We have collected the best Music Quotes by famous authors including Lil Durk, Prince, Ludwig van Beethoven, Quentin Tarantino, Al Green and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.
I let my team pick what order the records go. I don’t pick my own records. I’m a fan of my music regardless so you have to think outside of the box.
The music industry is a matrix that is counter to what is natural and right.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Ludwig van Beethoven
To me, movies and music go hand in hand. When I’m writing a script, one of the first things I do is find the music I’m going to play for the opening sequence.
The music is the message, the message is the music. So that’s my little ministry that the Big Man upstairs gave to me – a little ministry called love and happiness.
If you have a good music tone of the day, it puts everybody in the right mindset.
Kanye West is a brilliant poet and artist. He and I work in a very similar way. We feel the vibration, the power of something, and it inspires us to create, whether it is music or design. It is the same process. Working with Kanye is a joy and great privilege. In 2012, we did collaboration together.
Gospel music to me has always been a balm for the soul. It has been able to usher in the spirit, usher in worship, true worship and praise, healing. I find the music to be very good at healing and the passion, you know, which is a testimony being told in song.
Entertainment came out of this thing called a television, and it was gray. Most of the films that we saw at the cinema were black and white. It was a gray world. And music somehow was in color.
The century of airplanes has a right to its own music.
I try to make music with emotion and integrity. And authenticity. You can feel when something’s authentic, and you can feel when it’s not: you know when someone’s trying to make the club record, or trying to make the girl record, or trying to make the thug record. It’s none of that. It’s just my emotions.
Music is well said to be the speech of angels.
The only love affair I have ever had was with music.
I just change with the times. I really don’t have a say in what’s going on. Music was here before me.
No matter where I’m at in life, whether I’m in the music industry, rich, poor, everybody need love in their life. Gangsta or not, everybody need love in their life. You can’t act too hard about that.
A Boogie wit da Hoodie
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.
I’ve said that playing the blues is like having to be black twice. Stevie Ray Vaughan missed on both counts, but I never noticed.
B. B. King
The true beauty of music is that it connects people. It carries a message, and we, the musicians, are the messengers.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings, there is music in the spacing of the spheres.
When I was younger, I used to do that a lot: I would hear a part of a song that would really relax me and then put it on repeat. That would send me to sleep. It was quite obvious classical music, people like Penguin Cafe Orchestra, Erik Satie, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel.
Music should probably provide answers in terms of lyrical content, and giving people a sense of togetherness and oneness, as opposed to being alone in their thoughts and dilemmas or regrets or happiness or whatever.
If one plays good music, people don’t listen and if one plays bad music people don’t talk.
A lot of music is mathematics. It’s balance.
Dre was one of my heros in the music industry. If he’s not down for his homeboys, I don’t wanna be a part of him or around him.
What can a pencil do for all of us? Amazing things. It can write transcendent poetry, uplifting music, or life-changing equations; it can sketch the future, give life to untold beauty, and communicate the full-force of our love and aspirations.
Well, I didn’t really grow up playing or listening to metal, like many of the kids I went to school with. I only got into it in my late teens, so when Marilyn Manson formed, it was at a time when I was still excited about approaching music from that angle.
Choreography is mentally draining, but there’s a pleasure in getting into the studio with the dancers and the music.
Through literacy you can begin to see the universe. Through music you can reach anybody. Between the two there is you, unstoppable.
I had to listen to the classical music because it calms me down, calms my nerves down.
Music for me is not just being on a stage and singing. It’s my coping mechanism.
When you have the power of music within your soul and your heart, nothing can stop you.
Music is part of us, and either ennobles or degrades our behavior.
I was raised in a Catholic school, and I would always go to church on Sunday, and I would hear the same music over and over and over and over again, same gospels, hymns, everything.
I also think something that makes the whole live performance fun for me is that I love my music.
I don’t really need to be remembered. I hope the music’s remembered.
It’s the music that brings us together.
Apart from Scottish traditional music, I wasn’t really influenced by any kind of music. I just basically followed my own instincts.
I would like to be a terrorist for music education – to make a complete reform, all over the world.
It doesn’t matter the kind of music, it doesn’t matter whether it’s a cowboy hat or a yarmulke. I don’t care if it’s outer space or pop, the spirit is the same.
David Lee Roth
In its beginnings, music was merely chamber music, meant to be listened to in a small space by a small audience.
When you get down to it, the way that the music affects you individually is the most important thing, and when you let things like the location of a band get in the way or have an effect on your overview, you’re cheating yourself out of a really good time.
My favorite room in my house is my bedroom; my private space where I can go to do my reading or listen to music.
Cinematography is infinite in its possibilities… much more so than music or language.
Music is a powerful tool in galvanizing people around an issue. There’s no better way to get your point across than to put it in a beautiful song.
Medicine to produce health must examine disease; and music, to create harmony must investigate discord.
I am not against songs in films. We come from an oral tradition of storytelling. I have grown up listening to epics in oral rendition and oral rendition always had music.
With the Neal Morse Band, we’re doing progressive music with a harder edge; it’s a little more in Dream Theater territory for me. Flying Colors is a little more poppy, it’s more Radiohead, Muse, and Coldplay territory, so I approach that drumming in a different way.
Absolutely, I never stop working on new music.
Here’s how I understand music. If you can play the same bunch of noise twice, it’s music. To go beyond that is supercilious and pontificating.
My dad’s name is Robert Stafford. His music name is R. L. Stafford; he makes gospel music.
Lil Nas X
Music is critical in our lives and culture. It’s the inspiration that drives us. It’s also the window to our souls. It’s a reflection as to who we are, what we stand for and where we’re going.
I think Ray Charles did as much as anybody when he did his country music album. Ray Charles broke down borders and showed the similarities between country music and R&B.
A good compromise, a good piece of legislation, is like a good sentence; or a good piece of music. Everybody can recognize it. They say, ‘Huh. It works. It makes sense.’
I just want to make music, I don’t want people to talk about me. All I’ve ever wanted to do was sing. I don’t want to be a celebrity. I don’t want to be in people’s faces, you know, constantly on covers of magazine that I haven’t even known I’m on.
Yoga is almost like music in a way; there’s no end to it.
I had experiences or exposure to music in church. I went to a church, it was very unique. It was a predominantly African American Catholic church. So they would have – one mass would be traditional church music, and then the other mass would be gospel music.
Good music acts a healer, it makes you positive.
Music is intended and designed for sentient beings that have hopes and purposes and emotions.
Of all the music that reached farthest into heaven, it is the beating of a loving heart.
Henry Ward Beecher
Music my rampart, and my only one.
Edna St. Vincent Millay
No, I can’t do rap music!
I had spent many years pursuing excellence, because that is what classical music is all about… Now it was dedicated to freedom, and that was far more important.
