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1. "Every musical movement that is big enough has to produce some good musicians who wouldn't have had the incentive to start playing without it."
Author: Alexis Korner
2. "I come from musical theater, and a lot of musical theater is about accepting fantasy. I think it is more about just being open and accepting."
Author: Amy Adams
3. "My dad was a fairy," said Zach. "And by that I don't mean he dressed well and enjoyed musical theatre."
Author: Ben Aaronovitch
4. "Love makes your heart flutter, like millions of butterflies dancing around in your belly. Love puts a smile on your face while playing musical notes that gently strum your heart. Love holds your hand, stroking it tenderly, massaging little slices of your soul."
Author: Beth Michele
5. "It was my band. I organized the band and Dizzy was in the band. Dizzy was the first musical director with the band. Charlie Parker was in the band. But, no, no, that was my band."
Author: Billy Eckstine
6. "Aretha with no goals, eternally single & one step soft of heaven/ let it be understood that she owns this melody along with her emotional diplomats & her earth & her musical secrets"
Author: Bob Dylan
7. "I play a percussion instrument, not a musical saw; it needs no amplification. Where it's needed, they put a microphone in front of the bass drum. But, I don't think it's necessary to play that way every night."
Author: Buddy Rich
8. "I've got so many musical personalities, I could probably get treatment for it."
Author: Charlie Simpson
9. "The process of filmmaking is very musical, you get into the rhythm and the rhythmics of how someone is, especially with Woody Allen who is very much into body language and body movement."
Author: Charlotte Rampling
10. "I grew up doing musical theater."
Author: Chris Colfer
11. "I've seen the Mass For The End Of Time in concert but my brother's the more musical one really."
Author: Colin Greenwood
12. "And then there stole into my fancy, like a rich musical note, the thought of what sweet rest there must be in the grave."
Author: Edgar Allan Poe
13. "Cherished it for being small and inconvenient, and thus keeping out the "new people" whom New York was beginning to dread and yet be drawn to; and the sentimental clung to it for its historic associations, and the musical for its excellent acoustics, always so problematic a quality in halls built for the hearing of music."
Author: Edith Wharton
14. "I wandered the sidewalk watching all the street performers doing their juggling acts, playing their musical instruments, busting their asses to avoid work. I liked that. But I wanted to tell them there were easier ways to avoid work, like cab driving."
Author: Gary Reilly
15. "Like an apparently strict musical form it breaks the five minute whole into its structural parts - a descriptive preamble, the action of taking the cards, the development of the cards' manipulation and the revelation of what has been achieved."
Author: Gavin Bryars
16. "They cheered and clapped, excited by the prospect of my musical pain. Twisted... every last one of them. If I still had any sense of humor, I would have laughed."
Author: Genna Rulon
17. "One very important aspect of our contemporary musical culture - some might say the supremely important aspect - is its extension in the historical and geographical senses to a degree unknown in the past."
Author: George Crumb
18. "I love Gershwin. I love musicals."
Author: Gloria Estefan
19. "As the sun went down, I saw a solitary boatman disporting on the smooth lake. The falling dews seemed to strain and purify the air, and I was soothed with an infinite stillness. I got the world, as it were, by the nape of the neck, and held it under in the tide of its own events, till it was drowned, and then I let it go down stream like a dead dog. Vast hollow chambers of silence stretched away on every side, and my being expanded in proportion, and filled them. Then first could I appreciate sound, and find it musical."
Author: Henry David Thoreau
20. "I like to originate new roles and characters for musical theater."
Author: Idina Menzel
21. "Going through this musical experience really helped us to understand the core of the film."
Author: Isabelle Huppert
22. "Shiny musical instruments wailed, their mouths open like lilies."
Author: Ismail Kadaré
23. "Well, the musicals give emphasis to love, longing, melancholy, sadness. All of that is always there."
Author: Ismail Merchant
24. "I thought women loved great listeners. How could Agatha leave me? I'm musical, successful, and very, very, very, very sexy. Did I mention the fact that I am sexy? I'm like Brad Pitt, only different looking and much, much, much, much sexier. I am sexier than Brad Pitt!"
Author: Jarod Kintz
25. "For the celebration I got champagne flutes, even though I'm not musical."
Author: Jarod Kintz
26. "I'd like to point out to people the divine in a musical language that transcends words. I want to speak to their souls."
