Music Quotes And Sayings

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Personally, I can't see how anyone can produce any beautiful music out of being angry.
~By Chico Hamilton ~


How did this or that change my music? The only time I have to think about it is when an interviewer asks me that.
~By Klaus Schulze ~


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 ~


If you're a musician and an artist, you don't just stop.
~By Siobhan Fahey ~


I write the music, produce it and the band plays within the parameters that I set.
~By Sting ~


The fact is that great musical pieces take and hold the stage because they provide great emotional experiences.
~By Sarah Caldwell ~


I think every age has a medium that talks to it more eloquently than the others. In the 19th century it was symphonic music and the novel. For various technical and artistic reasons, film became that eloquent medium for the 20th century.
~By Walter Murch ~


Instrumental music is increasingly marginalized and there's just no outlet, there's no venue for it, in terms of media.
~By David Sanborn ~


I thought I had swell ideas, and wonderful musicians, but the hell of it, no one else did.
~By Glenn Miller ~


I have always abhorred the business end of music.
~By Mark Edwards ~


We've worked very hard as a band and would like to think we've got this far on the strength of our music.
~By Caroline Corr ~


I want to play music when I want, write a song if I want or watch a baseball game if I want.
~By John Lee Hooker ~


I grew up in Ohio, and I was a musicologist since I was little; it is all that I would ever read.
~By Nina Blackwood ~


Personally, I just think rap music is the best thing out there, period. If you look at my deck in my car radio, you're always going to find a hip-hop tape; that's all I buy, that's all I live, that's all I listen to, that's all I love.
~By Eminem ~


Success breeds volume, and it's just amazing how many young writers, artists, and musicians there are in town.
~By Steven Curtis Chapman ~


A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself.
~By Abraham Maslow ~


Music can be so disturbing and frustrating. I mean the business side of it. The actual making music part is fun, but the business side of it is just so out of control, has nothing to do with anything.
~By Dweezil Zappa ~


I was rather disappointed, because the one thing I wanted to gain from that opportunity was to add something to his music, and have him add something to mine.
~By Michael Nyman ~


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


I was involved in music, acting, and some running, but my firm wish was to become a doctor. That was the formative age when I had decided on the pattern of my career.
~By Roger Bannister ~


We just make music. For I never stop working.
~By Dennis Brown ~


Yeah, I've always sung, and I always try to find a way for music to be in my life.
~By Lauren Ambrose ~


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


I have strong sentiments toward Iran, since I distinguish between the Iranian regime and the Iranian people. I highly esteem Iranian music and culture.
~By Moshe Katsav ~


John was great to work with, and a lot of fun. I wish I'd had the chance to make more music with him, of course, and to get to know him better.
~By Tony Levin ~


Finally, I was no longer a student and was making music for myself.
~By Kenny G ~


I like Rufus Wainwright a whole lot. He makes me wanna be even more musical.
~By Edie Brickell ~


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 ~


Sometimes when you start losing detail, whether it's in music or in life, something as small as failing to be polite, you start to lose substance.
~By Benny Goodman ~


Well, I would say that music just happens with me, I'm not in the driver's seat when I am at the piano, the piano is.
~By Vanessa Carlton ~


Somehow in the 20th Century an idea has developed that music is an activity or skill which is not comprehensible to the man in the street. This is an arrogant assertion and not necessarily a true one.
~By Gavin Bryars ~


The music is a personal expression, like art. It is something that you like doing that comes from within, and is an expression that comes from God. That is why artists are beautiful and why people who copy are not really artistic.
~By Michael Schenker ~


I would like to do a science fiction film some day. Star Wars seems really to have destroyed the genre, which at one time offered great musical opportunities.
~By Carter Burwell ~


Music and woman I cannot but give way to, whatever my business is.
~By Samuel Pepys ~


The true beauty of music is that it connects people. It carries a message, and we, the musicians, are the messengers.
~By Roy Ayers ~