I think what people are attracted to about me, if anything, is my passion. People got exposed to my passion through music and song first.
I don’t like to talk about typical things in my music – my music is more about real life situations.
When I first started out in this music industry, I was most concerned with freedom. Freedom to produce, freedom to play all the instruments on my records, freedom to say anything I wanted to.
Although I am basically self taught, I consider Debussy my teacher – the most important elements are colour, light and shadow.
To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it’s about, but the inner music that words make.
Music is the expression of the movement of the waters, the play of curves described by changing breezes.
One of the biggest obstacles I’ve overcome in my life was thinking I didn’t deserve to be successful. Artistically I’m not as much of a heavyweight as someone like Paul Simon or Joni Mitchell, because I’m not a creator of original music, and I worried about that for years.
I think the ’60s was a great time for music, especially for rock and roll. It was the era of The Beatles, of The Stones, and then later on The Who and Zeppelin. But at one point in the ’70s, it just kind of became… mellow.
We started out because we love music and dancing.
If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music.
Music rhythms are mathematical patterns. When you hear a song and your body starts moving with it, your body is doing math. The kids in their parents’ garage practicing to be a band may not realize it, but they’re also practicing math.
So long as the human spirit thrives on this planet, music in some living form will accompany and sustain it and give it expressive meaning.
I like to sit around the pool, listen to music, barbecue, grill, stuff like that. Just the guy next door, I guess.
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Music is love, love is music, music is life, and I love my life. Thank you and good night.
A. J. McLean
Nothing is written in stone. So don’t prepare yourself for a long and lucrative career. You might die tomorrow. Your gold holdings might become dust. Just make the music you want to make now and enjoy it.
The storytelling in country music is so powerful.
My horizon on humanity is enlarged by reading the writers of poems, seeing a painting, listening to some music, some opera, which has nothing at all to do with a volatile human condition or struggle or whatever. It enriches me as a human being.
Music is an expression of individuality; it’s how you see the world. All art is, for that matter. You take how you experience the world, interpret it, and send it out there – express it – whether it’s sculpture, dance or singing.
When we say ‘Blackpink in your area,’ we’re literally saying we’re in your area with good music, with good energy – we’re here for you.
What’s missing from pop music is danger.
I love retro culture. I love retro games; I love retro music.
A fashion show is like a 10-minute play, but there’s all this anticipation; Everyone arriving, finding their seats, then there’s 10 minutes of people walking past and clothes and music, then the whole thing is finished.
People often complain that music is too ambiguous, that what they should think when they hear it is so unclear, whereas everyone understands words. With me, it is exactly the opposite, and not only with regard to an entire speech but also with individual words.
Lean your body forward slightly to support the guitar against your chest, for the poetry of the music should resound in your heart.
I come from a background of experimental music which mingled real sounds together with musical sounds.
I’m always gonna be all over my CD the most, of course. My talent is my talent. I ain’t really tripping off no ego; I just like to make good music with good people.
Atlanta is down south, the club. So the most thing played down there is club music. Everybody wants a hit.
Lil Uzi Vert
If you are already happy, music heightens your joy.
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.’
I love R&B and hard-hitting, slappy, intense music with deep chords and moody chords. But I also have a thing for bubbly lullaby music. Kind of like ice-cream truck rap.
Making words rhyme for a living is one of the great joys of my life… That’s a superpower I’ve been very conscious of developing. I started at the same level as everybody else, and then I just listened to more music and talked to myself until it was an actual superpower I could pull out on special occasions.
Extraordinary how potent cheap music is.
The music I listen, the book I read, and the people I meet; these are some things that keeps me going.
You can’t save the world with music. But I can try. I have the same job as Bruce Springsteen. I have to go as far as I can with it.
Music is so therapeutic for me that if I can’t get it out, I start feeling bad about myself – a lot of self-loathing.
When I saw the movie, I said, I wish I had heard the music. I would have ridden the horse differently.
‘Climb Every Mountain’ is a beautiful statement of philosophy. Critics may think ‘The Sound of Music’ is saccharine, but I think it’s profound. The message, that we can’t accommodate evil, is just as important today.
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.
The broken heart on my right finger represents me before I figured out who I was, and the full heart on my left is because I’m left-handed, I use that to write my music, and my music helped me obtain my direction in life.
If you want to be a rock star or just be famous, then run down the street naked, you’ll make the news or something. But if you want music to be your livelihood, then play, play, play and play! And eventually you’ll get to where you want to be.
Eddie Van Halen
Singing is my passion, my first love and the secret of my energy. Music to me is like finding my inner self, my soul. It gives me a great joy to see audiences enjoying with me. I have given my heart to singing. When I sing, I can feel romance in everything around me.
If you don’t die of thirst, there are blessings in the desert. You can be pulled into limitlessness, which we all yearn for, or you can do the beauty of minutiae, the scrimshaw of tiny and precise. The sky is your ocean, and the crystal silence will uplift you like great gospel music, or Neil Young.
Puerto Rico’s relationship with music is everything. It’s an island full of talent and if you grow up there, you grow up living and breathing music.
I think the path is different for everybody. Go after the doors that are open to you. That has always been my motto getting into the music business. Do the things that seem to be good opportunities and work hard at it. Try to make good decisions and be nice. Hopefully all of that will pay off at some point.
Music, at its essence, is what gives us memories. And the longer a song has existed in our lives, the more memories we have of it.
I really enjoy dancing. When there’s music around, I can’t help it; I start dancing, especially when I’m with friends.
That was when I realised that music is the most profound, magical form of communication there is.
They say women and music should never be dated.
I love inspiring people, and I love making good music, but I don’t stress about it. I don’t think I’m ever going to win a Grammy, and I’m OK with that.
Architecture produces a musical mood in our inner being, and we notice that even though the elements of architecture and music appear to be so alien in the outer world, through this musical mood engendered in us, our experience of architecture brings about a reconciliation, a balance between these two elements.
Pop music follows the evolution of society in general: Everything moves faster.
As a DJ, people expect a certain sound and a certain danceability for the music. As a producer, I really like to let go of any rules that may exist.
Armin van Buuren
Beethoven can write music, thank God, but he can do nothing else on earth.
Ludwig van Beethoven
I don’t want people to think that I think I’m this great drummer because, to me, I’m just a kid playing drums, and I love music.
Racism is taught in the home. We agree on that? Well, it’s very hard to teach racism to a teenager who’s listening to rap music and who idolizes, say, Snoop Dogg. It’s hard to say, ‘That guy is less than you.’ The kid is like, ‘I like that guy, he’s cool. How is he less than me?
Making music is like shopping for me. Every song is like a new pair of shoes.
I get a thrill meeting kids who are into alternative music.
Music is the best way that I can communicate with other people.
