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Art And Music Quotes


"Music and art and poetry attune the soul to God." - Thomas Merton

"Music and art are the guiding lights of the world." - Pablo Picasso

"Art and music are the vehicle for the zeitgeist." - Hozier

"Unlike poetry and music, the art of history is cumulative." - John Clive

"I'm a commercial artist, both in music and art." - Grace Slick

"I think music can definitely be art; I also think music can be crap and not be art." - Kathleen Hanna

"Music is art, and art is an integral part of the human experience." - Anne Frasier

"My dad's intense love for art and music is what drove me to learn music" - Shreya Ghoshal

"Creating music, visual art, producing music and film are always at the forefront of my life." - Matt Sorum

"Art isn't just paint and music, art is breaking glass and the sounds we make without realizing." - Joey Comeau

"Music is art, and art is important and rare. Important, rare things are valuable. Valuable things should be paid for." - Taylor Swift

"Music is art to me, and you don't censor art. You don't go into a museum and censor things." - Iggy Azalea

"All art, literature, and music must be born in your heart's blood. Art is your heart's blood." - Edvard Munch

"Music has always been a part of me and art in general. I love visual art as well." - Marketa Irglova

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

"When I was just getting started making my own music, my dad said, "You should think about art, but also anti-art and non-art."" - Yoshi Wada

"Education isn't just about feeding the brain. Art and music feed the heart and soul." - Julie Garwood

"I love great music and art, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous." - Thomas A Edison

"I adhere to the religion of art and music and small children." - Rosanne Cash

"Listening to great music and art inspires me and recharges me." - Alicia Keys

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

"If Americans thought music and art belonged together, they wouldn't have the Grammys." - Kristin Hersh

"There are three things I have loved but never understood. Art, music and women." - Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle

"I can look at a fine art photograph and sometimes I can hear music." - Ansel Adams

"I love art and music more than I love fashion, to be honest," - Riccardo Tisci

"The art of the colorist has in some ways elements of mathematics and music." - Paul Signac

"Music is the highest art and to those who understand, is the highest worship" - Swami Vivekananda

"Probably the deepest use of music and of art is to create conscience." - T Bone Burnett

"Today, I find inspiration in music, art, traveling the world, and meeting new people." - Nastia Liukin

"Creating music and just having someone's art directs the way you think about life subconsciously." - Vince Staples

"I loved music and art, combining the two seemed like a natural match." - Arik Roper

"I'm a bit of a lefty. I like the idea of art and music collectives." - Jill Sobule

"Music is the art which is most nigh to tears and memory." - Oscar Wilde

"Music is the art which is most nigh to tears and memories." - Oscar Wilde

"When there were financial difficulties they still managed to provide us with music and art lessons." - Jerome Isaac Friedman

"Since Mozart's day composers have learned the art of making music throatily and palpitatingly sexual." - Aldous Huxley

"My favorite books, art pieces, films, and music, always have something jarring about them." - Pink

"I always like to leave art and music open to interpretation." - Dan Reynolds

"But only art and music have the power to bring peace." - Yoko Ono

"Success and the art of making music are two different things for me." - Norah Jones

"But in the end, music is ultimately an aural art, pure and simple." - Leo Ornstein

"Music is the art of the prophets and the gift of God." - Martin Luther

"Yeah, I can't separate the art from the music and the music from the art. I think that stems from going to school for film first, and kind of stumbling onto music as my career." - Karen O

"Music is the perfect type of art." - Oscar Wilde

"Music is the vapour of art." - Victor Hugo

"Opera is the ultimate art form. It has singing and music and drama and dance and emotion and story." - Diane Paulus

"Music is an emotional experience, and that is what imprints itself on the soul. And I think for me, any great art is art which communicates human emotion." - Greg Lake

"I think it should be ambitious and good music does deal with life and art and all these wonderful things." - Jonny Greenwood

"Though some may think there should be a separation between art/music and politics, it should be reinforced that art can be a form of nonviolent protest." - Eddie Vedder

