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

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

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

Where there is devotional music, God is always at hand with His gracious presence.
Johannes Sebastian Bach

'I feel close to the rebelliousness and vigour of the youth here. Perhaps time will separate us, but nobody can deny that here, behind the windows of Manchester, there is an insane love of football, of celebration and of music.'
Eric Cantona

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

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

I have always enjoyed being a classical musician and was never tempted into something more mainstream.
Vanessa Mae

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 can
Jose Mourinho

And hears thy stormy music in the drum!
Thomas Campbell

We can all make music individually. But we are smart enough to know that the music we make together is far better.
Peter Buck

I didn't take music seriously until I heard my first good piece of music. [which is fair enough... if it's not good music then why take it seriously Alan!]
Alan Hovhaness

Music was what I always wanted to do and I was one of the lucky few to achieve my ambition and earn a living from it for which I'm very grateful.
Babyface

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

Laughter... the most civilized music in the world.
Peter Ustinov

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

Music is the soundtrack of your life.
Dick Clark

'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

I find it hard to work with other musicians because I know from experience that when they play, they play with their feeling, and that restricts me because I know I want to play in my own particular way.
Enya

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

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

Country music has changed tremendously, so what now is considered country was not considered country at that time. We were doing stuff that probably could have been called country music today, but would certainly have not have fit in at that time.
Charlie Daniels

Character is the product of daily, hourly actions, and words and thoughts; daily forgivenesses, unselfishness, kindnesses, sympathies, charities, sacrifices for the good of others, struggles against temptation, submissiveness under trial. Oh, it is these, like the blending colors in a picture or the blending notes of music which constitute the man.
John MacDuff

Music is what turns me on!
Karen Mulder

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

We're inspired by such an eclectic mix of musicians that it's hard to categorise us.
Soren Corneliussen

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

Great music is in a sense serene; it is certain of the values it asserts.
Rebecca West

I can't think of a music genre that I don't listen to, apart from easy listening, actually. And indie.
Jade Jagger

When superstition is allowed to perform the task of old age in dulling the human temperament, we can say goodbye to all excellence in poetry, in painting, and in music.
Denis Diderot

Most people wouldn't know music if it came up and bit them on the ass.
Frank Zappa

I've been teaching people on the set of the Sound of Music for several weeks and they can't dance like that! [complicating Peter Schmeichel]
Arlene Phillips

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

An oil massage, a hot bath, a good night’s sleep, soft smells and music and clothes with soft textures denote
sensuality to me.
Padma Lakshmi

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

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

Ealing is where I really got my musical sh*t together
Jay Kay

My family's a musical family
Erika Takacs

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

Musicians don't retire; they stop when there's no more music in them.
Louis Armstrong

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

We're lucky to have the family connection. We're close and close musically as well
Caroline Corr

I bought it [hit me with your rhythm stick] because it was an effing great song.

It brings back good memories, like all music the song stands the test of time. I would buy it today.
Luke Goss

I was a good amateur but only an average professional. I soon realized that there was a limit to how far I could rise in the music business, so I left the band and enrolled at New York University.
Alan Greenspan

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

Improvising musicians are capable of being musical travellers, voyagers.
Gary Burton

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

Music is an outburst of the soul.
Frederick Delius

In Hungary all native music, in its origin, is divided naturally into melody destined for song or melody for the dance.
Franz Liszt

Country fans need to support country music by buying albums and concert tickets for traditional artists or the music will just fade away. And that would be really sad. [unless you don't like country music in which case it's a solid strategy]
George Jones



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