‘One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.’ – Bob Marley

‘Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.’ – Plato

‘Where words fail, music speaks.’ – Hans Christian Andersen

‘I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.’ – Billy Joel

‘Without music, life would be a mistake.’ – Friedrich Nietzsche

‘Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.’ – Victor Hugo

‘Music doesn’t lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.’ – Jimi Hendrix

‘Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.’ – Berthold Auerbach

‘Music is the strongest form of magic.’ – Marilyn Manson

‘Music can change the world because it can change people.’ – Bono

‘Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us.’ – Martin Luther

‘If music be the food of love, play on.’ – William Shakespeare

‘Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life.’ – Jean Paul

‘Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart.’ – Pablo Casals

‘When words leave off, music begins.’ – Heinrich Heine

‘Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.’ – Maya Angelou

‘Music is the shorthand of emotion.’ – Leo Tolstoy

‘After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.’ – Aldous Huxley

‘Music is the soundtrack of your life.’ – Dick Clark

‘Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.’ – Ludwig van Beethoven

‘The world’s most famous and popular language is music.’ – Psy

‘Music is God’s gift to man, the only art of Heaven given to earth, the only art of earth we take to Heaven.’ – Walter Savage Landor

‘The wise musicians are those who play what they can master.’ – Duke Ellington

‘You are the music while the music lasts.’ – T. S. Eliot

‘There’s nothing like music to relieve the soul and uplift it.’ – Mickey Hart

‘Music is very spiritual, it has the power to bring people together.’ – Edgar Winter

‘I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me – like food or water.’ – Ray Charles

‘Jazz is smooth and cool. Jazz is rage. Jazz flows like water. Jazz never seems to begin or end. Jazz isn’t methodical, but jazz isn’t messy either. Jazz is a conversation, a give and take. Jazz is the connection and communication between musicians. Jazz is abandon.’ – Nat Wolff

‘Music is love in search of a word.’ – Sidney Lanier

‘Music is forever; music should grow and mature with you, following you right on up until you die.’ – Paul Simon

‘If you want to make beautiful music, you must play the black and the white notes together.’ – Richard M. Nixon

‘For me, singing sad songs often has a way of healing a situation. It gets the hurt out in the open into the light, out of the darkness.’ – Reba McEntire

‘Every song is like a painting.’ – Dick Dale

‘The only love affair I have ever had was with music.’ – Maurice Ravel

‘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.’ – Benjamin Britten

‘Music happens to be an art form that transcends language.’ – Herbie Hancock

‘Music, in performance, is a type of sculpture. The air in the performance is sculpted into something.’ – Frank Zappa

‘If you want to be a rock star or just be famous, then run down the street naked, you’ll make the news or something. But if you want music to be your livelihood, then play, play, play and play! And eventually you’ll get to where you want to be.’ – Eddie Van Halen

‘When people hear good music, it makes them homesick for something they never had, and never will have.’ – E. W. Howe

‘Music is only love looking for words.’ – Lawrence Durrell

‘Music should be your escape.’ – Missy Elliott

‘Music is well said to be the speech of angels.’ – Thomas Carlyle

‘You have the sun, you have the moon, you have the air that you breathe – and you have the Rolling Stones!’ – Keith Richards

‘Remember the first time you went to a show and saw your favorite band. You wore their shirt, and sang every word. You didn’t know anything about scene politics, haircuts, or what was cool. All you knew was that this music made you feel different from anyone you shared a locker with. Someone finally understood you. This is what music is about.’ – Gerard Way

‘True music must repeat the thought and inspirations of the people and the time.’ – George Gershwin

‘If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music.’ – Gustav Mahler

‘Music is the best means we have of digesting time.’ – W. H. Auden

‘Music is everybody’s possession. It’s only publishers who think that people own it.’ – John Lennon

‘I don’t make music for eyes. I make music for ears.’ – Adele

‘Who hears music feels his solitude peopled at once.’ – Robert Browning

‘I’ve said that playing the blues is like having to be black twice. Stevie Ray Vaughan missed on both counts, but I never noticed.’ – B. B. King

‘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.’ – Michelle Branch

‘I don’t care much about music. What I like is sounds.’ – Dizzy Gillespie

‘That was when I realised that music is the most profound, magical form of communication there is.’ – Lesley Garrett

‘Lean your body forward slightly to support the guitar against your chest, for the poetry of the music should resound in your heart.’ – Andres Segovia

‘Hell is full of musical amateurs.’ – George Bernard Shaw

‘All good music resembles something. Good music stirs by its mysterious resemblance to the objects and feelings which motivated it.’ – Jean Cocteau

‘Music is always changing and the changes are unpredictable.’ – Billy Sheehan

‘Music has charms to sooth a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.’ – William Congreve

‘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.’ – Stevie Nicks

‘I don’t know anything about music. In my line you don’t have to.’ – Elvis Presley

‘I see music as fluid architecture.’ – Joni Mitchell

‘He has Van Gogh’s ear for music.’ – Billy Wilder

‘Music is intended and designed for sentient beings that have hopes and purposes and emotions.’ – Jacques Barzun

‘Music is nothing else but wild sounds civilized into time and tune.’ – Thomas Fuller

‘Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune.’ – Kin Hubbard

‘But when you get music and words together, that can be a very powerful thing.’ – Bryan Ferry

‘Composers shouldn’t think too much – it interferes with their plagiarism.’ – Howard Dietz

‘Everywhere in the world, music enhances a hall, with one exception: Carnegie Hall enhances the music.’ – Isaac Stern

‘Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.’ – Ludwig van Beethoven

‘You can’t stay the same. If you’re a musician and a singer, you have to change, that’s the way it works.’ – Van Morrison

‘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.’ – Bobby Vinton

‘All music is beautiful.’ – Billy Strayhorn

‘I guess a good song is a good song is a good song, ya know.’ – George Thorogood

‘Music is a performance and needs the audience.’ – Michael Tippett

‘Music is my religion.’ – Jimi Hendrix

‘It is essential to do everything possible to attract young people to opera so they can see that it is not some antiquated art form but a repository of the most glorious music and drama that man has created.’ – Bruce Beresford

‘The people who know nothing about music are the ones always talking about it.’ – Nat King Cole

‘The iPod completely changed the way people approach music.’ – Karl Lagerfeld

‘Music when healthy, is the teacher of perfect order, and when depraved, the teacher of perfect disorder.’ – John Ruskin

‘My music had roots which I’d dug up from my own childhood, musical roots buried in the darkest soil.’ – Ray Charles

‘Sometimes I’ll have sections that I’m not quite sure how they fit in the puzzle of a tune, they’ll get moved around; what I think was originally a verse ends up becoming the chorus, or what’s an intro gets dropped as a hook, things get shifted around a lot.’ – Gotye

‘Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.’ – Plato

‘Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.’ – Ludwig van Beethoven

‘I wake up in the morning, I do a little stretching exercises, pick up the horn and play.’ – Herb Alpert

‘My music, my songs are 100 percent inspired by girl power.’ – Paulina Rubio

‘You know, all my songs are relatives, brothers, sisters, cousins.’ – David Coverdale

‘Music’s staying power is a function of how timeless the lyrics, song and production are.’ – Gary Wright

‘Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.’ – Martin Luther

‘I look at you and I write down what I hear.’ – Virgil Thomson

‘Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.’ – Martin Mull

‘Any good music must be an innovation.’ – Les Baxter

‘I’ve never missed a gig yet. Music makes people happy, and that’s why I go on doing it – I like to see everybody smile.’ – Buddy Guy

‘Tones sound, and roar and storm about me until I have set them down in notes.’ – Ludwig van Beethoven

‘My father used to sing to me in my mother’s womb. I think I can name about any tune in two beats.’ – Yancy Butler

‘Sometimes before we make a record I go back and listen to a few. It’s equally humbling and uplifting.’ – Michael Stipe

‘Music is the fourth great material want, first food, then clothes, then shelter, then music.’ – Christian Nestell Bovee

‘There’s nothing like a good cheating song to make me want to run home to be with my wife.’ – Steven Curtis Chapman

‘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.’ – Koko Taylor

‘The real art of conducting consists in transitions.’ – Gustav Mahler

‘Music’s not like becoming a doctor, who can walk into a community and find people who need him.’ – Charlie Byrd

‘In music the passions enjoy themselves.’ – Friedrich Nietzsche

‘If you look deep enough you will see music; the heart of nature being everywhere music.’ – Thomas Carlyle

‘No good opera plot can be sensible, for people do not sing when they are feeling sensible.’ – W. H. Auden

‘I asked my daughter when she was 16, What’s the buzz on the street with the kids? She’s going, to be honest, Dad, most of my friends aren’t into Kiss. But they’ve all been told that it’s the greatest show on Earth.’ – Ace Frehley

‘Long intros are cool because there’s a little bit of anticipation, you know?’ – Miranda Lambert

‘You can never get silence anywhere nowadays, have you noticed?’ – Bryan Ferry

‘The advice I am giving always to all my students is above all to study the music profoundly… music is like the ocean, and the instruments are little or bigger islands, very beautiful for the flowers and trees.’ – Andres Segovia

‘I think often sadness is a great place to get songs from.’ – Sarah McLachlan

‘Please write music like Wagner, only louder.’ – Samuel Goldwyn

‘Although I am basically self taught, I consider Debussy my teacher – the most important elements are colour, light and shadow.’ – Toru Takemitsu

‘I was growing up listening to Queen. Freddie Mercury threw those incredible melodies into his songs.’ – Gary Cherone

‘We all love musical architecture; there’s no doubt about that.’ – Levon Helm

‘In its beginnings, music was merely chamber music, meant to be listened to in a small space by a small audience.’ – Gustav Mahler

‘There’s a lot of music that sounds like it’s literally computer-generated, totally divorced from a guy sitting down at an instrument.’ – Aimee Mann

‘Secretly, I wanted to look like Jimi Hendrix, but I could never quite pull it off.’ – Bryan Ferry

‘There are more love songs than anything else. If songs could make you do something we’d all love one another.’ – Frank Zappa

‘It’s amazing to hear, as a voice matures and then starts to decline, what kind of emotion is still conveyed by a really good vocalist.’ – Tom Wopat

‘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’.’ – Bob Newhart

‘If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.’ – Henry David Thoreau

‘There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.’ – Albert Schweitzer

‘People haven’t always been there for me, but music always has.’ – Taylor Swift

‘There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more.’ – Lord Byron

‘Love is a friendship set to music.’ – Joseph Campbell

‘The true beauty of music is that it connects people. It carries a message, and we, the musicians, are the messengers.’ – Roy Ayers

‘I was raised in a Catholic school, and I would always go to church on Sunday, and I would hear the same music over and over and over and over again, same gospels, hymns, everything.’ – Charlie Puth

‘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

‘Teens think listening to music helps them concentrate. It doesn’t. It relieves them of the boredom that concentration on homework induces.’ – Marilyn vos Savant

‘Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music.’ – Ronald Reagan

‘I used music as therapy and embraced being a cry baby.’ – Melanie Martinez

‘The sound and music are 50% of the entertainment in a movie.’ – George Lucas

‘Musicians don’t retire; they stop when there’s no more music in them.’ – Louis Armstrong

‘The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.’ – Johann Sebastian Bach

‘I enjoy being happy every day, and hopefully you can hear my happiness in my music. Life is beautiful.’ – Christina Milian

‘Words make you think a thought. Music makes you feel a feeling. A song makes you feel a thought.’ – E. Y. Harburg

‘Music, at its essence, is what gives us memories. And the longer a song has existed in our lives, the more memories we have of it.’ – Stevie Wonder

‘As much as I don’t want to admit it, my fans are the only ones that can hurt my feelings when they’re not pleased with what I’m presenting. I want it to be perfect for them. I want them to have a different sense of pride in my music.’ – Wale

‘A film is – or should be – more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what’s behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later.’ – Stanley Kubrick

‘There is geometry in the humming of the strings, there is music in the spacing of the spheres.’ – Pythagoras

‘Music is the medicine of the mind.’ – John A. Logan

‘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.’ – Viggo Mortensen

‘Music is the best way that I can communicate with other people.’ – Juice Wrld

‘Music is the silence between the notes.’ – Claude Debussy

‘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.’ – Tom Petty

‘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.’ – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

‘AI as a tool in music-making is fine, but it’s always going to be the humanity in music that makes people want to listen to it.’ – Jacob Collier

‘What is a poet? An unhappy person who conceals profound anguish in his heart but whose lips are so formed that as sighs and cries pass over them they sound like beautiful music.’ – Soren Kierkegaard

‘Music is science more than art, and it is the main code of the universe.’ – Vangelis

‘Music fills the infinite between two souls.’ – Rabindranath Tagore

‘If you are a chef, no matter how good a chef you are, it’s not good cooking for yourself; the joy is in cooking for others – it’s the same with music.’ – will.i.am

‘Music has healing power. It has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours.’ – Elton John

‘The world is full of sounds. We just don’t usually hear them as music.’ – Ryuichi Sakamoto

‘It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.’ – Walter Lippmann

‘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.’ – Charles Baudelaire

‘Sometimes I feel like rap music is almost the key to stopping racism.’ – Eminem

‘Music transcends language. BTS communicates with our fans by staying true to ourselves and believing in music every day.’ – RM

‘The best thing about being a DJ is making people happy. There is nothing like seeing people get up from a table to dance or the expression on their face when they hear a song they love. I also love to educate people on music they have never heard.’ – Chelsea Leyland

‘I had to listen to the classical music because it calms me down, calms my nerves down.’ – Novak Djokovic

‘Extraordinary how potent cheap music is.’ – Noel Coward

‘Music is the universal language of mankind.’ – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

‘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.’ – Johnny Cash

‘Music can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable.’ – Leonard Bernstein

‘Though music transcends language, culture and time, and though notes are the same, Indian music is unique because it is evolved, sophisticated and melodies are defined.’ – Dayananda Saraswati

‘Music is love, love is music, music is life, and I love my life. Thank you and good night.’ – A. J. McLean

‘If the king loves music, there is little wrong in the land.’ – Mencius

‘I feel like skateboarding is as much of a sport as a lifestyle, and an art form, so there’s so much that that transcends in terms of music, fashion, and entertainment.’ – Tony Hawk

‘Music is made one of Satan’s most attractive agencies to ensnare souls; but, when turned to a good account, it is a blessing. When abused, it leads the unconsecrated to pride, vanity, and folly.’ – Ellen G. White

‘In string theory, all particles are vibrations on a tiny rubber band; physics is the harmonies on the string; chemistry is the melodies we play on vibrating strings; the universe is a symphony of strings, and the ‘Mind of God’ is cosmic music resonating in 11-dimensional hyperspace.’ – Michio Kaku

‘Music drives you. It wakes you up, it gets you pumping. And, at the end of the day, the correct tune will chill you down.’ – Dimebag Darrell

‘Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries.’ – Jimmy Carter

‘I feel like my music is just an extension of my acting. I treat the songs like scenes that tell a story… it’s very similar. My favorite thing is when cartoon fans show up to my live gigs! They are always the most kick-butt audience members ’cause they’re not trying to act all cool like a lot of the music fans do! It’s refreshing!!’ – Grey DeLisle