"Making of poetry, music, dance and art as culture-making in the service of nation-making. You can find writings that make that purpose for art quite explicit." - Mark McMorris

"Music, art, and literature are inseparable for me. How does "composition" evolve in a music and art context? It's a question we can never answer: it only asks for more information and generates more questions." - DJ Spooky

"It would be difficult to do art without music (music subsidises the art)." - Horace Panter

"Simplify, slow down, be kind. And don't forget to have art in your life - music, paintings, theater, dance, and sunsets." - Eric Carle

"Art, film, fashion, music are all going on and interacting simultaneously. And L.A. is very receptive to that fusion." - Jeffrey Deitch

"One thing that I always liked about fashion was that it was tied in with music and art and film." - Tavi Gevinson

"I grew up overseas in Indonesia, and my school had a great art, music, and theatre program." - Angela Kinsey

"Feed the body food and drink, it will survive today. Feed the soul art and music, it will live forever." - Julie Andrews

"Change is an internal thing. Different things happen or transform, and music and art is a documentation of that." - Matisyahu

"Country music, the music of the white rural working class, has often been mocked by elitists whose understanding of power and art was shaped at expensive private schools." - Will Shetterly

"As one who loves literature, art, music and history, I've been deeply rooted in the Harlem Renaissance for many years." - Debbie Allen

"Without art; without paintings, books, sculpture and music, the human soul would be quite impenetrable, don't you think?" - Jonathan Hull

"In sweet music is such art: killing care and grief of heart fall asleep, or hearing, die." - William Shakespeare

"Who has skill in the art of music is of good temperament and fitted for all things." - Martin Luther

"For me, art, and especially music, exist to elevate us as far as possible above everyday existence." - Gabriel Faure

"With music and art, I can create the kind of world in which I wish to live." - Joseph Curiale

"I think after music is performance because it is also an immaterial form of art, and then there's everything else." - Igor Levit

"Music and acting are the same thing: you must understand that art is only the search, not the final form." - Gary Busey

"Sharing information, art, music, and everything on the internet now has become a part of everyone's lives." - Girl Talk

"I think that's the fascinating thing that exists now. This contrasts with a celebrity art and celebrity music culture." - Stephen Mallinder

"The impact of black music and black art forms on American culture is really difficult to appreciate." - Jess Row

"I feel that bands can do whatever they want, after all, they own themselves and the art/music they create." - Jacob Bannon

"Making music and art is about expressing something that's universally human, maybe even beyond human, at best." - Cass Mccombs

"Being able to express myself through music and art has always been when I feel the most alive." - Avril Lavigne

"What's the earth With all its art, verse, music, worth - Compared with love, found, gained, and kept?" - Robert Browning

"I'm into fashion because it contains the mood of the day, of the moment - like music, literature, and art." - Zaha Hadid

"The art of utterance persuades initially by its music and its rhythm, before semiotic or personal characteristics come into play." - Helen Vendler

"Music is art, and once you become an artist, you need to learn how to accept criticism." - Yanni

"Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries." - Jimmy Carter

"There is hardly any money interest in art, and music will be there when money is gone." - Duke Ellington

"I was bringing the whole music, hip-hop, art, break dancing and urban cultural thing to the downtown table." - Fab Five Freddy

"Art makes us human, music makes us human, and I deeply feel that science makes us human." - Brian Greene

"Education is my next big thing. When music and art were taken out of the schools, I went berserk!" - Bette Midler

"I have a pretty expanded view of what art is. I include pop music and even some sports." - Elizabeth Price

"New Yorkers think they have everything, all the best art and music. But really L.A. is a better place." - Wolfgang Puck

"In music, you feel a connection to the voice and think about the person behind it. In art that's secondary." - Marilyn Manson

"I enjoy melancholic music and art. They take me to places I don't normally get to go." - Criss Jami

"Underground electronic music is art - fundamentally it's based on contemporary art, culture, dance, and real music. If you look at EDM, how many of those cultural standpoints are the same?" - Seth Troxler

"Art gives me the freedom I don't have when I make music. In music you feel a connection to the voice and think about the person behind it. In art that's secondary." - Marilyn Manson

