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

It's got the soul element, like Duffy, but it's not very retro. It's a contemporary, pop, fresh sound. That's what makes it different. [on her music.
Pixie Lott

Of all noises, I think music is the least disagreeable.
Samuel Johnson

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

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

There's people making babies to my music. That's nice.
Barry White

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

He that lives in hope dances without music.
George Herbert

I think I was first awakened to musical exploration by Dizzy Gillespie and Bird. It was through their work that I began to learn about musical structures and the more theoretical aspects of music.
John Coltrane

Reading music is like listening to flowers. I don't understand the concept.
Paul Westerberg

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

I'm glad I started [out in music] so young, because you are really able to endure so much at that age.
Debbie Gibson

I have a great range yet I never get offered any musicals.
Sharon Stone

Do not rely on unplanned music; it comes out as though it were planned, but planned by someone you cross the street to avoid.
Robert Ashley

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

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.'
Russell Crowe

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

Having played with other musicians, I don't even think the Beatles were that good
George Harrison

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

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

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

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

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

The wise musicians are those who play what they can master.
Duke Ellington

I think I should have no other mortal wants, if I could always have plenty of music. It seems to infuse strength into my limbs and ideas into my brain. Life seems to go on without effort, when I am filled with music.
George Eliot

People don't want lots and lots of single purpose devices. They do not want to have to learn how to set up something for photos, another thing for music, another thing for video.
Bill Gates

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

Music is essentially useless, as life is: but both have an ideal extension which lends utility to its conditions.
George Santayana

I'm so lucky. The best thing is that when I wake up I really want to come into work. I can play music I love and talk to Londoners. And I love to talk!
Margherita Taylor

We got into music to avoid a job, and get lots of girls.
Paul McCartney

There are people hell-bent on the idea that we're a Christian band in disguise, and that we have some secret message. We have no spiritual affiliation with this music. It's simply about life experience.
Amy Lee

Music is a beautiful opiate, if you don't take it too seriously.
Henry Miller

The music throbbed in a voice of singular and delicate power; the air was resonant with melody, love and pain. The meanest Italian in the gallery far up beneath the ceiling, the most exalted of the land in the boxes and the stalls, leaned indulgently forward, to be swept by this sweet storm of song.
Gilbert Parker

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

Music is what turns me on!
Karen Mulder

Gay nightclubs offer better dance music than straight clubs, in my experience!
Jack Davenport

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

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

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

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

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'm very keen on country music - Dolly Parton is sensational.
Joan Bakewell

When you are drumming and really feeling the music, the beat, it is like you are transported to a different place, where you feel so exhilirated and calm through your whole body.
Mickey Hart

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

MTV is the lava lamp of the 1980's... the musical channel phenomenon has been exported successfully all over the world.
Doug Ferrari

I love music passionately. And because I love it I try to free it from barren traditions that stifle it.
Claude Debussy

My music can be very expressive and contain deep emotion, but often I just write for fun and see what comes out; the majority of songs you write never see the light of day.
Art Garfunkel

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

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

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



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