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"the music was always in the background, like music at a church service; it was something to depend upon." - Joyce Carol Oates

"For four years, my mum allowed only church music in the house." - Estelle

"Catholic liturgical music, it would seem, is everywhere but in the Catholic Church itself." - Richard Morris

"I grew up in the Southern Baptist Church, where my father was a minister at music, so I sang in the church all the time." - Missi Pyle

"I actually grew up playing the piano in the church and was deeply involved in music ministry." - T D Jakes

"I sang in church, but growing up in the neighborhood, music was more of an expression of relief or entertainment." - Qtip

"My home base - pop music and the Catholic Church." - Madonna Ciccone

"In church, sacred music would make believers of us all - but preachers can be counted on to restore the balance." - Mignon Mclaughlin

"I was reared in the church, in the Presbyterian Church." - Billy Graham

"The emperor is in the Church, not about the Church." - Ambrose

"The emperor is in the Church, not above the Church." - Saint Ambrose

"The Church in England is the Church of England." - Joseph Barber Lightfoot

"I call this my church house trilogy. Souls' Chapel really was music from the Mississippi Delta, which to me is a church within itself. The Delta is the church of American Roots music. The Badlands is a cathedral without a top on it. And the Ryman has been called the Mother Church of Country Music, but to me it's the Mother Church of American Music. If you can think it up, it's been done there. In my mind, this is kind of a spiritual odyssey as much as anything else, and I had the settings of three churches to make it in." - Marty Stuart

"Music was a central part of my childhood because my mother played organ and piano in the church, and that meant all us kids had to be in the church choir." - Michael Franti

"Music can bring about different vibes on the field, off the field, urban life, going to church, leaving church. Everything the world may bring, there's a song for it to put you in the right frame of mind." - Cam Newton

"The church was always very adept at incorporating all the different artistic disciplines. What we call the church is actually an assemblage of different artistic forms, whether in its Biblical literature, or sculpture, painting, music..." - Diego Cortez

"I give money for church organs in the hope the organ music will distract the congregation's attention from the rest of the service." - Andrew Carnegie

"Whether you are doing it in the bar, the church, the strip joint, or the Himalayas, the first duty of music is to complement and enhance life." - Carlos Santana

"The best music of my life I heard at my grandmother's church, this little wooden church up on a hill." - Mavis Staples

"I am highly susceptible to the force of all truly religious music, especially to the music of my own church, the church of Shelley, Michelangelo, and Beethoven." - George Bernard Shaw

"I have always kept one end in view, namely... to conduct a well-regulated church music to the honour of God." - Johannes Sebastian Bach

"I have always kept one end in view, namely ... to conduct a well-regulated church music to the honour of God." - Johann Sebastian Bach

"Through my music teaching and my not absolutely irregular attendance at church, I became acquainted with the best class of colored people in Jacksonville." - James Weldon Johnson

"The church is in the hope business." - John Ortberg

"For years, my mom dated a man who was really active in the Baptist church in the town next to the town I grew up in, and so he used to drag me to these Baptist church services that lasted forever. I remember that I didn't like the church services, but I really liked the music." - Moby

"The Christian church was born in song." - Ralph P. Martin

"I was raised in the church." - Kenny Rogers

"Hey, I was raised in the church." - Cheech Marin

"In my mother's church, everybody read the Bible and it was mostly about music. My mother had the most beautiful voice I have ever heard in my life. She could sing anything - classical, jazz, blues, opera. And people came from long distances to that little church she went to - African Methodist Episcopal, the AME church she belonged to - just hear her." - Toni Morrison

"Jesus never heard of Beethoven and Bach. Why aren't we playing more country music in church ?" - Tex Sample

"The use of rock, folk, or pop music serves a purpose. It gets people into the church. But an inexperienced guitar player who doesn't have much to say, for example, can make me wish to leave the church immediately, whereas one great jazz or classical guitarist can confirm that I will have a spiritual experience in the church." - Dave Brubeck

"Music truely has to all other arts the same relation as religion to the church." - Richard Wagner

"As some to Church repair, not for the doctrine, but the music there." - Alexander Pope

"I am a person that believes in different emotions with music. Music can bring about different vibes on the field, off the field, urban life, going to church, leaving church. Everything the world may bring, there's a song for it to put you in the right frame of mind." - Cam Newton

