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Sports without music is just a game. Music makes it entertaining.
In the studio you can auto tune vocals, and with drums, you can put them on a grid and make them perfect. I hate that sound. When someone hands me a record and the drums are perfectly gridded and the vocals are perfectly auto tuned, I throw it out the window. I have no interest in rock music being like that.
I love blasting good music on the Bluetooth speakers through my phone.
Soul music is timeless.
Music is the soul of language.
I have a sweet tooth for song and music. This is my Polish sin.
Music should be your escape.
Apart from Scottish traditional music, I wasn’t really influenced by any kind of music. I just basically followed my own instincts.
I enjoy everything I do, from music to fashion or to watches – the lifestyle.
My main language was music, and my teacher was nature.
I just create. I don’t have expectations. I just make music.
I never saw music in terms of men and women or black and white. There was just cool and uncool.
Music is a universal thing with no boundaries, whether you play inside or outside.
But only art and music have the power to bring peace.
I don’t like country music, but I don’t mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means ‘put down’.
Good soul music should make you feel something in your heart, in your body, and in your spirit. That’s what I try to do both in the studio and on stage.
When I think of music, I think of music in totality, complete.
Our goals, our dreams and ambitions have always been towards performing live music across the globe, and so when we were told we were performing at The Billboard Awards or being nominated for a VMA, they’re like extra bonuses.
One of the disadvantages of poetry over popular music is that if you write a pop song, it naturally gets into people’s heads as they listen in the car. You don’t have to memorize a Paul Simon song; it’s just in your head, and you can sing along. With a poem, you have to will yourself to memorize it.
I had no interest in music. But now, music means everything to me. I have no words to explain how beautiful music is. It is where you can create everything, like beautiful songs to sad songs to almost anything.
On the other hand, what I like my music to do to me is awaken the ghosts inside of me. Not the demons, you understand, but the ghosts.
If architecture is frozen music then music must be liquid architecture.
Music is not a profession. Music is a way of life – one that requires much professionalism.
Actors are agents of change. A film, a piece of theater, a piece of music, or a book can make a difference. It can change the world.
I’m not a rich person financially, but I am in mind and soul. I have so much energy and strength, and I can do a lot of things that make me, and I think my fans, quite happy. When everything’s gone, music alone shall live on.
Music is the strongest form of magic.
No, I can’t do rap music!
If you are already happy, music heightens your joy.
Music is an expression of individuality; it’s how you see the world. All art is, for that matter. You take how you experience the world, interpret it, and send it out there – express it – whether it’s sculpture, dance or singing.
I write music with an exclamation point!
An album is a whole universe, and the recording studio is a three-dimensional kind of art space that I can fill with sound. Just as the album art and videos are ways of adding more dimensions to the words and music. I like to be involved in all of it because it’s all of a piece.
Music has the power to bring people together like no other art form.
It is so characteristic, that just when the mechanics of reproduction are so vastly improved, there are fewer and fewer people who know how the music should be played.
Music will save the world.
Nothing can ever be wrong about music.
He has Van Gogh‘s ear for music.
Where words fail, music speaks.
Music is the universal language of mankind.
All I do is play music and golf – which one do you want me to give up?
I was born, for instance, incapable of appreciating music.
Historically, black music has influenced other cultures and other genres and created other genres.
The music industry is a matrix that is counter to what is natural and right.
I don’t like to talk about typical things in my music – my music is more about real life situations.
There are more love songs than anything else. If songs could make you do something we’d all love one another.
When reggae was introduced to the world, it was a voice of the oppressed, a music with integrity that you can enjoy holistically. Throughout the years, what has become commercial kind of strayed from the integrity.
Both the Beatles and The Rolling Stones broke on the music scene the summer I was in England. I can vividly remember hearing ‘She Loves You’ in August 1963.
Beautiful film music can be made relevant to any period.
My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
Change is the only constant, whether it’s in music, culture, dance or fashion.
Sometimes it’s hard to open up about your personal life, your relationship because you always want the music to be in the forefront. You want the music to be the biggest carrier of everything that you represent.
