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I have all of the Apple products. Everything I've ever written, I've written on a Mac. My first computer, my roommates and I chipped in, and we got that first Macintosh - 128K. It had as much memory as a greeting card that plays music.~Aaron Sorkin


Music Memory Everything

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.~A. R. Rahman


Mother Music Money

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.~A. R. Rahman


Music Time Quality

I follow a simple formula when I compose. I ask myself, 'What would the audience want to hear?' and 'Why would they buy my CDs?' And the process of answering these questions through music follows. Sometimes, it works. Sometimes, it backfires.~A. R. Rahman


Music Myself Simple

So long as you do it truthfully, music is not to be judged.~A. R. Rahman


Music Long You

I feel blessed and humbled that people have loved my music. Nothing would be possible without their acceptance.~A. R. Rahman


Music Blessed People

I basically love classical music. I love a lot of musicians playing together and the whole culture of that, whether it's Indian or it's Western.~A. R. Rahman


Love Music Culture

Every time I sit for a song, I feel I am finished. It's like a beggar sitting waiting for God to fill your bowl with the right thought. In every song, I ask help from Him. Everybody around is so good, so to create music that will connect with so many people is not humanly possible without inspiration.~A. R. Rahman


Music Time Good

Bollywood music is definitely a big part of Indian music and can be a great way to introduce people to the sound. But I hope to continue to incorporate other types of Indian music into my work.~A. R. Rahman


Work Music Hope

I think music, in my opinion, is not about motivation in the way it's - it's not a running base. It's art. And my whole philosophy of music is different. It's almost like cooking and serving to people, seeing them smile and enjoying the food, really.~A. R. Rahman


Music Smile Art

The joy and happiness it gives you or the emotions you go through when you hold your child in your arms for the first time are indescribable! I really thought that there was going be this moment when a ray of light from heaven would come pouring in, background music would start playing with angels singing, but none of that happens!~Abhishek Bachchan


Happiness Music Time

The more I compose, the more I know that I don't know it all. I think it's a good way to start. If you think you know it all, the work becomes a repetition of what you've already done. I try to make sure that I don't repeat my music.~A. R. Rahman


Work Music Good

After my tour I had time to stay at home, be with my boyfriend and hang out with friends and that brought me down to earth and helped me write music from a more relaxed place.~Adam Lambert


Music Time Home

A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself.~Abraham Maslow


Music Peace Artist

I listen to crazy, robust rock music where they sing their faces off, and soul music, which can be similar.~Adam Lambert


Music Soul Crazy

Pop is a little bit theatrical. That's the whole vibe. That's the point - is that it's great music, great melodies, great hooks. But, on top of it, it's a presentation. There's a showmanship about it. And that's why I wanted to be a pop star.~Adam Lambert


Music Great Top

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


Music Eyes Ears

I doubt I'll be singing forever, because at some point people aren't going to want to hear my music, and I hope that I'll still get the opportunity to write songs.~Adele


Music Hope Opportunity

I like having my hair and face done, but I'm not going to lose weight because someone tells me to. I make music to be a musician not to be on the cover of Playboy.~Adele


Music Hair Me

A nation that has no music and no fairytales is a tragedy.~Ai Weiwei


Music Tragedy Nation

Life is a lot more interesting if you are interested in the people and the places around you. So, illuminate your little patch of ground, the people that you know, the things that you want to commemorate. Light them up with your art, with your music, with your writing, with whatever it is that you do.~Alan Moore


Life Music Art

People never ask people doing serious music, 'Do you ever think about doing funny music?'~Al Yankovic


Funny Music People

Whenever I do a parody it's not meant to make you hate anybody's music really.~Al Yankovic


Music Hate You

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


Change Music Book

I saw music as a way to entertain people and take them away from their daily lives and put smiles on their faces, as opposed to what I see it being now, which is a way for me to actually communicate, and a way for me to tap into my subconscious.~Alanis Morissette


Music Daily People

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


Music Silence Expressing

Music was something I found on my own. I got my first guitar when I was around 10, and it just all developed over time.~Alessia Cara


Music Time Guitar

I turned popular music on the radio, and I never listened to it again after that, in about 1985. That's when I switched over to classical music, and I pretty much stayed with that since then.~Alec Baldwin


Music Never Popular

Guitar music or rock n' roll or whatever you want to call it sort of goes away with trends, but it'll never go away completely. It can't die because it's so fundamentally attractive.~Alex Turner


Music Die Guitar

As long as each song makes somebody feel something, I think that's the point of it all. I don't want it to just be background music, you know?~Alessia Cara


Music Long Want

'Hatful of Hollow' and 'The Smiths' were lent to me, and they made me want to create music that might make another person feel like they made me feel - to have an effect on someone.~Alex Turner


Music Me Want

I think that my music is really empowering. I just want people to know - especially young people, but really everyone - that you don't have to be so caught up in what everyone else is thinking. You don't have to be the coolest, most popular person. You can just be you and be vulnerable.~Alessia Cara


Music Thinking People

Music can be useful during training to help get you psyched, and I still listen to music on easy climbs or in the gym. But during cutting-edge solos or really hard climbs, I unplug. There shouldn't be a need for extra motivation on big days, be it music or anything else. It should come from within.~Alex Honnold


Music Training Motivation

I was always told that music isn't a 'realistic' path to take, and like a normal human being, I doubted myself over and over because I was afraid of failure.~Alessia Cara


Music Myself Failure

City people live the city. We live in L.A., New York, we live in places where it's chaotic and you never know what's gonna happen. And that's the music - you never know what's gonna happen.~Alice Cooper


Music People City

I appreciate an audience that reacts to the music, even if they jump on stage and try to beat us up, I think that's a fantastic reaction. I think that they're really hearing something then.~Alice Cooper


Music Appreciate Think

Things can be really empty in this world, and I don't just mean the music world. It can become a very meaningless place if you don't really understand: 'who am I? Why am I here? What am I doing?' To feel fulfilment and have a deeper level of understanding, personally, that is the most important thing.~Alicia Keys


Music World Important

Choreography is mentally draining, but there's a pleasure in getting into the studio with the dancers and the music.~Alvin Ailey


Music Dancers Pleasure

You just let your lower self go, and then it takes on all these aspects of the society - the city with horns blowing, the people yelling things at each other, and the all-in-all violence and chaos of the city. Put that on stage with music, and that's what this is.~Alice Cooper


Music Self Society

It's Frank's painting on the cover. We were originally going to use a Salvador Dali painting that we got permission from Salvador Dali to use, and Frank found this one, and it really did fit the music much more.~Alice Cooper


Music Painting Permission

Soul music is timeless.~Alicia Keys


Music Soul Timeless

It's not until I hear songs that I've done, that I realize how much of an inspiration music from the '60s and '70s has been.~Alicia Keys


Music Realize Done

When I was younger, studying classical music, I really had to put in the time. Three hours a day is not even nice - you have to put in six.~Alicia Keys


Music Time Day

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.~Amanda Seyfried


Music Soul Singing

I would love to do a serious period drama. Oh, absolutely. I mean, you'll find most comedians want to do more serious stuff, most musicians want to be comedians, and most serious actors want to be musicians.~Amy Poehler


Love Musicians Want

I listen to music that is of our time and I just get angry.~Amy Winehouse


Music Time Angry

When the OutKast sound changed and I started producing my own records, I would mirror what I thought that character doing that music would look like. As the sound got a little wilder, freakier and funkier, so did the clothes. Then when the sound got more sophisticated, the clothes changed again.~Andre Benjamin


Music Character Mirror

I made numerous attempts to find a way to do it all, to be a creative singer, songwriter, producer, and to be the mother, daughter, sister, lover, wife. And the thing about music is, with me, that she's a harsh mistress. She does not come to me in the midst of stress.~Anita Baker


Mother Wife Music

Men make angry music and it's called rock-and-roll; women include anger in their vocabulary and suddenly they're angry and militant.~Ani DiFranco


Music Women Anger

I've been trying to learn how to not be so conflicted about things like my own anger. I've always had a place in my music for my anger as a way of compensating for not having a mechanism to express it in my everyday life. So I've been trying to be more true to myself, and that helps me to chill out a little bit. But politically, uh-uh. No.~Ani DiFranco


Life Music Myself

Pop stardom is not very compelling. I'm much more interested in a relationship between performer and audience that is of equals. I came up through folk music, and there's no pomp and circumstance to the performance. There's no, like, 'I'll be the rock star, you be the adulating fan.'~Ani DiFranco


Music Relationship You

I do believe that music has an intense power to connect us together, to inspire us to become ourselves.~Ani DiFranco


Music Power Together

I seriously hate pop music and all things super-commercial.~Ani DiFranco


Music Hate Seriously

If you don't die of thirst, there are blessings in the desert. You can be pulled into limitlessness, which we all yearn for, or you can do the beauty of minutiae, the scrimshaw of tiny and precise. The sky is your ocean, and the crystal silence will uplift you like great gospel music, or Neil Young.~Anne Lamott


Music Beauty Ocean

I think music is the most phenomenal platform for intellectual thought.~Annie Lennox


Music Intellectual Think

In a sense, the music business and I haven't always been the best of bedfellows. Artists often have to fight their corner. Your music goes through these filters of record labels and media, and you're hoping you'll find someone who'll help you get your work into the world.~Annie Lennox


Work Music Best

But then when he left, I realized that it was harder to write songs and feel spiritually connected to art and music as a band. When he came back I felt it again, instantaneously.~Anthony Kiedis


Music Art Feel

I get caught up in my bubble of reading, writing, or music.~Antonio Banderas


Music Writing Reading

Music does a lot of things for a lot of people. It's transporting, for sure. It can take you right back, years back, to the very moment certain things happened in your life. It's uplifting, it's encouraging, it's strengthening.~Aretha Franklin


Life Music Moment

Music is really driving my whole life.~Ariana Grande


Life Music Driving

I always felt rock and roll was very, very wholesome music.~Aretha Franklin


Music Rock And Roll Rock

I've dreamed about doing music since I was three or four years old.~Ariana Grande


Music Doing Three

If I could, I would not do anything else. I'd just be in the studio for my whole life. I would never go to parties, events, and red carpets. I would rather just be in the studio for the whole time. I don't even care. Nobody has to know what I look like. I just want to make music.~Ariana Grande


Life Music Time

Inspiration for my music just comes from, you know, my life experiences.~Avril Lavigne


Life Music My Life

Music is love, love is music, music is life, and I love my life. Thank you and good night.~A. J. McLean


Life Love Music

I'm a bit of an insomniac. I go to bed at 5am because I get caught up in watching TV or listening to music at night.~A. J. McLean


Music Night Listening

I need to listen to chill music when I'm driving. It prevents road rage.~Aaron Paul


Music Road Driving

I always loved Sam Cooke, because he seemed very versatile. He sang gospel, soul, blues, pop music.~Aaron Neville


Music Soul Loved

I really like listening to music in my car.~Aaron Neville


Music Car Listening

I am very honored and excited to have 'Devotion' released as the first DVD Audio disc... surround sound is amazing... The music comes alive and is so vibrant - it's unlike anything you've ever heard before!~Aaron Neville


Music I Am Amazing

I asked my daughter when she was 16, What's the buzz on the street with the kids? She's going, to be honest, Dad, most of my friends aren't into Kiss. But they've all been told that it's the greatest show on Earth.~Ace Frehley


Music Daughter Dad

That's what Kiss is all about - not just music, but entertainment, y'know? We're there to take you away from your problems, and rock and roll all night and party every day for those two hours you're at the concert.~Ace Frehley


Music Day Night

I had a feeling it was gonna work out because not only did I enjoy the music and hit it off with the guys, but I was into theatrical rock and was willing to wear makeup and do anything to make it.~Ace Frehley


Work Music Makeup

I just think, certainly for live music it should look as good as it sounds.~Adam Ant


Music Good Live

I feel very grateful to be alive and well enough to make music.~Adam Ant


Music Grateful Alive

I love music videos, I really do. I think it's kind of sad that it's a dying art form.~Adam Levine


Love Music Art

What worries me are these so-called radio stations with program directors who don't play all the different flavors of hip-hop. They should play the old with the new, 24/7, 365 days a year. A lot of these program directors are just jiving around and not playing all the good music for the people.~Afrika Bambaataa


Music Good People

How you act, walk, look and talk is all part of Hip Hop culture. And the music is colorless. Hip Hop music is made from Black, brown, yellow, red and white.~Afrika Bambaataa


Music Culture Walk

All music is dance music. But when people think of dance music, they think of techno or just house. Anything you can dance to is dance music. I don't care if it's classical, funk, salsa, reggae, calypso; it's all dance music.~Afrika Bambaataa


Music Dance People

My definition of hip hop is taking elements from many other spheres of music to make hip hop. Whether it be breakbeat, whether it be the groove and grunt of James Brown or the pickle-pop sounds of Kraftwerk or Yellow Magic Orchestra, hip hop is also part of what they call hip-house now, or trip hop, or even parts of drum n' bass.~Afrika Bambaataa


Music Magic Yellow

The moment artists can just do what they love to do then music will go right back to where it used to be. I mean back in the '60s and '70s and '80s, that's what it was.~Akon


Love Music Moment

I just like music all the way around the board. I can't stick to one thing - I've got to move around.~Akon


Music Way Move

While I'm here, I'm gonna milk it for all I can, so when I'm no longer hot - and I know that day is coming - I will step over here and enjoy everything I've created up to this point. The music is just opening all these doors, so I can relax.~Akon