Music makes me high on stage, and that’s the truth. It’s like being almost addicted to music.
If you put out quality music, you’re always going to be in a good place.
Music should be your escape.
In a weird kind of way, music has afforded me an idealism and perfectionism that I could never attain as me.
That’s country music for you – bourbon and the Bible.
I never saw music in terms of men and women or black and white. There was just cool and uncool.
I think its so cool that you can pick up the guitar and create something that didn’t exist 5 minutes ago. You can write something that no ones ever heard before. You have music at your fingertips.
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.
Music is a really great creative tool for me, for different roles.
Those who seek to satisfy the mind of man by hampering it with ceremonies and music and affecting charity and devotion have lost their original nature.
Music is a means of giving form to our inner feelings, without attaching them to events or objects in the world.
We want to keep doing our own music and show our own colors.
In the studio you can auto tune vocals, and with drums, you can put them on a grid and make them perfect. I hate that sound. When someone hands me a record and the drums are perfectly gridded and the vocals are perfectly auto tuned, I throw it out the window. I have no interest in rock music being like that.
Clothes are like a good meal, a good movie, great pieces of music.
The real art of conducting consists in transitions.
I feel sexy when I’m natural. When I hear good music. When I feel sunlight on my skin.
To me, John Lennon and Elvis Presley were punks, because they made music that evoked those emotions in people.
Everything I do, I’m always playing music. When I wake up in the morning, I’m playing music. When I’m showering, I’ve got music playing. When I go to the field, music is playing.
I could compare my music to white light which contains all colours. Only a prism can divide the colours and make them appear; this prism could be the spirit of the listener.
One of my favorite things to do is to play music really loud and dance my butt off in the morning. I’ll do it alone in my apartment. You can’t have a bad day after that.
Music – it’s motivational and just makes you relax.
Feelings such as loneliness, longing or love are sometimes hard to put into words; maybe that’s why we all love music, because it resonates with something we can’t share.
I’m a bit of an insomniac. I go to bed at 5am because I get caught up in watching TV or listening to music at night.
A. J. McLean
I still get butterflies when I’m doing a runway show. The music starts, you’re wearing these gorgeous clothes and your nervous about your high heels, if your shoes are going to break, if your going to slip or do something wrong.
Music was invented to confirm human loneliness.
You don’t have to understand Korean to understand the music, the visuals, the vibe.
Music is able to make a person dream. When you dream, you dream of something good, something beautiful, and when you dream, you always dream of yourself better than you are.
He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice.
Music inflames temperament.
The best music is essentially there to provide you something to face the world with.
Dance music has no gender, class or creeds.
It’s always been a gift with me, hearing music the way I do. I don’t know where it comes from, it’s just there and I don’t question it.
Music is always a commentary on society.
I don’t have a therapist, so I use me as my own therapist when I’m making the music.
Tyler, The Creator
‘Downward Spiral’ felt like I had an unending bottomless pit of rage and self-loathing inside me and I had to somehow challenge something or I’d explode. I thought I could get through by putting everything into my music, standing in front of an audience and screaming emotions at them from my guts.
Music is something that should give you peace.
I just loved the guitar when it came along. I loved it. The banjo was something I really liked, but when the guitar came along, to me that was my first love in music.
I don’t like being put in a box. I just make music, you know?
Tyler, The Creator
A lot of music doesn’t do one thing or another. It just doesn’t do anything. Then there are those pieces of music that thrill your soul. It’s such a wide range, and it’s really interesting that we all love different things.
Music and art and culture is escapism, and escapism sometimes is healthy for people to get away from reality. The problem is when they stay there.
I was never worried that synthesizers would replace musicians. First of all, you have to be a musician in order to make music with a synthesizer.
If Antarctica were music it would be Mozart. Art, and it would be Michelangelo. Literature, and it would be Shakespeare. And yet it is something even greater; the only place on earth that is still as it should be. May we never tame it.
There’s nothing like music to relieve the soul and uplift it.
Film music should have the same relationship to the film drama that somebody’s piano playing in my living room has on the book I am reading.
If you look deep enough you will see music; the heart of nature being everywhere music.
Music has no language. That’s something I’ve come to believe in even more ever since ‘Kolaveri Di’ happened. I don’t deliberately make separate Tamil, Hindi, or Telugu tracks.
I was born, for instance, incapable of appreciating music.
Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays.
Music fathoms the sky.
When I was a teenager, I began to settle into school because I’d discovered the extracurricular activities that interested me: music and theater.
I got the idea for ‘Throne of Glass’ when I was sixteen. Music always inspires my books, and when I was listening to the ‘Cinderella’ soundtrack, I thought, ‘What if Cinderella was actually an assassin who liked getting dressed up all pretty and going to the ball, but then she wouldn’t mind kicking butt?’
Sarah J. Maas
We all love musical architecture; there’s no doubt about that.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Ludwig van Beethoven
Sometimes with pop music, you have to see it to love it. With soul music, it’s sparse. There’s nothing that’s pretentious or planned. It’s just so gutsy.
In the U.K., classical music is composed by individuals and written down. Indian music is based on certain sequences called ragas. When I perform live, 95% of the music is improvised: it never sounds the same twice.
But only art and music have the power to bring peace.
If the king loves music, there is little wrong in the land.
You can be technically strong, and focus all your efforts on elements like casting, music, cinematography and sets, but they are all just add ons. End of the day, filmmaking is really about how well you tell a story.
Gospel music is not a sound; gospel music is a message. Gospel music means good news. It’s good-news music.
Music can be just one-sided if you hear it, but if you see it with a visual and an image, it opens up a whole new world. I feel like it’s all connected.
In many a piece of music, it’s the pause or the rest that gives the piece its beauty and its shape. And I know I, as a writer, will often try to include a lot of empty space on the page so that the reader can complete my thoughts and sentences and so that her imagination has room to breathe.
My dad is Dominican, my mother’s Puerto Rican, and I got into bachata at the age of 10 or 11. When I started listening, it had a reputation for being music for hick people. I thought that had to be changed. I was born and raised in the Bronx, and I knew you make something cool if you’re cool.
I can tell you, dearest friend, that if it became known how much friendship, love and a world of human and spiritual references I have smuggled into these three movements, the adherents of programme music – should there be any left – would go mad with joy.
We will come back with even better music and concepts to be able to say goodbye to ‘The Most Beautiful Moment in Life’ beautifully.
Pop music has greater power to change people and to affect people because it’s a universal language. You don’t have to understand music to understand the power of a pop song.
Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
My audience went, ‘Wait, why is she singing jazz? What’s going on?’ And then they went, ‘Oh, because she can. Because she loves it.’ And jazz, a music invented by the African-American community, is the greatest art form, I believe, to have ever come out of this country.
