I don’t know anything about music. In my line you don’t have to.
There is nothing stable in the world; uproar’s your only music.
There is always music amongst the trees in the garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it.
Look at the stars sometimes. They are only notes They are music.
Great art is as irrational as great music. It is mad with its own loveliness.
–George Jean Nathan
Words make you think a thought. Music makes you feel a feeling. A song makes you feel a thought.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
Music that gentlier on the spirit lies Than tired eyelids upon tired eyes.
–Alfred, Lord Tennyson
The Mandolin is the bottom four strings of the guitar, backwards…so a person with dyslexia has no problem learning to play the Mandolin.
It seems to me that those songs that have been any good, I have nothing much to do with the writing of them. The words have just crawled down my sleeve and come out on the page.
Love is like a violin. The music may stop now and then, but the strings remain forever.
–June Masters Bacher
Without music, life is a journey through a desert
Do I listen to pop music because I’m miserable or am I miserable because listen to pop music?
–John Cusack (Rob Gordon) High Fidelity
Music creates order out of chaos: for rhythm imposes unanimity upon the divergent, melody imposes continuity upon the disjointed, and harmony imposes compatibility upon the incongruous.
Too many pieces of music finish too long after the end.
I don’t like country music, but I don’t mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means ‘put down’
Approach your guitar intelligently, and if there are limits, don’t deny them. Work within your restrictions. Somethings you can do better than others, some things you can’t do as well. So accentuate the positive.
It takes a lot of devotion and work, or maybe I should say play, because if you love it, that’s what it amounts to I haven’t found any shortcuts, and I’ve been looking for a long time.
It is only by introducing the young to great literature, drama and music, and to the excitement of great science that we open to them the possibilities that lie within the human spirit — enable them to see visions and dream dreams.
I been doing the same things as in my younger days, when I was coming up, and now here I am, an old man, up there in the charts. And I say, well, what happened? Have they just thought up the real John Lee Hooker, is that it? And I think, well, I won’t tell nobody else! I can’t help but wonder what happened.
–John Lee Hooker
I improvised, crazed by the music. . . . Even my teeth and eyes burned with fever. Each time I leaped I seemed to touch the sky and when I regained earth it seemed to be mine alone.
The trouble with real life is that there’s no danger music.
–Jim Carrey from “The Cable Guy”
It’s easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself.
Most of us go to our grave with our music still inside of us.
There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.
–Albert Schweitzer (01/14/1875-1965)
Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.
Where words fail, music speaks.
–Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) Danish short-story writer, poet
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
All the sounds of the earth are like music.
–Oscar Hammerstein (1895-1960)
It had never occurred to me before that music and thinking are so much alike. In fact you could say music is another way of thinking, or maybe thinking is another kind of music.
–Ursula K. Le Guin
In music one must think with the heart and feel with the brain.
never Bb never B# always Bnatural (with little natural sign)
You are the music while the music lasts.
–T. S. Eliot
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.
–Beverly Sills Chairman of the Board, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc., and opera singer
My dear fellow, my whole life is moved by the principle that the one thing which is more important than peace is music. It is because I believe that I am poor.
–Tempest-Tost, by Robertson Davies Time don’t let it slip away,
Raise your drinking glass
Here’s to yesterday
Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding thru the ruts. Don’t complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don’t bury your thoughts. Put your vision to reality, Yeah!
–BOB MARLEY “from the song Wake up and Live”
Don’t forget your history Know your destiny In the abundance of water The fool is thirsty Rat race, rat race, rat race
–BOB MARLEY “from the song Rat Race”
“if young love is just a game i must have missed the kick-off”
“Shut up when I’m talking to you”
“Don’t ask me, I don’t know”
“Sleep now in the fire”
-Rage Against The Machine
“She smokes a pack a day-wait that’s me but anyway, she doesn’t care a thing about that hey, she thinks i’m beautiful”
“When that whole mad season comes around”
“Fight like a brave don’t be afraid no one can tell you, you got to be a brave”
-Red Hot Chili Peppers