105 Best Quotes about Music

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You know I want to sing for people, I want to jazz people up I want to make new music that they've never heard. - Casey Abrams, Musician

Thomas Dolby is part mad scientist, part nature boy, and entirely moved by the power of music. - Shawn Amos, Musician

Nature Quotes, Power Quotes

I think I can see people wanting to hear more music-music now as opposed to all hip-hop. You know, which I have nothing against hip-hop. I think some of it is really good. But on the other hand, some of the real great artists are just being lost because they're not getting the airplay or anything to make them inspired to record again. - Nickolas Ashford, Musician

Great Quotes

I don't think you can mix classical music and reggae. It's not possible. But some producer in, like, Norway is going to put it together. - B.o.B, Musician


You are still lucky - you have a certain type of people who keep buying your music - but then you can get typecast and have to keep making that same music, and you can change only slightly. It's risky to bounce around and change your type of music. - Randy Bachman, Musician

Change Quotes, Risk Quotes, Luck Quotes

I want my music to feel like I'm giving something to someone else and not that I'm expecting something back. - Kris Allen , Musician

Giving Quotes

I like rock music because it's always sonically fascinating. There's never a method to what it needs to sound like. It's just however that instrument comes out that day, whatever the humidity level was in the air, what studio you were at. All that makes that tone that you can't re-create, so each song is like a person. - B.o.B, Musician

I love spin classes. I'm also very big on music, so I make a mix on my iPod that's 45 minutes to an hour long of music that pumps me up so I know how much time I've been at the gym without looking at the clock. Put your favorite songs towards the end of the mix, so this way you keep going until you hear your favorite song. - Candice Accola, Actress

Love Quotes, Time Quotes

A lot of musicians are good cooks, and a lot of cooks are musicians, but I think that may just be a result of the creative impulse finding several means of expression. Probably an equivalent number are visual artists, woodworkers or compulsive liars. - Steve Albini , Musician

Work Quotes

I alone of English writers have consciously set myself to make music out of what I may call the sound of sense. - Robert Frost, Poet

Writers Quotes

Music is harmony, harmony is perfection, perfection is our dream, and our dream is heaven. - Henri Frederic Amiel, Philosopher

Perfection Quotes, Harmony Quotes, Heaven Quotes

We all know the record biz don't pay. All musicians have day jobs - no matter how big they are. - Shawn Amos, Musician

Look, when I started out, mainstream culture was Sinatra, Perry Como, Andy Williams, Sound of Music. There was no fitting into it then and of course, there's no fitting into it now. - Bob Dylan, Musician

I've always loved the blues, ever since I was a kid. It has a depth to it that a lot of contemporary music doesn't have. It has pain and suffering in it, but funny stories, too. And it is built on storytelling, which is something I really love. - Nickolas Ashford, Musician

Love Quotes, Pain Quotes, Suffering Quotes

Although I enjoyed writing Film Music it was always a means to an end, in that it enabled me to keep a wife and family and write my classical music, which has always been my passion. - Malcolm Arnold , Composer

Passion Quotes

I think Phil Collins is one of the most underrated musicians, singers, performers - he is absolutely amazing, I think, and I think he's probably got a bit of a rough ride occasionally because he became so mainstream and so popular. - Rick Astley, Musician

As a recording engineer - someone who is deeply embroiled in the process of making records every day - you see trends and fads run through the social organization of the population of musicians in the same way that they would run through a high school. - Steve Albini , Musician

I'm a huge fan of music in schools and music education because that's how I grew up. - Kris Allen , Musician

Education Quotes

When you travel on a bus with guys who love all kinds of music, you get exposed to some great stuff, man. - Gregg Allman, Musician

Love Quotes, Great Quotes, Travel Quotes

'Livin' la Vida Loca' is not Latin music. It does not represent Latin music. - Marc Anthony , Musician

I used to go to soul nights because I loved dancing, and so did my friends, and we loved the music. We used to go listen to black American soul. - Rick Astley, Musician

