— Miles Davis American jazz musician 1926 - 1991
— Joseph Addison politician, writer and playwright 1672 - 1719
Context: Music religious heat inspires, It wakes the soul, and lifts it high, And wings it with sublime desires, And fits it to bespeak the Deity. Song for St. Cecilia's Day (1692), st. 4.
— Jan Zwicky Canadian philosopher 1955
„Do you know people who insist they like 'all kinds of music'? That actually means they likeof music.“
— Chuck Klosterman, Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto
„There are simply two kinds of music, good music and the other kind... the only yardstick by which the result should be judged is simply that of how it sounds. If it sounds good it's successful; if it doesn't it has failed.“
— Duke Ellington American jazz musician, composer and band leader 1899 - 1974
Where Is Jazz Going? Music Journal (1962) Reproduced in The Duke Ellington Reader, .
— Oscar Levant American comedian, composer, pianist and actor 1906 - 1972
On Sigmund Romberg, as quoted in Dancing in the Dark (1974) by Howard Dietz, p. 61
— Axl Rose American singer-songwriter and musician 1962
Quoted in "Axl Rose: The Rolling Stone Interview" http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/the-rolling-stone-interview-axl-rose-19890810 by Del James, Rolling Stone, (10 August 1989)
„Fight the tendency to become complacent and do one kind of music - that is the death of a musician.“
— Georg Solti Hungarian orchestral and operatic conductor 1912 - 1997