Music Quotes (4067)

Quotes and citations about music


I'm playin' music for a certain type of person. Fortunately, there are more and more of us. At least there are more comin' to see me than there were 30 years ago or so.

By : Mose Allison

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I didn't think we would ever make enough money to pay rent by playing music.

By : Gregg Allman

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The role of Barbara, in Music for Millions, was literally a tonic for me.

By : June Allyson

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So, to prepare for the role, I had to take music lessons, talk to wives who had husbands overseas, and carefully study the reactions and mannerisms of a friend who was expecting.

By : June Allyson

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Because of the wealth of fine music spread through the film, working on it held all the fun and excitement of attending a great concert.

By : June Allyson

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Knowing what I knew about Russia, as much as I loved the music and was fascinated by the songs and the whole idea of it, I knew it would be a very lengthy and frustrating process.

By : Marc Almond

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We just kind saw the images and knew the cliches, so to have the opportunity to go there and learn something about Russian music and about Russian people and to see things apart from being a tourist.

By : Marc Almond

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I thinks it really interesting how they throw the world music samples in there. I often wonder what it would be like to do something like that, but use my lyrics and my kind of style.

By : Marc Almond

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I was taken in by the bravado and the sounds of Mexico... not so much the music, but the spirit.

By : Herb Alpert

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I like to listen to classical music... I like mainline jazz.

By : Herb Alpert

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It's - as opposed to tape where you have a magnetic tape that's excited by frequencies that you hit, digital was a process where musical sounds are transferred to numbers and stored as numbers.

By : Herb Alpert

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Instrumental music can spread the international language.

By : Herb Alpert

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Selfishly, I make music for me. I like to make music. I like looking for songs. I like working with interesting musicians. I like producing records. It's something I will always do.

By : Herb Alpert

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This was during a period when I was producing Brazil '66 records and got infected by Brazilian music.

By : Herb Alpert

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He has a method that likens the musician to an athlete, so I do physical exercises designed to keep a musician in shape in order to perform the function, which is to play music.

By : Herb Alpert

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I confess that I listen to my own music for my own pleasure.

By : Herb Alpert

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Yeah, I've always sung, and I always try to find a way for music to be in my life.

By : Lauren Ambrose

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Sometimes a piece of music in the score isn't effective. When a score is too well finished with too many elements, sometimes it's too much.

By : Alejandro Amenabar

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Music is harmony, harmony is perfection, perfection is our dream, and our dream is heaven.

By : Henri Frederic Amiel

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If we ask a vague question, such as, 'What is poetry?' we expect a vague answer, such as, 'Poetry is the music of words,' or 'Poetry is the linguistic correction of disorder.'

By : A. R. Ammons

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Musically, I always allow myself to jump off of cliffs. At least that's what it feels like to me. Whether that's what it actually sounds like might depend on what the listener brings to the songs.

By : Tori Amos

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I'm a musician first, a food-lover second, a dirty mouth with feet, and a girl last time I checked.

By : Tori Amos

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When today's generation reads Jack's books or they listen to the music created by some of us, I believe that they see there is a different way of approaching today's life and today's sometimes seeming hopelessness that can provide answers.

By : David Amram

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That is what I did with Jack, and that's why he liked to do the readings with me because he knew I was there for him, and for our ability to blend the poetry and the music.

By : David Amram

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That by listening to some music, by reading some books, by looking at paintings, and most important by hanging out with one another - by collaborating with one another and creating your own network - you can achieve something that is much better than what is out there.

By : David Amram

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In symphonic music, when you are conducting, you do the same thing. You are feeling the whole orchestra, thinking ahead so you can prepare for a change.

By : David Amram

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In a jazz atmosphere, the audience members were so quiet and respectful of the musicians that you felt you were almost part of a meeting at a church or a temple, where everyone was completely in tune with the sermon and what the whole event was about.

By : David Amram

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I wish to share and pass down some of my generation's traits, and encourage young people to create their own art, music, and literature.

By : David Amram

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I learned from my uncle that jazz, like symphony music, was built to last.

By : David Amram

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Where words fail, music speaks.

By : Hans Christian Andersen

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We simply write the kind of music we enjoy most and hope that our audience will enjoy it too.

By : Benny Anderson

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Women's music is underrepresented.

By : Beth Anderson

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A lot of pop music is about stealing pocket money from children.

By : Ian Anderson

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I love X-Games music.

By : Jon Anderson

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I think one of the great moments of my life was when I could write musician on my passport.

By : Jon Anderson

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The only stuff I don't like are Broadway musicals. I hate them. I don't even like to talk about it. I can't bear musicals.

By : Laurie Anderson

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Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.

By : Laurie Anderson

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I started acting when I was 10, doing musical theater. I was a brunette at that time. I was always cast in all the exotic parts.

By : Loni Anderson

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Like most kids growing up, I had a very wide interest. I was interested in everything. I tried to take advantage of everything, from the sciences to music to writing to literature.

By : Michael P. Anderson

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I was lucky enough to be the lady that was asked to be Maria in the Sound Of Music, and that film was fortunate enough to be huge hit. The same with Mary Poppins. I got terribly lucky in that respect.

By : Julie Andrews

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