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You Are Music Quotes


"You are the music while the music lasts." - T S Eliot

"Music and dance are all you need." - Moliere

"Without music you are all dead; with music you are alive. There is nothing music can't do." - Lee “Scratch” Perry

"Without music you are all dead; with music you are alive. There is nothing music can't do." - Lee "Scratch" Perry

"If you play divine music, spiritual music, then you are bound to give and get satisfaction." - Sri Chinmoy

"Books are acts of composition: you compose them. You make music: the music is called fiction." - E L Doctorow

"music heard so deeply That it is not heard at all, but you are the music While the music lasts." - T S Eliot

"Music reflects on who you are as a person." - Taylor York

"Where you are right now blast some music and forget." - Andy Biersack

"Music is a reflection of who you are." - Lil Wayne

"You," I said, "are sweet music in a distant room." - Patrick Rothfuss

"In the music industry, you are in competition with everyone." - Mandy Moore

"When you are happy, you enjoy music, when you are sad, you understand lyrics" - Frank Ocean

"I think blues music is music of the soul. Of course, there are other forms. You could call some classical music blues music in that way." - PJ Harvey

"Music is good when it makes you dance. Music is great when it makes you who you are" - Tom Delonge

"I always think of music as interior decoration. So, if you have all kinds of music, you are fully decorated!" - Wayne Shorter

"If you are touched by music you are touched by love in a very pure way." - Pepe Romero

"What are you going to do when you love music? You can't stop." - Peggy Lee

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

"Flowers are my music." - Thomas Walker Arnold

"Words are music, really." - Tom Waits

"To understand music, you must listen to it. But so long as you are thinking, "I am listening to this music," you are not listening." - Alan Watts

"You understand my music." - Cassandra Clare

"Music expresses - you express yourself with music." - Rita Ora

"When you are so strongly drawn to music, you can't not be a musician." - Debbie Davies

"All music is is what awakes from you when you are reminded by the instruments." - Walt Whitman

"All music is what awakes from you when you are reminded by the instruments." - Walt Whitman

"Be Sure you Are Stepping to the Music you Hear - No Matter what Other People Think." - Wayne Dyer

"If you think too much in the music you are too late." - Michael Snow

"You can get into anything if you are determined. I always thought that with music, too." - John Darnielle

"Music is like an open sky. You know it's out there... and there you are." - David Sanborn

"When you use music to worship you are not attempting to entertain." - Cliff Richard

"There's a lot of risk in putting what you suspect you really are into your music." - J Tillman

"Country music fans are extremely supportive. Once they're with you, they're with you for life." - Faith Hill

"If there are only you and the music in the room, it means that there are two persons in the room! Music is a live being!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"If interviews are just interviews or if music is just music, why are we even doing it? You only get so many hours in a lifetime, man." - Ben Harper

"The music business is really, really small. The real music is becoming almost extinct, if you don't stay true to who you are." - Mary J Blige

"So, you know, there are a lot of the biggest records of the year. There's great music in hip-hop and jazz and, you know, and folk music." - Stephen W. Thompson

"Don't worry about what others say about your music. Pursue whatever you are hearing... but if everybody really hates your music maybe you could try some different approaches." - Wynton Marsalis

"Are you kidding? That's the music of the spheres, commissar. It's beautiful. Like old jazz." - Peter Watts

"Obviously, with creating music you are solely responsible for the creation of it." - Justin Timberlake

"When you are listening to music it is better to cover your eyes than your ears." - Jose Bergaman

"Don't tell people you are broke. Guilting fans into buying your music never works." - Ari Herstand

"The two things you can't fake are good food and good music" - Etta James

"Life has been your art. You have set yourself to music. Your days are your sonnets." - Oscar Wilde

"You program music with an image and then people are desensitized." - Julie Taymor

"When you are listening to music it is better to cover your eyes than your ears." - Jose Bergamin

"When you are real in your music, people know it and they feel your authenticity." - Wynonna Judd

