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Musicians Quotes

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The wise musicians are those who play what they can master.
- Duke Ellington

Related topics: Music

Those little nimble musicians of the air,
that warble forth their curious ditties,
with which nature hath furnished them to the shame of art.
- Izaak Walton

I happen to think that computers are the most important
thing to happen to musicians since the invention of
cat-gut which was a long time ago.
- Robert Moog

Selfishly, I make music for me.
I like to make music.
I like looking for songs.
I like working with interesting musicians.
I like producing records.
It's something I will always do.
- Herb Alpert

 

There's a reason I moved to NYC, and if I listed all
the musicians on my list you'd grow weary.
- Trevor Dunn

When I do the music, I make the musicians listen to
what's happening in the film.
That way they treat the dialogue as if it was a singer.
- Mike Figgis

I lived in an area where there were a lot of rock musicians,
and we got together regularly in our studios.
- Ken Hensley


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You should play with real musicians;
the best music comes from real people interacting with each other.
- John Fogerty

The best rock musicians are the most exciting people in the world.
- James Daly

I think musicians and artists are the most philanthropic people I know.
Their charity record of the music business would hold
up to the work of anybody.
- Glenn Frey

As long as there are musicians who have a passion for spontaneity,
for creating something that's never been before,
the art form of jazz will flourish.
- Charlie Haden

I was able to work with the best musicians in Kansas
City starting when I was really young.
- Pat Metheny

Musicians don't retire; they stop when there's no more music in them.
- Louis Armstrong

The musicians that didn't know music could play the best blues.
I know that I don't want no musicians who know all
about music playin' for me.
- Alberta Hunter

In January of 1995, my family and I moved to Seattle.
Pearl Jam did the first of their live radio broadcasts,
Monkey Wrench Radio, along with many other Seattle musicians.
- Jack Irons

There's Eddie's conviction and his lyrics and his ideals,
and he can just rock straight out.
His vocals are incredible.
And we all are really competent musicians.
- Mike McCready

I've always considered music stores to be the graveyards of musicians.
- Gary Larson

There are more bad musicians than there is bad music.
- Isaac Stern

Whenever I felt happy about having discovered something,
the first encounter, not only with the public,
with other musicians, with specialists,
etc, was that they rejected it.
- Karlheinz Stockhausen

Gifted women musicians and composers rarely received their due.
- James Cook

The Doors were never that good as musicians.
- Ray Manzarek

There have been many great musicians that,
Clifford Brown is one great example,
I mean he died very early,
25.
- Sonny Rollins

On Eye of the Zombie, I had so-called studio musicians.
- John Fogerty

A friend of mine took me to Memphis advised me that
I should get in the musicians' union.
He gave me a set of drums and said, Stay on the job,
son.
- Levon Helm

Working with Benny was important for me and for black musicians in general.
- Lionel Hampton

I always seem to have a vague feeling that he is a Satan among musicians,
a fallen angel in the darkness who is perpetually seeking
to fight his way back to happiness.
- Henry Ellis

Coltrane would do what you'd get a Roland Pro Tools
module to do but with a group of jazz musicians.
- Colin Greenwood

I write bars, for the musicians, because they have to be together.
- Gyorgy Ligeti

The true beauty of music is that it connects people.
It carries a message, and we, the musicians,
are the messengers.
- Roy Ayers

I talk to people who are musicians, and they go,
Oh this is hell.
And I go, Are you kidding me? You never put tar paper on a roof,
did ya?
- Chris Isaak

After the war, once the bop revolution had taken hold,
there were all kinds of young musicians,
talented young musicians, who were ready for this fusion of classical and jazz.
- Gunther Schuller

There's a lot of good musicians who are unheard of.
Get it down before they pass away.
- Brownie McGhee

I was never worried that synthesizers would replace musicians.
First of all, you have to be a musician in order to
make music with a synthesizer.
- Robert Moog

I don't like to travel as much as I have in the past,
but it's good for my soul to get to pick,
especially with these good musicians and these guys that play so well.
- Earl Scruggs

Why do musicians give so much time to charitable causes?
The most humanitarian cause that we can give our time
to is the creation and performance of music itself.
- Billy Joel

We're not getting paid.
We have these great musicians with us and it gives us a real charge.
And the audience gives us a charge, because they keep
it interesting all the time.
- Tina Weymouth