My story as an artist has been about trial and error. It’s been about artist development, character building, struggle, happiness and failure, family, and music.
Live music is where you get the inspiration and the creativity.
My music is evidence of my soul’s will to live.
In string theory, all particles are vibrations on a tiny rubber band; physics is the harmonies on the string; chemistry is the melodies we play on vibrating strings; the universe is a symphony of strings, and the ‘Mind of God’ is cosmic music resonating in 11-dimensional hyperspace.
The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils.
Music is there to get you through life’s ups and downs, good times and not so good times.
Motown was about music for all people – white and black, blue and green, cops and the robbers. I was reluctant to have our music alienate anyone.
Music has charms to sooth a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.
I realised a long time ago that instrumental music speaks a lot more clearly than English, Spanish, Yiddish, Swahili, any other language. Pure melody goes outside time.
Pop music will never be low brow.
The music I was really listening to in 1968 was James Brown, the great guitar player Jimi Hendrix, and a new group… Sly and the Family Stone, led by Sly Stewart from San Francisco.
I was thinking of the parallel between the ocean, the life and the music. The ocean is everything. It’s calm, but brave – it’s life.
It was my 16th birthday – my mom and dad gave me my Goya classical guitar that day. I sat down, wrote this song, and I just knew that that was the only thing I could ever really do – write songs and sing them to people.
To be born in Wales, not with a silver spoon in your mouth, but, with music in your blood and with poetry in your soul, is a privilege indeed.
In essence, String Theory describes space and time, matter and energy, gravity and light, indeed all of God’s creation… as music.
Roy H. Williams
I don’t need anybody to market or promote me. If people don’t want to hear this music, then it’s not for them. You cannot please everybody.
I write music with an exclamation point!
How to play music may be known. At the commencement of the piece, all the parts should sound together. As it proceeds, they should be in harmony while severally distinct and flowing without break, and thus on to the conclusion.
Music is the art of the prophets and the gift of God.
For me, a paragraph in a novel is a bit like a line in a poem. It has its own shape, its own music, its own integrity.
Good soul music should make you feel something in your heart, in your body, and in your spirit. That’s what I try to do both in the studio and on stage.
When I think of artists I love, like J. Cole, it’s the storytelling that grabs me. I want to be honest with my music.
The key to longevity is to learn every aspect of music that you can.
We will miss George for his sense of love, his sense of music and his sense of laughter.
Great music is that which penetrates the ear with facility and leaves the memory with difficulty. Magical music never leaves the memory.
I’m attached to the beat. The beat speaks words. I love music.
Music’s staying power is a function of how timeless the lyrics, song and production are.
Movies are a complicated collision of literature, theatre, music and all the visual arts.
Rock and roll is not an instrument. Rock and roll isn’t even a style of music. Rock and roll is a spirit that’s been going since the blues, jazz, bebop, soul, R&B, heavy metal, punk rock and, yes, hip-hop.
I was the music director at a dinner theater called the ‘Pheasant Run Theater’ in the suburbs of Chicago, and that was my side gig while I acted.
In addition to needed gun control reforms, America urgently needs a stronger protest movement dedicated to reducing the glorification of violence in our culture – in music, film, television, video games, and even the Internet.
I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music.
I guess many game music fans prefer original soundtrack albums.
I enjoy being happy every day, and hopefully you can hear my happiness in my music. Life is beautiful.
All that stuff about heavy metal and hard rock, I don’t subscribe to any of that. It’s all just music. I mean, the heavy metal from the Seventies sounds nothing like the stuff from the Eighties, and that sounds nothing like the stuff from the Nineties. Who’s to say what is and isn’t a certain type of music?
True music must repeat the thought and inspirations of the people and the time.
My music fights against the system that teaches to live and die.
I’ve heard that the true love of country music is alive and well. That gives me so much hope and so much happiness.
I call architecture frozen music.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
You can’t stay the same. If you’re a musician and a singer, you have to change, that’s the way it works.
Wherever I go with my life, even the good times and the bad parts, only two people are with me: God and my music.
Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing.
If music be the food of love, play on.
What is a poet? An unhappy person who conceals profound anguish in his heart but whose lips are so formed that as sighs and cries pass over them they sound like beautiful music.
Without music, life would be a mistake.
Music fills the infinite between two souls.
Teens think listening to music helps them concentrate. It doesn’t. It relieves them of the boredom that concentration on homework induces.
Marilyn vos Savant
Good music comes out of people playing together, knowing what they want to do and going for it. You have to sweat over it and bug it to death. You can’t do it by pushing buttons and watching a TV screen.
When I’m working, I’m pretty busy with that, but when I’m not, yeah, I like to make music. I sing in jazz bars and stuff, and then I mainly paint every day. It’s kind of like a different side of my mind I like to use, and it keeps the other one fresh, and yeah, writing, I’ve been writing with some friends.
True country music is honesty, sincerity, and real life to the hilt.
I grew up seeing my parents perform and sing, and I just always wanted to be singing, too. Music has always been my deepest passion and what I felt most connected to.
There are times pop music is the end result when I’m in the studio, but I don’t really go in and say, ‘Today I am going to make a pop song,’ but it can happen.
Questioning the origin of music is like asking why the breeze is soothing, why you shiver in exhilaration when the spray from the waterfall hits you.
As a kid, I was into music, played guitar in a band. Then I started acting in plays in junior high school and just got lost in the puzzle of acting, the magic of it. I think it was an escape for me.
Michael J. Fox
Human life is a combination of tragedy and comedy. The shapes and designs that surround us are the music accompanying this tragedy and this comedy.
The opera is to music what a bawdy house is to a cathedral.
H. L. Mencken
Music is powerful. As people listen to it, they can be affected. They respond.
Computers and electronic music are not the opposite of the warm human music. It’s exactly the same.
I would enjoy sitting in a rocker… listening to soft music and contemplating the things of the universe. But such activity offers no challenge and makes no contribution.
Gordon B. Hinckley
They teach you there’s a boundary line to music. But, man, there’s no boundary line to art.
Music is as vast as the sky, the oceans, the universe.
In music the passions enjoy themselves.
You don’t get music in your daily life, do you? Even in a movie, it’s unnatural to have music. I always feel it’s unnatural. But I want to make it not unnatural, to construct reality in another sense.
For a male artist, people instantly assume they write their own music, but for women, they assume it’s all manufactured.
I find that music makes people just sit and listen, firstly. Then, they seem to interpret their own emotions with the music and it makes them ponder their own life a lot. And then they start to question: Am I happy in my work? Am I happy in my relationships? What am I striving for?
Everything comes out in blues music: joy, pain, struggle. Blues is affirmation with absolute elegance. It’s about a man and a woman. So the pain and the struggle in the blues is that universal pain that comes from having your heart broken. Most blues songs are not about social statements.
