And my goal in life is to give to the world what I was lucky to receive: the ecstasy of divine union through my music and my dance.Michael Jackson
Music is well said to be the speech of angels.Thomas Carlyle
They say you can rap about anything except for Jesus That means guns, sex, lies, video tapes But if I talk about God my record won't get played Huh?Kanye West
...my music isn't just music- it's medicine.Kanye West
A musician cannot move others unless he too is moved. He must feel all the emotions that he hopes to arouse in his audience, for the revealing of his own humor will stimulate a like mood in the listener.Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
The function of music is to release us from the tyranny of conscious thought.Sir Thomas Beecham
Now among the other things proper to recreate man and give him pleasure, music is either the first or one of the principal;and we must think that it is a gift of God deputed for that purpose'.John Calvin
Until I die there will be sounds. And they will continue following my death. One need not fear about the future of music.John Milton Cage Jr.
I remember loving sound before I ever took a music lesson. And so we make our lives by what we love.John Milton Cage Jr.
I am always writing a potpourri of music. I want to give the world escapism through the wonder of great music and to reach the masses.Michael Jackson
Which is more musical, a truck passing by a factory or a truck passing by a music school? Are the people inside the school musical and the ones outside unmusical?John Milton Cage Jr.
For what is more glorious than music, which modulates the heavenly system with its sonorous sweetness, and binds together with its virtue the concord of nature which is scattered everywhere?Flavius Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator
It's not music you would use to get a girl into bed. If anything, you're going to frighten her off.David Byrne
Music has no subject beyond the combinations of notes we hear, for music speaks not only by means of sounds, it speaks nothing but sound.Eduard Hanslick
Music without emotion is like an empty shell. Technique is, of course, essential, but the emphasis should be on bhava or emotional expression. For this, the vocalist has to make a deep and thought study of the nava-rasas. Classical musicians generally ignore this aspect and pay no attention to rasa-siddhant. That is why our shastriya sangeet fails to appeal to listeners who always prefer music which appeals to the heart, rather than the intellect.Kishori Amonkar
Jimi Hendrix once said, 'You will never hear surf music again.' Well, tonight, you will hear 'serf' music again -- S-E-R-F music.Jello Biafra
People haven't always been there for me but music always has.Taylor Swift
I really thought I could give it up... But I really love music, and having a creative outlet is really the best thing you can do for yourself.Edie Brickell
I think it speaks to our basic fundamental feelings, you know. Of emotions, of love, of breakup, of love and hate and death and dying, mama, apple pie, and the whole thing. It covers a lot of territory, country music does.John R. Cash
There were so many times I thought, "I'll have the album finished this year, definitely, we'll get it out this year." Then there were a couple of years where I thought, "I'm never gonna do this." If I could make albums quicker, I'd be on a roll wouldn't I? Everything just seems to take so much time. I don't know why. Time... evaporates.Kate Bush
Music will always find its way to us, with or without business, politics, religion, or any other bullshit attached. Music survives everything, and like God, it is always present. It needs no help, and suffers no hindrance.Eric Clapton