Music Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Music

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I wrote music as soon as I knew notation.
~By Harrison Birtwistle ~


When I did the record, I was coming off a time when my contract had been sold and the music industry had changed a lot. I didn't understand how to make records for big labels. I was waiting for a new kind of record label to emerge.
~By Matthew Sweet ~


I didn't realize until I was older what a huge music fan my daddy really was, and actually that my grandma played banjo at one time, and I didn't even know that until a year or two ago.
~By Alan Jackson ~


I mean, making art is about objectifying your experience of the world, transforming the flow of moments into something visual, or textual, or musical, whatever. Art creates a kind of commentary.
~By Barbara Kruger ~


I just think it's a blessing that I was able to have the gift of words and to be able to put them into music. I was given a great gift all the way around. I didn't ever have to really go out and look for songs, you know.
~By Teena Marie ~


I don't spend a lot of time thinking of what they'll do musically, I try to imagine being locked into a windowless room with this person for twelve hours at a time. If you can look at that and think it might be fun then maybe you've got the right musician.
~By Leo Kottke ~


I love fantasy. I love horror. I love musicals. Whatever doesn't really happen in life is what I'm interested in. As a way of commenting on everything that does happen in life, because ultimately the only thing I'm really interested in is people.
~By Joss Whedon ~


People whose sensibility is destroyed by music in trains, airports, lifts, cannot concentrate on a Beethoven Quartet.
~By Witold Lutoslawski ~


I write emotional music.
~By Les Baxter ~


Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us.
~By Martin Luther ~


In music one must think with the heart and feel with the brain.
~By George Szell ~


I'm not really into gothic music, it's not really my type of scene but each to their own. I listen to pretty much anything.
~By Richard Fleeshman ~


You could say that everything the musicians have learned and known over the years, all of their technical resources, are in a dialogue with the things they are discovering every time, as if it was the first time.
~By Fred Frith ~


When it all started, record companies - and there were many of them, and this was a good thing - were run by people who loved records, people like Ahmet Ertegun, who ran Atlantic Records, who were record collectors. They got in it because they loved music.
~By David Crosby ~


That's kind of the mission statement for the label: to try to do great music that touches people's hearts.
~By Ricky Skaggs ~


I don't try to make 15 musicians sound like two each.
~By Les Baxter ~


So I am one of those bass players who can do something and musically, it was back then and now it is even more, if you noticed on the new album, I am not playing all the time anymore.
~By Miroslav Vitous ~


I don't listen to my own music at home.
~By Celine Dion ~


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 don't like rock. Honestly, I like to listen to it, but it's not for me. There's a lot of musical genres that I find interesting, but they don't suit me. It's one thing to listen to different genres, but to perform a genre that isn't yours is counterproductive.
~By Luis Miguel ~


I actually may do a musical next year... not one that I've written; one that I may star in. Plus my concert and other people's work and all of a sudden you've got a very full life.
~By Harvey Fierstein ~


I wanted something that had the feel of a complete band and a variety of instrument. Apart from doing the album for musical satisfaction, I felt it was an important statement for other women - showing you don't have to rely on other people to do things for you.
~By Danielle Dax ~


I'm not in it for the money. I like music. I love to write music. I can't imagine myself not playing or singing or writing. It would just drive me crazy if I didn't.
~By Paul Simon ~


I work with youth offenders in LA, I've heard them speak and see how music manipulates them.
~By Lisa Bonet ~


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


All a musician can do is to get closer to the sources of nature, and so feel that he is in communion with the natural laws.
~By John Coltrane ~


Music has an intrinsic value that touches Americans - they love their music, and want more.
~By Hilary Rosen ~


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


I had a vision how it should sound and I put all my knowledge into this product and it is a fantastic product. People still tell me that I have the best musical thing there.
~By Miroslav Vitous ~


My dad took me to all the best rock and punk shows when I was growing up and music has always been a part of my life. So I'm very interested in the music scene and I suppose that's why I've ended up going out with musicians. Dave Pirner is still one of my best friends.
~By Winona Ryder ~


Ain't nobody making music to not be heard and the easiest way to be heard is to be on the radio, but you should never compromise who you are, your values or your morals.
~By Talib Kweli ~