I think we musicians are emissaries.
Every time we go before the public, we're there to make converts.
- Hazel Scott

A lot of my friends are struggling musicians.
Being a struggling actor, it's just frustrating because
you're not allowed to do what you want to do.
- Gina Gershon

When we came into the studio I became more and more me,
making the tracks and choosing the musicians,
partly because a great deal of the time during Bridge,
Artie wasn't there.
- Paul Simon

My training as an engineer has enabled me to design the stuff,
but the reason I do it is not to make music but for
the opportunity to work with musicians.
- Robert Moog

For years the Trio did nothing but play for musicians and other hip people.
We practically starved to death.
- Nat King Cole

We're all players and musicians and we sure all get along good.
We just clicked right off the bat.
We started playing and then we almost immediately started recording.
- Krist Novoselic

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.
- Alexis Korner

Musicians own music because music owns them.
- Virgil Thomson

I don't take compliments very easily.
I think most musicians suffer from low self-esteem to some extent.
- James Taylor

All musicians are subconsciously mathematicians.
- Thelonious Monk

When we started making electronic music I imagined
that the reaction we got from the rock musicians must
have been similar to the one the beat groups got from people like my dad.
- Trevor Horn

I think it was that we were really seasoned musicians.
We had serious roots that spanned different cultures,
obviously the blues.
- Jimmy Page

The world is full of musicians who can play great,
and you wouldn't cross the road to see them.
It's people who have this indefinable attitude that are the good ones.
- Nick Lowe

Musicians are always gigging and never have a chance to stop for a minute.
- Keith Jarrett

In theory, I'd like to work in a group.
But the group I'd like to work in, all the musicians
in them are long since dead.
- Robert Wyatt

I did a concert...
in September with the Berlin Philharmonic...
They're great musicians, and there's always something to learn from them.
- Cecilia Bartoli

Jazz is the last refuge of the untalented.
Jazz musicians enjoy themselves more than anyone listening to them does.
- Tony Wilson

I was lucky enough to first meet Elvis at his house
in Bel Air and he used to invite different artists,
singers and musicians, to come and jam with him at his house.
- Jackie DeShannon

Musicians want to be the loud voice for so many quiet hearts.
- Billy Joel

When it comes to musicians, I'm like the daddy of musicians here in Cuba.
- Compay Segundo

Musicians always come off sounding a little bit pretentious,
and a little bit...
I don't know, hypocritical, from what they do,
talking about strong issues.
- James Iha

I mean, look how many musicians have come through and played beside me,
and I'm workin' and they're not.
- Luther Allison

Most musicians count at the beginning,
and never count and talk to their musicians after that.
They only talk to them at the end of the song.
But I would count with them and talk.
- Roy Ayers

Of course, there are many, many musicians whose music gives me pleasure,
but until I make contact with them, musically or personally,
I never assume that anything wonderful will happen.
- Hugh Hopper

I meet many people, I talk with them,
like a TV show host.
I show what's going on with Greenpeace,
interesing political things, I have artists,
musicians and bands.
- Nina Hagen

Even though I have often recorded alone,
I still feel the best music is made by musicians playing off each other.
- John Fogerty

All musicians start out with ideals but hanging on
to them in the face of media scrutiny takes real integrity.
Tougher still is to live up to the ideals of your dedicated fans.
- Billy Bragg

Our parents were musicians.
- Caroline Corr

Visible Faith is an expression of my Christian faith
which must be visible to be real!
I gave the name to the collection of musicians who
worked with me on the record.
- Ken Hensley

What 'jazz' means to me is the worst kind of working conditions,
the worst in cultural prejudice.
The term 'jazz' has come to mean the abuse and exploitation of black musicians.
- Maxim Gorky

I don't like that, because there are a lot of people
whose works I admire as actors or actresses,
or musicians.
And you know, I've been a big fan of different musicians or actors.
- Laura Bush

I've heard from writers and musicians and fans that
they think I'm underrated.
- Rick Springfield

Regardless of who originally made it popular,
any hit song becomes a challenge to the ingenuity and
imagination of other musicians and performers.
- Les Baxter

My older brother and myself always played together in bands,
but we never knew we would be professional musicians.
- Wynton Marsalis

A painter paints his pictures on canvas.
But musicians paint their pictures on silence.
We provide the music, and you provide the silence.
- Leopold Stokowski


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