Music Quotes (4067)

Quotes and citations about music


I think maybe chance works better in a situation like music because music exists over a period of time, and you don't maintain constantly the you can't refer back from one area to another area.

By : Robert Rauschenberg

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But it is equally necessary to consider the implications for a society if there are fewer and fewer young people making music because we are economising on music schools or musical education in schools.

By : Johannes Rau

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Education is more than Pisa. Particularly musical education. We also need education and training for more than reasons of usefulness and marketability.

By : Johannes Rau

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And it's a crime because the great plays of history, going all the way back to the Greeks, are part of everybody's heritage. It's just like in music, Beethoven or Mozart, that's everybody's heritage.

By : Tony Randall

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The process of filmmaking is very musical, you get into the rhythm and the rhythmics of how someone is, especially with Woody Allen who is very much into body language and body movement.

By : Charlotte Rampling

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I started listening to and playing other music in the '90s. It was after hearing other bands, like Bad Religion, cover Ramones songs that I started to like our songs again.

By : Dee Dee Ramone

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Emphasis on the common emotive or affective origins of music and words in the first cries of humankind undermines words.

By : Jean Philippe Rameau

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We just sang real simple songs in a simple way that got to people. We didn't try to tart them up with orchestral arrangements and all the stuff. We were all blues fanatics. We like R+B and blues and simple, gut-feeling music.

By : Mick Ralphs

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When I did it, I was a starving musician in London in a basement flat, but a simple tune with the right singer or the right situation can become very well liked and accepted. I'm only too pleased to say it happened with that one.

By : Mick Ralphs

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The consolidation of the music business has made it difficult to encourage styles like the blues, all of which deserve to be celebrated as part of our most treasured national resources.

By : Bonnie Raitt

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I don't think there's ever been any music quite like what we came up with.

By : Bonnie Raitt

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There were so many great music and political scenes going on in the late '60s in Cambridge. The ratio of guys to girls at Harvard was four to one, so all of those things were playing in my mind.

By : Bonnie Raitt

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I think my fans will follow me into our combined old age. Real musicians and real fans stay together for a long, long time.

By : Bonnie Raitt

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There's nothing like living a long time to create a depth and soulfulness in your music.

By : Bonnie Raitt

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We used to listen to all the marvelous operas on records. Music was a very important part of our lives.

By : Charlotte Rae

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Getting back to the point, a guy like Jerry, he deals with the business, and he doesn't see it as being evil or ugly, it's what you have to do, and I mean I know there's some really ugly parts to it and parts which drive me nuts, but not in the same way as music business.

By : Trevor Rabin

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I thoroughly enjoyed working on Enemy of the State. Tony Scott is an important director, and has an amazing ability to express himself, and he doesn't do it in musical terms , he does it in emotional terms. I got along really well with him.

By : Trevor Rabin

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Yes was a band where we could explore some of those ideas, but I knew that if I wanted to get into orchestral music and make a living at it, movies seemed to be a perfect spot.

By : Trevor Rabin

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But recently I began to feel that maybe I wouldn't be able to do what I want to do and need to do with American musicians, who are imprisoned behind these bars

By : Sun Ra

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I am a musician, but I'm another type of musician.

By : Sun Ra

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I use music as a medium to talk to people.

By : Sun Ra

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Today's symphonic music is sponsored by the upper structures of society.

By : Sun Ra

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Music is a language, you see, a universal language.

By : Sun Ra

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Reading music is something that's inherently hateful to me. It makes music like mathematics.

By : Robert Quine

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I also have a big love of classical music played on piano because this is the environment I grew up in my brother being one of the great masters in this world.

By : Suzi Quatro

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Len and I had parted musical ways and this was one of the problems.

By : Suzi Quatro

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There is geometry in the humming of the strings, there is music in the spacing of the spheres.

By : Pythagoras

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For that reason you can't write with music playing, and anyone who says he can is either writing badly, or not listening to the music, or lying. You need to hear what you're writing, and for that you need silence.

By : Philip Pullman

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I'm not terribly happy about rock and roll. Certain rock music is uninspiring, numbing

By : Manuel Puig

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My mother had to explain that one couldn't compose a Liszt rhapsody because it was a piece of music that Liszt himself had composed.

By : Sergei Prokofiev

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No one had ever told me that whites were supposed to sing one kind of music and blacks another - I sang what I liked in the only voice I had.

By : Charley Pride

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It isn't reasonable to expect that everyone in the world is a country music fan. Not yet, anyway.

By : Charley Pride

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I think there's enough room in country music for everybody.

By : Charley Pride

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What we don't need in country music is divisiveness, public criticism of each other, and some arbitrary judgement of what belongs and what doesn't.

By : Charley Pride

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The tastes of country music fans are not limited to the narrow range defined by consultants and programmers and record company moguls.

By : Charley Pride

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Until MTV, television had not been a huge influence on music. To compete with MTV, the country music moguls felt they had to appeal to the same young audience and do it the way MTV did.

By : Charley Pride

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I'd love to be a saxophonist. I don't know why, but I pretend I'm the saxophonist when I listen to music. I have about as much chance playing the sax as I do learning how to fly.

By : Richard Price

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I'm desperate to start a career in music.

By : Katie Price

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I do know one thing: I wish people were doing more dangerous musicals, more courageous musicals and not just falling into the trap of trying to figure out what the public wants, because you find out that the public very often wants what's good.

By : Hal Price

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It costs a great deal of money to do a musical, and the more money involved, the more big business influences the artform.

By : Hal Price

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