In country music the lyric is important and the melodies get a little more complex all the time, and you hear marvelous new singers who are interested in writing and interpreting a lyric and in all form of popular music.
~By Dinah Shore ~


I think possibly the first film that has music as its leading character.
~By Peter Shaffer ~


There's no way I can compete with someone who can write rap or rock and roll. Nor do I wish to. But I've always kept up to date with music changes. I worked very hard not to type myself.
~By Elmer Bernstein ~


A tour is the most intense, stimulating way to hear music; it's the best form to receive it. There's genuine excitement from people. I feel like we've stepped up a level.
~By Julian Casablancas ~


I love a lot of things, and I'm pretty much obsessive about most things I do, whether it be gardening, or architecture, or music. I'd be an obsessive hairdresser.
~By Gates McFadden ~


All old music was modern once, and much more of the music of yesterday already sounds more old-fashioned than works which were written three centuries ago.
~By Peter Warlock ~


The ideal situation would be to bypass all of the drama and mayhem and just get the music right to the people. I'm confident that we'll eventually figure it out.
~By Debbie Gibson ~


For me it was really important to get the essence out of the music for the story and not, sort of, press the music into the service of the whimsical telling of it.
~By Graeme Murphy ~


You're playing serious music, and you want to be taken seriously. When they get my age wrong on the program, I wish they'd make me older.
~By Leila Josefowicz ~


I want to do all types of music, music for all people. I want my music to be encouraging, to help people.
~By Fantasia Barrino ~


I had the fortunate experience to play with people from different schools of music. Sam Rivers is from the fundamentalist school of music.
~By Kevin Eubanks ~


Anybody who thinks pop music's easy should try to make a pop single and find out that it isn't.
~By Robert Wyatt ~


I mean as long as I have been doing music I know I am only 30% of what I could be and want to be.
~By Tim McGraw ~


I don't think there is much American music.
~By Harrison Birtwistle ~


I suppose I would still be a communicator, maybe a musician.
~By Conrad Hall ~


They've been brought up on the best music. It's gonna be so good.
~By Sean Booth ~


I think the feelings in my music were suggested to me before I even had the ability to play music.
~By John Frusciante ~


The whole rise of new adult contemporary music and smooth jazz was a nice surprise.
~By Kenny G ~


Our music comes from our hearts - and it always has.
~By Lars Ulrich ~


There are times when what's happening in rock is the best music in the world, and there are times when there is nothing worthwhile at all.
~By Carla Bley ~


I'm in the music business for one purpose - to make money.
~By Nat King Cole ~


I am really a very shy person. If I appear, it is because of the music, not because I want to be seen.
~By Enya ~


Well, a few years ago I think I could have given you a more enthusiastic answer about that but in the last few years, for the first time in my life, I really haven't listened to much music. I used to work with music on and now I don't.
~By Ann Beattie ~


I have a musical called Goodbye and Good Luck, based on a Grace Paley short story. I also have King Island Christmas, and there are 20 different productions of it this year.
~By David Friedman ~


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


High school music teachers... nobody makes a living off it.
~By David Ogden Stiers ~


Music will save the world.
~By Pablo Casals ~


I grew up to the sound of live music in our Brooklyn household.
~By Tony Visconti ~


The way that I got involved with microtonal music was, frankly, through jazz.
~By John Eaton ~


The kind of music or the kind of arrangements that I do, the kind of musicians I choose, is just what I like to hear.
~By Erykah Badu ~


Yes, indeed, in fact I would tell you that we go out of our way to be true to the original feeling and sort of sonic and musical pallet that we painted with back then.
~By James Young ~


In fact, jazz has such a great feeling and great emotional content that it really doesn't require you to have technical understanding of it. I think you just have to allow your feelings to go with the music and you will find yourself carried along by it fairly quickly.
~By Dave Holland ~


Well unfortunately I didn't work with Andre much. But rap is a strong presence in the culture and anyone is going to grateful for its appearance, grateful for any kind of music that has the kind of effect that rap has had on us all.
~By Harvey Keitel ~


I love to read. I love to stretch. In the morning, I get up, and if I'm not in a hurry, I will lie on the floor on a rug, look through some books and magazines, and maybe listen to music and try to do stretching exercises to tune up.
~By Jackson Browne ~


