Music has always been my back door to life. It is important for people to find something that excites them. I like the concept that if you do what excites you, you will be rewarded generously, whatever form reward takes, which is not necessarily money.
- Brandon Boyd
Music is the refuge of souls ulcerated by happiness.
- Emile M. Cioran
Cinematography is infinite in its possibilities... much more so than music or language.
- Conrad Hall
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
Placebo is music for outsiders, by outsiders and our gigs are like conventions of outcasts, which is cool.
- Brian Molko
The only things Mick and I disagree about is the band, the music and what we do.
- Keith Richards
Music, when soft voices die Vibrates in the memory.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley
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.
What is music. A passion for colonies not a love of country.
- Gertrude Stein
Music must take rank as the highest of the fine arts - as the one which, more than any other, ministers to the human spirit.
- Herbert Spencer
Nothing pleases me more than to go into a room and come out with a piece of music.
- Paul McCartney
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
Music is a lady that I still love because she gives me the air that I breathe. We need all sorts of nourishment. And music satisfies and nourishes the hunger within ourselves for connection and harmony.
- Cat Stevens
Learning music by reading about it is like making love by mail.
- Luciano Pavarotti
Please write music like Wagner, only louder.
- Samuel Goldwyn
Good music is very close to primitive language.
- Denis Diderot
The music business is motivated by money. Music is motivated by energy and feelings.
- Erykah Badu
Music is therapy. Music moves people. It connects people in ways that no other medium can. It pulls heart strings. It acts as medicine.
Music was important. Football was the easy part.
- Zinedine Zidane
Music is the effort we make to explain to ourselves how our brains work. We listen to Bach transfixed because this is listening to a human mind.
- Lewis Thomas
A painter paints his pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence. We provide the music, and you provide the silence.
- Leopold Stokowski
But I feel music has a very important role in ritual activity, and that being able to join in musical activity, along with dancing, could have been necessary at a very early stage of human culture.
- E. O. Wilson
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
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
Pop music will never be low brow.
- Lady Gaga
I write music every day.
- Lady Gaga
I just want to keep writing music.
- Lady Gaga
Everything we release with Tool is inspired by our music.
- Maynard James Keenan
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
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.
I happened to come along in the music business when there was no trend.
- Elvis Presley
Metal is still the biggest music now in America.
- Sebastian Bach
I was born and trained to communicate music, just as the sons were born and trained to hunt, and I was lucky to have grown up in Hungary, a country that lives and breathes music-that has a passionate belief in the power of music as a celebration of life.
- Georg Solti
My dad, bless him, was a musician. And his dad had thought that his music was rubbish.
- Paul McCartney
I guess you could say I devoted myself so strongly to my music that for awhile I forgot about my family. But I only get one set of parents, and I think I forgot about that for a little while.
- Lady Gaga
Poetry and music are very good friends. Like mommies and daddies and strawberries and cream - they go together.
- Nikki Giovanni
We are at a crossroads in the music business: with the rise of the internet, the world we live in has changed, and the past is not coming back. But I see the glass as half-full: the internet and social networking are new avenues for the next Bob Dylan to be born on.
- Jon Bon Jovi
I want my music to do the explaining.
- Demi Lovato
I turned to music originally because of my past and needing a release or an outlet to get out anger or frustration or hurt.
- Christina Aguilera
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.
- George Byron
One and the same thing can at the same time be good, bad, and indifferent, e.g., music is good to the melancholy, bad to those who mourn, and neither good nor bad to the deaf.
- Baruch Spinoza
Music is like a huge release of tension.
- James Taylor
Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing.
- John Erskine
Music and silence combine strongly because music is done with silence, and silence is full of music.
- Marcel Marceau
Beethoven can write music, thank God, but he can do nothing else on earth.
- Ludwig van Beethoven
Pop changes week to week, month to month. But great music is like literature.
- Ravi Shankar
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
Inspiration for my music just comes from, you know, my life experiences.
- Avril Lavigne
There are only two things worth aiming for, good music and a clean conscience.
- Paul Hindemith
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
I think music is the most phenomenal platform for intellectual thought.
- Annie Lennox
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 the silence between the notes.
- Claude Debussy
Music is the emotional life of most people.
- Leonard Cohen
Music can be made anywhere, is invisible and does not smell.
- W. H. Auden
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.
- Salma Hayek