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.’
I’m not into music – the only music I like is musical theater, but I have every Ween album.
Philosophy is the highest music.
A lot of music is mathematics. It’s balance.
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.
Music is the shorthand of emotion.
Every time I sit for a song, I feel I am finished. It’s like a beggar sitting waiting for God to fill your bowl with the right thought. In every song, I ask help from Him. Everybody around is so good, so to create music that will connect with so many people is not humanly possible without inspiration.
Rhythm was a very strong element in KVM’s music. He used to be called Udukkadi Mannan, because of his wide use of percussion instruments, which included ghata sanjari.
Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
I like music that expresses what I think.
Searching for music is like searching for God. They’re very similar. There’s an effort to reclaim the unmentionable, the unsayable, the unseeable, the unspeakable, all those things, comes into being a composer and to writing music and to searching for notes and pieces of musical information that don’t exist.
When I’m working, I’m pretty busy with that, but when I’m not, yeah, I like to make music. I sing in jazz bars and stuff, and then I mainly paint every day. It’s kind of like a different side of my mind I like to use, and it keeps the other one fresh, and yeah, writing, I’ve been writing with some friends.
Gospel music is not a sound; gospel music is a message. Gospel music means good news. It’s good-news music.
For me, there is no day or night for music. I often work through the night – without phone calls disturbing me.
Live music is proof that there’s some things the Internet can’t kill. In our lifetime, we’re going to see more and more things start to disappear and get gobbled up by the Internet, but live music won’t be one of them.
Music is love in search of a word.
Film music should have the same relationship to the film drama that somebody’s piano playing in my living room has on the book I am reading.
Love is a friendship set to music.
I don’t want to be classified as an old-skool DJ or new-skool DJ. I want to be classified as an all-skool DJ who plays it all. I also want to learn to DJ house music in my own fashion.
I think its so cool that you can pick up the guitar and create something that didn’t exist 5 minutes ago. You can write something that no ones ever heard before. You have music at your fingertips.
I had always had an affinity for series in literature, and I thought it would be really cool to incorporate what I loved about books into the story of music, to pile it together.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
In the U.K., classical music is composed by individuals and written down. Indian music is based on certain sequences called ragas. When I perform live, 95% of the music is improvised: it never sounds the same twice.
The best music is essentially there to provide you something to face the world with.
Music is not a subject to be discussed. It has to be experienced.
Nature’s music is never over; her silences are pauses, not conclusions.
Living in a capital in Europe but still surrounded by mountains and ocean, my relationship to music was strongest walking to school and back. I would sing to myself and very quickly started mapping out my melodies to landscapes – at the time I just thought it was very matter of fact, a common thing to do.
I try to make music with emotion and integrity. And authenticity. You can feel when something’s authentic, and you can feel when it’s not: you know when someone’s trying to make the club record, or trying to make the girl record, or trying to make the thug record. It’s none of that. It’s just my emotions.
My definition of country music is really pretty simple. It’s when someone sings about their life and what they know, from an authentic place.
Music is powered by ideas. If you don’t have clarity of ideas, you’re just communicating sheer sound.
Great music is that which penetrates the ear with facility and leaves the memory with difficulty. Magical music never leaves the memory.
In World War II, jazz absolutely was the music of freedom, and then in the Cold War, behind the Iron Curtain, same thing. It was all underground, but they needed the food of freedom that jazz offered.
Rock and Roll: Music for the neck downwards.
I think often sadness is a great place to get songs from.
I’ve always loved to paint – I was studying to do an art degree when I was approached to become a model – and I’ve being doing some design work as well. I also love just having a quiet time, sitting in my little library at home in Brooklyn and reading or watching documentaries or listening to music.
Choreography is mentally draining, but there’s a pleasure in getting into the studio with the dancers and the music.
With my music, I can express myself so much. A lot of the fans can sense that I’m relating to them something that’s quite personal.
Writing music on your own makes you think a lot about your life. Who are you? Would you change anything about yourself? This is where it comes from.
