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God had to create disco music so I could be born and be successful.
Donna Summer

The music business has let me touch a lot of people with my talent.
Britney Spears

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

Every man's work, whether it be literature, or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself.
Samuel Butler

When I was a kid, I went through a lot of musical phases, and one was when I'd learn everything that The Beatles ever recorded.
Eric Carr

I like any reaction I can get with my music.
Jim Morrison

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

Extraordinary how potent cheap music is.
Noel Coward

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

But I struck one chord of music, Like the sounds of a great Amen. (A Lost Chord)
Adelaide Ann Procter

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

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

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

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

By reading the scriptures I am so renewed that all nature seems renewed around me and with me. The sky seems to be a pure, a cooler blue, the trees a deeper green. The whole world is charged with the glory of God and I feel fire and music under my feet.
Thomas Merton

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

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

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

Music is the pleasure the human mind experiences from counting without being aware that it is counting.
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

'We didn't all get into music for a job! We got into music to avoid a job, in truth - and get lots of girls.'
Paul McCartney

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

It requires wisdom to understand wisdom; the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.
Walter J Lippmann

From politics and business to music and food to culture, African-Americans have helped to shape our state's colourful past and its future.
Mary Landrieu

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

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

There is no music that can't be used politically, but the motives behind the creation of that music can be non-political.
Earle Brown

One difference between poetry and lyrics is that lyrics sort of fade into the background. They fade on the page and live on the stage when set to music.
Stephen Sondheim

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

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

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

Being a recording artist and having thousands of people listening to your music and singing your songs, and paying for it? It feels great!
P J Harvey

I'm a musician so you have to bear with me from time to time when I get into one of my more creative moods!
Chad Hugo

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

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

It's [music] a big source of inspiration. With what's going on in the world, we feel almost desperate. Music also brings you peace.
Cecilia Bartoli

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

When you are confronted with an opera, you have to keep an eye on everything: the musicians, the chorus, the ballet, the singers, the staging.
Placido Domingo

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

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

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

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

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

Music is very important. It's important as a tool for learning, it can be a tool for healing, it can be no telling what, as long as we remain free to be able to create the music, to be able to experiment and to really research, and to really get time to develop the music.
Lester Bowie

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

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

I want to give the world escapism through the wonder of great music and to reach the masses.
Michael Jackson

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

Getting into the music scene and getting involved with it in London at the time that I did, that was interesting!
Dan Hawkins

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

When you're young, music gets intrinsically linked to emotions and circumstance, so that record brings back many a memory of intoxication and naughtiness.
Adam Ficek



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