"Music is such a healing thing, no matter who you are." - Kate Voegele

"Writing tonal music now, you are not writing into the 19th Century." - Gavin Bryars

"The music speaks to you every day, but you are too deaf, dumb, and blind to even listen to the music. You are too deaf, dumb, and blind to stop what you are doing." - Charles Manson

"If you have music that sounds like what you cover, people won't be able to differentiate who you are." - Sam Tsui

"Music and Wine are one." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Well-written words are music." - William Shatner

"Music is a reflection of who you are, and if those things that you mentioned are what your music is all about, then I guess that's who you are." - Lil Wayne

"Music can change lives. Whether you are having a good or bad day, the power of music can change one's mood." - Jess Bowen

"The odds are so stacked against you to have a music career in a place where there's virtually no music industry. So I always attribute it to God." - Pharrell Williams

"We are all spirits. We get depressed. But music makes you want to live. I know my music has saved my life." - Mary J Blige

"When you're in the music business, everything is very personal, because you are invested in everything; there's a very deep, personal attachment to your music." - Larry Mullen, Jr.

"It's funny how people are pickin' up on our music now, you know? I think it's wonderful that people like our music." - Brian Wilson

"Music is the most powerful thing on this earth, and it's hard to be angry when you are listening to music." - Jerry Reed

"I view life as a learning experience. It is not so much all about music; it is about what happens when you are doing the music." - Michael Schenker

"When you're in the music business, everything is very personal, because you are invested in everything; there's a very deep, personal attachment to your music." - Larry Mullen

"If you love music, you can play music." - Michael Nesmith

"You can't touch music, but music can touch you" - Mordecai

"People who are thinking about your music almost as much as you are, that almost never happens." - Andrew Bird

"The most important things are that you are honest with yourself and that making music comes from your heart" - Ville Valo

"The bands you like and know that are French are always outsiders in the French music industry - Daft Punk, Air." - Laurent Brancowitz

"There are just certain sounds, music, that sort of you know people are going to like it." - Willie Nelson

"Classical music can rock you!" - Jihae Park

"Music stops you from thinking." - Peter Weir

"Music is how you feel." - Young Jeezy

"You're supposed to be who you are. You're supposed to make music that is true to you." - Nas

"All relationships are tough. Just like with music, sometimes you have harmony and other times you have cacophony." - Gayle Forman

"What do you think of Puccini? No, Ben, you are wrong. He wrote marvellous operas, but dreadful music." - Dmitri Shostakovich

"Music is like a language: you cannot understand it unless you learn it, or more accurately, are born into it." - Jack Vance

"Tunings are wonderfully inspiring, and it helps you to write music. If I'm stuck, you know, I change the tuning." - Kaki King

"When you are a real artist who is serious about your craft, you love good music. Period." - Lil' Kim

"If you are making music for other people, you will have to be aware of how people relate to it." - Ken Hill

"In symphonic music, when you are conducting, you do the same thing. You are feeling the whole orchestra, thinking ahead so you can prepare for a change." - David Amram

"With modeling, you are the client and you give them what they want... with music, it is all about you, people are buying into you as a person." - Caprice Bourret

"Music and the music business are two different things." - Erykah Badu

"Rock stars are idiots. You know that! Remember this moron never went to music school, never learned music theory and can't read or write music. So why not be suspicious of everything this idiot says?" - Gene Simmons

"I think all kinds of music are being made. No one hears them. There's so much emphasis on a certain kind of music. It's difficult to find music nowadays. You have to make the effort to find it." - Mirel Wagner

"It had never occurred to me before that music and thinking are so much alike. In fact you could say music is another way of thinking, or maybe thinking is another kind of music." - Ursula K Le Guin

"It's funny how the music industry is enraged about the Internet and the way things are copied without being paid for. But you know why people steal the music? Because they can't afford the music." - Tom Petty