Love Quotes, American Quotes

I think Gotye is really dope. The music that I enjoy listening to isn't as intense as my music is. - B.o.B, Musician

Listening Quotes

I think all groups who don't fit in clearly with Western music have to think, 'How can I expand my market? Where else can I perform?' - Kiran Ahluwalia , Musician

Some animals utter a loud cry. Some are silent, and others have a voice, which in some cases may be expressed by a word; in others, it cannot. There are also noisy animals and silent animals, musical and unmusical kinds, but they are mostly noisy about the breeding season. - Aristotle, Greek Philosopher

I don't understand why the press is so interested in speculating about my appearance, anyway. What does my face have to do with my music or my dancing? - Michael Jackson

I'm just going to go out there, and if people want to put me on the front of their magazine or whatever, that's fine. If they don't, that's fine as well. I'm just going to go out there and make my music. - Kris Allen , Musician

Music is the social act of communication among people, a gesture of friendship, the strongest there is. - Malcolm Arnold , Composer

Communication Quotes

Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try. - Mary Kay Ash , Businesswoman

By now all rock bands are wise enough to be suspicious of music industry scum. - Steve Albini , Musician

I'm not a man of many words, I'm not very expressive or emotional, but it comes out in my music. - Kris Allen , Musician

Emotion Quotes

My thing is music, period. - Marc Anthony , Musician

Every music journalist I've ever met has been stunningly beautiful. - Fred Armisen , Comedian

My CD collection has a lot of world music - lots of Indian, African, Portuguese, Greek, Italian music. Because of my husband, a lot of jazz, too. - Kiran Ahluwalia , Musician

If you break up with your partner, go straight to the studio. You're going to make great music. - B.o.B, Musician

Great Quotes

Cranking the Auto-Tune is so easy to do that there's almost no systemic resistance to trying it. So when someone's stuck for an idea, that's what they do. I mean, to the extent that it's been embraced by an entire idiom of club music and culture. - Steve Albini , Musician

While not a musician, my father was a music agent for years before becoming pop culture icon Famous Amos. - Shawn Amos, Musician

The music rights at the time cost me $12,000 in 1964 money, which is about double now or whatever. But I cleared everything. I had a lawyer in New York. And it was cleared for use in a short subject, not a feature. - Kenneth Anger, Author

Time Quotes, Money Quotes

What Jennifer Lopez puts out, it's not Latin music. - Marc Anthony , Musician

A lot of music fans are still interested in insightful perspectives on music - maybe even more interested than ever, since everyone needs help making sense of the incredible variety of sounds that have sprung up in the wake of the Internet revolution. There's a lot of room for unique, qualified voices who can provide good reads. - Michael Azerrad, Author

Help Quotes, Perspective Quotes, Variety Quotes, Revolution Quotes

I'm a fan of all these genres of music, everything from Mumford & Sons to Beach Boys to doo-wop music to reggae. - B.o.B, Musician

It's hard to write music for specific things, because I'm always writing just to write. - Kris Allen , Musician

I always had a dream about trying to make a movie that had no dialogue in it, that was just music and pictures. I still haven't done it yet, but I tried to get close in the beginning. - Paul Thomas Anderson, Director

Beginning Quotes

Find people who think like you and stick with them. Make only music you are passionate about. Work only with people you like and trust. Don't sign anything. - Steve Albini , Musician

Trust Quotes, Work Quotes, Passion Quotes

Being a musician, especially at the major label where you work for so long, it becomes a cycle. Write a record, make a record, tour. It's just this cycle, and I don't think there's any life built into it with time to assimilate what's going on in front of you and what's going on in your head. - Art Alexakis , American Musician

Life Quotes, Time Quotes, Work Quotes

Year after year, we see a new crop of musicians who do their best to look tough in lipstick and makeup. Maybe it's a cry for help, an admission of their strong feminine side, or the realization that they don't look so good any other way. Whatever the reason, makeup is as rock n' roll as a Marshall stack. - Shawn Amos, Musician

