Music quotes and sayings
Nat King Cole
I love music. It's freedom, a way to deal with pent-up frustration.
I'm not saying you can't be successful in the music industry without Spotify. But when I look at the future of music, I don't think scarcity is the model anymore. We have to embrace ubiquity - that music is everywhere.
I had to listen to the classical music because it calms me down, calms my nerves down.
I don't think I'd want to concentrate on just acting because I love music, and things are going really well, so I think I will always continue to make music.
I have lots of friends who are musicians and it is such a huge victory to survive in music, period - but if you get sick or injured and don't have the kind of coverage we get in Canada, you are doomed.
Yoga is almost like music in a way; there's no end to it.
I was growing up listening to Queen. Freddie Mercury threw those incredible melodies into his songs.
Music is life itself. What would this world be without good music? No matter what kind it is.
Music is the embodiment of my soul. When I play, I'm not performing a song: I'm becoming it.
Old music is the same as new music - it's just a different way of delivering it.
Music can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable.
Music is the answer to the mystery of life. The most profound of all the arts, It expresses the deepest thoughts of life.
I can spend the day without writing or reading, but I can't spend a day without listening to music. I listen to music on a Walkman; it's from the 19th century, I know.
Music is the greatest communication in the world. Even if people don't understand the language that you're singing in, they still know good music when they hear it.
In the '365 Fresh' MV, the story ends with us falling to the ground. Meanwhile, the 'Retro Future' MV features us falling onto a car in the beginning. The car that appears in both music videos is the same kind.
Trance is a very emotional and uplifting form of dance music. It appeals to many people in this way having such a strong connection with emotions. It makes people happy and ready to party.
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.
It's our responsibility for the village to say, 'Hey we're going to create these programs,' whether it's sports, creative arts, music, we need some things to give young people positive things to do, and that's including jobs.
I can't work without music.
I really like Caravan Palace's electro swing stuff. They incorporate the electronic, but when you see them live, they're all on stage playing live music. They're all playing their instruments. They drop these beats with the DJs that are so incredible.
If you are already happy, music heightens your joy.
My mentor was Clara Ward of the famous Ward gospel singers of Philadelphia. And my dad was my coach. He coached me. And just my natural love for music is what drove me.
I never took my SAT's. I never applied to college. I moved right out here and jumped into the thick of things. Whether that was the smart move or not, I'm sitting here talking to you now, so it paid off.
Long intros are cool because there's a little bit of anticipation, you know?
True country music is honesty, sincerity, and real life to the hilt.
If you look at music, you see theme, variation, you see symmetry, asymmetry, you see structure, and these are related to skills in the real world.
Dave Van Ronk
Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.
Arthur Russell is very important to me on many levels, and when I read Tim Lawrence's biography on him, 'Hold on to Your Dreams,' one of the things I took away was: first thought, best thought. I live by that when I make my own music.
I do put a lot of God in my music, but not because I'm super religious. There are a lot of demons in my music, too. I acknowledge both.
Your family are people you lean on and learn from. When I told my family I wanted to do music, they were really supportive.
Secretly, I wanted to look like Jimi Hendrix, but I could never quite pull it off.
I like to be with my friends and my family, listen to music and read books. Things like that relax me.
Fashion and music are two great artistic forms that can be molded by the youth culture - our taste and our passion for evolving things in our limited time on earth allows us to look at things with fresh eyes.
If the king loves music, there is little wrong in the land.
I don't know if music can change the world overnight but I know that music can help someone make it through a difficult night.
With good music, yes, we can bring people together because a good song will touch your soul no matter what and where it is coming from.
There's no separation between electronic music and acoustic music. It's all one thing. Each song has its own heartbeat. Each song has its own soul.
Death is the king of this world: 'Tis his park where he breeds life to feed him. Cries of pain are music for his banquet.
I think often sadness is a great place to get songs from.
What annoys the hell out of me is the arrogance of some people. They don't even listen to our music, they decided in advance that they don't like it.
Billie Joe Armstrong
I grew up in the city. Both my mother and father were factory workers, and I loved the life in the 'metro.' Everybody saw me as a very urban guy. And I was.
Keep doing what you do, and people that enjoy what you do are gonna buy your music and love on you.
Jazz is a white term to define black people. My music is black classical music.
