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Talented Musicians Quotes


"Music chooses her musicians." - Patricia Barber

"Lady Gaga is one of the most amazingly talented musicians to bring her gifts to humanity in a long time." - Jared Polis

"We're not spokespeople, we're musicians." - Ed O'Brien

"All musicians are subconsciously mathematicians." - Thelonious Monk

"I know I'm not musically talented," - Rob Mariano

"Talented people without discipline don't go anywhere." - Royce Gracie

"I like nice, honest, talented people." - Vincent Gallo

"You know as I started as a shy young conductor, I always wanted to cooperate. To build up the musicians. To help them to be better than without a conductor. And sometimes young talented musicians have to be encouraged." - Kurt Masur

"After the war, once the bop revolution had taken hold, there were all kinds of young musicians, talented young musicians, who were ready for this fusion of classical and jazz." - Gunther Schuller

"The Unity Band project has been life-changing for me. I have led many groups of talented musicians, but this is unlike anything else." - Pat Metheny

"My parents are artists, so I grew up with my mom having bonfires, seven guitars, and talented musicians and artists around like Jack Hirschman." - Amber Tamblyn

"I'm inspired by artists and musicians. There are so many wonderful and talented people in the world. I love discovering new music, new writers, or new art." - Alicia Keys

"'The Unity Band' project has been life-changing for me. I have led many groups of talented musicians, but this is unlike anything else." - Pat Metheny

"Worship the music, not the musicians." - Eddie Vedder

"Metaphysicians are musicians without musical ability." - Rudolf Carnap

"Monogamous musicians are like vegan hockey players." - Rob Sheffield

"My family isn't posh; they're musicians." - Audrey Niffenegger

"Well, my musicians are my friends." - Prince

"I feel really different from other musicians." - Mary Timony

"Classical musicians go to the conservatories, rock'n roll musicians go to the garages." - Frank Zappa

"There's no difference in a lot of people's minds between good musicians and popular musicians." - Dweezil Zappa

"World don't need chiefs. We need engaged, talented leaders." - Luiz Bolognesi

"Don't give up! You're too talented. You're too good!" - Tim Gunn

"If you're young and talented, it's like you have wings." - Haruki Murakami

"When you're talented, you're talented." - Alicia Keys

"Only a small percentage of novelists, painters, musicians, scientists, anywhere in the world, are talented. But there are many more in Hollywood than one would expect from looking movies." - Hortense Powdermaker

"I've had the pleasure of hearing The Novelists perform live. They are gifted songwriters and talented musicians with strong lead voices. This is a band with lots of heart & soul." - Daryl Stuermer

"I"ve had the pleasure of hearing The Novelists perform live. They are gifted songwriters and talented musicians with strong lead voices. This is a band with lots of heart & soul." - Daryl Stuermer

"My guys studied music from a young age and I did not so I think, like, adding the idiot to the table of very talented musicians gave us a unique rub." - Anthony Kiedis

"Yes, but the great thing about all the people - and I don't think there is any exception - who I've worked with is they've all been very, very talented musicians." - Joan Armatrading

"SPEAK OF TROUBLE highlights the abilities of Lowell Sostomi as singer/songwriter and brings together a talented band of musicians with amazing dexterity, loads of energy, and very original arrangements. Im impressed." - Gordon Lightfoot

"There are some musicians who are talented and see themselves as some kind of natural geniuses or something because of a certain amount of natural ability. But that is often rarely the case over the long term." - Pat Metheny

"Jazz musicians have some outlaw in them somewhere." - Mike Zwerin

"The death of young musicians isn't something to romanticize" - Frances Bean Cobain

"Musicians understand each other through means other that speaking." - Ry Cooder

"People are flowers. Music is water. Musicians are the hose." - Carlos Santana

"I owe everything to the musicians I work with." - Robert Plant

"Musicians can look forward to playing with the best musicians that ever played. They can even have their own band!" - David Berg

"Good writing is clear. Talented writing is energetic. Good writing avoids errors. Talented writing makes things happen in the reader's mind-vividly, forcefully..." - Samuel R Delany