"You must match your music to the kind of people God wants your church to reach.... The music you use 'positions' your church in your community. It defines who you are.... It will determine the kind of people you attract, the kind of people you keep, and the kind of people you lose." - Rick Warren

"We missed a lot of church, so the music is our confessional." - Big Boi

"Modern church music is so constructed that the congregation cannot hear one distinct word." - Desiderius Erasmus

"The most consistent musical experience I had growing up was church music." - Amy Grant

"I grew up in the church. I was raised in the church." - Quinton Aaron

"I think the church should strive to give parishioners good music. Music is as necessary for worship as a building with a beautiful altar, artwork, and stained-glass windows. Together they create an environment conducive to worship and contemplation. We are not in church for entertainment, but to worship." - Dave Brubeck

"In fact, my parents were church people; my father was a deacon in the church." - Tina Turner

"There were positive things about the church, that is, in the European cultural sense, the architecture, the liturgy, the music, the art, such as it was, the stations of the cross in the church, the tradition, and the atmosphere of awe and mystery in the mass. The atmosphere of miracle, one of mainly mystery, that's what fascinates me." - Frank Mccourt

"If you look at the history of music, you have classical composers, church music, pop music, etc. Music that's existed for centuries. I think there are some songs that are close to immortal. They will last longer than we will in this lifetime." - Mike Love

"Where Christ erecteth his church, the divell in the same church-yarde will have his chappell." - Richard Bancroft

"Though you see a Church-man ill, yet continue in the Church still." - George Herbert

"I'm happiest in an empty church. I love the smell of a church." - Michael Patrick King

"I would think, to me, growing up in the south, growing up with all the gospel music, singing in the church and having that rhythm and blues - the blues background was my big inspiration." - Jackie Deshannon

"Is the Church of England an Anglican church? The church did not start in Canterbury, the church did not start in Rome. Whether Canterbury is Anglican or not is immaterial. We are Anglicans. They are the Church of England." - Peter Akinola

"[Our] plan is to follow the example of the prophets and the ancient fathers of the church, and to compose psalms...so that the Word of God may be among the people also in the form of music." - Martin Luther

"There was a lot of music in our home. Mom played piano in church and gave piano lessons." - Ernie Isley

"I grew up in the church, singing in choirs, and I went to a performing arts school, and I had a gospel group, so music has always been in my blood." - Tweet

"As a teenager I was very clear that I wasn't in the church just to toe the line, but I saw there was a capacity within Christianity and the bible not to fall into line but to question the status quo, that's what kept me in the church. I was listening to the sort of music that did that questioning." - Alan Green

"The music in Haiti is all tied up in voodoo and African rhythm, and so there's this funny thing: go to a voodoo ceremony, and then go to a Catholic church and tell me which music you liked better, to which one the music is more integral." - Win Butler

"Like all soul singers, I grew up singing in church but sometimes I would leave early and sit in the car listening to gospel band, The Blind Boys of Alabama. Hearing their lead singer Clarence made me connect the idea of church and show business and see how I could make a career singing music that stirred the soul." - Daryl Hall

"Growing up, I was vaguely aware of things that went on in church, because I was in the boys' choir at the local Episcopal church. But I got the clear message that I was supposed to learn music there, and not pay too much attention to the rest of it, and I followed those instructions very carefully." - Francis Collins

"When you listen to my music, you hear that there are all these voices going on in different parts of the song. That's because I was always around so many voices in church." - Valerie June

"The Church knew what the psalmist knew: Music praises God. Music is well or better able to praise him than the building of the church and all its decoration; it is the Church's greatest ornament." - Igor Stravinsky

"The Church knew what the psalmist knew: Music praises God. Music is well or better able to praise him than the building of the church and all its decoration; it is the Church's greatest ornament." - Igor Stravinsky

"When we decided to marry, we had two ceremonies - one was more bureaucratic for the sake of the Swiss authorities,then a church service in Florence, and I wrote the music for the church service. The challenge in that was that Iman's [Abdulmajid] family are Muslim and mine are Protestant. I had to be careful about the prayers that we chose and the music I wrote because I didn't want to offend either side." - David Bowie

"It came from my mother. She was a singer, and literally every day of the week she sang at a different club in a different genre of music: country, R&B clubs, jazz clubs, church on Sunday morning where she was the music director, pop hits, soft rock. I grew up listening to all this music, so it was never one thing for me." - Robert Glasper

