118 Music Quotes

I actually write my own music whenever I have a chance. I play guitar and sing.
— alexander ludwig

My heart lies in music and acting, however, my inspiration comes from adrenaline rush I get from sports… and life.
— alexander ludwig

Even though music is something I travel around doing, it is also a very private thing. A sort of escapism.
— agnes obel

There was a time when the music fell silent. Both within me and around me.
— agnetha faltskog

Music is love, love is music, music is life, and I love my life. Thank you and good night.
— a j mclean

We like to think of film and music as art, but actually art is something that is not restricted.
— ahmed best

I would like to continue making music and acting in projects that give me a lot of satisfaction.
— alicia machado



The idea of music is to liberate the listener and lead him to a frame where he feels he is elevated.
— a r rahman

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

To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable.
— aaron copland

I wanted to be able to play guitar. I wanted to be able to make music hurt.
— alexis korner

Audiences respond in entirely different ways. One thing is unanimous – music binds us altogether.
— aleksey igudesman

I love Sly Stone and James Brown and Stevie Wonder, and I want my music to reflect some of that.
— al jarreau

I want to make music that will make the blood surge in your veins, music that will get people up and dance.
— alex kapranos

My parents played the radio, but music was never an obsession or something that I thought I could call a career.
— abigail washburn

Most of all I want to make pop music that has something real behind it.
— alex winston

My style is part of the music I like, the bands I see, the people I surround myself with, the places I go to.
— alice dellal

I just think, certainly for live music it should look as good as it sounds.
— adam ant

I always try to make the music that I like and think my fans will like.
— alan jackson

The greatest thing about music is everyone has their own style, and I respect all styles of music.
— adam hicks

I listen to crazy, robust rock music where they sing their faces off, and soul music, which can be similar.
— adam lambert

I was a big fan of Middle Eastern elements of music and experimental electronic and tribal sounds.
— adam lambert

I was stuck with looking like a girl. As soon as I got out of music it was straight off to the hairdressers.
— adam rickitt



Dancing and music were my first love. I was happiest at being a chorus boy.
— adam shankman

I love love songs. But I love pop music as well: Girls Aloud, Kylie, the Spice Girls, East 17, Mika.
— adele

If I had girls to educate I would not have them learn both music and drawing.
— anna seward

Creating music is a wonderful way to celebrate our devotion for Lord Shiva.
— amish tripathi

India is a musical country, so it would appear obvious to use our collective passion for music to promote a book.
— amish tripathi

I am terrified at the thought that so much hideous and bad music will be put on records forever.
— arthur sullivan

I just think music is such a beautiful thing. It lifts the heart and buoys up your spirits – all kinds of music.
— amy grant

It was very interesting for me because DNA made music without much technical knowledge at all.
— arto lindsay

My biggest dream from the beginning – besides Evanescence – is scoring film and writing music for film.
— amy lee

I think music on television is just uniformly dreadful. It is mundane, it says nothing.
— amy sherman palladino

I really started writing music to challenge myself, to see what I could write.
— amy winehouse

I remain loyal to Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert in music and to Shakespeare and Jane Austen in literature.
— anne stevenson

With the advent of radio and recording, music became an industry rather than just a tradition.
— arlo guthrie

I love inspirational R&B, like Mary J. Blige and Jennifer Hudson. I want to do that. That kind of music stays with you.
— ashthon jones

I want to continue to do music and stay on the stage because I love the stage. And I want to continue to write songs.
— ashthon jones

I got into house music thanks to Dutch master mixer Ben Liebrand and my friends at school.
— armin van buuren

I think music is the most phenomenal platform for intellectual thought.
— annie lennox



I write music because I love it. Sometimes more than anything in the world.
— ansel elgort

I do believe that music has an intense power to connect us together, to inspire us to become ourselves.
— ani difranco

For me, making music is a continuous learning experience, and I think that it feeds itself.
— atticus ross

Always, however brutal an age may actually have been, its style transmits its music only.
— andre malraux

Falling in Place was meant to be very much rooted in a place and time, and music was a part of that.
— ann beattie

Elliott Carter does not write the kind of music that the kids go off to school whistling.
— andre previn

We should make decisions in life with our hearts, not our brains, not only in music but in daily life.
— andre rieu

Even in the most beautiful music there are some silences, which are there so we can witness the importance of silence.
— andrea bocelli

Women in music have always been associated with pop – with prettiness, theatricality, melodic hooks and dance beats.
— ann powers

If music leaves any impression at all, it does so without regard to stylistic issues.
— aulis sallinen

As a teenager I was obsessed with music and with writing and performing songs.
— anthony minghella

Dance music is like a virus: it has affected so many different genres.
— avicii

Inspiration for my music just comes from, you know, my life experiences.
— avril lavigne

I hated most music in the 1970s, especially disco, but Bowie was edgier.
— anton du beke

I guess my music taste is pretty predictable: I like new indie rock stuff, older stuff.
— aziz ansari

This land is your land and this land is my land, sure, but the world is run by those that never listen to music anyway.
— bob dylan

I went to underground music studios. In the studios, I learned that you can make a movie without a permit.
— bahman ghobadi

All the great political music was made at the height of political confrontations.
— billy bragg

Education is my next big thing. When music and art were taken out of the schools, I went berserk!
— bette midler