"Whatever the course, whether the course was boring or interesting to me, whether I was talented in mathematics or not talented in languages, my parents expected A's." - Martin Lewis Perl

"It was about finding creative, original musicians. Musicians who are strong composers. Flexible, empathetic musicians, who are great individually but who also have a great sense for cooperation and collaboration, great listeners as well as great players." - Joshua Redman

"These people shred. That's what I was saying about Nashville-you can go to an open mic night at the Holiday Inn and probably see more talented musicians than the ones touring. When we first came down here I was like, "Wow I'm glad we didn't cut our teeth down here, there's so much competition." You're being challenged constantly because you're surrounded by these amazing musicians." - Lzzy Hale

"Usually people think that it is the musicians who create the music, but in fact it is music who creates the musicians." - Robert Fripp

"I was not talented enough to run and smile at the same time" - Emil Zatopek

"Kobe's an incredibly talented athlete, and there are many more like him among today's players." - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

"Don't say I'm not talented. If you haven't noticed, I wasn't made. I was found." - Justin Bieber

"I'd need an incredibly talented make up artist to make me look natural!" - Donatella Versace

"Everybody is talented because everybody who is human has something to express." - Brenda Ueland

"Bicycles are the new rollerblades, talentless is the new talented, and I'm in hog heaven." - Ryan Seacrest

"It's sad when you see somebody that talented that passes away and doesn't have to." - Jeff Foxworthy

"I'm not Sammy Glick. I've never killed anyone. I don't have to. I'm too talented." - David Geffen

"This young man is an exceptionally gifted and talented violinist ... He is a first class talent ..." - Ruggiero Ricci

"In painting you cover up your sins and everyone thinks you're naturally talented." - Robert Genn

"Despite what we may think, we are all talented in our own unique way." - Robert Cheeke

"I'm a great songwriter, but I'm not the most talented musician." - Noel Gallagher

"I don't care how talented a team is, unless you believe in one another, you're weak." - Julie Foudy

"What's important is that I'm working with very talented young people." - Maria Tallchief

"Kobe Bryant is the most talented player in the game today; he could do anything." - Alonzo Mourning

"Do work that you are proud of with your talented friends." - Amy Poehler

"Surrounding yourself with inspiring people is now just as important as being talented or working hard." - Drew Houston

"Pretty, and you may be talented, but nobody will remember that if you're mean." - Katie Holmes

"There are many talented English personalities, but unfortunately they were all in Hollywood." - Bob Hope

"The world is full up with the talented impersonators of the Devil!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"High school football in Detroit was not easy at all. There were talented players everywhere." - Antonio Gates

"I don't consider myself as very talented. If I don't work, I'll be very bad." - Jean-Sebastien Giguere

"Nothing infuriates an academic more than a talented and successful colleague." - William McKeen

"'Looper' was a wonderful script. Rian Johnson is the real deal and a really talented filmmaker." - Paul Dano

"In the world of acting, many are thin but few are talented." - Roger Ebert

"Always surround yourself with people who are even more talented and competent than you." - Stephen Covey

"No one can arrive from being talented alone, work transforms talent into genius." - Anna Pavlova

"You don't have to be half-naked to be successful. Just be talented." - Amy Lee

"Bernie Mac is talented!" - Bernie Mac

"The story of The Doors is one of the most compelling in the history of American rock music; three hugely talented musicians and a lead singer whose commitment to artistic freedom was so intense he rocketed them to a success that always hovered on the edge of chaos. As an independent filmmaker this sensibility affected me greatly." - Tom DiCillo

"There's been this perception that Europeans still hold on to, that they discover the real talented ones in American culture and give them proper credit and that's not true anymore - it used to be. A lot of jazz musicians would get respect in Europe." - Andrew Bird

"I wish I could say differently, but I really don't think so. There are too many musicians already for probably anyone to be noticed without some sort of commercial support. Even the most talented ones drown in a sea of mediocrity, and only the politically correct ones will ever be promoted (willingly...) by the press anyhow." - Varg Vikernes

