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My favorite type of music to sing to would be rock and roll, Tenacious D, Led Zeppelin, some Queen - I love all of them. I love singing to them because they're all just great voices. I love listening to very obscure jazz.
- Casey Abrams
(Keywords: Love, Music, Favorite, Jazz, Listening, Queen, Singing)

I love making music, I love composing on my computer, just making crazy ethnic slack orchestral tracks, that's one of my fun things.
- Casey Abrams
(Keywords: Love, Music, Computer, Fun)

I hope we can keep doing it this way - making music and art that are pure products of our influences while not really having to let the whole celebrity side of it get in the way. Then maybe more virtual bands will come out and do the same thing.
- Damon Albarn
(Keywords: Art, Music, Hope, Celebrity, Will)

We have no general conceptual thrust for the band, other than trying to make music that keeps our interest. When things are novel, they are probably things we have discovered by accident or investigation rather than by design.
- Steve Albini
(Keywords: Design, Music, Accident, Interest, Investigation, Trying)

Right now, more people enjoy movies, music, television and movies than they do video games.
- J Allard
(Keywords: Movies, Music, People, Games, Now, Right, Television)

We are pushing ahead as fast as we can for all audiences, whether for the business user, the child, or the digital music enthusiast.
- Jim Allchin
(Keywords: Business, Music, Audiences)

To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching. To attain it we must be able to guess what will interest; we must learn to read the childish soul as we might a piece of music. Then, by simply changing the key, we keep up the attraction and vary the song.
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Keywords: Art, Music, Soul, Interest, Key, Song, Teaching, Will)

When today's generation reads Jack's books or they listen to the music created by some of us, I believe that they see there is a different way of approaching today's life and today's sometimes seeming hopelessness that can provide answers.
- David Amram
(Keywords: Life, Music, Answers, Books, Today)

In symphonic music, when you are conducting, you do the same thing. You are feeling the whole orchestra, thinking ahead so you can prepare for a change.
- David Amram
(Keywords: Change, Music, Feeling, Thinking)

I wish to share and pass down some of my generation's traits, and encourage young people to create their own art, music, and literature.
- David Amram
(Keywords: Art, Music, People, Literature)

A lot of pop music is about stealing pocket money from children.
- Ian Anderson
(Keywords: Money, Music, Children)

Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.
- Laurie Anderson
(Keywords: Architecture, Music, Dancing, Writing)

After that I won a prize, I was with a group of ancient music of Spain that they helped me a lot with a grant, you see, during three years. And so I made my debut in 1944 and I found myself helping my family, it was a very poor family.
- Victoria de los Angeles
(Keywords: Family, Music, Poor, Spain, Years)

While I've had a great distaste for what's usually called song in modern poetry or for what's usually called music, I really don't think of speech as so far from song.
- David Antin
(Keywords: Poetry, Music, Song, Speech)

I love Christmas. I really do love Christmas. I love being with my family and I love snow. I love the music and the lights and all of it.
- Christina Applegate
(Keywords: Family, Love, Music, Being, Christmas, Snow)

I found my sound early on. Look at U2: they haven't changed their music for 20 years. Anyway, many people come unstuck when they try to change what they do and what they are known for.
- Joan Armatrading
(Keywords: Change, Music, People, Sound, Years)

We also listen to PJ Harvey; a lot of driving music. You need something a little more relaxing in the car.
- Brody Armstrong
(Keywords: Car, Music, Driving)

Although I enjoyed writing Film Music it was always a means to an end, in that it enabled me to keep a wife and family and write my classical music, which has always been my passion.
- Malcolm Arnold
(Keywords: Family, Music, Wife, End, Film, Passion, Writing)

I've always wanted to introduce hip-hop filmmaking to film. There's hip-hop art, dance, music, but there really isn't hip-hop film. So I was trying to do that.
- Darren Aronofsky
(Keywords: Art, Music, Dance, Film, Trying)

I love music and musicians. And seeing great artists dropped from labels was really frustrating and sad to me.
- Rosanna Arquette
(Keywords: Love, Music, Artists, Musicians)

Music used to change people's minds - and it still changes mine.
- Rosanna Arquette
(Keywords: Change, Music, People)

I have very much enjoyed being in the music business in different roles through five different decades.
- Peter Asher
(Keywords: Business, Music, Being)

I would love to be able to pursue music as a career but honestly, I'm just not good enough.
- Shawn Ashmore
(Keywords: Love, Music, Career)

The reward is that you can actually create a world separate from reality with a story, actors, music, and camera design. When it works it can entertain, move people and teach us all.
- Colleen Atwood
(Keywords: Design, Music, People, Actors, Reality, Reward, World)

