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There are some people, by the way, that associate a certain amount of visualization with the performance of music. Those are people that really are not centrally concerned only with music, the traditional things.
Leo Ornstein

I always prayed that God would give me the wisdom and the vision to do the things on this earth that I was supposed to do to express His life and love and His will. [Including music?]
Billy Ray Cyrus

The music industry is a strange combination of having real and intangible assets: pop bands are brand names in themselves, and at a given stage in their careers their name alone can practically gaurantee hit records.
Richard Branson

My father being in the movie business, I thought being an actor would be great. But when I started singing to people in coffee houses - folk music - then, later, singing songs that I started to write myself, I felt more than an affinity for it.
David Crosby

You are the music while the music lasts.
T S Elliot

Musically I wanted to explore my songwriting, branching out into my music. Iíve been playing blues since I started, and I wanted to go in more of a soul, R&B direction.
Jonny Lang

I'm half-Cuban - my mother was born in Cuba and came here as a teenager - so it's got a lot of Latin influence to it. It's pretty poppish. It's kind of more on the J-Lo side of things. [on her musical sound]
Jamie-Lynn Sigler

'I'm a musician first, a food-lover second, a dirty mouth with feet, and a girl last time I checked.'
Tori Amos

Country music is still your grandpa's music, but it's also your daughter's music. It's getting bigger and better all the time and I'm glad to be a part of it.
Shania Twain

Music is part of us, and either ennobles or degrades our behaviour.

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

Music is the soundtrack of your life.
Dick Clark

It was music to the ears and the eyes! To be on the grid just minutes before the race starts, to see those polished cars and the guys get ready - and then hear the noise as they start their engines...
Victoria Beckham

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

All art constantly aspires towards the condition of music.
Walter Pater

Nothing is capable of being well set to music that is not nonsense.
Joseph Addison

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

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

Medicine to produce health must examine disease; and music, to create harmony must investigate discord.

Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life.
Jean Paul Richter

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

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

I signed up for being in Sugababes at the age of 13 and have spent my entire life devoted to making and performing music.
Mutya Sugababe

The trouble with music appreciation in general is that people are taught to have too much respect for music they should be taught to love it instead.
Igor Stravinsky

The movie Spinal Tap rocked my world. It's for rock what The Sound of Music was for hills. They really nailed how dumb rock can be.
Jack Black

I want to keep making positive music that not only inspires me but everyone else out there to have hope in what they want to strive for.
Bryan White

Silence is more musical than any song.
Christina Rossetti

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

The sexual embrace can only be compared with music and with prayer.
Marcus Aurelius

The day of the great jazz improviser who doesn't know how to read music is over.
Maynard Ferguson

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

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

Music is something I'm serious about - I've really worked hard on my album.
Paris Hilton

I nicked it from a record shop [ruby dont take your love to town] when I was 14. I had no money you see. Sorry shop owner. I used it to romance my first girlfriend christine. Whenever i hear it, it always takes me back to that wonderful summer. there was so much to discover, musically and otherwise.
Peter Hook

Music is fantastic, it is a real release, and that is why it is a common bond between different peoples and different cultures.
Jamie Foxx

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 hookers
Dolly Parton

I considered the years in Hollywood nothing but an interim. What I always wanted was to be was a musical comedy star.
Arlene Dahl

For me, music and life are all about style.
Miles Davis

There is hardly any money interest in art, and music will be there when money is gone.
Duke Ellington

If music be the food of love play on
William Shakespeare

Hell is full of musical amateurs.
George Bernard Shaw

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.

If Beethoven had been killed in a plane crash at the age of 22, it would have changed the history of music... and of aviation.
Tom Stoppard

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

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

Gospel music is the purest thing there is on this earth.
Elvis Presley

Always, however brutal an age may actually have been, its style transmits its music only
Andre Malraux

I only write music for myself, I don't try and appeal to anyone else.
Bryan Adams

'Tis the common disease of all your musicians that they know no mean, to be entreated, either to begin or end.
Ben Jonson

My skin is hard when it comes to my music. But with my movies, I'm still a virgin in a lot of ways. I'm not used to being shot down for no reason.
Will Smith

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