Help Quotes

The only stuff I don't like are Broadway musicals. I hate them. I don't even like to talk about it. I can't bear musicals. - Laurie Anderson, Musician

Back in the day, in '91 or so, I tried to interview Fugazi for Rolling Stone, which the band felt stood for everything they detested about corporate infiltration of music. They said, 'We'll do the interview if you give us a million dollars of cash in a suitcase.' Which was their way of saying no. - Michael Azerrad, Author

As , it has nothing to do with me, the way I look, my hair wrap, my style, it's about you and what you feel for my music. If I can make you feel like the way that people who influenced me made me feel, that's completion. - Erykah Badu, Musician

Influence Quotes

People today are still living off the table scraps of the sixties. They are still being passed around - the music and the ideas. - Bob Dylan, Musician

Ideas Quotes

Being honest is my job. That's what music is for me. - Erykah Badu, Musician

The music we made then was so amateurish, compared to the rest of mainstream pop or rock and roll. But what differentiated us from what everybody else was doing in the business was the fact that you could tell that these people came from different reference areas. - Kevin Ayers, Composer

Business Quotes

6 Top quotes about Music by Yolanda Adams

People love gospel music. It's calming. It's soothing. It gets right to the point of whatever you're dealing with. - Yolanda Adams, Musician

Love Quotes

As humans, we have the tendency to call on God only when we think that we're in dire straits as opposed to cultivating a real relationship with Him every day. And that's what my music tries to convey to all the listeners - try to cultivate it every day. - Yolanda Adams, Musician

God Quotes

My direction has never really changed, because I don't think that you can really work gimmicks in gospel music. With gospel music, there is this central theme that always comes around about the love of God, the love of Jesus and the power that you have through Jesus Christ. You don't need a gimmick when you have that. - Yolanda Adams, Musician

Love Quotes, God Quotes, Change Quotes, Work Quotes, Power Quotes

I truly believe that my songs bring the answers and the solutions, as opposed to just talking about the problems. My music at its core is joyful. - Yolanda Adams, Musician

Problems Quotes

There is a sound that comes from gospel music that doesn't come from anything else. It is a sound of peace. It is a sound of, 'I'm going to make it through all of this.' - Yolanda Adams, Musician

When you win a Grammy... you're thinking about you winning. It is amazing. Your peers and folks in the record business are saying, 'This is what we think of you.' And that's why the Grammy will always be, to me, the ultimate in what you get as far as a music trophy, because it is the one. - Yolanda Adams, Musician

Business Quotes, Winning Quotes, Thinking Quotes

12 Famous quotes about Music by Trey Anastasio

I've always loved musical theater. It's a bit of a family tradition. - Trey Anastasio, Musician

Love Quotes

It was amazing and inspiring to see so many people come together through music to aid the great state of Vermont. - Trey Anastasio, Musician

Great Quotes, Inspirational Quotes

Working on a play is a vibrant and collaborative business. Everyone from the choreographer to the music director to the director to the writers work together toward the same goal, and everyone chimes in on everything. - Trey Anastasio, Musician

Business Quotes, Goal Quotes, Work Quotes, Writers Quotes

Things have gone beyond my wildest expectations and dreams, and I feel like I've been given so many blessings in my life, between my friendship with the guys in the band, our wonderful audience, being able to play this music, and then my family. - Trey Anastasio, Musician

Life Quotes, Blessings Quotes, Dreams Quotes, Wonder Quotes, Expectations Quotes

As long as your intention is pure, and you know what you're in it for, then you're alright. And I'm in it because I enjoy it. I take it seriously... real seriously. I mean I could sit and talk all day about the music. - Trey Anastasio, Musician

Intention Quotes

I'm not trying to pull the rug out from under anybody, but the music really does tell you where to go. - Trey Anastasio, Musician

