When I listen to music these days, and I hear Pro Tools and drums that sound like a machine - it kinda sucks the life out of music.
- Dave Grohl
Music is essentially useless, as is life.
- George Santayana
Music is a means of giving form to our inner feelings, without attaching them to events or objects in the world.
- George Santayana
My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music.
- Vladimir Nabokov
One of the interesting things here is that the people who should be shaping the future are politicians. But the political framework itself is so dead and closed that people look to other sources, like artists, because art and music allow people a certain freedom.
- Thom Yorke
If the king loves music, there is little wrong in the land.
- Mencius
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 is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
- Ludwig van Beethoven
Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries.
- Jimmy Carter
There is geometry in the humming of the strings, there is music in the spacing of the spheres.
- Pythagoras
Music begins to atrophy when it departs too far from the dance... poetry begins to atrophy when it gets too far from music.
- Ezra Pound
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
Music is a fantastic peacekeeper of the world, it is integral to harmony, and it is a required fundamental of human emotion.
- Xun Zi
Music is the doorway that has led me to drawing, photography, and writing.
- Layne Staley
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
Human speech is like a cracked kettle on which we tap crude rhythms for bears to dance to, while we long to make music that will melt the stars.
- Gustave Flaubert
Extraordinary how potent cheap music is.
- Noel Coward
When she had passed, it seemed like the ceasing of exquisite music.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I love music passionately. And because I love it I try to free it from barren traditions that stifle it.
- Claude Debussy
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
Certainly tolerance and acceptance were at the forefront of my music.
- Bruce Springsteen
There is two kinds of music, the good, and the bad. I play the good kind.
- Louis Armstrong
I think I first realized I wanted to be in country music and be an artist when I was 10. And I started dragging my parents to festivals, and fairs, and karaoke contests, and I did that for about a year before I came to Nashville for the first time. I was 11 and I had this demo CD of me singing Dixie
- Taylor Swift
I think the most important thing about music is the sense of escape.
- Thom Yorke
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.
- Alan Rickman
Music, the greatest good that mortals know and all of heaven we have hear below.
- Joseph Addison
Nothing is capable of being well set to music that is not nonsense.
- Joseph Addison
All I do is play music and golf - which one do you want me to give up?
- Willie Nelson
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
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
Music is the pleasure the human mind experiences from counting without being aware that it is counting.
- Gottfried Leibniz
At the age when Bengali youth almost inevitably writes poetry, I was listening to European classical music.
- Satyajit Ray
Through literacy you can begin to see the universe. Through music you can reach anybody. Between the two there is you, unstoppable.
- Grace Slick
I think, as far as branching out with acting, it would take something really right on the mark to distract me from music, because music is everything to me.
- Taylor Swift
One of my goals from really early on was that if I was ever fortunate enough to be successful in music, I would want to stay the same person and the same songwriter.
- Taylor Swift
I would love to sign on to do a movie if it was the right role and if it was the right script, because I would be taking time away from music to tell a big grand story, and spend all of my time and pouring all of my emotions into being someone else. So for me to do that, it would have to be a story
- Taylor Swift
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 love to play music. So why endanger that with something like drugs?
- Dave Grohl
Music can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable.
- Leonard Bernstein
Leaders must encourage their organizations to dance to forms of music yet to be heard.
- Warren G. Bennis
I am happy to make money. I want to make more money, make more music, eat Big Macs and drink Budweisers.
- Kid Rock
Big companies are like marching bands. Even if half the band is playing random notes, it still sounds kind of like music. The concealment of failure is built into them.
- Douglas Coupland
Music should probably provide answers in terms of lyrical content, and giving people a sense of togetherness and oneness, as opposed to being alone in their thoughts and dilemmas or regrets or happiness or whatever.
- Peabo Bryson
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
Rock and Roll: Music for the neck downwards.
- Keith Richards
The more a race is governed by its passions, the less it has acquired the habit of cautious and reasoned argument, the more intense will be its love of music.
- Stendhal
Music is the soundtrack to the crappy movie that is my life.
- Chris Rock
I think the drummer should sit back there and play some drums, and never mind about the tunes. Just get up there and wail behind whoever is sitting up there playing the solo. And this is what is lacking, definitely lacking in music today.
- Buddy Rich
I learnt a whole lot from my mother. About music, relationships, being a good person, loving people, the whole of life. I learnt about everything from her. Every single day I think about her. All through the day.
- R. Kelly
I believe that music is another form of news. Music is another form of journalism to me so I have to cover all the areas with my album.
- Lil Wayne
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
Rock and roll music - the music of freedom frightens people and unleashes all manner of conservative defense mechanisms.
- Salman Rushdie
The romantic embrace can only be compared with music and with prayer.
- Havelock Ellis
I never gave up on country music because I knew what I was doing was not that bad.
- Willie Nelson
A lot of country music is sad.
- Willie Nelson
Why do musicians give so much time to charitable causes? The most humanitarian cause that we can give our time to is the creation and performance of music itself.
- Billy Joel
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