Wine is similar to music in that it’s a purely experiential realm, and it’s a purely subjective practice. That’s sort of the funny thing about wine criticism or, for that matter, music criticism. At times, those are useful guides, but ultimately it’s all about how you react to that music or wine.
My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music.
You are the music while the music lasts.
The broken heart on my right finger represents me before I figured out who I was, and the full heart on my left is because I’m left-handed, I use that to write my music, and my music helped me obtain my direction in life.
Reggae music is a music of integrity; reggae’s consciousness was built on a message. My music speaks of love, equality and spirituality, and I would hope that one finds this integrity in my music.
The best music happens when you have a personal connection to it. That same philosophy can extend to the instrument you hold in your hands: if a guitar means something special, you’re bound to do great things with it.
Music is God’s gift to man, the only art of Heaven given to earth, the only art of earth we take to Heaven.
There are times pop music is the end result when I’m in the studio, but I don’t really go in and say, ‘Today I am going to make a pop song,’ but it can happen.
Popularity has everything to do with business and nothing to do with music.
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.
I don’t care what people think of me, unless they think I’m mean or something, but I don’t care if they think I’m like someone else because I know I’m not – I’m a total weirdo. I’m not selling a dream; I’m not selling fame like it is some sort of fantastic thing. I’m just trying to sell music and get on with my real life.
I don’t really need to be remembered. I hope the music’s remembered.
Music is a part of someone’s soul. Music is a feeling for me. And if that soul is evil, then I don’t want anything to do with it.
When music is allowed to take the place of devotion and prayer, it is a terrible curse. Young people assemble together to sing, and, although professed Christians, frequently dishonor God and their faith by their frivolous conversation and their choice of music.
The people who know nothing about music are the ones always talking about it.
There is nothing stable in the world; uproar’s your only music.
Music is probably the only real magic I have encountered in my life. There’s not some trick involved with it. It’s pure and it’s real. It moves, it heals, it communicates and does all these incredible things.
Movies are a complicated collision of literature, theatre, music and all the visual arts.
I associate heavy metal with fantasy because of the tremendous power that the music delivers.
What makes my approach special is that I do different things. I do jazz, blues, country music and so forth. I do them all, like a good utility man.
I used to work in the cotton fields a lot when I was young. There were a lot of African Americans working out there. A lot of Mexicans – the blacks and the whites and the Mexicans, all out there singing, and it was like an opera in the cotton fields, and I can still hear it in the music that I write and play today.
Everything I do, I’m always playing music. When I wake up in the morning, I’m playing music. When I’m showering, I’ve got music playing. When I go to the field, music is playing.
Opera is the ultimate art form. It has singing and music and drama and dance and emotion and story.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Blues is my life. It’s a true feeling that comes from the heart, not something that just comes out of my mouth. Blues is what I love, and blues is what I always do.
I don’t like being put in a box. I just make music, you know?
If you make music for the human needs you have within yourself, then you do it for all humans who need the same things. You enrich humanity with the profound expression of these feelings.
‘Climb Every Mountain’ is a beautiful statement of philosophy. Critics may think ‘The Sound of Music’ is saccharine, but I think it’s profound. The message, that we can’t accommodate evil, is just as important today.
I also think something that makes the whole live performance fun for me is that I love my music.
Sometimes with pop music, you have to see it to love it. With soul music, it’s sparse. There’s nothing that’s pretentious or planned. It’s just so gutsy.
We were raised in an Italian-American household, although we didn’t speak Italian in the house. We were very proud of being Italian, and had Italian music, ate Italian food.
People ask me why my figures have to be so black. There are a lot of reasons. First, the blackness is a rhetorical device. When we talk about ourselves as a people and as a culture, we talk about black history, black culture, black music. That’s the rhetorical position we occupy.
It’s the music that brings us together.
Music is my first love.
Music is the best means we have of digesting time.
The real art of conducting consists in transitions.
The reflection of the world is blues, that’s where that part of the music is at. Then you got this other kind of music that’s tryin’ to come around.
