Music is a beautiful opiate, if you don't take it too seriously.
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
The BBC were not playing the music that was happening on the street so we did an independent production because we knew we had an audience.Georgie Fame
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.Aldous Huxley
When you're young, music gets intrinsically linked to emotions and circumstance, so that record brings back many a memory of intoxication and naughtiness.Adam Ficek
I'm very keen on country music - Dolly Parton is sensational.Joan Bakewell
We all want to play great music all the time, but if that is not possible, you have to hit as many right notes as you canJose Mourinho
He that lives in hope dances without music.George Herbert
Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade just as painting does, or music. If you are born knowing them, fine. If not, learn them. Then rearrange the rules to suit yourselfTruman Capote
I feel ready to move on, grow up and make great music again.Whitney Houston
No, my music career is not over! I am just exploring my options [on trying her hand at TV presenting]Kelly Osbourne
Music is an outburst of the soul.Frederick Delius
Gay nightclubs offer better dance music than straight clubs, in my experience!Jack Davenport
I always think I'm the Tom Cruise of music - a lot of success and fans, but no critics, darling.Jon Bon Jovi
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
I can't re-define music every week!Arthur Baker
Music has brought me some of the highest moments of my life. I don't even hear the music. I don't even hear the notes.Jane Seymour
It goes without saying that we will all miss Mutya, but we also knew there was still a place for bringing in somebody new who could help us carry on taking the Sugababes brand of music forward [Keisha Buchanan on losing Mutya]Keisha Sugababes
I cannot say what I think is right about music. I only know the rightness of it.Keith Jarrett
You're talking to someone who really understands rock music.Tipper Gore
Music makes me high on stage and that's the truth, it's like almost being addicted to music.Jimi Hendrix
Music, the greatest good that mortals know and all of heaven we have hear below.Joseph Addison
I can't think of a music genre that I don't listen to, apart from easy listening, actually. And indie.Jade Jagger
Once you're successful with a certain kind of music, it's hard not to have faith in it as a means to stay successful.Roberta Flack
Canned music is like audible wallpaper.
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
The day of the great jazz improviser who doesn't know how to read music is over.Maynard Ferguson
On pop music today: It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.Bono
I played it endlessly [walking back to happiness] - it was like the first kiss, the beginning of a love affair with pop music that continues to the present day.Mick Brown
A sculptor is a person who is interested in the shape of things, a poet in words, a musician by sounds.Henry Moore
I like any reaction I can get with my music.Jim Morrison
I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food or water.Ray Charles
Right. For me, music is an image. Lyrics aren't important. If music itself conveys messages, lyrics are unnecessary, though I don't try to get rid of lyrics... If right words don't occur to me, there's no need to put lyrics.Faye Wong
There is music in the air. (in R. J. Buckley Sir Edward Elgar)Sir Edward Elgar
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
My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music.Vladimir Nabokov
I mean, where is the teasing? It's right there in your face and that's it - on modern music videos with girls wearing very little and looking like hookersDolly Parton
All art constantly aspires towards the condition of music.Walter Pater
Italia Conti is more about musical theatre and it's not really the pop side of things, and that's why I had to go out by myself.Pixie Lott
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
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
On his own history with mathematics, and connection with John Nash:
'I had a bit of a hiccup in the third year of high school. The school I was at hired a non-English speaking Hungarian who was a professional of some great standing in Eastern Europe. But he hadn't learned the English language yet. He probably is a great asset to the teaching staff now, but we were his first class. That was when mathematics and I parted ways.
'There's a lot of mathematics in music. It's all in groups of eight, mate, y'know. The one thing that I may have in common with John is that the subject matter I do know, the driving part of my life, my work life, there's a point where structure and scaffolding is left behind and intuition takes over. That's the difference between John and the next 100 mathematicians. He's fully prepared to leave the scaffolding behind and get into the ether of the equation and find the answer quicker. The bane of his existence, however, is finding the proof.'
But I struck one chord of music,
Like the sounds of a great Amen. (A Lost Chord)
Adelaide Ann Procter
As time's gone on, I've probably become a lot more like him [John Rebus]: I drink at his bar and I like to be one on one with my music late at night.
A nation creates music - the composer only arranges it.
Do not rely on unplanned music; it comes out as though it were planned, but planned by someone you cross the street to avoid.
Who hears music feels his solitude peopled at once.
He took a knock on the ankle - but we played some Bob Marley reggae music and he was fine. That lad is so laid-back it's not true! [on Kenwyne Jones]
If music be the food of love play on
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.
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