„First and foremost, I'd like to continue taking risks with my music. Everything I've done so far has been a gut reaction, honest and real. And that's who I am. That's what I want my music to always be -- honest and real.“

Chicago Sun Times, 11/16/03

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„Music is so personal to me. I can be myself, and say what I want to say. I feel I'm honest and don't try to hide things. But music enables people to learn about my personality, how I'm evolving. Even if I don't feel comfortable talking about something, I can feel comfortable expressing that same thing through my music.“

—  Hilary Duff American actress and singer 1987

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„Music is what I always turn to when I'm feeling a certain way. It's my reason for everything.“

—  Josh Groban American musician and actor 1981

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Variante: I can only say so much about how I feel. Music is what I always turned to when I was feeling a certain way. It's been my reason for everything.

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„On instruments: "Well, to be honest I don’t think it’s necessary to find out how pieces of equipment work. I would prefer to know how music works, or how my body and my mind work.“

—  Vangelis Greek composer of electronic, progressive, ambient, jazz, pop rock, and orchestral music 1943

After all, it’s more useful to know how to drive a car than it is to know what makes it go. Of course it’s important to know certain things about a machine, but I don’t need to be able to build my own synthesizer. It strikes me that the people who do build them don’t know how to play them, so l’d rather find out more about playing".

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„The word "hillbilly", I've never liked that, and I've never used that in my music.“

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„I want to grow as an artist and I'm taking a step out, I want my music to mature.“

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„Music is, or was, a language of the emotions. If someone has been escaping reality, I don't expect him to dig my music“

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