We started out because we love music and dancing.
I’m very grateful I went to school to study law, particularly tax law, which really is interesting to me and very useful to me now with my position. Music, however, will always be my number one passion; I like how it connects everyone.
Music is very spiritual, it has the power to bring people together.
Music is the pleasure the human mind experiences from counting without being aware that it is counting.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Music is basically melody, harmony, and rhythm. But people can do much more with music than that. It can be very descriptive in all kinds of ways, all walks of life.
Poetry teaches us music, metaphor, condensation and specificity.
If children are not introduced to music at an early age, I believe something fundamental is actually being taken from them.
Good music will always be recognized in the end.
All that stuff about heavy metal and hard rock, I don’t subscribe to any of that. It’s all just music. I mean, the heavy metal from the Seventies sounds nothing like the stuff from the Eighties, and that sounds nothing like the stuff from the Nineties. Who’s to say what is and isn’t a certain type of music?
Music comes to me more readily than words.
To be an artist, you don’t have to compose music or paint or be in the movies or write books. It’s just a way of living. It has to do with paying attention, remembering, filtering what you see and answering back, participating in life.
My father left his piano at the house when he left, and I wasn’t allowed to play it when he was there because I wasn’t as good as him. So when he left, I was determined to get as good as him, and I taught myself how to play music, and I just stuck with it, and I did it all the time.
I let my team pick what order the records go. I don’t pick my own records. I’m a fan of my music regardless so you have to think outside of the box.
The whole beauty of music is that it goes where your words won’t let you.
Music is the soundtrack of your life.
The layers you get in graffiti, the ornateness, you can hear it in my music. I paint with my music. It’s a form of synaesthesia.
All art constantly aspires towards the condition of music.
My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.
I’m attached to the beat. The beat speaks words. I love music.
There are people who think negatively, and there have been people who react negatively towards BTS music.
A ‘scream’ is always just that – a noise and not music.
Growing up, my grandmother did not want worldly music in the house. Then when I went out to California, I started listening to Spanish music, mostly Mexican music. But were I in Egypt, I would listen to the music of the people, or if I was in Italy, I’d listen to Italian music.
I think the path is different for everybody. Go after the doors that are open to you. That has always been my motto getting into the music business. Do the things that seem to be good opportunities and work hard at it. Try to make good decisions and be nice. Hopefully all of that will pay off at some point.
Music is always changing and the changes are unpredictable.
Music really is our daily medicine.
As you begin to realize that every different type of music, everybody’s individual music, has its own rhythm, life, language and heritage, you realize how life changes, and you learn how to be more open and adaptive to what is around us.
I’ve always wanted to be a DJ so I could play the music I love for other people. That feeling hasn’t changed, but my sets are always evolving. In terms of tailoring to a specific crowd, certainly I do play differently depending on the situation. It’s a different feel, for example, in a small club versus a festival.
Music rhythms are mathematical patterns. When you hear a song and your body starts moving with it, your body is doing math. The kids in their parents‘ garage practicing to be a band may not realize it, but they’re also practicing math.
Pop music is aspirin and the blues are vitamins.
My musical influence is really from my father. He was a DJ in college. My parents met at New York University. So he listened to, you know, Motown, and he listened to Bob Dylan. He listened to Grateful Dead and Rolling Stones, but he also listened to reggae music. And he collected vinyl.
My love for dance music started when I was a child. Some of my earliest memories are hearing Trance music in the charts and later being heavily influenced by the eclectic tastes of my big brother, he quickly turned me into an avid Drum ‘n’ Bass head even though I was too young to rave.
If you look at the whole New Rave movement, the big common ground is definitely the fun element. It’s more outward-looking music than introspective.
I think rap music is brought up, gangster rap in particular, as well as video games, every other thing they try to hang the ills of society on as a scapegoat.
I think I make ugly sexy and attractive. If I didn’t do music, the girls that like me wouldn’t like me, but I think I make ugly look good.
I call architecture frozen music.
Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out.
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.
Music, when soft voices die Vibrates in the memory.