‘My music definitely comes from a place of experience. Everything connects to a truth.’ – Frank Ocean

‘I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music.’ – Joan Miro

‘Rock and roll is not an instrument. Rock and roll isn’t even a style of music. Rock and roll is a spirit that’s been going since the blues, jazz, bebop, soul, R&B, heavy metal, punk rock and, yes, hip-hop.’ – MC Ren

‘I think music is honest and will make you do honest things.’ – SZA

‘Those who have virtue always in their mouths, and neglect it in practice, are like a harp, which emits a sound pleasing to others, while itself is insensible of the music.’ – Diogenes

‘Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays.’ – Henny Youngman

‘For me, a paragraph in a novel is a bit like a line in a poem. It has its own shape, its own music, its own integrity.’ – Paul Auster

‘Jazz to me is a living music. It’s a music that since its beginning has expressed the feelings, the dreams, hopes, of the people.’ – Dexter Gordon

‘Music is the voice that tells us that the human race is greater than it knows.’ – Napoleon Bonaparte

‘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.’ – Lady Gaga

‘To be born in Wales, not with a silver spoon in your mouth, but, with music in your blood and with poetry in your soul, is a privilege indeed.’ – Brian Harris

‘Music is like an open sky. You know it’s out there… and there you are.’ – David Sanborn

‘Hip-hop is the streets. Hip-hop is a couple of elements that it comes from back in the days… that feel of music with urgency that speaks to you. It speaks to your livelihood and it’s not compromised. It’s blunt. It’s raw, straight off the street – from the beat to the voice to the words.’ – Nas

‘I have a sweet tooth for song and music. This is my Polish sin.’ – Pope John Paul II

‘Jazz is a white term to define black people. My music is black classical music.’ – Nina Simone

‘Nature’s music is never over; her silences are pauses, not conclusions.’ – Mary Webb

‘I liberate minds with my music. That’s more important than liberating a few people from apartheid or whatever.’ – Kanye West

‘Fashion and music are two great artistic forms that can be molded by the youth culture – our taste and our passion for evolving things in our limited time on earth allows us to look at things with fresh eyes.’ – Virgil Abloh

‘Rap music is the only vital form of music introduced since punk rock.’ – Kurt Cobain

‘Music is what our feelings sound like.’ – Vera Farmiga

‘Some people create with words or with music or with a brush and paints. I like to make something beautiful when I run. I like to make people stop and say, ‘I’ve never seen anyone run like that before.’ It’s more than just a race, it’s a style. It’s doing something better than anyone else. It’s being creative.’ – Steve Prefontaine

‘Mozart’s music is so pure and beautiful that I see it as a reflection of the inner beauty of the universe.’ – Albert Einstein

‘The music we do is for people to enjoy, dance and sing to it. Dreamers – keep on dreaming and keep working hard to achieve your goals. There are many difficulties, but what matters is to stay focused and have perseverance.’ – Bad Bunny

‘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.’ – Yo-Yo Ma

‘I’m not a man of many words, I’m not very expressive or emotional, but it comes out in my music.’ – Kris Allen

‘I want to take Justin Bieber for a month and just lock him up in a cage where we sit and make music. He’s one of the most successful people in the world, but his music could be so much tighter.’ – Tyler, The Creator

‘As long as my music is real, it’s no limit to how many ears I can grab.’ – Kendrick Lamar

‘Music was the one thing that was just mine, and no one could take it from me. I created it, dictated it, and it made me not able to let go of it.’ – Mitski

‘Lend your ears to music, open your eyes to painting, and… stop thinking! Just ask yourself whether the work has enabled you to ‘walk about’ into a hitherto unknown world. If the answer is yes, what more do you want?’ – Wassily Kandinsky

‘That’s the amazing thing about music: there’s a song for every emotion. Can you imagine a world with no music? It would suck.’ – Harry Styles

‘I’m a country singer. I love all kinds of music, but country is where my loyalty lies. That’s just me and what I do, and I’m not going to change it.’ – George Strait

‘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.’ – Jack White

‘When you have the power of music within your soul and your heart, nothing can stop you.’ – Joey Jordison

‘I don’t make a particular distinction between ‘high art’ and ‘low art.’ Music is there for everybody. It’s a river we can all put our cups into and drink it and be sustained by it.’ – John Williams

‘True country music is honesty, sincerity, and real life to the hilt.’ – Garth Brooks

‘Develop interest in life as you see it; in people, things, literature, music – the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.’ – Henry Miller

‘I love music. It’s freedom, a way to deal with pent-up frustration.’ – Ice Cube

‘With so many ways to communicate at our disposal, we must not forget the transformative power of a live music experience and genuine human exchange.’ – Jon Batiste

‘Music brings people together. So my function in anything I do is to help bring people closer in.’ – Gord Downie

‘Music is not math. It’s science. You keep mixing the stuff up until it blows up on you, or it becomes this incredible potion.’ – Bruno Mars

‘Music is really driving my whole life.’ – Ariana Grande

‘Music creates order out of chaos: for rhythm imposes unanimity upon the divergent, melody imposes continuity upon the disjointed, and harmony imposes compatibility upon the incongruous.’ – Yehudi Menuhin

‘Music is sunshine. Like sunshine, music is a powerful force that can instantly and almost chemically change your entire mood. Music gives us new energy and a stronger sense of purpose.’ – Michael Franti

‘Death is the king of this world: ‘Tis his park where he breeds life to feed him. Cries of pain are music for his banquet.’ – George Eliot

‘I don’t know how to function without music. When I’m not making it, I’m listening to it. It gives me courage and takes care of my mind.’ – Billie Eilish

‘When I was a teenager, I began to settle into school because I’d discovered the extracurricular activities that interested me: music and theater.’ – Morgan Freeman

‘Mathematics is the music of reason.’ – James Joseph Sylvester

‘I think that music, being an expression of the human heart, or of the human being itself, does express just what is happening – the whole of human experience at the particular time that it is being expressed.’ – John Coltrane

‘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.’ – J. Cole

‘I’m just trying to make music everybody can get happy to and vibe to and turn up to. So long as I keep making good music, everything’s going to be OK.’ – Post Malone

‘I know it sounds corny, but when you follow your dreams, it happens. And if it’s music, take it seriously.’ – Enrique Iglesias

‘My dad is Dominican, my mother’s Puerto Rican, and I got into bachata at the age of 10 or 11. When I started listening, it had a reputation for being music for hick people. I thought that had to be changed. I was born and raised in the Bronx, and I knew you make something cool if you’re cool.’ – Romeo Santos

‘Country music is three chords and the truth.’ – Harlan Howard

‘I don’t really need to be remembered. I hope the music’s remembered.’ – Jeff Buckley

‘There’s nothing better than live music. It’s raw energy, and raw energy feeds the soul.’ – Dhani Jones

‘Music is the pleasure the human mind experiences from counting without being aware that it is counting.’ – Gottfried Leibniz

‘Music has an intrinsic meaning, which has always been mysterious to me.’ – Jordan Peterson

‘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.’ – David Bowie

‘I lose myself in music because I can’t be bothered explaining what I feel to anyone else around me.’ – Robert Smith

‘Do I listen to pop music because I’m miserable or am I miserable because listen to pop music?’ – John Cusack

‘Without music, life is a journey through a desert.’ – Pat Conroy

‘Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.’ – Ingmar Bergman

‘Music helps me tell my story. That’s where I can really be heard. But there’s so much focus on the things that aren’t music.’ – Rihanna

‘Rock and roll is not just music, it is a way of life, it has its own spirit.’ – Anupam Roy

‘Music is still part of my life, but I hate the idea of people coming to see me play the guitar because they’ve seen me in movies. You want people who are listening to be only interested in the music.’ – Johnny Depp

‘I believe it is in my nature to dance by virtue of the beat of my heart, the pulse of my blood and the music in my mind.’ – Robert Fulghum

‘Hip-Hop isn’t just music, it is also a spiritual movement of the blacks! You can’t just call Hip-Hop a trend!’ – Lauryn Hill

‘Change is always happening. That’s one of the wonderful things about jazz music.’ – Maynard Ferguson

‘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.’ – Tate McRae

‘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.’ – Paul Epworth

‘Music is therapy. Music moves people. It connects people in ways that no other medium can. It pulls heart strings. It acts as medicine.’ – Macklemore

‘Music evokes so many feelings in us, memories, nostalgia, things that are connected to our past.’ – Olga Kurylenko

‘Singing is my passion, my first love and the secret of my energy. Music to me is like finding my inner self, my soul. It gives me a great joy to see audiences enjoying with me. I have given my heart to singing. When I sing, I can feel romance in everything around me.’ – Kailash Kher

‘I grew up listening to a lot of emo music, a lot of rock music, a lot of rap music, a lot of trap music, funk, everything.’ – Lil Peep

‘Music does a lot of things for a lot of people. It’s transporting, for sure. It can take you right back, years back, to the very moment certain things happened in your life. It’s uplifting, it’s encouraging, it’s strengthening.’ – Aretha Franklin

‘Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.’ – Groucho Marx

‘Rock music is not meant to be perfect.’ – Ozzy Osbourne

‘I think music made me who I am. Music taught me what was gutter and what wasn’t. Music taught me how to live.’ – YoungBoy Never Broke Again

‘Jazz is the only music in which the same note can be played night after night but differently each time.’ – Ornette Coleman

‘I realized the power of hip-hop. I realized how influential this music and this culture are.’ – Nipsey Hussle

‘The one thing I wanted to do more than anything else was sing country music.’ – Patsy Cline

‘Life goes up and down. So I just incorporate it with my music. I’m just blessed.’ – Rod Wave

‘Disco is music for dancing, and people will always want to dance.’ – Giorgio Moroder

‘The end of all good music is to affect the soul.’ – Claudio Monteverdi

‘The spiral in a snail’s shell is the same mathematically as the spiral in the Milky Way galaxy, and it’s also the same mathematically as the spirals in our DNA. It’s the same ratio that you’ll find in very basic music that transcends cultures all over the world.’ – Joseph Gordon-Levitt

‘Every man’s work, whether it be literature, or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself.’ – Samuel Butler

‘I think the most important thing about music is the sense of escape.’ – Thom Yorke

‘I just change with the times. I really don’t have a say in what’s going on. Music was here before me.’ – Snoop Dogg

‘Music is the melody whose text is the world.’ – Arthur Schopenhauer

‘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

‘A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself.’ – Abraham Maslow

‘If you don’t die of thirst, there are blessings in the desert. You can be pulled into limitlessness, which we all yearn for, or you can do the beauty of minutiae, the scrimshaw of tiny and precise. The sky is your ocean, and the crystal silence will uplift you like great gospel music, or Neil Young.’ – Anne Lamott

‘Together with a culture of work, there must be a culture of leisure as gratification. To put it another way: people who work must take the time to relax, to be with their families, to enjoy themselves, read, listen to music, play a sport.’ – Pope Francis

‘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.’ – Andrew Denton

‘Music is my life, so that journey will never stop.’ – Shibani Dandekar

‘I’m influenced by all kinds of music. I have a very diverse iPod. You never know if I’ve got it on shuffle. You never know what you are going to hear next. I like all genres.’ – Toby Keith

‘So long as the human spirit thrives on this planet, music in some living form will accompany and sustain it and give it expressive meaning.’ – Aaron Copland

‘Music is art, art is life, and we are who we are, and all of these aforementioned women, unless they should choose not to, will be performing well into the next many decades because they are great artists.’ – Lara St. John

‘Opera is the ultimate art form. It has singing and music and drama and dance and emotion and story.’ – Diane Paulus

‘You can’t play music and be mad at anybody. It’ll show in your heart!’ – Dickey Betts

‘To me there is no picture so beautiful as smiling, bright-eyed, happy children; no music so sweet as their clear and ringing laughter.’ – P. T. Barnum

‘The ’50s was the golden age of music all over the world for some crazy, ‘X-File’-like reason I can’t quite understand.’ – Ry Cooder

‘Music inflames temperament.’ – Jim Morrison

”Punk rock’ is a word used by dilettantes and heartless manipulators about music that takes up the energies, the bodies, the hearts, the souls, the time and the minds of young men who give everything they have to it.’ – Iggy Pop

‘I’ve always felt music is the only way to give an instantaneous moment the feel of slow motion. To romanticise it and glorify it and give it a soundtrack and a rhythm.’ – Taylor Swift

‘Music, the greatest good that mortals know and all of heaven we have hear below.’ – Joseph Addison

‘Music – it’s the only thing that can enter your system, your mind, your heart, without your permission.’ – Emmanuel Jal

‘No two people on earth are alike, and it’s got to be that way in music or it isn’t music.’ – Billie Holiday

‘I feel connected to my generation through the music, but I also fear for us. We’re in a very self-destructive state where we’re addicted to outside opinions and we all feel like we have fans.’ – Drake

‘Old music is the same as new music – it’s just a different way of delivering it.’ – Jeff Lynne

‘Music is your way to change the frequencies of everything around you and move your own body, move your whole environment.’ – Kali Uchis

‘From the beginning, I felt that Heavy Metal is not just about music but also something that you feel with your heart. It is music that helps you express your emotions and feelings.’ – Suzuka Nakamoto

‘Soul music is timeless.’ – Alicia Keys

‘I never gave up on country music because I knew what I was doing was not that bad.’ – Willie Nelson

‘Sometimes, being different feels a lot like being alone. But with that being said, being true to that and being true to my standards and my way of doing things in my art and my music, everything that has made me feel very different… in the end, it has made me the happiest.’ – Lindsey Stirling

‘If you talk bad about country music, it’s like saying bad things about my momma. Them’s fightin’ words.’ – Dolly Parton

‘I’m an OG. I was an OG when I was 16. I was an OG when I made the decision I don’t want to go to school anymore and start skipping to make music.’ – Playboi Carti

‘Country music is the people’s music. It just speaks about real life and about truth and it tells things how they really are.’ – Faith Hill

‘I need music. It’s like my heartbeat, so to speak. It keeps me going no matter what’s going on – bad games, press, whatever!’ – LeBron James

‘The world is full of poetry. The air is living with its spirit; and the waves dance to the music of its melodies, and sparkle in its brightness.’ – James Gates Percival

‘I would like to be a terrorist for music education – to make a complete reform, all over the world.’ – Daniel Barenboim

‘The music business is motivated by money. Music is motivated by energy and feelings.’ – Erykah Badu

‘Gospel music is not a sound; gospel music is a message. Gospel music means good news. It’s good-news music.’ – Kirk Franklin

‘Cinematography is infinite in its possibilities… much more so than music or language.’ – Conrad Hall

‘I’m not a lyric writer to make statements. What I enjoy doing is making paintings with lyrics, creating colorful images. I think that’s more what entertainment and music should be.’ – Chris Cornell

