Music Quotes

Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the spaces between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.

Maya Angelou

Music is no different from opium. Music affects the human mind in a way that makes peoplethinkof nothing but music and sensual matters† Music is a treason to the country, a treason to our youth, and we should cut out all this music and replace it with something instructive.

Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini

I'm a businesswoman. I am a music lover. I like for people to like my music. When you listen to top 40 radio, you hear pop stuff. You hear rock stuff. You hear all these different influences.

Lee Ann Womack

There are certain things in which mediocrity is intolerable: poetry, music, painting, public eloquence. What torture it is to hear a frigid speech being pompously declaimed, or second-rate verse spoken with all a bad poet's bombast.

Jean de la Bruyere

I want kids of this generation to see that everything is cool, that there's some kind of unity in hip-hop. We all found something that's really important to us, and music is all we've really got.

Missy Elliot

Baseball is a ballet without music. Drama without words

Ernie Harwell

Real folk music long ago went to Nashville and left no known survivors.

Donal Henahan

At the same time all this was happening, there was a folk song revival movement goingon, so the commercial music industry was actually changed by the Civil Rights Movement.

Bernice Johnson Reagon

The many great gardens of the world, of literature and poetry, of painting and music, of religion and architecture, all make the point as clear as possible: The soul cannot thrive in the absence of a garden. If you don't want paradise, you are not human; and if you are not human, you don't have a soul

Thomas Moore

We always thought the Tom Tom Club could change to anything, but it acquired this image, which was cartoon animation and this real light-hearted dance music.

Tina Weymouth

My secret ambition was always to provide music for animation films: something with an Indian theme, either a fairy tale or mythological tale or on the Krishna theme. I still have a very deep desire, but these sorts of chances dont always come.

Ravi Shankar

Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn. They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, man, there's no boundary line to art.

Charlie Parker

Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music.

Angela Monet

And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Themes are important to me, but the beats are what catches someone's ear and makes a record a hit, ... The music is more important than anything. You can have instrumental tracks and people will listen to it. But if you put a really good theme to a bad beat, no one will care about it.

Kanye West
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