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Musician quotes by Olga Korbut
#1. Then I was lucky I met with my future husband, and I started new life with my husband, and I was happy again. He was a musician. I start to travel with him through Europe also and around the former Soviet Union. #Quote by Olga Korbut
Musician quotes by W.A. Mathieu
#2. Only to the degree that a musician is healing himself or herself through music can a listener be healed. #Quote by W.A. Mathieu
Musician quotes by Brendon Urie
#3. You can't just be a musician; you have to be an entertainer and perform and act just to hit the bar. #Quote by Brendon Urie
Musician quotes by Randy Sandke
#4. To date, [Wynton] Marsalis has received a total of nine Grammy Awards; a Pulitzer Prize (the first ever awarded to a jazz musician) ... and twenty-nine honorary degrees, including Columbia, Brown, Princeton and Yale; the National Medal of Arts; and numerous awards from other countries. #Quote by Randy Sandke
Musician quotes by Theodore Bikel
#5. I am first, and foremost, an actor. That's what I am. To me, a song is a mini-drama. My musical ability informs the actor as well because it gives me a sense of timing that non-musicians don't have. So, one hand washes the other. #Quote by Theodore Bikel
Musician quotes by Joseph Fink
#6. Diane sometimes hears that Troy is an actuary. Sometimes she hears Troy is a florist. Sometimes she hears Troy is a cop, a toll collector, a professor, a musician, a stand-up comedian. Once, she heard a terrible rumor he became a librarian but she could not imagine Troy becoming the darkest of evil beasts no matter what he had done to her. Is it even possible for a human to become a librarian? #Quote by Joseph Fink
Musician quotes by Grant Evans
#7. I'm having to cope with the fact that some people might consider me a musician. #Quote by Grant Evans
Musician quotes by Charles De Lint
#8. Stone walls confine a tinker; cold iron binds a witch; but a musician's music can never be fettered, for it lives first in her heart and mind. #Quote by Charles De Lint
Musician quotes by Patti Smith
#9. I'm not really a musician. I'm a performer, and I love rock n' roll. I've embraced rock n' roll because it encompasses all the things I'm interested in: poetry, revolution, sexuality, political activism - all of these things can be found in rock n' roll. #Quote by Patti Smith
Musician quotes by Ronee Blakley
#10. Singers, musicians, and songwriters don't want to use the word "acting" because we want it to be more real than that - we want it to come from us: naturally, truly, really. #Quote by Ronee Blakley
Musician quotes by Gloria Estefan
#11. Getting this caliber of musicians together [for "90 Millas" CD in September of 2007] is almost impossible to do again. #Quote by Gloria Estefan
Musician quotes by Chad Smith
#12. I had sort of exhausted all the avenues playing in Detroit. So again, through the stewardship of my brother, I ended up in California and went to the Musicians Institute in L.A. I wanted to get better as a player. #Quote by Chad Smith
Musician quotes by Gloria E Anzaldua
#13. Write with your eyes like painters, with your ears like musicians, with your feet like dancers. You are the truthsayer with quill and torch. Write with your tongues of fire. Don't let the pen banish you from yourself. #Quote by Gloria E Anzaldua
Musician quotes by Plato
#14. In my opinion it's preferable for me to be a musician with an out-of-tune lyre or a choir-leader with a cacophonous choir, and it's preferable for almost everyone in the world to find my beliefs misguided and wrong, rather than for just one person - me - to contradict and clash with myself. #Quote by Plato
Musician quotes by Walter Russell
#15. Your body is merely a machine made to express the thoughts that flow through you and nothing more. It is but an instrument for you to express your imagings just as a piano is an instrument for a musician to express his imagings. Just as the piano is not the musician, so, likewise, your body is not you. #Quote by Walter Russell
Musician quotes by Wesley Eisold
#16. There isn't a difference between how I feel in the world and how I feel as a musician, or someone who writes. They are one in the same. It's just a different presentation. #Quote by Wesley Eisold
Musician quotes by Bruce Springsteen
#17. Clarence once mentioned to me during a negotiation but he should be paid not only for playing but for being Clarence. #Quote by Bruce Springsteen
Musician quotes by Ben Rector
#18. It's crazy to think of myself as a musician. It's ridiculous that I get to do it, and I don't necessarily mean music. Getting to do something you really enjoy as a job is an incredible privilege, I think. I still don't really feel like a musician outside of the actual music. #Quote by Ben Rector
Musician quotes by Nora Archibald Smith
#19. The courtiers all agreed with the Court musician, and the Emperor commanded him to show it to the people on the following Saturday, and let them hear it sing. This he did, and the Chinese people felt so pleased and happy they all nodded their heads and shook their forefingers and said "Ah!" Only the fishermen, who had heard the real bird sing, #Quote by Nora Archibald Smith
Musician quotes by Flea
#20. As a musician I'm about expressing what's inside, and I think everyone has a song in them that they need to get out, whatever their gig is. #Quote by Flea
Musician quotes by D. A. Pennebaker
#21. I kind of liked the idea of filming musicians. I could like a musician and know, at the same time, maybe nobody else maybe liked them much or appreciated them. #Quote by D. A. Pennebaker
Musician quotes by Conrad Hall
#22. I suppose I would still be a communicator, maybe a musician. #Quote by Conrad Hall
Musician quotes by Cat Cora
#23. I want to talk to the bullied kids of the world. Tell them to hang on, it will get better. Know that an 'Iron Chef,' actors, musicians, artists and all successful people have probably been bullied in their life. And the best part of your life is yet to come. Whatever it takes to live, do it! #Quote by Cat Cora
Musician quotes by Harvey Pekar