‘I love playing music with Duane Eddy.’ – Marty Stuart

‘I feel incredibly lucky to have grown up with creative parents and around creative people, many of whom live with anxiety. My mum would sometimes say that it was a beautiful thing, and that it would come in handy when making music – and it’s made me a more empathetic person.’ – Mabel

‘The truest expression of a people is in its dances and its music. Bodies never lie.’ – Agnes de Mille

‘I haven’t understood a bar of music in my life, but I have felt it.’ – Igor Stravinsky

‘I was born in Alabama and my first live music experiences were in church. Every Sunday we watched regional gospel groups on television singing their hearts out.’ – Tommy Shaw

‘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.’ – Quentin Tarantino

‘Live music is the cure for what ails ya.’ – Henry Rollins

‘I remember listening to the radio as a kid and finding that the songs always made me feel more peaceful. Funny, but the more hurtin’ the music was, the better it made me feel. I think of that now when I write my songs. I may not be feelin’ the blues myself, but I’m writing them for other people who have a hard life.’ – Chris Isaak

‘My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.’ – Edith Sitwell

‘Music and silence combine strongly because music is done with silence, and silence is full of music.’ – Marcel Marceau

‘I’m kind of a good girl – and I’m not. I’m a good girl because I really believe in love, integrity, and respect. I’m a bad girl because I like to tease. I know that I have sex appeal in my deck of cards. But I like to get people thinking. That’s what the stories in my music do.’ – Katy Perry

‘Music and politics are in essence about communication. Without over-stretching the analogy I do feel a sense of rhythm is important in getting your message across.’ – Charles Kennedy

”Let the music play on’ would be my legacy.’ – Lionel Richie

‘Rock n’ roll! It’s the music of puberty.’ – Suzi Quatro

‘Live music is better.’ – Neil Young

‘If one plays good music, people don’t listen and if one plays bad music people don’t talk.’ – Oscar Wilde

‘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

‘Music is the voice of the soul and can move mountains. People receive the message of the soul through the voice. It is a voice, the tone that moves something in people.’ – Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

‘I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I don’t think music should be free.’ – Trent Reznor

‘The music industry is a matrix that is counter to what is natural and right.’ – Prince

‘My favorite music isn’t necessarily the songs that One Direction come out with. That doesn’t mean to say I don’t secretly really love some of our songs, which I do.’ – Louis Tomlinson

‘I like rock music that has melody, but it also makes you wanna get up and dance.’ – Albert Hammond, Jr.

‘As for the music business itself, the key things have not changed that much. It operates like any business and money still keeps things moving.’ – Tom Jones

‘I’ve never stopped making new music, and whether the audience wants to hear it or not, I’m going to play it. Because I’m an artist, and I create, and I’ve got new stuff.’ – Peter Frampton

‘Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try.’ – Mary Kay Ash

‘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.’ – Chris Stapleton

‘I love the whole aspect of music, especially the singing; I never get tired of finding new songs to sing and sing them in a way that’s interesting for the public.’ – Johnny Mathis

‘Music is the greatest communication in the world. Even if people don’t understand the language that you’re singing in, they still know good music when they hear it.’ – Lou Rawls

‘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 think I’m probably gonna quit music.’ – Justin Bieber

‘Good fashion is like rock music: all anarchy and revolt.’ – Ann Demeulemeester

‘You just pick up a chord, go twang, and you’re got music.’ – Sid Vicious

‘To have someone to relate to and hopefully enjoy the music and get a positive message out of it, to make the best music that we possibly could, those were the goals.’ – Janet Jackson

‘When you work you are a flute through whose heart the whispering of the hours turns to music. Which of you would be a reed, dumb and silent, when all else sings together in unison?’ – Khalil Gibran

‘I worked hard all my life as far as this music business. I dreamed of the day when I could go to New York and feel comfortable and they could come out here and be comfortable.’ – Tupac Shakur

‘A sense of the universe, a sense of the all, the nostalgia which seizes us when confronted by nature, beauty, music – these seem to be an expectation and awareness of a Great Presence.’ – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

‘The English may not like music, but they absolutely love the noise it makes.’ – Thomas Beecham

‘For me, sampling is a high art. Most people don’t see it that way, but it’s a beautiful thing. I wouldn’t know anything about music if it wasn’t for samples.’ – JPEGMAFIA

‘The spirit of house music, electronic music, in the beginning was to break the rules, to do things in many different ways.’ – Thomas Bangalter

‘If you pour some music on whatever’s wrong, it’ll sure help out.’ – Levon Helm

‘All I can do is make good music and make it for the fans, not for anybody else.’ – Taio Cruz

‘Jazz music is America’s past and its potential, summed up and sanctified and accessible to anybody who learns to listen to, feel, and understand it. The music can connect us to our earlier selves and to our better selves-to-come. It can remind us of where we fit on the time line of human achievement, an ultimate value of art.’ – Wynton Marsalis

‘It is piracy, not overt online music stores, which is our main competitor.’ – Steve Jobs

‘Once a song’s out there, it’s no longer mine. And that’s the whole purpose of music: to belong to people.’ – Sade Adu

‘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.’ – Ziggy Marley

‘Music – it’s motivational and just makes you relax.’ – Taika Waititi

‘I get mad. I get sad. I have all those emotions. But I just like to keep them to myself. I don’t think my fans need to be bothered with if I’m mad or sad about something. I should just be concerned that they are keeping up with my music or I’m making them happy with my show.’ – Demi Lovato

‘People always accuse me of being motivational in a way, like it was a bad thing, but that’s just how I was raised. My mom raised me in a positive environment, with lots of love in my heart, and that reflects in my music.’ – Lenny Kravitz

‘How to play music may be known. At the commencement of the piece, all the parts should sound together. As it proceeds, they should be in harmony while severally distinct and flowing without break, and thus on to the conclusion.’ – Confucius

‘Doom is a classic supervillain, akin to the Phantom of the Opera. It’s not about revenge so much as, like, ‘I’m back – now watch this!’ It all boils down to the music. The mask is a slight theme for people to enjoy, and it adds mystery.’ – MF Doom

‘I listen to all kinds of music – new music, old music, music of my colleagues, everything.’ – Gyorgy Ligeti

‘I call architecture frozen music.’ – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

‘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 Italians and Spanish, the Chinese and Vietnamese see food as part of a larger, more essential and pleasurable part of daily life. Not as an experience to be collected or bragged about – or as a ritual like filling up a car – but as something else that gives pleasure, like sex or music, or a good nap in the afternoon.’ – Anthony Bourdain

‘I suffer from deep depression, so my only release is music.’ – Kevin Gates

‘Music is there to get you through life’s ups and downs, good times and not so good times.’ – Rob Halford

‘You can be technically strong, and focus all your efforts on elements like casting, music, cinematography and sets, but they are all just add ons. End of the day, filmmaking is really about how well you tell a story.’ – Vikramaditya Motwane

‘I’m not a fan of anybody music who I feel like a sucka. I don’t listen to you. They play you in the club, you can have the #1 jam, but if I know your character, how can I listen to your music?’ – Gucci Mane

‘Yoga is almost like music in a way; there’s no end to it.’ – Sting

‘It’s not that people don’t like classical music. It’s that they don’t have the chance to understand and to experience it.’ – Gustavo Dudamel

‘The history of the music industry is inevitably also the story of the development of technology. From the player piano to the vinyl disc, from reel-to-reel tape to the cassette, from the CD to the digital download, these formats and devices changed not only the way music was consumed, but the very way artists created it.’ – Edgar Bronfman, Jr.

‘The best music is essentially there to provide you something to face the world with.’ – Bruce Springsteen

‘Music is this divine thing, the closest that we can get to something divine. It’s like this instinct we all own, and some of us have found a way to hear that music and write it down and share it with people.’ – Aurora

‘You don’t get music in your daily life, do you? Even in a movie, it’s unnatural to have music. I always feel it’s unnatural. But I want to make it not unnatural, to construct reality in another sense.’ – Joe Hisaishi

‘I design music; I don’t produce it.’ – Travis Scott

‘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.’ – Pico Iyer

‘Everyone’s music is made of their own life experiences.’ – Ilaiyaraaja

‘I am happy to make money. I want to make more money, make more music, eat Big Macs and drink Budweisers.’ – Kid Rock

‘Soul music is soul music. It can be wrapped up in a neo soul package; it can be called hip-hop soul. But soul is soul, and it’s been around; it will never go away.’ – Maxwell

‘I love the theater as much as music, and the whole idea of getting across to an audience and making them laugh, making them cry – just making them feel – is paramount to me.’ – Stephen Sondheim

‘I’d say music runs in my blood. My parents are exceptionally talented singers, so even before I was born, it was a known fact to them that I’d become a singer. Thanks to my genes, I started off at the age of three and since then, music has meant everything to me.’ – Sonu Nigam

‘There are only two things: love, all sorts of love, with pretty girls, and the music of New Orleans or Duke Ellington. Everything else ought to go, because everything else is ugly.’ – Boris Vian

‘I believe that there are still people who believe that game music is something equal to just an effect incorporated into the game, something like a BGM. And therefore this is something that I would like to show that is not true.’ – Nobuo Uematsu

‘Music makes or breaks an atmosphere. It helps to create the mood and also is a very important aural cue; simply shut off the music when you want people to leave.’ – Lisa Vanderpump

‘As long as it’s making you happy and you’re enjoying it, then you should never stop writing music. Whether it’s going to take you somewhere, viewed by other people, or it’s literally you in a bedroom at home, it should be something that you do for yourself.’ – Ella Henderson

‘For I have learned to look on nature, not as in the hour of thoughtless youth, but hearing oftentimes the still, sad music of humanity.’ – William Wordsworth

‘I first came to Brazil in the Sixties. Then I started coming back every year since touring most of the country. I grew to love it, the people, the music. I thought this is where I belong. I’ve been living in Brazil for the past 23 years. I call it my stress-free country.’ – Dionne Warwick

‘Ladies and gentleman, I’ve suffered for my music, now it’s your turn.’ – Neil Innes

‘When I first began choreographing, I never thought of it as choreography but as expressing feelings. Though every piece is different, they are all trying to get at certain things that are difficult to put into words. In the work, everything belongs to everything else – the music, the set, the movement and whatever is said.’ – Pina Bausch

‘I look at music like an art form, so it’s almost like painting for me, you know?’ – Melanie Martinez

‘Being famous is having the power to really implement positive change in the world, and it gives you the power to do what you want. I’m really grateful for it because I can play music and people will listen.’ – Sean Lennon

‘If anyone asks you what kind of music you play, tell him ‘pop.’ Don’t tell him ‘rock’n’roll’ or they won’t even let you in the hotel.’ – Buddy Holly

‘If people take anything from my music, it should be motivation to know that anything is possible as long as you keep working at it and don’t back down.’ – Eminem

‘I don’t come from a film background. I haven’t learned anything about films or film-making. But I have a thirst to know everything about my profession. I want to learn about cinematography, about editing, about music recordings, about post-production. So when people in the know talk, I willingly listen.’ – Priyanka Chopra

‘Of all noises, I think music is the least disagreeable.’ – Samuel Johnson

‘There is great strength in vulnerability, as it takes courage to push through the fear and share one’s true self with others. In music, that vulnerability really speaks to listeners as it connects with their own hearts.’ – Anoushka Shankar

‘The opera is to music what a bawdy house is to a cathedral.’ – H. L. Mencken

‘Music is supposed to be an escape. It’s supposed to be somewhere you go, where you can be yourself, or be whatever you want to be.’ – Joel Madden

‘Listening to country music as a kid allowed my imagination to run wild.’ – Jessica Mauboy

‘Music is a weapon in the war against unhappiness.’ – Jason Mraz

‘We play happy music, and we make people happy. That’s why they like us.’ – Chris Barber

‘Music has no limits, borders or ages.’ – Thalia

‘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.’ – Dana Loesch

‘I definitely want my fans to know that I’m here to stay, and I’m going to continue to give them hot music.’ – Flo Rida

‘Many old music hall fans were present at the funeral today of Fred ‘Chuckles’ Jenkins, Britain’s oldest and unfunniest comedian. In tribute, the vicar read out one of Fred’s jokes, and the congregation had two minutes silence.’ – Ronnie Barker

‘When there are dogs and music, people have a good time.’ – Emmylou Harris

‘If you do things, whether it’s acting or music or painting, do it without fear – that’s my philosophy. Because nobody can arrest you and put you in jail if you paint badly, so there’s nothing to lose.’ – Anthony Hopkins

‘Music embodies feeling without forcing it to contend and combine with thought, as it is forced in most arts and especially in the art of words.’ – Franz Liszt

‘I’m not trying to keep up or adapt. I’m allowing myself to grow, evolve and create new music.’ – LL Cool J

‘Music comes from an icicle as it melts, to live again as spring water.’ – Henry Williamson

‘Music is the refuge of souls ulcerated by happiness.’ – Emil Cioran

‘Playing music is a beautiful thing. But listening to music is just as great.’ – Flea

‘I work on myself daily to be a better person. When I react in a negative way to somebody, I sit back and think about why I did it, so I’m always working on myself, and my music is the same.’ – Lizzo

‘Going through something difficult in your life, music, for me, is always a friend and something that helps you to figure things out.’ – Chris Martin

‘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.’ – Jay-Z

‘A good compromise, a good piece of legislation, is like a good sentence; or a good piece of music. Everybody can recognize it. They say, ‘Huh. It works. It makes sense.” – Barack Obama

‘The score is not a bible, and I am never afraid to dare. The music is behind those dots.’ – Vladimir Horowitz

‘All songs, all pieces of art, reflect the world that they were made in and the values of those artists and the hopes and aspirations of the people who listen to that music and who made that music.’ – Hozier

‘I didn’t really identify with the music of my own generation, but I was very curious about the music of others.’ – Tom Waits

‘The devil ain’t got no music. All music is God’s music.’ – Mavis Staples

‘I love classical. I have a lot of, like, Bach and Mozart and stuff. Then you flip on over, and I’ve got, like, Kanye West and, you know, just a bunch of – I am very eclectic. I love every sort of music.’ – Kaley Cuoco

‘Music and art and culture is escapism, and escapism sometimes is healthy for people to get away from reality. The problem is when they stay there.’ – Chuck D

‘Poetry is plucking at the heartstrings, and making music with them.’ – Dennis Gabor

‘My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music.’ – Vladimir Nabokov

‘Every kind of music is good, except the boring kind.’ – Gioachino Rossini

‘One of the things I love about music is live performance.’ – Yo-Yo Ma

‘I realised that you can never legislate away from piracy. Laws can definitely help, but it doesn’t take away the problem. The only way to solve the problem was to create a service that was better than piracy and at the same time compensates the music industry – that gave us Spotify.’ – Daniel Ek

‘I like to put on hardcore when I have to clean my apartment, which I hate to do, but it’s motivational. I like old heavy metal when I’m outside working on my car. Music has definite functions for me.’ – Peter Steele

‘I mean, just because you’re a musician doesn’t mean all your ideas are about music. So every once in a while I get an idea about plumbing, I get an idea about city government, and they come the way they come.’ – Jerry Garcia

