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A painter paints his pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence. We provide the music, and you provide the silence.
~By Leopold Stokowski ~


All musicians start out with ideals but hanging on to them in the face of media scrutiny takes real integrity. Tougher still is to live up to the ideals of your dedicated fans.
~By Billy Bragg ~


There's a lot of reflection that goes on whenever I write a song - it's been a wild whirlwind last couple of years and there's a lot to talk about, and hopefully that's evident in the music.
~By Nick Lachey ~


It is all about being open and paying attention to the music in your head. I think most people have original music playing in their heads from time to time.
~By Tommy Shaw ~


I'm developing a record company. I'm learning how to supervise music on a film.
~By Carson Daly ~


I always write with music. It takes me a while to figure out the right piece of music for what I'm working on. Once I figure it out, that's the only thing I'll play.
~By Kate DiCamillo ~


Music, I feel, must be emotional first and intellectual second.
~By Maurice Ravel ~


I think that most people who write about music just want to fill some paper. They're not really interested in getting to the heart of something. Otherwise, they wouldn't write what they write.
~By Tim Gane ~


Music is the melody whose text is the world.
~By Arthur Schopenhauer ~


You must have the music to justify an instrument's extensive use.
~By Steve Lacy ~


The '60s was one of the first times the power of music was used by a generation to bind them together.
~By Neil Young ~


I'll look at the script and I'll try to find as many books, movies, and pieces of music that I think are going to feed each scene or the character as a whole.
~By Josh Lucas ~


People say my music is English. I don't know what it is. Maybe it's not me writing English music, but that English music is becoming more like me.
~By Harrison Birtwistle ~


Because of the fashion, the young people don't have any access to the history of music, unless people like me revive it. There are very few people to revive it, because you can't earn any money doing it.
~By Bill Wyman ~


Music is my religion.
~By Jimi Hendrix ~


I've made a life and career as a professional musician.
~By Melissa Auf der Maur ~


The more a race is governed by its passions, the less it has acquired the habit of cautious and reasoned argument, the more intense will be its love of music.
~By Stendhal ~


Because I gave myself - I left school after the second semester of my junior year to pursue a career in music. and I gave myself five years to make it and I made it in three.
~By Ruben Studdard ~


The calm mind allows one to connect with the inner self, the Soul, the very source of our being. That's where the music lives. That's where my music comes from.
~By Clarence Clemons ~


Always, however brutal an age may actually have been, its style transmits its music only.
~By Andre Malraux ~


Apart from two periods of intense study, of music between the ages of 12 and 14 and of mathematics between the ages of 14 and 16, I coasted, daydreaming, through most of my school years.
~By James W. Black ~


I came to town thinking that everybody had the same idea of what country music was that I did.
~By Lee Ann Womack ~


My music isn't anything but me. It has jazz in it, and rock'n'roll, and it has an urgency to it.
~By Neil Young ~


What I am looking for... is an immobile movement, something which would be the equivalent of what is called the eloquence of silence, or what St. John of the Cross, I think it was, described with the term 'mute music'.
~By Joan Miro ~


Music is the expression of the movement of the waters, the play of curves described by changing breezes.
~By Claude Debussy ~


I'm hopefully touring with Colin Baker next year in Perfect Strangers. I have performed with Sylvia Simms in poetry and music evenings. I would love to do those for the rest of my career - they are so fun and witty.
~By Louise Jameson ~


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 ~


People sort of know me for that solo piano music I did.
~By John Cale ~


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 ~


It was an amazing adventure, it was my dream to be in an American musical... I really hope you are going to love what you are going to see.
~By Marion Cotillard ~


Even though there's no forum for me on the radio for the kind of music I sing anymore, I am still excited about having a career where I can sing the best music in the world, and people will come and hear me because of the hit records I've had in the past.
~By Johnny Mathis ~


Music remains the most strange of the materials because we don't understand what happens when music moves you.
~By Michael Tippett ~