#24. I'm as big as snob as they come, but money is a terrible barometer of a person's worth. The standard I used is what a person is choosing to do with his life. So for me a struggling musician (someone dedicated to their craft, not some slacker) is much better than some lame investment banker. And the fact that she lied seemed like she was ashamed. She dismissed my anger as if I were overreacting. #Quote by Harvey Pekar
Musician quotes by Artie Shaw
#25. 'Swing' is an adjective or a verb, not a noun. All jazz musicians should swing. There is no such thing as a 'swing band' in music. #Quote by Artie Shaw
Musician quotes by Johnny Marr
#26. Andy Rourke and I had been playing together from 14 or 15, and we had a very great musical chemistry. Andy's just a very respected and unusual musician. #Quote by Johnny Marr
Musician quotes by David Sylvian
#27. People are afraid to ask musicians to be involved in projects because they anticipate being turned down. Young artists hesitate before contacting me. People in my position don't get approached often enough. #Quote by David Sylvian
Musician quotes by Jason Gray
#28. want to live like there's no tomorrow. Love like I'm on borrowed time. It's good to be alive." ~ Musician Jason Gray #Quote by Jason Gray
Musician quotes by Troy Andrews
#29. As I was a kid, I had a bunch of musicians, they always told me that I should listen to all styles of music and try to play all styles and be authentic at it, if I can, because you never know who's gonna call you. This was coming from fellow horn players who would get the call to play with different types of people. Since I was a kid, that was just something I was always interested in. #Quote by Troy Andrews
Musician quotes by Bob Brookmeyer
#30. Once in a while, a teacher gets rewarded with a brilliant student. My two years with Dan Szabo at the New England Conservatory were indeed a gift
he is a pianist with unlimited potential and a composer that makes my heart sing. I deeply feel that he is an important musician for the coming years. #Quote by Bob Brookmeyer
Musician quotes by Franz Liszt
#31. We need improvement in the style of performance. There is no more advantage in a musician who plays and conducts than in one who is only a beater of rhythm. #Quote by Franz Liszt
Musician quotes by Ray Wylie Hubbard
#32. I started out as a folk singer, and kinda got sidetracked playin' honky tonks and such, but I was always a working musician. I didn't want to be Townes Van Zandt or Guy Clark, but I wanted to play in front of their audiences, you know what I mean? #Quote by Ray Wylie Hubbard
Musician quotes by Charlotte Eriksson
#33. Why I write music? Because it hurts not to. #Quote by Charlotte Eriksson
Musician quotes by Serj Tankian
#34. I've worked with some great orchestras and amazing classical musicians, but I don't like the conceptualization of classical music as an elitist form of art. #Quote by Serj Tankian
Musician quotes by Wayne Gerard Trotman
#35. Music is nectar for the soul. #Quote by Wayne Gerard Trotman
Musician quotes by Nick Cannon
#36. I'm a musician. I play instruments. I dabble in the hip-hop field. That doesn't take vocal ability necessarily. #Quote by Nick Cannon
Musician quotes by Yo-Yo Ma
#37. Jazz has been such a force in music, that any musician, including classical composers, have been influenced, and obviously performers, also. #Quote by Yo-Yo Ma
Musician quotes by Nico Muhly
#38. As a composer you want to tell musicians two completely contradictory things. You want to say, "Play exactly what I wrote, but bring your own thing to it." In a lot of ways they feel like opposites, but in a sense, my job is to cajole or encourage decisions that I approve of. #Quote by Nico Muhly
Musician quotes by John Lydon
#39. The so-called alleged 'art' of the video - well, the video has killed the radio star, but the video star killed the live musician, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera. #Quote by John Lydon
Musician quotes by Rosanne Cash
#40. More and more, I see myself as a folk musician, and someone who values context. #Quote by Rosanne Cash
Musician quotes by Marcel Proust
#41. He knew that the very memory of the piano falsified still further the perspective in which he saw the elements of music, that the field open to the musician is not a miserable stave of seven notes, but an immeasurable keyboard (still almost entirely unknown) on which, here and there only, separated by the thick darkness of its unexplored tracts, some few among the millions of keys of tenderness, of passion, of courage, of serenity, which compose it, each one differing from all the rest as one universe differs from another, have been discovered by a few great artists who do us the service, when they awaken in us the emotion corresponding to the theme they have discovered, of showing us what richness, what variety lies hidden, unknown to us, in that vast, unfathomed and forbidding night of our soul which we take to be an impenetrable void. #Quote by Marcel Proust
Musician quotes by Anu Lal
#42. The struggle for a life extracts all our attention, and leaves us blind, deaf, dumb and senseless. The writer, the artist, the musician vanishes, without even the charity of a proper cremation. At this point words become formless sounds, and thoughts run out of paper and jump out of the terra firma and fly in the air, forcing us to find someone to share them with, someone who could understand. The fear of wasting words is the worst kind of it, only a writer knows. #Quote by Anu Lal
Musician quotes by Billy Sherwood
#43. I grew up in a very musical family, my father was a musician and a big band leader and made records. #Quote by Billy Sherwood
Musician quotes by Tyler Joseph
#44. Don't let the fear of unhappiness cripple your pursuit of finding what you believe. #Quote by Tyler Joseph
Musician quotes by Ernst Haas
#45. You become things, you become an atmosphere, and if you become it, which means you incorporate it within you, you can also give it back. You can put this feeling into a picture. A painter can do it. And a musician can do it and I think a photographer can do that too and that I would call the dreaming with open eyes. #Quote by Ernst Haas
Musician quotes by John Berendt
