Music Quotes (4063)

Quotes and citations about music

I don't try to make 15 musicians sound like two each... view

By: Les Baxter

Well, a few years ago I think I could have given you a more enthusiastic answer about that but in the last few years, for the first time in my life, I really haven't listened to much music. I used to work with music on and now I don't... view

By: Ann Beattie

When I lived in New York, not only did I have safety locks on the door but I had the music going, keeping the city at a distance, trying to find creative time and peace and so forth... view

By: Ann Beattie

Falling in Place was meant to be very much rooted in a place and time, and music was a part of that... view

By: Ann Beattie

I could name a few songs and say exactly what summer they came out and what boy I thought I was in love with when I was fourteen years old, but I think that music used to be really more a part of the culture when people went out dancing in a different way than they do now... view

By: Ann Beattie

I'll tell you what I would do in a shot if I could. I would sing in the barbershop quartet in The Music Man... view

By: Ned Beatty

There's never any pressure on the music having to be something... view

By: Beck

Every time you go in, it's like starting over. You don't know how you did the other records. You're learning all over. It's some weird musician amnesia, or maybe the road wipes it out... view

By: Beck

I sat out a few years because I wasn't really sure what I wanted to do next. So many things were changing in music and in culture, so it seemed like a good time to step back... view

By: Beck

I think you have to keep a childlike quality to play music or make a record... view

By: Beck

The repercussions of what you put out and what people gravitate to in your music never registered at all. I never had that thing that maybe other bands have - a specific idea of what they are and what their sound is... view

By: Beck

I'm a self-taught musician aside from what I've been able to pick up from other players... view

By: Walter Becker

My primary influences were the best jazz players from the 50's and 60's and later some of the pop people from the same time period along with the better of the well known blues musicians... view

By: Walter Becker

It was so wonderful outside that even the wild senselessness of this enormous death, whose music I hear again and again, could not disturb me from my great enjoyment!.. view

By: Max Beckmann

The average Englishman has no idea of the dynamism in the music scene here... view

By: Kabir Bedi

The English may not like music, but they absolutely love the noise it makes... view

By: Thomas Beecham

A musicologist is a man who can read music but can't hear it... view

By: Thomas Beecham

Movie music is noise... even more painful than my sciatica... view

By: Thomas Beecham

Great music is that which penetrates the ear with facility and leaves the memory with difficulty. Magical music never leaves the memory... view

By: Thomas Beecham

Of all the music that reached farthest into heaven, it is the beating of a loving heart... view

By: Henry Ward Beecher

Beethoven can write music, thank God, but he can do nothing else on earth... view

By: Ludwig van Beethoven

Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life... view

By: Ludwig van Beethoven

Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life... view

By: Ludwig van Beethoven

Music is the wine which inspires one to new generative processes, and I am Bacchus who presses out this glorious wine for mankind and makes them spiritually drunken... view

By: Ludwig van Beethoven

Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears form the eyes of woman... view

By: Ludwig van Beethoven

Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend... view

By: Ludwig van Beethoven

Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy... view

By: Ludwig van Beethoven

I'd do pretty much anything to get back on stage. I'd like to develop a new musical. I nearly had a heart attack when I heard that they're developing John Waters' Cry-Baby because that is so amazing and super and wonderful and I wish that I could be involved. But it's not the right time and I understand that. But I hear things like that and I get that little tingle in my stomach... view

By: Kristen Bell

Growing up in Memphis and listening to all kinds of music and dreaming... So that was one of the first times I wrote a complete song and set it to music and the whole bit. From then on, I was busy with it... view

By: William Bell

To me, all writing is like music. And especially dialogue. I studied music in college.. view

By: Dirk Benedict

Work on good prose has three steps: a musical stage when it is composed, an architectonic one when it is built, and a textile one when it is woven... view

By: Walter Benjamin

We'd like to think that our music will always be bigger than any one of our individual personalities... view

By: Chester Bennington

Leaders must encourage their organizations to dance to forms of music yet to be heard... view

By: Warren G. Bennis

I have been doing music all my life so everyday when I get up I expect music will be part of it... view

By: George Benson

I listen to other guitar players, yeah. It gives me new concepts and shows me where the instrument is going for the future and it is going some places. There are some musicians who are really putting out a good vibe with new theories. I try and keep up... view

By: George Benson

When the music and the characters are flawlessly synchronized, the opera develops an emotional force that movies and plays cannot match... view

By: Bruce Beresford

The music of the most popular operas is so highly esteemed, it can stand endless revivals... view

By: Bruce Beresford

In opera, everyone's watching from a fixed viewpoint, and that really challenges you. Lighting, the sets, stage groupings, the music-but doesn't relate too much to film... view

By: Bruce Beresford

It is essential to do everything possible to attract young people to opera so they can see that it is not some antiquated art form but a repository of the most glorious music and drama that man has created... view

By: Bruce Beresford

I can tell you, dearest friend, that if it became known how much friendship, love and a world of human and spiritual references I have smuggled into these three movements, the adherents of programme music - should there be any left - would go mad with joy... view

By: Alban Berg