Music Day Relax

It's always the music first for me. But if the music isn't selling, there isn't gonna be no business. So you gotta make sure music is always the first priority.~Akon


Music Business Me

My eyes went blank, and I stared off, and the music started. It was raining, and the sun was shining at the same time, and there were these big bay windows, and there was the blue in the sky, and the sun on the trees, and it was drizzling.~Al Jarreau


Music Time Sun

Music is such a balm. Always has been. It's such a heartbeat, like blood thrumming through the womb. That's why music appeals to people.~Al Jarreau


Music People Blood

The Metropole Orchestra is like Count Basie or Duke Ellington with strings... it's strings that swing. Strings that swing like Dizzy Gillespie... keep swinging, baby. And when you have all of that special excellence of the Metropole Orchestra, then your music just flies - it soars in a way that's really magical.~Al Jarreau


Music Excellence Baby

I grew up the son of a Seventh Day Adventist minister, so I was really close to the church and sang church music between sips at my bottle, you know? I sat on the piano bench next to my mother. She was the church organist, so that music is deeply inside of me.~Al Jarreau


Mother Music Son

Obviously given good health, and a continuing audience and a record company that allows me to do music. So given those things yes, I'm introducing some new music that people haven't really heard me do in quite this fashion.~Al Jarreau


Music Good Health

That's Tommy, this great producer who comes in contact with people and must have a mental library of personnel who are great for this and great for that, and he brought this whole group of musicians to the project that I'd never worked with before.~Al Jarreau


Great People Musicians

I'm really looking forward to it because it will give me the opportunity to do the whole other kind of approach to the music live that I haven't had a chance to do. and I think is important for me to do.~Al Jarreau


Music Opportunity Chance

I'm not sure it's a better music world of appreciation and performance. I think the listener is a different guy, and listening is something he does in passing, with other stuff going on. There's less care and understanding of the relationship between the song and the listener.~Al Jarreau


Music Relationship World

Food is one part of the experience. And it has to be somewhere between 50 to 60 percent of the dining experience. But the rest counts as well: The mood, the atmosphere, the music, the feeling, the design, the harmony between what you have on the plate and what surrounds the plate.~Alain Ducasse


Music Food Experience

It's always been about making music. I've never gotten caught up with the trappings. You can't get caught up in the limousines and the chicks. The most important thing is the music.~Al Jarreau


Music Important You

I'm touched by rock n' roll. I'm touched by the Beatles. I want some of the music I do to reflect that.~Al Jarreau


Music Want Rock

Jazz should be recognized as music of the people, based in a lot of accents and melodies. What is jazz but music that people danced to? Jazz has the dynamic thing. I don't think you have to be playing only Charlie Parker licks on your horn or whatever the new version of that is.~Al Jarreau


Music People Jazz

What I try to get beyond is playing music at people and, instead, to play music with people because audience members are constantly part of the experience. What they say in their body language, what they say in their eyes, what they sing with me... it's an 'us,' and there's a communication that's like... it's like church, man.~Al Jarreau


Music Communication Eyes

Music is, of course, a universal emotional experience, cutting across cultures and languages. I studied piano for ten years as a child and consider that experience one of the most valuable in my life.~Alan Lightman


Life Music Experience

I like rock music that has melody, but it also makes you wanna get up and dance.~Albert Hammond, Jr.


Music Dance You

I grew up with The Beatles, Bob Marley and Talking Heads. I like the melody-with-rhythm aspect of music - there's so much to discover still.~Albert Hammond, Jr.


Music Talking Up

I think that's one of the greatest gifts you get if you're successful at something like music or film or photography - any of the arts - you can sit there and think. It's so much fun to sit there and think and wonder about the world and the universe.~Albert Hammond, Jr.


Music Greatest World

You know what it is, the reason so many 18-year-olds, 19-year-olds are saying 'Drive' is their favorite movie is that 'Drive' is a 90-minute trip into what a lot of seventies filmmaking was. It encapsulates the best of a certain kind of style, and a style that a lot of people haven't seen before, with the music and the way it's edited.~Albert Brooks


Music Best People

I've got my advanced scuba diving license. I'm playing tennis and exercising. I ride my bike everywhere. I've been finding new things. I've been more creative in music and doing different videos. And just meeting different people and being around and present. I'm wonderful when I'm just on nothing.~Albert Hammond, Jr.


Music Creative People

There are different people who got me into music, but what I liked about Beethoven is that even when I didn't understand it or it was too long, there's still something about it that drove me to it. Then it got me excited about actually learning music, like a theory of it.~Albert Hammond, Jr.


Music Learning People

Egon Schiele is my favorite painter. There's just something about art - photography, painting, music, plays - whatever you see, sometimes there's a gut reaction that's more important or more visceral than what your brain is thinking about. You can't explain that reaction. It's like what happens when you fall in love.~Albert Hammond, Jr.


Love Music Art

Hee Haw was probably my biggest exposure to live music at a young age, because there wasn't any live music around my town and no one in my family played instruments.~Alan Jackson


Family Music Age

You have to be tough-skinned and willing to accept criticism, and at the same time, just try to do music that you like and you are proud of and not just whatever you think it's going to take to get you on the radio.~Alan Jackson


Music Time Proud

I didn't realize until I was older what a huge music fan my daddy really was, and actually that my grandma played banjo at one time, and I didn't even know that until a year or two ago.~Alan Jackson


Music Time Know

Making music is still what keeps a fire going on in me.~Alan Jackson


Music Fire Me

I always try to make the music that I like and think my fans will like.~Alan Jackson


Music Think Try

The music business doesn't take up that much of my time. I probably should put a little more energy into it.~Alan Jackson


Music Time Business

The song 'Take This Job and Shove It' spent 18 weeks on the country charts in 1977. 1970s country music fans had a clearer understanding of the ennui of wage-slavery than modern elites.~Alex Pareene


Music Job Understanding

It's fun and super exciting to see how other people work, how other people write music, and how other people put things together. To me, it's an endless learning process, and I love doing it because everybody works so completely differently.~Alison Mosshart


Love Work Music

I actually got into music because of art and because of skateboarding: All those graphics and punk bands and fanzines - they were glued together in my brain.~Alison Mosshart


Music Art Together

Honestly, my favorite kind of dancing is just lettin' loose. There's something great about the carefree flinging of your body to great music. It can be so joyous.~Alison Brie


Music Great Body

I write music visually.~Alison Mosshart


Music Write I Write

When you do music, your friends are writers, actors, painters. It's all under the same roof. So anything creative is interesting to me.~Alison Mosshart


Music Friends Creative

You know, for most of its life bluegrass has had this stigma of being all straw hats and hay bales and not necessarily the most sophisticated form of music. Yet you can't help responding to its honesty. It's music that finds its way deep into your soul because it's strings vibrating against wood and nothing else.~Alison Krauss


Life Music Deep

One of my favorite things to do is to play music really loud and dance my butt off in the morning. I'll do it alone in my apartment. You can't have a bad day after that.~Allison Williams


Music Morning Dance

That's what I love. Not being interrupted, sitting in a car by myself and listening to music in the rain. There are so many great songs yet to sing.~Alison Krauss


Love Music Myself

It's not that I have resisted songwriting, it's just not something I felt I have had to do. I've just not woken up and thought, I must do this. But I have often heard music that I have instantly felt 'I have to sing that song'.~Alison Krauss


Music Song Thought

I grew up in a school that had a big music program, and it was incredible. It's what I looked forward to during the day. I had chorus, strings, band.~Alison Krauss


Music School Day

When I graduated from college in early 2010, I decided that I needed to create a calling card, some kind of business card that people can link to my name and face. So I did this 'Mad Men Theme Song... With a Twist' music video. I released it just as I moved to L.A.~Allison Williams


Music Business College

The brain knows the real secret of seduction, more effective than even music and martinis. Just keep whispering, 'Gee, you are really special' to that sack of water and protein that is a body, and you can get it to do practically anything.~Alison Gopnik


Music Water Brain

The thing that helped me get into the film business was that I went to school in Athens, Georgia and managed to get on, um, working on music videos for a band called R.E.M. and that kind of opened up a lot of doors for me.~Alton Brown


Music Business School

We try to magnify the difference between Americans and the English. In real life they like the same music and dress the same. It's really much more similar than anyone thinks or how we show it.~Amanda Bynes


Life Music Dress

One of the best things about Kickstarter and crowdfunding and the collapse of the music business is a lot of artists like me have been forced to face our own weird mess about ourselves and what we thought it meant to become musicians.~Amanda Palmer


Music Best Business

In some way, my fundamental feeling about music is that it's impossible to put a price tag on it. Human beings made music before they made a lot of other things, including tools.~Amanda Palmer


Music Impossible Feeling

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.~Amanda Palmer


Music Business Writing

I see everybody arguing about what the value of music should be instead of what I think the bigger conversation is, which is that music has value, it's subjective and we're moving to a new era where the audience is taking more responsibility for supporting artists at whatever level.~Amanda Palmer


Music Responsibility Value

You get the feeling that on a lot of days the audience for most music would kind of rather not be faced with the artist, especially because we've been educated to think that the artist are these special creatures are otherwordly and aren't like us.~Amanda Palmer


Music Artist Feeling

Creating music is a wonderful way to celebrate our devotion for Lord Shiva.~Amish Tripathi


Music Celebrate Devotion

There are people hell-bent on the idea that we're a Christian band in disguise, and that we have some secret message. We have no spiritual affiliation with this music. It's simply about life experience.~Amy Lee


Life Music Experience

My darlings, if I can't write dark, epic music, I can't live!~Amy Lee


Music Dark Live

Music is therapy for me. It's my outlet for every negative thing I've ever been through. It lets me turn something bad into something beautiful.~Amy Lee


Music Beautiful Me

Rich Mullins was the uneasy conscience of Christian music. He didn't live like a star. He'd taken a vow of poverty so that what he earned could be used to help others.~Amy Grant


Music Poverty Help Others

I love contrast in music. Being inspired by classical, actually - in high school especially - classical and metal both, I remember having this cool realization that they are really similar. It's just different instrumentation.~Amy Lee


Love Music School

How we absorb music is unique. I know what I do. When I'm listening to music, I tend to find myself in a song. That's what really makes you connect is if you feel what that song is saying.~Amy Grant


Music Myself Listening

I just think music is such a beautiful thing. It lifts the heart and buoys up your spirits - all kinds of music.~Amy Grant


Music Beautiful Heart

I feel a part of the congregation. I've never had to do special music. The kids sing in the choir. It's just normal. We're treated like everybody else.~Amy Grant


Music Special Feel

I was always inundated with music, whether it be my mother's favorites like Fleetwood Mac and Carole King and the Carpenters, or my dad's jazz music.~Andra Day


Mother Music Dad

Soul music is true to its name. It's music that connects to your soul, your spirit. When music resonates with people's spirit like that, when people can emotionally connect with something or it helps to heal them, transform them, that never goes out of style. People will always need something to relate to.~Andra Day


Music Soul People

The visuals are equally as important as the music. It's all a complete experience.~Andra Day


Music Experience Important

It's hard to remember my childhood without remembering music.~Andra Day


Music Childhood Remember

My father loved music. He loved Motown and R&B, and my mother loved Journey and Fleetwood Mac, so they were always listening to it and playing it.~Andra Day


Mother Music Journey

I tell people all the time - I'm a very spiritual person, so I pray over everything that I do including creating music, a new song.~Andra Day


Music Time Spiritual

Always, however brutal an age may actually have been, its style transmits its music only.~Andre Malraux


Music Age May

I love a mix of kickboxing, gym, yoga, Pilates, horse riding, and dancing. I also do skinny rappelling, which is a quick cardio workout with music and lighting, so it's fun.~Amy Jackson


Love Music Horse

Mozart composed his music not for the elite, but for everybody.~Andre Rieu


Music Everybody Elite

It is a real piece of art if you can make a waltz sound like it is the easiest piece of music to play, because it's really not.~Andre Rieu


Music Art You

We should make decisions in life with our hearts, not our brains, not only in music but in daily life.~Andre Rieu


Life Music Daily

I believe that music in itself heals and that everything is about the power of the mind. I thought if you are happy, you don't get ill. Your health is in your head. When you are satisfied with your work, you don't get ill.~Andre Rieu


Work Music Happy

Even in the most beautiful music there are some silences, which are there so we can witness the importance of silence.~Andrea Bocelli


Music Beautiful Silence

The classical music world is so snobbish.~Andre Rieu


Music World Classical

'Passione' is a selection of the music moments that have accompanied my youth; a collection of cherished memories, of moments, of fleeting emotions, of sleepless nights.~Andrea Bocelli


Music Memories Youth

There is something comforting about going into a practice room, putting your sheet music on a stand and playing Bach over and over again.~Andrew Bird


Music Practice Stand

Where would I be without Johann Strauss's beautiful 'Blue Danube?' Without this piece of music I wouldn't be the man I am today. It's a tune that brings out the emotion in everyone and makes them want to waltz.~Andre Rieu


Music Beautiful Today

The fact that I wasn't expected to read music at all and was absorbing everything by ear... it had a huge affect on the kind of musician that I became.~Andrew Bird


Music Everything Kind

I know that when I like music, when it touches my heart, that it will touch your heart, too. That, I think, is the secret to my success.~Andre Rieu