#46. Someone once wrote that musicians are touched on the shoulder by God, and I think it's true. You can make other people happy with music, but you can make yourself happy too. Because of my music, I have never known loneliness and never been depressed. #Quote by John Berendt
Musician quotes by Stan Getz
#47. When I got this saxophone, it became a religion. There wasn't TV, there wasn't much money, and there was just a real dedication ... I never thought of it as an art. It was just work that I loved. Not just work, but work that I loved. I loved it so much, I would play it if nobody listened to it. Any jazz musician, if there's nobody around to listen, would play just for the sheer joy of improvising music. #Quote by Stan Getz
Musician quotes by Freddie Gibbs
#48. I don't think you can be a good musician if you just listen to rap, or just the [type of music] you do. You gotta be open to other ideas. #Quote by Freddie Gibbs
Musician quotes by Ziggy Marley
#49. I like Flea, I like him as a musician. #Quote by Ziggy Marley
Musician quotes by Vic Fuentes
#50. Self-harm is an addiction and it's serious whether it's 5 cuts or 100. I myself have dealt with self-harm. I was young and alone and got beat up on all the time, and I cut to ease the pain. I realized I wasn't the only one I hurt when I cut. I found out to wait it out that it gets better. I wrote music instead of going to the blade. I found out that my little brother Mike looked up to me and I wanted to change for him. So to the fans that cut or use anything to do with self-harm, promise me tonight that you will throw away all the blades and go to what you love instead of the blade. I believe you can do it. I will be here if you feel like giving in. I love you guys so so much. #Quote by Vic Fuentes
Musician quotes by Bobby McFerrin
#51. To be a musician, you have to be honest ... to be honest ... to be honest. #Quote by Bobby McFerrin
Musician quotes by Squarepusher
#52. Stereotyping and generating brands around musicians I think contributes to their eventual demise. #Quote by Squarepusher
Musician quotes by Ozzy Osbourne
#53. I love you all; I love you more than life itself, but you're all fucking mad. #Quote by Ozzy Osbourne
Musician quotes by John Sebastian
#54. First of all, I think that is true, if you are a musician, particularly on the come, that you do have to end up in one of these musical centers, some way, to be viable, saleable and so on. #Quote by John Sebastian
Musician quotes by Miles Davis
#55. When you work with great musicians, they are always a part of you ... their spirits are walking around in me, so they're still here and passing it on to others. #Quote by Miles Davis
Musician quotes by Ryan Holiday
#56. Especially when the leaders in your supposed community make it clear that that is exactly how they feel about you when it comes down to the crunch. But no, ignore that. It is in this moment that we must show the true strength of will within us. A few years ago, in the middle of the financial crisis, the artist and musician Henry Rollins managed to express this deeply human obligation better than millennia of religious doctrine ever have: #Quote by Ryan Holiday
Musician quotes by Freeman
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Musician quotes by Haruki Murakami
#58. So for all that we might speak words in each other's vicinity, this could never develop into anything that could be called a conversation. It was as though we were speaking in different languages. If the Dalai Lama were on his deathbed and the jazz musician Eric Dolphy were to try to explain to him the importance of choosing one's engine oil in accordance with changes in the sound of the bass clarinet, that exchange might have been more worthwhile and effective than my conversations with Noboru Wataya. #Quote by Haruki Murakami
Musician quotes by Patti Smith
#59. Ornette Coleman is a real musician. He takes all of the things he's thinking about in the world - which is a whole universe upon universe - and translates this into music. #Quote by Patti Smith
Musician quotes by Dhani Harrison
#60. My dad used to say to me, 'You look more like me than I do.' #Quote by Dhani Harrison
Musician quotes by Jazmine Sullivan
#61. The person I would trust the most is my mom. She's just really creative ... She's a playwright and she's a musician. #Quote by Jazmine Sullivan
Musician quotes by Steve Vai
#62. I knew that I was going to have a life as a musician, because I always felt the pull. I don't remember ever having to make a choice. #Quote by Steve Vai
Musician quotes by Chick Corea
#63. Every time I see a musician - it doesn't matter what age - that inspires me, there's always a secret little wish that maybe we'll play together, because that's how I learn and grow and so forth, you know. But hopefully there's a lot more. #Quote by Chick Corea
Musician quotes by Chantal Kreviazuk
#64. Of course, I would be depressed sometimes, and my Mom would be worried about me because I would just sleep to escape. Cause I was so scared of being a musician or artist, or whatever you want to call it. #Quote by Chantal Kreviazuk
Musician quotes by Michael Jackson
#65. I'm not a comedian. I'm not a show host. I'm a musician. That's why I've turned down offers to host the Grammy Awards and the American Music Awards. Is it really entertaining for me to get up there and crack a few weak jokes and force people to laugh because I'm Michael Jackson, when I know in my heart that I'm not funny? #Quote by Michael Jackson
Musician quotes by Shirley Manson
#66. A lot of my friends are artists or musicians or single parent families and I'm totally aware of how difficult it is for them to make ends meet. #Quote by Shirley Manson
Musician quotes by Marty Robbins
#67. I'm not a real good musician, but I can write [a song] pretty well. I experiment once in a while to see what I can do. I find out the best I can do is stay with ballads. #Quote by Marty Robbins
Musician quotes by Edward Amani
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Musician quotes by Anthony Burgess
#69. The ideal reader of my novels is a lapsed Catholic and failed musician, short-sighted, colour-blind, auditorily biased, who has read the books that I have read. #Quote by Anthony Burgess
Musician quotes by M.I.A.
#70. I don't consider myself a musician. I'm an artist. #Quote by M.I.A.
