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.
Music is about the only thing left that people don't fight over.
Music is the devine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart.
Music Is everybody's possesion.
To want what I have, to take what I'm given with grace. For this I pray...
I ain't ever satisfied...
Believe half of what you see, son, and none of what you hear.
Be careful what you ask for 'cause you just might get it!
I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.
I've never killed a man, but I've read many an obituary with a great deal of satisfaction.
Those who dance are considered insane by those who can't hear the music.
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 Loves a Word That No One Means.
"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain."
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.
Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid
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!”
"Life is what happens to you when you're making other plans."
"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.
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.”
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.
Being around great musicians always gives me this energy I've had it my whole career.
Everything is scary if you look at it. So you just got to live it.
Mary J. Blige
All musicians are potential band leaders.
Sometimes you can get too caught up in trying to think about the coordination. it's got to be about the feel.
I don't know where I'm going from here, but I promise it won't be boring.
Saying that Woodstock was just another festival is like saying that Sunday February 9, 1964 was just another Sunday night.
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.
Love May Be Blind...
But It's Not Deaf!
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...
All this talk about equality. The only thing people really have in common is that they are all going to die.
People have said to me, You can't write songs. You can't play an instrument. But I've got 10 gold records.
We were at our best when we were playing in the dance halls of Liverpool and Hamburg. The world never saw that.
The man who never dreams, goes slowly mad.
Beyond a certain point, the music isn't mine anymore. It's yours.
Learning to read music in Braille and play by ear helped me develop a damn good memory.
Success is having to worry about every damn thing in the world, except money.
Hair is the first thing. And teeth the second. Hair and teeth. A man got those two things he's got it all.
My heroes are the ones who survived doing it wrong, who made mistakes, but recovered from them.
Don't let the same dog bite you twice.
Most chick singers say 'if you hurt me, I'll die'... I say, 'if you hurt me, I'll kick your ass'.
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?
"...watch me paste that pathetic palooka with a powerful, pachydermous, percussion pitch."
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."
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.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music
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