Success Music Heart

I don't know if One Direction will stand the test of time. I have a niece who goes crazy for them. But the only way to judge art is to wait and see if it becomes evergreen. This takes a bit of time. Adele is a very good musician and I'd like to sing with her. But, again, time will tell if her music will become evergreen.~Andrea Bocelli


Music Art Time

Popularity gets up people's noses. But I understand the importance and the function of popular music. There is an artistic purpose. Popular music helps people to develop a curiosity and leads them towards classical music.~Andrea Bocelli


Music Curiosity Purpose

My mom had this romantic notion of her children playing classical music. The idea is you learn it when you're still learning language. It's using the same part of the brain.~Andrew Bird


Mom Music Children

There's not a lot of music videos that are totally, totally disturbing.~Andy Milonakis


Music Lot Disturbing

My first interest was always music, and somehow that channelled itself into films and acting. I don't know what the natural transition of it was. I mean I acted a little bit when I was young and like any kid would in a community theatre.~Andy Garcia


Music Community Transition

I remember a moment when the Prince went back to his old school, Grammar School in Melbourne, and slightly to his horror his old music teacher produced a cello.~Anthony Holden


Music Teacher School

Apart from photography and music videos, I also do graphic design.~Anton Corbijn


Music Design Photography

Generally my focus has been on people who make things, whether it's writers or directors or painters or musicians.~Anton Corbijn


Focus People Musicians

I didn't make music videos in order to make a movie. Music videos were the goal for me, so it was never a step to something else. I approached it seriously.~Anton Corbijn


Music Goal Step

I've been playing music all my life, from being a choir soloist at Symphony Hall as a youngster to playing in bands through high school and college at Kent State. Went in the service at 17, out before I was 21.~Arthur Godfrey


Life Music School

The biggest deal for me was that all 24 winners are placed on the Billboard CD of the Year, which went out to 500 of the biggest Music Reps in the business, from radio and press to management and booking.~Arthur Godfrey


Music Business Management

I'm not a pretty princess, and I'm aware of that, so I like music that is really intense, really bold, and characters that in a way almost have a dark side and are kind of evil because, for me, that's when I feel my strongest and fiercest, when I'm not necessarily the good girl.~Ashley Wagner


Music Good Girl

Often times, music is used to evoke an emotion and it's become a cliche, so I don't want to do that, and actually what I do, is that emotional intensity that has developed throughout the film, I allow it to get released by having that music at the end with the credits.~Asghar Farhadi


Music End Want

I listen to all kinds of music, but I've always been a really big fan of Top 40 radio. If I'm in my car, that's what I listen to.~Aaron Tveit


Music Car Listen

I do see music as complete refuge. It's a universal home, complete common ground between everyone; it comes from a place that has no nation and no boundaries around it.~Abigail Washburn


Music Home Nation

In some ways, my most comfortable feeling has been that of being an outsider coming in, but over the years I've tired of that and I'm ready to feel at home. That's what music gives me: a feeling of absolute home.~Abigail Washburn


Music Home Tired

Whenever I visited China in the past, the relationships always felt superficial; there was no time where I felt those moments of conflict and delight that make you feel close to another person. But since I started touring there in 2004, I would always collaborate with local musicians, and that opened up a new level of intimacy.~Abigail Washburn


Time Past Musicians

You can enjoy many different types of music. I think that's something more Americans should think about.~Abigail Washburn


Music Enjoy You

I feel like my kind of music is a big pot of different spices. It's a soup with all kinds of ingredients in it.~Abigail Washburn


Music Feel Ingredients

I really believe in the power of music.~Abigail Washburn


Music Power Believe

My whole drive is to make sure that music is a common space where we search for beauty and share it. It needs to be louder than any conversation. That's where we have to go as a human race.~Abigail Washburn


Music Beauty Space

My parents played the radio, but music was never an obsession or something that I thought I could call a career.~Abigail Washburn


Music Parents Career

For most Americans, my Chinese music feels like a novelty, and it's not what it is for me.~Abigail Washburn


Music Me Most

I never listen to music when I write.~Augusten Burroughs


Music Listen Never

What can a pencil do for all of us? Amazing things. It can write transcendent poetry, uplifting music, or life-changing equations; it can sketch the future, give life to untold beauty, and communicate the full-force of our love and aspirations.~Adam Braun


Life Love Music

America has not produced a more salient political musician than Gil Scott-Heron.~Adam Mansbach


Political America Musician

It's always been my philosophy to keep a lot of balls in the air. With music, most things don't pan out, so you try to increase your odds by being involved with a million things at once.~Adam Schlesinger


Music Philosophy You

While I'm working, I stick with music that won't distract me - the dub stylings of Scientist and King Tubby, maybe some Beethoven string quartets.~Adam Mansbach


Music Me King

I'm into my grime, hip-hop, dance, and house music.~Adam Peaty


Music Dance Hip-Hop

Every year, there's some band that plays guitar-oriented pop music that has a single, but for the most part, it's kind of relegated to the sidelines.~Adam Schlesinger


Music Single Band

That's what I love about our music - it'll never be a hit because you can't dance to it.~Adam Jones


Love Music Dance

I've always been involved in the visual arts and music.~Adam Jones


Music Arts Always

My approach is to be part of a band that makes music, not hit songs.~Adam Jones


Music Band Approach

I really believe it's not bad to look back within music. I don't mean retro, but using your own memories to make a song because our memories are what make us who we are.~Agnes Obel


Music Memories Believe

When I started working on my own music, I didn't have the chance to record in a big music studio, so I had to record everything myself.~Agnes Obel


Music Myself Chance

Feelings such as loneliness, longing or love are sometimes hard to put into words; maybe that's why we all love music, because it resonates with something we can't share.~Agnes Obel


Love Music Loneliness

I'm very happy that I got introduced to music only as something you got pleasure from.~Agnes Obel


Music Happy You

Even though music is something I travel around doing, it is also a very private thing. A sort of escapism.~Agnes Obel


Music Travel Doing

I learned that music should be fun and should be a way to express yourself - that there aren't really any rules.~Agnes Obel


Music Fun Yourself

I love the conversation between film and music.~Agnes Obel


Love Music Conversation

The orchestral or symphonic music never interested me.~Agnes Obel


Music Me Never

My debut album, 'Forget the World,' is all about not listening to the negativity around you and to continue to do what you love, no matter what people think. I love what I do. Dance music is my passion, my life. There is no greater feeling than being one with my fans, partying to the music we love.~Afrojack


Life Love Music

My parents were very relaxed about music.~Agnes Obel


Music Parents Relaxed

I'm a producer for fun. I'm not a professional schooled musician or anything.~Afrojack


Fun Professional Musician

If you really want to be a music producer, stop watching 'Friends' when you get home from school. Start trying to make music. If you're not going to try, then it's impossible. When you try, it's always possible.~Afrojack


Music Home School

When I had my first gig, I was 18 in January in 2007. My first gig that I got paid, I was playing for 10 people in a 250 people capacity venue. The promoter wanted to book me because he liked my music. I played a couple of songs that made people dance. To me, that rush has always stayed the same.~Afrojack


Music Dance Book

Maybe one day there will finally be an education for electronic music.~Afrojack


Education Music Day

When I originally came from 'Cheetah Girls,' I was making music that was real to me but not believable. I think there was a disconnect there. I am a grown woman, and I've been through a lot. The most important thing about my music is that we don't jump the gun and throw anything out there.~Adrienne Bailon


Music Woman I Am

I'm a DJ, but I'm also a ridiculously high-grossing musician due to doing productions.~Afrojack


Doing DJ Musician

I'm a DJ who makes dance music who got to play with Sting.~Afrojack


Music Dance Play

I have been fully involved in designing my stage shows; it's important to me to do something really unique and almost off-the-wall to bring the music and the visuals together. I love design and actually went to school for a bit for graphic design, so it isn't so much 'pressure' for me; it's a way to be creative, and I really enjoy it.~Afrojack


Love Music School

I'd be happy if people said that I did a little bit to raise the dignity and recognition of the greatness of African-American music.~Ahmet Ertegun


Music Happy Greatness

At a festival, a lot of people came to see other artists, so you have to put on a signature set and performance: 'This is what I do, this is why I'm here.' At solo gigs, I'm a DJ - I'll play two-and-a-half hours, and not just my own music, also my favorite songs by other artists.~Afrojack


Music People Performance

Soul lyrics, soul music came at about the same time as the civil rights movement, and it's very possible that one influenced the other.~Ahmet Ertegun


Music Time Soul

Holland is a really small country, but with a very strong club and festival scene. Dance music has been huge in Holland since the late eighties. So there were a lot of opportunities for producers and DJs to release records and play live.~Afrojack


Music Dance Strong

I was in school - I was a good learner; if I wanted to get something done, I could get it done. I was lazy, though. I was always, like, sort of an outcast. And when I got home, I was always doing music, but when I was doing music, no one was there to judge it, you know? It was just me in my bedroom. It gave me freedom and made me happy.~Afrojack


Music Home Happy

When I started producing, I was just making music under all different names. 'Black Afro.' 'Super Grandmaster.' 'Mister Bull.' Like, the most stupid, idiotic names. 'Afrojack' was one of those idiotic names.~Afrojack


Music Stupid Black

Everyone felt like they knew Ray Charles and in a way they did, because he was embodied by his music.~Ahmet Ertegun


Music Way Everyone

I love Ray Charles. He can still teach everybody a lot about how to make great music. Not necessarily how to make hits, but how to make great music. Of course, part of it is his incredible talent. Who are the greatest jazz singers in the world? Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday and Ray Charles.~Ahmet Ertegun


Love Music Great

Everyone reaches their point in time where either they die or they get sick of doing drugs. It started getting debilitating. I enjoy my music a lot better than my drugs.~Al Jourgensen


Music Time Die

My daughter plays keyboard very well, and my son plays guitar, and they're totally into music.~Al Madrigal


Music Daughter Son

I think that's given inspiration to other musicians. I know, particularly through the 90s, a lot of bands would cite Rush as an influence. I don't think it was so much our music, but more the way we really stuck to our guns.~Alex Lifeson


Music Influence Musicians

One doesn't want to feel too contented; you have to feel challenged by the music.~Alex Lifeson


Music Want You

Rush has never been a spontaneous group. We may be spontaneous in our writing, we may be spontaneous as individuals in our day to day lives... certainly I think am and always have been, but I think when it comes to Rush and our presentation of our music it's quite controlled.~Alex Lifeson


Music Day May

I'd say we do reach somewhat of a younger audience, but I think for the most part that younger audience is picking our music up from a brother or sister or even parent, who is turning them onto the band.~Alex Lifeson


Music Sister Brother

I mean, you go to the internet and you can see all these conversations and arguments that our fans have about our music and that's wonderful to know, that people would take the time to be that involved.~Alex Lifeson


Music Time People

I direct a lot of TV commercials and music videos.~Alex Winter


Music Lot TV

I take a lot from everywhere. I take from music, architecture, novels, and plays. Anywhere that hits you.~Alex Winter


Music Architecture You

Music is an essential part of my life and I'm completely lost without a good album to listen to or my iPod in my pocket!~Alfred Molina


Life Music Good

My mom used to be concerned 'cause I would never go outside. And when I'd go outside, I'd have friends, but I just was always in the house listening to music, practicing DJing all the time. Then my uncle got a keyboard, drum machine, so I'd just be in the house at 12, 13, just, like, messing up his presets. And my mom was like, 'My son is strange.'~Ali Shaheed Muhammad


Mom Music Time

When it comes to music, something I'm passionate about, and knowing the reach and the power and how it transforms, it saves lives. Music does.~Ali Shaheed Muhammad


Music Power Passionate

Because I express myself through the music, I want to be responsible in that expression and how it carries on well after I'm here. But that's just me.~Ali Shaheed Muhammad


Music Myself Me

But I could not imagine having a child and the child not having a relationship with music that opens up their mind and their imagination and teaches them things.~Ali Shaheed Muhammad


Music Relationship Child

Raphael Saadiq said to me, quite often, that Chuck D was his history teacher. And so he got a lot from the music, things that he wasn't getting maybe in school. And I feel the same way with regards to Earth, Wind & Fire, Stevie Wonder.~Ali Shaheed Muhammad


Music Teacher History

Music is an important thing of energy. And there are a lot of wonderful aspects that come with it and vibrations, the physical vibrations, the movement of notes through an instrument and creating a wave that resonates into our spirit.~Ali Shaheed Muhammad


Music Important Energy

I would do a movie musical.~Alia Shawkat


Would Movie Musical

We'd never expect to understand a piece of music on one listen, but we tend to believe we've read a book after reading it just once.~Ali Smith


Music Book Believe

The two have to go hand in hand - the atmosphere and the music. I actually get rather worried if I can't see the music first. There always needs to be a mood, a feeling, a story, even if it is abstract. There's got to be a narrative to guide things before they're even created.~Alison Goldfrapp


Music Feeling Story

I think it's a bit of a myth that if you can read music you can write music. It doesn't work like that.~Alison Goldfrapp


Work Music You

I was clear that I wanted to do music and I wanted to write songs. But I wasn't clear about how I was going to make that happen. I wrote loads of songs but didn't want to show them to anyone.~Alison Goldfrapp


Music Want Happen

My strength as a singer is my versatility. I find it really frustrating when I'm only expected to show off. The music industry is awash with female acrobats. What happens to the song, and treating it for its sake and not as an ego example?~Alison Moyet