Musician quotes by Rich Hall
#71. When you go to work, if your name is on the building, you're rich. If your name is on your desk, you're middle class. And if your name is on your shirt, you're poor. #Quote by Rich Hall
Musician quotes by James McBride
#72. Writer or a musician, not knowing that it was possible #Quote by James McBride
Musician quotes by William Kingdon Clifford
#73. There is no scientific discoverer, no poet, no painter, no musician, who will not tell you that he found ready made his discovery or poem or picture - that it came to him from outside, and that he did not consciously create it from within. #Quote by William Kingdon Clifford
Musician quotes by Patrick Rothfuss
#74. You see, a laurel needs to grow. I can't do much about that. But I can keep the rain off a few musicians heads, can't I?" A sly smile wound it's way onto his face. "So God will tend the laurels and keep them wet. And I will tend the players and keep them dry. And wiser minds than mine will decide when to bring the two together." -Count Threpe #Quote by Patrick Rothfuss
Musician quotes by Mark  Vaughan
#75. I learned that I knew it (there are some things in life, you knew before you could put the words to them, for me, this was one) upon first seeing the film Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and hearing Lawrence Jamieson (Michael Caine) utter these words:

Freddy, as a younger man, I was a sculptor, a painter, and a musician. There was just one problem: I wasn't very good. As a matter of fact, I was dreadful. I finally came to the frustrating conclusion that I had taste and style, but not talent. I knew my limitations. We all have our limitations, Freddy. Fortunately, I discovered that taste and style were commodities that people desired. Freddy, what I am saying is: know your limitations. You are a moron. #Quote by Mark Vaughan
Musician quotes by Shelby Lynne
#76. A great hang is mandatory. But in all of my years as a traveling musician, on a whole it's been pretty damn magical. There have been a couple duds along the way, but most time, I'm in awe of the guys who want to play on my records. #Quote by Shelby Lynne
Musician quotes by Donal Henahan
#77. It might be argued that genuine spontaneity is not really possible or desirable so long as printed scores of great works exist. All modern musicians are, for better or worse, prisoners of Gutenberg. #Quote by Donal Henahan
Musician quotes by Mike Birbiglia
#78. Backup dancers are completely respectable. They're the studio musicians of dance. #Quote by Mike Birbiglia
Musician quotes by Keli Goff
#79. Playing the sex object may not be dangerous for Miley Cyrus, with her bodyguards to protect her, but for a 13-year-old girl hanging out at a party at night, it can be. So I think it's fair to say to musicians: "Objectifying yourself is not the best choice." #Quote by Keli Goff
Musician quotes by John McLaughlin
#80. Spirituality is worthless if it's not practical. Music is my work. I am a musician. #Quote by John McLaughlin
Musician quotes by Eddie Vedder
#81. I'm an example of someone who never made it to university. I did have this dream to be a musician. I felt that this dream had an expiration date. #Quote by Eddie Vedder
Musician quotes by Tupac Shakur
#82. Driving by my ambitions, desire higher positions, to see eternally and my mission, to be more than just a rap musician. #Quote by Tupac Shakur
Musician quotes by James S.A. Corey
#83. She felt like a world-class musician standing before a full auditorium and handed a kazoo. #Quote by James S.A. Corey
Musician quotes by Amanda Palmer
#84. I'd actually say that every musician is a human being, and that not everybody likes being social. But with music, there are all these ingredients to the business that have nothing to do with writing songs or playing an instrument. #Quote by Amanda Palmer
Musician quotes by A.C. Newman
#85. As a musician, my job is incredibly easy, and it's a good one, but I've got to work at it occasionally. #Quote by A.C. Newman
Musician quotes by Green Day
#86. I have a daughter and she's the greatest thing that ever happened to me. She gives me a good excuse to watch cartoons. #Quote by Green Day
Musician quotes by Ellie Goulding
#87. It took time to really build myself a reputation as a good live performer, a musician and an artist. #Quote by Ellie Goulding
Musician quotes by Geddy Lee
#88. I have always felt I was more accurately a Hard Rock musician. #Quote by Geddy Lee
Musician quotes by Arnold Palmer
#89. It is not a dreamlike state, but the somehow insulated state, that a great musician achieves in a great performance. He's aware of where he is and what he's doing, but his mind is on the playing of the instrument with an internal sense of rightness. #Quote by Arnold Palmer
Musician quotes by Jim Sinclair
#90. The expertise displayed by each musician is jaw-dropping and it's matched by their sensitivity and taste ... Lizzy Hoyt displays equal mastery of the fiddle, harp and guitar, complemented by an otherworldly voice. To top it off, she comes across as a truly natural and relaxed, people loving performer. #Quote by Jim Sinclair
Musician quotes by Marion Cotillard
#91. I'm not a real musician. If you give me a bass guitar and you ask me to improvise something, or even be with some musicians and follow them, I wouldn't be able to do it. And I want to change that. I want to be able to be in a group and take my guitar and play with them, without someone showing me, "Okay, you're going to do this and that," because music has always been a big part of my life. #Quote by Marion Cotillard
Musician quotes by Paul Weller
#92. A lot of young artists and musicians that we work with, you think they're gonna want to come in and buy the rock star-looking leather jacket - whatever it is that you think they're gonna want. They all want a suit. They want a tuxedo jacket, they want a suit. They don't want to look like their dad in it, but they want a suit. #Quote by Paul Weller
Musician quotes by Katie Lowes
#93. Acting is a growing tick muscle. I really believe that it's similar to being a musician in that the more you practice it in any capacity, as much as you practice doing it every day, the better you get. #Quote by Katie Lowes
Musician quotes by Brendan Fraser
#94. I still don't understand the music industry that much. Everything I learned was from hanging out with rock musicians in studios. I certainly have respect for those who make music their livelihood. #Quote by Brendan Fraser
Musician quotes by Troy Andrews
#95. Bourbon Street is like playing, a tourist, you know? It's just a tourist attraction ... those musicians on Bourbon Street, they play all day. They might start at 12 noon and end at 3 in the morning, like, it's like sets, like a job. You go play, take a break, play again, take a break, then later on that night, the club gets busier, then you play some more. There's pride. They're a group of great musicians- and they're holding it down. #Quote by Troy Andrews
Musician quotes by Andrew Bird
#96. There's been this perception that Europeans still hold on to, that they discover the real talented ones in American culture and give them proper credit and that's not true anymore - it used to be. A lot of jazz musicians would get respect in Europe. #Quote by Andrew Bird
Musician quotes by Susan Tedeschi
#97. Clear Channel owns all the major radio stations and venues. Most musicians aren't aware that a few people control so much of what we hear ... #Quote by Susan Tedeschi
Musician quotes by John Powell
#98. Playing is much, much harder than composing in my opinion, becoming a player. If you want to be a player for all your life either you decide not to do it professionally and just enjoy it and just do it every weekend, but if you want to be a professional musician- hardest thing I could imagine and I really wasn't capable of doing it. #Quote by John Powell
Musician quotes by Mark Twain
#99. We often feel sad in the presence of music without words; and often more than that in the presence of music without music. #Quote by Mark Twain
Musician quotes by Trevor Horn
#100. When we started making electronic music I imagined that the reaction we got from the rock musicians must have been similar to the one the beat groups got from people like my dad. #Quote by Trevor Horn
Musician quotes by W.B.Yeats
#101. I cannot now think symbols less
than the greatest of all powers whether they are used consciously by
the master of magic or half unconsciously by their successors, the
poet, the musician, and the artist. #Quote by W.B.Yeats
Musician quotes by Johnny Winter
#102. I just hope I'm remembered as a good blues musician. #Quote by Johnny Winter
Musician quotes by Richard Wagner
#103. The language of tones belongs equally to all mankind, and melody is the absolute language in which the musician speaks to every heart. #Quote by Richard Wagner
Musician quotes by Sri Chinmoy
#104. A musician's biography is written wherever he performs; everybody hears what he is playing. #Quote by Sri Chinmoy
Musician quotes by Larry Mullen, Jr.
