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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

If I could have done things differently with our music or how we wrote and became who we were, we wouldn't have been who we are now.
Isaac Hanson

I also combined the R&B feel with the pop music of Taiwan... I wanted to bring the R&B flavor and other Westernized sounds to my music, because that's the type of music I grew up listening to.
Coco Lee

It was because of him [John Peel] I got to hear some of the most obscure but influential music I ever heard.
James Dean Bradfield

You're talking to someone who really understands rock music.
Tipper Gore

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

My advice would be: if you want to pursue a career in the music business, don't
X Factor

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

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]
Harry Redknapp

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

Music is not just something that moves you, it is something that has the power to change you, and that is very powerful indeed.
Hank Jones

When you play music, when you are a musician, you have to realise that the great highs of playing a wonderful piece with a full orchestra is temporary and so make the most of it at the time.
Skitch Henderson

He that lives in hope dances without music.
George Herbert

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

Avant-garde music is sort of research music. You're glad someone's done it but you don't necessarily want to listen to it!
Brian Eno

Most true artists care about music as a pure, passionate art form, but can get caught in the trap of the business. Which, sadly, has now become more important than the artist or even the music itself.
Rosanna Arquette

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

There is nothing stable in the world; uproar's your only music.
John Keats

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

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

A painter paints his pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence. We provide the music, and you provide the silence.
Leopold Stokowski

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

Silence is more musical than any song.
Christina Rossetti

Jazz is for everybody. The bottom line is that we believe jazz is really good music and deserves to be presented in the right way
James Morrison

Pop is actually my least favourite kind of music, because it lacks real depth.
Christina Aguilera

Hell is full of musical amateurs.
George Bernard Shaw

People today are still living off the table scraps of the sixties. They are still being passed around - the music and the ideas.
Bob Dylan

We're in the dark ages if J-Lo can have a music career because of her ass. And let's face it, that's it.
Jack Black

One of the greatest gifts you can have through your music and as a result of it is to truly be able to touch people with what you say and sing.
George Grove

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

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

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'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

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

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

Modern music is as dangerous as cocaine.
Pietro Mascagni

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

I think for our fans, the one thing Sugababes has come to stand for above all else is our consistent and unique style of music
Keisha Sugababes

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

There is something wonderful about singing and writing music, I think there is something special about creativity and the ability humans have in that area.
Kim Gordon

I write songs because I have to write them, and if I didn't I'd be doing some other kind of music that didn't require a song.
John Frusciante

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

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

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

A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself.
Abraham Maslow

Music is God's gift to man, the only art of Heaven given to earth, the only art of earth we take to Heaven.
Walter Landor

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

When you have listened to enough music for long enough it is hard to find something that really is a brand new type of sound no matter what people say or hype about their materials.
Jerry Hunt

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

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



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