— Edith Sitwell British poet 1887 - 1964
As quoted in Reader's Digest Vol. 111, No. 666, (October 1977)
„Listening to that performance changed my life. It changed the course of my musical career. I could listen to my heart's voice clearly because the music had helped me understand my mind's deepest desires. Today, I am happy and feel blessed that I followed the path dictated by my heart.“
— Edith Sitwell British poet 1887 - 1964
„Music is my life, if I am without music or if I can't sing any more, I die, I'm nothing... because music is everything.“
— Ayumi Hamasaki Japanese recording artist, lyricist, model, and actress 1978
„I came from a background of blues and rock based(music). I hadn’t listened to Jazz or even Classical Music until just recently. Listening to Stan Getz, you know, he is one of my favorite Saxophonists, so he’s influenced my sound and influences how I play this music. Right now.“
— Ross Mintzer American musician and performer 1987
„The opportunity to perform my music for billions of people around the globe will be the greatest highlight of my life, I am honoured to be part of the biggest sports event in the world.“
— Tiësto Dutch DJ and record producer 1969
Tiësto said about the ATHOC.
„One could say my life itself has been one long soundtrack. Music was my life, music brought me to life, and music is how I will be remembered long after I leave this life. When I die there will be a final waltz playing in my head that only I can hear.“
— Maurice Jarre French composer 1924 - 2009
This quote was actually crafted by University College Dublin student Shane Fitzgerald. Shortly after Jarre's death, Fitzgerald uploaded https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Maurice_Jarre&type=revision&diff=280558491&oldid=280527998 the false quote to Wikipedia to test "how our globalised, increasingly internet-dependent media was upholding accuracy and accountability in an age of instant news," according to the Associated Press. "The sociology major's made-up quote…flew straight on to dozens of US blogs and newspaper websites in Britain, Australia and India. They used the fabricated material, Fitzgerald said, even though administrators at the free online encyclopedia quickly caught the quote's lack of attribution and removed it, but not quickly enough to keep some journalists from cutting and pasting it first. A full month went by and nobody noticed the editorial fraud. So Fitzgerald told several media outlets in an email and the corrections began." The Guardian and The Herald "are among the only publications to make a public mea culpa," the Associated Press continues. See " Student hoaxes world's media with fake Wiki quote http://www.smh.com.au/news/technology/web/student-hoaxes-worlds-media-with-fake-wiki-quote/2009/05/12/1241893953955.html," The Sydney Morning Herald (12 May 2009).
„Life without playing music is inconceivable for me. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music, I get most joy in life out of music.“
— Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955
„At fifteen my heart was set on learning; at thirty I stood firm; at forty I had no more doubts; at fifty I knew the will of heaven; at sixty my ear was obedient; at seventy I could follow my heart's desire without overstepping the boundaries of what was right.“
— Confucius Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher -550 - -478 a.C.
Retrospection of his own life. From this phrase, alternative names for each decades of human life are derived in Chinese.
„I think because I felt so sad I had to bring out my feelings, and try to create music that would make me and all my friends feel better.“
— Brian Wilson American musician, singer, songwriter and record producer 1942
Caroline Now! interview (20 April 2000) http://www.marina.com/brian.htm
„Fame has earned me great applause, thanks to our generous people. of course, this fortune brought my financial situation. and the increasing love of the people who did not decline for years. Everything is mutual. I liked it very much, too many listeners, my followers... I paid my price with my heart, unfortunately. my heart is tired and said that this event comes from the stress of the scene that lasts for 25 years; doctors. And I said goodbye to the stage for 4 years. I gave my heart. I bought a lot but I gave it my heart, sir.“
— Zeki Müren Turkish musician 1931 - 1996
What did your honor stole from you? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fq_jdymMh1U
„I hoped to sell 50,000 records. My main goals were to sing my heart out, to challenge myself vocally, to find beautiful music that has great stories and to express what I love about the musicality of different languages. And if 10 people bought it, I'd be thrilled that 10 people listened to it. And if it was 10 million, I'd be thrilled that 10 million people listened to it. This is just beyond any dream that I could have possibly had.“
— Josh Groban American musician and actor 1981
— William Wordsworth, Great Narrative Poems Of The Romantic Age
„My motivation is that inner driving force within me to share my music with the world. I want to get my music out there so I can inspire people just as I have been inspired through music. Music makes you feel; whether it’s happy, sad, or a million different emotions which come to mind, music can invoke those feelings. That’s inspiration to me. “
„On my business card, I am a corporate president. In my mind, I am a game developer. But in my heart, I am a gamer.“
— Satoru Iwata Japanese video game programmer and businessman 1959 - 2015
2005 GDC Keynote https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9HUMt2rrOI
„I could express my feelings more easily if they could be put into the notes of music, but as the very best concert would not cover my affection for you, dear daddy, I must use the simple words of my heart, to lay before you my utmost gratitude and filial affection“
— Frédéric Chopin Polish composer 1810 - 1849
As quoted in Chopin's Letter.