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Quotes About Music

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Jarod Kintz
“When I’m lonely I stand in the corner and play my saxophone and feel sorry for myself. I would ask you to accompany me on the piano, but if I did that I wouldn’t be lonely, would I? And what’s the point of a saxophone if not to celebrate despair?
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Jarod Kintz, How to construct a coffin with six karate chops

Jason Mraz
“Music is the weapon in the war against unhappiness.”
Jason Mraz
tags: music

Lauren Myracle
“If everyone started off the day singing, just think how happy they'd be.”
Lauren Myracle, Shine

David Levithan
“Our moments are music, and sometimes – just sometimes – we can catch them and put them into some lasting form. If we didn’t have music, I don’t think we could ever be truly happy, and if we didn’t have special moments, we would never find music.”
David Levithan, How They Met, and Other Stories

Deepak Chopra
“People don’t realize, he said, how important it is to wake up every morning with a song in your heart.” J. Krishnamurti. “The song stands for a sense of joy in existence, a joy that is free of any good or bad choices.”
Deepak Chopra, The Book of Secrets: Unlocking the Hidden Dimensions of Your Life

Karen Mueller Coombs
“My mother says we’re supposed to make mistakes. That’s the way we learn.” Rocky Ryan in Bully At Ambush Corner.”
Karen Mueller Coombs

“Life is not breaths you take, but the moments that take your breath away.”
George Strait

James Dashner
“Yeah, you're a regular Mozart...well, except for the whole music thing.”
James Dashner, The Journal of Curious Letters

Ayn Rand
“Andrei, did you like the opera?"
"Not particularly."
"Andrei, do you see what you're missing?"
"I don't think I do, Kira. It's all rather silly. And useless."
"Can't you enjoy things that are useless, merely because they are beautiful?"
"No. But I enjoyed it."
"The music?"
"No. The way you listened to it.”
Ayn Rand, We the Living

Adele
“I make music for ears, not eyes”
Adele

Stevie Wonder
“Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand.”
Stevie Wonder

Heidi Cullinan
“It was a full Spears album, apparently, and each song was as ridiculous as the one before. They were catchy, yes, but so was the plague.”
Heidi Cullinan, Dance With Me

“Some days there won't be a song in your heart. Sing anyway.”
Emory Austin

Terry Pratchett
“There are millions of chords. There are millions of numbers. And everyone forgets the one that is a zero. But without the zero, numbers are just arithmetic. Without the empty chord, music is just noise.”
Terry Pratchett, Soul Music
tags: music

Carrie Underwood
“Jesus take the wheel”
Carrie Underwood
tags: music

“They say that time
Heals everything
But they dob't know you
And the scars you bring”
The Wanted
tags: music

“I'm an artist. I'm an artist and I'm going to make art! Art arty art art.”
Andy Beirsack
tags: bvb, music

Hermann Hesse
“The old man slowly raised himself from the piano stool, fixed those cheerful blue eyes piercingly and at the same time with unimaginable friendliness upon him, and said: "Making music together is the best way for two people to become friends. There is none easier. That is a fine thing. I hope you and I shall remain friends. Perhaps you too will learn how to make fugues, Joseph.”
Hermann Hesse, The Glass Bead Game

Andrew Peterson
“The burden God places on each of us is to become who we are meant to be. We are most fully ourselves when Christ most fully lives in us and through us. The mother shines brightest with her child in her arms, the father when he forgives his wandering son, and the artist when he or she is drawing attention to grace, by showing the pinprick of light overcoming the darkness in the painting, or the story, or the song. The world knows darkness. Christ came into the world to show us light. I have seen it, have been blinded by it, invaded by it. I will tell its story.”
Andrew Peterson

Robert Fanney
“There are very few things that live in both this world and the world of dreams. Most are gods, angels and demons. The Stone you hold was made by Vlad Valkire the son of an angel and a demon. By the divine blood that ran in his veins, Valkire could see the light and hear the song of creation -- if only as glimmerings and whispers.
"Over time, he became aware of the light and the music and as he grew so did his understanding of it. At the age of twenty two, he began his greatest labor -- the making of the Wyrd Stones. In them he captured the light and song of creation and by them some of the powers of gods, angels and demons fell into the hands of elves and men. A sorcerer who knows its secret may -- like a god, angel, or demon -- stand with one foot in this world and another within the world of dreams.
"Your Stone is a gateway into the world of dreams, Luthiel. When you sing, it opens and you are, in part, taken there. Others who hold a Wyrd Stone like yours may know when someone crosses into dream. When you sang, I could hear you quite clearly.”
Robert Fanney