#105. The only thing I wouldn't like to do is to play roles as a musician. I'm not sure that I would be comfortable doing that, and I'm not sure I'd be very good at it. I think I would be better served, and would be a better partner, if I was in something outside of myself. #Quote by Larry Mullen, Jr.
Musician quotes by Robert Wyatt
#106. I only choose musicians who I think will emerge, can emerge, with their own character, while still going along with the tune in question. #Quote by Robert Wyatt
Musician quotes by Ray Davies
#107. The big corporations and the big companies turned musicians into factory workers on an assembly line. #Quote by Ray Davies
Musician quotes by Action Bronson
#108. Billy Joel is an incredible musician. He just feels like one of the guys, you know. I grew up listening to his music. #Quote by Action Bronson
Musician quotes by Gabriel Macht
#109. My family is full of musicians, and a couple of times a year we get together and jam at my cousin's studio. We improvise and have a great time. #Quote by Gabriel Macht
Musician quotes by Louis Armstrong
#110. I had a chance to play with the best musicians that were coming through because I was pretty good myself or else they wouldn't have tolerated with me. #Quote by Louis Armstrong
Musician quotes by Theo James
#111. I'd love to do something where I played a musician. #Quote by Theo James
Musician quotes by Juan Campodonico
#112. There have always been huge musicians and poets in Uruguay, but Uruguay is a well-kept secret. #Quote by Juan Campodonico
Musician quotes by Grant Evans
#113. I still have a hard time just calling myself a musician. If I'm talking to somebody and they ask me what I do, I say I play music ... #Quote by Grant Evans
Musician quotes by Billy Eckstine
#114. If you want to be a doctor, a lawyer you must go to college. But if you want to be a musician or such, study your craft. Study music. #Quote by Billy Eckstine
Musician quotes by Damon Albarn
#115. I'm a working musician, so it's what I do. I kind of always have lots of plates spinning, and it's the ones that keep spinning the longest that I end up doing. #Quote by Damon Albarn
Musician quotes by Elton John
#116. I don't have to compete in the charts. I can just be myself as a musician, a songwriter and play with the musicians that I really love. #Quote by Elton John
Musician quotes by Criss Jami
#117. Is the phrase 'pay' or 'play the piper'
I inquire, why
'Cause I admire a desire to flip the switch
Yeah make a way to face the music like
Life savings for a mosh pit riot
Listen to a mix
Rock the tickets, higher volume
Velocity which shakes a cockpit's pilot #Quote by Criss Jami
Musician quotes by Shawn Amos
#118. There was a time when a musician was forced to act in a video. Seeing a singer step too far outside of his comfort zone to pour all of his high-school-drama angst into a poorly scripted scenario was a sight to behold. #Quote by Shawn Amos
Musician quotes by Brian Eno
#119. I describe things in terms of body movements. I dance a bit to describe what sort of movement it ought to make, and that's a good way of talking to musicians. Particularly bass players. #Quote by Brian Eno
Musician quotes by Stanley Clarke
#120. Surrounding myself with people I enjoy being with made the sessions effortless. Everyone came prepared and ready to play. All were great musicians and they came to the studio to give everything they had. #Quote by Stanley Clarke
Musician quotes by Kirke Mechem
#121. Only become a musician if there is absolutely no other way you can make a living. #Quote by Kirke Mechem
Musician quotes by Sky Ferreira
#122. Because of social media, a lot of people think they can be, like, a rapper or a singer or a musician because they can put something on YouTube and it might become a thing because there's - like - YouTube phenomenons and whatnot, you know? It's not like they dedicated years to it or anything. It's annoying. #Quote by Sky Ferreira
Musician quotes by Dave Van Ronk
#123. I cut myself off from the mainstream of jazz. It stood me in good stead later on, as a musician. #Quote by Dave Van Ronk
Musician quotes by Oscar Wilde
#124. For the great eras in the history of the development of all the arts have been eras not of increased feeling or enthusiasm in feeling for art, but of new technical improvements primarily and specially. The discovery of marble quarries in the purple ravines of Pentelicus and on the little low-lying hills of the island of Paros gave to the Greeks the opportunity for that intensified vitality of action, that more sensuous and simple humanism, to which the Egyptian sculptor working laboriously in the hard porphyry and rose-coloured granite of the desert could not attain. The splendour of the Venetian school began with the introduction of the new oil medium for painting. The progress in modern music has been due to the invention of new instruments entirely, and in no way to an increased consciousness on the part of the musician of any wider social aim. #Quote by Oscar Wilde
Musician quotes by Joshua Chamberlain
#125. Every pioneer and musician who could carry a musket went into the ranks. Even the sick and foot-sore, who could not keep up in the march, came up as soon as they could find their regiments, and took their places in line of battle, while it was battle, indeed. #Quote by Joshua Chamberlain
Musician quotes by PJ Harvey
#126. I've been so used to being supported by musicians, and I don't class myself as a particularly adept musician on instruments. I think I'm a songwriter. #Quote by PJ Harvey
Musician quotes by Michael W. Smith
#127. Just look at the Old Testament. They didn't go out with the army first. They sent the musicians out. #Quote by Michael W. Smith
Musician quotes by Harry Chapin
#128. The very day I purchased it, I christened my guitar as my monophonic symphony, six string orchestra. #Quote by Harry Chapin
Musician quotes by Robin Friend
#129. As long as there had to be a me in this world, I'm happy to have been chosen to fulfill the position. #Quote by Robin Friend
Musician quotes by Anne Michaels
#130. Truth grows gradually in us, like a musician who plays a piece again and again until suddenly he hears it for the first time #Quote by Anne Michaels
Musician quotes by Pablo Casals
#131. The love of one's country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border? #Quote by Pablo Casals
Musician quotes by Virgil Thomson