A verbal art like poetry is reflective; it stops to think. Music is immediate, it goes on to become.
- W. H. Auden
(Keywords: Art, Music, Poetry)

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
- Berthold Auerbach
(Keywords: Life, Music, Soul)

The music we made then was so amateurish, compared to the rest of mainstream pop or rock and roll. But what differentiated us from what everybody else was doing in the business was the fact that you could tell that these people came from different reference areas.
- Kevin Ayers
(Keywords: Business, Music, People, Fact, Rest)

The true beauty of music is that it connects people. It carries a message, and we, the musicians, are the messengers.
- Roy Ayers
(Keywords: Beauty, Music, People, Musicians)

Having good health, being able to breathe and be happy, that's one of the most beautiful gifts. On top of that, I have the gift to play music and make people happy through that. I'm just telling you from my heart, I'm so in love with life.
- Roy Ayers
(Keywords: Life, Love, Music, Health, People, Heart, Being, Gifts, Play)

I don't think I'm really so unique. If every black person looked at their life they would quickly discover that they have been influenced by every type of music prevalent in America.
- Roy Ayers
(Keywords: Life, Music, America)

You are still lucky - you have a certain type of people who keep buying your music - but then you can get typecast and have to keep making that same music, and you can change only slightly. It's risky to bounce around and change your type of music.
- Randy Bachman
(Keywords: Change, Music, People, Buying)

My love, growing up on the Prairies, was country music.
- Randy Bachman
(Keywords: Music, Love, Country, Country music, Growing up)

I love to leave the interpretation of my music up to the listener. It's fun to see what they'll say it is.
- Erykah Badu
(Keywords: Love, Music, Fun)

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
(Keywords: Life, Music, Growth, Communication)

The music business is motivated by money. Music is motivated by energy and feelings.
- Erykah Badu
(Keywords: Business, Music, Money, Feelings, Energy)

I have never had a great love of the music business, I never have.
- Ginger Baker
(Keywords: Love, Music, Business)

There is a lot of interest in the arts, music, theatre, filmmaking, engineering, architecture and software design. I think we have now transitioned the modern-day version of the entrepreneur into the creative economy.
- John Baldacci
(Keywords: Architecture, Design, Music, Economy, Engineering, Interest, Now, Software, Theatre)

It is as absurd to say that a man can't love one woman all the time as it is to say that a violinist needs several violins to play the same piece of music.
- Honore de Balzac
(Keywords: Love, Music, Time, Man, Needs, Play, Woman)

I was involved in music, acting, and some running, but my firm wish was to become a doctor. That was the formative age when I had decided on the pattern of my career.
- Roger Bannister
(Keywords: Age, Music, Acting, Career, Running)

In America, life is introverted, self-absorbed - and so is their music.
- Chris Barber
(Keywords: Life, Music, America, Self)

I can play punk rock, and I love playing punk rock, but I was into every other style of music before I played punk rock.
- Travis Barker
(Keywords: Love, Music, Play, Punk, Style)

I would still love to do more Handel. I think Handel was a fantastic composer. I did lots of Vivaldi, but it's also important to do the music of Handel, one of the greatest composers of the 18th century.
- Cecilia Bartoli
(Keywords: Love, Music, Composers)

I still the love classic period, but also the baroque period, and even 17th-Century music such as the music of Monteverdi. He's one of the greatest opera composers. He was the one who really started the opera.
- Cecilia Bartoli
(Keywords: Love, Music, Composers, Opera)

I love Wagner, but the music I prefer is that of a cat hung up by its tail outside a window and trying to stick to the panes of glass with its claws.
- Charles Baudelaire
(Keywords: Love, Music, Trying)

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
(Keywords: Poetry, Music, Dance, Being, Dancing, Merit)

I could name a few songs and say exactly what summer they came out and what boy I thought I was in love with when I was fourteen years old, but I think that music used to be really more a part of the culture when people went out dancing in a different way than they do now.
- Ann Beattie
(Keywords: Love, Music, Thought, People, Culture, Dancing, Name, Now, Old, Songs, Summer, Years)

The English may not like music, but they absolutely love the noise it makes.
- Thomas Beecham
(Keywords: Love, Music, English, May)

Beethoven can write music, thank God, but he can do nothing else on earth.
- Ludwig van Beethoven
(Keywords: God, Music, Earth, Nothing)

Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.
- Ludwig van Beethoven
(Keywords: Life, Music, Spiritual)

Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
- Ludwig van Beethoven
(Keywords: Life, Music, Spiritual)



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