"I am lucky to have the greatest band and when you add a symphony orchestra to the mix it brings all of my songs to a whole new level. I wouldn't say I really change what I do but, having those talented musicians behind me, along with my band, really makes the songs so much bigger and more fun to sing." - Olivia Newton-John

"I had gotten to know the music scene there, and just fell in love with it. I've lived there a little over four years now. There's a charm to Denton. The musicians in Denton are all very talented, but they're also all very accessible and very community-oriented." - Sarah Jaffe

"A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence." - Leopold Stokowski

"Improvising musicians are musical travelers, voyagers. There is a freedom to wander the musical landscape." - Gary Burton

"You should never be comfortable, man. Being comfortable fouled up a lot of musicians." - Miles Davis

"Musicians have to suffer to a certain degree in order to obtain their outlet." - Chico Hamilton

"So much of Jazz doesn't have an audience other than music students or musicians." - Branford Marsalis

"Don't be ashamed of your own ideas. Most musicians get applauded for sounding like someone else." - Brian Eno

"We are in a position, as musicians, to touch the souls of those who listen." - Spencer W. Kimball

"The planet is asleep and it's the fault of musicians who are untrue to themselves." - Sun Ra

"It is only the most elite of elite musicians whose unconventional approach becomes convention." - Steve Vai

"Music criticism should be to musicians what ornithology is to the birds." - Yuja Wang

"We are musicians, entertainers. We can do it. We have the right tools. No worries." - Pete Townshend

"Musicians always have music in their heads about their perceptions of the world." - Pattie Boyd

"Not all musicians believe in god but they all believe in Bach" - Mauricio Kagel

"The big corporations and the big companies turned musicians into factory workers on an assembly line." - Ray Davies

"The best musicians answer something in you when you don't even know the question." - Allison Pearson

"What'd I tell you about musicians? That bad boy type will only break your heart." - Stephanie Perkins

"[Too many musicians are] too involved with doing and not listening." - Ray Still

"In my imaginary utopian world there would be a greater allegiance between music writers and musicians." - Emily Haines

"Getting this caliber of musicians together is almost impossible to do again." - Gloria Estefan

"Our parents were musicians." - Caroline Corr

"I started playing when I was 5. I'm from a family of musicians." - Luka Sulic

"Groups are corporations now. They have pension plans. Musicians have saw the daylight." - John Lee Hooker

"Musicians like to converse. There's always interesting conversation with musicians - with classical musicians, with jazz musicians, musicians in general." - Wynton Marsalis

"We are not equally talented. Steve is enormously talented." - Jayne Meadows

"No talented person remains a talented without a perseverance." - Lokendra Singh

"I am rich and famous. I have a talented and gorgeous husband and two beautiful children. I could go on." - Madonna Ciccone

"Believe in yourself. Tell yourself everyday "I am a talented person with a wonderful gift to give others!"" - Shantel Vansanten

"The greater the artist, the greater the doubt; perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize." - Robert Hughes

"In most cases being a good boss means hiring talented people and then getting out of their way." - Tina Fey

"You have to be talented and you have to be lucky. Record companies are not signing classic rock groups anymore." - Leslie West

"It is not just the more talented player who wins. Some players may try a little harder." - Arthur Ashe

"No matter how talented you are not everyone is going to like you but that's life, stay strong" - Justin Bieber

"There's a lot of controversy online, some people say i'm a genius and other say i'm hugely talented." - Andy Kindler

"The key is to get it all down on paper before the coffee stops telling you you're talented." - Gary Gulman

"Sometimes, when you work with mediocre talents, they feel entitled. They act like stars. Genuinely talented people don't." - Barbra Streisand

"There are many talented people." - Paula Abdul

"Mother Earth is very talented." - Nhat Hanh

"Writing is like giving birth to a piano sideways. Anyone who perseveres is either talented or nuts." - Flannery O'Connor

"I feel there must be an enormous amount of really talented songwriters out there who can't sing." - Roger Daltrey

"The more talented the opponent, the luckier you are. You have draw a great deal of strength from your being." - Frederick Lenz

