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

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

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

Learning music by reading about it is like making love by mail.
Luciano Pavarotti

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

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

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

A sculptor is a person who is interested in the shape of things, a poet in words, a musician by sounds.
Henry Moore

It has a lot of sentimental value and I would love to keep it after the run is over [on her nun's habit she wears in the sound of music]
Connie Fisher

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

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

Hey, I'm not Hollywood. I donít live in Hollywood... I live in the UK...and Iím not an actress...yeah ok Iíve met some Hollywood actors but Iím into music, Iím not part of the 'acting scene'... I was in a movie 2 years ago and I was the worst actress ever...so Iím not Hollywood at all.
Fabiola Gatti

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

Our music has depth, and attempts philosophical thought and meaning with discussions of infinity, eternity and mortality. [Not taking it all a bit too seriously, I hope?]
David Gilmour

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

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

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

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

John [Peel] was simply one of my favourite men in the whole world - as a music fan and presenter he was simply an inspiration.
Jo Whiley

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

Conductors' careers are made for the most part with 'Romantic' music. 'Classic' music eliminates the conductor; we do not remember him in it.
Igor Stravinsky

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

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

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

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

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

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

I think I infuse the music with a new passion. Part of this is because I have fallen in love: I am in love with the New York Philharmonic.
Lorin Maazel

Music is everything to me, and hopefully that comes across with what I do.
Bobby Valentino

I feel ready to move on, grow up and make great music again.
Whitney Houston

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

His immense power is lightened by a rhythm which has in it as little obvious propulsion as a movement of music by Mozart.
Neville Cardus

'I don't know anything about music. In my line of work you don't have to.'
Elvis Presley

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

I was irrevocably betrothed to laughter, the sound of which has always seemed to me to be the most civilised music in the world.
Peter Ustinov

Can you see me being like Steps? I don't think so. My music is much more mature and more meaningful.
Caprice

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

Yes, I always feel that the music I like, and I genuinely like, the stuff I play on the radio is my own way of going out on the street and righting these wrongs that I think should be righted.
John Peel

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

Music is the soundtrack of your life.
Dick Clark

Music begins to atrophy when it departs too far from the dance... poetry begins to atrophy when it gets too far from music.
Ezra Pound

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

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

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

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.
Ian Rankin

Generally, it's very difficult to get established in the music business in any era.
Peter Asher

So long as the human spirit thrives on this planet, music in some living form will accompany and sustain it and give it expressive meaning.
Aaron Copland

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

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

First of all, the music that people call Latin or Spanish is really African. So Black people need to get the credit for that.
Carlos Santana



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