#132. I never learned to verbalize an abstract musical concept. No thank you. The whole point of being a serious musician is to avoid verbalization whenever you can. #Quote by Virgil Thomson
Musician quotes by Caitlyn Jenner
#133. I learned that the only way you are going to get anywhere in life is to work hard at it. Whether you're a musician, a writer, an athlete or a businessman, there is no getting around it. If you do, you'll win - if you don't, you won't. #Quote by Caitlyn Jenner
Musician quotes by Eric Hernandez
#134. Playing drums or music, being a musician, is inside of you. So you would always see me tapping on something, playing on tables ... I never felt the need to pull out drums. #Quote by Eric Hernandez
Musician quotes by Amit Kalantri
#135. His music gave no lesser joy than a vacation. Creativity in his music and its success stood out as an example to all kinds of artists, in the lectures of business speakers, engineers, and to anyone who built or constructed something in their respective profession. #Quote by Amit Kalantri
Musician quotes by Shinichi Suzuki
#136. If a musician wants to become a fine artist, he must first become a finer person. #Quote by Shinichi Suzuki
Musician quotes by Lewis Thomas
#137. Science will ... produce the data ... , but never the
full meaning. For perceiving real significance, we
shall need ... most of all the brains of poets, [and]
also those of artists, musicians, philosophers,
historians, writers in general. #Quote by Lewis Thomas
Musician quotes by Justin Timberlake
#138. When I was a kid, I would impersonate anything that I would hear. It's - actually, I attribute that more to why I actually was able to become a musician and a singer. #Quote by Justin Timberlake
Musician quotes by Robin Williams
#139. My preference is live performance. Because you get the feedback. There's an energy. It's live theater. That's why I think actors like that. You know, musicians need it, comedians definitely need it. It doesn't matter what size and what club, whether it's 30 people in the club or 2,000 in a hall or a theater. It's live, it's symbiotic, you need it. #Quote by Robin Williams
Musician quotes by Louis Armstrong
#140. A lot of the musicians asked me if when I hit my high-Cs on the records I had a clarinet take the notes. Some [thought] I had invented some kind of gadget so I could play high register. They weren't satisfied until they handed me a trumpet that they had with them and had me swing it. Then they cheered. #Quote by Louis Armstrong
Musician quotes by Ryan Phillippe
#141. Music is my greatest love. If I could play an instrument I would be a musician. #Quote by Ryan Phillippe
Musician quotes by Jon Brion
#142. It was so much fun conducting an orchestra and watching the musicians' faces as some of Kanye's lyrics went by. They couldn't believe what was going on. #Quote by Jon Brion
Musician quotes by Rumi
#143. Love, the supreme musician, is always playing in our souls #Quote by Rumi
Musician quotes by Les Baxter
#144. I don't try to make 15 musicians sound like two each. #Quote by Les Baxter
Musician quotes by Harry J. Anslinger
#145. Marijuana is taken by musicians. And I'm not speaking about good musicians, but the jazz type ... #Quote by Harry J. Anslinger
Musician quotes by Dinah Maria Murlock Craik
#146. Genius is original, unique; and in whatever form it may develop itself is the greatest gift that can be given to man, the strongest known link between the material life we have and the spiritual life that we can only guess at. Every great poet, painter, or musician - every inventor or man of science, every fine actor or orator, comes to us as the exponent of something diviner than we know. We cannot understand it, but we feel it, and acknowledge it. #Quote by Dinah Maria Murlock Craik
Musician quotes by Alyssa Milano
#147. I've dated the sweet mama's boy, the musician rocker, the struggling artist - basically a lot of people without jobs. #Quote by Alyssa Milano
Musician quotes by Steven Rice
#148. Worship is not music. We can certainly worship Him without musicians and without a song. And by the way, God does not actually seek worship. The Word tells us that He seeks worshippers. He's not looking for those who make the most beautiful music. He's looking for those who worship in spirit ... and in truth. Music is only one of the ways that he has ordained for us to express our worship. Yet too many worship leaders today spend more time honing their craft and planning / rehearsing their worship sets, than they spend on their face, alone in worship. #Quote by Steven Rice
Musician quotes by Frederick Lenz
#149. I was very drawn to music of all types, from Beethoven to Jimi Hendrix. There were musicians and composers who obviously were expressing a vision that was beyond the mundane. #Quote by Frederick Lenz
Musician quotes by John O'Callaghan
#150. We're all weird. #Quote by John O'Callaghan
Musician quotes by Douglas Coupland
#151. If someone decides to be a musician now, it means because there is no hope of money at the end of it, it means they really want to be a musician. And if someone is writing now, there is no hope for money at the end of it. #Quote by Douglas Coupland
Musician quotes by Paul Caponigro
#152. Photography is not easy. You know it takes a painter or a sculpture or a musician years to perfect their technique. Then they're free to make an expression in a matter of moments. It takes moments for a photographer to perfect his technique. And then it takes years for him to make it into something that is truly creative and worthwhile. #Quote by Paul Caponigro
Musician quotes by Maurice White
#153. In the 70s, GEORGE CLINTON and PARLIAMENT FUNKADELIC and EARTH WIND & FIRE, we were very serious about our music and who we were trying to touch. I think that's why the music of the 70s has not died - because it has a rejuvenating quality to it. #Quote by Maurice White
Musician quotes by Dave Van Ronk
#154. There is an apprenticeship system in jazz. You teach the young ones. So even if the musicians weren't personally that likable, they felt an obligation to help the younger musicians. #Quote by Dave Van Ronk
Musician quotes by Michael Azerrad
#155. I just wanted to tell the story of a bunch of musicians who had never had their story told before. There's no preaching or theorizing. #Quote by Michael Azerrad
Musician quotes by Elizabeth Lesser