Dave Hickey
“Jazz presumes that it would be nice if the four of us--simpatico dudes that we are--while playing this complicated song together, might somehow be free and autonomous as well. Tragically, this never quite works out. At best, we can only be free one or two at a time--while the other dudes hold onto the wire. Which is not to say that no one has tried to dispense with wires. Many have, and sometimes it works--but it doesn't feel like jazz when it does. The music simply drifts away into the stratosphere of formal dialectic, beyond our social concerns.

Rock-and-roll, on the other hand, presumes that the four of us--as damaged and anti-social as we are--might possibly get it to-fucking-gether, man, and play this simple song. And play it right, okay? Just this once, in tune and on the beat. But we can't. The song's too simple, and we're too complicated and too excited. We try like hell, but the guitars distort, the intonation bends, and the beat just moves, imperceptibly, against our formal expectations, whetehr we want it to or not. Just because we're breathing, man. Thus, in the process of trying to play this very simple song together, we create this hurricane of noise, this infinitely complicated, fractal filigree of delicate distinctions.

And you can thank the wanking eighties, if you wish, and digital sequencers, too, for proving to everyone that technologically "perfect" rock--like "free" jazz--sucks rockets. Because order sucks. I mean, look at the Stones. Keith Richards is always on top of the beat, and Bill Wyman, until he quit, was always behind it, because Richards is leading the band and Charlie Watts is listening to him and Wyman is listening to Watts. So the beat is sliding on those tiny neural lapses, not so you can tell, of course, but so you can feel it in your stomach. And the intonation is wavering, too, with the pulse in the finger on the amplified string. This is the delicacy of rock-and-roll, the bodily rhetoric of tiny increments, necessary imperfections, and contingent community. And it has its virtues, because jazz only works if we're trying to be free and are, in fact, together. Rock-and-roll works because we're all a bunch of flakes. That's something you can depend on, and a good thing too, because in the twentieth century, that's all there is: jazz and rock-and-roll. The rest is term papers and advertising.”
Dave Hickey, Air Guitar

Jarod Kintz
“I want to write a song about one man's level of commitment called, "I'd walk to the edge of the world, just to dump your body.”
Jarod Kintz

Gloria   Smith
“My mind begs for you in the soft, secret, silent places of the night... I thirst for you and without you my soul is a desert. I thought when I first met you, first saw you, that I loved you more than any woman had ever loved a man, but now I know the feeling only grows within me. You are the song I sing each day, each moment, each second. You are the melody of my life...”
Gloria Smith, Love Tears
tags: love, music

Ry Cooder
“No second chances in the land of a thousand dances, the valley of ten million insanities.”
Ry Cooder, Los Angeles Stories

“The sheer force of the music calls for a wild audience reaction.”
Emanuel Ax
tags: music, wild

“A long apprenticeship is the most logical way to success. The only alternative is overnight stardom, but I can't give you a formula for that. ”
Chet Atkins
tags: music

Alexander McCall Smith
“We act out our lives to a soundtrack, thought Isabel, the music that becomes, for a spell, out favourite and is listened to again and again until it stands for the time itself. But that was about all the scripting that we achieved; the rest, for most of us, was extemporising.”
Alexander McCall Smith, The Right Attitude to Rain
tags: life, music

“I started out with nothing and I've still got most of it left.”
Seasick Steve

Terry Pratchett
“Big fat hairy monkey, hands a couple of octaves wide?”
Terry Pratchett, Soul Music

Eric Siblin
“(regarding the prelude from suite two)... The key is minor, the three notes a tragic triad. The tones move closer and closer to a harrowing vision, weaving spiter-like, relentlessly gathering sound into thighter concentric circle that come to an abrupt stop. Nothing fills the empty space. A tiny prayer is uttered.”
Eric Siblin, The Cello Suites

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