Punk is not just the sound, the music. Punk is a lifestyle.
It is piracy, not overt online music stores, which is our main competitor.
It was my 16th birthday – my mom and dad gave me my Goya classical guitar that day. I sat down, wrote this song, and I just knew that that was the only thing I could ever really do – write songs and sing them to people.
I don’t have a therapist, so I use me as my own therapist when I’m making the music.
When there are dogs and music, people have a good time.
I have no idea about the state of rap. I don’t pay attention. I just listen to old music that I have.
Architecture produces a musical mood in our inner being, and we notice that even though the elements of architecture and music appear to be so alien in the outer world, through this musical mood engendered in us, our experience of architecture brings about a reconciliation, a balance between these two elements.
You always gonna feel me. That’s my main thing. When I’m speaking in my music, you gotta feel me.
All good music resembles something. Good music stirs by its mysterious resemblance to the objects and feelings which motivated it.
I had spent many years pursuing excellence, because that is what classical music is all about… Now it was dedicated to freedom, and that was far more important.
Those who seek to satisfy the mind of man by hampering it with ceremonies and music and affecting charity and devotion have lost their original nature.
I started EWF because I had a vision, and music was playing in my head that I wanted to bring through. What I had in mind was exactly what Earth, Wind & Fire became.
To me, movies and music go hand in hand. When I’m writing a script, one of the first things I do is find the music I’m going to play for the opening sequence.
Times were changing. Clothes were changing. Morals were changing. We went from romantic loves songs like I used to do to rock ‘n roll. Now that has changed to rap. So, there’s always a new generation with new music.
As a New Yorker you can’t help but be proud of the fact that so much music and culture started here. Punk rock, jazz, hip-hop and house music started here, George Gershwin debuted ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ here; the Velvet Underground are from New York.
Music is really driving my whole life.
I mean, the genuine roots of culture is folk music.
I think Ray Charles did as much as anybody when he did his country music album. Ray Charles broke down borders and showed the similarities between country music and R&B.
I try to make music with emotion and integrity. And authenticity. You can feel when something’s authentic, and you can feel when it’s not: you know when someone’s trying to make the club record, or trying to make the girl record, or trying to make the thug record. It’s none of that. It’s just my emotions.
Through literacy you can begin to see the universe. Through music you can reach anybody. Between the two there is you, unstoppable.
Music itself is going to become like running water or electricity. So it’s like, just take advantage of these last few years because none of this is ever going to happen again. You’d better be prepared for doing a lot of touring because that’s really the only unique situation that’s going to be left.
Music is a weapon in the war against unhappiness.
Music is one way of expressing yourself, and fashion is another.
Most gospel music is very vertical. And there’s nothing wrong with that – there’s nothing wrong with, you know, ‘God, we praise you,’ and ‘hallelujah.’ Those songs are very important. But I also like to do songs that are very horizontal, that kind of fit within the fabric of people’s everyday life.
DJing is my only peace of mind. When the phone is off, I play my favourite songs really loud for myself, and I’m not talking to anyone; I’m not managing anything. It’s just, like, a time when I can listen to music.
I think the most important thing about music is the sense of escape.
Rock and roll is not just music, it is a way of life, it has its own spirit.
I see music as fluid architecture.
Music is the medicine of the mind.
Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom.
I don’t want people to think that I think I’m this great drummer because, to me, I’m just a kid playing drums, and I love music.
The ’60s was one of the first times the power of music was used by a generation to bind them together.
Clothes are like a good meal, a good movie, great pieces of music.
My first year making music was very experimental. I was trying to find my sound. My second year, I was more in my element. I knew what type of production I wanted to go over and the topics I wanted to address.
With ‘Location‘ and all the other songs around it, my music turned into therapy for others. And that’s something I really love and am blown away by.
If you want to make beautiful music, you must play the black and the white notes together.
I like how fashion is becoming more like music. It’s more adaptive to young kids. It’s more adaptive to a more on-the-go lifestyle. More street vibe. But I’ve always been into it.
