— Miley Cyrus American actor and singer-songwriter 1992
„Music was my way of keeping people from looking through and around me. I wanted the heavies to know I was around.“
— Bruce Springsteen American singer and songwriter 1949
Time magazine (27 October 1975)
„My veins are afire with music,
Her eyes have kissed me, my body is turned to light;
I shall dream to her secret heart tonight…“
— Conrad Aiken American novelist and poet 1889 - 1973
The House of Dust (1916 - 1917)
„I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food or water.“
— Axel Munthe Swedish physician 1857 - 1949
— Milla Jovovich Ukrainian-born american model and actress 1975
Contexto: Music for me is something I prefer to keep away form the whole business part of my life. I feel like everything I do, in a way, has some sort of business around it. So with my music I can have my privacy. If people don’t have to pay for it then I think they can be a little more open to new ideas.
„Rock music pays off. Rock music takes me on a joyride. Rock music keeps me off the hell city bus. Rock music will always look out for me. But I will not let my torture profanity demon shoot it down.“
— Wesley Willis American singer-songwriter 1963 - 2003
Interview with Howard Stern http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPNfSekbTck,
„Music is not a hobby, not even a passion with me; music is me. I feel what people get out of me is this outlook on life, which comes out in my music. My music is the last expression of all that.“
— Arthur Rubinstein Polish-American classical pianist 1887 - 1982
John Guinn (December 22, 1982) "Rubinstein Was His Music", Detroit Free Press, p. 8D.
„Breathe slumbrous music round me, sweet and slow,
To honied phrases set!
Into the land of dreams I long to go.
Bid me forget!“
— Mary Elizabeth Coleridge British writer 1861 - 1907
Mandragora, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
„Rock music makes me alive, it makes me awake, so that tiredness can touch me and make me say – It's enough, I have earned much popularity.“
— Ayub Bachchu Musician, singer, songwriter 1962 - 2018
Bachchu in an interview with Shomoy TV.
— Anne Rice, livro O Vampiro Lestat
Fonte: The Vampire Lestat
„Music is therapy for me. It's my outlet for every negative thing I've ever been through. It lets me turn something bad into something beautiful.“
— Amy Lee American singer-songwriter and pianist 1981
Explaining her song "Call Me When You're Sober" in "Evanescence: Amy Lee Explains the New Songs" at VH1 News (18 September 2006) http://www.vh1.com/news/articles/1540914/story.jhtml
„The pounding music, the cheers, the admiration work their way into my blood, and I can’t suppress my excitement. Cinna has given me a great advantage. No one will forget me. Not my look, not my name. Katniss. The girl who was on fire.“
— Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games
Fonte: The Hunger Games
„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. “
„It is so important for me to keep authentic Cuban sounds alive. All of these great artists have changed the landscape of Latin music and it's an honor to have them on this album ["90 Millas," released in September of 2007]. I believe this album will expose a new generation to the richness of Cuban music.“
— Gloria Estefan Cuban-American singer-songwriter, actress and divorciada 1957
news release (July 20, 2007)
„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
„My music will go on forever. Maybe it's a fool say that, but when me know facts me can say facts. My music will go on forever.“
— Bob Marley Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981
„The world in books seemed so much more alive to me than anything outside. I could see things I'd never seen before. Books and music were my best friends. I had a couple of good friends at school, but never met anyone I could really speak my heart to.“
— Haruki Murakami, livro Sputnik Sweetheart
Fonte: Sputnik Sweetheart
„And because the breath of flowers is far sweeter in the air (where it comes and goes, like the warbling of music) than in the hand, therefore nothing is more fit for that delight than to know what be the flowers and plants that do best perfume the air.“
— Francis Bacon, livro Essays
„That's the reason I always say about music, the blues are the roots and the other musics are the fruits. Without the roots, you have no fruits so it's better keeping the roots alive because it means better fruits from now on.“
— Willie Dixon American blues musician 1915 - 1992
I am the Blues: the Willie Dixon Story (with Don Snowden, 1990), p. 4.
„Through instrumental music, I’m allowed to come up with musical ideas that allow the listener to create their own impression of my song. If you add lyrics about a girl in the song, the listener doesn’t have a choice of what the song is about, it’s told to them. My musical writings allow me to express anything. It’s easier for me to tell a story of something I’ve encountered this way then to verbalize it. And my feelings are explored more in my compositions compared to what I could ever say in a few sentences.“
— Bradley Joseph Composer, pianist, keyboardist, arranger, producer, recording artist 1965
[Janus, Cicily, Radinsky, Ned, http://newfaceofjazz.com/?page_id=594, New Faces of Jazz: Bradley Joseph, (newfaceofjazz.com), 2010-08-01]