#156. Meditation practice is like piano scales, basketball drills, ballroom dance class. Practice requires discipline; it can be tedious; it is necessary. After you have practiced enough, you become more skilled at the art form itself. You do not practice to become a great scale player or drill champion. You practice to become a musician or athlete. Likewise, one does not practice meditation to become a great meditator. We meditate to wake up and live, to become skilled at the art of living. #Quote by Elizabeth Lesser
Musician quotes by Curtis Jackson
#157. I'm not trying to save the world. As a musician and artist, it just ain't me. #Quote by Curtis Jackson
Musician quotes by Fela Kuti
#158. It would be inadmissible if I would vent my opinion publicly. Not only could I harm the artist concerned seriously because people have so much respect for me and believe in me because of my musical accomplishments. And I could also antagonize people against me, because everyone has his own taste. We all make music, people can choose from that what they like. Every musician likes his own music the best, man. I don't want to attack that. I don't mind criticism, I can handle it, but most people can't. #Quote by Fela Kuti
Musician quotes by Pete Seeger
#159. It all boils down to what I would most like to do as a musician. Put songs on people's lips instead of just in their ears. #Quote by Pete Seeger
Musician quotes by Charlie Byrd
#160. A musician has to find a way to make his music mean something special - spiritually or however you can. #Quote by Charlie Byrd
Musician quotes by Bill Madden
#161. Independent thinkers have always been a threat to those whose courage lies in the masses. #Quote by Bill Madden
Musician quotes by Ian McEwan
#162. There are these rare moments when musicians together touch something sweeter than they've ever found before in rehearsals or performance, beyond the merely collaborative or technically proficient, when their expression becomes as easy and graceful as friendship or love. This is when they give us a glimpse of what we might be, of our best selves, and of an impossible world in which you give everything to others, but lose nothing of yourself. #Quote by Ian McEwan
Musician quotes by Harry Connick, Jr.
#163. I used to go to Bourbon Street when I was a kid and there would be club after club after club of people who were around when the music started. I mean these are legendary, maybe not so well known, but legendary musicians. #Quote by Harry Connick, Jr.
Musician quotes by Charlotte Eriksson
#164. I didn't do music to live; I lived so that I could do music. #Quote by Charlotte Eriksson
Musician quotes by Sydney J. Harris
#165. The commonest fallacy among women is that simply having children makes them a mother - which is as absurd as believing that having a piano makes one a musician. #Quote by Sydney J. Harris
Musician quotes by Frank Zappa
#166. Nobody gives a crap if we're great musicians. #Quote by Frank Zappa
Musician quotes by Mark Salling
#167. I decided I wanted to be a musician when I saw the movie 'Amadeus' around 1987. I was five years old, so it was a good time to start piano lessons after seeing Tom Hulce who played Mozart play the harpsichord on his back with his hands crossed. Such a great movie to inspire a five-year-old. #Quote by Mark Salling
Musician quotes by Anne Michaels
#168. At night, a few lights marked port and starboard of these gargantuan industrial forms, and I filled them with loneliness. I listened to these dark shapes as if they were black spaces in music, a musician learning the silences of a piece. I felt this was my truth. That my life could not be stored in any language but only in silence; the moment I looked into the room and took in only what was visible, not vanished. The moment I failed to see Bella had disappeared. But I did not know how to seek by way of silence. So I lived a breath apart, a touch-typist who holds his hands above the keys slightly in the wrong place, the words coming out meaningless, garbled. Bella and I inches apart, the wall between us. I thought of writing poems this way, in code, every letter askew, so that loss would wreck the language, become the language.
If one could isolate that space, that damaged chromosome in words, in an image, then perhaps one could restore order by naming. Otherwise history is a tangle of wires. #Quote by Anne Michaels
Musician quotes by Moby
#169. I can't think of any musician or producer who has influenced me more than Brian Eno. From when he was in Roxy Music, producing Devo, the Talking Heads and My Life in the Bush of Ghosts. #Quote by Moby
Musician quotes by Ray Stevens
#170. I'm not just a singer of funny songs; I am basically, first and foremost, a musician. I'm always recording all styles of music. #Quote by Ray Stevens
Musician quotes by Darryl Pinckney
#171. Europe was a very contentious subject in literature and yet jazz musicians still depended on Europe. Now it's not such a big deal. #Quote by Darryl Pinckney
Musician quotes by Hazrat Inayat Khan
#172. I played the vina until my heart turned into the same instrument. Then I offered this instrument to the Divine Musician, the only muscian existing. Since then I have become His flute, and when He chooses He plays His music. The people give me credit for this music which, in reality, is not due to me, but to the Musician who plays his own instrument. #Quote by Hazrat Inayat Khan
Musician quotes by Jon Pareles
#173. [Loco De Amor is] a euphoric, melodic romp across the hemisphere ... A joyful, fun musician's record from a really good guitarist #Quote by Jon Pareles
Musician quotes by Molly Ringwald
#174. I grew up in a home filled with music and had an early appreciation of jazz since my dad was a jazz musician. Beginning at around age three I started singing with his band and jazz music has continued to be one of my three passions along with acting and writing. I like to say jazz music is my musical equivalent of comfort food. It's always where I go back to when I want to feel grounded, #Quote by Molly Ringwald
Musician quotes by Duke Ellington
#175. The wise musicians are those who play what they can master. #Quote by Duke Ellington
Musician quotes by David Bowie
#176. To not be modest about it, you'll find that with only a couple of exceptions, most of the musicians that I've worked with have done their best work by far with me.