When you're a musician and you break new ground it resonates into the common consciousness. - Trey Anastasio, Musician

Music has always been my protection against the world, from a very young age. I feel safe inside of a jam. - Trey Anastasio, Musician

Age Quotes

The folk music definition has changed in this fast music world and musical styles are blending really quickly. - Trey Anastasio, Musician

Change Quotes

Musicians from the beginning of time have been there to express the mood and the musical feelings in the air for whatever's going on in that particular culture. It's the greatest joy as a musician to be able to translate that, be part of something and watch the scenery around you. - Trey Anastasio, Musician

Great Quotes, Time Quotes, Beginning Quotes, Feeling Quotes

I've learned that in the theater the story is everything. Every lyric, every line and every musical gesture has to propel the journey of a given character or the overall plot. - Trey Anastasio, Musician

Character Quotes

I think the Internet is going to open up a lot of possibilities with music, and the shake-up of power is exciting to me. - Trey Anastasio, Musician

Power Quotes

14 Popular quotes about Music by Tori Amos

I'm a mother, and that's really important. Today, the mother and the musician can sit next to each other. Even when the musician is out there in full swing, the mother doesn't get switched off. - Tori Amos, Musician

Important Quotes

This was a time frame when dance music and clubs were having a real impact on culture, and it had an impact on me. - Tori Amos, Musician

Time Quotes

I've worked with many powerful men in the music industry. - Tori Amos, Musician

Work Quotes, Men Quotes, Power Quotes

I like involved projects. I'm driven by the idea of characters and the song-cycle form is similar to a musical. - Tori Amos, Musician

Character Quotes

I'm driven by the idea of characters and the song-cycle form is similar to a musical. - Tori Amos, Musician

Character Quotes

I started playing the piano when I was about two and got a scholarship to the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore when I was five. But I left when I was 11. - Tori Amos, Musician

I've had to keep exploring different ways of presenting the music so I don't repeat myself. - Tori Amos, Musician

Musically, I always allow myself to jump off of cliffs. At least that's what it feels like to me. Whether that's what it actually sounds like might depend on what the listener brings to the songs. - Tori Amos, Musician

My brother was a fantastic cheerleader for my development as a musician. He was almost 10 years older than me and would really push me to develop as a songwriter. - Tori Amos, Musician

My father was a minister and so rock music was banned in our house. - Tori Amos, Musician

People listen to music the way they want to listen to music. - Tori Amos, Musician

I'm a musician first, a food-lover second, a dirty mouth with feet, and a girl last time I checked. - Tori Amos, Musician

Love Quotes, Food Quotes, Time Quotes

I don't see music as working. - Tori Amos, Musician

Work Quotes

Music is always a reflection of what's going on in the hearts and minds of the culture. - Tori Amos, Musician

Reflection Quotes, Heart Quotes, Mind Quotes

6 Amazing quotes about Music by Tom Araya

From the heaviest of the heavy to classical to country, that's what I listen to, I listen to a variety and I enjoy good music, good songs. - Tom Araya , Musician

Variety Quotes

After that I didn't listen to music as much because '70s music just wasn't... I remember all the songs, but it wasn't because I was into them, you know what I mean? - Tom Araya , Musician

I just don't write musically, but lyrically, yeah I write. - Tom Araya , Musician

When this genre of music started in America, Metallica was up north in California, we were in Southern California, Anthrax was on the East Coast. We each developed our own metal music, and after 30 years, we're still playing our metal music. - Tom Araya , Musician

As long as it's good music, that's what's important. - Tom Araya , Musician

Important Quotes

I think musicians have always been drinking and sharing a good wine. It is, I hate to say this, another form of vice. - Tom Araya , Musician

Vice Quotes, Sharing Quotes

7 Awesome quotes about Music by Steven Adler

You gotta pick yourself up. Sometimes you just gotta do it over and over, but you gotta do it. You can't give up. I wouldn't give up. I didn't give up - or doubt myself - in becoming a successful musician with a successful band. - Steven Adler, Musician

