Quotations on Music

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If you listen to a lot of music, it gradually seeps into your consciousness or your unconsciousness and comes out in your music.
- John Abercrombie
(Keywords: Music, Consciousness)

You're just sort of searching for this "thing" and sometimes you get it and sometimes you don't. All music is imperfect, but in jazz since you're improvising, at least the way I play, I'm trying to follow my train of thought in a solo.
- John Abercrombie
(Keywords: Music, Thought, Jazz, Play, Trying)

With Dick Smith there, and the words of Peter Shaffer... they've got to be the most beautiful descriptions in music ever written on film or in literature. And we could hear the music accompanying the words... What more can you ask for?
- F. Murray Abraham
(Keywords: Music, Film, Literature, Words)

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)

You know I want to sing for people, I want to jazz people up I want to make new music that they've never heard.
- Casey Abrams
(Keywords: Music, People, Jazz, Want)

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 America sees I am a goofy guy andI'm kind a crazy, I hope they see that I am a musician aswell, that I have music all around my body - I'm just exfoliating music, and I just hope America sees that.
- Casey Abrams
(Keywords: Music, Hope, America, Body)

I always knew I'd be in music in some sort of capacity. I didn't know if I'd be successful at it, but I knew I'd be doing something in it. Maybe get a job in a record store. Maybe even play in a band. I never got into this to be a star.
- Bryan Adams
(Keywords: Music, Successful, Job, Play)

Nothing is capable of being well set to music that is not nonsense.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Music, Being, Nonsense, Nothing)

Music, the greatest good that mortals know and all of heaven we have hear below.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Music, Heaven)

Pop is actually my least favorite kind of music, because it lacks real depth.
- Christina Aguilera
(Keywords: Music, Favorite)

Music I heard with you was more than music, and bread I broke with you was more than bread. Now that I am without you, all is desolate; all that was once so beautiful is dead.
- Conrad Aiken
(Keywords: Music, Now)

Choreography is mentally draining, but there's a pleasure in getting into the studio with the dancers and the music.
- Alvin Ailey
(Keywords: Music, Pleasure)

My favorite type of music to sing is a crossover between country and pop.
- Lauren Alaina
(Keywords: Music, Country, Favorite)

Being in Blur has allowed me to travel and hear the music that's being made all over the world.
- Damon Albarn
(Keywords: Music, Travel, Being, World)

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)

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
(Keywords: Music, Work, Trust, People)

By now all rock bands are wise enough to be suspicious of music industry scum.
- Steve Albini
(Keywords: Music, Now)

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)

As Governor, I could think of only one way to unify our State that was made up of so many different climates, political beliefs and people, and that was our music.
- Lamar Alexander
(Keywords: Music, People, Beliefs, State)

It is a rare American who does not have some story about how music has made our lives richer and more interesting, how it has changed our moods, brought out the best in our character and even sometimes helped us earn a living.
- Lamar Alexander
(Keywords: Music, Character, American, Living, Moods)

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)

I look in music magazines now and see things on Luther Allison, and my name's getting out there more, thanks to all the good people at Alligator Records and at my management company.
- Luther Allison
(Keywords: Music, People, Management, Company, Name, Now)

What I want to do, is play music for somebody who believe in me.
- Luther Allison
(Keywords: Music, Play, Want)

I just try to do as good job with the material as I can and play some jazz as well, some improvised music, and do that every night. Just see where it goes.
- Mose Allison
(Keywords: Music, Jazz, Job, Night, Play)

I've heard some tunes in recent years that were pretty close to that same idea. The idea was you turn on the radio and you want to hear some music and up comes a commercial.
- Mose Allison
(Keywords: Music, Idea, Pretty, Want, Years)

I'm playin' music for a certain type of person. Fortunately, there are more and more of us. At least there are more comin' to see me than there were 30 years ago or so.
- Mose Allison
(Keywords: Music, Years)

So, to prepare for the role, I had to take music lessons, talk to wives who had husbands overseas, and carefully study the reactions and mannerisms of a friend who was expecting.
- June Allyson
(Keywords: Music, Friend, Husbands, Study, Talk, Wives)

Because of the wealth of fine music spread through the film, working on it held all the fun and excitement of attending a great concert.
- June Allyson
(Keywords: Music, Wealth, Excitement, Film, Fun)

Knowing what I knew about Russia, as much as I loved the music and was fascinated by the songs and the whole idea of it, I knew it would be a very lengthy and frustrating process.
- Marc Almond
(Keywords: Music, Idea, Russia, Songs)

We just kind saw the images and knew the cliches, so to have the opportunity to go there and learn something about Russian music and about Russian people and to see things apart from being a tourist.
- Marc Almond
(Keywords: Music, People, Opportunity, Being, Cliches)

I thinks it really interesting how they throw the world music samples in there. I often wonder what it would be like to do something like that, but use my lyrics and my kind of style.
- Marc Almond
(Keywords: Music, Style, Wonder, World)

I was taken in by the bravado and the sounds of Mexico... not so much the music, but the spirit.
- Herb Alpert
(Keywords: Music, Spirit)

I like to listen to classical music... I like mainline jazz.
- Herb Alpert
(Keywords: Music, Jazz)

Instrumental music can spread the international language.
- Herb Alpert
(Keywords: Music, Language)

Selfishly, I make music for me. I like to make music. I like looking for songs. I like working with interesting musicians. I like producing records. It's something I will always do.
- Herb Alpert
(Keywords: Music, Musicians, Songs, Will)

This was during a period when I was producing Brazil '66 records and got infected by Brazilian music.
- Herb Alpert
(Keywords: Music, Brazil)

He has a method that likens the musician to an athlete, so I do physical exercises designed to keep a musician in shape in order to perform the function, which is to play music.
- Herb Alpert
(Keywords: Music, Order, Play)

I confess that I listen to my own music for my own pleasure.
- Herb Alpert
(Keywords: Music, Pleasure)

Music is harmony, harmony is perfection, perfection is our dream, and our dream is heaven.
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Keywords: Music, Dream, Harmony, Heaven, Perfection)

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)

If we ask a vague question, such as, 'What is poetry?' we expect a vague answer, such as, 'Poetry is the music of words,' or 'Poetry is the linguistic correction of disorder.'
- A. R. Ammons
(Keywords: Music, Poetry, Correction, Disorder, Question, Words)

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)

That is what I did with Jack, and that's why he liked to do the readings with me because he knew I was there for him, and for our ability to blend the poetry and the music.
- David Amram
(Keywords: Music, Poetry, Ability)

That by listening to some music, by reading some books, by looking at paintings, and most important by hanging out with one another - by collaborating with one another and creating your own network - you can achieve something that is much better than what is out there.
- David Amram
(Keywords: Music, Books, Listening, Network, Reading)

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)

I learned from my uncle that jazz, like symphony music, was built to last.
- David Amram
(Keywords: Music, Jazz)

Where words fail, music speaks.
- Hans Christian Andersen
(Keywords: Music, Words)



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