I don’t like the idea that in music, clothes, taste or anything, we are limited to a certain style, because we need to maintain an identity, maybe between some subculture group. Hopefully, all those walls break down, and music is just music.
Blues is my life. It’s a true feeling that comes from the heart, not something that just comes out of my mouth. Blues is what I love, and blues is what I always do.
Music is for people. The word ‘pop’ is simply short for popular. It means that people like it. I’m just a normal jerk who happens to make music. As long as my brain and fingers work, I’m cool.
Eddie Van Halen
I’m obsessed with the power of music and image together. There’s also something about music videos that are incredibly glamorous – there’s a fetishistic aesthetic to them that you don’t really see in movies in the same way.
I don’t care about making anything new. I make music to express an emotion, and if the emotion is nostalgic, so be it.
I think that music, being an expression of the human heart, or of the human being itself, does express just what is happening – the whole of human experience at the particular time that it is being expressed.
Great music is great music. It doesn’t matter what genre it belongs.
Every significant event that takes place in our lives is set to some kind of music.
A studio is like a meditation room where music is created. And a live performance is the place where the creation of the studio is taken ahead. I love both.
Music drives you. It wakes you up, it gets you pumping. And, at the end of the day, the correct tune will chill you down.
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.
I listen to old music, man.
When I was 20, I was the hustler – rubbing my temples, stressed, trying to get out the streets, trying to take my life to another side of the game with something I really loved to do: rap music.
I like music that expresses what I think.
Music was the one thing that was just mine, and no one could take it from me. I created it, dictated it, and it made me not able to let go of it.
You have the sun, you have the moon, you have the air that you breathe – and you have the Rolling Stones!
My music is like a baby pink frosted cake with sprinkles, but when you cut into it, there’s a gooey, dark chocolate center.
I never made it to the school choir because the music teacher didn’t like my voice. I was pretty sad. But he was probably right; I did have a voice a bit like a goat, but my dad told me to never give up and to keep going, and it’s paid off.
The only thing that was economic, I might say, about my music career, aside from the fact that I did everybody’s tax returns in the band, was the decision I made to leave the music business on economic grounds.
If your child marches to a different beat, a different drummer, you might just have to go along with that music. Help them achieve what’s important to them.
The best thing about being a DJ is making people happy. There is nothing like seeing people get up from a table to dance or the expression on their face when they hear a song they love. I also love to educate people on music they have never heard.
I think the most important thing about music is the sense of escape.
Music is the soundtrack of your life.
Where words fail, music speaks.
Hans Christian Andersen
I asked my daughter when she was 16, What’s the buzz on the street with the kids? She’s going, to be honest, Dad, most of my friends aren’t into Kiss. But they’ve all been told that it’s the greatest show on Earth.
My love for dance music started when I was a child. Some of my earliest memories are hearing Trance music in the charts and later being heavily influenced by the eclectic tastes of my big brother, he quickly turned me into an avid Drum ‘n’ Bass head even though I was too young to rave.
I am really a very shy person. If I appear, it is because of the music, not because I want to be seen.
For me, there is no day or night for music. I often work through the night – without phone calls disturbing me.
A. R. Rahman
I haven’t understood a bar of music in my life, but I have felt it.
After years of touring you experience music festivals that are mostly the same – where you copy and paste the same experience into a muddy field in California or a muddy field in England.
I want kids of this generation to see that everything is cool, that there’s some kind of unity in hip-hop. We all found something that’s really important to us, and music is all we’ve really got.
I’ve always been very much in control of my music and my image, and I think one of the things I’ve been lucky about is I didn’t bring a label on board until I really figured out who I was.
Music is God’s gift to man, the only art of Heaven given to earth, the only art of earth we take to Heaven.
Walter Savage Landor
When music is allowed to take the place of devotion and prayer, it is a terrible curse. Young people assemble together to sing, and, although professed Christians, frequently dishonor God and their faith by their frivolous conversation and their choice of music.
Ellen G. White
Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune.
We live in a very chaotic world that sometimes we – it just seems like a mess. One of the reasons why we listen to music, and to great classical music in particular, is that everything is in an order and in a place and has a beauty that you see in nature, that you see and that people look for when they look for God.
What is this? It’s music to get a brain seizure by.
Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.
Music is what I love to do; it’s in my veins.
The people who know nothing about music are the ones always talking about it.
Nat King Cole
Music is a tool that brings people together.
The ’60s was one of the first times the power of music was used by a generation to bind them together.
My father used to sing to me in my mother’s womb. I think I can name about any tune in two beats.
Music is therapy. Music moves people. It connects people in ways that no other medium can. It pulls heart strings. It acts as medicine.
All good music resembles something. Good music stirs by its mysterious resemblance to the objects and feelings which motivated it.
Music inspires contemplation, dreams, and the imagination.
Beautiful film music can be made relevant to any period.
A. R. Rahman
Black musicians were imitating speech cadences, and Kerouac was imitating the black musicians’ breath cadences on their horns and brought it back to speech. It always was speech rhythms or cadences as far as the ear that Kerouac was developing. All passed through black music.
Sometimes before we make a record I go back and listen to a few. It’s equally humbling and uplifting.
I want people to really recognize that this is what I am naturally good at: I’m really good at making music and describing your feelings vicariously through my experiences, through my past and my future. I want people to relate to me in multiple ways and be versatile in my music.
A Boogie wit da Hoodie
Music really transcends languages, and it means so much.
Living in a capital in Europe but still surrounded by mountains and ocean, my relationship to music was strongest walking to school and back. I would sing to myself and very quickly started mapping out my melodies to landscapes – at the time I just thought it was very matter of fact, a common thing to do.
Poetry fettered, fetters the human race. Nations are destroyed or flourish in proportion as their poetry, painting, and music are destroyed or flourish.
If your music is great, you will have fans, not because you have spent time chatting on social media.
Music is art, and once you become an artist, you need to learn how to accept criticism.
Music happens to be an art form that transcends language.
I know what I’ve done for music, but don’t call me a legend. Just call me Miles Davis.
Secretly, I wanted to look like Jimi Hendrix, but I could never quite pull it off.
I don’t even listen to peoples’ music… I’m really in-tune with my craft, I listen to me all day long.
Distance doesn’t exist, in fact, and neither does time. Vibrations from love or music can be felt everywhere, at all times.
Music is science more than art, and it is the main code of the universe.
God tells me how the music should sound, but you stand in the way.
I think the impact my music has had on dance music fans is to bring out their inner love for dancing and having a good time.
People who make music together cannot be enemies, at least while the music lasts.
Searching for music is like searching for God. They’re very similar. There’s an effort to reclaim the unmentionable, the unsayable, the unseeable, the unspeakable, all those things, comes into being a composer and to writing music and to searching for notes and pieces of musical information that don’t exist.