I think listening to real classic soul material made me learn how to feel music that's sung.
~By Gavin DeGraw ~


Rock stardom and all that stuff like that was never like my main M.O., my main M.O. is musical growth, and if I become a rock star in the process, great!
~By Kip Winger ~


Jazz to me is a living music. It's a music that since its beginning has expressed the feelings, the dreams, hopes, of the people.
~By Dexter Gordon ~


I don't really live like a musician myself. I think music is just something that I do, but I'd like to be doing lots of other things. I like to cure all kinds of illness.
~By Ornette Coleman ~


Music is a dialogue.
~By Alex Van Halen ~


Music has the power to bring people together like no other art form.
~By Michael Franti ~


I think it's like music for the sake of music, and a lot of the words stem from liking music a lot, wanting to be a good band and having a good sense of humour, and living in a situation where we're free to pretty much do what we want.
~By Jon Fishman ~


Once I was checking to hotel and a couple saw my ring with Blues on it. They said, 'You play blues. That music is so sad.' I gave them tickets to the show, and they came up afterwards and said, 'You didn't play one sad song.'
~By Buddy Guy ~


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've never got on with the British press because they've always given me such a hard time. Once they build a band up they just want to do people down. They shouldn't concentrate on the colour of someone's shirt they should listen to the music.
~By Andrew Eldritch ~


We were raised in an Italian-American household, although we didn't speak Italian in the house. We were very proud of being Italian, and had Italian music, ate Italian food.
~By Francis Ford Coppola ~


That's why people listen to music or look at paintings. To get in touch with that wholeness.
~By Corita Kent ~


I'd rather let the music speak for itself.
~By Serj Tankian ~


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 ~


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 ~


The type of music I like to sing is really those classic songs, those Barbara Streisand, Celine Dion, Frank Sinatra, classics.
~By Jacob Lusk ~


I believe that there are many interesting projects that are potentially possible for me other than game music, and therefore in my mind there are several things that are being contemplated.
~By Nobuo Uematsu ~


I like to make music, I like rap music. Even if I'm white, I support that music. If I want to support it or any other white kid wants to support it more power to them.
~By Kid Rock ~


Independent artists and labels have always been the trend setters in music and the music business.
~By Shawn Fanning ~


I hate most of what constitutes rock music, which is basically middle-aged crap.
~By Sting ~


We deliberately used elements from Brazilian music and from African and Asian music. Now people can hear that but then it sounded so abstract, they couldn't hear it.
~By Arto Lindsay ~


Certainly tolerance and acceptance were at the forefront of my music.
~By Bruce Springsteen ~


I've always wanted to introduce hip-hop filmmaking to film. There's hip-hop art, dance, music, but there really isn't hip-hop film. So I was trying to do that.
~By Darren Aronofsky ~


Every milieu has something ridiculous about it - film-making, the music world, painting - because people who take themselves seriously become funny pretty quickly.
~By Rebecca Miller ~


So I think it was a good thing It was a little surreal watching Leo scream 'I'm not going to die today!' with our music playing - that was the last thing on my mind when I wrote the song.
~By Jon Crosby ~


So that I saw music as a way of documenting realities from the urban cities of Latin America.
~By Ruben Blades ~


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 ~


I did a concert... in September with the Berlin Philharmonic... They're great musicians, and there's always something to learn from them.
~By Cecilia Bartoli ~


I am disappointed in the music business, I feel like a lot of people in the music business are phoney, there's a lot of people who will abuse and take my kindness.
~By Blu Cantrell ~


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 ~


I don't think I'm really so unique. If every black person looked at their life they would quickly discover that they have been influenced by every type of music prevalent in America.
~By Roy Ayers ~


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 went through all the musicians in my life who I admire as bright, intelligent, virtuosic players.
~By David Bowie ~