Success Quotes, Doubt Quotes

I just had lunch with Slash two days ago. He loves Axl. He holds no grudges towards him. Twenty years of great music wasn't created because of some stupid grudge. That's a shame. - Steven Adler, Musician

Love Quotes, Great Quotes

I'm not a big metal fan. I love and respect the musicianship, which is spectacular. - Steven Adler, Musician

Love Quotes, Respect Quotes

My health is wonderful. I work out. I'm working. Playing music. I have a beautiful wife, a nice home, a nice car, I got money in the bank. I got three beautiful dogs that love me. Like I said, I'm blessed. I survived. - Steven Adler, Musician

Love Quotes, Health Quotes, Banks Quotes, Work Quotes, Wonder Quotes, Money Quotes

It's hard to find five musicians who know what the other is going to do before they do it. And that's what we had in GN'R. - Steven Adler, Musician

Every musician, their goal in life is to play music that people love, and I've accomplished my goal. I was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and left that chapter of my life and those people in the past. Good and bad, I've loved and am thankful for that chapter. - Steven Adler, Musician

Love Quotes, Life Quotes, Goal Quotes, Fame Quotes

Drummers are conductors - we set the pace for the music - so if you're not relaxed and feeling right, the whole thing goes out the window. - Steven Adler, Musician

Feeling Quotes

10 Best quotes about Music by Steve Aoki

No matter what I do, I can't help but feel that I'm under a microscope. Some of it is completely silly, and some of it is meant to be hurtful. For example, a website accumulated all of my music videos to point out perceived Illuminati images. I loved that one. Of course, it was all ridiculous but funny. - Steve Aoki , Musician

Love Quotes, Help Quotes

It's of course important to mention that when DJing, I'm building my own story through the music. I'm figuring out what song to play next, what song to play after that, and how the two will blend together. How the emotion is going to develop from one song to another. So I first build that storyline. - Steve Aoki , Musician

Important Quotes, Emotion Quotes

It's a really diverse time in music, with all these different DJs and all these different categories, and we are all taking footnotes from everyone else. There are no real genre boundaries anymore; you can take a trance idea and put it into a trap record - it's not that uncommon. - Steve Aoki , Musician

Time Quotes

The ephemeral part of this work is that in music production, the sounds evolve so much faster than it used to, which means that you really have to put in a lot of work and effort in constantly designing the next sound that will move the culture forward. - Steve Aoki , Musician

Work Quotes, Effort Quotes

High school and college were my punk, formative years. I was playing hardcore, learning to be a musician. In bands, you tour, but you're paid nothing; you're playing to 50 people in a basement, sleeping in a van, and you love it. - Steve Aoki , Musician

Love Quotes, Learning Quotes

The thought of bringing a cake into a dance music show is a bizarre one. The idea of rafting on top of people is just as bizarre as well. And I think whenever something bizarre comes into play, it immediately becomes an easy target. And for those reasons, I know that I have been the target of criticism. - Steve Aoki , Musician

Thought Quotes, Criticism Quotes

Being a musician since I was a teen, Guitar Center is the staple. You need anything to create, it's there. You need a Guitar Center. You gotta give it homage. It's a tool shed, and without the tool shed, it's hard to create. - Steve Aoki , Musician

Dance music is my love, is my passion, is my life. I live for my fans and take my art very seriously. - Steve Aoki , Musician

Love Quotes, Life Quotes, Passion Quotes, Art Quotes

For me, I guess the general reason for using social media is that the connection I have with people who are interested in my music is extremely important to me. That connection is like the pillar in everything I do. I want to embrace that connection and make it stronger. - Steve Aoki , Musician

Important Quotes

Dance music is an emotional journey. It's how well you can make people feel something that they haven't felt. - Steve Aoki , Musician

Emotion Quotes