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1. "The Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame will provide a center where the lives and the artistry of the greatest jazz musicians will be celebrated, and where people will come to learn about jazz, something to which my brother devoted his life's work."
Author: Ahmet Ertegun
2. "There's a lot of music that sounds like it's literally computer-generated, totally divorced from a guy sitting down at an instrument."
Author: Aimee Mann
3. "The moment artists can just do what they love to do then music will go right back to where it used to be. I mean back in the '60s and '70s and '80s, that's what it was."
Author: Akon
4. "What people want to read often seems incongruous. A pair of biker-types taking away Thoughts of the Dalai Lama. People without access to instruments requesting sheet music. Aspiring poets sharing their work and then borrowing horror stories."
Author: Alan Bennett
5. "Sometimes we focus on the lyrics too much and forget to dance to the music."
Author: Alexa Anderson
6. "I have to take time occasionally to get away from the pressures of this business. If I don't, I think I would get stale, and that would show in my music."
Author: Andy Gibb
7. "Why did popular songs always focus on romantic love? Why this preoccupation with first meetings, sad partings, honeyed kisses, heartbreak, when life was also full of children's births and trips to the shore and longtime jokes with friends? Once Maggie had seen on TV where archaeologists had just unearthed a fragment of music from who knows how many centuries B.C., and it was a boys lament for a girl who didn't love him back. Then besides the songs there were the magazine stories and the novels and the movies, even the hair-spray ads and the pantyhose ads. It struck Maggie as disproportionate. Misleading, in fact."
Author: Anne Tyler
8. "Article 100: "When pulling up to a stoplight, a Bro lowers his window so that all might enjoy his music selection."Corollary: "If there happens to be a hot chick driving the car next to the Bro, the Bro shall put his sunglasses down to get a better look. If he's not wearing his sunglasses, he will first put them on, then pull down to get a better look."
Author: Barney Stinson
9. "Here's Kanye, the great musical genius of his generation in hip hop, but, like, society really can't even deal with him because he's always saying something that people go, 'Oh, I can't believe Kanye said that. I can't believe he did that.'"
Author: Ben Horowitz
10. "Her beauty must have been exhausting and not to mention troublesome. Glitter swiftly made it's way into the vibrant strands that graced her lavish eyelashes. Each blink, each pressing moment, time seemed to have stopped and I felt as if, her charm could fill an entire room and with every set of eyes locked onto her, somehow the glare of her shimmering wet lipgloss could take care of everyones problems. That as soon as her heavenly music flowed through their wine glasses, that they too were apart of something such bigger, much grander. I believed, when I stood beside her; I became more handsome."
Author: Brandon Villasenor
11. "People dance and we have a lot of music and... this might be the closet I get for a while."
Author: Cameron Crowe
12. "I'm really into, like, electric pop music and dubstep, things like that."
Author: Chandler Riggs
13. "As she stooped over him, her tears fell upon his forehead.The boy stirred, and smiled in his sleep, as though these marks of pity and compassion had awakened some pleasant dream of a love and affection he had never known; as a strain of gentle music, or the rippling of water in a silent place, or the odour of a flower, or even the mention of a familiar word, will sometimes call up sudden dim remembrances of scenes that never were, in this life; which vanish like a breath; and which some brief memory of a happier existence, long gone by, would seem to have awakened, for no voluntary exertion of the mind can ever recall them."
Author: Charles Dickens
14. "I've got so many musical personalities, I could probably get treatment for it."
Author: Charlie Simpson
15. "And our safe word?""Wonderwall."Lindsey turned around and cast Luc a sardonic look. " Your safe word is the name of an Oasis song?""Blondie, I am the arbiter of all things fashionable in this House. Why not music?""Spoken by a man wearing cowboy boots. I mean, seriously. Who wears cowboy boots ?"
Author: Chloe Neill
16. "I never wanted to really make a career out of doing Christian music exclusively, but I love it to my core. I love music. I love what I'm doing now."
Author: Debby Boone
17. "I'm quite arty. I didn't know whether to become an artist or musician but I realised I could paint with music. All my songs have colours."
Author: Ed Sheeran
18. "Sam loved to listen to music and make his own songs, to wear soft velvets, to play in the castle kitchen beside the cooks, drinking in the rich smells as he snitched lemon cakes and blueberry tarts. His passions were books and kittens and dancing, clumsy as he was."
Author: George R.R. Martin
19. "You are to listen to the cursed radio music of life and to reverence the spirit behind it and to laugh at its distortions."
Author: Hermann Hesse
20. "There was also socio-psychic factor. Every now and then when your life gets complicated and the weasels start closing in, the only real cure is to load up on heinous chemicals and then drive like a bastard from Hollywood to Las Vegas. To relax, as it were, in the womb of the desert sun. Just roll the roof back and screw it on, grease the face with white tanning butter and move out with the music at top volume, and at least a pint of ether."
Author: Hunter S. Thompson
21. "As a songwriter, it's very hard to listen to music that's not coming from the heart and soul, personally."
Author: Jake Bugg
22. "But what if music is what escapes when a heart breaks?"
Author: Jandy Nelson
23. "I have a very varied taste in music. Everything from rap to classical to Latino to Rat Pack to jazz."