Author: John Coltrane
27. "The way I look at it, they're all part of my musical diary, and I can listen to any one of them and it will bring up memories of what was going on at that time."
Author: John Mayall
28. "Bruce Miller, a neurologist at the University of California, San Francisco, studies elderly patients with a relatively common form of brain disease called frontotemporal dementia, or FTD. He's found that in some cases where the FTD is localized on the left side of the brain, people who had never picked up a paintbrush or an instrument can develop extraordinary artistic and musical abilities at the very end of their lives. As their other cognitive skills fade away, they become narrow savants."
Author: Joshua Foer
29. "I'm not a huge musical fan. It's like when people just jump out singing; it's not real."
Author: Keke Palmer
30. "Do I want to write a musical? No. I like to do musicals."
Author: Laura Benanti
31. "I do think musical-theater actors can get a bad rap, and I see why. There is a certain slickness - there's nothing better than an amazing musical, but an okay musical can be one of the worst times you've ever had."
Author: Laura Benanti
32. "'Allegiance' is pretty much a book musical. You know, people talk and then they burst out into song."
Author: Lea Salonga
33. "Language is music. Written words are musical notation. The music of a piece of fiction establishes the way in which it is to be read, and, in the largest sense, what it means. It is essential to remember that characters have a music as well, a pitch and tempo, just as real people do. To make them believable, you must always be aware of what they would or would not say, where stresses would or would not fall."
Author: Marilynne Robinson
34. "I did quite a lot of the arranging, fitting different sections together, tempo changes, all sorts of things like that. I actually acted as a bridge between Robert and Ian. Not so much composing, rather presenting musical ideas at each rehearsal."
Author: Michael Giles
35. "So I am one of those bass players who can do something and musically, it was back then and now it is even more, if you noticed on the new album, I am not playing all the time anymore."
Author: Miroslav Vitous
36. "There is an urgent need for Americans to look deeply into themselves and their actions, and musical poetry is perhaps the most effective mirror available. Every newspaper headline is a potential song."
Author: Phil Ochs
37. "Anything that broadens your musicality always moves the way you write drum or guitar parts."
Author: Philip Selway
38. "Musical innovation is full of danger to the State, for when modes of music change, the laws of the State always change with them."
Author: Plato
39. "What are those people doing?" Jenna whispered to me. "I don't know," I replied through a frozen grin, "but I'm afraid a musical number might be involved."
Author: Rachel Hawkins
40. "My music had roots which I'd dug up from my own childhood, musical roots buried in the darkest soil."
Author: Ray Charles
41. "I really was kind of like a musical nerd. I would watch VH1's 'Behind The Music.' That was heavy when I was a kid. I would sit up and want to watch that all day instead of going outside sometimes."
Author: Rico Love
42. "I always try to think of a vocabulary to match different musical situations."
Author: Roscoe Mitchell
43. "Soul has no musical geographical or racial boundaries."
Author: Roy Ayers
44. "It's probably a combination of personal and non-personal matters that have led us to where we are musically."
Author: Serj Tankian
45. "In the circle where I was raised, I knew of no one knowledgeable in the visual arts, no one who regularly attended musical performances, and only two adults other than my teachers who spoke without embarrassment of poetry and literature — both of these being women. As far as I can recall, I never heard a man refer to a good or a great book. I knew no one who had mastered, or even studied, another language from choice. And our articulate, conscious life proceeded without acknowledgement of the preceding civilisations which had produced it."
Author: Shirley Hazzard
46. "I am an opera virgin; I'd far prefer to see a musical such as 'Guys and Dolls.'"
Author: Sophie Thompson
47. "As a human, I'd never been best at anything... Obviously I could be counted out of anything athletic. Not artistic or musical, no particular talents to brag of. Nobody ever gave away a trophy for reading books. After eighteen years of mediocrity, I was pretty used to being average. I realized now that I'd long ago given up any aspirations of shining at anything."
Author: Stephenie Meyer
48. "I'm a musical genius."
Author: Timbaland
49. "And my singing, I don't think I could sing Wagner or opera, but I could probably carry a tune. I was in a musical once, but it was never performed."
Author: Wallace Shawn
50. "I tap danced for ten years before I began to understand people don't make musicals anymore. All I wanted to do was be at MGM working for Arthur Freed or Gene Kelly or Vincent Minelli. Historical and geographical constraints made this impossible. Slowly but surely the pen became mightier than the double pick-up time step with shuffle."
Author: Zadie Smith

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