Soul music is true to its name. It’s music that connects to your soul, your spirit. When music resonates with people’s spirit like that, when people can emotionally connect with something or it helps to heal them, transform them, that never goes out of style. People will always need something to relate to.
Old music is the same as new music – it’s just a different way of delivering it.
It is better to make a piece of music than to perform one, better to perform one than to listen to one, better to listen to one than to misuse it as a means of distraction, entertainment, or acquisition of ‘culture.’
Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing.
I enjoy ‘down South’ music.
My music is like a diary. I use every experience.
I think 42 Dugg is a superstar – he’s got the voice, the music, the look and the hustle.
I consider music to be storytelling, melody and rhythm. A lot of hip-hop has broken music down. There are no instruments and no songwriting. So you’re left with just storytelling and rhythm. And the storytelling can be so braggadocious, you’re just left with rhythm.
When I think of artists I love, like J. Cole, it’s the storytelling that grabs me. I want to be honest with my music.
Rock n’ roll! It’s the music of puberty.
You see, that is it with music, you never stop learning.
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.
People speculate on your personal life all the time anyway. So I just think it’s important to keep my private life private and my public persona more into music, you know?
Making words rhyme for a living is one of the great joys of my life… That’s a superpower I’ve been very conscious of developing. I started at the same level as everybody else, and then I just listened to more music and talked to myself until it was an actual superpower I could pull out on special occasions.
True music must repeat the thought and inspirations of the people and the time.
There’s nothing to compare to live music, there just isn’t anything.
Most people wouldn’t know music if it came up and bit them on the ass.
The scarcity of the music not only makes the music itself enjoyable but it also gives the collector a strange sense of superiority.
Music is everybody’s possession. It’s only publishers who think that people own it.
Music is supposed to wash away the dust of everyday life.
Music is music, ultimately. If it makes you feel good, cool.
Making a record? You’ve got to have the song, then you create a record. I think it’s the same with a live performance. If the material is strong, you’re already 90% there. I always tell young people it’s all about the music, the songs. Work on the songs, work on the songs, work on the songs.
Violence is a part of America. I don’t want to single out rap music. Let’s be honest. America’s the most violent country in the history of the world, that’s just the way it is. We’re all affected by it.
Writing music is very, very clinical. You just sit down at a piano, map out a theme and when all the technicalities come together, out pours the music.
I still believe guitars will be around as long as there’s rock music.
I’m a Christian, a wife, a mother, a homeschooler, a conservative, a citizen journalist, a talk radio host, an insatiable music nerd who plays a poor rhythm guitar, a blogger, a proud granddaughter of a sailor, and a proud tea partier in awe of the potential and the people in this movement.
Music – it’s motivational and just makes you relax.
I love bossa nova. It’s the most beautiful genre of music in the world.
Music is a performance and needs the audience.
Teens think listening to music helps them concentrate. It doesn’t. It relieves them of the boredom that concentration on homework induces.
I have a great affection for Indian culture and music.
The Smiths was an incredibly personal thing to me. It was like launching your own diary to music.
Music is about textures as well as melody.
I never made it to the school choir because the music teacher didn’t like my voice. I was pretty sad. But he was probably right; I did have a voice a bit like a goat, but my dad told me to never give up and to keep going, and it’s paid off.
It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature and everlasting beauty of monotony.
I was very innocent and shielded as a child, so I didn’t know a lot about music or dancing. When I was in Primary Six, no one would participate in a talent show, so I decided to go on. When the audience applauded me, I felt euphoric, and I started dancing right after that!
Feelings aroused by the touch of someone’s hand, the sound of music, the smell of a flower, a beautiful sunset, a work of art, love, laughter, hope and faith – all work on both the unconscious and the conscious aspects of the self, and they have physiological consequences as well.
Music has healing power. It has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours.
I alone of English writers have consciously set myself to make music out of what I may call the sound of sense.
The music helped me sympathize with our young generation and also empathize with them. I’d like to create and write more music that represents them.
