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When I play my own music, or when I play new music, there's much more stress and intensity of thinking about how I'm going to make it work!
Bela Fleck

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

It is music to my ears. I have always said that if I were a rich man, I would employ a professional praiser.
Osbert Sitwell

Once you're successful with a certain kind of music, it's hard not to have faith in it as a means to stay successful.
Roberta Flack

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

These days, they have to beg me really hard and pay me lots of money if they want me to act, but I'll play music at the drop of a hat.
Ronny Cox

Music, the mosaic of the air
Andrew Marvell

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

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

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

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

I like music, too, I like playing music.
Beau Bridges

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

It is interesting to try to spot what is going on in society at large by looking at what musicians are creating.
Kirk Hammett

To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it's about, but the inner music that words make.
Truman Capote

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

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

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

Wagner's music is better than it sounds.
Mark Twain

Rock and Roll is not just a series of sounds of music refrains. Rock and Roll, like Love and Beauty, is an entity. It's around us everywhere. It feels good.
John A Marshall

A musician cannot move others unless he too is moved.
C P E Bach

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

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

Canned music is like audible wallpaper.
Alistair Cooke

I have made great music stone cold sober and awful music while on psychotropic drugs, it's just whatever's happening at the time, sometimes it is coming from the supernatural.
Jim Diamond

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

Music is what turns me on!
Karen Mulder

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

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

If music be the food of love play on
William Shakespeare

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

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

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

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

Sport is an international phenomenon, like science or music.
Avery Brundage

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

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

I've dated the sweet mama's boy, the musician rocker, the struggling artist - basically a lot of people without jobs.
Alyssa Milano

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

Silence is more musical than any song.
Christina Rossetti

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

I signed up for being in Sugababes at the age of 13 and have spent my entire life devoted to making and performing music.
Mutya Sugababe

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

A leader faces the music even when they don't like the tune.
Anonymous

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

I consider everything I compose a gift. [Modest assessment of his music!]
Keith Emerson

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

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

Music and silence combine strongly because music is done with silence, and silence is full of music.
Marcel Marceau

Always, however brutal an age may actually have been, its style transmits its music only
Andre Malraux



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