"Go out and have fun. Golf is a game for everyone, not just for the talented few." - Harvey Penick

"The Framing Effect Context also shapes perception. In a social experiment, world-class violinist Joshua Bell decided to play a free impromptu concert in a Washington, DC subway station.[lxiv] Bell regularly sells out venues such as the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall for hundreds of dollars per ticket, but when placed in the context of the DC subway, his music fell upon deaf ears. Almost nobody knew they were walking past one of the most talented musicians in the world.
" - Hooked

"I like to play with people who can play simple and are not threatened by other musicians thinking they can't play. And that eliminates 99 percent of the musicians." - Neil Young

"I don't like that, because there are a lot of people whose works I admire as actors or actresses, or musicians. And you know, I've been a big fan of different musicians or actors." - Laura Welch Bush

"No, it's the musicians and I must say they are an accomplished bunch, but odd, as musicians tend to be. Is it the vibration from their instruments, do you suppose, working on the brain? All that fraught buzzing?" - Robertson Davies

"Musicians should not play music. Music should play musicians." - Henry Rollins

"Jazz translates the moment into a sense of inspiration for not only the musicians but for the listeners." - Herbie Hancock

"Jazz is very much alive. Everywhere I go there's a new generation of musicians playing Jazz music." - Toots Thielemans

"[Adams] supposed that, except musicians, everyone thought Beethoven a bore, as every one except mathematicians thought mathematics a bore." - Henry Adams

"Well, my paper has asked me to do a series: Lives of the Great Musicians, reading time 2 minutes." - Dodie Smith

"YouTube is an amazing platform for young musicians - although its harder to get noticed now that everyone is on it." - Conor Maynard

"For the film maker must come by his convention, as painters and writers and musicians have done before him." - Virginia Woolf

"You know what rock musicians are? They are hung up, neurotic, over-weight hippies with sex problems." - David Lee Roth

"No praise could be sufficient for those courageous musicians whom we left behind. They were heroes to a man." - Steve Turner

"Musicians have made incredible contributions to the conservation and environmental movement and continue to do so, more than ever." - Paul Watson

"We're not spokespeople, we're musicians." - Ed Obrien

"I know girls like musicians!" - Nolan Gould

"There have always been huge musicians and poets in Uruguay, but Uruguay is a well-kept secret." - Steven Sater

"Musicians have always adopted Macs." - Trent Reznor

"I love working with different musicians in the studio, that's a real joy working with someone for the first time." - Bob Seger

"I'm an engineer. I see myself as a toolmaker and the musicians are my customers... They use my tools." - Robert Moog

"I was singing when I was two years old, and my parents were very supportive, but they weren't musicians themselves." - John Oates

"The growth of a naturalist is like the growth of a musician or athlete: excellence for the talented, lifelong enjoyment for the rest, benefit for humanity." - E O Wilson

"The toughest opponents to defend are Iverson, Marbury and Payton. They are all very talented and can shoot at anytime from anywhere." - Steve Nash

"The innovation point is the pivotal moment when talented and motivated people seek the opportunity to act on their ideas and dreams." - W. Arthur Porter

"Talented people are restless at their core." - Lorne Michaels

"I'm not sure how anyone with a soul can make jokes about the passing of one of the most talented artists this generation will see." - Samantha Ronson

"I think a sense of humor is a very personal thing and I don't know if I am talented enough to do romantic comedies." - Charlize Theron

"Leadership potential exists in everybody. What I think we have missed is that we have somehow relegated leadership only to a special, talented few people." - Myles Munroe

"Of course when people are as talented as Jim O'Rourke or Gene Coleman, pretty soon you know that they're going to be part of the bigger scene anyway." - Evan Parker

"The twins are talented, quality people who have shown continuous improvement in all aspects of their game since joining the Canucks." - Dave Nonis

"Self-managing is Job One. Have a vision and a mission. Surround yourself with talented people. Rely on effective coaching, not managing of employees." - Tom Gegax

"Though he'd never know for sure what had happened to them, his mind was super talented at imagining the absolute worst." - James Dashner



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