"The church is in Christ, as Eve was in Adam." - Richard Hooker

"a church is an interesting place once you get the parson and the people out of it. Real music can get in then, and a real God! Nothing flibertigibbet about religion then." - Mazo de la Roche

"Seeing people catch a feeling in their spirit and sprint the aisles of the church while my cousins played driving, uplifting gospel stuck with me. I let that same feeling wash over me when I experience and perform music." - Lizzo

"From the beginning of church history, music, writing, literature, and the greatest works of art all came from the church. To change the culture and make it a force for good, you have to be in it and be a part of it." - Patricia Heaton

"I'm fortunate in that I've grown up in a worshipping tradition which is quite rich musically (and music is very important to me) and has a wonderful resource of hymns from all sorts of different parts of the Church... and to go to church and be able to sing that stuff and listen to a Bach motet or indeed some charismatic choruses." - N T Wright

"When I was little I went to a Baptist Church with my grandmother. My earliest memories were of her falling out in the middle of the floor and they had to cover her with a white sheet. Every time we went to church it was scary. The music would start playing, and then everybody would start running and shouting and hollering and screaming." - Sherri Shepherd

"Now Ali understands these principles of rhythm and music. Theoretically, that's what so sweet about him. But Frazier is somewhere else in the musical universe. Frazier is stomp down blues, bacon, grits, and Sunday church." - Larry Neal

"In the visible church the true Christians are invisible." - Proverbs

"I went to church and couldn't swallow it. The music was nice but I don't belong there." - Alain De Botton

"If the presence of God is in the church, the church will draw the world in. If the presence of God is not in the church, the world will draw the church out." - Charles Grandison Finney

"Commercial rock 'n' roll music is a brutalization of the stream of contemporary Negro church music an obscene looting of a cultural expression." - Ralph Ellison

"Commercial rock 'n' roll music is a brutalization of the stream of contemporary Negro church music ... an obscene looting of a cultural expression." - Ralph Ellison

"If I could believe the Quakers banned music because church music is so damn bad, I should view them with approval." - Ezra Pound

"Leadership in church is one of the biggest challenges that the Church is facing because without strong leadership, the church rarely lives out its redemptive potentials." - Bill Hybels

"There's nobody who doesn't have problems with the church, because there's sin in the church. But there's no other place to be a Christian except the church." - Eugene H Peterson

"Maybe you are the key to revival in your church." - Leonard Ravenhill

"That's so cute! They have birdbaths in the church!" - Hilary Duff

"Art in the Church fundamentally exists for evangelization" - Pope Francis

"You will find God in the church of your choice." - Bob Dylan

"Any opportunity to serve in the Church is a blessing." - Lance B. Wickman

"Integrating in the Church doesn't mean receiving communion." - Pope Francis

"I believe in the separation of church and planet." - Eric Idle

"I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish church, by the Roman church, by the Greek church, by the Turkish church, by the Protestant church, nor by any church that I know of. My own mind is my own church." - Thomas Paine

"I'm not denouncing the church, and I'm not interested in people who want me to denounce the church. It's not a church worthy of denouncing." - Barack Obama

"It is better to think of church in the ale-house than to think of the ale-house in church." - Martin Luther

"And different traditions stress different - so then there's that. I talked to an African American who says before she goes into an interracial church, she sits in her car and she listens to gospel music to get her fill, and she goes into an interracial church where they don't do gospel music, and she's ready to accept the other sorts of ways of worshipping. So there's that." - Michael Emerson

"In all cases, the Church is to be judged by the Scripture, not the Scripture by the Church." - John Wesley

"The National Catholic Register's coverage of the Church universal, and the Church in our own country, is splendid." - Timothy M. Dolan

"The Church of England is the only church in the world that interferes neither with your politics nor your religion" - Anthony Trollope

"Music was fundamental in my family. Sang at bars, all the way to church on Sunday. Music in school, played guitar pulls at the house, go to other people's houses and break out the guitars, it was fun. It was always there, I've just been a part of it." - Jamey Johnson

"I mean, we were hearing music all the way through the islands. You know, we, when we visit the islands, of course since the islands have been churches have come down, there's a church every two blocks. And so there's music in all these different denominations. So we said, music's gotta play a big part of this movie [Maona] to really capture the culture." - John Musker