Music Strength Ego

I believe the term modulation denotes in music the uninterrupted shift from one key to another: I do not know the term for change of rhythm without change of measure.~Allen Tate


Change Music Believe

I think that with the success of, like, VH1's 'Behind The Music' and stuff like that, the fact that it's so successful, it's clear that people are interested in rock lives.~Allison Anders


Success Music People

Music has always been a great solace for me. It's still something that gives me far more joy than movies, I must say. I love movies, too. But somehow, music can transport you. There are so many different kinds of experiences you can have with music.~Allison Anders


Love Music Great

I think music can really affect people's emotions and, when I am about to get into a race car, I definitely listen to music with a good beat - that's when you've got the adrenalin pumping. And the time before you go into a race weekend, you have a lot of emotion and adrenalin, and a lot of focus.~Allan McNish


Music Time Good

What I like is when you can hear the heart and soul of music and can feel the energy coming out of it, because that's what it's like when you drive.~Allan McNish


Music Heart Soul

We talk a lot on 'Biggest Loser' about how fitness is a natural antidepressant, how it burns off stress. What I like about running is that it gives me time alone. I'm always busy, with people at work, with my kids. I love getting out for a run by myself and just listening to my music.~Alison Sweeney


Love Work Music

I loved music, and in my ninth year at MIT, I decided to buy a hi-fi set. I figured that all I needed to do was look at the specifications. So I bought what looked like the best one, turned it on, and turned it off in five minutes, the sound was so poor.~Amar Bose


Music Best Loved

I'm not a DJ - I don't know how to scratch or mix records, but I know how to party, and I know music. I grew up in Philly; it's a very musical city. My house was full of music.~Amber Rose


Music City Party

I wrote The Same Sea not as a political allegory about Israelis and Palestinians. I wrote it about something much more gutsy and immediate. I wrote it as a piece of chamber music.~Amos Oz


Music Sea Political

Human life is a combination of tragedy and comedy. The shapes and designs that surround us are the music accompanying this tragedy and this comedy.~Alvar Aalto


Life Music Human Life

I've always been attracted to multicultural music. It's where the world is going.~Anat Cohen


Music World Multicultural

We still have to overcome the notion that a clarinet squeaks. People need to remember what a beautiful instrument it is, including in popular music.~Anat Cohen


Music Beautiful People

I have two brothers that are musicians. My older brother, Yuval, is a saxophone player. My younger brother, Avishai, is a trumpet player.~Anat Cohen


Brother Musicians Trumpet

Whether it's performing a concert with my quartet or sitting in with my peers, enjoying musical conversations at home with my brothers or hanging and playing choro with my friends - sharing moments in that bright space of music are the happiest times.~Anat Cohen


Music Home Friends

I feel like sometimes I get even more goofy onstage than I am offstage. I'm not trying to make the music less than what it is. Even if it's hard for me and I have to think about a lot of details, it's none of the audience's business. I don't want them to feel that I'm having a hard time.~Anat Cohen


Music Time Business

To me, music is a luminous experience. Whenever I'm immersed in it, life lights up for me, no matter what else is going on.~Anat Cohen


Life Music Experience

There are a lot of Israeli musicians in New York because you want to grow and go onstage, and eventually you have to get out of Israel to do that because there aren't enough places to play.~Anat Cohen


Musicians Want You

I was focusing on sax while at Berklee, but then I started to play Brazilian choro and Colombian music. I was doing more folkloric stuff on the clarinet because it works better. Finally, I realized I was working more on the clarinet than the saxophone, and I started to feel more comfortable on it.~Anat Cohen


Music Doing Better

My father knew classical music very well. Driving in the car, listening to the radio, he could name every composer, every movement, what piece it was. I was fascinated by the way he recognized who wrote what.~Anat Cohen


Music Father Car

Clarinet is often associated with certain genres, like swing or folk music. I combine the old and new, using the clarinet as an expressive tool and not in one genre. I'm just happy that people are drawn to what I do.~Anat Cohen


Music Happy People

There's always this joke that I say in Israel: people don't really have discussions; they just try to convince the other people that they are wrong or they are right - they just try to impose their opinion on the others. Sometimes I think it's easier to avoid talking about things and just make music.~Anat Cohen


Music People Opinion

If you can't prove it in words, it ain't gospel. Soul music is just an expression of the mind, but your spirit has to be made alive - that's the real part, the part that God speaks to.~Andrae Crouch


Music God Words

Every day, we hear that somebody got saved to our music from all over the world. The music reaches people. It can encourage them. I feel like I have to do it because there's somebody out there who needs to hear the gospel.~Andrae Crouch


Music Day World

God can take anything we have, as long as we give Him the glory for it. He can develop it and make it acceptable in music for the people.~Andrae Crouch


Music God People

I have dyslexia, and I never did learn to read music, and I even had a problem in reading because everything was turned upside down, so I just had to draw from the lyrics and the voice that I would hear in my mind.~Andrae Crouch


Music Mind Learn

I love doing music, and I plan to do it until I die or as long as I can walk to the piano.~Andrae Crouch


Love Music Walk

The Winans have been some of my favorite people, and Marvin certainly has a real anointing when he preaches and sings; he's a great interpreter of my music.~Andrae Crouch


Music Great People

Music was transmitted over the airwaves in the '60s - for free, even - astonishingly enough without Bit Torrent.~Andrew Rosenthal


Music Free Enough

Things have changed so much. People walked away from a simple life we had in the '20s and '30s, and I am glad that I am able to touch that period in our lives with the shows that I do and with the music that I do.~Andy Griffith


Life Music I Am

Good fashion is like rock music: all anarchy and revolt.~Ann Demeulemeester


Music Good Fashion

Fashion is silly. Perhaps I should say fashion in general is silly. But then everything is, in general. If you talk about music in general, it's silly; about magazines, in general, they're silly.~Ann Demeulemeester


Music Silly Fashion

My taste in both is pretty eclectic. I do encourage people to try new and different kinds of tea if they can - there are so many different sorts, and so many, flavored or not, and there's bound to be something you like. The same with choral music, really.~Ann Leckie


Music People Tea

I think a lot of times our culture has an attitude toward art and the production of art that separates artists from the rest of us, like making art or music or painting or whatever is some magical thing that you have to be inspired to do, and special people do it.~Ann Leckie


Music Art Attitude

I think we want our kids to grow up to be people who can think outside of the box, be creative and innovators, sort of the forward-thinkers of our future. I think a way to inspire that is through art and music.~Angela Kinsey


Music Art Future

Why do we have a brain in the first place? Not to write books, articles, or plays; not to do science or play music. Brains develop because they are an expedient way of managing life in a body.~Antonio Damasio


Life Music Science

Imagine a music business where all the music press talked about, all day long, was cover bands of old rock and pop groups. Beatles cover bands, Rolling Stones cover bands, The Who cover bands, Led Zeppelin cover bands. Cover bands, cover bands, everywhere you go.~Antony Johnston


Music Business Day

I am severely distracted these days. It's hard to sit in front of the computer, uploading bad music for hours, when you have a wonderful boyfriend who treats you like a Goddess.~April Winchell


Music I Am You

I always like to get local music when I'm in another country.~April Winchell


Music Country Local

I do get credit for having a California sound to my music, but I don't think people really know what that means - they think the Beach Boys. I'm thinking more like Sunset Strip in the 1960s and stuff like that.~Ariel Pink


Music Sunset Beach

My music has always been my solo project.~Ariel Pink


Music Solo Always

I always wanted to get into rock music so I could cover up my real personality, change my voice, and create a false self to hide behind.~Ariel Pink


Change Music Personality

I love to get to that place where I don't know what kind of music I'm doing; I don't know if it's any good. I don't know if it's anything. It's a big question mark. The idea is to have interesting results. That's my bottom line.~Ariel Pink


Love Music Good

My grandma's into music. My mom is a singer. Even my sister is a much better singer than I am. So you could say music runs in the family.~Arijit Singh


Mom Family Music

I'm very grateful I went to school to study law, particularly tax law, which really is interesting to me and very useful to me now with my position. Music, however, will always be my number one passion; I like how it connects everyone.~Armin van Buuren


Music School Passion

I wanted to be someone who wanted to produce music, and here I am, and I'm happy about it.~Arijit Singh


Music Happy I Am

I love music, and I loved dance music immediately. So I bought some equipment and started making my own. When I started this, I didn't say, 'okay I'm going to do this step and then this step' to become popular. I just created music that I loved.~Armin van Buuren


Love Music Dance

As a DJ, people expect a certain sound and a certain danceability for the music. As a producer, I really like to let go of any rules that may exist.~Armin van Buuren


Music May People

I'm not a jukebox; I don't play exactly what the crowd wants to hear - that doesn't make sense. But, I do look at people requests. At the end of the day, they are the ticket payers and they are the ones that come to the show. If I played music that purely entertains me, I'd play very weird music.~Armin van Buuren


Music Day End

I'm an electronic guy, I'm a freak for electronic music but real instruments, the dynamic range of it, and the emotions, there's no comparison.~Armin van Buuren


Music Emotions Real

Holland was one of the first countries to adopt dance music into their culture, and we were the first ones to have really big raves. I grew up in that atmosphere in the early 1990s, and I was very interested in how dance music was made.~Armin van Buuren


Music Dance Culture

More people are asking me to come and sing for them, so obviously I am getting more work. But apart from singing, I have been parallely programming and producing music tracks and assisting music directors. That is my bread and butter, which is how I survived in Mumbai. Now I can't leave it.~Arijit Singh


Work Music I Am

In '92 - '93, I was at that age when I was looking for my identity and that's when I found dance music and I really fell in love with it.~Armin van Buuren


Love Music Age

I've always tried to avoid electronic music in India because whatever songs I got in the genre I didn't really enjoy singing them - I didn't like the arrangements.~Arijit Singh


Music Singing Enjoy

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


Music School Friends

I am songwriter. I do compose the music of songs that I write in Bengali. But I've never thought of composing for a film. That's a different art altogether.~Arijit Singh


Music Art I Am

When I joined the music scene, a lot of big-ticket singers were not getting good work... It was a lean phase.~Arijit Singh


Work Music Good

I like to compose, but only for myself. I write my own lyrics and compose the music around them.~Arijit Singh


Music Myself My Own

Folk music is music that everyday people can play, and it inspired a lot of people to make their own music. That trailed into making your own pop music, and that's why garage bands started springing up everywhere.~Arlo Guthrie


Music People Play

With the advent of radio and recording, music became an industry rather than just a tradition.~Arlo Guthrie


Music Tradition Industry

A name doesn't make the music. It's just called that to differentiate it from other types of music.~Art Blakey


Music Name Other

Music is supposed to wash away the dust of everyday life.~Art Blakey


Life Music Everyday Life

Music washes away the dust of every day life.~Art Blakey


Life Music Day

I'm a 50-year-old guy making music for over 20 years. I've been writing songs since I was 20, so it's really been 30 years, and it's always been personal, but I've always told stories.~Art Alexakis


Music Writing Personal

I'm happy, so I just want to project that happiness through my music to make other people happy.~ASAP Ferg


Happiness Music Happy

There's no borders or lines you can't cross anymore. Everything is getting blended with everything. That's the dope thing about music now. Some people don't like it, more of the older people. They want to, you know, go back to old-school New York hip-hop.~ASAP Ferg


Music People Want

I don't have a problem with how people receive the music. I feel like it's for everybody.~ASAP Ferg


Music People Problem

If we ask a vague question, such as, 'What is poetry?' we expect a vague answer, such as, 'Poetry is the music of words,' or 'Poetry is the linguistic correction of disorder.'~A. R. Ammons


Music Poetry Words

Music is something that always lifts my spirits and makes me happy, and when I make music I always hope it will have the same effect on whoever listens to it.~Aaron Carter


Music Hope Happy

You never really know as an actor; it's completely out of your control, in terms of editing, and music, and film stock, shot selection, and what takes they use.~Aaron Eckhart


Music Control You

I've always loved music and held it as a sacred thing that I can't touch, as I don't really want to deconstruct it or be a musician.~Aaron Koblin


Music Loved Want

I think that music and visual arts can complement themselves nicely. They do different things - the music forces you into a different mood and perspective whilst the visual stuff can engage you in a more direct cognitive manner.~Aaron Koblin


Music Perspective You

I was working a corporate job, but I really wanted to do music.~Awkwafina


Music Job Working

It's not nice to say it - I know female musicians, but not so many rappers. I can't think of one I idolize, which is sad, but I'm hoping that will change.~Awkwafina


Change Sad Musicians

I'm not trying to unite Asian people with my music.~Awkwafina


Music People Trying

When I went to college, it became more of a hobby, and that's when I think I got the realest music education. It wasn't something that I had to do. It wasn't an obligation.~Awkwafina


Education Music College

I got to know Elton John's older music by learning to like his newer stuff. 'The Lion King?' That's what I like.~Aaron Schock


Music Learning Lion

For 'A Little Night Music,' I did try to get little bit more beefed up for that because I thought that would help me carry myself around the stage in that character.~Aaron Lazar


Music Myself Character

So long as the human spirit thrives on this planet, music in some living form will accompany and sustain it and give it expressive meaning.~Aaron Copland


Music Living Meaning

The whole problem can be stated quite simply by asking, 'Is there a meaning to music?' My answer would be, 'Yes.' And 'Can you state in so many words what the meaning is?' My answer to that would be, 'No.'~Aaron Copland