"I listen to music all the time. I write while listening to music. And I tell myself that the music nourishes the art forms that I do master and domesticate, and have authority over." - Jonathan Lethem

"Music is art, and art is important and rare. Important, rare things are valuable. Valuable things should be paid for. It's my opinion that music should not be free, and my prediction is that individual artists and their labels will someday decide what an album's price point is. I hope they do' underestimate themselves or undervalue their art." - Taylor Swift

"Music is art, and art is important and rare. Important, rare things are valuable. Valuable things should be paid for. It's my opinion that music should not be free, and my prediction is that individual artists and their labels will someday decide what an album's price point is. I hope they don't underestimate themselves or undervalue their art." - Taylor Swift

"Music is the only art that actually lives." - Ignacy Jan Paderewski

"Music is a savage art, a measured madness." - Edward Abbey

"All art constantly aspires towards the condition of music," - Walter Pater

"I love putting the music together. It's like art" - Erykah Badu

"Music ministers to human welfare more than any other art." - Herbert Spencer

"... music is an immediate art; it's always happening right now ..." - Sam Andrew

"the one universal form of art is music." - Faith Baldwin

"Art is my God, Music is my religion..." - Otep Shamaya

"When we separate music from life we get art." - John Cage

"Music, art, theater. I'm just a big fan of beauty." - Jerry Hall

"Music happens to be an art form that transcends language." - Herbie Hancock

"My first engagement with any art was music." - Martin Freeman

"I like music because it's the only invisible art form." - Sean Lennon

"I love putting the music together. It's like art." - Erykah Badu

"All art constantly aspires towards the condition of music." - Walter Pater

"The art of the word is painting + architecture + music." - Yevgeny Zamyatin

"More than art, more than literature, music is universally accessible." - Billy Joel

"I was a kid who liked art and theater and dance and music, but if you lived in Harlem, high culture was somewhere else, and it wasn't black." - Samuel R Delany

"I think people are just creative, and this can be expressed in a number of ways. Bob Dylan and David Bowie create both music and art." - Ronnie Wood

"I'm not the type to turn to drugs and alcohol, but I do have a profound devotion to art and music - and children." - Rosanne Cash

"Between my music, my art, and my wrestling - and having the Hardy girls and a great wife - my life is complete." - Jeff Hardy

"There's a ton of good art and music and writing out there offline among a ton of trash, and the same goes with what's online." - Lee Klein

"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

"I'm a kid from New York, so urban life reflected into art and music was around me and accessible and tangible." - Zoe Saldana

"Music and art and culture is escapism, and escapism sometimes is healthy for people to get away from reality. The problem is when they stay there." - Chuck D

"I wish to share and pass down some of my generation's traits, and encourage young people to create their own art, music, and literature." - David Amram

"Encourage good music and art and literature in your homes. Homes that have a spirit of refinement and beauty will bless the lives of your children forever." - Ezra Taft Benson

"There's a lot of feeling that the school curriculum has been bare-bones, just drill and, again, no art, music, and so on and so forth" - John Merrow

"David Lynch is my friend, and I love his movies and his art and his music. Few things make me happier than working with him." - Moby

"I think people are 'just creative,' and this can be expressed in a number of ways. Bob Dylan and David Bowie create both music and art." - Ronnie Wood

"90% of every art form is garbage - dance and stand-up, painting and music. Focus on the 10% that's good, suck it up, and drive on." - Patton Oswalt

"Find a beautiful piece of art. If you fall in love with Van Gogh or Matisse or John Oliver Killens, or if you fall love with the music of Coltrane, the music of Aretha Franklin, or the music of Chopin - find some beautiful art and admire it, and realize that that was created by human beings just like you, no more human, no less." - Maya Angelou

"It's fun having songs about parties and gigolos, but I really wanted to use my music as a form of art. Art is supposed to spark conversation and make people think, and I wanted to do that with this song" - Nick Cannon

"Everything combines for the works of Merzbow. I don't see them as being different and separate. ...Music and art is not separate. I mix rock sounds and art together ." - Richard Pinhas

