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music quotes (75)

I wake up in the morning, I do a little stretching exercises, pick up the horn and play.
Herb Alpert   Category: Music

Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.
Laurie Anderson   Category: Music

Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Maya Angelou   Category: Music

Music is the best means we have of digesting time.
W. H. Auden   Category: Music

No good opera plot can be sensible, for people do not sing when they are feeling sensible.
W. H. Auden   Category: Music

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Berthold Auerbach   Category: Music

Music is intended and designed for sentient beings that have hopes and purposes and emotions.
Jacques Barzun   Category: Music

Any good music must be an innovation.
Les Baxter   Category: Music

Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Ludwig van Beethoven   Category: Music

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.
Bruce Beresford   Category: Music

Music can change the world because it can change people.
Bono   Category: Music

Music is the fourth great material want, first food, then clothes, then shelter, then music.
Christian Nestell Bovee   Category: Music

It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature and everlasting beauty of monotony.
Benjamin Britten   Category: Music

Who hears music feels his solitude peopled at once.
Robert Browning   Category: Music

My father used to sing to me in my mother's womb. I think I can name about any tune in two beats.
Yancy Butler   Category: Music

Music's not like becoming a doctor, who can walk into a community and find people who need him.
Charlie Byrd   Category: Music

If you look deep enough you will see music; the heart of nature being everywhere music.
Thomas Carlyle   Category: Music

Music is well said to be the speech of angels.
Thomas Carlyle   Category: Music

Music is something that always lifts my spirits and makes me happy, and when I make music I always hope it will have the same effect on whoever listens to it.
Aaron Carter   Category: Music

I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food or water.
Ray Charles   Category: Music

My music had roots which I'd dug up from my own childhood, musical roots buried in the darkest soil.
Ray Charles   Category: Music

I was growing up listening to Queen. Freddie Mercury threw those incredible melodies into his songs.
Gary Cherone   Category: Music

All good music resembles something. Good music stirs by its mysterious resemblance to the objects and feelings which motivated it.
Jean Cocteau   Category: Music

Music has charms to sooth a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.
William Congreve   Category: Music

Composers shouldn't think too much - it interferes with their plagiarism.
Howard Dietz   Category: Music

You are the music while the music lasts.
T. S. Eliot   Category: Music

The wise musicians are those who play what they can master.
Duke Ellington   Category: Music

Music should be your escape.
Missy Elliot   Category: Music

But when you get music and words together, that can be a very powerful thing.
Bryan Ferry   Category: Music

Secretly, I wanted to look like Jimi Hendrix, but I could never quite pull it off.
Bryan Ferry   Category: Music

You can never get silence anywhere nowadays, have you noticed?
Bryan Ferry   Category: Music

I asked my daughter when she was 16, What's the buzz on the street with the kids? She's going, to be honest, Dad, most of my friends aren't into Kiss. But they've all been told that it's the greatest show on Earth.
Ace Frehley   Category: Music

Music is nothing else but wild sounds civilized into time and tune.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Music

I don't care much about music. What I like is sounds.
Dizzy Gillespie   Category: Music

Music happens to be an art form that transcends language.
Herbie Hancock   Category: Music

There's nothing like music to relieve the soul and uplift it.
Mickey Hart   Category: Music

Music is the soul of language.
Max Heindel   Category: Music

When words leave off, music begins.
Heinrich Heine   Category: Music

Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Jimi Hendrix   Category: Music

Music is my religion.
Jimi Hendrix   Category: Music

Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune.
Kin Hubbard   Category: Music

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Aldous Huxley   Category: Music

I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music.
Billy Joel   Category: Music

I've said that playing the blues is like having to be black twice. Stevie Ray Vaughan missed on both counts, but I never noticed.
B. B. King   Category: Music

The iPod completely changed the way people approach music.
Karl Lagerfeld   Category: Music

Music is love in search of a word.
Sidney Lanier   Category: Music

Music is everybody's possession. It's only publishers who think that people own it.
John Lennon   Category: Music

If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music.
Gustav Mahler   Category: Music

The real art of conducting consists in transitions.
Gustav Mahler   Category: Music

There's a lot of music that sounds like it's literally computer-generated, totally divorced from a guy sitting down at an instrument.
Aimee Mann   Category: Music

One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Bob Marley   Category: Music

For me, singing sad songs often has a way of healing a situation. It gets the hurt out in the open into the light, out of the darkness.
Reba McEntire   Category: Music

You can't stay the same. If you're a musician and a singer, you have to change, that's the way it works.
Van Morrison   Category: Music

It was my 16th birthday - my mom and dad gave me my Goya classical guitar that day. I sat down, wrote this song, and I just knew that that was the only thing I could ever really do - write songs and sing them to people.
Stevie Nicks   Category: Music

If you want to make beautiful music, you must play the black and the white notes together.
Richard M. Nixon   Category: Music

Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life.
Jean Paul   Category: Music

Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.
Plato   Category: Music

Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.
Plato   Category: Music

I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Elvis Presley   Category: Music

My music, my songs are 100 percent inspired by girl power.
Paulina Rubio   Category: Music

Music when healthy, is the teacher of perfect order, and when depraved, the teacher of perfect disorder.
John Ruskin   Category: Music

The advice I am giving always to all my students is above all to study the music profoundly... music is like the ocean, and the instruments are little or bigger islands, very beautiful for the flowers and trees.
Andres Segovia   Category: Music

Music is always changing and the changes are unpredictable.
Billy Sheehan   Category: Music

Music is forever; music should grow and mature with you, following you right on up until you die.
Paul Simon   Category: Music

Everywhere in the world, music enhances a hall, with one exception: Carnegie Hall enhances the music.
Isaac Stern   Category: Music

Sometimes before we make a record I go back and listen to a few. It's equally humbling and uplifting.
Michael Stipe   Category: Music

All music is beautiful.
Billy Strayhorn   Category: Music

Music is a performance and needs the audience.
Michael Tippett   Category: Music

Music is the shorthand of emotion.
Leo Tolstoy   Category: Music

Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Lao Tzu   Category: Music