If our music survives, which I have no doubt it will, then it will because it is good.
~By Jerry Goldsmith ~


I just happened to start playing music for the conceptual ideas.
~By Kim Gordon ~


Since the big band started I'm just always swamped with movies and things. It certainly pays the bills and it's very satisfying, because I get to write all these big charts and all this crazy music.
~By Brian Setzer ~


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 ~


Having good health, being able to breathe and be happy, that's one of the most beautiful gifts. On top of that, I have the gift to play music and make people happy through that. I'm just telling you from my heart, I'm so in love with life.
~By Roy Ayers ~


But to me the actual sound of the words is all important; I feel always that the words complete the music and must never be swallowed up in it.
~By Lotte Lehmann ~


I appreciate an audience that reacts to the music, even if they jump on stage and try to beat us up, I think that's a fantastic reaction. I think that they're really hearing something then.
~By Alice Cooper ~


I play a musical instrument a little, but only for my own amazement.
~By Fred Allen ~


I'm really fed up with all the credibility talk. A lot of times it seems to be more important than the music. Well, I guess for a lot of people it actually is. We don't care for credibility.
~By Mark McGrath ~


I write the music because I can't really write lyrics. But I can write chords like Robin's never heard of. So I provide the music for them to add the lyrics to.
~By Maurice Gibb ~


Yes, the audience is so important to Negro music, especially the element of call and response.
~By Archie Shepp ~


I think it was 37 years that I did music.
~By Barbara Mandrell ~


Mike Patton is a genius... It is definitely the hardest music I've ever played.
~By Dave Lombardo ~


I don't like to be labeled, to be anything. I've made the mistake before myself of labeling my music, but it's counter-productive.
~By Neil Young ~


One of the things I particularly enjoyed doing was taking raw sound from locations during the film, like the candy machine, and writing pieces of music to go with them, which is totally unnecessary within the context of the film, because they have their own logic.
~By Fred Frith ~


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 ~


I've dated the sweet mama's boy, the musician rocker, the struggling artist - basically a lot of people without jobs.
~By Alyssa Milano ~


Music is always a commentary on society.
~By Frank Zappa ~


Other people notice the same things but they don't think to put it to music.
~By Ian Hunter ~


Emphasis on the common emotive or affective origins of music and words in the first cries of humankind undermines words.
~By Jean Philippe Rameau ~


There's a place for all types of country music as long as there is honesty and realness and a real human experience for the fans.
~By Wynonna Judd ~


We probably, as primitive people, made music before we actually had a language, and that's where language comes from.
~By Debbie Harry ~


I come from the performance world, but the idea of a worship song is different. It's useful music.
~By John Tesh ~


To me, I'm for a band whose forefront is the music.
~By Phil Anselmo ~


At one time, I was persuaded to want to make music, and people answered me that that was not possible.
~By Yannick Noah ~


The most important thing is to follow your instinct and get involved with some friends who have similar tastes and aspirations and like music as much as you do.
~By Mick Taylor ~


Music makes me high on stage, and that's the truth. It's like being almost addicted to music.
~By Jimi Hendrix ~


And I like music, too, I like playing music.
~By Beau Bridges ~


I just prefer instrumental. I don't need to hear what other people are singing. And if I need music as a backdrop to work or to think, I need to have that part of the brain clear - I don't need people feeding their fantasies into my vision.
~By Lydia Lunch ~


In 'thinking up' music I usually have some kind of a brass band with wings on it in back of my mind.
~By Charles Ives ~


I don't know why, it's the same reason why you like some music and you don't like others. There's something about it that you like. Ultimately I don't find it's in my best interests to try and analyze it, since it's fundamentally emotional.
~By Jerry Garcia ~


I grew up in a time when being a musician and learning to be a musician was actually very wonderful.
~By Bobby McFerrin ~


I'm always looking to create new avenues or new visions of music.
~By Herbie Hancock ~


In the 1970s, for all the Stevie Wonders, I'm sure there were five artists that were making forgettable music.
~By John Legend ~


Perhaps of all the most basic elements of music, rhythm most directly affects our central nervous system.
~By George Crumb ~

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October 25 ,2021
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