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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

Too many pieces of music finish too long after the end.
Igor Stravinsky

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

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

Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn.
Charlie Parker

I call architecture frozen music.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

The music has a sexy vibe. That's my brand - what people want from me.
Paris Hilton

First of all, the music that people call Latin or Spanish is really African. So Black people need to get the credit for that.
Carlos Santana

These days, they have to beg me really hard and pay me lots of money if they want me to act, but I'll play music at the drop of a hat.
Ronny Cox

I'm really honoured that people have embraced me but I really just want to keep making music that I love and want to share it with people.
Delta Goodrem

Any good music must be an innovation.
Les Baxter

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

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

Can you see me being like Steps? I don't think so. My music is much more mature and more meaningful.
Caprice

I really want to get into writing film music. I'm really passionate about that.
Vanessa Brown

Conductors' careers are made for the most part with 'Romantic' music. 'Classic' music eliminates the conductor; we do not remember him in it.
Igor Stravinsky

I have always loved music and feel blessed to be one of those few people who have been able to share my music with others.
Kenny G

The biggest misconception about us is that we're just a rock band. But our music is actually a cross section of several different genres.
Brad Delson

If music be the food of love play on
William Shakespeare

I always think I'm the Tom Cruise of music - a lot of success and fans, but no critics, darling.
Jon Bon Jovi

Three things that I've always wanted to play are a musician, a superhero, and a professional athlete.
Danny Nucci

Music is very important. It's important as a tool for learning, it can be a tool for healing, it can be no telling what, as long as we remain free to be able to create the music, to be able to experiment and to really research, and to really get time to develop the music.
Lester Bowie

'Until I realised that rock music was my connection to the rest of the human race, I felt like I was dying, for some reason, and I didn't know why.'
Bruce Springsteen

People have always focused on the bits of my personality that are a bit wild and crazy, but it is important for people to know I am as serious about my music as anyone.
Bjork

Performers who discourse strong political opinions often seem aghast that some people respond negatively to them: in the form of not attending their performances, or not buying their music, or opposing their speaking at other entertainment venues.
Lester Dent

Everyone reaches their point in time where either they die or they get sick of doing drugs. It started getting debilitating. I enjoy my music a lot better than my drugs.
Al Jourgensen

I wouldn't like to have to choose between Brian Wilson and Phil Spector. Especially the earily Brian Wilson stuff. [On which was the best music]
Dave Edmunds

Music hath charms to soothe a savage breast, To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.
William Congreve

God had to create disco music so I could be born and be successful.
Donna Summer

As Eric Dolphy said "Once you play the music, it's in the air. It's gone". And that's true. But when you record it, it comes back to haunt you sometimes.
John Abercrombie

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

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.
Aaron Copland

Rock and Roll is not just a series of sounds of music refrains. Rock and Roll, like Love and Beauty, is an entity. It's around us everywhere. It feels good.
John A Marshall

There's nothing like music. It's seductive, it's all-consuming, it's emotional, it's infinitely creative... I was a singer-songwriter, not particularly talented musically [that's never stopped anyone before] but drawn to the craft of songwriting.
Jeffrey Deaver

I enjoy dirt bike riding, reading classic literature, impressionist art, traveling, and music.
Mandy Moore

I want to give the world escapism through the wonder of great music and to reach the masses.
Michael Jackson

Who hears music feels his solitude peopled at once.
Robert Browning

It has a lot of sentimental value and I would love to keep it after the run is over [on her nun's habit she wears in the sound of music]
Connie Fisher

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

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

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

Everything from now on will be done online - physical music media like the CD are dead in the water.
Jan Hammer

If income was directly proportional to technical proficiency and education, classical and jazz musicians would be some of the most affluent people in the world.
Robert Coleman

Aaron Copland was a man that had a very specific point of view about what music should be which was that, he felt that new music should have the composer should show a personality in his music.
Elliott Carter

A stream is music and motion: smooth glides, fast, turbulent riffles and deep pools, each posing a special challenge.
Nelson Bryant

Nature's music is never over; her silences are pauses, not conclusions.
Mary Webb

My music is best understood by children and animals.
Igor Stravinsky

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

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

Great art is as irrational as great music. It is mad with its own loveliness.
George Jean Nathan



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