more, thanks to all the good people at Alligator Records and at my management company.
~By Luther Allison ~


And music was a very important part of our lives. The radio was on all day.
~By Ruben Blades ~


I'd rather have a hundred thousand or a million people saying I'm nuts and I'm crazy for my musical choices and what I've said lyrically, than a million people all raising their hand on the first day.
~By Chuck D. ~


I was introduced to country music around a campfire on a farm.
~By Gavin DeGraw ~


I give myself strength by staying away from any music.
~By Alannah Myles ~


I don't like painting flowers in my music. I like painting guts and pain.
~By Jonathan Davis ~


It definitely seems like we are connecting with people, which is nice, because I've had a lot of music do the same for me. It's not like I don't I understand why we get the reactions we do.
~By Jon Crosby ~


From the beginning, I wanted to make dance music with a human element to it.
~By Beth Orton ~


What is jazz? It, It's almost like asking, What is French? Jazz is a musical language. It's a musical dialect that actually embodies the spirit of America.
~By Branford Marsalis ~


For the introduction of a new kind of music must be shunned as imperiling the whole state; since styles of music are never disturbed without affecting the most important political institutions.
~By Plato ~


If I could believe the Quakers banned music because church music is so damn bad, I should view them with approval.
~By Ezra Pound ~


I was lucky enough to first meet Elvis at his house in Bel Air and he used to invite different artists, singers and musicians, to come and jam with him at his house.
~By Jackie DeShannon ~


There's an awful lot of resources that can be drawn upon in an improvised music concert.
~By Fred Frith ~


I can't think of one person I've ever met who didn't like some type of music.
~By Billy Joel ~


My music is about the journey, about love and the human experience.
~By Wynonna Judd ~


I was surprised to find that I missed doing the musical.
~By Delta Burke ~


My two great loves are music and horses.
~By Betty Buckley ~


I talked to ex-wives of musicians of the '70s for research. They're the funniest people in the world, yet there is this sad, beautiful thing in their eyes that says they've seen more than they could ever possibly tell you.
~By Kate Hudson ~


You are still lucky - you have a certain type of people who keep buying your music - but then you can get typecast and have to keep making that same music, and you can change only slightly. It's risky to bounce around and change your type of music.
~By Randy Bachman ~


I wanted to prove the sustaining power of music.
~By David Bowie ~


Back then people closed their eyes and listened to music. Today there's a lot of images that go with the music. A lot of music is crap and it's all commercial and the images are all trying to sell the record.
~By Neil Young ~


Not with the Rochester Philharmonic, but I formed my own orchestra, made up of musicians from the Eastman School, where I'm on the faculty now, direct the Jazz Ensemble and teach improvisation classes.
~By Chuck Mangione ~


I have never acknowledged the difference between serious music and light music. There is only good music and bad music.
~By Kurt Weill ~


Music is my life, it is a reflection of what I go through.
~By Lenny Kravitz ~


I saw The Sound of Music when I was 10 and thought that it was the most beautiful singing I had ever heard.
~By Lesley Garrett ~


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


I'm so happy to be able to give kids the opportunity to learn about amazing world of dance and music that I've have been lucky enough to make such a big part of my own life.
~By Britney Spears ~


I was a little bit wary of playing Nicholas. In the script, which I think is true of the novel and the film, he's the only character not singing and dancing in a musical style. Playing someone who is the personification of good is a little difficult.
~By Charlie Hunnam ~


I like Celtic folk music, Native American music, and any kind of early music. There isn't a lot of music that I don't like... except for Show Tunes.
~By Terri Windling ~


Younger players in this music often turn out to be middle aged; it is not a young music.
~By Derek Bailey ~


I enjoy the videos with the sound off, where you can look at the belly buttons and everything. Really some pretty girls, but I don't know about the music.
~By Merle Haggard ~


Earlier in my life, I performed a lot of music. Some of it because I felt it was a demonstration, or a representation of certain intellectual concepts that were very exciting and important.
~By Michael Tilson Thomas ~


I honestly don't listen to a lot of music - I spend so much time working at my own music.
~By Iris DeMent ~


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


My favorite type of music to sing is country, and my favorite type of music to listen to is country.
~By Scotty McCreery ~


