Music Quotes (4063)

Quotes and citations about music

Music is at once the product of feeling and knowledge, for it requires from its disciples, composers and performers alike, not only talent and enthusiasm, but also that knowledge and perception which are the result of protracted study and reflection... view

By: Alban Berg

When you are listening to music it is better to cover your eyes than your ears... view

By: Jose Bergaman

If you really believe music is dangerous, you should let it go in one ear and out the other... view

By: Jose Bergamin

The first condition for making music is not to make a noise... view

By: Jose Bergamin

Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls... view

By: Ingmar Bergman

The relation between practical and spiritual spheres in music is obvious, if only because it demands ears, finger, consciousness and intellect... view

By: Luciano Berio

In music, as I find myself forever saying, things don't get better or worse: they evolve and transform themselves... view

By: Luciano Berio

Well, I didn't really grow up playing or listening to metal, like many of the kids I went to school with. I only got into it in my late teens, so when Marilyn Manson formed, it was at a time when I was still excited about approaching music from that angle... view

By: Daisy Berkowitz

There are kids out there that are into Iron Maiden and others who are strictly into industrial music, but they come for the same reason.. view

By: Daisy Berkowitz

Love cannot express the idea of music, while music may give an idea of love... view

By: Hector Berlioz

As a culture I see us as presently deprived of subtleties. The music is loud, the anger is elevated, sex seems lacking in sweetness and privacy... view

By: Shelley Berman

Taking employment out of the country - now that's taking away jobs. These shows employ a lot of people: production, post-production, music supervisors, camera people. A hundred people or more... view

By: Corbin Bernsen

There's no way I can compete with someone who can write rap or rock and roll. Nor do I wish to. But I've always kept up to date with music changes. I worked very hard not to type myself... view

By: Elmer Bernstein

I would do the occasional score. I thought it was the most thrilling thing. It was instant. You made the music and they played it right away to millions of people. I found it thrilling... view

By: Elmer Bernstein

Music can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable... view

By: Leonard Bernstein

This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before... view

By: Leonard Bernstein

We like to think of film and music as art, but actually art is something that is not restricted... view

By: Ahmed Best

I think I'm a music fan before anything else... view

By: Nuno Bettencourt

I didn't really start writing music or lyrics or turning them into songs until I went to San Francisco... view

By: Jello Biafra

I think older people can appreciate my music because I really show my heart when I sing, and it's not corny. I think I can grow as an artist, and my fans will grow with me... view

By: Justin Bieber

When I was confronted with official tuition, the academic thing, I could see no relationship whatever between that and the music I'd been writing since I was 11... view

By: Harrison Birtwistle

When I was a kid, I wrote music - from the age of 11 until the age of 18... view

By: Harrison Birtwistle

When I dealt with set theory, I could never make it be the music that I wanted... view

By: Harrison Birtwistle

This sounds horribly pretentious, but I like to think that if music hadn't existed, I could have invented it... view

By: Harrison Birtwistle

My operas usually come from musical ideas rather than ideas about subject matter... view

By: Harrison Birtwistle

Music is such a problem in the time it takes... view

By: Harrison Birtwistle

One thing I've tried to do in writing music is take on very basic things, very archetypal things... view

By: Harrison Birtwistle

People say my music is English. I don't know what it is. Maybe it's not me writing English music, but that English music is becoming more like me... view

By: Harrison Birtwistle

I'm not a music lover in the sense that I look for something to have on. I've never had that attitude to music... view

By: Harrison Birtwistle

Minimalism now is a reaction to what came before. It's absolutely of its time. Music moved into the set theory thing, and moved out of it... view

By: Harrison Birtwistle

I wrote music as soon as I knew notation... view

By: Harrison Birtwistle

I think music has gone through a period of something very severe, rather radical, rather the way painting did with cubism... view

By: Harrison Birtwistle

I don't think there is much American music... view

By: Harrison Birtwistle

Situation comedies are old-fashioned - they stick to formulas. I resent their music which is old fashioned. I resent the use of a laugh track... view

By: Bill Bixby

As a musician I tell you that if you were to suppress adultery, fanaticism, crime, evil, the supernatural, there would no longer be the means for writing one note... view

By: Georges Bizet

For a person as obsessed with music as I am, I always hear a song in the back of my head, all the time, and that usually is my own tune. I've done that all my life... view

By: Bjork

I would like to teach music. It's weird the way they teach music in schools like Julliard these days... view

By: Bjork

I use computers for email, staying current with my own website as well as finding important information through other websites. I also use it for creating MP3 files of new music I'm working on... view

By: Clint Black

Bob Dylan is quite a songwriter, and a great singer and musician. I won't bother with comparing myself to him, but I will say that I heard his records at a very young age and I still listen to all his records... view

By: Frank Black

You should never rely on interviews with musicians as being factual. Most of them are mangled and even have made up stuff in them, that is to say, made up stuff by the writer or editor... view

By: Frank Black