Music Words Problem

To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable.~Aaron Copland


Music Time Flow

If a literary man puts together two words about music, one of them will be wrong.~Aaron Copland


Music Together Man

For us there's U2 music, and then there's everything else.~Adam Clayton


Music Everything Us

I think where it's going is toward what the music industry is like, where channels will be considered more like labels that carry the type of TV show that you like, and then you'll consume them however you can. For example, I don't really watch Showtime, but I bought 'Homeland,' and I've been watching every episode on my iPad.~Adam Pally


Music You Think

You don't want the biggest record deal as far as money goes, you just want to make sure that the people at the label really support your band and the music and stuff.~Adam Rich


Music Money Support

We knew that we wanted to play heavy music but I hadn't gotten into melody and things like that.~Adam Rich


Music Play Like

It is, we wanted to make a record that reflected our love of Hard-Rock music and it is sort of Metal though we don't really describe ourselves as Metal.~Adam Rich


Love Music Metal

Whether you like another band's music or not you never know who is going to take you out on tour or who you are going to be friends with and that is just something that is important to us.~Adam Rich


Music Friends Important

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


Music Girl Looking

Musicians don't respect a lot of the stuff that is on TRL and a lot of musicians think that stuff on the radio is not good musically so when musicians say that they like us it obviously feels good.~Adam Rich


Respect Good Musicians

I realised that the only time I really enjoyed music was when I was in the studio writing. So even though it was a six album deal, they saw quite early on that I wasn't enjoying it as I should be. I didn't feel there was anything behind it.~Adam Rickitt


Music Time Writing

There was a time when the music fell silent. Both within me and around me.~Agnetha Faltskog


Music Time Me

I hear music as narrative.~Ajay Naidu


Music Hear Hear Music

The music is the message, the message is the music. So that's my little ministry that the Big Man upstairs gave to me - a little ministry called love and happiness.~Al Green


Love Happiness Music

One of my biggest personal holdings is Rotana. That company has a very dominant force in the Middle East. It has around 45% of all the movie industry and around 75% of all the music.~Al-Waleed bin Talal


Music Company Personal

That's why so much of the music today sounds so much alike, because there's no in-between. So it's kind of nice to still turn some buttons every now and then.~Alan Vega


Music Today Nice

That's what so sad about a lot of modern music, in my opinion, so many young bands never stay around long enough to fulfill their ultimate promise. They only get halfway there or a quarter of the way there.~Alan Vega


Music Sad Young

That's what my music... I'm working on a solo record right now, it's gonna be more hip-hop than anything, like electronic hip-hop, futuristic hip-hop. I'm probably gonna be rapping on it.~Alan Vega


Music Hip-Hop Working

I did a couple songs with this hip-hop guy named Tim Dark. He was working in the same studio I've been working in, he heard my music and he said, aw man, I've got to do something with you.~Alan Vega


Music Man Dark

I probably won't be able to hear it until five years from now anyway. That's when I always hear my own music. It takes five years to sit down with it after not hearing it for a couple of years.~Alan Vega


Music Down My Own

Lately I've been listening to some classical music again, some jazz.~Alan Vega


Music Listening Jazz

I try to give the music more of a campfire feel as opposed to a library atmosphere. I like when you can hear people hanging out in the songs and doing a little shuffling. It creates a feeling of participation.~Alex Ebert


Music People Doing

I think Edward Sharpe's music is counter-cultural music in the strangest sense where you have a time now where love, optimism, hope and community are uncool and not part of the mainstream culture.~Alex Ebert


Love Music Time

I've always been around musicians and always been the songwriter who doesn't end up playing the music.~Alex Ebert


Music End Musicians

I think in the world of indie music there's this sort of false modesty.~Alex Kapranos


Music World Think

I took a lot of long summer road trips with my dad, and the mix of music we listened to on the road skipped around from classical to Western to new age to hyper-cinematic.~Alex Ebert


Music Age Summer

I want to make music that will make the blood surge in your veins, music that will get people up and dance.~Alex Kapranos


Music Dance People

I really want it to have an impact on the world. I want to be in a town on the other side of the world, and somebody walks up and says, 'That music you made in Glasgow, I listened to it every day, and it moved me.'~Alex Kapranos


Music Day World

Popular music usually has a chorus that needs to repeat, and people need to remember the song. That's sort of the major guideline when you're writing a song.~Alex Ebert


Music Writing People

Cinema, which is influenced by every single part of life, is direct and reaches you immediately. And writing - the best writing is complex ideas communicated concisely. And music - if it's a good tune, make sure people can bloody hear it.~Alex Kapranos


Life Music Best

Ideally, musicians belong outside the Establishment. When they cross that line, it's like something in them has died.~Alex Kapranos


Musicians Belong Outside

Where music leads, I follow.~Alexander Wang


Music Follow Where

It's a bit like school camp, shooting a film. Everyone's on heat. It's a strange energy. It's full of adrenalin. I funnel my excess energy in funny little ways. I do a lot of dancing in my trailer. I love music.~Alice Englert


Love Funny Music

I strongly encourage listening to the radio to hear something you haven't heard before. It's a very healthy thing to do. It's strange: unless you reload your iPods every couple of weeks, you're listening to and recycling the same music all of the time. I'm serious. Listen to your radio station.~Alvin Lee


Music Time Listening

It was by listening to Goodman's band, that I began to notice the guitarist Charlie Christian, who was one of the first musicians to play solos in a big band set-up.~Alvin Lee


Musicians Listening Play

I really like writing music. That's kind of like my little hobby. I like that because sometimes you don't really have any control when you're an actor, over what you're doing next, and everything is kind of decided by other people. You're always waiting to hear from people.~Amelia Warner


Music Waiting Writing

You walk off the plane in Rio, and your blood temperature goes up. The feel of the wind on your face, the water on your skin, the taste of the food, the music, the sexuality; Brazilians are very comfortable in their sexuality.~Amy Irving


Music Food Water

There's nothing but spirit in music. That's all it is. Yeah, there's a lot of intellectual elements to it, but no matter how you approach it, it's all spirit.~Amos Lee


Music Nothing Intellectual

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.~Amos Lee


Love Music Working Hard

I don't know anything about music theory at all. Zero. But I don't really need to.~Amos Lee


Music Know Theory

I don't really know what 'folk music' means anymore.~Amos Lee


Music Know Folk Music

I did musicals from about age 10 to 18.~Alison Lohman


Age Musicals Did

I love the company of actors, but the crazier it gets, the more I've come to realise how valuable my time is with my friends who work on the land or are builders or, you know, make music. Work in offices. Run shops.~Andrea Riseborough


Love Work Music

The most moving scene for me in 'Pride and Prejudice' is the Pemberley music room scene: Elizabeth has just saved Darcy's sister from embarrassment and confusion, and as the music plays on, Darcy's look of gratitude becomes a look of love, which we see reciprocated in Elizabeth's eyes.~Andrew Davies


Love Music Sister

I have to take time occasionally to get away from the pressures of this business. If I don't, I think I would get stale, and that would show in my music.~Andy Gibb


Music Time Business

I've been working at performing for five years now. I've been working in Australia and Spain and England. When I was only 15 or 16, 1 was performing in bars; I could have had legal problems, but it's also the only way to get to know what music is all about.~Andy Gibb


Music Problems Legal

I always think it's important to choose your initial theme very carefully because you're going to be married to it for a long time. You might have to generate an hour's worth of music from a very short, little piece of theme.~Anne Dudley


Music Time Short

I think that music has an endless life.~Anne Dudley


Life Music Think

There are two types of conductors. One is the good conductor who can do passionate music but also listen to the singers and do the orchestra. And then there are great conductors, who have their own opinion on the music, who are ruling everything - and not listening much to the singers, but the orchestra play amazingly.~Anna Netrebko


Music Good Great

I do not have voice for Russian music; I cannot be cute little peasant like in operas of Glinka or Rimsky-Korsakov. I am now never in Russia; I am Austrian citizen. But definitely I am Latin!~Anna Netrebko


Music Cute I Am

I remain loyal to Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert in music and to Shakespeare and Jane Austen in literature.~Anne Stevenson


Music Literature Loyal

I always listen to music, my passion and vice is music, I will be denied access to heaven because of the number of CDs I own, and I have gluttony for all types and colours of music.~Anthony Minghella


Music Passion Listen

As a teenager I was obsessed with music and with writing and performing songs.~Anthony Minghella


Music Writing Performing

There is rap music in all my films. In 'La Vie des Morts,' there is rap music too. It's because I'm French, and when it appeared in 1978, it was so new, it set off my musical imagination.~Arnaud Desplechin


Music Imagination New

I hate this idea in the Cinematheque that you must watch silent movies with no music, like it's a piece of art. It's not true.~Arnaud Desplechin


Music Art Hate

Elvis Presley's music never meant anything to me. Mambo was the music I loved - it spoke to me.~Arne Glimcher


Music Loved Me

I try not to become friends with musicians, but life happens and dinner happens and going out happens - it becomes interwoven in L.A.~Ariel Rechtshaid


Life Friends Musicians

I was never in the business of trying to put my name out there - I was really focused on music and records and being in the studio.~Ariel Rechtshaid


Music Business Trying

I think something I've been drawn to about the people I work with is that they seem to be - like me - people who are a little insane, and have to make music. It's not a choice they're making for the sake of vanity - like it's cool to be in a band.~Ariel Rechtshaid


Work Music Cool

I would rather fall flat on my face than try to just make a quick dollar by making music that fits into the radio format right now. It does nothing for me.~Ariel Rechtshaid


Music Me Fall

I just think that with music, it's kind of like life, and so the people you work with, you generally develop a relationship. You don't have to try to explain things. You just know. It's like you're in the band together and striving for the same goal.~Ariel Rechtshaid


Life Work Music

I use music as therapy. Whenever I'm feeling angry or needing some 'me' time, which is quite regularly, I'll go and bang a piano or flesh out something on a guitar.~Arthur Darvill


Music Time Me

It's a bonus if your girlfriend likes your music - definitely not a downfall.~Ashton Irwin


Music Girlfriend Downfall

From early on there were two things that filled my life - music and storytelling, both of them provoked by my father. He was a jazz pianist and also a very good storyteller, an avid reader. He passed both those interests on to me.~Athol Fugard


Life Music Father

To be honest, I know this probably sounds corny or whatever because I'm a musician, but listening to music really helps me relax and calm down - listening to my favorite songs. Also, laughing and hanging out with my friends.~Austin Mahone


Music Friends Relax

Coming from my bedroom in San Antonio to this big world and going from singing covers off my laptop to making music in this nice studio, making professional-sounding music - it's just weird.~Austin Mahone


Music World Singing

I like being able to be on the inside of music, rather than on the outside listening to it.~Aurora


Music Listening Outside

I'm so happy I discovered early how wonderful music makes me feel.~Aurora


Music Happy Me

Musically, I actually grew up listening to country music as a kid, like George Strait, Alan Jackson... all those guys. So it was kind of weird crossing over from that to pop and R&B, but you know, I love Michael Jackson, Ne-Yo, Usher, R. Kelly, Drake, Boyz II Men.~Austin Mahone


Love Music Men

Music is my life. I love doing it, so I just do it nonstop all day. And with dancing, I wanted to put on a show for people. I don't want to just be sitting there doing nothing, so that's when I started to dance.~Austin Mahone


Life Love Music

Everybody has ideas. The vital question is, what do you do with them? My rock musician sons shape their ideas into music. My sister takes her ideas and fashions them into poems. My brother uses his ideas to help him understand science. I take my ideas and turn them into stories.~Avi


Music Sister Science

My grandfather, Arthur Baskerville, he played and still plays a little bit piano and trombone, and so when I was a kid, I always heard jazz around the house, but I also went to his gigs, whether it be a Saturday brunch in my hometown Columbus, Ohio. We'd go and hear him play with some of the local musicians.~Aaron Diehl


Musicians Jazz Play

My father, I think he played percussion in high school. My mother played piano when she was very young, but only for a brief while. I don't think she had a great teacher. In any case, neither of them were really into music at a young age.~Aaron Diehl


Mother Music Teacher

I had experiences or exposure to music in church. I went to a church, it was very unique. It was a predominantly African American Catholic church. So they would have - one mass would be traditional church music, and then the other mass would be gospel music.~Aaron Diehl


Music American Unique

I consider myself very fortunate. I mean, I think there's that old saying, 'Where there's a will, there's a way,' and I just have such a passion for jazz music and playing the piano that I just find a way to make it work, so to speak. Fortunately, I have so far.~Aaron Diehl


Work Music Myself

When I see young people interested in music. I always look out for that passion in their eyes. You never know where that might lead.~Aaron Diehl


Music Passion Eyes

I'm trying to use people like Meredith Monk and Philip Glass and Terry Riley as the backing tracks for new pop songs. It's really hard trying to use the format and write a pop song on top of avant-garde music, so we'll see. It could be cool, or it could totally flop.~Autre Ne Veut


Music Cool People

I like pop music. Earnestly. Most of the greatest technicians, mix engineers, and players are working in pop music.~Autre Ne Veut


Music Greatest Engineers

There's a certain type of indie fan who would balk at the prospect of there being value in pop music, but I think that's foolish. They're not really listening.~Autre Ne Veut


Music Value Listening

I did a lot of choral music in high school, and that was kind of my primary, stable outlet for music because I didn't feel comfortable being a soloist. It was a cool, safe space for me musically.~Autre Ne Veut