‘Istanbul is inspiring because it has its own code of architecture, literature, poetry, music.’ – Christian Louboutin

‘Music will never go away, and I will never stop making music; it’s just what capacity or what arena you decide to do it.’ – Dave Grohl

‘I love music – in my playing days, I was always the team DJ.’ – Alex Scott

‘The best, most beautiful, and most perfect way that we have of expressing a sweet concord of mind to each other is by music.’ – Jonathan Edwards

‘My music is a luxury.’ – Lana Del Rey

‘When people say to me, ‘What do you think of rap music?’, my answer is, ‘There’s no such thing. There’s rap, and there’s music.” – Jack Jones

‘I believe that reggae music has always been a source of healing.’ – Koffee

‘Jazz music is to be played sweet, soft, plenty rhythm.’ – Jelly Roll Morton

‘I think that music opens portals and doorways into unknown sectors that it takes courage to leap into. I always think that there’s a potential that we all have, and we can emerge, rise up to this potential, when necessary. We have to be fearless, courageous, and draw upon wisdom that we think we don’t have.’ – Wayne Shorter

‘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.’ – Ludwig Wittgenstein

‘Music can also be a sensual pleasure, like eating food or sex. But its highest vibration for me is that point of taking us to a real understanding of something in our nature which we can very rarely get at. It is a spiritual state of oneness.’ – Terry Riley

‘Gospel music allows us to become closer to God and closer to each other.’ – Marvin Sapp

‘Folk music takes us back to the roots of our culture.’ – Tulsi Kumar

‘All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff.’ – Frank Zappa

‘I think music will thrive where it wants to.’ – Rita Ora

‘Music has the power to make me feel good like nothing else does. It gives me some peace for a while. Takes me back to who I really am.’ – Gil Scott-Heron

‘Music is critical in our lives and culture. It’s the inspiration that drives us. It’s also the window to our souls. It’s a reflection as to who we are, what we stand for and where we’re going.’ – Bill Walton

‘There’s rises and falls and ups and downs in all music.’ – Tim McGraw

‘I always think I’m the Tom Cruise of music – a lot of success and fans, but no critics, darling.’ – Jon Bon Jovi

‘Music deals with time and timing. It’s so magical, but when you get into it, every little sound and every little space between the sounds, it’s critical, so critical. And if it’s not there, it not only feels wrong, but it ruins things.’ – David Lynch

‘I started playing piano age six. I was also singing in the choir, so my mum put me into music school. I went to study there for seven years, but it was not my passion. I quit because I wanted to study marketing. But I can still play piano.’ – Irina Shayk

‘The universe itself was created by the sound waves which that almighty created. So music and spirituality go together. Everything is interconnected.’ – Diljit Dosanjh

‘Music is life itself. What would this world be without good music? No matter what kind it is.’ – Louis Armstrong

‘Actually, music gave me the support when I needed it. I would never have gone to college unless I’d gotten a piano scholarship. And now I’m so glad I got to learn to play the cello, which is a different experience, you’re flexing a different muscle, but it’s beautiful because it is music.’ – Jamie Foxx

‘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.’ – Jim James

‘God put me on this earth to bring souls back to the Kingdom of God. You don’t need to pray ten times a day – you just need hope. My music is going to stop war; it’s the healing music. I see myself in Brazil, in Syria, in Darfur, and places where they really need hope.’ – Tory Lanez

‘I think the impact my music has had on dance music fans is to bring out their inner love for dancing and having a good time.’ – Hardwell

‘I could compare my music to white light which contains all colours. Only a prism can divide the colours and make them appear; this prism could be the spirit of the listener.’ – Arvo Part

‘Music is about communication, and the chemistry between an audience and the orchestra is absolutely essential; the performance does not exist in a bubble.’ – Charles Hazlewood

‘My training in music has been very eclectic – as first a flute player from classical chamber music to jazz, Greek, Brazilian and African music to contemporary concert music.’ – Alexandre Desplat

‘Writing, film, sculpture, music: it’s all make-believe, really.’ – Kate Bush

‘With the Sonder music, I pull a lot from what’s around me.’ – Brent Faiyaz

‘Gospel music to me has always been a balm for the soul. It has been able to usher in the spirit, usher in worship, true worship and praise, healing. I find the music to be very good at healing and the passion, you know, which is a testimony being told in song.’ – Kim Fields

‘The power of live music is vast. Live music is a wonderful way to spend some time.’ – Chris Thile

‘Good rock music always tends to be around.’ – Dave Davies

‘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.’ – Francis Ford Coppola

‘A ‘scream’ is always just that – a noise and not music.’ – Carl Jung

‘If architecture is frozen music then music must be liquid architecture.’ – Quincy Jones

‘Music is a religion to me and my friends.’ – Grimes

‘I like lots of Korean music that most people have probably never heard of. I also enjoy hip hop.’ – Son Heung-min

‘With rock music, the amount of power that you can generate, the intensity behind the intentions of your lyrics that you can really reflect through rock music – you can’t do that in jazz. You can’t do that with classical.’ – Serj Tankian

‘For me, music making is the most joyful activity possible, the most perfect expression of any emotion.’ – Luciano Pavarotti

‘Punk is not just the sound, the music. Punk is a lifestyle.’ – Billie Joe Armstrong

‘Music has this ability to bridge time. You can hear a song from the 1920s and still be like, ‘Oh, that’s it. That’s the feeling I have right now.” – Misha Green

”70s music is the kind of music I listen to. ’70s clothes, I adore.’ – Bel Powley

‘If music goes out of language, then you are in bad trouble.’ – Derek Walcott

‘Motown was about music for all people – white and black, blue and green, cops and the robbers. I was reluctant to have our music alienate anyone.’ – Berry Gordy

‘The music is the message, the message is the music. So that’s my little ministry that the Big Man upstairs gave to me – a little ministry called love and happiness.’ – Al Green

‘Music is the message of peace, and music only brings peace.’ – Zubin Mehta

‘Film is one of the three universal languages, the other two: mathematics and music.’ – Frank Capra

‘Music, Rock and Roll music especially, is such a generational thing. Each generation must have their own music, I had my own in my generation, you have yours, everyone I know has their own generation.’ – Ronnie James Dio

‘I think the biggest way of connecting with people is through your music and kind of saying what you want to say as an artist. And hopefully, you’re making something that someone’s going to be like, ‘This is my favorite song.’ That’s always your goal, I think, anybody in any genre.’ – Chris Young

‘Kind words are the music of the world. They have a power which seems to be beyond natural causes, as if they were some angel’s song, which had lost its way and come on Earth, and sang on undyingly, smiting the hearts of men with sweetest wounds, and putting for the while an angel’s nature into us.’ – Frederick William Faber

‘Mexican music runs through my veins. I loved it. Growing up, my father didn’t allow us to listen to English music at home. That’s all I heard. I had no choice.’ – Jenni Rivera

‘Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade just as painting does, or music. If you are born knowing them, fine. If not, learn them. Then rearrange the rules to suit yourself.’ – Truman Capote

‘I still dabble in different types of music, but I’m sticking to my Country roots.’ – Morgan Wallen

‘I do know the effect that music still has on me – I’m completely vulnerable to it. I’m seduced by it.’ – Debbie Harry

‘Art is a form of experience of the person, the place, the history of the people, and as black people, we are different. We hail from Africa to America, so the culture is mixed, from the African to the American. We can’t drop that. It’s reflected in the music, the dance, the poetry, and the art.’ – Faith Ringgold

‘Through literacy you can begin to see the universe. Through music you can reach anybody. Between the two there is you, unstoppable.’ – Grace Slick

‘Music is a language in itself and the songs have their own soul, every song has its soul.’ – Rosalia

‘Life is like music, it must be composed by ear, feeling and instinct, not by rule. Nevertheless one had better know the rules, for they sometimes guide in doubtful cases, though not often.’ – Paracelsus

‘Whether it’s music or acting, that creativity all comes from the same source.’ – Idris Elba

‘Music speaks to people in a way that breaks down boundaries that words and actions sometimes can’t.’ – Dan Reynolds

‘Music, especially as an adolescent, helps to build identity because that’s when people start developing a sense of self. You can kind of tell based on what music a person listens to what kind of person they’ll be pretty much for the rest of their life.’ – Aloe Blacc

‘Nevertheless the passions, whether violent or not, should never be so expressed as to reach the point of causing disgust; and music, even in situations of the greatest horror, should never be painful to the ear but should flatter and charm it, and thereby always remain music.’ – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

‘Music can be just one-sided if you hear it, but if you see it with a visual and an image, it opens up a whole new world. I feel like it’s all connected.’ – Jennie

‘A man can stand a lot as long as he can stand himself. He can live without hope, without friends, without books, even without music, as long as he can listen to his own thoughts.’ – Axel Munthe

‘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

‘Once music ceases to be ephemeral – always disappearing – and becomes instead material… it leaves the condition of traditional music and enters the condition of painting. It becomes a painting, existing as material in space, not immaterial in time.’ – Brian Eno

‘By reading the scriptures I am so renewed that all nature seems renewed around me and with me. The sky seems to be a pure, a cooler blue, the trees a deeper green. The whole world is charged with the glory of God and I feel fire and music under my feet.’ – Thomas Merton

‘Music exists for the purpose of growing an admirable heart.’ – Shinichi Suzuki

‘My music and my lyrics are essentially emotional postcards.’ – Sarah McLachlan

‘When I talk about success I don’t mean music business, I just mean the people around me.’ – Young Dolph

‘My music has to do with beauty, and it’s intended to, if not lift the spirits, then be a kind of a balm to the spirits.’ – Nick Cave

‘For me, music and life are all about style.’ – Miles Davis

‘I was part of Jazzercise class. It was an aerobics routine accompanied by loud music, sounding quite awful to me. Jazzercise was popular in the ’80s and ’90s.’ – Ruth Bader Ginsburg

‘I think music is the greatest art form that exists, and I think people listen to music for different reasons, and it serves different purposes. Some of it is background music, and some of it is things that might affect a person’s day, if not their life, or change an attitude. The best songs are the ones that make you feel something.’ – Eddie Vedder

‘One of my core values is to help redefine what it means to be a strong and beautiful woman in the music and fashion worlds and to empower the wonderful things that make us unique.’ – Janelle Monae

‘Music has no language. That’s something I’ve come to believe in even more ever since ‘Kolaveri Di’ happened. I don’t deliberately make separate Tamil, Hindi, or Telugu tracks.’ – Anirudh Ravichander

‘All music is dance music. But when people think of dance music, they think of techno or just house. Anything you can dance to is dance music. I don’t care if it’s classical, funk, salsa, reggae, calypso; it’s all dance music.’ – Afrika Bambaataa

‘All I needed to do was sing with conviction, speaking my truth from the heart, honestly and straightforwardly, and to offer my words, ideas and music to the audience as if it were one collective friend that I’d known for a very long time.’ – Carole King

‘Historically, black music has influenced other cultures and other genres and created other genres.’ – Miguel

‘Nothing pleases me more than to go into a room and come out with a piece of music.’ – Paul McCartney

‘They say women and music should never be dated.’ – Oliver Goldsmith

‘Music is always a creative process that comes from the heart. It’s a feeling, a vibration, that we ride on.’ – Maurice White

‘If you are already happy, music heightens your joy.’ – Asha Bhosle

‘Everyone has their own path in life, no matter if it’s being a celebrity or a singer. Quite frankly, I didn’t move to Nashville and tell myself I wanted to be a singer because I wanted to be a celebrity or I wanted to be somebody that people admired. I wasn’t about that. I just loved music.’ – Jake Owen

‘I associate heavy metal with fantasy because of the tremendous power that the music delivers.’ – Christopher Lee

‘Sometimes if the point of a piece of music is to open a conversation with other people, it’s really hard to open that conversation if you’re telling people exactly what to do or feel or think.’ – Hilary Hahn

‘Being in Blur has allowed me to travel and hear the music that’s being made all over the world.’ – Damon Albarn

‘San Francisco has always been my favorite booing city. I don’t mean the people boo louder or longer, but there is a very special intimacy. When they boo you, you know they mean you. Music, that’s what it is to me. One time in Kezar Stadium they gave me a standing boo.’ – George Halas

‘Lots of narcissistic people have helped lots of other people with their music. That’s such a narcissistic thing to say! Ha ha!’ – Marina and the Diamonds

‘I think of myself as an entertainment arsenal. Like I have my acting bazooka and my music machete. And you don’t know what I’m going to come at you with.’ – Jack Black

‘I still believe that music is one of the greatest gifts that God gave to man.’ – George Michael

‘My best hostess tip is to have good food and really good music!’ – Jennifer Aniston

‘Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing.’ – John Erskine

‘The whole point of music is being able to share your story. I’ve been songwriting for a long time, usually while on the road, as a way to get my feelings out.’ – Camila Cabello

‘What influenced me was Tori Amos, who was unapologetic about expressing anger through music, and Sinead O’Connor. Those two in particular were really moving for me, and very inspiring, before I wrote ‘Jagged Little Pill.” – Alanis Morissette

‘I love country music, but I also love gangster rap.’ – Anderson East

‘So when I got to be about 13 or 14, I started listening – even though my parents music was way cool – to contemporary hard rock at that time, which was Aerosmith, Cheap Trick, Black Sabbath, AC/DC, Ted Nugent and all that, and that’s just where I came from.’ – Slash

‘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.’ – Sia

‘But probably my favorite music, believe it or not, is sad music.’ – Walton Goggins

‘Whenever I write a novel, music just sort of naturally slips in (much like cats do, I suppose).’ – Haruki Murakami

‘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

‘I’m not really interested in participating in mainstream culture. Participating in the mainstream music business is, to me, like getting involved in a racket. There’s no way you can get involved in a racket and not someway be filthied by it.’ – Steve Albini

‘People often complain that music is too ambiguous, that what they should think when they hear it is so unclear, whereas everyone understands words. With me, it is exactly the opposite, and not only with regard to an entire speech but also with individual words.’ – Felix Mendelssohn

‘Music is like film to me.’ – The Weeknd

‘You cannot have black music without something soulful in it, whether it’s lyrically, how it’s performed, or how it’s expressed.’ – BJ the Chicago Kid

‘It wasn’t until I found my tribe of artists – people who were outspoken and not afraid to say what they thought, whether in a song or a dance or a piece of classical music – that I found a refuge.’ – Cote de Pablo

‘When people think of Mexican music, they most often think of mariachi, and that, of course, is one part.’ – Lee Unkrich

‘Music is for every single person that walks the planet.’ – Robert Plant

‘One of the reasons we survive as a band is that we are seen as a band of today. We don’t want to be seen as a band that tours and plays old songs. We feel that we are making the best music of our careers.’ – Andrew Fletcher

‘I kind of date my musical discovery back to when I was 13 years old, getting my iTunes account and using that as a major tool to discover new music.’ – Nick Jonas