The dance can reveal everything mysterious that is hidden in music, and it has the additional merit of being human and palpable. Dancing is poetry with arms and legs.
~By Charles Baudelaire ~


Mathematics is the music of reason.
~By James Joseph Sylvester ~


Poetry is plucking at the heartstrings, and making music with them.
~By Dennis Gabor ~


It's true that I tend to daydream. I'm the same person in business as I am in music: I can be distracted and absentminded. It's my style.
~By Gordon Getty ~


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 ~


In theory, I'd like to work in a group. But the group I'd like to work in, all the musicians in them are long since dead.
~By Robert Wyatt ~


Don't get me wrong, I've seen some very excellent women musicians.
~By Lita Ford ~


Even the most jingoistic person would have to admit that even American cultural music comes from Europe. That's what classical music is, real European music.
~By Sonny Rollins ~


The blues are like the fugue in 18th century. It's probably the music that belongs most to our time.
~By Michael Tippett ~


Soul music is timeless.
~By Alicia Keys ~


So it doesn't have to be happy music to be inspiring.
~By Bela Fleck ~


I've always been interested in shaping music in odd ways, with odd riffs and that's been probably something that I've continued on with my studies with improvisation as I'm working with people.
~By Roscoe Mitchell ~


So, it's a matter of that I want to take our music around the globe.
~By James Young ~


The collective conscience of a hundred musicians is no light burden. Think for a moment of what it would mean to a pianist if by some miracle every key of his instrument should suddenly become a living thing.
~By Charles Munch ~


It keeps me in touch with younger musicians who are constantly saying, 'Have you heard this new artist, or this new guitar player?' It keeps you reaching.
~By Gary Burton ~


The great thing about the Internet is that it allows people to find and consume music.
~By Andy Taylor ~


We'll be presenting a broad spectrum of the music and looking at how the younger guys can carry it on.
~By Keith Emerson ~


I haven't listened to much music lately; I've been out of it.
~By Adam Jones ~


Music is wonderful. Especially if there's some kind of content to it.
~By Debbie Harry ~


I have a big problem with piped music. I like either silence or to listen to it properly.
~By Sting ~


For years the Trio did nothing but play for musicians and other hip people. We practically starved to death.
~By Nat King Cole ~


I'm half Jewish, I'm half black, I look in-between. I dress funny. I play all these different styles of music on one record. It's like, What is he doing?
~By Lenny Kravitz ~


It is desirable that people make music on the breath, with the breath.
~By Dietrich Fischer Dieskau ~


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


Dancing, apart to music with a beat, is my legacy.
~By Chubby Checker ~


I thought people cared about music in a deep way, so I was writing to that spirit in people and in myself. It was me, thinking I knew what was up. Youth, who else can change the world?
~By Kevin Eubanks ~


I think It's a bit of a disappointment that a lot of people's Golden Age of music is still the '60s.
~By Jonny Greenwood ~


You can say battle or war or whatever, but in the end, it's music. It's not really violent in intent at all, it's really just about expression and celebrating that in itself.
~By Eric San ~


Knowing what I knew about Russia, as much as I loved the music and was fascinated by the songs and the whole idea of it, I knew it would be a very lengthy and frustrating process.
~By Marc Almond ~


I really like Alan Jackson, in Country Music. I think he's really very, very talented along with George Jones, and Merle Haggard, the same old favorites.
~By Tanya Tucker ~


No, writing musicals is the hardest thing in the world. And it was really funny, because I remember when the South Park movie came out, there were some critics that said, 'Well it's obvious that in order to get it to be 90 minutes they filled some time with music.'
~By Trey Parker ~


I have this massive love for the whole culture of pop music. It's my fascination, my ongoing passion.
~By Siobhan Fahey ~


Miles Davis turned his back to the audience when he came out on stage, and he offended people. But, he wasn't there to entertain; he was all about the music. I kind of do that.
~By Bobby McFerrin ~