Music School Cool

Music, even if I ended up doing something different or do end up doing something different in the long run, it's just something that is life blood. If I'm not participating in some way, I feel like I'm wasting my time.~Autre Ne Veut


Life Music Time

In high school, I decided I wanted to learn guitar, so I picked it up and starting teaching myself some basic chords and started playing with friends. Guitar inherently lends itself to be guitar music, especially when you're not good at guitar.~Autre Ne Veut


Music Myself Good

If someone is sad, they put on a song, or if someone wants to rock out, and they want to get into a good mood, they put on music. Just being able to be a part of something like that I feel like was my ultimate push to do music.~Adam Hicks


Music Good Sad

I spend a lot of time on my music.~Adam Hicks


Music Time Spend

I love all kinds of music. My dad's from London, so he loves David Bowie, the Stones, The Clash. I grew up with that influence while loving poetry and loving all kinds of current music.~Adam Hicks


Love Music Dad

I'm a mad thinker in general. I think about everything, all the time. Especially when I write music, a lot of the influences come from personal experiences or from being on the outside looking in, being that person who witnessed things that stuck with me throughout my life.~Adam Hicks


Life Music Time

I've been writing music since 4th grade, and I love putting words together and expressing things in a way that you can move your head to and you can really relate to, because I have a lot to say.~Adam Hicks


Love Music Together

The greatest thing about music is everyone has their own style, and I respect all styles of music.~Adam Hicks


Music Respect Greatest

'Drive' is definitely an inspiration because it was a film that was able to use what would normally be considered cheesy, kind of bold, electronic music choice and pull it off in a mainstream way.~Adam Wingard


Music Choice Drive

I've always loved music videos - I used to make my own for bands like Pearl Jam. My favorite directors are Michel Gondry, Spike Jonze, and Patrick Daughters.~Akiva Schaffer


Music Loved Favorite

It's hard for me to think of others because I'm not particularly in sympathy with the music of this century.~Alan Hovhaness


Music Sympathy Me

Sometimes a piece of music in the score isn't effective. When a score is too well finished with too many elements, sometimes it's too much.~Alejandro Amenabar


Music Sometimes Too Much

Yeah, I've played a lot of instruments, and I played in a lot of bands growing up, and I've even had to play music in a lot of films that I've done.~Alessandro Nivola


Music Growing Up Play

When you leave the planet, you leave music behind.~Alex Van Halen


Music You Leave

Yeah, we have our differences, but we put those aside, and now we're making music. It's great.~Alex Van Halen


Music Great Differences

Music is a dialogue.~Alex Van Halen


Music Dialogue

I remember my first time in the Champions League. I was 18, and it was Arsenal against Milan at The Emirates. The night before, I remember I put my music on my iPod. I was lying in bed, and I listened to the Champions League music. That was my Champions League debut, my first time. It was beautiful.~Alexandre Pato


Music Time Beautiful

I'm releasing a single. It's called 'Live it Up.' It was based on my Euro trip. I only write my own music. I don't let other people write it at all. So I've been working on that a lot. There's three singles coming out. The producer of The Fray who did their double-platinum album 'How to Save a Life,' I'm working with him. He's producing me.~Alexander Ludwig


Life Music People

My heart lies in music and acting, however, my inspiration comes from adrenaline rush I get from sports... and life.~Alexander Ludwig


Life Music Sports

I actually write my own music whenever I have a chance. I play guitar and sing.~Alexander Ludwig


Music Chance Guitar

My favorite travel pastime is writing music, either with my guitar or on my computer.~Alexander Ludwig


Music Travel Writing

I started off when I was seven years old doing musicals. I was in 'Les Miserables' and 'The Sound of Music,' and my mum's an actress. My parents divorced when I was young, and when she couldn't find a babysitter, I was in the wings, sleeping.~Alicia Vikander


Music Parents Wings

My mother was an opera singer and my grandmother a concert pianist, and they only liked classical music. If I put on a pop record, they would tell me to turn it off, so I only listen to classical.~Amanda Eliasch


Mother Music Grandmother

I have always been a huge fan of reggae music. I remember going to see Bob Marley And The Wailers at the Hammersmith Odeon when I was 13. I went with my big sister, Cordelia, and it remains the most wonderful concert I've ever been to.~Amanda Donohoe


Music Sister Remember

I think music on television is just uniformly dreadful. It is mundane, it says nothing.~Amy Sherman-Palladino


Music Television Nothing

I am pretty embroiled in moving on and moving forward with music.~Andy Summers


Music Moving On I Am

I'm just trying to avoid any sort of generic kind of music - I don't want to do generic jazz or fusion.~Andy Summers


Music Trying Jazz

I don't think you need a record deal to write songs. You don't need any other reason than you want to do it. It's a far cry from why some people do music today. They make it to order, which is pretty horrible.~Andy Taylor


Music Today People

Music is escapism, it's entertainment.~Andy Taylor


Music Entertainment

The great thing about the Internet is that it allows people to find and consume music.~Andy Taylor


Music Great People

When you don't have a record label and you have been on your own as we have, you can look at all these other ways you can get in touch with other people and get music out there again.~Andy Taylor


Music People Look

I love many kinds of music: world music, jazz, classical, pop.~Anita Diament


Love Music World

It's such a lonely existence, living with a rock n' roller. No matter how much he loves you, he will always love his music more.~Anita Pallenberg


Love Music Lonely

Well, a few years ago I think I could have given you a more enthusiastic answer about that but in the last few years, for the first time in my life, I really haven't listened to much music. I used to work with music on and now I don't.~Ann Beattie


Life Work Music

Falling in Place was meant to be very much rooted in a place and time, and music was a part of that.~Ann Beattie


Music Time Place

I could name a few songs and say exactly what summer they came out and what boy I thought I was in love with when I was fourteen years old, but I think that music used to be really more a part of the culture when people went out dancing in a different way than they do now.~Ann Beattie


Love Music Summer

When I lived in New York, not only did I have safety locks on the door but I had the music going, keeping the city at a distance, trying to find creative time and peace and so forth.~Ann Beattie


Music Time Peace

Back when we were first making records, you didn't just make the music, you put a great deal of energy into the way it looked, and every word that was written on the whole thing.~Ann Wilson


Music Great Energy

People can't just listen to the music and have their own imagination and take them where they wanna go.~Ann Wilson


Music Imagination People

My playing music is strictly for fun. When I was in a band, I was really excited to talk about it since I had never really played music to that extent. It was never meant as something I would consider as anything more than having fun with my friends. But I think I would enjoy writing music for the movies that I'm working on.~Anton Yelchin


Music Friends Having Fun

I love being in the studio, and I am a huge fan of live music. Without writing good stuff in the studio, you have nothing to play live.~Anthony Hamilton


Love Music Good

I enjoy touring. I enjoy recording the music, I enjoy dreaming it and I enjoy performing it. I also definitely enjoy selling it, because I like to eat.~Anthony Hamilton


Music Enjoy Selling

Creatively, I'd like to achieve not only being an artist, but being a businessman and having my own music home.~Anthony Hamilton


Music Home Artist

You have to be who you are when you do music.~Anthony Hamilton


Music You Who

We were really interested in music from all over the world. We realized that what we were doing was very close to contemporary classical music because of the lack of tonality in the guitar- the fact that I play guitar the way I play.~Arto Lindsay


Music World Doing

I don't really mind what people say about my love life or anything like that, but the one thing is that, yes, I do sing and write all my own music. That is something that I hold really dear. And yeah, I made a fool of myself in front of the world, but it was also great to pick myself back up and go on tour.~Ashlee Simpson


Life Love Music

We deliberately used elements from Brazilian music and from African and Asian music. Now people can hear that but then it sounded so abstract, they couldn't hear it.~Arto Lindsay


Music People Now

It was very interesting for me because DNA made music without much technical knowledge at all.~Arto Lindsay


Music Knowledge Me

I had this idea for a while to do mix this Al Green vibe with a samba thing. I tried to do that in many different ways. Peter added his own modern notion of funk and his own deep background in classical music.~Arto Lindsay


Music Deep Green

I'm an artist, and I go in the studio and make my music. And then I'll give it to my dad and he does what he does. And he does, you know, the press, and figuring out shows and whatnot. When it comes to my artistic freedom, he doesn't, like, step on my toes or anything.~Ashlee Simpson


Music Freedom Dad

It's just the acting side of things. It's not like music, where you can go out there and be independent. It's a bit more difficult to get out there on your own and be an actor. It takes time.~Ashley Thomas


Music Time Acting

I was acting before I did music, so it is an easier transition for me in my own mindset.~Ashley Thomas


Music Transition Me

Acting was always my passion, even before music, so I knew I was always heading down that path.~Ashley Thomas


Music Passion Path

I started out doing the acting, and there was always an interest in music, and then the music just took off.~Ashley Thomas


Music Doing Acting

I don't think I'd want to concentrate on just acting because I love music, and things are going really well, so I think I will always continue to make music.~Ashley Thomas


Love Music Acting

I think the music I make is true to my life. A lot of people can relate to it. It is real. I'm just saying it how it is - I don't sugar-coat it. If you are an ambitious person, you want to strive for more. I want to do it all.~Ashley Thomas


Life Music People

White artists have made millions of dollars off music they stole from black artists. I don't blame all the white artists. I'm a huge Stevie Ray Vaughn fan, and he was always very gracious about where he learned his music. But a lot of the time, you'd think the white guys thought it up. Hey, hasn't anyone heard of Muddy Waters?~Ato Essandoh


Music Time Black

When people say Jerry Lee Lewis invented rock n' roll, they forget Little Richard. People talk about Elvis Presley and forget he was singing black music. I don't blame Elvis. It was the music business figuring it could make more money from this music if it weren't presented from the original source.~Ato Essandoh


Music Business Money

I love the notion of a dude sitting there with an untuned guitar tapping his foot and just singing his passion out; that's what got me into music in the first place.~Ato Essandoh


Love Music Passion

It's hard to decide how to match words to music. It's not like it's twice the work. It's always difficult for me to explain to the composer what I'm looking for. I'm not a professional; I lack even basic knowledge about writing music.~Ayumi Hamasaki


Work Music Knowledge

In the beginning, I was searching for myself in my music. My music was for me. I didn't have the mental room to be conscious of the listener; I wrote to save myself.~Ayumi Hamasaki


Music Myself Beginning

I'm not a professional; I lack even basic knowledge about writing music.~Ayumi Hamasaki


Music Knowledge Writing

I started in a research lab for TV cameras, then I worked at a tape duplication facility. That was the first introduction for me to recorded music and hi-fi.~Alan Parsons


Music Me Research

When the script was written, it was sent to me with asterisks marking where he felt a song would be appropriate. Before the film was shot, the score was written. I made a demo of it, so they lived with the music as they were making the film.~Alan Price


Music Me Song

Classical music's ability to translate emotional themes is fantastic.~Alan Price


Music Emotional Ability

Jazz music, as is also the case with the old down-home spirituals, gospel and jubilee songs, jumps, shouts and moans, is essentially an American vernacular or idiomatic modification of musical conventions imported from Europe, beginning back during the time of the early settlers of the original colonies.~Albert Murray


Music Time Beginning

Now, one can often get away with playing music by ear when it is not being recorded, but writing is another matter; its mistakes are not forgotten because they are still there to confuse us.~Albert Murray


Music Mistakes Writing

I think in L.A., in terms of the music scene, it's a really strange place. It's really hard to get the feeling that something's happening, or the feeling that something can make it out of there.~Aleksa Palladino


Music Strange Feeling

I started playing music when I was really young.~Aleksa Palladino


Music Young Started

Audiences respond in entirely different ways. One thing is unanimous - music binds us altogether.~Aleksey Igudesman


Music One Thing Different

We're passionate musicians, but we felt classical concerts were more like a funeral because nobody talked and everybody was dressed so conservatively. We thought that's kind of strange, because music is full of life! We thought we could break through that barrier with theater and comedy elements.~Aleksey Igudesman


Life Music Musicians

The idea of a musical comedy was something we had had in mind for many years, but the project 'Igudesman & Joo: A Little Nightmare Music' has a history that goes back five years. I can say that this is the most successful project that we have ever done.~Aleksey Igudesman


Music History Mind

It is interesting that our biggest fans are the greatest names of the classical music scene, such as Julian Rachlin, Janine Jansen, Mischa Maisky and Gidon Kremer. They even make guest appearances in our concerts occasionally.~Aleksey Igudesman


Music Greatest Interesting

We are fans of Mozart and Beethoven, as well 'South Park' and Borat. We believe that we can attract many people who eschew the serious ambiance of concert halls and don't go to classical music concerts because of such reasons. However, there is a 'serious humor' on the stage: funny and ridiculous. That is important!~Aleksey Igudesman


Funny Music Humor

From the very beginning, I started doing music performances with a lot of theatrical aspects to them, where humor was a part of it but not necessarily had to be. Humor is just another tool to make the palette more rich and interesting for myself and eventually for the public. It's a great way to break out of convention.~Aleksey Igudesman


Music Myself Humor

Combining music, theater and comedy is a new and broader form of expression. In certain combinations you can make people laugh one moment, cry the next, and then be astounded by the beauty of the music.~Aleksey Igudesman


Music Beauty Moment

I was able to turn to classical music many people, who saw my programs live and on YouTube, and this is one of the nicest achievements I can have.~Aleksey Igudesman