‘Music is part of us, and either ennobles or degrades our behavior.’ – Boethius

‘I think music is about our internal life. It’s part of the way people touch each other. That’s very precious to me. And astronomy is, in a sense, the very opposite thing. Instead of looking inwards, you are looking out, to things beyond our grasp.’ – Brian May

‘When I did ‘Bird,’ it was a surprise to some people, first because I wasn’t in it and second because most of the films I’d been doing were cop movies or westerns or adventure films, so to be doing one about Charlie Parker, who was a great influence on American music, was a great thrill for me.’ – Clint Eastwood

‘When I was in high school in the ’50s, all pop music – Elvis, Chuck Berry, Little Richard – was aimed at teenagers. I loved that stuff.’ – Robert Hilburn

‘The bass, no matter what kind of music you’re playing, it just enhances the sound and makes everything sound more beautiful and full. When the bass stops, the bottom kind of drops out of everything.’ – Charlie Haden

‘Obviously, the cinematography of films is art, just as a still shot can be art. If I’m watching a Wes Anderson movie, the colour palettes alone, and the way they’re painted, could be art. With music, you’re a little bit limited, of course, because it’s only audio.’ – Frank Ocean

‘I’ve always been involved in music. Whether it be taking piano lessons or something, I always have.’ – Juice Wrld

‘Even in the most beautiful music there are some silences, which are there so we can witness the importance of silence.’ – Andrea Bocelli

‘Arthur Russell is very important to me on many levels, and when I read Tim Lawrence’s biography on him, ‘Hold on to Your Dreams,’ one of the things I took away was: first thought, best thought. I live by that when I make my own music.’ – Arca

‘There are certain things in which mediocrity is not to be endured, such as poetry, music, painting, public speaking.’ – Jean de la Bruyere

‘Things like ‘mad as a hatter’ or ‘grinning like a Cheshire cat’, are so powerful that music and songs incorporate the imagery. Writers, artists, illustrators, a lot of them have incorporated that.’ – Tim Burton

‘I think from an artist standpoint, you have to put out music that you feel like represents you and things you feel like your crowd wants to hear. And if that drives them to go and download the album or the single, that’s what we want.’ – Jason Aldean

‘I mean, the genuine roots of culture is folk music.’ – John Lydon

‘I’ve struggled with an identity sometimes; I don’t know what exactly I am. I love so many types of music, and I don’t want to commit to going down one road.’ – Brandon Flowers

‘Those who decide to use leisure as a means of mental development, who love good music, good books, good pictures, good plays, good company, good conversation – what are they? They are the happiest people in the world.’ – William Lyon Phelps

‘I’ve made my own music, and the way I’ve always described it is Peggy Lee with an electric guitar, or Billie Holiday with some PJ Harvey in there.’ – Evan Rachel Wood

‘People who make music together cannot be enemies, at least while the music lasts.’ – Paul Hindemith

‘Miles Davis turned his back to the audience when he came out on stage, and he offended people. But, he wasn’t there to entertain; he was all about the music. I kind of do that.’ – Bobby McFerrin

‘For me, fragrances are very – one of these beautiful art forms that bring about a whole host of things. It’s what you want to smell like, it’s memories that make you smile or are resonant of times in your life, it can remind you of music. If you’re a lover of scent, it’s a very kind of particular and evocative thing.’ – Chris Pine

‘I look at my body as an extension of the music. My body is a canvas, and with my tattoos, I want them to be a direct reflection of my thoughts.’ – Lil Skies

‘I’ve been musically inclined since I picked up an instrument in the fourth grade. I just really appreciate music. I love to listen to it; I love to sing. I wouldn’t consider myself, like, a natural singer. I just developed it over time, honestly, just listening. I’m a great listener to music.’ – Kyrie Irving

‘I don’t really have a favorite genre. I could listen to a rock song, a metal song, jazz, pop music, whatever. For me, whatever style it is, it always depends on the chord progression, the lyrics, and the melody used.’ – Bakermat

‘I’ve always had such a high level of respect for Taylor Swift because she writes all of her music.’ – Bazzi

‘Music is changing so quickly, and the landscape of the music industry itself is changing so quickly, that everything new, like Spotify, all feels to me a bit like a grand experiment.’ – Taylor Swift

‘Cultures have long heard wisdom in non-human voices: Apollo, god of music, medicine and knowledge, came to Delphi in the form of a dolphin. But dolphins, which fill the oceans with blipping and chirping, and whales, which mew and caw in ultramarine jazz – a true rhapsody in blue – are hunted to the edge of silence.’ – Jay Griffiths

‘I painted the picture, and in the colors the rhythm of the music quivers. I painted the colors I saw.’ – Edvard Munch

‘For the music business, social networking is brilliant. Just when you think it’s doom and gloom and you have to spend millions of pounds on marketing and this and that, you have this amazing thing now called fan power. The whole world is linked through a laptop. It’s amazing. And it’s free. I love it. It’s absolutely brilliant.’ – Simon Cowell

‘My pure love is playing music.’ – Jamie Cullum

‘When you’re a front man for a band, there’s nowhere to hide. It took me a long time to get used to that. But music is my first love. I started singing when I talked.’ – Gloria Estefan

‘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.’ – Goapele

‘They teach you there’s a boundary line to music. But, man, there’s no boundary line to art.’ – Charlie Parker

‘I listen to music that is of our time and I just get angry.’ – Amy Winehouse

‘Music at times is more like perfume than mathematics.’ – Gabriel Marcel

‘It’s sad that people listen to music and decide how the singer should look.’ – Joss Stone

”Saturday Night Live’ was actually started with a show that Lorne Michaels and I did at a summer camp called Timberlane in Ontario when we were 14 and 15. We would do an improvisational show with music, comedy and acting.’ – Howard Shore

‘If you think my music is sentimental and self-absorbed, I agree with you.’ – James Taylor

‘If I hadn’t had music in my life, it’s quite possible I’d be dead and I’d much rather be alive.’ – James Hetfield

‘My horizon on humanity is enlarged by reading the writers of poems, seeing a painting, listening to some music, some opera, which has nothing at all to do with a volatile human condition or struggle or whatever. It enriches me as a human being.’ – Wole Soyinka

‘I’ve already got notebooks full of ideas for new music, so I’m gonna kind of nurture that just like I do all of my ideas and perfect it until it’s ready and then I’ll just let it go.’ – Fergie

‘Music is the emotional life of most people.’ – Leonard Cohen

‘To be alive, to be able to see, to walk, to have houses, music, paintings – it’s all a miracle. I have adopted the technique of living life miracle to miracle.’ – Arthur Rubinstein

‘I knew Bobby Dylan back in the days when he lived in the village. He used to come and see me and sing songs for me, saying they ought to go into my next collected book on American folk music.’ – Alan Lomax

‘There’s a lot of people out there – like, a lot of people out there – that wouldn’t know our music if it wasn’t for Spotify.’ – Matthew Ramsey

‘Soul music is about longevity and reaching and touching people on a human level – and that’s never going to get lost.’ – Jill Scott

‘If we just stick to one kind of music, our creativity is limited. We wanted to extend the audience for the cello, especially the younger people, and to show them how cool and how powerful and how diverse the cello can be.’ – Stjepan Hauser

‘I would say I’m God’s soldier; a music warrior.’ – Skip Marley

‘Country music has become the music that best represents the reality of American life.’ – Brad Paisley

‘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.’ – Zhuangzi

‘I remember singing as a chorister in Peterborough Cathedral, having won a music scholarship to go to school there, and realising for the first time in my life what true excellence was.’ – David Lammy

‘Music is a powerful tool in galvanizing people around an issue. There’s no better way to get your point across than to put it in a beautiful song.’ – Ed Sheeran

‘I like hard, aggressive music.’ – Lemmy

‘The thing about sports movies is, they can’t help but feel epic – putting music to images, etc.’ – Lindsey Shaw

‘Music is universal too. Even deaf people like to dance, love rhythm, and can kind of pick it up.’ – Rainn Wilson

‘I think the Congolese music is more important in the African community that Rwandan. You know, Rwanda is not musically really important in Africa. It’s interesting, of course. But Congolese rumba was so huge in Africa that everybody was inspired by it.’ – Stromae

‘I love to have a bath with beautiful, relaxing music on and have no rush to do anything. It’s a wonderful indulgence, and it helps me to calm down and stop my mind running overtime.’ – Kylie Minogue

‘Leaders must encourage their organizations to dance to forms of music yet to be heard.’ – Warren Bennis

‘When music fails to agree to the ear, to soothe the ear and the heart and the senses, then it has missed the point.’ – Maria Callas

‘I’m no different than any other human being. I play music for a living, and we’re very blessed.’ – Zac Brown

‘It is only in his music, which Americans are able to admire because a protective sentimentality limits their understanding of it, that the Negro in America has been able to tell his story.’ – James Baldwin

‘I play trumpet. And I took all the music courses in college, so I can also play the string instruments, keyboard, the brass and woodwinds – but only well enough to teach them. If you put a violin in front of me, you wouldn’t say, ‘My God, that guy can play.’ It’d probably sound more like Jack Benny.’ – Jon Tester

‘I can be at my house sitting there making music alone, and every single time I’ve ever done that the first thing I do when I’m done, no matter if it’s 4 in the morning… I literally just pick up my phone and I call someone.’ – Benny Blanco

‘You don’t change country music; it changes you.’ – Ashley McBryde

‘We live in a very chaotic world that sometimes we – it just seems like a mess. One of the reasons why we listen to music, and to great classical music in particular, is that everything is in an order and in a place and has a beauty that you see in nature, that you see and that people look for when they look for God.’ – Joshua Bell

‘The calm mind allows one to connect with the inner self, the Soul, the very source of our being. That’s where the music lives. That’s where my music comes from.’ – Clarence Clemons

‘Many great works of art, poetry, and music are inspired by astral memories. The desire to do noble, beautiful things here on Earth is also often a carryover of astral experiences between a person’s earth lives.’ – Paramahansa Yogananda

‘We want to keep doing our own music and show our own colors.’ – J-Hope

‘In music one must think with the heart and feel with the brain.’ – George Szell

‘You can be creative in anything – in math, science, engineering, philosophy – as much as you can in music or in painting or in dance.’ – Ken Robinson

‘I’m putting everything on the line in being able to express myself in a different way than rappers normally do. They might say, ‘It’s rap’ or ‘It’s R&B,’ but I’m stepping outside the box and making music for me and making music for the fans to understand me. I’m going the extra distance to be able to come across different.’ – Future

‘A woman’s two cents worth is worth two cents in the music business.’ – Loretta Lynn

‘Music is subjective to everyone’s unique experience.’ – Jared Leto

‘Giving life to music through skating was something I wanted to be known for.’ – Peggy Fleming

‘Making dance music is a spiritual thing. It’s about being completely absorbed by rhythm and vibration, so much so that the petty stuff of life stops mattering.’ – Sophie Hawley-Weld

‘I like listening to music and driving. How do you say… It’s the only way I can ‘chillax.’ – Lapo Elkann’ – Lapo Elkann

‘The music business doesn’t take up that much of my time. I probably should put a little more energy into it.’ – Alan Jackson

‘New Orleans is unlike any city in America. Its cultural diversity is woven into the food, the music, the architecture – even the local superstitions. It’s a sensory experience on all levels and there’s a story lurking around every corner.’ – Ruta Sepetys

‘The producers and writers of dance music are becoming the stars, not so much the DJs.’ – Kaskade

‘It’s interesting, as I said on the last tour in America, the audience actually came out, they had to have been the kind of fans who listened to my music via their parents, you know what I mean?’ – Joe Cocker

‘Music is not a contest, it’s not a competition, so giving out trophies seems a little bit like the sporting world I left behind when I was a kid.’ – Dave Pirner

‘First of all, the music that people call Latin or Spanish is really African. So Black people need to get the credit for that.’ – Carlos Santana

‘I try to greet my friends with a drink in my hand, a warm smile on my face, and great music in the background, because that’s what gets a dinner party off to a fun start.’ – Ina Garten

‘Not only did I get an A in music but I got an A in ladies.’ – R. Kelly

‘I just block out the demons. I sing. I block them away. I put my pain into my music. I paint. I make my own videos. I direct myself. No one directs me anymore. I am in charge of my destiny.’ – Dolores O’Riordan

‘My music is like a baby pink frosted cake with sprinkles, but when you cut into it, there’s a gooey, dark chocolate center.’ – Melanie Martinez

‘To me, music is art and fashion is art, but fame? Fame isn’t art, but the person you become when you’re famous – your alter ego – that’s art.’ – Cardi B

‘God had to create disco music so I could be born and be successful.’ – Donna Summer

‘Music is really important to me; Kurt Cobain is important to me. Hearing Nirvana was pretty life-changing.’ – Jeffree Star

‘I don’t want children cursing. I’m very strict on my nieces and my little brother. They have to listen to clean versions of music. Even my music.’ – Nicki Minaj

‘Music is science. Everything is science. Because science is truth.’ – Chuck Berry

‘I like to say, jazz music is kind of like my musical equivalent of comfort food. You know, it’s always where I go back to when I just want to feel sort of grounded.’ – Molly Ringwald

‘Life is all about the friendship and the love and the music. It sounds silly, but it is. I want to have that experience as much as I can as an adult, not as a kid doing something that people are telling her she has to do. If anyone gets in my way, I’m going to get them out of my way.’ – Fiona Apple

‘When you expect anything from music, you expect too much.’ – Josh Homme

‘When Kubrick called me about ‘The Shining,’ it was very strange. He first asked me to write music for his film, but I instead gave him suggestions about some of my pieces. I told him about ‘The Awakening of Jacob,’ which he did use in ‘The Shining.” – Krzysztof Penderecki

‘There are many things I love in this world. Music, acting, and animals are at the top of that list.’ – Orlando Brown

‘In the worst of times, music is a promise that times are meant to be better.’ – Robert Christgau

‘Music is a form of prayer.’ – Toru Takemitsu

‘At the age when Bengali youth almost inevitably writes poetry, I was listening to European classical music.’ – Satyajit Ray

‘Music is that universal language which unifies the spirits of mankind.’ – Paul Horn

‘My body is damaged from music in two ways. I have a red irritation in my stomach. It’s psychosomatic, caused by all the anger and the screaming. I have scoliosis, where the curvature of your spine is bent, and the weight of my guitar has made it worse. I’m always in pain, and that adds to the anger in our music.’ – Kurt Cobain

‘It’s like drinking water. You have to have water every day, and music is like water for me.’ – Trombone Shorty

‘I like to read and listen to music and go for walks and travel and see art. I enjoy cooking and eating and spending time with my family. I don’t really find myself searching for things on the television very much.’ – James Spader

‘The head-banging music gives me a headache. Katy Perry is fun, Rihanna, old-school ’90s hip-hop. Salt-N-Pepa. I like listening to that. Get the nerves out before the games.’ – Alex Morgan

‘There should be no boundaries in your relationship with sound. Often it’s not about the music itself but the context in which you hear the music. For instance, listening to a piece of classical music in a film you love often changes your perception of it entirely.’ – Ludovico Einaudi