#Quote by David Bowie
Musician quotes by Daryl Hall
#177. I'm quite an eclectic musician. #Quote by Daryl Hall
Musician quotes by Tunde Adebimpe
#178. My father was a psychiatrist and a social worker but he was a very talented painter and musician and writer on the side. #Quote by Tunde Adebimpe
Musician quotes by Henry Rollins
#179. Lou Reed's music has been in the lives of millions of people all over the world for decades. He had a truly universal presence and was respected by musicians across all genres. #Quote by Henry Rollins
Musician quotes by Bill Maher
#180. Amazon has included me in an opportunity to provide top-shelf television-style programming live on the world's computer screens. To hold forth with the industry's very best actors, directors, musicians, authors - I'm thrilled to be on the cutting edge of this. #Quote by Bill Maher
Musician quotes by Wayne Kramer
#181. But when I was a teenager, the idea of spending the rest of my life in a factory was real depressing. So the idea that I could become a musician opened up some possibilities I didn't see otherwise. #Quote by Wayne Kramer
Musician quotes by Paul Rudd
#182. A lot of people say, "What's the worst part about being an actor?" And the worst part is that you're not a musician. #Quote by Paul Rudd
Musician quotes by Hazrat Inayat Khan
#183. In ancient times the greatest of the prophets were great musicians. #Quote by Hazrat Inayat Khan
Musician quotes by Ziggy Marley
#184. I'm a spiritual musician, I think there has been enough political musicians and I think everything that can be said has been said about political, social things, you know, and there's still some more to be said but not much. #Quote by Ziggy Marley
Musician quotes by Lauren Cohan
#185. One of my really good friends in New York is a musician and looks just like Lindsay Buckingham. We always fancied ourselves the nice Fleetwood Mac. #Quote by Lauren Cohan
Musician quotes by Kurt Cobain
#186. I'm going to be a superstar musician, kill myself, and go out in a flame of glory. I want to be rich and famous and kill myself like Jimi Hendrix. #Quote by Kurt Cobain
Musician quotes by Eddie Van Halen
#187. It's funny, when bands or younger musicians ask me: 'So, what does it take to make it?' Well, first explain to me what you mean by 'making it': Do you want to be a rock star or do you want music to be your livelihood? #Quote by Eddie Van Halen
Musician quotes by Kevin Lima
#188. The way we got Phil Collins for 'Tarzan' was that we heard around the studio that he was looking for a Disney project, and we got him. It seemed like a perfect match. Phil is a great musician. #Quote by Kevin Lima
Musician quotes by Evelyn Glennie
#189. What I have to do as a musician is do everything that is not on the music. #Quote by Evelyn Glennie
Musician quotes by Stephanie Lahart
#190. I admire musicians! Their level of commitment, creativity, and uniqueness is amazing! Life without musicians would be lifeless. I appreciate and respect their craft! #Quote by Stephanie Lahart
Musician quotes by Gustavo Dudamel
#191. Of course, we also have to play in concert halls. This is our dream when you are a musician - to play in a good, comfortable hall with a wonderful acoustic. #Quote by Gustavo Dudamel
Musician quotes by William Shakespeare
#192. I have neither the scholar's melancholy, which is emulation; nor the musician's, which is fantastical; nor the courtier's, which is proud; not the soldier's which is ambitious; nor the lawyer's, which is politic; nor the lady's, which is nice; nor the lover's, which is all these: but it is a melancholy of mine own, compounded of many simples, extracted from many objects, and indeed the sundry contemplation of my travels, which, by often rumination, wraps me in a most humorous sadness. #Quote by William Shakespeare
Musician quotes by El-P
#193. There's a responsibility as a musician to do the music that you want to hear. #Quote by El-P
Musician quotes by Marilyn Manson
#194. I wasn't born with enough middle fingers. #Quote by Marilyn Manson
Musician quotes by Buddy Guy
#195. Blues musicians don't retire. They drop. #Quote by Buddy Guy
Musician quotes by Aphex Twin
#196. I used to love jungle. I still think it's the ultimate genre, really, because the people making it weren't musicians. #Quote by Aphex Twin
Musician quotes by Emo Philips
#197. I asked the head musician if I could go onstage during the next break and he said sure. I got two laughs in twenty minutes, and walked out feeling more elated than I had ever felt in my entire life. The glory of that triumph contented me for two full years. #Quote by Emo Philips
Musician quotes by John Fogerty
#198. You should play with real musicians; the best music comes from real people interacting with each other. #Quote by John Fogerty
Musician quotes by Charlie Haden
#199. If you strive to become a good human being with the qualities of generosity, humility and having reverence for life ... just maybe you'll become a great musician. #Quote by Charlie Haden
Musician quotes by Amos Lee
#200. I love when people are coming up and they're working hard and you can see that they're really focused on the process to their music. I really dig that. As a musician, it's nice to see people who really care about the process. #Quote by Amos Lee

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