There is nothing stable in the world; uproar’s your only music.
God had to create disco music so I could be born and be successful.
People ask me why my figures have to be so black. There are a lot of reasons. First, the blackness is a rhetorical device. When we talk about ourselves as a people and as a culture, we talk about black history, black culture, black music. That’s the rhetorical position we occupy.
Kerry James Marshall
Poetry teaches us music, metaphor, condensation and specificity.
Live performance is everything. First of all, I have terrible stage fright. But beyond that, once the music starts, it’s OK.
Music, I feel, must be emotional first and intellectual second.
People today are still living off the table scraps of the sixties. They are still being passed around – the music and the ideas.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
‘Let the music play on’ would be my legacy.
The truest expression of a people is in its dances and its music. Bodies never lie.
Agnes de Mille
The rhetoric is the key to the character. It’s the verbal music of the piece.
Music and politics are in essence about communication. Without over-stretching the analogy I do feel a sense of rhythm is important in getting your message across.
When I did ‘Bird,’ it was a surprise to some people, first because I wasn’t in it and second because most of the films I’d been doing were cop movies or westerns or adventure films, so to be doing one about Charlie Parker, who was a great influence on American music, was a great thrill for me.
People haven’t always been there for me, but music always has.
Every song is like a painting.
Musicians don’t retire; they stop when there’s no more music in them.
In World War II, jazz absolutely was the music of freedom, and then in the Cold War, behind the Iron Curtain, same thing. It was all underground, but they needed the food of freedom that jazz offered.
There is two kinds of music, the good, and the bad. I play the good kind.
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.
John Philip Sousa
Writing music on your own makes you think a lot about your life. Who are you? Would you change anything about yourself? This is where it comes from.
Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.
The end of all good music is to affect the soul.
Music happens. It cannot be made.
Writing songs is an essential part of my life: my mother teaches piano, and I have inherited my grandparents’ passion for music, especially from my grandfather Tommy, who was a great drummer. It’s no coincidence that I play the drums best, but I am also good with the guitar and the piano.
Caleb Landry Jones
I believe music is like medicine. Like a good tonic, it can open your mind, strengthen and possibly even cure you. Music can work on many levels, and nothing I know of possesses the healing force that exists within music.
I love sad songs. They say so much. I love country music but even the happy songs sound really sad.
This is the thing about hip-hop music and where people get it most misconstrued: It’s all hip-hop. You can’t say that just what I do is hip-hop, because hip-hop is all energies. James Brown can get on the track and mumble all day. But guess what? You felt his soul on those records.
I get mad. I get sad. I have all those emotions. But I just like to keep them to myself. I don’t think my fans need to be bothered with if I’m mad or sad about something. I should just be concerned that they are keeping up with my music or I’m making them happy with my show.
Music is my life, it is a reflection of what I go through.
Doom is a classic supervillain, akin to the Phantom of the Opera. It’s not about revenge so much as, like, ‘I’m back – now watch this!’ It all boils down to the music. The mask is a slight theme for people to enjoy, and it adds mystery.
To hell with reality! I want to die in music, not in reason or in prose. People don’t deserve the restraint we show by not going into delirium in front of them. To hell with them!
I’m a Christian, a wife, a mother, a homeschooler, a conservative, a citizen journalist, a talk radio host, an insatiable music nerd who plays a poor rhythm guitar, a blogger, a proud granddaughter of a sailor, and a proud tea partier in awe of the potential and the people in this movement.
I love pop music. It’s not easy to write a good pop song.
For me, singing sad songs often has a way of healing a situation. It gets the hurt out in the open into the light, out of the darkness.
You know, music is sex. It’s a sensual driving mode that affects people if it’s played a certain way.
Music is made one of Satan’s most attractive agencies to ensnare souls; but, when turned to a good account, it is a blessing. When abused, it leads the unconsecrated to pride, vanity, and folly.
Ellen G. White
English is like music. The English language is really fit for singing. The notes match the feelings, and it makes sense.
Music is the medicine of the mind.
John A. Logan
Music is a language in itself and the songs have their own soul, every song has its soul.
God did not want me to be a blind beggar on the street, alone and bitter. He gave me music, first to be my companion and then to be my salvation.
Poetry is plucking at the heartstrings, and making music with them.
Reggae has a philosophy, you know? It’s not just entertainment. There’s an idea behind it, a way of life behind the music, which is a positive way of life, which is a progressive way of life for better people.
Hip-Hop isn’t just music, it is also a spiritual movement of the blacks! You can’t just call Hip-Hop a trend!
A film is – or should be – more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what’s behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later.
Music is supposed to be an escape. It’s supposed to be somewhere you go, where you can be yourself, or be whatever you want to be.
I think often sadness is a great place to get songs from.
The sense of jubilee for music and what we’re making is always genuine.
This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.
I like how fashion is becoming more like music. It’s more adaptive to young kids. It’s more adaptive to a more on-the-go lifestyle. More street vibe. But I’ve always been into it.
You are the music while the music lasts.
T. S. Eliot
My studio is a laptop. Everybody I work with is the same. We make computer music, we’re the laptop generation.
I like to read books. I like to listen to music.
Country music is three chords and the truth.
I always had music growing up, but music was also like a journal. It was like my personal diary or personal journal. A lot of the things I couldn’t express to an individual, I would express them in my music.
Country’s hip; it’s cool music.
Where painting is weakest, namely, in the expression of the highest moral and spiritual ideas, there music is sublimely strong.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
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.
There is a section of people who love fast food kind of music but there is also a sizable number of people who love the good old music of the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s.
Violence is a part of America. I don’t want to single out rap music. Let’s be honest. America’s the most violent country in the history of the world, that’s just the way it is. We’re all affected by it.
I love blasting good music on the Bluetooth speakers through my phone.
My music must reflect whatever’s going on in my mind, and my life needs to evolve for me to discover who it is I’m becoming.
Music is about textures as well as melody.
My first year making music was very experimental. I was trying to find my sound. My second year, I was more in my element. I knew what type of production I wanted to go over and the topics I wanted to address.
Music is the soul of language.
By reading the scriptures I am so renewed that all nature seems renewed around me and with me. The sky seems to be a pure, a cooler blue, the trees a deeper green. The whole world is charged with the glory of God and I feel fire and music under my feet.
It’s a very empowering kind of music, heavy metal is.
Music is one way of expressing yourself, and fashion is another.
Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.
Ludwig van Beethoven
The silencing of the rainforests is a double deforestation, not only of trees but a deforestation of the mind’s music, medicine and knowledge.
I alone of English writers have consciously set myself to make music out of what I may call the sound of sense.
If you’re only a fan of the old music, that music’s gonna wind up sounding even older.