‘I think that’s what it is with rock music. It helps you hang tough, I guess.’ – Angus Young

‘I suspect music is auditory cheesecake, an exquisite confection crafted to tickle the sensitive spots of… our mental faculties.’ – Steven Pinker

‘I’m depressed when I don’t get to do music. Having to go back to doing something I don’t like and am not passionate about would be a tough thing.’ – Kip Moore

‘I went to school for singing, middle school at LaGuardia High School. Followed by Berkeley College of Music and afterwards I went to acting school at the Neighborhood Playhouse for Theater.’ – Jasmine Cephas Jones

‘In New Orleans, music is part of the culture. You’re raised with it, from the cradle to the grave, and all in-between.’ – Aaron Neville

‘Does art have a future? Performance genres like opera, theater, music and dance are thriving all over the world, but the visual arts have been in slow decline for nearly 40 years. No major figure of profound influence has emerged in painting or sculpture since the waning of Pop Art and the birth of Minimalism in the early 1970s.’ – Camille Paglia

‘Music is the social act of communication among people, a gesture of friendship, the strongest there is.’ – Malcolm Arnold

‘Nothing is more singular about this generation than its addiction to music.’ – Allan Bloom

‘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.’ – Yungblud

‘Music is a lot more like solving an intricate puzzle with moments of pure, random creative bliss… whereas painting is much more purely random creative bliss with moments of problem solving.’ – Brandon Boyd

‘I was trained classically in violin and voice, which led to musical theater. Then I left the music scene to chase acting, which is when ‘Neighbours’ came along. It was a fantastic playground for actors, and the cast around me taught me a lot.’ – Jesse Spencer

‘I have three siblings. My sister makes music. My older brother is a classical conductor, and my younger brother is a mixing engineer.’ – Lisa Loeb

‘I’ve been really excited about some new cutting edge electronic music and technology.’ – Mike Shinoda

‘Maybe some people have written us off, but I think the new music today has also invigorated us.’ – Lou Gramm

‘Before I play matches I’m always switching myself on. That’s why I have that walk-on music – Two Steps From Hell – they produce really good motivational gladiator-style music. As soon as that music comes on I’m switched on and I’m ready for a brawl!’ – Neil Robertson

‘My Dublin wasn’t the Dublin of sing-songs, traditional music, sense of history and place and community.’ – Colin Farrell

‘I was just tryna make money. That’s why I started making music.’ – Lil Mosey

‘I love writing songs. I love doing my radio show and talking to the fans and listening to what they have to say, but there’s a certain responsibility that comes along with being given the gift of music. I take that seriously, but at the same time I try to use it to do something that makes a difference in a positive way.’ – Randy Owen

‘Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.’ – Steve Martin

‘Film music, over the years, has taken from everybody.’ – Henry Mancini

‘Music needs room to breathe.’ – Ennio Morricone

‘It’s still a mysterious thing, making music.’ – Jim Kerr

‘Arts education is a big part of building a 21st century creative mind, and I think that we have let way too many kids lose their way by not drawing in their young minds with music, dance, painting and the other various ways we can express those things we do not have words for.’ – Heather Watts

‘Nice guys just don’t finish first in the music industry.’ – Rodney King

‘I really want to do the unexpected, and I think that’s what I did when I executed ‘Long.Live.A$AP.’ I wanted people to really see the message and that I’m an artist who not only has the capability of rapping, but of composing great music both for people of my generation and for people with different backgrounds.’ – ASAP Rocky

‘The protest songs of the 1960s and 70s managed to blend political and societal views with music from the heart.’ – Gregory Porter

‘There are only so many letters in the alphabet. When I talk to young musicians or authors and they ask for advice, I say, ‘You gotta learn all the letters of your own personal alphabet. With music, you need to know all the different kinds of music and everything in and around your given instrument.” – David Lee Roth

‘In the music business, we all do different things, but we sit there and admire other people who can write a song differently or sing differently. It’s not so competitive.’ – Barbra Streisand

‘I love retro culture. I love retro games; I love retro music.’ – Finn Wolfhard

‘The difference between noise and music is in what the musician does with the sounds.’ – Jean-Michel Jarre

‘I want people to know that I’m more than just a pretty girl that makes music.’ – Rubi Rose

‘Music, not sex, got me aroused.’ – Marvin Gaye

‘I sought my father in the world of the black musician, because it contained wisdom, experience, sadness and loneliness. I was not ever interested in the music of boys. From my youngest years, I was interested in the music of men.’ – Eric Clapton

‘To my mind, there is a reason that music is there and it’s about being human.’ – Kim Deal

‘It’s the music that brings us together.’ – John Oates

‘I think every revolutionary act is an act of love. Every song that I’ve written, it is because of my desire to use music as a way to empower and re-humanize people who are living in a dehumanizing setting. The song is in order to better the human condition.’ – Zack de la Rocha

‘Music comes from a whole different place. It tells the story of your life and it’s probably the closest thing I have to a religion.’ – John Waite

‘I have a great affection for Indian culture and music.’ – John McLaughlin

‘I literally cannot work without music.’ – David Carson

‘I consider myself kind of a reporter – one who uses words that are more like music and that have a choreography. I never think of myself as a poet; I just get up and write.’ – Mary Oliver

‘The music you love when you’re a teenager is always going to be the most important to you, and I find that it’s all over the score of ‘Hamilton.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

‘Music is not a very stable business. It comes and it goes, and so does money, but your education stays with you for the rest of your life. When you have that education, and you have nothing to fall back on, you can get a get a job anywhere.’ – Selena

‘Schools, the first thing they cut is music programs. They don’t realize how important music is to kids.’ – Steven Tyler

‘My music reflects my strong belief in equal opportunities for all – specifically young girls and women. Many, many children do not have anywhere near the opportunities that we kids did in my community – great schools, public safety, etc.’ – Daya

‘Records and numbers are important, but there’s nothing better than a lot of people being happy through our music.’ – Jin

‘My music is about a joyful experience. I’ve learned that if you can affect other people, you should.’ – Cyndi Lauper

‘If we got into a time machine and went back to the 1700s, classical and baroque music would have been the equivalent of Beyonce and Jay-Z.’ – Joe Bonamassa

‘My symphonies would have reached Opus 100 if I had but written them down… Sometimes I am so full of music, and so overflowing with melody, that I find it simply impossible to write down anything.’ – Robert Schumann

‘Oratory is the masterful art. Poetry, painting, music, sculpture, architecture please, thrill, inspire – but oratory rules. The orator dominates those who hear him, convinces their reason, controls their judgment, compels their action. For the time being, he is master.’ – David Josiah Brewer

‘I play bass. I play a bit of guitar. I’ve never been to a lesson, so my theory of music is non-existent in any instrument, but we always had guitars around. My dad taught me to play drums for ‘Love Actually,’ and I still play drums now. But I’m not a ‘drummer.’ I’m not a ‘guitarist.’ I’m trying to be a bassist.’ – Thomas Brodie-Sangster

‘I’m very lucky; I have a lot of knowledge. My favorite band is The Beatles, so a lot of inspiration for my music comes from them, too.’ – Sabrina Carpenter

‘If some people don’t like funk music then it’s just the wrong time for them. They will get it. It’s addictive.’ – George Clinton

‘Film is really the one art form that can effectively use silence. Music and theater can play with silence, but they can’t sustain silence without losing energy, whereas film can go into a silent mode and stay there for minutes at a time.’ – Walter Murch

‘Music is powered by ideas. If you don’t have clarity of ideas, you’re just communicating sheer sound.’ – Yo-Yo Ma

‘When I moved to New York, I fell head over heels back into country music and probably ’cause I missed something about Texas.’ – Norah Jones

‘Music don’t have no color or no face. It’s a universal language.’ – Pimp C

‘Music has this emotional thing to it, and it touches people in crazy ways. The power of having that power is something that, once you have it, you don’t want it to ever end.’ – Gwen Stefani

‘One thing I am certain of is that, if I have done anything good in music, it was, first, because of my father, and second, because of my wife.’ – Charles Ives

‘You can never learn enough about music.’ – Mitski

‘Rock music should be gross: that’s the fun of it. It gets up and drops its trousers.’ – Bruce Dickinson

‘When I am listening to Vivaldi or Japanese music or making spaghetti at 3 in the morning and realize that I don’t have the proper sauce for it, fame is of no use.’ – Saul Leiter

‘There’s nothing to compare to live music, there just isn’t anything.’ – Gloria Gaynor

‘Nobody has ever built a reliable peer-to-peer service, where people can really access all the music they want in one location,… Once I got it into my head, I couldn’t imagine the media space without one.’ – Shawn Fanning

‘I’m just writing, writing, writing. I keep these tablets on me until I’m inspired to go back in and make the music. I never take a break from my pen, because I pride myself on that.’ – Kendrick Lamar

‘Soul music is pain – you can hear the slaves, the beatin’ and the hurtin’.’ – Link Wray

‘I think music has the power to transform people, and in doing so, it has the power to transform situations – some large and some small.’ – Joan Baez

‘I think the most exciting thing is that you expect people our age to know the music, but actually a lot of kids know the music, and if anything is left, we have left really good music, and that’s the important part, not the mop-tops or whatever.’ – Ringo Starr

‘If your child marches to a different beat, a different drummer, you might just have to go along with that music. Help them achieve what’s important to them.’ – Sonia Sotomayor

‘I’m a huge music fan. I usually say that if I had been born with a musical inclination, it would’ve been great. The Beatles changed everything for me, and I wanted to be a journalist for ‘Rolling Stone.’ I’m a big music fan in a Cameron Crowe way, kind of in a spectator way.’ – Emma Stone

‘Music is the same to me as it was to Goethe – a pleasant noise. I am an eye man, not an ear man.’ – Fritz Lang

‘Movies are a complicated collision of literature, theatre, music and all the visual arts.’ – Yahoo Serious

‘Music is an outburst of the soul.’ – Frederick Delius

‘Beyond a certain point, the music isn’t mine anymore. It’s yours.’ – Phil Collins

‘Just like music, sports elevates us to new levels of achievment.’ – Randy Castillo

‘For me, I’m way more at home in heavy metal than I am in classical music.’ – Floor Jansen

‘Music is so important. Because in Chicago it’s up to us to tell the stories nobody else will.’ – Polo G

‘The music stuff is just a hobby.’ – Tom Felton

‘I believe that music is a force in itself. It is there and it needs an outlet, a medium. In a way, we are just the medium.’ – Maynard James Keenan

‘Time in our universe is always one way: no going back, no reverse. In music, you can reverse it!’ – Ryuichi Sakamoto

‘Music should always be an adventure.’ – Coleman Hawkins

‘I wasn’t the best student, and for some reason, I always got music. While other people were having trouble figuring out notes on a page, I could listen to it once and play it back.’ – Josh Groban

‘There’s something missing in the music industry today… and it’s music. Songs you hear don’t last, it’s just product fed to you by the industry.’ – Jimmy Buffett

‘Extreme times call for extreme music!’ – Max Cavalera

‘I enjoy trying to inspire myself. I enjoy the artistic side of everything. Music, art, fashion, everything. I just like to be on the cutting edge of it. I’m into designing houses and interior design. I like change. I like creating things out of nothing.’ – Chris Kirkpatrick

‘Contemporary art will never achieve the audience of football, pop music, or television, so I think we should stop comparing its possible area of influence to that of big mass-media events.’ – Maurizio Cattelan

”La La Land’ is about the city I live in. It’s about the music that I grew up playing; it’s about movies that I grew up watching. Even the big spectacle of the movie feels private to me in that way.’ – Damien Chazelle

‘I like to think that my works flow like music. That may be one reason I work in large groups versus one picture of one thing; it’s the flow of the whole series that counts.’ – William Eggleston

‘Dancing is the personification of music, and music is an abstract expression of the human spirit. But still it’s the act of communication, of making one feel. Otherwise it would just be gymnastics.’ – Ann Reinking

‘Same with anyone who’s been flying for years and loves it still… we’re part of a world we deeply love. Just as musicians feel about scores and melodies, dancers about the steps and flow of music, so we’re one with the principle of flight, the magic of being aloft in the wind!’ – Richard Bach

‘I’m just a human whose skill is making music.’ – Burna Boy

‘I’m probably more obsessed with football that I am with music.’ – Aaron Dessner

‘I believe that music in itself heals and that everything is about the power of the mind. I thought if you are happy, you don’t get ill. Your health is in your head. When you are satisfied with your work, you don’t get ill.’ – Andre Rieu

‘Music is a great natural high and a great natural escape.’ – Shania Twain

‘Music makes us want to live. You don’t know how many times people have told me that they’d been down and depressed and just wanted to die. But then a special song caught their ear and that helped give them renewed strength. That’s the power music has.’ – Mary J. Blige

‘I never thought of having platinum albums and winning awards. I just wanted to write songs and sing when I started out in the music business.’ – Randy Travis

‘I was in Fort Lauderdale from about age 7 to 14. And that’s where I learned the most about music. My favorite DJ was this guy named DJ Laz and the Miami bass guys. I was super into, like, Arthur Baker, that kind of stuff.’ – Diplo

‘The music’s job is to get the audience so involved that they forget how the movie turns out.’ – James Horner

‘I study what’s happening in music. I want to sound different than everybody else.’ – Sam Hunt

‘I don’t like Tommy on Broadway at all. I like the music, I’m pleased with Pete’s success but I don’t like what they’ve done to it.’ – Roger Daltrey

‘Music is one of the important things for me in cinema.’ – Guillaume Canet

‘There’s no reason music should be difficult for an audience to understand.’ – Samuel Barber

‘I believe music should reflect yourself in some way and not just yourself at the given time. I feel that when you die or when you’re going, someone’s supposed to listen to that music and know everything about you. And I just try to get that across.’ – Lil Wayne

‘I mean, music totally comes from your soul.’ – Martin Scorsese

‘You hear what Thug says in his songs – the musical level of it is so crazy that it doesn’t register with some people, so they call it trash. But anybody who loves music can appreciate what he’s doing.’ – Metro Boomin

‘Music is the great equalizer.’ – Mark Foster

‘I didn’t know folk music growing up, no. It’s something I’ve come to study, really, because I think there’s so much to learn from traditional music in the sense of the way music began as a way of communication, the traveling storyteller, the bard, the minstrels.’ – P. J. Harvey

‘You always have in the back of your mind that would be cool if you get recognized. But you can’t concentrate on any of those things. You’ve got to just keep playing and doing your music and the rest is just a bonus.’ – Michael Kiwanuka

‘Rock and roll music – the music of freedom frightens people and unleashes all manner of conservative defense mechanisms.’ – Salman Rushdie

‘Live music is so powerful. You can really feel things that you will remember forever. I remember going to my first gig and I want to create that atmosphere for people.’ – Becky Hill

‘Music is the arithmetic of sounds as optics is the geometry of light.’ – Claude Debussy