In a weird kind of way, music has afforded me an idealism and perfectionism that I could never attain as me.
— billy corgan

My intent for EPs – and, really, my philosophy on my music – is that every single song has to be worth it.
— betty who

We simply write the kind of music we enjoy most and hope that our audience will enjoy it too.
— benny anderson

Prior to that, I had associated this music with older people, like my father.
— benny green

I wanted to be famous for my music and my talent, and I always wished I could cut it out when I left the stage.
— beyonce knowles

I got into house music thanks to Dutch master mixer Ben Liebrand and my friends at school. Armin van Buuren
— ben affleck

I have done lots of music projects in my life and some of them I am more proud of than others.
— ben barnes

Very often I suspend my musical sensibilities to enjoy music as a fan.
— billy sheehan

So I was always around music and my dad was in his own way a progressive jazzer, a big band jazzer guy.
— billy sherwood

My music is the essence of Detroit. At one time, we were the center of the world, man – Motor City.
— big sean

I wanted to give people a taste of my own music through the sound and style of my covers.
— birdy

My family owns a music store in Claremont, California, called The Claremont Folk Music Center.
— ben harper

I seldom play in a trio, but acoustic music is likely to be lighter, quicker, and quieter.
— bill bruford

But what I think my emphasis is, is on the fact that I like music a lot.
— bill bruford

I went to music school, and I guess I was a difficult, know-it-all type of student.
— bjork

I am a musician. My passion for music has obliterated everything in its path for my entire life.
— barry manilow

No one person or material thing could ever come close to the feeling I get when the music is right.
— barry manilow

My style of music is the great American songbook meets the pop world of the Seventies and Eighties.
— barry manilow

Whenever there was a choice between music and anything else, music won hands down every time.
— barry manilow

I organized Sweet Honey In The Rock in 1973. The music was sanity and balance.
— bernice johnson reagon

I probably have the crappiest tattoo – not only in country music – but maybe the world.
— blake shelton

I got private lessons in keyboard at Julliard, before New England Conservatory of Music in Boston.
— bernie worrell

My favorite artist in the world is Michael Jackson, and he revolutionized the music video aspect of music. Chance The Rapper
— bo jackson

I love sad songs. They say so much. I love country music but even the happy songs sound really sad.
— beth ditto

From the beginning, I wanted to make dance music with a human element to it.
— beth orton

I was really lucky that I came to puberty at a time when music and politics were completely intertwined.
— bob geldof

I always listen to a lot of different music when I am working on a project.
— bill wyman

With the Rhythm Kings, I can involve myself in arranging and producing the music as well as the choice of songs.
— bill wyman

Music is more than just listening to it. People use the music for them protection at times.
— burning spear

Art makes us human, music makes us human, and I deeply feel that science makes us human.
— brian greene

We were the rebels of the music industry so we wanted to write a rebellious song.
— brian harvey

Even in junior high, I always knew I had a talent for music and I knew I could make money that way.
— bob seger

I just sort of try to be a good person; try to write music that lifts people and makes me feel good to sing.
— carole king

Music is a lens through which to see who we are. Every phrase of every piece of music is trying to tell a story.
— charles hazlewood

Classical music has become rarefied, like a maiden aunt that nobody wants to talk to.
— charles hazlewood

Placebo is music for outsiders, by outsiders and our gigs are like conventions of outcasts, which is cool.
— brian molko

I like to be with my friends and my family, listen to music and read books. Things like that relax me.
— caroline wozniacki

Bobby Womack is always very real, both with his music and as a person. Etta James
— bobby darin

The gift of song is just like… I think music is one of those true things in this world that is universal.
— charles king

I love the power of words – no music or special effects – and I want to demonstrate that power.
— chuck palahniuk

I have always loved Scottish music – all sorts of Celtic, Gaelic music.
— carter burwell

How does my music connect to an audience? That is just a complete mystery to me.
— carter burwell

My music is an extension of who I am and what I went through and what I know musically.
— casey james

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

I never saw music in terms of men and women or black and white. There was just cool and uncool.
— bonnie raitt

People dance and we have a lot of music and… this might be the closet I get for a while.
— cameron crowe

People love events – they love performances, they love music – and I think Australians are great entertainers.
— cate blanchett

The music of the most popular operas is so highly esteemed, it can stand endless revivals.
— bruce beresford

My songwriting and my style became more complex as I listened, learned, borrowed and stole and put my music together.
— boz scaggs

A musician has to find a way to make his music mean something special – spiritually or however you can.
— charlie byrd

With the Internet, bands can come and go every five minutes and the music looks disposable.
— bruce dickinson

Games have has as much an impact on Hollywood filmmaking as MTV music videos did.
— bruce feirstein

I have a ballet barre in my gym. I turn the music up so loud that the walls are pulsating, and I go for it for an hour.
— catherine zeta jones

Country music has become the music that best represents the reality of American life.
— brad paisley

I think you can see that in the show. Music was my touchstone. Music is still much more important to me.
— bruce mcculloch

We used to listen to all the marvelous operas on records. Music was a very important part of our lives.
— charlotte rae

If your music is great, you will have fans, not because you have spent time chatting on social media.
— bryan adams

But when you get music and words together, that can be a very powerful thing.
— bryan ferry

I started out doing music videos and photography, and I always loved writing.
— brendan fletcher

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