"Whether looking at pop music, hip-hop or R&B, it's rare to find an artist who hasn't been touched or affected by the power and soul of gospel music. In fact, many of today's popular artists such as Whitney Houston, John Legend, and Katy Perry started their careers in the church choir." - Marvin Sapp

"One thing and one thing alone keeps us from complete decay in this hour - the church, the true Church." - Leonard Ravenhill

"A missional church is a church that must live the dialectic. It must stay in the journey." - Alan Hirsch

"I do object to the sensationalism or even the voyeurism of doing things in church or out of church." - Pierre Trudeau

"By the time we get to church, I need church cuz I've been yelled at by everyone in the family." - Jeff Foxworthy

"When a church is faithless to its duties, the real church is outside its walls, in the community." - Henry Ward Beecher

"I discovered the same thing Gram Parsons did, that soul music and country music are practically identical. Based off of the same chord structures, and the songs are of heartache and loss. The main connection is they both came up in church." - Justin Townes Earle

"My influences are with Irish music, church music and classical music," - Enya

"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

"A Church that has lost its voice for justice is a Church that has lost its relevance in the world." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"I did not grow up in the church. I'm not a church-goer now. I'm a very spiritual person." - Malcolm D Lee

"I grew up in the United Methodist Church, and church was always a very big part of my growing up." - Hilarie Burton

"Classical music only really came into my life in 1969. I wish I had heard classical music and church music when I was a teenager or even as a child." - Ian Anderson

"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

"For me, when I grew up playing music, I played music in church and people were shouting and having a big time, and church wasn't something where it was subdued. If you played something, you brought it to church with you." - Randy Owen

"There's always this talk of the industry of music and about selling records and whatever, but that ignores probably the majority of music that isn't about trying to sell itself, that isn't about being connected to any industry. There's a huge amount of music where someone just happened to have a tape recorder and turned it on or hit the red button while they were in the back of church or recording something in their front room." - Jason Pierce

"The music is in minors." - Gwendolyn Brooks

"I grew up in a Southern Baptist-style church with a choir, a band, and music, but I've been asking myself my whole life, "Why is my own church, my own community, rejecting me because of my sexuality?"." - Roger Ross Williams

"I was born in Alabama and my first live music experiences were in church. Every Sunday we watched regional gospel groups on television singing their hearts out" - Tommy Shaw

"I was born in Alabama and my first live music experiences were in church. Every Sunday we watched regional gospel groups on television singing their hearts out." - Tommy Shaw

"Worship is more than music. It's about these moments we have together as a family, as the church, and a good testimony can be a part of that. Prayer, preaching, the Word of God... these are all things that can be powerful elements as we plan a worship service. And ultimately, you want people leaving your church saying, 'It was good to have been in the house of the Lord." - Don Moen

"Worship is more than music. It's about these moments we have together as a family, as the church, and a good testimony can be a part of that. Prayer, preaching, the Word of God... these are all things that can be powerful elements as we plan a worship service. And ultimately, you want people leaving your church saying, "It was good to have been in the house of the Lord." - Don Moen

"For two thousand years, the Church has guided the development of music, carefully legislating to fuse artistic talent and aesthetic beauty with the demands of the Faith." - Richard Morris

"I hadn't been exposed to music except in church. They used to have me singing a solo when I was five years old." - Willie Dixon

"I love church buildings, particularly cathedrals, and I like living in spaces that remind me of music or evoke that creative energy." - Laura Mvula

"Mechanical Animals for me documents the repair of my emotions, the repair of my soul, and this record does deal with God in a different way. It deals with me finding God in art, and in music. I think there's more spirituality in art than you could find in a church" - Marilyn Manson

"When I was growing up, I'd be in the choir. My mum was the organist in the church, so I'd sing in the church." - Enya

"No service in the Church or in the community transcends that given in the home." - Boyd K. Packer

"We knowingly chose to protest in the Christ the Savior Cathedral, the most important church in the country, to denounce the connection between the church and Putin." - Yekaterina Samutsevich

"All Church power arises from the indwelling of the Spirit; therefore those in whom the Spirit dwells are the seat of Church power. But the Spirit dwells in the whole Church, and therefore the whole Church is the seat of Church power." - Charles Hodge