"You know, jazz is the mother of all American music. R&B and pop and rap and everything are the branches on the main tree of the life of music, American music, which is jazz." - Eric Burdon

"You know that one don't play music just for the hours to pass. But you play music because you are in love with music and luckily if it happens that people like what I'm proposing, then I'm happy. Although music is business, yet you don't start thinking about money from the initial stages when you are in music. First propose to the people what they want and if they like it, then the money comes later." - Manu Dibango

"The best music you make is relevant to the culture you are in, the timeframe you are in. I want to keep it as relevant as possible." - Julian Lage

"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

"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

"You really can't categorize my music, it's human music." - Kendrick Lamar

"In the hip-hop community, it's about how real are you, or how strong can you be, and really my music just reflects me. If you can accept me, then you can accept my music" - Nick Cannon

"Whenever you listen to a piece of music, what you are actually doing is hearing the latest sentence in a very long story you"ve been listening to - all the pieces of music you"ve ever heard." - Brian Eno

"In the hip-hop community, it's about how real are you, or how strong can you be, and really my music just reflects me. If you can accept me, then you can accept my music." - Nick Cannon

"I think everybody don't know what color I am. It's like, "He's not black enough. He's not white enough. He's got a Latin last name but he doesn't have - he doesn't speak Spanish. Who are we selling this to? Are you making urban music? Are you making pop music? What kind of music are you making?"" - Bruno Mars

"I don't like music docs, usually. There's nothing to really say. What can you say about music? Normally, you can't say too much. There are a few really good ones, but the majorities are boring, I think." - Malik Bendjelloul

"Geniuses are at work in the rock music field, and great popularity is no proof you aren't good." - Christopher Ricks

"You are most certainly the inspiration for all of today's rock 'n' roll guitarists. Your music is timeless." - Smokey Robinson

"Listen. Your life is happening. You are happening. Think back on your journey. The music of your life..." - Frederick Buechner

"If God is the DJ, then Life is the dance floor; Love is the rhythm and You are the music." - Pink

"For me, Chanel is like music. There are certain notes and you have to make another tune with them" - Karl Lagerfeld

"I'm a big advocate of music being an honest representation of who you are as a person and your perspective." - Miguel

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

"I don't see a future in music unless you are one of the 5pc of massive artists." - Paul Young

"You don't have to know anything about music to understand what I write. Mine are simple melodies." - Harry Warren

"If you are posting your music on YouTube, maybe start with a popular cover done in a unique way." - Christina Grimmie

"Bands are about these little relationships that make everything tick, and when you create new music you're testing those relationships." - Jonathan Cain

"These are the sort of things that push you on in music - the curiosity, a passion for new ideas." - Elvis Costello

"I do like what Alicia Keys and John Legend are doing. With their music, you keep your clothes on." - Ben E King

"My music is very, very precise. It's very rigorous. The forms are much more intricate than you would imagine." - Meredith Monk

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

"Bear in mind that you are not making music for your own pleasure, but for the pleasure of your audience." - Richard Strauss

"There are two kinds of music; German music and bad music." - H L Mencken

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

"When you make music you are acting as a philosopher. You can either do that consciously or you can do it unconsciously, but you're doing it." - John Cage

"If you look at music, you see theme, variation, you see symmetry, asymmetry, you see structure, and these are related to skills in the real world." - Dave Van Ronk

"I believe music is a place everyone of us can go to. I do' care who you are, where you were born, what you do with your life. Everyone can come here in music and be equal." - Hayley Williams

"I believe music is a place everyone of us can go to. I don't care who you are, where you were born, what you do with your life. Everyone can come here in music and be equal." - Hayley Williams

"Jazz is not the kind of music you are going to learn to play in three or four years or that you can just get because you have some talent for music." - Wynton Marsalis

"You get a lot of who you are as a musician across through the music you write. If you're writing your own music, then it's important to be really honest." - Harry Styles