Johnny Van Zant
I basically taught myself how to DJ, but I’ve been inspired by DJs throughout my whole career. I have some good friends that would hook us up with music. You learn some little things here and there from each DJ and you just take it and put your own style into to it.
Life got very good – we went from living in a one-bedroom apartment to a five-bedroom mansion by the time I was in high school. I had everything I wanted growing up, though all I wanted was music stuff – drums, a PC, turntables.
Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Music is one of the most powerful things the world has to offer. No matter what race or religion or nationality or sexual orientation or gender that you are, it has the power to unite us.
All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff.
Music is changing so quickly, and the landscape of the music industry itself is changing so quickly, that everything new, like Spotify, all feels to me a bit like a grand experiment.
The English may not like music, but they absolutely love the noise it makes.
When I think about atheist friends, including my father, they seem to me like people who have no ear for music, or who have never been in love.
A. N. Wilson
With rock music, the amount of power that you can generate, the intensity behind the intentions of your lyrics that you can really reflect through rock music – you can’t do that in jazz. You can’t do that with classical.
The scarcity of the music not only makes the music itself enjoyable but it also gives the collector a strange sense of superiority.
Music is only love looking for words.
If you look at the whole New Rave movement, the big common ground is definitely the fun element. It’s more outward-looking music than introspective.
Music is always changing and the changes are unpredictable.
I enjoy ‘down South’ music.
Lil Uzi Vert
It is piracy, not overt online music stores, which is our main competitor.
All music is beautiful.
Pop changes week to week, month to month. But great music is like literature.
Jazz is smooth and cool. Jazz is rage. Jazz flows like water. Jazz never seems to begin or end. Jazz isn’t methodical, but jazz isn’t messy either. Jazz is a conversation, a give and take. Jazz is the connection and communication between musicians. Jazz is abandon.
I mean, the genuine roots of culture is folk music.
I love the theater as much as music, and the whole idea of getting across to an audience and making them laugh, making them cry – just making them feel – is paramount to me.
I wrote ‘Love Foolish,’ and when I heard the music for the first time, it felt like this was a song that Twice hadn’t done before. I thought the song and music had a very mature tone, so I wrote the lyrics to match. I was inspired by the music directly.
If I know you’re very good in music, I can predict with just about zero accuracy whether you’re going to be good or bad in other things.
One difference between poetry and lyrics is that lyrics sort of fade into the background. They fade on the page and live on the stage when set to music.
I love to have a bath with beautiful, relaxing music on and have no rush to do anything. It’s a wonderful indulgence, and it helps me to calm down and stop my mind running overtime.
If you don’t know the blues… there’s no point in picking up the guitar and playing rock and roll or any other form of popular music.
My liberty is about living. It’s about spreading more love. Even though I was always a peaceful, loving individual, my music sometimes didn’t reflect that. But now it’s different. My music is reflecting the way I feel.
But with rap music – not just N.W.A. – but rap music in general, seeing these artists wearing these team logos all the time started bringing a synergy and energy about having to rep your city, your team, everywhere and all the time.
I started realizing that music is the one area where I’ve always let go. When that saxophone goes into my mouth, I get into a space where I never think about the notes I’ve already played or anticipate the notes ahead.
Who hears music feels his solitude peopled at once.
When Kubrick called me about ‘The Shining,’ it was very strange. He first asked me to write music for his film, but I instead gave him suggestions about some of my pieces. I told him about ‘The Awakening of Jacob,’ which he did use in ‘The Shining.’
The most ironic thing is my grandfather has his masters in music composition; he was a jazz composer. My dad was a musician, too. He played more, like, soul music.
Music is a universal thing with no boundaries, whether you play inside or outside.
I have a big problem with piped music. I like either silence or to listen to it properly.
I don’t like country music, but I don’t mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means ‘put down’.
Music when healthy, is the teacher of perfect order, and when depraved, the teacher of perfect disorder.
My story of success and failure is not just about music and being famous. It’s about living and loving and trying to find purpose in this crazy world.
Give me a laundry-list and I’ll set it to music.
The heart bleeds music no matter what, and it bleeds different types of music.
A lot of music influences me in other ways than this, but I’ve always taken a lot of influence from Stevie Wonder, Frank Ocean, and Jeff Rosenstock for the Rex music. They were also the first three artists that released albums where I enjoyed every song.
Rex Orange County
Music is the voice that tells us that the human race is greater than it knows.
Please write music like Wagner, only louder.
I had no idea that I was ever getting into music. I did not prepare for a music career, and here I’ve found, out of pure luck, that I did have, not only a talent and an ear, but a passion for music. And I have it to this day.
There’s a lot of music that sounds like it’s literally computer-generated, totally divorced from a guy sitting down at an instrument.
Philosophy is the highest music.
As a New Yorker you can’t help but be proud of the fact that so much music and culture started here. Punk rock, jazz, hip-hop and house music started here, George Gershwin debuted ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ here; the Velvet Underground are from New York.
I just create. I don’t have expectations. I just make music.
Music is basically melody, harmony, and rhythm. But people can do much more with music than that. It can be very descriptive in all kinds of ways, all walks of life.
With good music, yes, we can bring people together because a good song will touch your soul no matter what and where it is coming from.
I’m kind of a good girl – and I’m not. I’m a good girl because I really believe in love, integrity, and respect. I’m a bad girl because I like to tease. I know that I have sex appeal in my deck of cards. But I like to get people thinking. That’s what the stories in my music do.
Every child should have time for arts, music, sports, drama, robotics, school newspapers and the like, not to mention recess and play.
I have no love for myself as a human being, but I have immense pride in the music I make.
Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life.
Music is the best means we have of digesting time.
W. H. Auden
My mom is a very religious woman. So when I began recording music, I was afraid she wouldn’t accept it. But when I played her a song, she loved it.
Music is the shorthand of emotion.
I don’t live for the accolades. I’m more so about the music. Making it, and putting it out. Those are the two best feelings.
Writing screenplays makes me a better musician because it clears my head. After writing a movie, I go running back to music as fast as I can.
Lend your ears to music, open your eyes to painting, and… stop thinking! Just ask yourself whether the work has enabled you to ‘walk about’ into a hitherto unknown world. If the answer is yes, what more do you want?
Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid.
The best music happens when you have a personal connection to it. That same philosophy can extend to the instrument you hold in your hands: if a guitar means something special, you’re bound to do great things with it.
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.
Henry David Thoreau
Here’s the thing with me and the religious thing. This is the flat-out truth: I find the religiosity and philosophy in the music. I don’t find it anywhere else.
Music speaks to people in a way that breaks down boundaries that words and actions sometimes can’t.
My music is for the world. Let them enjoy it.
I still believe guitars will be around as long as there’s rock music.
