Music Quotes (4063)

Quotes and citations about music

The movie Spinal Tap rocked my world. It's for rock what The Sound of Music was for hills. They really nailed how dumb rock can be... view

By: Jack Black

I played, like, a year of piano until I learned the Pink Panther theme. That was my goal. Once I was good enough, I quit. Now my music has to have some rock... view

By: Jack Black

We're in the dark ages if J-Lo can have a music career because of her ass. And let's face it, that's it... view

By: Jack Black

My father, a mining engineer and colliery manager, gave his brood many advantages not least of which, for me, was his love of singing which gave music a central place in our lives... view

By: James W. Black

Apart from two periods of intense study, of music between the ages of 12 and 14 and of mathematics between the ages of 14 and 16, I coasted, daydreaming, through most of my school years... view

By: James W. Black

Watch MTV and you can see what the music scene is like in England. The Spice Girls? Not a lot of creativity in the commercial area. There are still great musicians in England, but not a lot being heard that much... view

By: Jimmy Carl Black

I've been writing Indian music for a while. Indian music is about Mother Earth, and mine is no exception... view

By: Jimmy Carl Black

Frank was the BOSS and was not open to anything that was not from his head. There were no arguments about music because if you did, he would show you where the door was. Period... view

By: Jimmy Carl Black

I had pretty much raised my kids and my first wife and I were divorced, so I began, in earnest, to start my musical career again. Going for the big record deal and all of that... view

By: Jimmy Carl Black

I'm not good enough, technically, to be a classic musician. I lack discipline... view

By: Ritchie Blackmore

I'm very moved by Renaissance music, but I still love to play hard rock - though only if it's sophisticated and has some thought behind it... view

By: Ritchie Blackmore

I used to be with a publishing house called Roosevelt Music. A gentleman there told me he had seen Peggy Lee perform Fever in Las Vegas and I found out later she wanted to record it... view

By: Otis Blackwell

I like this town, it's really great. They've put me in The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. This town is about music. It's about the kind of music I like... view

By: Otis Blackwell

I grew up in Ohio, and I was a musicologist since I was little.. view

By: Nina Blackwood

The heyday of video music was the mid 80's... view

By: Nina Blackwood

My reading is always about musical biographies. I have an innate interest and passion for that... view

By: Nina Blackwood

I worked with three people who were doing video music shows before MTV... view

By: Nina Blackwood

Absolute 80's is three hours of mainstream 80's music. I also do New Wave Nation that is more cutting edge. It is more punk stuff from the 70's to the 90's... view

By: Nina Blackwood

Rock is young music, it is youth oriented. It just speaks for a generation... view

By: Ruben Blades

So that I saw music as a way of documenting realities from the urban cities of Latin America... view

By: Ruben Blades

What is interesting in this is the exchange of music that occurred between New Orleans and Cuba, I mean, they had ferries that would go from one port to another... view

By: Ruben Blades

And music was a very important part of our lives. The radio was on all day... view

By: Ruben Blades

Anywhere you had a commerce center, you had a lot of music... view

By: Ruben Blades

Every band had their own distinctive sound, but it was pretty much dancing music and rhythmic music with a tremendous emphasis on copying the Cuban models... view

By: Ruben Blades

Poetry fettered, fetters the human race. Nations are destroyed or flourish in proportion as their poetry, painting, and music are destroyed or flourish... view

By: William Blake

A name doesn't make the music. It's just called that to differentiate it from other types of music... view

By: Art Blakey

Jazz is known all over the world as an American musical art form and that's it. No America, no jazz. I've seen people try to connect it to other countries, for instance to Africa, but it doesn't have a damn thing to do with Africa... view

By: Art Blakey

Music is supposed to wash away the dust of everyday life... view

By: Art Blakey

Music washes away the dust of every day life... view

By: Art Blakey

Lovers of painting and lovers of music are people who openly display their preference like a delectable ailment that isolates them and makes them proud... view

By: Maurice Blanchot

I was the lead in two musicals, and I took dance classes... view

By: Corbin Bleu

When you are studying jazz, the best thing to do is listen to records or listen to live music. It isn't as though you go to a teacher. You just listen as much as you can and absorb everything... view

By: Carla Bley

There are times when what's happening in rock is the best music in the world, and there are times when there is nothing worthwhile at all... view

By: Carla Bley

One performer whose band played my music better than I could myself was Art Farmer. He recorded 'Sing Me Softly of the Blues' and 'Ad Infinitum'... view

By: Carla Bley

Listening is more important than anything else because that's what music is. Somebody is playing something and you're receiving it. It is sending and receiving... view

By: Carla Bley

I got started when I was 3 years old because my father was a music teacher and my lessons were free. Instead of learning to walk, you learn to play the piano... view

By: Carla Bley

I listen to gospel music... view

By: Mary J. Blige

When it came to the music that we produced, I am pretty happy with what we did... view

By: Dave Blood

Nothing is more singular about this generation than its addiction to music... view

By: Allan Bloom

Yeah when I was 7 or 8 my moms would have little parties, and I would play the music... view

By: Kurtis Blow