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"You've got this life and while you've got it, you'd better kiss like you only have one moment, try to hold someone's hand like you will never get another chance to, look into people's eyes like they're the last you'll ever see, watch someone sleeping like there's no time left, jump if you feel like jumping, run if you feel like running, play music in your head when there is none, and eat cake like it's the only one left in the world!"

C. JoyBell

"A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence."

Leopold Stokowski

"My kids are starting to notice I'm a little different from the other dads. "Why don't you have a straight job like everyone else?" they asked me the other day.

I told them this story:
In the forest, there was a crooked tree and a straight tree. Every day, the straight tree would say to the crooked tree, "Look at me...I'm tall, and I'm straight, and I'm handsome. Look at you...you're all crooked and bent over. No one wants to look at you." And they grew up in that forest together. And then one day the loggers came, and they saw the crooked tree and the straight tree, and they said, "Just cut the straight trees and leave the rest." So the loggers turned all the straight trees into lumber and toothpicks and paper. And the crooked tree is still there, growing stronger and stranger every day."

Tom Waits

"Music is the universal language of mankind."

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Where words fail, music speaks."

Hans Christian Andersen

"I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me."

Bob Dylan

"A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do."

Bob Dylan

"Music touches us emotionally, where words alone can't."

Johnny Depp

"If you're going to kick authority in the teeth, you might as well use two feet."

Keith Richards, Keith Richards: In His Own Words

"I had a boyfriend who told me I'd never succeed, never be nominated for a Grammy, never have a hit song, and that he hoped I'd fail. I said to him, "Someday, when we're not together, you won't be able to order a cup of coffee at the deli without hearing or seeing me."

Lady Gaga

"I don't stand for black man's side, I don't stand for white man's side, I stand for God's side."

Bob Marley

"We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams."

Arthur O'Shaughnessy, Poems of Arthur O'Shaughnessy

"And I thought about how many people have loved those songs. And how many people got through a lot of bad times because of those songs. And how many people enjoyed good times with those songs. And how much those songs really mean. I think it would be great to have written one of those songs. I bet if I wrote one of them, I would be very proud. I hope the people who wrote those songs are happy. I hope they feel it's enough. I really do because they've made me happy. And I'm only one person."

Stephen Chbosky, The Perks Of Being A Wallflower

"Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible."

Frank Zappa

"If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music."

Albert Einstein

"None but ourselves can free our minds."

Bob Marley

"People haven't always been there for me but music always has."

Taylor Swift

"And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make."

Paul McCartney

"Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent"

Victor Hugo

"Courage isn't having the strength to go on - it is going on when you don't have strength."

Napolean Bonaparte

"Men are from Earth, women are from Earth. Deal with it."

George Carlin, American comedian (1937-2008).


Stop fighting the fight that's already been won... I am redeemed.

Big Daddy Weave


The truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away.

...Elvis Presley


Lose your dreams and you might lose your mind.

...Mick Jagger


The things that come to those that wait may be the things left by those that got there first.

...Steven Tyler


Until you're ready to look foolish, you'll never have the possibility of being great.

...Cher


Sad thing is, you can still love someone and be wrong for them.

...Elvis Presley


Misfits aren't misfits among other misfits.

...Barry Manilow


Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.

Kurt Cobain


Some women choose to follow men and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you're wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn't love you anymore.

Lady Gaga


If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace.

John Lennon


When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down 'happy'. They told me I didn't understand the assignment, and I told them they didn't understand life.

John Lennon


Wouldn't it be a great world if everyone got what they deserved.

Unknown


Let us rather run the risk of wearing out than rusting out.

Theodore Roosevelt


If you hear a voice within you say "you cannot paint," then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.

Vincent Van Gogh


The beautiful thing about learning is that nobody can take it away from you.

BB King


Music is about the only thing left that people don't fight over.

Ray Charles


Music is the devine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart.

Pablo Casais


Music Is everybody's possesion.

John Lennon


To want what I have, to take what I'm given with grace. For this I pray...

Don Henley


I ain't ever satisfied...

Steve Earle


Believe half of what you see, son, and none of what you hear.

Marvin Gaye


Be careful what you ask for 'cause you just might get it!

Meatloaf


I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.

Thomas Jefferson


I've never killed a man, but I've read many an obituary with a great deal of satisfaction.

Mark Twain


Those who dance are considered insane by those who can't hear the music.

