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Music Quotes

With the medium for music being sound, it is a subjective feeling whether it is actually music or noise! Music is passion for some, past time for the others and religion for a greater part of the population. Everyone has their own favourite genre and band of musicians and the age groups of listeners range from 0-100, literally! Music needs to have 5 properties: rhythm, pitch, interval and dynamics. For some soothing melodies, tune into the next section of the music quotes that are lined up for you!

Eddie Van Halen

We're musicians. We make music for a living. It's that simple. Nothing else matters.

Nothing Living
Nora Fatehi

Music and dance is universal, and I want to break borders and represent.

Dancing
Jimmy Carter

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

River Phoenix

Music is a hobby, because I'm not making any money out of it, but I put just as much conviction into that as I do into my acting.

Money Acting
Harry Styles

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.

Brittany Murphy

Anyone that has a music career and an acting career I think is pretty fantastic.

Acting
Chris Cornell

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.

Ilaiyaraaja

My music is religion, and my religion is music. They are one.

Religion
Morgan Freeman

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

Grimes

I feel like vocals are to music what portraits are to painting. They're the humanity. Landscapes are good and fine, but at the end of the day everyone loves the Mona Lisa.

William Lyon Phelps

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.

Elvis Presley

I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.

Bob Marley

One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.

I think one of my favorite things to do is just lock myself up in a small room and listen to music and watch films for a day. Also I just like seeing my friends. We have pizza parties which means I get four friends round, we eat a pizza and we're really lazy and we play PlayStation.

Salma Hayek

I have never denied my background or my culture. I have taught my child to embrace her Mexican heritage, to love my first language, Spanish, to learn about Mexican history, music, folk art, food, and even the Mexican candy I grew up with.

Michelle Williams

The possibilities are endless for me - Broadway, TV, music and film.

I stream this radio station, Radio Nova, that's based in Paris. They curate a beautiful set that's really all over the place - they'll play blues or some West African music, then A Tribe Called Quest, then funk from Ethiopia, then James Brown, and then the Beatles. It's an amazing mix.

Radio

Well, Jeff Buckley for me is one of the greatest singers I've ever heard. And the reason why is he has an amazing range, amazing emotional power in his voice. And the music he put around it also just had this passion and this soul to it and this spirit to it that very few artists have, and he passed at a very young age.

Lil Peep

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.

Social Media
Ilaiyaraaja

People forget themselves in my music. It's amazing.

Amanda Seyfried

Singing is a way of releasing an emotion that you sometimes can't portray when you're acting. And music moves your soul, so music is the source of the most intense emotions you can feel.

Hank Williams

The way I feel is that if you don't like folk music, stay away from my shows.

The real reason we ended up getting into that type of music was our dad worked for an oil company so we spent a year overseas when we were young kids. Because of that, it was all Spanish TV and radio so we ended up having these '50s and '60s tapes, tapes of that music.

Radio
Robert Browning

Who hears music feels his solitude peopled at once.

Novak Djokovic

I had to listen to the classical music because it calms me down, calms my nerves down.

Adele

I don't make music for eyes. I make music for ears.

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.

I end up pleading my case to alternative programmers - you're telling me that my music is too dark for pop, too pop for alternative, and urban radio won't touch it - so we have a record that doesn't fit in. And what is more alternative than that?

Radio
A. R. Rahman

My mother insisted that I pursue music. I rented out my father's musical equipment and earned some money. As a child, I wasn't sure about a career goal, but I was always fascinated by electronic gadgets, specially musical equipment.

Quentin Tarantino

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.

Movies
George Michael

I still believe that music is one of the greatest gifts that God gave to man.

My goal was to play drums, but my father made me take piano lessons. He told me I needed to learn to read music first, so I took lessons for six years. I thank God that he made me take those lessons, because it taught me a tremendous amount.

Ilaiyaraaja

Music is not a subject to be discussed. It has to be experienced.

Dustin Diamond

You've got Corey Feldman doing his thing, and the problem is, they're trying to be pop stars. You can't compare Salty to any of the other actors out there playing music.

Stars Trying
Steve Nash

My free time at home is usually spent emailing, listening to music, reading and talking on the phone. I wish I was on the phone less, but I have been fortunate to stay in touch with so many incredible friends.

One of the first people that believed in me, the first person to invest in my talent, me and this guy used to argue all the time in the studio, but at the end of the day, we both realized that we were after the same goal, and that was to make great music. And I'm talking about Eazy-E.

Richard Attenborough

I know Pandit Ravi Shankar was very upset with me, as I did not use his compositions in 'Gandhi.' I thought that the London Philharmonic Orchestra would prove more effective than his music. It was one of my biggest miscalculations.

Jamie Foxx

In our music, in our everyday life, there are so many negative things. Why not have something positive and stamp it with blackness?

Ludwig van Beethoven

Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.

Ilaiyaraaja

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

Singing is a way of releasing an emotion that you sometimes can't portray when you're acting. And music moves your soul, so music is the source of the most intense emotions you can feel. When you hear a song and you're acting it's incredible. But when you're singing a song and you're acting it's even more incredible.

Aldous Huxley

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.

Eddie Van Halen

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.

River Phoenix

Music is a whole oasis in my head. The creation process is so personal and fulfilling.