Is Wagner a human being at all? Is he not rather a disease? He contaminates everything he touches – he has made music sick.
I don’t make music for eyes. I make music for ears.
I liberate minds with my music. That’s more important than liberating a few people from apartheid or whatever.
Any good music must be an innovation.
I need drama in my life to keep making music.
Music was invented to confirm human loneliness.
Life got very good – we went from living in a one-bedroom apartment to a five-bedroom mansion by the time I was in high school. I had everything I wanted growing up, though all I wanted was music stuff – drums, a PC, turntables.
Music doesn’t lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
I’m not a man of many words, I’m not very expressive or emotional, but it comes out in my music.
But anyone who knows anything about the music industry knows it’s not only about the music.
I look at you and I write down what I hear.
First of all, the music that people call Latin or Spanish is really African. So Black people need to get the credit for that.
Cinematography is infinite in its possibilities… much more so than music or language.
It doesn’t matter the kind of music, it doesn’t matter whether it’s a cowboy hat or a yarmulke. I don’t care if it’s outer space or pop, the spirit is the same.
People haven’t always been there for me, but music always has.
Music’s not like becoming a doctor, who can walk into a community and find people who need him.
Music inspires contemplation, dreams, and the imagination.
My liberty is about living. It’s about spreading more love. Even though I was always a peaceful, loving individual, my music sometimes didn’t reflect that. But now it’s different. My music is reflecting the way I feel.
I guess many game music fans prefer original soundtrack albums.
Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.
My story of success and failure is not just about music and being famous. It’s about living and loving and trying to find purpose in this crazy world.
I thank the Creator of the universe to have discovered the discipline of music was the greatest gift that I could have been given, the possibility to be a student working in the world.
Music is the wine which inspires one to new generative processes, and I am Bacchus who presses out this glorious wine for mankind and makes them spiritually drunken.
I listened, motionless and still; And, as I mounted up the hill, The music in my heart I bore, Long after it was heard no more.
They teach you there’s a boundary line to music. But, man, there’s no boundary line to art.
Music is one of the most powerful things the world has to offer. No matter what race or religion or nationality or sexual orientation or gender that you are, it has the power to unite us.
In music one must think with the heart and feel with the brain.
The thing is, I make music I like. So it’s just weird if someone says they don’t like it.
I enjoy being happy every day, and hopefully you can hear my happiness in my music. Life is beautiful.
In its beginnings, music was merely chamber music, meant to be listened to in a small space by a small audience.
Music is really something that makes people whole.
When my father is happy with my music, I know I have done something good, and there is no question of generation gap.
There are so many opportunities in life, that the loss of two or three capabilities is not necessarily debilitating. A handicap can give you the opportunity to focus more on art, writing, or music.
Music has no limits, borders or ages.
Music dominates the universe. It is the prime force. It has given shape to space.
I started realizing that music is the one area where I’ve always let go. When that saxophone goes into my mouth, I get into a space where I never think about the notes I’ve already played or anticipate the notes ahead.
I don’t care about making anything new. I make music to express an emotion, and if the emotion is nostalgic, so be it.
Music is my religion.
Musicians are there in front of you, and the spectators sense their tension, which is not the case when you’re listening to a record. Your attention is more relaxed. The emotional aspect is more important in live music.
A fashion show is like a 10-minute play, but there’s all this anticipation; Everyone arriving, finding their seats, then there’s 10 minutes of people walking past and clothes and music, then the whole thing is finished.
In essence, String Theory describes space and time, matter and energy, gravity and light, indeed all of God’s creation… as music.
I listen to gospel music.
Everything comes out in blues music: joy, pain, struggle. Blues is affirmation with absolute elegance. It’s about a man and a woman. So the pain and the struggle in the blues is that universal pain that comes from having your heart broken. Most blues songs are not about social statements.
Talent will only take you so far, and it is your ability to feel the music and explore a movement that will bring you the greatest pleasure in dance.
In many a piece of music, it’s the pause or the rest that gives the piece its beauty and its shape. And I know I, as a writer, will often try to include a lot of empty space on the page so that the reader can complete my thoughts and sentences and so that her imagination has room to breathe.