‘Music is music, ultimately. If it makes you feel good, cool.’ – Prince

‘It’s always about the music, never about anything else.’ – Eddie Van Halen

‘You listen to my music, I’ma tell you how I’m feeling, the pain that I go through on a daily basis, my real life, you know what I’m saying? Reality – I feel like a lot of people living in fairytale land, wonderland.’ – Rod Wave

‘Most people are satisfied with the junk food being sold as music.’ – Billy Joel

‘You probably can overcome what you’re going through from listening to my music.’ – YoungBoy Never Broke Again

‘Personally, I just think rap music is the best thing out there, period. If you look at my deck in my car radio, you’re always going to find a hip-hop tape; that’s all I buy, that’s all I live, that’s all I listen to, that’s all I love.’ – Eminem

‘People understand my message is positive, and at the end of the day, I’m just here to make music that I enjoy and that other people enjoy. I think that’s why I have such a loyal fan base.’ – Lil Peep

‘Music is my form of cleansing and introspection, so I have to grow in order to accomplish it.’ – SZA

‘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.’ – Snoop Dogg

‘The business aspect is one of the most important things about having a music career, because every choice you make in a management meeting affects your life a year-and-a-half from now.’ – Taylor Swift

‘Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid.’ – Frank Zappa

‘Music is the only medium by which everyone is connected in the world.’ – Ilaiyaraaja

‘I don’t have a therapist, so I use me as my own therapist when I’m making the music.’ – Tyler, The Creator

‘There is two kinds of music, the good, and the bad. I play the good kind.’ – Louis Armstrong

‘My music fights against the system that teaches to live and die.’ – Bob Marley

‘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.’ – Willie Nelson

‘He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice.’ – Albert Einstein

‘Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can’t help but move to it. That’s what happens to me. I can’t help it.” – Elvis Presley

‘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.’ – Nina Simone

‘My music is straightforward because I want to give people me and let them know they’re not alone in going through the things that they go through.’ – Juice Wrld

‘Too many pieces of music finish too long after the end.’ – Igor Stravinsky

‘You know, music is sex. It’s a sensual driving mode that affects people if it’s played a certain way.’ – Dick Dale

‘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?’ – Ozzy Osbourne

‘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.’ – David Sanborn

‘Music is a safe kind of high.’ – Jimi Hendrix

‘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.’ – Ice Cube

‘Country music is important to me, and I love it, but it’s not my whole life… I like to be outdoors, I like to hunt, I like to fish, I like to play golf.’ – George Strait

‘If I make music and people hate it, you know, whatever. I’ll die someday, and one day, they will too.’ – Billie Eilish

‘Racism is taught in the home. We agree on that? Well, it’s very hard to teach racism to a teenager who’s listening to rap music and who idolizes, say, Snoop Dogg. It’s hard to say, ‘That guy is less than you.’ The kid is like, ‘I like that guy, he’s cool. How is he less than me?’ – Jay-Z

‘When I started getting so many haters and closed doors, I decided to prove that it could be done. I was a divorced single mother of three at the time and a size 12 – not your typical model artist that labels feel work for the music industry.’ – Jenni Rivera

‘Your personal history is a part of what happens with your hands and your head as you play music.’ – Dave Grohl

‘Music is powerful. As people listen to it, they can be affected. They respond.’ – Ray Charles

‘When I think of myself, I think of Toronto. My music would never sound the way it does if it weren’t for Toronto.’ – Drake

‘By now all rock bands are wise enough to be suspicious of music industry scum.’ – Steve Albini

‘My whole mission in general, ever since I was fourteen, was to write music that would help people heal.’ – Melanie Martinez

‘It’s a very empowering kind of music, heavy metal is.’ – Rob Halford

‘Where there is devotional music, God is always at hand with His gracious presence.’ – Johann Sebastian Bach

‘When you begin to see the possibilities of music, you desire to do something good for people, to help humanity free itself from its hang-ups.’ – John Coltrane

‘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.’ – Bob Dylan

‘I hope that what you take away from my album is not just the music – which I did want to be fun, and I did want it to be about individuality, but please also take away from it that there’s no dream that’s too big.’ – Lady Gaga

‘Hawaii is paradise. It sounds cheesy to say it, but there’s music in the air there.’ – Bruno Mars

‘I used to like to set different film clips to classical music, not even my own songs, but make little movies.’ – Lana Del Rey

‘The ’60s was one of the first times the power of music was used by a generation to bind them together.’ – Neil Young

‘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.’ – Keith Richards

‘For me, genres are a way for people to easily categorize music. But it doesn’t have to define you. It doesn’t have to limit you.’ – Taylor Swift

‘The tango is really a combination of many cultures, though it eventually became the national music of Argentina.’ – Yo-Yo Ma

‘I’m not saying you can’t be successful in the music industry without Spotify. But when I look at the future of music, I don’t think scarcity is the model anymore. We have to embrace ubiquity – that music is everywhere.’ – Daniel Ek

‘Making music is like shopping for me. Every song is like a new pair of shoes.’ – Rihanna

‘It’s all about the flow and the beat. Rap is more than just music now.’ – Playboi Carti

‘Whenever I make music, it reflects where I’m at mentally.’ – Kendrick Lamar

‘I always wrote music for my friends, but my focus was on playing piano. I didn’t think I’d be quite good enough to be a soloist, but I believed that if I worked hard enough, I could work as a player, a teacher.’ – John Williams

‘I didn’t have nothin’ going for me… school, home… until I found something I loved, which was music, and that changed everything.’ – Eminem

‘I don’t intend to stop making music.’ – Frank Ocean

‘My favorite record label of all time is Motown. That era of music was my favorite.’ – Kanye West

‘It’s an honor for me to represent urban music, reggaeton, trap and hip-hop.’ – Bad Bunny

‘I’ve dreamed about doing music since I was three or four years old.’ – Ariana Grande

‘Music fathoms the sky.’ – Charles Baudelaire

‘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.’ – Adele

‘I’m actually the son of Mary Guibert. My mother was born in the Panama Canal zone and came to America when she was five with my grandmother and grandfather, and that was the family I knew. Everybody sang; everybody had songs all the time, and they loved music.’ – Jeff Buckley

‘Music is real. It affects people; it’s real.’ – Prince

‘I’m attached to the beat. The beat speaks words. I love music.’ – Travis Scott

‘I think it’s important to add a personal aspect to your music – that’s what makes it authentic at the end of the day.’ – Juice Wrld

‘When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.’ – Henry David Thoreau

‘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.’ – Ludwig van Beethoven

‘Music was your real passion, this thing you held dear even above family. It was this relationship that never betrayed you. Once it became your job – this thing that was highly visible, this thing that became about commerce – that’s when you were holding onto music like it was a palm tree in a hurricane.’ – Eddie Vedder

‘I’m probably writing music now for the same reason as I started writing songs when I was 14 – to meet women.’ – Billy Joel

‘Music is the biggest tool of revolution – the best way to reach out to the youth and involve them. If you can’t contribute to the world with your art, I don’t see the meaning of life.’ – Kailash Kher

‘Most people wouldn’t know music if it came up and bit them on the ass.’ – Frank Zappa

‘Life is like music; it must be composed by ear, feeling, and instinct, not by rule.’ – Samuel Butler

‘I heard someone from the music business saying they are no longer looking for talent, they want people with a certain look and a willingness to cooperate.’ – Joni Mitchell

‘There is hardly any money interest in art, and music will be there when money is gone.’ – Duke Ellington

‘Find a beautiful piece of art. If you fall in love with Van Gogh or Matisse or John Oliver Killens, or if you fall love with the music of Coltrane, the music of Aretha Franklin, or the music of Chopin – find some beautiful art and admire it, and realize that that was created by human beings just like you, no more human, no less.’ – Maya Angelou

‘This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.’ – Leonard Bernstein

‘Music will save the world.’ – Pablo Casals

‘Music, I feel, must be emotional first and intellectual second.’ – Maurice Ravel

‘Once you free your mind about a concept of music and harmony being correct, you can do whatever you want.’ – Giorgio Moroder

‘I’ve never felt particularly ambitious or driven, that’s for sure, although I like to create stuff, whether it’s a little doodle, a drawing, a small painting or a movie or a piece of music, so I suppose I’m driven by that. Everything I’ve done has felt very natural, and it’s happened because it’s happened.’ – Johnny Depp

‘I was ready to quit music. It felt to me like music equalled death.’ – Dave Grohl

‘Old music used to mean something. There is none of that today.’ – Ziggy Marley

‘The Bee Gees who are brilliant, I just love great music.’ – Michael Jackson

‘What does music mean to me? I don’t think I would really be much without it, without it coming through me. It’s my means of communication, my means of growth, my means of transportation from one point in my life to another.’ – Erykah Badu

‘Music makes me cry.’ – Lil Peep

‘Music was invented to confirm human loneliness.’ – Lawrence Durrell

‘I only wear vintage clothing. I’m pretty obsessed with things in the ’60s, like fashion and music, too.’ – Melanie Martinez

‘Music is my life, professionally, for nearly 60 years. To be recognized by the academy is still the highest honor.’ – Ray Charles

‘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.’ – Taylor Swift

‘We have that storytelling history in country and bluegrass and old time and folk music, blues – all those things that combine to make up the genre. It was probably storytelling before it was songwriting, as far as country music is concerned. It’s fun to be a part of that and tip the hat to that. You know, and keep that tradition alive.’ – Chris Stapleton

‘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 Elliott

‘I just wanted to make music, because it’s how I get stuff off my chest. I want it to always feel like my escape.’ – Rod Wave

‘The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils.’ – William Shakespeare

‘There’s no religion but sex and music.’ – Sting

‘For the introduction of a new kind of music must be shunned as imperiling the whole state; since styles of music are never disturbed without affecting the most important political institutions.’ – Plato

‘A lot of country music is sad. I think most art comes out of poverty and hard times. It applies to music. Three chords and the truth – that’s what a country song is. There is a lot of heartache in the world.’ – Willie Nelson

‘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.’ – David Bowie

‘Musicians should not play music. Music should play musicians.’ – Henry Rollins

‘My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.’ – Martin Luther

‘Music is what I love to do; it’s in my veins.’ – Demi Lovato

‘All music is folk music. I ain’t never heard a horse sing a song.’ – Louis Armstrong

‘When I die, I want people to play my music, go wild and freak out and do anything they want to do.’ – Jimi Hendrix

‘I wanted to be in a punk band before I had even heard any punk music.’ – Kurt Cobain

‘Music is like nuclear plants. In a way, it’s true! Music is totally artificial. Still using some material from nature, a piano is assembled with wood and iron. Nuclear power uses material from nature, but it’s been manipulated by humans, and it produces something unnatural.’ – Ryuichi Sakamoto

‘To me, music is more like a spiritual seeking that takes one to unknown levels.’ – Ilaiyaraaja

‘As far as the music goes, I like melody.’ – Dickey Betts

‘Jazz has been such a force in music, that any musician, including classical composers, have been influenced, and obviously performers, also.’ – Yo-Yo Ma

‘Spotify – I met those guys before they launched in America and was wildly excited about the idea. ‘Wow, this is all the music in the world, for a flat fee.” – Trent Reznor

‘Music is the expression of the movement of the waters, the play of curves described by changing breezes.’ – Claude Debussy

‘I always had music growing up, but music was also like a journal. It was like my personal diary or personal journal. A lot of the things I couldn’t express to an individual, I would express them in my music.’ – Kevin Gates

‘To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable.’ – Aaron Copland

‘If it’s a good song and it fits me, that’s what I’m going to do, I’m not out there trying to change the world. I’m just out there trying to sing country music the best way I can.’ – George Strait

‘I know why I’m here. I know why I was placed in music, and it’s not by coincidence.’ – Tory Lanez

‘I don’t like rap music at all. I don’t think it’s music. It’s just a beat and rapping.’ – Nina Simone

‘Math and music are intimately related. Not necessarily on a conscious level, but sure.’ – Stephen Sondheim

‘Music kept me off the streets and out of trouble and gave me something that was mine that no one could take away from me.’ – Eddie Van Halen

‘You can get to know me through my music.’ – YoungBoy Never Broke Again

‘I live in a country where music has very little success, though, exclusive of those who have forsaken us, we have still admirable professors and, more particularly, composers of great solidity, knowledge, and taste.’ – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

‘We’re not uncomfortable with it, and we’ve already been through enough of the music business where I’m not really worried that commercial success is going to in some way – we’re already past saving, you know what I mean? It’s too late for us.’ – Jerry Garcia

‘May not music be described as the mathematics of the sense, mathematics as music of the reason? The musician feels mathematics, the mathematician thinks music: music the dream, mathematics the working life.’ – James Joseph Sylvester

‘I would look at older blues musicians who just keep going into their seventies. They keep doing it until they drop dead. And I’ve always felt like that’s what I want to do. I’ve felt that since the day I was able to start playing music for a living. I don’t see the point of thinking about retiring because it’s not work to begin with.’ – Chris Cornell

‘Music is a reservoir… of sounds.’ – Dexter Gordon

‘In the 1960s when the recording studio suddenly really took off as a tool, it was the kids from art school who knew how to use it, not the kids from music school. Music students were all stuck in the notion of music as performance, ephemeral. Whereas for art students, music as painting? They knew how to do that.’ – Brian Eno

‘I think music is supposed to be shared.’ – Mitski

‘Music is spiritual. The music business is not.’ – Van Morrison

‘Music is my life, it is a reflection of what I go through.’ – Lenny Kravitz

‘The universe is a symphony of strings, and the mind of God that Einstein eloquently wrote about for thirty years would be cosmic music resonating through eleven-dimensional hyper space.’ – Michio Kaku

‘With few exceptions, music has been for some centuries the art which has devoted itself not to the reproduction of natural phenomena, but rather to the expression of the artist’s soul, in musical sound.’ – Wassily Kandinsky

‘I came into this music business at 26 years old. I was a fully developed man at that point. At that age, I didn’t have anything to prove.’ – Jay-Z

‘Music is spiritual. The music business is not.’ – Claudio Monteverdi

‘A few can touch the magic string, and noisy fame is proud to win them: Alas for those that never sing, but die with all their music in them!’ – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

‘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.’ – Igor Stravinsky

‘The heart bleeds music no matter what, and it bleeds different types of music.’ – Joey Jordison

‘I don’t read music. I don’t write it. So I wander around on the guitar until something starts to present itself.’ – James Taylor

‘My inspiration is always what I think my fans want to listen to. I often write about social problems. If I’m not going through it or I haven’t gone through it, I want to make sure it touches someone. That’s what I base my music on.’ – Jenni Rivera

‘Look at music for what it’s worth around the world and not just America. In other countries, people are still buying CDs and going to record stores. But in America, it’s all about digital. The game is breaking down. But, look at me, you need to know how to play the game the right way.’ – Snoop Dogg

‘There are more bad musicians than there is bad music.’ – Isaac Stern

‘Music dominates the universe. It is the prime force. It has given shape to space.’ – Vangelis

‘Your family are people you lean on and learn from. When I told my family I wanted to do music, they were really supportive.’ – Chris Young