Author: Jasper Fforde
24. "I see music as an aid. It overcomes my internal editor, especially when the music evokes the character or the mood I'm trying to build."
Author: Jeff VanderMeer
25. "I love seeing live music."
Author: Jessica Szohr
26. "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."
Author: Joan Armatrading
27. "A. R. Rahman is truly India's Mozart. His music is celebrated worldwide."
Author: Kailash Kher
28. "I don't only like rap music. There's everything from R&B to crazy gangster rap, hip hop... everything! But it all blends together nicely. It's like a magical music rainbow."
Author: Kreayshawn
29. "Dying is the fastest route to fame for an aspiring rock star. The dead man's melodies become profound, acquiring deep mystery and rising into a realm beyond the reach of human criticism. In the stopping of a heartbeat, the rocker is transformed from decadent, depraved hedonist into misunderstood genius. Aye, death and musical stardom go together like Scotland and rain."
Author: Mark Rice
30. "Music is the soul of language."
Author: Max Heindel
31. "Music in this film is a very important part."
Author: Maximilian Schell
32. "I am quite certain in my heart of hearts that modern music and modern art is not a conspiracy, but is a form of truth and integrity for those who practise it honestly, decently and with all their being."
Author: Michael Tippett
33. "First play I ever did was 'Footloose.' I played the part of Willard when I was 16. I think I wore my drama teacher's jeans and her belt - that's how small I was. I know a lot of Willard's back story from the musical that's not explored in the film. Like he's got this whole relationship with his mama, and he sings this song 'Mama Says.'"
Author: Miles Teller
34. "Look, I'm 40, I'm single, and I work in musical theater - you do the math!"
Author: Nathan Lane
35. "We feel cold, but we don't mind it, because we will not come to harm. And if we wrapped up against the cold, we wouldn't feel other things, like the bright tingle of the stars, or the music of the aurora, or best of all the silky feeling of moonlight on our skin. It's worth being cold for that."
Author: Philip Pullman
36. "I know what my sound is. I'm just trying to get it out there how I can explain it. I'm not trying to write or put out some music that doesn't represent me."
Author: Phillip Phillips
37. "Medicine to produce health must examine disease; and music, to create harmony must investigate discord."
Author: Plutarch
38. "Music: breathing of statues. Perhaps:silence of paintings. You language where all languageends. You timestanding vertically on the motion of mortal hearts.Feelings for whom? O you the transformationof feelings into what?--: into audible landscape.You stranger: music. You heart-spacegrown out of us. The deepest space in us,which, rising above us, forces its way out,--holy departure:when the innermost point in us standsoutside, as the most practiced distance, as the otherside of the air:pure,boundless,no longer habitable."
Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
39. "Different elevator music was playing since my last visit-that old disco song "Stayin' Alive." A terrifying image flashed through my mind of Apollo in bell-bottom pants and a slinky silk shirt."
Author: Rick Riordan
40. "Strange, how such a small realization can affect everyone's life forever. In movies there is always a carefully staged moment - a big crescendo of music, close- ups of the actors' faces, the camera slowly pulling away to let all this sink in for the viewer...but, in real life, most all of the extraordinary things happen with no more loudness than a whisper."
Author: Silas House
41. "I just enjoy the sound as I hear it in everything around me. The high and low frequencies of sound bewitch me. Whether I am in a shop, in the bathroom or listening to noise that my fans make... everything is music to my ears and drives me. I just put all these things in rhythm when I'm playing."
Author: Sivamani
42. "My music is my way to rearrange the world according to my own hopes."
Author: Stephan Jenkins
43. "How about that? You can hear NFL Films music on everything from 'SpongeBob SquarePants' to 'Deep Throat.'"
Author: Steve Sabol
44. "Success breeds volume, and it's just amazing how many young writers, artists, and musicians there are in town."
Author: Steven Curtis Chapman
45. "Great travel writing consists of equal parts curiosity, vulnerability and vocabulary. It is not a terrain for know-it-alls or the indecisive. The best of the genre can simply be an elegant natural history essay, a nicely writ sports piece, or a well-turned profile of a bar band and its music. A well-grounded sense of place is the challenge for the writer. We observe, we calculate, we inquire, we look for a link between what we already know and what we're about to learn. The finest travel writing describes what's going on when nobody's looking."
Author: Tom Miller
46. "Jazz is the last refuge of the untalented. Jazz musicians enjoy themselves more than anyone listening to them does."
Author: Tony Wilson
47. "Musicians from the beginning of time have been there to express the mood and the musical feelings in the air for whatever's going on in that particular culture. It's the greatest joy as a musician to be able to translate that, be part of something and watch the scenery around you."
Author: Trey Anastasio
48. "Obviously, it's great to know that your music is being listened to."
Author: Victoria Legrand
49. "Her TriumphI did the dragon's will until you cameBecause I had fancied love a casualImprovisation, or a settled gameThat followed if I let the kerchief fall:Those deeds were best that gave the minute wingsAnd heavenly music if they gave it wit;And then you stood among the dragon-rings.I mocked, being crazy, but you mastered itAnd broke the chain and set my ankles free,Saint George or else a pagan Perseus;And now we stare astonished at the sea,And a miraculous strange bird shrieks at us."
Author: W.B. Yeats
50. "Forgive me, Majesty. I am a vulgar man! But I assure you, my music is not."
Author: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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