I believe I became one of the first singers to be launched via television exposure. I guess I was a new kind of musical stylist for a new kind of media.
~By Brenda Lee ~


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


Ray Charles' revolutionary approach to music was also reflected in his politics and his deep and abiding commitment to Martin Luther King and the plight of African-Americans. Ray Charles may not have been on the front lines, but he put his money where his mouth was.
~By Diane Watson ~


I don't just come from a musical family, but from a musical community.
~By Lesley Garrett ~


If you want to make beautiful music, you must play the black and the white notes together.
~By Richard M. Nixon ~


It sounds really arrogant, but my music's my favourite music ever. I prefer it to anyone else's.
~By Richard D. James ~


I think another thing is that we don't really want exclusivity. We accept that it is in the artist's interest to be on sale in every place where they sell music.
~By Peter Gabriel ~


I've always loved music, very simply, as a vehicle to express myself and that hasn't changed.
~By David Coverdale ~


My musical heroes are people like Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie who wrote and sang real songs for real people; for everyone, old, young, and in between.
~By Tom Chapin ~


It's easy to get next to music theory, especially between your peers and music classes and so forth. You just pay attention. I had a good ear, so I realized that printed music was just about reminding you what to play.
~By Quincy Jones ~


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 ~


Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try.
~By Mary Kay Ash ~


Learning how to improvise really awakened my interest in music.
~By Carter Burwell ~


The studio is not the place to write. You need to be 75% ready when you go into the studio, and then the music can develop to the next stage.
~By Rick Wakeman ~


I hope we can keep doing it this way - making music and art that are pure products of our influences while not really having to let the whole celebrity side of it get in the way. Then maybe more virtual bands will come out and do the same thing.
~By Damon Albarn ~


I pick up the New York Times or Time and it's talking about the latest rock group, which I'm sure is exciting to some people, but it neglects a huge area of music.
~By George Crumb ~


City people live the city. We live in L.A., New York, we live in places where it's chaotic and you never know what's gonna happen. And that's the music - you never know what's gonna happen.
~By Alice Cooper ~


I wish I could blame it on the choreography, but it's not a musical. I just had a clumsy moment.
~By Delta Burke ~


And in an era where radio stations that are inclined to play Styx music are your classic rock stations and the stations that play current music look at us as dinosaurs - the only way we could reach people with our new music, generally, is to perform live.
~By James Young ~


Music is not man's invention, but his heritage from the blessed spirits.
~By Tomas Luis de Victoria ~


Truly fertile Music, the only kind that will move us, that we shall truly appreciate, will be a Music conducive to Dream, which banishes all reason and analysis. One must not wish first to understand and then to feel. Art does not tolerate Reason.
~By Albert Camus ~


Shooting this one was kind of like a two month party, we would literally play music between takes, and other movies that were shooting on our lot would play hookey, come over and hang out and stuff. We had a great time.
~By Mike Myers ~


Jazz of the sort we play is a happy, extroverted music. You don't have to think about it too much.
~By Chris Barber ~


Architecture in general is frozen music.
~By Friedrich von Schelling ~


Stone walls confine a tinker; cold iron binds a witch; but a musician's music can never be fettered, for it lives first in her heart and mind.
~By Charles de Lint ~


I believe 100 percent in the power and importance of music.
~By James Taylor ~


I have been interested in Irish traditional music for the past few years.
~By Nobuo Uematsu ~


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 ~


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've always recorded the same way. I put down as many ideas as I have, then strip them away at the mixdown. It's better to have too much music than not enough.
~By Dave Navarro ~


I was so frustrated in Sabbath after the last few albums. I just didn't like the musical direction Sabbath was going in.
~By Geezer Butler ~


There is something suspicious about music, gentlemen. I insist that she is, by her nature, equivocal. I shall not be going too far in saying at once that she is politically suspect.
~By Thomas Mann ~


My early childhood memories center around this typical American country store and life in a small American town, including 4th of July celebrations marked by fireworks and patriotic music played from a pavilion bandstand.
~By Frederick Reines ~


I've never believed that pop music is escapist trash. There's always a darkness in it, even amidst great pop music.
~By Thom Yorke ~


The day of the great jazz improviser who doesn't know how to read music is over.
~By Maynard Ferguson ~

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