The record company started as an adjunct to that, to give young composers their first recorded performances; to give young musicians their first debut on a recording. These are all things that big record companies would never touch because there is no money in it!
~By Gunther Schuller ~


I think one of the best things you can do, no matter what you play, is to take up piano. Music is based on chord changes and harmonies, and you can get 'em more out of an instrument like piano, where you can hear all the notes at once.
~By John Haley Sims ~


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 ~


I have to admit, I do not listen to much rock music.
~By Giorgio Moroder ~


The Stones are a different kind of group. I realized that when I joined them. It's not really so much their musical ability, it's just they have a certain kind of style and attitude which is unique.
~By Mick Taylor ~


Artist - musicians, painters, writers, poets, always seem to have had the most accurate perception of what is really going on around them, not the official version or the popular perception of contemporary life.
~By Billy Joel ~


Music is the best way for me to say I love you.
~By Mireille Mathieu ~


Change is always happening. That's one of the wonderful things about jazz music.
~By Maynard Ferguson ~


In the past, there's always been one leader that has led the pack to development of the music.
~By Herbie Hancock ~


I do listen to other music though, and try to pick up what is good.
~By Nusrat F. A. Khan ~


When someone pursues music through your music, that's the greatest accolade anybody can get.
~By Rick Springfield ~


We've mastered the art of making pretty music that makes you want to die.
~By Sean Kinney ~


Let's keep the music with us. We'll always have it.
~By Krist Novoselic ~


I think in certain areas the demand is greater than it has ever been, and my business is better than it's been in 30 years. The music business is so precarious, as you know-you've got to make it while you can make it, and that's exactly what we're doing.
~By George Shearing ~


I mean, just because you're a musician doesn't mean all your ideas are about music. So every once in a while I get an idea about plumbing, I get an idea about city government, and they come the way they come.
~By Jerry Garcia ~


I write the vocals last, because I wanted to invent the music first and push the music to the level that I had to compete against it.
~By Axl Rose ~


But nevertheless, it's music ultimately that matters in opera, and opera is a piece of music reaching out as a vision in sound reaching out to the world.
~By John Eaton ~


Not that there weren't great shows, and not that there wasn't plenty of fine music played. It's just that the consistency and the height of where we could take it, with the help of the audience, was less, I felt, in the '90s.
~By Phil Lesh ~


I never took a music lesson in my life, it just came naturally.
~By Wynonna Judd ~


Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.
~By Laurie Anderson ~


I walk my dogs. I garden a little. I play a bit of tennis. Basically when I have spare time I'm making music.
~By Bill Mumy ~


Darlin... be-bop is the music of the future.
~By Dexter Gordon ~


I'm still grappling with all the things most people resolve by the time they're 35. Maybe that's why I make music that is relevant to young people. I'm emotionally stuck at the age of 13.
~By Siobhan Fahey ~


The reflection of the world is blues, that's where that part of the music is at. Then you got this other kind of music that's tryin' to come around.
~By Jimi Hendrix ~


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 ~


I love X-Games music.
~By Jon Anderson ~


I love opera, I love writing for the voice, I love telling stories with music.
~By Anthony Davis ~


When I auditioned for my high school band the band director was excited because my father was known to be a great musician. When he heard me, he said 'Are you sure you're Ellis's son?'
~By Wynton Marsalis ~


It is better to make a piece of music than to perform one, better to perform one than to listen to one, better to listen to one than to misuse it as a means of distraction, entertainment, or acquisition of "culture."
~By John Cage ~


Music is the tool to express life - and all that makes a difference.
~By Herbie Hancock ~


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 ~


I may quit the music business someday, but never the music.
~By Dan Fogelberg ~


Country music is still your grandpa's music, but it's also your daughter's music. It's getting bigger and better all the time and I'm glad to be a part of it.
~By Shania Twain ~


Music is there to enrich your life and make you aware of things in a slightly different way.
~By Andrew Eldritch ~


Musical practice is too young an art in America to warrant a search for men with a conductor's gift.
~By Anton Seidl ~

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