Billy Joel Quotes on music

Musicians want to be the loud voice for so many quiet hearts... view

By: Billy Joel

Musicians now find themselves in the unlikely position of being legitimate. At least the IRS thinks so... view

By: Billy Joel

More than art, more than literature, music is universally accessible... view

By: Billy Joel

It's really hard to make a living as a musician. It's almost impossible... view

By: Billy Joel

If you make music for the human needs you have within yourself, then you do it for all humans who need the same things. You enrich humanity with the profound expression of these feelings... view

By: Billy Joel

Those who have expressed doubts and misgivings about their ability to live this kind of life shouldn't try, because being a musician is not something you chose to be, it is something you are... view

By: Billy Joel

Like family, we are tied to each other. This is what all good musicians understand... view

By: Billy Joel

We are living in a time when American popular music is finally being recognized as one of our most successful exports. The demand is huge... view

By: Billy Joel

When I look at great works of art or listen to inspired music, I sense intimate portraits of the specific times in which they were created... view

By: Billy Joel

When I was 19, I made my first good week's pay as a club musician. It was enough money for me to quit my job at the factory and still pay the rent and buy some food. I freaked... view

By: Billy Joel

When I was a young musician, the only option available to pursue secondary education in music was to attend a classical conservatory... view

By: Billy Joel

Why do musicians give so much time to charitable causes? The most humanitarian cause that we can give our time to is the creation and performance of music itself... view

By: Billy Joel

Most people are satisfied with the junk food being sold as music... view

By: Billy Joel

I'm probably writing music now for the same reason as I started writing songs when I was 14 - to meet women... view

By: Billy Joel

Artist - musicians, painters, writers, poets, always seem to have had the most accurate perception of what is really going on around them, not the official version or the popular perception of contemporary life... view

By: Billy Joel

Don't make music for some vast, unseen audience or market or ratings share or even for something as tangible as money. Though it's crucial to make a living, that shouldn't be your inspiration. Do it for yourself... view

By: Billy Joel

For whatever reason, not all people are born with the particular gift of being able to express ourselves through music. And, believe me, it is a gift... view

By: Billy Joel

Historically, musicians know what it is like to be outside the norm - walking the high wire without a safety net. Our experience is not so different from those who march to the beat of different drummers... view

By: Billy Joel

I can't think of one person I've ever met who didn't like some type of music... view

By: Billy Joel

Have you listened to the radio lately? Have you heard the canned, frozen and processed product being dished up to the world as American popular music today?.. view

By: Billy Joel