"Music is life. Music defines peoples' experience on this planet. Name one time in your life that wasn't punctuated by the music you listened to at the time. When people are down, they listen to music that commiserates that emotion. When people are amped up, they listen to more upbeat, loud songs." - Mark Hoppus

"Seeing a play, listening to music - you'll always contextualize it in your own way. Whoever you are, wherever you are; I think that's really important." - Peter Doig

"Anything you are shows up in your music - jazz is whatever you are, playing yourself, being yourself, letting your thoughts come through." - Mary Lou Williams

"If you are approaching the music with more reverence than the original guys invested into it, you are effectively doing it a disservice." - James Hunter

"When you are dancing with your partner, for that two and a half minutes, you are in love with each other. You're corresponding with each other by the moves that you make. It's a love affair, between you and your partner and the music. You feel the music, you feel your partner, she feels you and she feels the music. So there the three of you are together. You've got a triangle, you know. Which one do you love best?" - Frankie Manning

"Music is the art of all the invisible things that are real. Art, emotion, spiritual essence, consciousness - these things are hard to prove. Music helps you to focus on your sound. We understand that for very young kids." - Wynton Marsalis

"You think about, like, [20th-century classical composers] Alban Berg, Schoenberg, and Webern sitting around in some living room in Vienna and being like, "We are the end of music. We are the end of this tradition. Music is done."" - David Longstreth

"Well, I'll tell you, I don't know how aware teenagers are of me. I think it really depends on the teenager and how well-versed in music they are and what kind of music they like." - Joan Jett

"You don't have to be inspired by comedians. You have to be inspired by things that are real, whether it's music, comedy...a movie - that should inspire you." - Pauly Shore

"Do not flatter yourselves: if you go to places of worship merely to look about you or to hear music, you are not worshipping God." - Charles Spurgeon

"If you love music and you are good in it, you will be fine. But be prepared to have to work hard." - Nigel Godrich

"Which means that in the end there are certain things you can take with you when you flee, things that have no weight, such as music." - Jenny Erpenbeck

"Im understanding that, in music, you can really be yourself and people accept you for who you are, that is a big thing to me." - Joe Jonas

"I am telling you what I know-words have music and if you are a musician you will write to hear them." - E L Doctorow

"When I talk about music in Memphis, it's a place you can go if you are a beginning artist or anywhere in your career, and you can incubate." - Valerie June

"Emotions are the fuel to really move you along - that's the only way you can create music. If you don't feel any emotions, it's not going to happen." - Jan Hammer

"The thing I love about music is that you can take things that are painful, deep things that hurt you, and you can turn them into something beautiful." - Ray Lamontagne

"Sometimes you get so jaded, you don't have those initial connections and emotions with music, because you are promoting your own." - David Nail

"Keep doing what you do, and people that enjoy what you do are gonna buy your music and love on you." - Marvin Sapp

"Find people who think like you and stick with them. Make only music you are passionate about. Work only with people you like and trust. Don't sign anything." - Steve Albini

"Writing music on your own makes you think a lot about your life. Who are you? Would you change anything about yourself? This is where it comes from." - Enya

"scales are the grammar of music." - Frances Parkinson Keyes

"Music is first, lyrics are secondary." - Kurt Cobain

"Music and culture are intrinsically improvisational, existential." - Archie Shepp

"The steps are' enough. Feel the music." - Patrick Swayze

"Americans are good at making dance music." - Ed Simons

"Politics are not my arena. Music is." - Aretha Franklin

"There tend to be two different drives that lead young people toward music. One is that music provides an escape; it takes you away from the unhappiness or torture of where you are and makes you feel less alienated-you believe there is a place you fit in somewhere else. The other is a sort of transcendent, spiritual feeling in the purity of music." - Michael Stipe

"Some writers are curiously unmusical. I don't get it. I don't get them. For me, music is essential. I always have music on when I'm doing well. Writing and music are two different mediums, but musical phrases can give you sentences that you didn't think you ever had." - Barry Hannah



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