Music Quotes (4067)

Quotes and citations about music


If you listen to a lot of music, it gradually seeps into your consciousness or your unconsciousness and comes out in your music.

By : John Abercrombie

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Classical musicians do this all the time. They want perfection. So they piece things together. Eight bars of this and six bars of that. Glenn Gould said that with a recording he wanted to make perfect versions of pieces.

By : John Abercrombie

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You're just sort of searching for this "thing" and sometimes you get it and sometimes you don't. All music is imperfect, but in jazz since you're improvising, at least the way I play, I'm trying to follow my train of thought in a solo.

By : John Abercrombie

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With Dick Smith there, and the words of Peter Shaffer... they've got to be the most beautiful descriptions in music ever written on film or in literature. And we could hear the music accompanying the words... What more can you ask for?

By : F. Murray Abraham

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My favorite type of music to sing to would be rock and roll, Tenacious D, Led Zeppelin, some Queen - I love all of them. I love singing to them because they're all just great voices. I love listening to very obscure jazz.

By : Casey Abrams

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You know I want to sing for people, I want to jazz people up I want to make new music that they've never heard.

By : Casey Abrams

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I love making music, I love composing on my computer, just making crazy ethnic slack orchestral tracks, that's one of my fun things.

By : Casey Abrams

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I hope America sees I am a goofy guy andI'm kind a crazy, I hope they see that I am a musician aswell, that I have music all around my body - I'm just exfoliating music, and I just hope America sees that.

By : Casey Abrams

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I was the dork in high school who sang musical numbers up and down the hallways.

By : Amy Adams

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I only write music for myself, I don't try and appeal to anyone else.

By : Bryan Adams

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I always knew I'd be in music in some sort of capacity. I didn't know if I'd be successful at it, but I knew I'd be doing something in it. Maybe get a job in a record store. Maybe even play in a band. I never got into this to be a star.

By : Bryan Adams

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

By : Joseph Addison

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Music, the greatest good that mortals know and all of heaven we have hear below.

By : Joseph Addison

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Pop is actually my least favorite kind of music, because it lacks real depth.

By : Christina Aguilera

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I could have a degree in music and come on the show, and Simon could still say 'You stink'.

By : Clay Aiken

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Music I heard with you was more than music, and bread I broke with you was more than bread. Now that I am without you, all is desolate

By : Conrad Aiken

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Choreography is mentally draining, but there's a pleasure in getting into the studio with the dancers and the music.

By : Alvin Ailey

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My favorite type of music to sing is a crossover between country and pop.

By : Lauren Alaina

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As a musician usually music is your way out.

By : Damon Albarn

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Being in Blur has allowed me to travel and hear the music that's being made all over the world.

By : Damon Albarn

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I hope we can keep doing it this way - making music and art that are pure products of our influences while not really having to let the whole celebrity side of it get in the way. Then maybe more virtual bands will come out and do the same thing.

By : Damon Albarn

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I was approached by Oxfam to go to Mali as their ambassador and get involved in their various initiatives out there. But I felt that was missing the point of using me, a musician.

By : Damon Albarn

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I'm not really one of those people who believes that if you're a musician you can just leave that behind and start getting into politics.

By : Damon Albarn

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Find people who think like you and stick with them. Make only music you are passionate about. Work only with people you like and trust. Don't sign anything.

By : Steve Albini

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By now all rock bands are wise enough to be suspicious of music industry scum.

By : Steve Albini

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Many rock musicians are excellent cooks, I've found, and those that are prefer to eat their own cooking in the studio. I encourage this behavior as I also enjoy the benefits of fresh food.

By : Steve Albini

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We have no general conceptual thrust for the band, other than trying to make music that keeps our interest. When things are novel, they are probably things we have discovered by accident or investigation rather than by design.

By : Steve Albini

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As Governor, I could think of only one way to unify our State that was made up of so many different climates, political beliefs and people, and that was our music.

By : Lamar Alexander

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It is a rare American who does not have some story about how music has made our lives richer and more interesting, how it has changed our moods, brought out the best in our character and even sometimes helped us earn a living.

By : Lamar Alexander

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I'm doing a play, a musical. The musical follows the Mamma Mia concept. It's my first LA theater project.

By : Tatyana Ali

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Right now, more people enjoy movies, music, television and movies than they do video games.

By : J Allard

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We are pushing ahead as fast as we can for all audiences, whether for the business user, the child, or the digital music enthusiast.

By : Jim Allchin

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I play a musical instrument a little, but only for my own amazement.

By : Fred Allen

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'Cause I felt I didn't have anything else to prove as a musician... and boy was I wrong about that one.

By : Rick Allen

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I look in music magazines now and see things on Luther Allison, and my name's getting out there more, thanks to all the good people at Alligator Records and at my management company.

By : Luther Allison

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I mean, look how many musicians have come through and played beside me, and I'm workin' and they're not.

By : Luther Allison

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What I want to do, is play music for somebody who believe in me.

By : Luther Allison

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I just try to do as good job with the material as I can and play some jazz as well, some improvised music, and do that every night. Just see where it goes.

By : Mose Allison

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I've heard some tunes in recent years that were pretty close to that same idea. The idea was you turn on the radio and you want to hear some music and up comes a commercial.

By : Mose Allison

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I'm playin' the music I like.

By : Mose Allison

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