Best 1 187 of Musician quotes - MyQuotes

By Anonym 13 Sep

M. Ward

As a producer, I like to bring in unexpected voices, unexpected musicians, like Watt and Joey Spampinato of NRBQ.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Tommy Chong

Musicians can travel all over the world and have an audience, because there's no language barrier.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Matshona Dhliwayo

Your talent is a seed; cultivate it, and in no time, you will harvest success.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eldar Djangirov

My mom was a musician, and my dad had this passion for music. That's kind of how a lot of their relationship was built. When I came around, I was constantly exposed to music.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Yoko Ono

I always thought that I was an important musician. If you don't have that confidence, why would you go on and do it?

By Anonym 15 Sep

David Bowie

To not be modest about it, you'll find that with only a couple of exceptions, most of the musicians that I've worked with have done their best work by far with me.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Nigel Godrich

Musicians are like politicians. They're the last people who should be making music, just like politicians are the last people who should be running things.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Charlemagne Palestine

I actually started as a singer in Brooklyn, and I lived in a community. To get out of the ghetto of my community, I was a musician.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Robert A. Rice Jr.

An entrepreneur without funding is a musician without an instrument.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mikal Cronin

There's the obvious shift in the tech industry. I'm not really politicized about the whole thing, but it's definitely clear that rent is harder and it's harder for musicians or artists or someone not making a ton of money to live comfortably.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Robert Plant

Possibly the whole creative whirlwind of any musician's life is based on garnering and developing and absorbing more and more experience.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Chris Baio

We'd be recording and I'd go down to Greenpoint where Rostam was living and track stuff... It was a busy time. I felt like in general, I was just super psyched with the prospect of getting to be a musician, that it became a thing that I would think about more than I would think about my studies and stuff like that. I still did fine, but it was an interesting time in my life.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bubba Sparxxx

God makes something special and unique about each person that sets them apart from every other person, and to me that's is what artistry is about, whether you are a plumber, a pinter, a musician whatever it is that is unique about you that is translated into your art.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Steve Winwood

The good thing about playing with other musicians is that it's much easier to make the translation to playing live. It's much more difficult if you're trying to take something you've overdubbed alone on stage. But again, there are some benefits.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Adele

I like having my hair and face done, but I'm not going to lose weight because someone tells me to. I make music to be a musician not to be on the cover of Playboy.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Mclaughlin

Music speaks from spirit to spirit and in that sense you could call it a true spiritual language.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Thomas Eakins

I once painted a concert singer and on the chestnut frame I carved the opening bars of Mendelssohn's Rest in the Lord. It was ornamental unobtrusive and to musicians I think it emphasized the expression of the face and pose of the figure.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frank Zappa

Classical musicians go to the conservatories, rock´n roll musicians go to the garages.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Billie Joe Armstrong

We put the fun in dysfunctional.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Joshua James Alphonse Franceschi

I think every touring musician sacrifices aspects of their life to do it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tinsel Korey

I always say that you should just listen to it and see what you think it sounds like it is. I don't think it should be labeled. Most musicians feel like that. No one wants to put their music in a category. But, I don't think it's all over the place. I don't go from metal to jazz, or anything crazy.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Keith Richards

What Muddy Waters did for us is what we should do for others. It's the old thing, what you want written on your tombstone as a musician: 'He passed it on.'

By Anonym 16 Sep

Bertrand Russell

It might seem that the empirical philosopher is the slave of his material, but that the pure mathematician, like the musician, is a free creator of his world of ordered beauty.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Roy Ayers

When I was recording from '70 to '82, I always played piano and laid the tracks down. But I used to talk to the other musicians while the track was playing.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Marc Bolan

All rock musicians are deaf... Or insensitive to mellow sounds.

By Anonym 13 Sep

David Cassidy

I'm a really good team player. That's what it takes to work in the theater. That's what it takes to work in a band with musicians and writers.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Laurence Equilbey

The most important thing for the conductor is that he or she listens. Her listening will make things sound a certain way. If the conductor listens well, the musicians listen each other better. The conductor can in effect impose a certain kind of listening for everybody.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ryan Adams

It's hard to view myself sometimes as even in the same league as other musicians, mainly because there's so much music before me. I feel overinformed by different styles and different possibilities.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jennifer Lopez

The bottom line is that musicians love to make music and always will.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ayshay

I'm not a philosopher so why should I provide anyone with the answers? I'm just a musician, I don't have any solutions. All I'm doing is questioning the status quo, with every record I've made, to a certain extend.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Aaron Copland

If one were asked to name one musician who came closest to composing without human flaw, I suppose general consensus would choose Johann Sebastian Bach.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Matshona Dhliwayo

Write the masterpiece that has not been written. Sing the masterpiece that has not been sung. Paint the masterpiece that has not been painted. Create the masterpiece that has not been created.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ray Davies

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joey Tempest

A good song and good musicians can really move mountains.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Lera Auerbach

I have inflammation of the imagination.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Nellie Melba

What are we singers but the silver-voiced messengers of the poet and the musician?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Thomston

I feel like if you compare yourself to other successful musicians you will never be successful, because there will always be someone above you who has done something more or done something first or done something better.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Keith Urban

I always wish I'd had more mentors, better mentors, wiser mentors, people who were proper professional working musicians to guide me as I was coming up.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Keith Jarrett

... The 'cleverness' syndrome has taken the place of melody. It's like everyone has come down with this terrible disease in jazz....you are always expected to do your own material, which is a strange thing to do if you're a poor composer but a great player.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Zooey Deschanel

It's interesting, because as a musician, I don't feel like I need to be on the top of the pop charts.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Pharrell Williams

The sexiest woman musician is Alicia Keys.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eddie Vedder

Worship the music, not the musicians.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Suzy Kassem

We are all beautiful instruments of God. He created many notes in music so that we would not be stuck playing the same song. Be music always. Keep changing the keys, tones, pitch, and volume of each of the songs you create along your journey and play on. Nobody will ever reach ultimate perfection in this lifetime, but trying to achieve it is a full-time job. Start now and don't stop. Make your book of life a musical. Never abandon obligations, but have fun leaving behind a colorful legacy. Never allow anybody to be the composer of your own destiny. Take control of your life, and never allow limitations implanted by society, tell you how your music is supposed to sound — or how your book is supposed to be written.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Peter Marshall

Food is merely a platform for condiments.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Thomas Hampson

Being a classical musician I'm fascinated with how my colleagues, not just singers, but every musician finds ways to express something else or something new or the same ol', same ol' in classical music. I'm always in dialogue with other musicians at least orally, if I can't be with them and a lot of dead musicians as well. I've learned a lot from dead people on recordings.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Bradford Cox

You're always as a musician trying to shock yourself or create music that's maybe even too weird for your own taste.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Billy Joel

Historically, musicians know what it is like to be outside the norm - walking the high wire without a safety net. Our experience is not so different from those who march to the beat of different drummers.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Bill Madden

Everyone is born an artist. What differentiates us are the variations of creativity.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Paul Fleischman

The whirligig featured a drummer, a trumpet player, a clarinetist, and a man with a trombone. It was a leap beyond the spouting whale, with more figures, a six-bladed propeller, and a much more complex system of rods and pivots that made the instruments dip and rise as if the musicians were marching.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Shirley Horn

Too many musicians rush through everything with too many notes. I need time to take the picture. A ballad should be a ballad. It's important to understand what the song is saying, and learn how to tell the story. It takes time. I can't rush it. I really can't rush it.