Music Quotes

We did have choruses before, just the libraries of music in people's heads are so undeveloped that their ideas of choruses are training wheels and the Bay City Rollers.

Cedric Bixler-Zavala

I think an interpreter has to sing everything, to sing what wants to sing. It cannot be with that foolishness, that here in Brazil we face this thing that when one records a song, later no one can rerecord it. This is madness, absurd. Music doesn't have an owner, the music doesnt belong to anyone.

Simone Bittencourt de Oliveira

Music for me is like a balsam. I always whish that when people are watching me or listening to me, they take with them this energy I receive from God.

Simone Bittencourt de Oliveira

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

William Blake

The aim of music is not to express feelings but to express music. It is not a vessel into which the composer distills his soul drop by drop, but a labyrinth with no beginning and no end, full of new paths to discover, where mystery remains eternal.

Pierre Boulez

Any musician who has not experienced - I do not say understood, but truly experienced - the necessity of dodecaphonic music is USELESS. For his whole work is irrelevant to the needs of his epoch.

Pierre Boulez

I want to warn young people who lend their ears to radicals and who play around with the music from Lusaka - they will end up inside the bear's fur coat, but they will no longer be able to live.

Pieter Willem Botha

Everybody has that point in their life where you hit a crossroads and you've had a bunch of bad days and there's different ways you can deal with it and the way I dealt with it was I just turned completely to music.

Taylor Swift

It's because I could never feel the kind of rejection in the music industry that I felt in middle school.

Taylor Swift

Music is my shining light, my favorite thing in the world. T get me to stop doing it for one second would be difficult!

Taylor Swift

My first memory of loving music happened so early. We would always go to the beach in the summer and I would run from blanket to blanket, from family to family and just sing Lion King songs acapella.

Taylor Swift

I got to play Kim in Bye Bye Birdie, Sandy in Grease, and Maria in The Sound of Music. And it was so much fun for me, but the thing that I looked forward to the most was at the cast parties. After the shows they had karaoke machines set up and that's when I could sing country music.

Taylor Swift

In order to gain loyal fans, I had to give away a lot of music.

Drake

One thing about music, when it hits you feel no pain.

Drake

We were four dickheads from Wales. No other dickheads from Wales were making music at that point. And we were kind of pretentious beyond belief. We looked like complete and utter fucking pricks.

James Dean Bradfield

With Fischer, one was in more immediate contact with the music: there was no curtain before the soul when he communicated with the audience. One other musician, Furtwangler, conveyed to the same degree this sensation of music not being played, but rather happening by itself.

Alfred Brendel

Hears the music under the rock One of these days he'll stop Don't stop when the music stops.

MaryAnne Ysabella

Besides, time, which despoils castles, enriches verses . . . Time broadens the scope of verses and I know of some which, like music, are everything for all men.

Jorge Luis Borges

The music that really turns me on is either running toward God or away from God. Both recognize the pivot, that God is at the center of the jaunt.

Paul David Hewson

I was in my room listening on headphones on a tape recorder. It's very intimate. It's like talking to somebody on the phone, like talking to John Lennon on the phone. I'm not exaggerating to say that. This music changed the shape of the room. It changed the shape of the world outside the room; the way you looked out the window and what you were looking at.

Paul David Hewson

That time we all heard it, cool and clear, cutting across the hot grit of the day. The major Voice. The adult Voice forgoing Rolling River, forgoing tearful tale of bale and barge and other symptoms of an old despond. Warning, in music-words devout and large, that we are each other's harvest: we are each other's business: we are each other's magnitude and bond.

Gwendolyn Brooks

If you do it for the money you won't last very long, because money is the opposite of music.

Troyal Garth Brooks

I truly believe if country music had the accessibility pop and rock has been granted it would be the biggest musical format on the planet.

Troyal Garth Brooks

I don't talk very well, but hopefully in my music we can get something across.

Troyal Garth Brooks
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