‘The Internet was a saving grace for promoting and exposing, and even creating. It’s a parallel world to the music industry that already exists, and I’m glad to be a part of it.’ – Chuck D

‘Though everything else may appear shallow and repulsive, even the smallest task in music is so absorbing, and carries us so far away from town, country, earth, and all worldly things, that it is truly a blessed gift of God.’ – Felix Mendelssohn

‘I really don’t know anything about music.’ – Sia

‘Great music is great music. It doesn’t matter what genre it belongs.’ – Stjepan Hauser

‘My music is like a diary. I use every experience.’ – Future

‘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.’ – William Wordsworth

‘I grew up thinking art was pictures until I got into music and found I was an artist and didn’t paint.’ – Chuck Berry

‘I like jazz, rock n’ roll, some hip hop – I can’t think of any music I don’t like.’ – B. B. King

‘I had phases of listening to rap and trap, and then I had phases where I’d listen to post-hardcore, rap, grunge, metal… all that. I had different time periods of listening to different music. And now it all clashes together.’ – Juice Wrld

‘Music comes to me more readily than words.’ – Ludwig van Beethoven

‘I listen to music all day every day. I can’t not listen to music. It’s kind of scary how much I listen to music, but it’s what I love, and it’s all I care about, so I’m good with it.’ – Billie Eilish

‘What you want is for music to love you back. That’s why you pay your dues. You want to feel like you belong and are part of this symbiosis, metamorphosis, whatever you want to call it.’ – Tom Waits

‘Music is the tool to express life – and all that makes a difference.’ – Herbie Hancock

‘The day of the great jazz improviser who doesn’t know how to read music is over.’ – Maynard Ferguson

‘Everyone deserves music.’ – Michael Franti

‘Music played at weddings always reminds me of the music played for soldiers before they go into battle.’ – Heinrich Heine

‘You get a lot of who you are as a musician across through the music you write. If you’re writing your own music, then it’s important to be really honest.’ – Harry Styles

‘Dre was one of my heros in the music industry. If he’s not down for his homeboys, I don’t wanna be a part of him or around him.’ – Tupac Shakur

‘Music is so therapeutic for me that if I can’t get it out, I start feeling bad about myself – a lot of self-loathing.’ – Eminem

‘I try to sprinkle a little gems and jewels in the music that people could use in their own life.’ – Nipsey Hussle

‘I wanted to play in a band, and I wanted to do music for a living, and that’s what I dedicated my life to.’ – Flea

‘I think it’s important for people to stay human and remember that genuine human connection is more fulfilling than anything that technology has to offer. We all have it within us, and music is something that can bring that out of us.’ – Jon Batiste

‘I want as many people as possible to hear my music. I’m happy to entertain people by being a star.’ – Kid Rock

‘Listening to classical music is like reading philosophy books. Not everybody has to do it.’ – Krzysztof Penderecki

‘I’ve always treated the music business as a business.’ – Simon Cowell

‘If being an egomaniac means I believe in what I do and in my art or music, then in that respect you can call me that… I believe in what I do, and I’ll say it.’ – John Lennon

‘I used to watch MTV when they played music, and discovered Robert Cray, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jeff Healey.’ – Joe Bonamassa

‘A lot of people ask me, ‘How did you have the courage to walk up to record labels when you were 12 or 13 and jump right into the music industry?’ It’s because I knew I could never feel the kind of rejection that I felt in middle school. Because in the music industry, if they’re gonna say no to you, at least they’re gonna be polite about it.’ – Taylor Swift

‘I’m inspired by artists and musicians. There are so many wonderful and talented people in the world. I love discovering new music, new writers, or new art.’ – Alicia Keys

‘Music comes from a place we don’t know.’ – Chris Martin

‘My mentor was Clara Ward of the famous Ward gospel singers of Philadelphia. And my dad was my coach. He coached me. And just my natural love for music is what drove me.’ – Aretha Franklin

‘Certainly tolerance and acceptance were at the forefront of my music.’ – Bruce Springsteen

‘I believe there are certain things that God uses to get us out of a bad situation, and I believe music was one of the things he used for me.’ – Mary J. Blige

‘That’s the best kind of music: the stuff that happens based off intuition.’ – Kali Uchis

‘One of the things I love about music and making beats is making something and watching someone’s reaction, knowing you can do something to manipulate the way people move or act.’ – Metro Boomin

‘In rock music, you have a big success before you turn 30, then there is sort of a decay. Then there is the reunion, and everyone is waiting to hear what you were doing when you were 20, and nobody cares what you are doing at 50 or 60. But the more I continue, the more I produce, the more I play every year in bigger places.’ – Ludovico Einaudi

‘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

‘I love the idea of thinking of cinema as not that far from music. A lot of my favourite movie makers, the way they move their cameras or the way they cut just feel very musical – even if the movies have no music in them at all.’ – Damien Chazelle

‘What’s wrong with the ‘Laffy Taffys’ and the Soulja Boys? We need fun records. We gotta have dance music. We gotta have club music. We gotta have kids’ music.’ – Pimp C

‘You have to open the music, so to speak, and see what’s behind the notes because the notes are the same whether it is the music of Bach or someone else.’ – Vladimir Horowitz

‘The movie Spinal Tap rocked my world. It’s for rock what The Sound of Music was for hills. They really nailed how dumb rock can be.’ – Jack Black

‘Music is just another language, but it’s very special because it crosses everyone’s borders.’ – Jacob Collier

‘Here’s what I think about music and journalism: The most important thing is to just press play.’ – Frank Ocean

‘Please understand that I make music to express myself, and if you know anything about me, you know that I’m nothing but honest.’ – Melanie Martinez

‘My music will go on forever. Maybe it’s a fool say that, but when me know facts me can say facts. My music will go on forever.’ – Bob Marley

‘I don’t want anyone to fail, so if you can make money off music even though you can’t sing or dance, that’s genius.’ – Prince

‘I used to consider the listener. But now I’m in a space where, if I’m not inspired, I can’t really do the music. I can’t feel it.’ – Kendrick Lamar

‘Everyone goes through the ups and downs of living – fretting about the future, worrying about what happened. Music teaches us how to be in the moment.’ – David Sanborn

‘The thing is, I make music I like. So it’s just weird if someone says they don’t like it.’ – Tyler, The Creator

‘My music is touching people in whatever spaces they need to be touched in.’ – SZA

‘Music has always been transnational; people pick up whatever interests them, and certainly a lot of classical music has absorbed influences from all over the world.’ – Yo-Yo Ma

‘Music is always a commentary on society.’ – Frank Zappa

‘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.’ – Billy Joel

‘I feel that when you care about your music, taking risks is something you should do to keep things exciting.’ – Drake

‘My music is the spiritual expression of what I am – my faith, my knowledge, my being.’ – John Coltrane

‘Folk music is a bunch of fat people.’ – Bob Dylan

‘Because you have things like ‘American Idol’ and you’ve got radio stations that play music made entirely by computers, it’s easy to forget there are bands with actual people playing actual instruments that rock.’ – Dave Grohl

‘Surf music is actually just the sound of the waves played on a guitar: that wet, splashy sound.’ – Dick Dale

‘Sports without music is just a game. Music makes it entertaining.’ – Ice Cube

‘I happened to come along in the music business when there was no trend.’ – Elvis Presley

‘The darkness, the loop of negative thoughts on repeat, clamours and interferes with the music I hear in my head.’ – Lady Gaga

‘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 ’70s sounds nothing like the stuff from the ’80s, and that sounds nothing like the stuff from the ’90s. Who’s to say what is and isn’t a certain type of music?’ – Neil Young

‘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.’ – Albert Einstein

‘I know who Michael Jackson is, I know who Prince is, I know the Isley Brothers, all that. Still, I got my own thing going with this music.’ – Playboi Carti

‘My ambition is we want artists to be able to afford to create the music they want to create, and if it takes them five years to sit down and make the album they want to make, they should be able to afford that. That’s my goal.’ – Daniel Ek

‘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

‘I try to use my music to move these people to act.’ – Jimi Hendrix

‘What is this? It’s music to get a brain seizure by.’ – Ozzy Osbourne

‘If I was just a fan of music, I would think that I was the number one artist in the world.’ – Kanye West

‘If I could, I would not do anything else. I’d just be in the studio for my whole life. I would never go to parties, events, and red carpets. I would rather just be in the studio for the whole time. I don’t even care. Nobody has to know what I look like. I just want to make music.’ – Ariana Grande

‘The music business is the most childish business in the world. Nobody knows what they’re selling or why, but they sell it if it works.’ – Jeff Buckley

‘Metal fans are just as compassionate and caring and tolerant as any other form of music fans are.’ – Rob Halford

‘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.’ – Travis Scott

‘Composing music is hard work.’ – John Williams

‘I do believe that my whole success goes back to that time I was arrested as a wayward boy at the age of thirteen. Because then I had to quit running around and began to learn something. Most of all, I began to learn music.’ – Louis Armstrong

‘My masters are strange folk with very little care for music in them.’ – Johann Sebastian Bach

‘Whatever I’m feeling, whatever I’m going through, whatever mood I’m in… If I’m feeling like dancing or clubbing, then it will be reflected in the music. If I’m feeling dark and vulnerable, then it will reflect in the music, too.’ – Rihanna

‘No one tells me what to do with my music. Real. My mom doesn’t tell what to say, how is someone else going to?’ – Bad Bunny

‘To me, music is entertainment – what else can it be? In fact, it’s the only language I know of that’s universal.’ – Ray Charles

‘I have taken taking my music to labels for years, and everyone just thought it was creepy. They thought the images with the music were weird and verging on psychotic.’ – Lana Del Rey

‘Even in high school, I went through a lot of relationship issues, and that’s at the center of my music.’ – Juice Wrld

‘Rock and Roll: Music for the neck downwards.’ – Keith Richards

‘I feel it’s my job to continue being a student of music if I want to continue being an artist and a producer of other artists. You have to keep filling your mind with other music. You have to be ahead of the curve.’ – Bruno Mars

‘It’s a crazy world, so sports and athletics and music can be a form of escapism.’ – Eddie Vedder

‘Beethoven can write music, thank God, but he can do nothing else on earth.’ – Ludwig van Beethoven

‘Some days, I’ll be very down and out, but you won’t be able to tell, really, because I don’t express that side of myself on social media. That’s the side of myself that I express through music.’ – Lil Peep

‘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.’ – Willie Nelson

‘Music is a way of opening up.’ – Rod Wave

‘I need drama in my life to keep making music.’ – Eminem

‘I want to reach the point where people hear my name and immediately think of real country music.’ – George Strait

‘Music is as vast as the sky, the oceans, the universe.’ – Ilaiyaraaja

‘Philosophy is the highest music.’ – Plato

‘Music is the art of the prophets and the gift of God.’ – Martin Luther

‘Cry Baby is very close to my heart. I feel like I am her in a lot of ways. I want to continue making music from her perspective.’ – Melanie Martinez

‘I wanted to try a different way of making music. That’s what made me try different things with my voice.’ – YoungBoy Never Broke Again

‘My main interest in synthesizers when I was an older teenager was to escape from the spell of the 12-tone system or, in a more broad sense, the spell of the European modern-music system. That led me to explore towards electronic music and ethnic music.’ – Ryuichi Sakamoto

‘The thing that I’ve always been slightly frustrated with, was that the idea of a CD is kind of confined to a material possession that you can put on a shelf. And the idea of music, for me, is always about both the communication and the sharing of content. And so the interactive part is missing.’ – Yo-Yo Ma

‘The century of airplanes has a right to its own music.’ – Claude Debussy

‘I love making music and I’m falling in love with making records, so it’s like having two girlfriends. But I can handle it.’ – Snoop Dogg

‘I didn’t get interested in music. It was a gift from God.’ – Nina Simone

‘I get a thrill meeting kids who are into alternative music.’ – Kurt Cobain

‘We’re musicians. We make music for a living. It’s that simple. Nothing else matters.’ – Eddie Van Halen

‘If it’s good music, it’s good music.’ – Billie Eilish

‘Maybe this is a made-up belief to preserve myself, but I do believe that everyone has a purpose, and my purpose is to put out music that means something.’ – Mitski

‘Being a recording artist, selling music, selling concerts out, having a reality show, starting film; it’s great, it’s beautiful.’ – Jenni Rivera

‘My thing is related to who I am as a person. The clothes are an extension of me. The music is an extension of me. All my businesses are part of the culture, so I have to stay true to whatever I’m feeling at the time, whatever direction I’m heading in. And hopefully, everyone follows.’ – Jay-Z

‘The trouble with music appreciation in general is that people are taught to have too much respect for music they should be taught to love it instead.’ – Igor Stravinsky

‘In the late ’80s and early ’90s, there was a slightly retro drum sound that was popular in hip-hop music called the 808 bass drum sound. It was the bass drum sound on the 808 drum machine, and it’s very deep and very resonant, and was used as the backbone as a lot of classic hip-hop tracks.’ – Steve Albini

‘The key to longevity is to learn every aspect of music that you can.’ – Prince

‘I feel like my music has become a lot of things. It’s hard to label the evolution, but I like there to be an evolution. I just like to paint with all different kinds of colors.’ – Taylor Swift

‘Some people focus more on sonics. Some people focus more on story. I focus on both sonics and story, but music sometimes, just music itself, can turn into more of a maths problem. I guess everything in life is a math problem, but it can be more about an empirical route to getting the symmetry that you want, and this vibe, sonically.’ – Frank Ocean

‘When I look at great works of art or listen to inspired music, I sense intimate portraits of the specific times in which they were created.’ – Billy Joel

‘When I joined Nirvana, I was the fifth or sixth drummer – I don’t know if they’d ever had a drummer they were totally happy with. And they were strangers. There was never much of a deeper connection outside of the music.’ – Dave Grohl

‘I’m putting out this free music, constantly putting it out.’ – Kendrick Lamar

‘My goal is to be one with the music. I just dedicate my whole life to this art.’ – Jimi Hendrix

‘Honestly, the way I make music, you know – it’s like, I don’t want to sound cocky or anything, but I try my best to make time with music that doesn’t have an expiration date.’ – Juice Wrld

‘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.’ – Ray Charles

‘Very few of the men whose names have become great in the early pioneering of jazz and of swing were trained in music at all. They were born musicians: they felt their music and played by ear and memory. That was the way it was with the great Dixieland Five.’ – Louis Armstrong

‘Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.’ – Ludwig van Beethoven

‘I felt like I had a really bad case of writer’s block… Music is so therapeutic for me that if I can’t get it out, I start feeling bad about myself – a lot of self-loathing.’ – Eminem

‘I’ve always been super into photography and the visuals that support my music.’ – Melanie Martinez

‘But an innovation, to grow organically from within, has to be based on an intact tradition, so our idea is to bring together musicians who represent all these traditions, in workshops, festivals, and concerts, to see how we can connect with each other in music.’ – Yo-Yo Ma

‘People like music when they’re in love, but they don’t need it as much. You need music when you’re missing someone or you’re pining for someone or you’re forgetting someone or you’re trying to process what just happened.’ – Taylor Swift