"Creating art (music, books, films, etc.) can be beautiful and liberating, but trying to sell art, well, that is the movie business. There are few winners, and lots and lots of losers." - Ronnie Apteker

"It's fun having songs about parties and gigolos, but I really wanted to use my music as a form of art. Art is supposed to spark conversation and make people think, and I wanted to do that with this song." - Nick Cannon

"I'd been making music that was intended to be like painting, in the sense that it's environmental, without the customary narrative and episodic quality that music normally has. I called this 'ambient music.' But at the same time I was trying to make visual art become more like music, in that it changed the way that music changes." - Brian Eno

"As an architect, you have to provide a shelter to enjoy art. And you have to love art. It's like when you make a concert hall. You must love music. This is the reason why you make the space, to enjoy music - making a space for art is the same thing." - Renzo Piano

"As a composer, I believe that music has the power to inspire a renewal of human consciousness, culture, and politics. And yet I refuse to make political art. More often than not political art fails as politics, and all too often it fails as art. To reach its fullest power, to be most moving and most fully useful to us, art must be itself." - John Luther Adams

"All songs, all pieces of art, reflect the world that they were made in and the values of those artists and the hopes and aspirations of the people who listen to that music and who made that music." - Hozier

"I don't think music is an art any more than cooking food is an art." - Frank Fairfield

"I'm not so arrogant to consider mine the only legitimate art form. I can't in one breath make a fuss about someone compartmentalizing music into genre and then in the next accuse advertising and short film of not being art." - Brandi Carlile

"We need more math classes, we need more science. It's the art of math and the art of science that creates all the innovation, and we have a tradition of great arts, great music." - Wynton Marsalis

"Israel is a wonderful place to be an artist - a place where imagination flourishes. Israeli culture is refreshingly avant garde - making films, music, performance art and visual art that continues to push the envelope, inspire and empower." - Ryan Kavanaugh

"I went to art school, and I wanted to be an artist since I was 5. I basically moved to New York to do art, and I just sort of fell into doing music at an early age." - Kim Gordon

"Art, whatever form it takes, requires hard work, craftsmanship and creativity. As a writer, I know my grammar, cadence, the music of prose, and the art of the narrative." - F Sionil Jose

"Music is art, art is life, and we are who we are, and all of these aforementioned women, unless they should choose not to, will be performing well into the next many decades because they are great artists." - Lara St John

"In so many areas, when you think about it, you never really see an actor cross over to music. It always music to acting and it's receivable because when music gives a form of entertainment of art to where it's very personable, it's a passion, it's an intimate type of art to when you hear it, it's them." - Nick Cannon

"O Music! Miraculous art! A blast of thy trumpet and millions rush forward to die; a peal of thy organ and uncounted nations sink down to pray." - Benjamin Disraeli

"I don't pay attention to the world. I just have the art I like and the music I like and for me that's the whole world" - John Frusciante

"I will be patient, kind, faithful and true To a man who loves music a man who loves art Respect's the spirit world and thinks with his heart" - India.Arie

"Art, music, and philosophy are merely poignant examples of what we might have been had not the priests and traders gotten hold of us." - George Carlin

"That kind of piece, perhaps most recognizable because of Yoko Ono's similar work, built a bridge between performance art and music - and without raising any awkward social issues." - Tony Conrad

"Man needs music, literature, and painting - all those oases of perfection that make up art - to compensate for the rudeness and materialism of life." - Fernando Botero

"I do' pay attention to the world. I just have the art I like and the music I like and for me that's the whole world" - John Frusciante

"...A strange art - music - the most poetic and precise of all the arts, vague as a dream and precise as algebra." - Guy De Maupassant

"Art is a jealous mistress; and if a man have a genius for painting, poetry, music, architecture or philosophy, he makes a bad husband and an ill provider." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Musicians talk of nothing but money and jobs. Give me businessmen every time. They really are interested in music and art" - Jean Sibelius

"The art world has become the R&D department for so much fashion and music, so knock-offs are getting better and better." - Marco Brambilla



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