Music People Live

For me, personally, the most interesting music comes from the popular sector - from film and pop music - since contemporary classical music got stuck and went into directions where it lost a lot of the public by over-intellectualizing.~Aleksey Igudesman


Music Lost Me

Our first show, 'A Little Nightmare Music,' encompasses a lot of zany humor with beautiful classical music.~Aleksey Igudesman


Music Beautiful Humor

We've always dreamt of a TV series and working in film. When we first sat down to seriously write 'A Little Nightmare Music,' to write something for TV was our original inspiration. But all the stuff we were writing down is not going to work on stage. We had to rewrite it so it would work on the stage.~Aleksey Igudesman


Work Music Writing

Classical music is something that we're very passionate about, but we always thought it was presented in a stuffy way.~Aleksey Igudesman


Music Thought Passionate

There's a million people who can go out and play the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto brilliantly, but we're the only ones who can do 'A Little Nightmare Music.'~Aleksey Igudesman


Music People Play

I write music just for me. I'm certainly not good enough to do it on any kind of a level but I enjoy that time because it's quiet.~Alex O'Loughlin


Music Time Good

I try to preserve whatever balance society has between public and personal life. I never try to eat on the subway. I never try to listen to loud music on the subway.~Alex Karpovsky


Life Music Balance

I love having music just to chill to and also to rev me up a bit.~Alexander Hanson


Love Music Me

'The Sound of Music' is set in 1938 in Austria at the time of the Anschluss.~Alexander Hanson


Music Time Sound

I studied at Guildhall and did the acting course, but because I could sing a bit, I kept being cast in musicals.~Alexander Hanson


Acting Sing Musicals

I listen mostly to classical music.~Alexandra Fuller


Music Listen Mostly

When we were shooting in Shreveport, me and a couple of friends went down to Lafayette, because they had a big Zydeco music festival down there. We spent two days dancing to Zydeco music, eating fried alligator... It was one of the craziest festivals I've ever been to in my life, but I loved it.~Alexander Skarsgard


Life Music Friends

I was a big fan of Aaliyah's. Growing up, my mom was a big fan of her music. When I grew to have my own taste in music, I really loved 'One In A Million.' That was my jam.~Alexandra Shipp


Mom Music Growing Up

With music, you're really showing someone a piece of your soul. You're saying, 'This is mine. I wrote this, I made this, I'm performing this. This is how I'm presenting it to you.' There's something really scary about that, but there's also something next-worldly about it, too.~Alexandra Shipp


Music Soul You

I wanted to be able to play guitar. I wanted to be able to make music hurt.~Alexis Korner


Music Hurt Guitar

Every musical movement that is big enough has to produce some good musicians who wouldn't have had the incentive to start playing without it.~Alexis Korner


Good Musicians Start

I'm a compulsive musician, but it's also a bloody good way out of having to do anything else.~Alexis Korner


Good Way Musician

I guess music, particularly the blues, is the only form of schizophrenia that has organised itself into being both legal and beneficial to society.~Alexis Korner


Music Society Legal

Since the age of 12, all my musical thinking has been influenced by Afro-American music.~Alexis Korner


Music Age Thinking

I would like to continue making music and acting in projects that give me a lot of satisfaction.~Alicia Machado


Music Me Acting

I compose my own stuff. I've been writing songs with words. I've been playing more on the keyboard because I can transpose it to sheet music on the computer.~Alicia Witt


Music Words Writing

Nothing is more singular about this generation than its addiction to music.~Allan Bloom


Music Generation Addiction

Cocktail music is accepted as audible wallpaper.~Alistair Cooke


Music Cocktail Accepted

Canned music is like audible wallpaper.~Alistair Cooke


Music Like Canned

As a parent with young children, I would always find little things that bothered me when I was reading bedtime stories or watching shows or listening to children's music. I couldn't find any stories, games or television shows that were fun and exciting while also being morally instructive and patriotic.~Allen Covert


Music Children Fun

Music was something I was encouraged to do, which I appeared to be quite good at, but it was never a passion. Writing was always my first love.~Allan Guthrie


Love Music Good

I continue to write songs that are topically related to social, political and economic issues of our time, but I also recognize that onstage, I have a lot of fun and audiences have a lot of fun, so I'm trying to package the messages in music and sounds that are fun to perform and fun to listen to.~Aloe Blacc


Music Time Political

Salsa, classic rock, soul music, jazz... all of that was a part of my education in making hip-hop music.~Aloe Blacc


Education Music Soul

I felt I had an opportunity to follow in the footsteps of great soul musicians of the past, who made a lot of social and political commentary through their music.~Aloe Blacc


Music Great Opportunity

Hip-hop educated me about other forms of music, because it sampled from all different styles.~Aloe Blacc


Music Me Hip-Hop

Music critics think of lyrics first and don't consider melody but so many songs are lyrically depressing but musically great, and that's why they become classics.~Aloe Blacc


Music Great Think

I've become more introverted as I've got older. I used to be an outgoing person who joked around a lot, but as the amount of energy I expend by sharing my music has increased, I like to balance it by spending time by myself and recuperating.~Aloe Blacc


Music Time Myself

Music, especially as an adolescent, helps to build identity because that's when people start developing a sense of self. You can kind of tell based on what music a person listens to what kind of person they'll be pretty much for the rest of their life.~Aloe Blacc


Life Music Self

I'm very serious about what I write and who I allow to produce the music, because I want to make sure it's a true album, and not just something pushed out there to create hype and more fame for myself.~Alyson Stoner


Music Myself Want

I'm a big music person. I compare a lot of my emotions to how something sounds.~Analeigh Tipton


Music Emotions Person

I like to be alone and listen to music. Every match I play, I have a tune in my head over and over. It might only be a few words or a small piece of the tune, but it can drive you mad.~Ana Ivanovic


Music Alone Words

When you're working with music that is invariably better than you are, it's difficult to become swell-headed.~Andre Previn


Music Better You

I found that jazz musicians, possibly more than their classical counterparts, wear long-standing friendships easily and gracefully.~Andre Previn


Musicians Jazz Wear

I've always written about people who have very abstracted in a certain way. I write about scientists and artists and musicians. I write about people who live in their heads who are very obsessed about a certain set of details in the physical world.~Andrea Barrett


World People Musicians

When I composed, I heard my music played by the orchestra within days of completion of the score. No master at a conservatory, no matter how revered, can teach as much by verbal criticism as can a cold and analytical hearing of one's own music being played.~Andre Previn


Music Teach Criticism

Elliott Carter does not write the kind of music that the kids go off to school whistling.~Andre Previn


Music School Go

I finally wasn't interested in writing music that played while actors talked.~Andre Previn


Music Writing Interested

A Beethoven symphony should be rehearsed like chamber music, only for a lot more people.~Andre Previn


Music People Should

I've had the healthy and sobering experience of constantly working with music that is invariably better than any performance of it can be.~Andre Previn


Music Experience Better

I have to confess I'm addicted to Sky Sports News. Just the music can pull me in. And then whether it's badminton in the Czech Republic, snail pushing or mole hopping, I'm hooked.~Andrew Buchan


Music Sports Sky

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


Music Poetry Heart

The advice I am giving always to all my students is above all to study the music profoundly... music is like the ocean, and the instruments are little or bigger islands, very beautiful for the flowers and trees.~Andres Segovia


Music Flowers Beautiful

My dad bought a Beatles tape when I was in fifth grade, and that was the first time I ever really - I mean I was into music, but that was the first time it really blew my mind. When I heard the 'Red Compilation,' which wasn't like a proper album, I thought, 'music was more than I had ever thought it was before.'~Andrew Dost


Music Time Dad

The best pop music is the songs that a group of people can dance to, but you can also listen to in your bed and cry. That's something obviously that The Beatles started and... so having that darkness there opens another door.~Andrew Dost


Music Best Dance

Music is there to enrich your life and make you aware of things in a slightly different way.~Andrew Eldritch


Life Music You

I don't trawl record shops anymore. I usually hear music in bars or at friends' houses.~Andrew Eldritch


Music Friends Hear

I've never got on with the British press because they've always given me such a hard time. Once they build a band up they just want to do people down. They shouldn't concentrate on the colour of someone's shirt they should listen to the music.~Andrew Eldritch


Music Time People

I have no musical talent at all. I was banned from music classes and told I would never be able to understand anything. I still don't think I can sing, but somehow I get away with it.~Andrew Eldritch


Music Talent Think

I've been studying on my own. I'm not really trained. I went to school for about a year and a half. I never really studied music, but, I mean, I did. I studied for two years, maybe.~Andrew Wyatt


Music School Studying

I studied classical music for a year. Then, I studied jazz for a year at the New School, and then I got kicked out. You had to go to your class, so I don't know if that counts as studying. I didn't study jazz. I was supposed to.~Andrew Wyatt


Music School Studying

I was a total music nerd. I grew up on Perry Street in the '80s. My father wrote books about jazz, so I was always at the 'Village Vanguard.'~Andrew Wyatt


Music Father Jazz

I guess, like, the whole thing with music is - you're a little bit in control but not fully in control. Which is kind of the fun of it.~Andrew Wyatt


Music Fun Control

It was strange: I never had an interest in school because from an early age I knew the only thing I wanted to do was to play music! So I didn't feel so bad not going into school when I was supposed to be there - why do I need Latin, geography, physical education, etc., and to get beaten on a daily basis?~Andy Rourke


Education Music Age

I would like to do some musicals.~Andy Lau


Musicals Like Some

When I started playing the bass, I became kind of fascinated by it and started investigating various styles of bass playing, and I was really struck with funk music, mainly American funk music - Stanley Clarke, Funkadelic and that kind of stuff. That comes out in a couple of songs like 'Barbarism Begins at Home.'~Andy Rourke


Music Home American

My first ever tour of my music was in the Netherlands. I didn't really have a grace period to grow or anything; people just started booking for me. I feel pretty lucky.~Angel Olsen


Music People Grace

The Sound of Music was just such an honour to be in, because it was a movie that appeals to so many people, and they just loved it so much and they still love it to this day.~Angela Cartwright


Love Music Day

I am kind of a private person, so I don't miss that part of show business at all. Looking back on my career in television and making a movie like 'The Sound of Music' from an adult point of view, it actually seems kind of unreal. I was involved in shows that people grew up with - that hold memories for them - and it's a cool feeling.~Angela Cartwright


Music Business Memories

Watching David write was inspiring to me. He was at his most content composing. Music floated from his mind and fingertips. He would strum the 11 strings on his 12-string Harptone guitar and wander to the piano and play a few bars, then off to forage for rice pudding in the kitchen.~Angela Bowie


Music Mind Me

I'd never take any credit for David's music - that's all his.~Angela Bowie


Music Credit Never

I got the writing bug in the fourth grade when a poem of mine was published in the school newspaper. Music criticism came a little later, when I was in high school.~Ann Powers


Music School Writing

Women in music have always been associated with pop - with prettiness, theatricality, melodic hooks and dance beats.~Ann Powers


Music Women Dance

Personally, I've realized that the tradition I thought of as too safe, too pretty, and too conventional is the space where women have been able to gain some practical ground. The area of music where we thought the status quo was really being upset - specifically hard rock - has actually remained the most male-dominated.~Ann Powers


Music Women Space

MTV definitely has the effect of narrowing the range of music that hits the mainstream. On the other hand, isn't that the effect of television in general?~Ann Powers


Music Television Hand

I was looking for the people who were making the music inside the cabinet. I would look in there and see if I could find somebody who was making all this wonderful music.~Abbey Lincoln


Music People Looking

I always try not to overload my music with orchestration and to use only those instruments that are absolutely necessary.~Abel Korzeniowski


Music Try Always

My music lives because of real players.~Abel Korzeniowski


Music Real Players

There just is exponentially more money in the movie business than in the music business. As a result there are more people involved in the creative process.~Adam Duritz


Music Business Money

But what you realise after you've been in the business for a while is that people develop opinions about you that don't have anything to do with your music, they like or dislike you for a million reasons, they like or dislike you for your last record.~Adam Duritz


Music Business People

I attended a post-college program in L.A. for Music Business and Production. Took several courses involving Music Production, Arrangement, and Songwriting.~Adam Kluger


Music Business Production

Pitbull is great with brands. Endorsements with hip-hop artists work because hip-hop artists typically set the most trends... It's every brand's goal to be seen in the mainstream, and hip-hop music has become mainstream music.~Adam Kluger


Work Music Great

I initially wanted to work in the music industry more on the A&R side. While I was in school, I began working in the New Business department of an advertising firm, and very quickly I was responsible for roughly 70% of their business, so you could say I had a natural knack for the advertising world.~Adam Kluger


Work Music Business

The music industry's very laid back while I'm very, very aggressive.~Adam Kluger


Music Industry Back

There is a strong demand for Michael Jackson's music and merchandise, and that will only increase as more material surfaces in the years following his death.~Adam Kluger


Music Death Strong

Dancing and music were my first love. I was happiest at being a chorus boy.~Adam Shankman


Love Music Boy

Music, in Mexico, just wasn't working out. So, I fell into acting and I just fell in love with it. It was amazing! It was a great safe place to just vent.~Adan Canto


Love Music Great

I use rock and jazz and blues rhythms because I love that music. I hope my poetry has a relationship with good-time rock'n roll.~Adrian Mitchell


Love Music Relationship

Many fail to realize this great recording industry was built by so-called jazz artists. And at the other end of the spectrum, a base in European classical music as well.~Ahmad Jamal


Music End Great

We like to think of film and music as art, but actually art is something that is not restricted.~Ahmed Best


Music Art Think

I had teachers in high school to point me in the direction of the University of Indiana School of Music, and after IU, I went on to study at the Academy of Arts in Philadelphia. I graduated in 2006.~Ailyn Perez


Music School High School

Music and opera are a big part of my life.~Ailyn Perez


Life Music My Life

Two or three notes of music can instantly make you feel sad or tense or afraid or angry. To do that in words is much more difficult.~Anthony Daniels


Music Sad Words

I'd love to see a Nirvana biopic. I loved them when I was younger. I really like jazz music, so I'd like to see a Billie Holiday biopic - she was a fascinating woman.~Antonia Thomas


Love Music Woman

My father was a classical singer of baroque music, and my older sister was in musical theatre, and I thought about doing the same thing but then realised straight acting was for me.~Antonia Thomas


Music Sister Father

America does not need gorgeous halls and concert rooms for its musical development, but music schools with competent teachers, and many, very many, free scholarships for talented young disciples who are unable to pay the expense of study.~Anton Seidl


Music America Free

I like music that just gives you goose bumps.~Antonio Sabato, Jr.


