Music Quotes (4067)

Quotes and citations about music


I love music and musicians. And seeing great artists dropped from labels was really frustrating and sad to me.

By : Rosanna Arquette

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Music used to change people's minds - and it still changes mine.

By : Rosanna Arquette

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It's unfortunate that music has become such big business.

By : Rosanna Arquette

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Since in music we deal with notes, not words, with chords, with transitions, with color and expression, the musical meaning always based on those notes as written and nothing else - has to be divined.

By : Claude Arrau

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Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try.

By : Mary Kay Ash

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I have very much enjoyed being in the music business in different roles through five different decades.

By : Peter Asher

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The best music of any era lasts well, I think.

By : Peter Asher

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I am still working with music, but Gordon and I no longer perform together.

By : Peter Asher

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Do not rely on unplanned music

By : Robert Ashley

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I would love to be able to pursue music as a career but honestly, I'm just not good enough.

By : Shawn Ashmore

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The reward is that you can actually create a world separate from reality with a story, actors, music, and camera design. When it works it can entertain, move people and teach us all.

By : Colleen Atwood

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The designs were based on quite a lot of research of what a movie musical is, filtered through the eyes of today. If we'd gone strictly with the '20s, the movement would have been impaired.

By : Colleen Atwood

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Music is the best means we have of digesting time.

By : W. H. Auden

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Music can be made anywhere, is invisible and does not smell.

By : W. H. Auden

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Hunting, fishing, drawing, and music occupied my every moment. Cares I knew not, and cared naught about them.

By : John James Audubon

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Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.

By : Berthold Auerbach

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

By : Marcus Aurelius

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I think today's music absolutely stinks. I really do mean that.

By : Frankie Avalon

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I've been around two years shy of 50 years doing what I do. I am a musician.

By : Frankie Avalon

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Applause should be an emotional response to the music, rather than a regulated social duty.

By : Emanuel Ax

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The sheer force of the music calls for a wild audience reaction.

By : Emanuel Ax

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The stage is close to being in the middle of the hall, so that the performers are surrounded by the listeners. I feel that we are all experiencing the music together.

By : Emanuel Ax

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The music we made then was so amateurish, compared to the rest of mainstream pop or rock and roll. But what differentiated us from what everybody else was doing in the business was the fact that you could tell that these people came from different reference areas.

By : Kevin Ayers

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Soul has no musical geographical or racial boundaries.

By : Roy Ayers

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The true beauty of music is that it connects people. It carries a message, and we, the musicians, are the messengers.

By : Roy Ayers

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When I was recording from '70 to '82, I always played piano and laid the tracks down. But I used to talk to the other musicians while the track was playing.

By : Roy Ayers

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Having good health, being able to breathe and be happy, that's one of the most beautiful gifts. On top of that, I have the gift to play music and make people happy through that. I'm just telling you from my heart, I'm so in love with life.

By : Roy Ayers

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People in England were coming up to me, saying, My mother and father turned me on to your music. This happened to me 20 years ago. When I was 40 they were saying that.

By : Roy Ayers

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People are always defining and re-defining music. My style of playing has been characterized as smooth jazz and acid jazz. I listen as I play

By : Roy Ayers

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Most musicians count at the beginning, and never count and talk to their musicians after that. They only talk to them at the end of the song. But I would count with them and talk.

By : Roy Ayers

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Most artists have contracts directly with the record company, and when they do music, all of their music is owned by the record company. But I did mine through a production company.

By : Roy Ayers

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I think music all the time.

By : Roy Ayers

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I don't think I'm really so unique. If every black person looked at their life they would quickly discover that they have been influenced by every type of music prevalent in America.

By : Roy Ayers

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A lot of the hip hop artists don't write music. They write words.

By : Roy Ayers

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I dare suggest that the composer would do himself and his music an immediate and eventual service by total, resolute and voluntary withdrawal from this public world to one of private performance and electronic media.

By : Milton Babbitt

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A musician cannot move others unless he too is moved. He must of necessity feel all of the affects that he hopes to arouse in his audience, for the revealing of his own humour will stimulate a like humour in the listener.

By : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

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Music is an agreeable harmony for the honor of God and the permissible delights of the soul.

By : Johannes Sebastian Bach

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It's easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself.

By : Johannes Sebastian Bach

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My masters are strange folk with very little care for music in them.

By : Johannes Sebastian Bach

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The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.

By : Johannes Sebastian Bach

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