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We all sing about the things we're thinking; musicals are about expressing those emotions that you can't talk about. It works a real treat
Anthony Head

I have made great music stone cold sober and awful music while on psychotropic drugs, it's just whatever's happening at the time, sometimes it is coming from the supernatural.
Jim Diamond

When music fails to agree to the ear, to soothe the ear and the heart and the senses, then it has missed its point.
Maria Callas

It's [music] a big source of inspiration. With what's going on in the world, we feel almost desperate. Music also brings you peace.
Cecilia Bartoli

A bird, music and food.
[desert island items]
Michael Johnson

I don't give a toss about writing really. It's a bit ironic that the things I'm really into are music and football, and I have never really been good at either.
Irvine Welsh

It is the stretched soul that makes music, and souls are stretched by the pull of opposites - opposite bents, tastes, yearnings, loyalties.
Eric Hoffer

The memory of things gone is important to a jazz musician.
Louis Armstrong

Applause that comes thundering with such force you might think the audience merely suffers the music as an excuse for its ovations.
Alfred Jarry

No, my music career is not over! I am just exploring my options [on trying her hand at TV presenting]
Kelly Osbourne

Music, in performance, is a type of sculpture. The air in the performance is sculpted into something.
Frank Zappa

As a singer, I've had many opportunities to travel, and one thing I've learned is that through my music, I can be accepted by people all over the world. I often wonder why so many of us can't accept people who are different here, in our country? It's just not fair to be prejudiced against those whose race, religion or colour aren't the same as ours.
Celine Dion

Music is an outburst of the soul.
Frederick Delius

It requires wisdom to understand wisdom; the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.
Walter J Lippmann

Music is at once the product of feeling and knowledge.
Alban Berg

A man with a music-hall imagination [on Johnston]
John Arlott

There were two things Janey Little loved best in the world: music and books, and not necessarily in that order.
Charles De Lint

A leader faces the music even when they don't like the tune.
Anonymous

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.
Thomas Merton

Love the music in yourself, not yourself in the music.
Jon Peter Lewis

In music, as I find myself forever saying, things don't get better or worse: they evolve and transform themselves.
Luciano Berio

If music be the food of love play on
William Shakespeare

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

I can't re-define music every week!
Arthur Baker

I've always had a problem within myself of feeling that people didn't really see me as a musician and I'm out to get a bit of musical credibility.
Phil Spector

I think you can have the greatest lyrics in the world and if it doesn't have the best tune in the world it will suck. I mean if the music wasn't important it would just be a poem.
Julian Cope

It is music to my ears. I have always said that if I were a rich man, I would employ a professional praiser.
Osbert Sitwell

It's very easy to be controversial in pop music because no one ever is.
Morrissey

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 Landor

There's sure no passion in the human soul, But finds its food in music
George Lillo

He orchestrated the folk music of cricket [W G Grace]
Neville Cardus

It's about giving the people what they want. So many people have told me that they've made love to my records so what I've delivered this time is an album about sex. Pretty much every song has that theme. Straight no chasers, it's booty music!
Tyrese

It wasn't about the music [on giving up her pop career]
Holly Valance

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

I also combined the R&B feel with the pop music of Taiwan... I wanted to bring the R&B flavor and other Westernized sounds to my music, because that's the type of music I grew up listening to.
Coco Lee

Jazz is known all over the world as an American musical art form and that's it. No America, no jazz.
Art Blakey

My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music.
Vladimir Nabokov

The Church knew what the psalmist knew: Music praises God. Music is well or better able to praise him than the building of the church and all its decoration; it is the Church's greatest ornament.
Igor Stravinsky

It's so important that in my music I convey positive messages, and this song is definitely a universal message that everybody can relate to - anyone that's been discriminated against or unaccepted, unappreciated or disrespected just because of who you are,' Aguilera said in her acceptance speech. 'It was so important to me that I support the gay community in this sense. It's so sad that still in 2003 we even have to give awards like this. And that's why I'm here to show my love and support to all of you. [GLAAD Acceptance Speech 2003]
Christina Aguilera

Any good music must be an innovation.
Les Baxter

If you have a recital to do, you have to memorise the songs. I never use music when I do recitals. It produces an instant barrier, both for yourself and the audience.
Bryn Terfel

Architecture in general is frozen music.
Friedrich Von Schelling

When you are confronted with an opera, you have to keep an eye on everything: the musicians, the chorus, the ballet, the singers, the staging.
Placido Domingo

There is music in the air. (in R. J. Buckley Sir Edward Elgar)
Sir Edward Elgar

And hears thy stormy music in the drum!
Thomas Campbell

Getting into the music scene and getting involved with it in London at the time that I did, that was interesting!
Dan Hawkins

I think that most people who write about music just want to fill some paper. [Surely not questioning the integrity of journalists Tim?!]
Tim Gane

Doesn't anyone here think this sounds like a vision of hell? While we are all competing or dying, when will there be time for sex or music or books? Stop the world, I want to get off.
Howard Stringer

His immense power is lightened by a rhythm which has in it as little obvious propulsion as a movement of music by Mozart.
Neville Cardus

Learning to read music in Braille and play by ear helped me develop a damn good memory.
Ray Charles



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