Music really is our daily medicine.
Music keeps you young. Having music in your life keeps you open to things.
Soul music is about longevity and reaching and touching people on a human level – and that’s never going to get lost.
To be an artist, you don’t have to compose music or paint or be in the movies or write books. It’s just a way of living. It has to do with paying attention, remembering, filtering what you see and answering back, participating in life.
I haven’t understood a bar of music in my life, but I have felt it.
For me, fragrances are very – one of these beautiful art forms that bring about a whole host of things. It’s what you want to smell like, it’s memories that make you smile or are resonant of times in your life, it can remind you of music. If you’re a lover of scent, it’s a very kind of particular and evocative thing.
Live music is proof that there’s some things the Internet can’t kill. In our lifetime, we’re going to see more and more things start to disappear and get gobbled up by the Internet, but live music won’t be one of them.
If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.
One and the same thing can at the same time be good, bad, and indifferent, e.g., music is good to the melancholy, bad to those who mourn, and neither good nor bad to the deaf.
Rock and Roll: Music for the neck downwards.
Music is the biggest tool of revolution – the best way to reach out to the youth and involve them. If you can’t contribute to the world with your art, I don’t see the meaning of life.
I like music, I listened to all rappers; people like Jeezy, Yo Gotti, T.I.
When I felt upset and lost, music always had the answer.
Oratory is the masterful art. Poetry, painting, music, sculpture, architecture please, thrill, inspire – but oratory rules. The orator dominates those who hear him, convinces their reason, controls their judgment, compels their action. For the time being, he is master.
David Josiah Brewer
I don’t listen to music. I don’t watch television, I don’t read.
The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.
Johann Sebastian Bach
When I think of music, I think of music in totality, complete.
My music had roots which I’d dug up from my own childhood, musical roots buried in the darkest soil.
You can be creative in anything – in math, science, engineering, philosophy – as much as you can in music or in painting or in dance.
Rock and roll is not just music, it is a way of life, it has its own spirit.
Those who have virtue always in their mouths, and neglect it in practice, are like a harp, which emits a sound pleasing to others, while itself is insensible of the music.
I wasn’t thrilled about ‘The Sound Of Music’ – not the movie itself but my role in it. Captain Von Trapp was a bore, and they tried to help by giving it a bit more cynicism, but it wasn’t my favourite role. I enjoyed the music, and I loved Julie Andrews.
With my music, I can express myself so much. A lot of the fans can sense that I’m relating to them something that’s quite personal.
I’ll tell you sort of an odd story: My music taste changed on 9/11. And it’s very strange. I actually intellectually find this very curious. But on 9/11, I didn’t like how rock music responded. And country music collectively, the way they responded, it resonated with me.
The wise musicians are those who play what they can master.
I’m very grateful I went to school to study law, particularly tax law, which really is interesting to me and very useful to me now with my position. Music, however, will always be my number one passion; I like how it connects everyone.
Armin van Buuren
The best, most beautiful, and most perfect way that we have of expressing a sweet concord of mind to each other is by music.
The world’s most famous and popular language is music.
It is essential to do everything possible to attract young people to opera so they can see that it is not some antiquated art form but a repository of the most glorious music and drama that man has created.
I feel like music can affect you in so many ways. When you hear a song with a happy melody, it can change your mood; it can change your day.
I used music as therapy and embraced being a cry baby.
Music embodies feeling without forcing it to contend and combine with thought, as it is forced in most arts and especially in the art of words.
I come from a small village and have had no formal training in music or any classes from the masters of Indian classical music.
To me there is no picture so beautiful as smiling, bright-eyed, happy children; no music so sweet as their clear and ringing laughter.
P. T. Barnum
Many people work behind a music project, but hardly get recognised.
I don’t like rap music at all. I don’t think it’s music. It’s just a beat and rapping.
Jazz is a white term to define black people. My music is black classical music.
The iPod completely changed the way people approach music.
Wine is similar to music in that it’s a purely experiential realm, and it’s a purely subjective practice. That’s sort of the funny thing about wine criticism or, for that matter, music criticism. At times, those are useful guides, but ultimately it’s all about how you react to that music or wine.
Where there is devotional music, God is always at hand with His gracious presence.
Johann Sebastian Bach
I started dancing first, but felt I could also tell my story through my music.
I realised that you can never legislate away from piracy. Laws can definitely help, but it doesn’t take away the problem. The only way to solve the problem was to create a service that was better than piracy and at the same time compensates the music industry – that gave us Spotify.
I got lost in the music in 1963 at Stonewall… No! No, it was Stonewall – it was 1967 that I got lost. In 19 – oh my dear, Stonewall, I got lost at Stonewall. Heard it through the grapevine. 1969! I got lost in the music and I couldn’t get out.
Marsha P. Johnson
Music is therapy for me. It’s my outlet for every negative thing I’ve ever been through. It lets me turn something bad into something beautiful.
Great music is great music. It doesn’t matter what genre it belongs.
Bear in mind that you are not making music for your own pleasure, but for the pleasure of your audience.
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.
All musicians practice ear training constantly, whether or not they are cognizant of it. If, when listening to a piece of music, a musician is envisioning how to play it or is trying to play along, that musician is using his or her ‘ear’ – the understanding and recognition of musical elements – for guidance.
First of all, the music that people call Latin or Spanish is really African. So Black people need to get the credit for that.
One of the disadvantages of poetry over popular music is that if you write a pop song, it naturally gets into people’s heads as they listen in the car. You don’t have to memorize a Paul Simon song; it’s just in your head, and you can sing along. With a poem, you have to will yourself to memorize it.
I’ve always felt music is the only way to give an instantaneous moment the feel of slow motion. To romanticise it and glorify it and give it a soundtrack and a rhythm.
Without music, life is a journey through a desert.
You just pick up a chord, go twang, and you’re got music.
With ‘Location’ and all the other songs around it, my music turned into therapy for others. And that’s something I really love and am blown away by.
When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.
Henry David Thoreau
When wheat is ripening properly, when the wind is blowing across the field, you can hear the beards of the wheat rubbing together. They sound like the pine needles in a forest. It is a sweet, whispering music that once you hear, you never forget.
A good mind should tell the difference between noise and music.
Trance is a very emotional and uplifting form of dance music. It appeals to many people in this way having such a strong connection with emotions. It makes people happy and ready to party.
In music one must think with the heart and feel with the brain.
The absolute transformation of everything that we ever thought about music will take place within 10 years, and nothing is going to be able to stop it. I see absolutely no point in pretending that it’s not going to happen. I’m fully confident that copyright, for instance, will no longer exist in 10 years.
Reggae music don’t really focus on one thing, you know. If reggae music is speaking about the struggle of people, and the suffering, it don’t mean black people. It mean people in general.