George Carlin


After the invention of the vitaphone, the device that provided audio for movies, over 18,000 professional theater drummers lost their jobs in less than two years

William F. Ludwig II


Seems Like Now a Days Love's a Word That No One Means.

Johnny Lang


"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain."

Bob Marley


I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music.

Billy Joel


Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid

Frank Zappa


As a great democratic society, we have a special responsibility to the arts. For art is the great democrat, calling forth creative genius from every sector of society, disregarding race or religion or wealth or color. What freedom alone can bring is the liberation of the human mind and a spirit which finds its greatest flowering in the free society. I see of little more importance to the future of our country and our civilization than the full recognition of the place of the artist.

John F. Kennedy


"Those who do not find time for exercise will have to find time for illness!"

Unknown


"Life is what happens to you when you're making other plans."

John Lennon


"Those in the cheap seats can clap. The rest of you, rattle your jewelry."

John Lennon, with the Beatles, in a Royal Command Performance, London, 1964.


Music is not a matter of life or death...
It's much more important than that.

Unknown


There is an old saying…

"No man buys a guitar because he wants a guitar. What he really wants is the ability to make women notice him."

Unknown


You see, we are here, as far as I can tell, to help each other; our brothers, our sisters, our friends, our enemies. That is to help each other and not hurt each other.

Stavie Ray Vaughan


It's a great thing about being a musician; you don't stop until the day you die, you can improve. So it's a wonderful thing to do.

Marcus Miller


Being around great musicians always gives me this energy I've had it my whole career.

Prince


Everything is scary if you look at it. So you just got to live it.

Mary J. Blige


All musicians are potential band leaders.

Thelonious Monk


Sometimes you can get too caught up in trying to think about the coordination. it's got to be about the feel.

Steve Jordan


I don't know where I'm going from here, but I promise it won't be boring.

David Bowie


Saying that Woodstock was just another festival is like saying that Sunday February 9, 1964 was just another Sunday night.

Johnny Winter


When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.

Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970) American Musician, Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter


I'm trying to get people to see that we are our brothers' keeper, I still work on it. Red, white, black, brown, yellow, rich, poor, we all have the blues.

B.B. King - Blues Great


If you play music with passion and love and honesty, then it will nourish your soul, heal your wounds and make your life worth living. Music is it's own reward.

Sting


Love May Be Blind...
But It's Not Deaf!

Unknown


Feed the babies who don't have enough to eat, shoe the children with no shoes on their feet, house the people living in the street. There is a solution...

Steve Miller


All this talk about equality. The only thing people really have in common is that they are all going to die.

Bob Dylan


People have said to me, You can't write songs. You can't play an instrument. But I've got 10 gold records.

Sonny Bono


We were at our best when we were playing in the dance halls of Liverpool and Hamburg. The world never saw that.

John Lennon


The man who never dreams, goes slowly mad.

Thomas Dolby


Beyond a certain point, the music isn't mine anymore. It's yours.

Phil Collins


Learning to read music in Braille and play by ear helped me develop a damn good memory.

Ray Charles


Success is having to worry about every damn thing in the world, except money.

Johnny Cash


Hair is the first thing. And teeth the second. Hair and teeth. A man got those two things he's got it all.

James Brown


My heroes are the ones who survived doing it wrong, who made mistakes, but recovered from them.

Bono


Don't let the same dog bite you twice.

Chuck Berry


Most chick singers say 'if you hurt me, I'll die'... I say, 'if you hurt me, I'll kick your ass'.

Pat Benatar


I play the way I do because it allows me to come up with the sickest sounds possible. That's the point now isn't it?

Jeff Beck


"...watch me paste that pathetic palooka with a powerful, pachydermous, percussion pitch."

Bugs Bunny


If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Samuel Adams

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Mark Twain


After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music

Unknown


Never part without loving words to think of during your absence. It may be that you will not meet again in this life.

Jean Paul Richter


You are the person who has to decide. Whether you'll do it or toss it aside; you are the person who makes up your mind. Whether you'll lead or will linger behind. Whether you'll try for the goal that's afar. Or just be contented to stay where you are.

Edgar A. Guest


"Democracy" will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not."

Thomas Jefferson


May the most you wish for be the least you get, but work for it.

Ray Briem


The problem with Socialism is, sooner or later you will run out of OTHER peoples money.

Margret Thatcher


Never trust an atom... They make up everything.

...anonymous


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