My idea of my music is constantly changing so I feel like how other people react to my old songs just ends up putting more pressure on myself from my own perspective.
Music is the language of the heart, and conservatives always screw it up.
Pop music has greater power to change people and to affect people because it’s a universal language. You don’t have to understand music to understand the power of a pop song.
If you don’t know the blues… there’s no point in picking up the guitar and playing rock and roll or any other form of popular music.
Here’s the thing with me and the religious thing. This is the flat-out truth: I find the religiosity and philosophy in the music. I don’t find it anywhere else.
If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.
If Antarctica were music it would be Mozart. Art, and it would be Michelangelo. Literature, and it would be Shakespeare. And yet it is something even greater; the only place on earth that is still as it should be. May we never tame it.
There’s this thing called compulsory licensing law that allows artists through the record companies to take your music at will without your permission.
God had to create disco music so I could be born and be successful.
The dance can reveal everything mysterious that is hidden in music, and it has the additional merit of being human and palpable. Dancing is poetry with arms and legs.
Great music is in the ear of the beholder.
When we say ‘Blackpink in your area,’ we’re literally saying we’re in your area with good music, with good energy – we’re here for you.
Words make you think a thought. Music makes you feel a feeling. A song makes you feel a thought.
Country music is the people’s music. It just speaks about real life and about truth and it tells things how they really are.
Leaders must encourage their organizations to dance to forms of music yet to be heard.
Pop changes week to week, month to month. But great music is like literature.
When I felt upset and lost, music always had the answer.
The most ironic thing is my grandfather has his masters in music composition; he was a jazz composer. My dad was a musician, too. He played more, like, soul music.
Live performance is everything. First of all, I have terrible stage fright. But beyond that, once the music starts, it’s OK.
The way you pronounce words the Puerto Rico way, it’s not really global for music. Colombians speak some of the best Spanish in the world. So having a Colombian next to me every time I write makes my music more international.
You can be creative in anything – in math, science, engineering, philosophy – as much as you can in music or in painting or in dance.
I come from a background of experimental music which mingled real sounds together with musical sounds.
I really enjoy dancing. When there’s music around, I can’t help it; I start dancing, especially when I’m with friends.
There was certainly, like, a rebellious, like, youthful rage in me. And there was also the fact of no getting away from fact that I am white, and you know, this is predominantly black music, you know.
Computers and electronic music are not the opposite of the warm human music. It’s exactly the same.
Live music is better.
Music is in my DNA!
Poetry is plucking at the heartstrings, and making music with them.
I found that dance, music, and literature is how I made sense of the world… it pushed me to think of things bigger than life’s daily routines… to think beyond what is immediate or convenient.
I don’t listen to music. I don’t watch television, I don’t read.
My earliest memories of rap music was mixed with my earliest memories of reggae music. They were big sounds around the way, heavy bass lines, strong messages, definitely.
Music is a safe kind of high.
I haven’t understood a bar of music in my life, but I have felt it.
One of the biggest obstacles I’ve overcome in my life was thinking I didn’t deserve to be successful. Artistically I’m not as much of a heavyweight as someone like Paul Simon or Joni Mitchell, because I’m not a creator of original music, and I worried about that for years.
Once you free your mind about a concept of music and harmony being correct, you can do whatever you want.
Reggae has a philosophy, you know? It’s not just entertainment. There’s an idea behind it, a way of life behind the music, which is a positive way of life, which is a progressive way of life for better people.
The absolute transformation of everything that we ever thought about music will take place within 10 years, and nothing is going to be able to stop it. I see absolutely no point in pretending that it’s not going to happen. I’m fully confident that copyright, for instance, will no longer exist in 10 years.
Music is a form of prayer.
I have a big problem with piped music. I like either silence or to listen to it properly.
There’s a lot of music that sounds like it’s literally computer-generated, totally divorced from a guy sitting down at an instrument.
If you’re only a fan of the old music, that music’s gonna wind up sounding even older.