Music You Goose

There's so much music going on in New Orleans.~Anthony Hemingway


Music New Going

I play the piano and write music.~Anwar Robinson


Music Play Piano

An American Idol is someone who knows how to change people's lives through music.~Anwar Robinson


Change Music People

Pop comes from the word 'popular,' which means that it could be anything that appeals to any group of people. When you talk about general masses, I think there's elements in every kind of music that can reach a broad audience.~Anwar Robinson


Music People You

For me, learning music and playing music and learning your instrument has incredible parallels for our day-to-day existence as human beings. All the ideas of discipline, and having a sense of yourself and translating that to music, that's all part of life's journey.~Arturo O'Farrill


Life Music Learning

I made one rule for myself, and I really try to live it: Play music you love, with people you love, for people you love. If I can't be that kind of musician, I'll drive a cab.~Arturo O'Farrill


Love Music Myself

Creating music based on art and giving away from your spirit is more important than making a living.~Arturo O'Farrill


Music Art Giving

I've always thought of music as profound spirituality because you can use that music and that spirituality for personal gain or for the good of the world, the good of humanity, and for the good of your people.~Arturo O'Farrill


Music Good World

I grew up in an environment with virtually no Hispanics where you see only people in your culture in custodial jobs. I had a messed up image of what we bring to this nation. My father was known as a pioneering figure in Cuban music, but I still associated him with everything that was negative in my neighborhood. I could not have been more mistaken.~Arturo O'Farrill


Music Father Culture

Jazz and Cuba are inexorably tied together; it's not a branch from a tree. Latin music is part of the root of jazz.~Arturo O'Farrill


Music Tree Together

Mostly, I just like to write music and spend time with my family and friends and jam.~Aubrey Peeples


Family Music Time

I have always been into music. That's my number one passion.~Audrina Patridge


Music Passion Always

I love everything, but I really love rock music. Incubus, Augustana, Nirvana, Chevelle, iHi-Hi-Fi, they're my really good friends.~Audrina Patridge


Love Music Good

Everyone in the music industry is so fun and laid-back.~Audrina Patridge


Music Fun Industry

I've played guitar and piano for a while, so it's really fun to play music on film.~Austin Butler


Music Fun Guitar

I am such a music fiend. I go after so many different types of music. I'm on iTunes constantly just buying new music!~Austin Butler


Music I Am Go

Yeats regarded his work as the close of an epoch, and the least of his later lyrics brings the sense of a great occasion. English critics have tried to claim him for their tradition, but, heard closely, his later music has that tremulous lyrical undertone which can be found in the Anglo-Irish eloquence of the eighteenth century.~Austin Clarke


Work Music Great

I had to learn a lot on 'Victorious' because I had never done multi-camera before. It's like music: You need to be on it, and there's no room for subtleties.~Avan Jogia


Music Learn You

I didn't want kabobs, Afghan music, and rules that required girls to be carefully monitored. I wanted mac and cheese, country music, and independence.~Azita Ghanizada


Music Independence Rules

Music is more of a hobby to me than my hobbies, if that makes sense. I love music; my dad and brother were very musical, and music just happens to be one of my hobbies that became my vocation.~Al Jardine


Love Music Dad

Telling people that I wanted to make dance music, or be on the radio, they looked at me like I was crazy because there was nothing like that in Lichtenstein when I was getting started. That's why I went to Germany, because there is industry there.~Al Walser


Music Dance People

I have always made commercial music. The people who vote for the Grammy nominees are mostly in their 40s and have other jobs or are musicians themselves. They like music that they can relate to - they like commercial music.~Al Walser


Music People Musicians

I knew Bobby Dylan back in the days when he lived in the village. He used to come and see me and sing songs for me, saying they ought to go into my next collected book on American folk music.~Alan Lomax


Music Book American

I give myself strength by staying away from any music.~Alannah Myles


Music Strength Myself

I also dance to music that makes me feel sexy in front of a mirror.~Alannah Myles


Music Dance Mirror

I gladly accepted the commission but was uncertain about what the end result would be. On the one hand, Cuban music was conquering the world; being heard everywhere, and our small island was already producing one of the popular musical genres of the 20th century.~Alejo Carpentier


Music End World

Those who have always had faith in its final success can do no less than rejoice as if it was our own triumph after five years of daily struggle to impose Cuban music on the European continent.~Alejo Carpentier


Success Music Daily

The more alone I am, the more focused I can get. I've written things with people, some of which I liked and others I think are total travesties. Collaborating is trying to make a piece of music and get someone else to come up with the ideas. What's the fun of that?~Alex Chilton


Music Alone I Am

If you're a musician, you're a musician; you don't ever get that out of your bones.~Alex Clare


You Bones Musician

I took opera lessons. I can't read music to save my life, but I would just copy and get away with it. I think that they thought I could read music, but I can't. I would just listen.~Alex Winston


Life Music My Life

Growing up, I never listened to English music. I was more into Motown, as well as early rock n' roll like Chuck Berry and Little Richard.~Alex Winston


Music Growing Up Rock

I started taking music lessons and singing when I was about ten.~Alex Winston


Music Singing Lessons

Most of all I want to make pop music that has something real behind it.~Alex Winston


Music Want Real

I'm actually one of the few kids in my grade, especially girls, who didn't end up going to college, just because I already knew what I wanted to do. I had already been actively working in music before I graduated.~Alex Winston


Music End College

I started bands at a pretty young age and played with my friends back in Detroit. I've always known that I wanted to do this. It was all I was ever interested in doing. I never had, outside of music, any extracurricular activities that I took part in.~Alex Winston


Music Age Friends

I like musicals that look more like plays.~Alex Timbers


Look Musicals Like

To be in the music industry, to be in any kind of entertainment industry, you really, really have to be passionate about it and love it and persevere, because if that passion isn't there, it's easy to give up. If you really want it, the ambition is there, it'll come. It's definitely harder work than some people think.~Alexandra Chando


Love Work Music

As a music supervisor, you learn to embrace the best of every genre, and I really have to say there's nothing that I'm embarrassed of.~Alexandra Patsavas


Music Best Learn

I listen to music two ways: As a person, you have an instinctive, personal, emotional response. But as a music supervisor, you have a secondary response, which is, 'Will this sit well under dialogue?' 'Can people die to this?' 'Can people kiss to this?'~Alexandra Patsavas


Music People Kiss

I think it's important to remember that music supervision is not just about a fantastic record collection or knowledge of music, although that certainly helps for aspiring music supervisors.~Alexandra Patsavas


Music Knowledge Remember

In the old days, a TV sync was perceived as not so cool or whittling away at your indie cred. Now it's seen as much more of an opportunity than a sellout, as a way to find fans who wouldn't have ordinarily come across their genre of music.~Alexandra Patsavas


Music Opportunity Cool

The '60s were a time of great change in American music.~Alexandra Patsavas


Change Music Time

I was crazy for music as a high school kid and a college kid.~Alexandra Patsavas


Music School College

I think that 'The Sopranos' uses music incredibly well.~Alexandra Patsavas


Music Think Well

Applause that comes thundering with such force you might think the audience merely suffers the music as an excuse for its ovations.~Alfred Jarry


Music You Think

I am not facing the problem of emigration. I want my music to be acknowledged here first of all, in this country: after that, we shall see - perhaps the question will than become urgent.~Alfred Schnittke


Music I Am Problem

Real music is not for wealth, not for honours or even the joys of the mind... but as a path for realisation and salvation.~Ali Akbar Khan


Music Path Mind

Singing instrumental music is most important because, while you play an instrument, you are singing through the instrument... actually, you are singing inside.~Ali Akbar Khan


Music Singing Important

You have to make a choice when you start to sing and decide whether you want to service the music, and be at the top of your art, or if you want to be a very popular tenor.~Alfredo Kraus


Music Art Service

Through music, I think we can inspire each other.~Alicia Villarreal


Music Inspire Think

Like Juan Gabriel and Ana Gabriel, both singers and songwriters of legendary talent, Marco Antonio has reshaped a kind of Mexican romanticism. What he brings to pop music is the kind of songs that really talk to people's hearts.~Alicia Villarreal


Music People Talent

My music is homegrown from the garden of New Orleans. Music is everything to me short of breathing. Music also has a role to lift you up - not to be escapist but to take you out of misery.~Allen Toussaint


Music Garden Short

When I was first introduced to the music of Jacques Brel, I was totally floored. I had never heard anything as intelligent or sexy or angry as his music.~Amanda McBroom


Music Sexy Angry

I was really, really, really enthusiastic as a kid. I was up for anything. I was hugely into music and theatre. I was a big musical theatre kid; I loved reading.~Amanda Marshall


Music Theatre Reading

I love all kinds of art. I mean, I love sketching and acting and music.~Amandla Stenberg


Love Music Art

The music business is rougher than the movie business. In film you get noticed in a small role, even in a movie that bombs. But in records you better have that hit or else it's 'See you later.'~Amy Madigan


Music Business Small

I've been thinking about going back to university. I need more tools to continue to apply to the music. I've got to open myself up to more language.~Ana Tijoux


Music Myself Thinking

If Antarctica were music it would be Mozart. Art, and it would be Michelangelo. Literature, and it would be Shakespeare. And yet it is something even greater; the only place on earth that is still as it should be. May we never tame it.~Andrew Denton


Music Art May

One of the reasons we survive as a band is that we are seen as a band of today. We don't want to be seen as a band that tours and plays old songs. We feel that we are making the best music of our careers.~Andrew Fletcher


Music Best Today

I just couldn't handle people coming on to me with motives other than music.~Anita Morris


Music People Me

Generally speaking, I like all music, but Pink Floyd and Muse are my favorite bands.~Annalise Basso


Music Pink Favorite

I love dancing to the radio every morning, to start the day with such passion. Otherwise, life is too sad. My little daughter and I like dancing to classical music: Bach and Schubert.~Anna Mouglalis


Life Love Music

Only one music comes out of me.~Anthony Davis


Music Me Only

I love opera, I love writing for the voice, I love telling stories with music.~Anthony Davis


Love Music Writing

I love music, singing, and playing piano (though I'm not very good). And I adore musical theater.~Aprilynne Pike


Love Music Good

I never was very capable of expressing my feelings or emotions in words. I don't know whether this is the cause why I did it in music and also why I did it in painting. Or vice versa: That I had this way as an outlet. I could renounce expressing something in words.~Arnold Schoenberg


Music Words Painting

I can't re-define music every week!~Arthur Baker


Music Week Every

The public doesn't want new music.~Arthur Honegger


Music Want New

To be alive, to be able to see, to walk, to have houses, music, paintings - it's all a miracle. I have adopted the technique of living life miracle to miracle.~Arthur Rubinstein


Life Music Walk

I could compare my music to white light which contains all colours. Only a prism can divide the colours and make them appear; this prism could be the spirit of the listener.~Arvo Part


Music Light White

Tintinnabulation is an area I sometimes wander into when I am searching for answers - in my life, my music, my work. In my dark hours, I have the certain feeling that everything outside this one thing has no meaning.~Arvo Part


Life Work Music

God tells me how the music should sound, but you stand in the way.~Arturo Toscanini


Music God Me

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


Love Music Want

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


Inspirational Love Music

I love movies. And sometimes it will be a case where I don't notice music.~Atticus Ross


Love Music Movies

For me, making music is a continuous learning experience, and I think that it feeds itself.~Atticus Ross


Music Learning Experience

A scene gets cut a few frames here and there, but there's a cumulative effect to it, and then the music needs to be reworked. It's demanding, but when you see the improved cuts, it's always better.~Atticus Ross


Music Better You

If I'm not writing songs about things I've actually been through, it ruins the idea of making music to me.~Austin Carlile


Music Writing Me

If music leaves any impression at all, it does so without regard to stylistic issues.~Aulis Sallinen


Music Without Impression

Sport is an international phenomenon, like science or music.~Avery Brundage


Music Science Like

A man can stand a lot as long as he can stand himself. He can live without hope, without friends, without books, even without music, as long as he can listen to his own thoughts.~Axel Munthe


Music Hope Friends

I've been making music for a while. And I could read about myself on the Internet for a while.~Azealia Banks


Music Myself Internet