For a while we were chasing a book by Graham Greene to do Brighton Rock as a musical. We didn't get the rights, so we decided to create something from scratch, with Jonathan. By that time we were big fans of his work.
~By Neil Tennant ~


I claimed identity as Jewish musicians for political reasons, because most of us were touring in Germany and, at this time, twelve years ago, there was a strong resurgence of Nazism in the places we were touring and part of that was on the music scene.
~By Marc Ribot ~


They were looking for actors - real actors - who could play instruments. There was a lot of improvisation and scene work involved in addition to the music. The auditions went on for a long time.
~By Micky Dolenz ~


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 ~


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


Extreme volume in music very often disguises a lack of actually important content.
~By Michael Tilson Thomas ~


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 ~


My older brother and myself always played together in bands, but we never knew we would be professional musicians.
~By Wynton Marsalis ~


If you had ever heard my album you would know that I could never consider the music business!
~By Dwayne Hickman ~


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 ~


They've pursued their own agendas, and they've done what they've wanted to do and not pursued traditional careers in the music industry. They've followed their own instincts, and they are in many ways maverick performers.
~By Neil Tennant ~


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've held onto little musical sketches that I thought could be useful, and the more time that I spend doing them for each film, then the more I have to draw on.
~By Mike Figgis ~


And of course, the musician - if he's serious - always answers: My last album is my best, otherwise I wouldn't have done it.
~By Klaus Schulze ~


I actually am always a music first person.
~By Duncan Sheik ~


When I'm on tour, I'm in a new city every single night, and the energy and the crowds and the kids and the screaming and them knowing every single word of my music and being onstage is such an energetic feeling with a big payoff.
~By Hilary Duff ~


Country music is the people's music. It just speaks about real life and about truth and it tells things how they really are.
~By Faith Hill ~


I love to sing! To be in a movie with musical number is the coolest thing ever!
~By Ashley Tisdale ~


Music is an art form too. Sometimes other forms of art can be inspiring to the musician.
~By Ken Hill ~


I got to where I couldn't listen to country radio. Country music is supposed to have steel and fiddle. When I hear country music, it should be country.
~By Gretchen Wilson ~


I don't mind what the market is, but why is it vapid? If they're such a bunch of idiots, why don't you show them good music instead? They're not going to know the difference.
~By Kristin Hersh ~


THE GODS was my first professional band and I learned a lot during that time. It was very cool playing with so many great musicians as it helped me to learn.
~By Ken Hensley ~


I didn't know much about him, and I wasn't a big country music fan. I listened to the Beatles and David Bowie, so I didn't know a lot about him.
~By Joaquin Phoenix ~


Minimalism now is a reaction to what came before. It's absolutely of its time. Music moved into the set theory thing, and moved out of it.
~By Harrison Birtwistle ~


Being in the music business is a totally different industry right there.
~By Christina Milian ~


But then when he left, I realized that it was harder to write songs and feel spiritually connected to art and music as a band. When he came back I felt it again, instantaneously.
~By Anthony Kiedis ~


To say that an artist sells out means that an artist is making a conscious choice to compromise his music, to to weaken his music for the sake of commercial gain.
~By Ken Burns ~


Hopefully people can see my music is tethered to my brain.
~By John Mayer ~


You'd go in, read the script once for timing and then you would sit around and play games. The sound effects people would come in and we would do a dress rehearsal so they could get the effects and the music cues in place. Then you would wait until you went on the air.
~By Dick York ~


Last year in Germany at a town hall in Leipzig there was a game music concert played by the orchestra and some of the Final Fantasy scores were played. This year there is another concert scheduled in the same location, for game music.
~By Nobuo Uematsu ~


I don't care much about music. What I like is sounds.
~By Dizzy Gillespie ~


I loved music, and in my ninth year at MIT, I decided to buy a hi-fi set. I figured that all I needed to do was look at the specifications. So I bought what looked like the best one, turned it on, and turned it off in five minutes, the sound was so poor.
~By Amar Bose ~

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