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?

Elton John

Music has healing power. It has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours.

People Power Healing
Priyanka Chopra

I adore watching movies; movie marathons are my favorite pastime. I can watch up to five movies back to back. I also love music and like reading whenever I get the time.

A. R. Rahman

I grew up on Bach and Beethoven, and now I'm listening to more modern composers who I can't even name. But since I'm constantly doing music, it's difficult to have that quality time to listen to music and do classical stuff.

David Foster

I think that most of my romance comes out in my music. And if you look at my track record of three ex-wives, maybe there's something to that.

Music is my favorite thing in the world. I grew up completely around it and I think it's one of the most important things to me, but at this point I can't see myself doing that professionally. Luckily, for the most part, I don't feel pressured.

Honestly, I don't listen to nobody else's music but my own. It's kind of like sports to me. You don't see Kobe Bryant at a LeBron James game - he just works on his own game. And that's what I do. I only listen to me, so I can criticize and analyze and all those things.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.

Ilaiyaraaja

Music is the only medium by which everyone is connected in the world.

Mel Brooks

A lot of music is mathematics. It's balance.

William Wordsworth

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.

T. S. Eliot

You are the music while the music lasts.

Linda Evans

I just fell in love with his music. I thought Yanni was Japanese. I didn't have any idea what a Yanni was. I just thought I was in love with a Japanese man who wrote beautiful music.

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.

Stevie Nicks

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.

Birthday Guitar
Juice Wrld

Even in high school, I went through a lot of relationship issues, and that's at the center of my music.

Robert Kardashian

There's a tremendous audience out there for popular music. It's a bigger audience than for movies.

Movies
Drake

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

Johnny Cash

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.

Halsey

At the end of the day, every decision I make about my music is about creating a collective.

Marilyn Manson

Music is the strongest form of magic.

Alan Rickman

Actors are agents of change. A film, a piece of theater, a piece of music, or a book can make a difference. It can change the world.

Chris Cornell

I don't get in there and create a character. It's more of a voice that I hear living inside the music.

Ludwig van Beethoven

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.

Ilaiyaraaja

Music has the power to divert the violent minds.

Sean Lennon

Now, music almost feels naked in my mind.

Martin Luther

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.

Albert Schweitzer

There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.

LeBron James

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!

Eugene Levy

The greatest thing about doing this movie was that Chris and I both were involved in folk music in the '60s. I had a group, but I don't think it was at the same level as Chris, because he's an amazing musician.

Travis Scott

I'm not into just one thing; I always felt like I had to have my hand in everything revolving around what I do, whether it's directing videos, making beats, making music, performing.

I couldn't afford to go to drama school in London. Then I met with the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, and I fell in love with the city. It was one of the few schools that offered me a place. It didn't do me any harm.

Bruce Springsteen

The best music is essentially there to provide you something to face the world with.

Donald Glover

I call 'Community' the best day job in the world, because between takes, I get to write music. I get to write sketches. I get to write movies. It's the best job ever.

Dr. Dre

I would go to sleep with headphones on. My mom and pop - they would have music loud enough to shake the walls.

I went to college on a classical piano scholarship. My grandmother made me practice one full hour a day. Every day. Man. I thought all she wanted was for me not to have any fun. Next thing you know, you have a career in music. Now, not everybody's going to go on and be Mozart or Michael Jackson. But music makes you smarter.

George Michael

There are so many things and so many aspects to gay life that I've discovered and so many things to write about. I have a new life, and I have a new take on dance music because of that life.

Life Dancing
Lil Peep

Music makes me cry.

Crying
Ilaiyaraaja

For me, my music is part of me, and which is why it seems second nature, and my compositions are instinctive.

Grimes

I'm tired of being considered vapid for liking pop music or caring about fashion as if these things inherently lack substance or as if the things I enjoy somehow make me a lesser person.

Sean Lennon

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.

Billy Joel

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.

Plato

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.

David Lee Roth had the idea that if you covered a successful song, you were half way home. C'mon - Van Halen doing 'Dancing in the Streets'? It was stupid. I started feeling like I would rather bomb playing my own songs than be successful playing someone else's music.

Home Stupidity
Lady Gaga

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.

Tiffany Trump

I love music. It's always been very dear to me. It's a big passion.

Pope Francis

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.

John Legend

Sometimes there's that perfect moment when the crowd, the music, the energy of the room come together in a way that brings me to tears.

Togetherness
Rachael Stirling

I did ballet as a child and started again seven years ago. I love that you hear this exquisite music, and for a moment, you feel like a thing of beauty; it's changed my awareness of my body.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.

Chester Bennington

I have been able to tap into all the negative things that can happen to me throughout my life by numbing myself to the pain so to speak and kind of being able to vent it through my music.

Henry David Thoreau

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.

John Greenleaf Whittier

The best of a book is not the thought which it contains, but the thought which it suggests; just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones but in the echoes of our hearts.

Taylor Swift

People haven't always been there for me, but music always has.

Phil Collins

Beyond a certain point, the music isn't mine anymore. It's yours.

David Bowie

I had to resign myself, many years ago, that I'm not too articulate when it comes to explaining how I feel about things. But my music does it for me, it really does.