Musicians Quotes

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Jim Morrison
“Where's your will to be weird?”
Jim Morrison

Patti Smith
“Please, no matter how we advance technologically, please don't abandon the book. There is nothing in our material world more beautiful than the book."

(Acceptance speech, National Book Award 2010 (Nonfiction), November 17, 2010)”
Patti Smith

Nick Cave
“I’m forever near a stereo saying, ‘What the fuck is this garbage?’ And the answer is always the Red Hot Chili Peppers.”
Nick Cave

Janis Joplin
“I'm one of those regular weird people.”
Janis Joplin

Shannon L. Alder
“Sensitive people care when the world doesn't because we understand waiting to be rescued and no one shows up. We have rescued ourselves, so many times that we have become self taught in the art of compassion for those forgotten.”
Shannon L. Alder

Jimi Hendrix
“Music is my religion.”
Jimi Hendrix

Alexandra Monir
“You are lyricist, me a composer - you and I make a complete song.”
Alexandra Monir, Timeless

Justin Bieber
“i will never say never i will fight i will fight till forever make it right whenever you knock me down i will not stay on the ground pick it up and never say never”
Justin Bieber

Erik Pevernagie
“It is the poets, artists, and musicians that will carry us through the pandemic attacks into a new reality. They are the ones who tell us how to navigate, breathe, feel, think, enjoy, and fully live our lives. (“Because the world had corona”)”
Erik Pevernagie

Florence Welch
“For someone so conflicted, who am I to give advice to anybody? It’s such a funny, grandiose idea”
Florence Welch

Tiffanie DeBartolo
“But sometimes, talent isn't worth shit. There are tons of talentless people out there making zillions of dollars. And unfortunately, an equal number of brilliant artists whose name and voices you'll never hear. - Paul Hudson”
Tiffanie DeBartolo, How To Kill A Rock Star, How to Kill a Rock Star

Pete Townshend
“Life's a bitch and so am I.”
Pete Townshend

Tori Amos
“A guitarist or a drummer can get a cold and still play; I get a cold and sound like a wet mitten trying to sing you a love song. Charming.”
Tori Amos, Piece by Piece

Romain Rolland
“Everything is music for the born musician.”
Romain Rolland, Jean-Christophe: Dawn, Morning, Youth, Revolt

“Thanks for your encouraging words. But I know the grim realities of being an artist. Most of us would never make a mark in this world. Nearly all of us would be living in oblivion and would face utter neglect by society. You know what? I am prepared for that. It doesn’t matter whether people laud and appreciate my artistic skills or not. Or whether I live a life of non-recognition. I expect nothing. One becomes a true artist only when one creates art just for the sake of it and not for monetary gains or approval from people. I want to become a true artist. Yes, that would give me happiness.”
Abhaidev, The Influencer: Speed Must Have a Limit

E.M. Forster
“He had a theory that musicians are incredibly complex, and know far less than other artists what they want and what they are; that they puzzle themselves as well as their friends; that their psychology is a modern development, and has not yet been understood.”
E.M. Forster

“Musicians have always had a better understanding of love than the rest of us. Over the years they have told us that love: is like a rock, is here to stay, is all you need, will find a way, will keep us together, will tear us apart, sucks.”
Cuthbert Soup, Another Whole Nother Story

“My advice to women who habitually gravitate toward musicians is that they learn how to play an instrument and start making music themselves. Not only will they see that it's not that hard, but sometimes I think women just want to be the very thing they think they want to sleep with. Because if you're bright enough--no offense, Tawny Kitaen--sleeping with a musician probably won't be enough for you to feel good about yourself. Even if he writes you a song for your birthday. Don't you know that a musician who writes a song for you is like a baker you're dating making you a cake? Aim higher.”
Julie Klausner, I Don't Care About Your Band: Lessons Learned from Indie Rockers, Trust Funders, Pornographers, Felons, Faux-Sensitive Hipsters, and Other Guys I've Dated

“I don't perform. Seals perform.”

Tara Kelly
“Dave walked closer to me, his dark eyes combing my every move. "Do you always hold your guitar like that?"
I dropped my pick. "Do you always shop at Hot Topic?”
Tara Kelly, Amplified

Robert Schumann
“Think it a vile habit to alter works of good composers, to omit parts of them, or to insert new-fashioned ornaments. This is the greatest insult you can offer to Art.”
Robert Schumann, Advice To Young Musicians

Carla Lynne Hall
“Goliath was the best thing that ever happened to David”
Carla Lynne Hall, The Ballet Companion: A Popular Guide for the Ballet-Goer

Sebastian Faulks
“We're deaf men working as musicians; we play the music but we can't hear it.”
Sebastian Faulks, Engleby

“There have been two great revelations in my life: The first was bepop, the second was homeopathy.”
Dizzy Gillespie

“I am very serious about my baby.”

Karl Wiggins
“♪♫ no one’s gonna play this on the radio ♫♪ Billy Joel

So why’s he wasting his time? Because he loves the music, that’s why. And he’s not wasting his time is he? He’s following his dream, doing what he loves. Perhaps if more of us followed our dreams – really followed our own dreams, not someone else’s nutty ideology - the world might be a nicer place to reside in.”
Karl Wiggins, Wrong Planet - Searching for your Tribe

“Listen, I will now tell you the truth and there is no other.”
Isaac Stern

Amit Kalantri
“They all believed in him because of the authenticity of his musical talent and his faith in it.”
Amit Kalantri, One Bucket of Tears

Pete Trainor
“Over the last few decades there have been some fascinating studies that revealed that people who get a physical reaction from music might have structural differences in their brain. Some people have a physical response while others will just hear the songs, enjoy it, but it doesn’t transport them anywhere. Brain scans have shown that the people who get a more palpable response have a higher volume of fibres that connect their auditory cortex to the areas associated with emotional processing, which means the two areas communicate better. They also tend to have a higher prefrontal cortex, which is involved in certain areas of understanding, like interpreting the world more metaphorically, and that obviously helps them develop not just a natural gift interpreting music, but also creating it.”
Pete Trainor, Electrasy: Calling All The Dreamers

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