The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils.
Learning music by reading about it is like making love by mail.
That's the miracle of music. No one can reinterpret a Picasso, but a song can be remixed and covered and interpreted in an infinite number of ways. It's a living thing.
Music is everything to me, and I'm most grateful that it's all working out.
Most artists, you know, you spend their entire lives learning how to play music and write songs, and they don't really know how the music business works.
Music has no limits, borders or ages.
The music business, a lot of times, has a big finesse mentality to it.
I'm not trying to unite Asian people with my music.
I look at you and I write down what I hear.
The real art of conducting consists in transitions.
Music is for every single person that walks the planet.
Though music transcends language, culture and time, and though notes are the same, Indian music is unique because it is evolved, sophisticated and melodies are defined.
Music happens to be an art form that transcends language.
It is surprising how many professional athletes, along with their families and friends, are gaga over movie and music stars, and the reverse is true with entertainers and sports stars.
There's so many influential albums my parents would put on. Like the first album I ever heard was 'Help!' by the Beatles and from there I just loved rock music.
'La La Land' is about the city I live in. It's about the music that I grew up playing; it's about movies that I grew up watching. Even the big spectacle of the movie feels private to me in that way.
I love the idea of using film language similarly to how musicians use music - combining images and sounds in a way that they create an emotional effect.
One thing I am certain of is that, if I have done anything good in music, it was, first, because of my father, and second, because of my wife.
Music is not math. It's science. You keep mixing the stuff up until it blows up on you, or it becomes this incredible potion.
This land is your land and this land is my land, sure, but the world is run by those that never listen to music anyway.
'Punk rock' is a word used by dilettantes and heartless manipulators about music that takes up the energies, the bodies, the hearts, the souls, the time and the minds of young men who give everything they have to it.
Film is one of the three universal languages, the other two: mathematics and music.
Music is amazing. There's some metaphysical comfort where it allows you to be isolated and alone while telling you that you are not alone... truly, the only cure for sadness is to share it with someone else.
Music and politics are in essence about communication. Without over-stretching the analogy I do feel a sense of rhythm is important in getting your message across.
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.
I enjoy every second I'm in the gym. I love to challenge myself, push myself; obviously there's a lot of different routines and a lot of different stuff we do - love cycling, and again, it's part of my lifestyle.
Music and art and culture is escapism, and escapism sometimes is healthy for people to get away from reality. The problem is when they stay there.
Rap actually comes out of punk rock, not black music.
If I pick up a guitar, I don't practise scales. I never have. I come up with something I haven't done before, new approaches to chord sequences, riffs, rhythms, so it becomes composition. It's not like the music I'm doing is just a single thread.
I think there's an interest right now in the performance aspect of artworks, instead of just hanging things on walls. We're in a moment when a lot of younger artists are looking at work from the '60s and '70s - they are looking at the pieces by Marina Abramovic or Vito Acconci. These pieces have a time element. They were performed live. To perform them again now isn't simply an homage, because it's a different audience, a different moment.
People will always need love, romance, a tender touch, and really personal and deeply felt music.
Because you have things like 'American Idol' and you've got radio stations that play music made entirely by computers, it's easy to forget there are bands with actual people playing actual instruments that rock.
Music is the tool to express life - and all that makes a difference.
Music's always been at the heart of Apple. It's deep in our DNA. We've sold Macs to musicians since the beginning of Macs.
Musicians don't retire; they stop when there's no more music in them.
Lil Wayne makes good music. He's one of the best rappers.
I am a big fan of A.R. Rahman and Mani Sharma, and I went to a shop to buy these music directors' CD. But I had only Rs 100, and Rahman's CD cost more, so I couldn't buy both. So I bought Rahman's CD and stole Mani Sharma's CD.
The Indian music scene is completely dominated by Bollywood music. We need to create space for indi-pop music.
Yo Yo Honey Singh
Our house is a constant mayhem of music, noise, socializing and business. It vibrates life, as a house should.
I see music in colors. I love music that's black, pink, purple or red - but I hate music that's green, yellow or brown.
I love country music, but I also love gangster rap.
If architecture is frozen music then music must be liquid architecture.
Music is my therapy and my straitjacket. Music keeps me sane and keeps my mind on something. It's fragile up there.
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