"I grew up in the church, with traditional hymns, but at the same time I was beginning to listen to pop music, the mid-60s, The Beatles, which had just as much influence on me as those hymns did. Then the hippy stuff like Pink Floyd started to raise questions about how I lived my life and the world in which I lived." - Alan Green

"Every true prayer is a prayer of the Church; by means of that prayer the Church prays, since it is the Holy Spirit living in the Church, Who in every single soul 'prays in us with unspeakable groanings'." - Edith Stein

"For a long time religion made me feel guilty for being involved in music. Growing up, the religion I grew up in, the Church of Christ, encouraged a capella, but didn't allow musical instruments, so even though my parents allowed me to play trumpet in the band, and I was pretty good at it, it had this baggage." - Gary Panter

"The local church is the outcrop of the church universal." - Peter T. Forsyth

"The local church is the outcrop of the church universal." - Peter Forsyth

"Sometimes I need to reject the music proposed for my songs because the musicians misunderstand that the Fanny Crosby who once wrote for the people in the saloons has merely changed the lyrics. Oh my no. The church must never sing it's songs to the melodies of the world." - Fanny Crosby

"My childhood was limited to mostly gospel music. We didn't have, like, a lot of records in our house, you know. It was like my grandparents who raised me. They were pretty old-fashioned in their religious ways, so it was like church, church, church, school, school, school." - Faith Evans

"It's time for a new Reformation in the Church-to call the Church back to the authority of the Word of God, beginning in Genesis." - Ken Ham

"I looked for the church and I found it in the world; I looked for the world and I found it in the church." - Horatius Bonar

"We must reinstate Jesus in the rightful place which belongs to Him in the church; or the church will soon be driven into the wilderness." - Thomas March Clark

"It appears likely that there was no normative pattern of church government in the apostolic age, and that the organizational structure of the church is no essential element in the theology of the church." - George Eldon Ladd

"The Church in the colonies is the white people's Church, the foreigner's Church. She does not call the native to God's ways but to the ways of the white man, of the master, of the oppressor." - Frantz Fanon

"The further one separates himself from the precepts of the Christian Church, the further one distances himself from the truth. Only God can create. I make music from music." - Igor Stravinsky

"I feel like the Church should have the most amazing entertainment and the best music, because we know the author and the source of music and entertainment, which is our Father." - Danny Gokey

"The church is in trouble-that's what they say anyways. The problem is most of what they call the church is not the church, and the church is not quite as in trouble as everybody thinks. As a matter of fact, the church today is absolutely beautiful-she's glorious, she's humble, she's broken, and she's confessing her sin. The problem is what everybody's calling the church today isn't the church. Basically, by and large, what's called the church today is nothing more than a bunch of unconverted church people with unconverted pastors." - Paul Washer

"The Church must send or the church will end." - Mendell Taylor

"It is the voice of the Church that is heard in singing together. It is not you that sings, it is the Church that is singing, and you, as a member of the Church, may share in its song." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"I think a lot of bad things have happened in the name of the church and in the name of Christ and therefore I shy away from church." - John Lennon

"Nowhere nor in anything, except in the assertion of the Church, can we find that God or Christ founded anything like what churchmen understand by the Church." - Leo Tolstoy

"The Church has lost a great religious poet in me; but I have lost an infinity of fun in the church, so the loss is even." - Sylvia Townsend Warner

"My first album, 'Get Lifted,' was a hip-hop soul album that had some of its roots in the church, as far as the sonic choices, in the way that I sing and write songs. I have always had that as part of my background and part of my influence when I am making music." - John Legend

"Ah, savage company; but in the church With saints, and in the taverns with the gluttons." - Dante Alighieri

"We cannot survive spiritually with one foot in the Church and the other in the world." - Bruce R. McConkie

"The Church is holy, although there are sinners within her. Those who sin, but who cleanse themselves with true repentance, do not keep the Church from being holy. But unrepentant sinners are cut off, whether visibly by Church authority, or invisible by the judgement of God, from the body of the Church. And so in this regard the Church remains holy." - Patriarch Philaret of Moscow

"Attending church does not necessarily mean living the principles taught in those meeting. You can be active in a church but inactive in its gospel." - Stephen Covey

"Nothing lasts but the Church." - George Herbert

"The church is God's vineyard." - Heinrich Bullinger

"The church is something beautiful" - Francis Schaeffer

"The stratosphere is my church." - John Perry Barlow



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