Famous Music Quotes That Will Fuel Your Soul

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Love is a friendship set to music.

Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us.

Being yourself is what will make you survive through anything. If you make music to please someone, it’s the first step in the wrong direction. Always do what you believe in, no matter what people say. Only way to go!

There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more.

I grew up with my little brother, and we were raised by my grandmother. I was an insider for real. I stayed in the house a lot, writing songs or playing video games, watching TV, or chilling with my girlfriend. It wasn’t until 9th grade that I got into music. This guy in school heard me singing around the hallway to girls and stuff.

There are more love songs than anything else. If songs could make you do something we’d all love one another.

Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.

I like a lot of things about yoga – its an intro to good music; with each good teacher you study with, you learn a lot about them personally; it’s not just about specific technique or poses. I also like Shavasana – not too many exercise routines let you nap at the end of them. You don’t see nap pods in CrossFit gyms.

Look at a football field. It looks like a big movie screen. This is theatre. Football combines the strategy of chess. It’s part ballet. It’s part battleground, part playground. We clarify, amplify and glorify the game with our footage, the narration and that music, and in the end create an inspirational piece of footage.

Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.

Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can’t help but move to it. That’s what happens to me. I can’t help it.’

Music is one of the most powerful things the world has to offer. No matter what race or religion or nationality or sexual orientation or gender that you are, it has the power to unite us.

I love being on the beach – it’s my favourite place. I can chill out, read, listen to music, play with my daughter.

The best thing about being a DJ is making people happy. There is nothing like seeing people get up from a table to dance or the expression on their face when they hear a song they love. I also love to educate people on music they have never heard.

I feel like good music comes and goes in waves.

I need to listen to chill music when I’m driving. It prevents road rage.

When a person listens to a good song, and they can look out at the world and their lives and see the dark and the light, the negative and the positive, all the different elements, all come together in one holistic poem, that is a very healing and very reductive thing, and that’s what my music is about.

Cultures have long heard wisdom in non-human voices: Apollo, god of music, medicine and knowledge, came to Delphi in the form of a dolphin. But dolphins, which fill the oceans with blipping and chirping, and whales, which mew and caw in ultramarine jazz – a true rhapsody in blue – are hunted to the edge of silence.

It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.

Of all the music that reached farthest into heaven, it is the beating of a loving heart.

When a singer truly feels and experiences what the music is all about, the words will automatically ring true.

Singing is a way of releasing an emotion that you sometimes can’t portray when you’re acting. And music moves your soul, so music is the source of the most intense emotions you can feel.

Istanbul is inspiring because it has its own code of architecture, literature, poetry, music.

Music is a safe kind of high.

Being in Blur has allowed me to travel and hear the music that’s being made all over the world.

I like playing heavy metal music and pretending I’m a vampire in front of the mirror.

Strangely, I feel that I become increasingly reclusive in my normal life and more open and candid in my music.

Adult life is dealing with an enormous amount of questions that don’t have answers. So I let the mystery settle into my music. I don’t deny anything, I don’t advocate anything, I just live with it.

In 2015, an opera opened about me and Justice Antonin Scalia. It’s called ‘Scalia/Ginsburg.’ The composer, Derrick Wang, has degrees in music from Harvard and Yale. Enrolled in law school, he was reading dueling opinions by me and Justice Scalia and decided he could compose an appealing comic opera from them.

Musicians don’t retire; they stop when there’s no more music in them.

Music is the soundtrack of your life.

I mean, the genuine roots of culture is folk music.

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

I was never too keen on the British music press. They’ve called us a supermarket hype, and they used to suggest that we didn’t write our own songs.

A good dancer is not necessarily defined by great technique, skill, or ability to pick up choreography but by confidence. When you feel the music, it penetrates to your soul. Everybody’s a dancer. The greatest dancer is someone who is willing to dance, not afraid.

My talent is my talent. I ain’t really tripping off no ego; I just like to make good music with good people.

There is two kinds of music, the good, and the bad. I play the good kind.

Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays.

To me there is no picture so beautiful as smiling, bright-eyed, happy children; no music so sweet as their clear and ringing laughter.

Live music is proof that there’s some things the Internet can’t kill. In our lifetime, we’re going to see more and more things start to disappear and get gobbled up by the Internet, but live music won’t be one of them.

When I talk about rock n’ roll, to me, that goes back to the beginning of the 1950s. Blue suede shoes and sideburns, man. Pink and black coloured clothes. Turn your collar up, comb your hair in ducktails. And the music was cool. It was a whole culture then – a different world.

Disco is music for dancing, and people will always want to dance.

I love so many different types of music – hard rock, bebop, jazz fusion, R&B. And I’ve loved meeting and painting so many amazing artists like Lionel Richie, Ronnie Wood, Sia, Steven Tyler, Swizz Beatz, Taylor Swift, James Moody, The Fifth Dimension, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock and Michael Jackson. It makes me smile thinking about each one of them.

On the other hand, what I like my music to do to me is awaken the ghosts inside of me. Not the demons, you understand, but the ghosts.

I’m obsessed with the countryside: woods, forests, fields, lakes, mountains. I’m really into folk music and folklore. But more so I’m into electronic music. I’m into bands that have both aspects, like Boards of Canada is a perfect example. You could listen to that type of music running through a woods. It’s kind of what I wanted to achieve.

I have been able to tap into all the negative things that can happen to me throughout my life by numbing myself to the pain so to speak and kind of being able to vent it through my music.

Of emotions, of love, of breakup, of love and hate and death and dying, mama, apple pie, and the whole thing. It covers a lot of territory, country music does.

Music is life itself. What would this world be without good music? No matter what kind it is.

With so many ways to communicate at our disposal, we must not forget the transformative power of a live music experience and genuine human exchange.

In the late ’80s and early ’90s, there was a slightly retro drum sound that was popular in hip-hop music called the 808 bass drum sound. It was the bass drum sound on the 808 drum machine, and it’s very deep and very resonant, and was used as the backbone as a lot of classic hip-hop tracks.

The character of instrumental music… lets the emotions radiate and shine in their own character without presuming to display them as real or imaginary representations.

You are the music while the music lasts.

Cuba is such a beautiful country, and everywhere you go, there’s music and people dancing – especially in Havana.

Music is the greatest communication in the world. Even if people don’t understand the language that you’re singing in, they still know good music when they hear it.

Personally, I just think rap music is the best thing out there, period. If you look at my deck in my car radio, you’re always going to find a hip-hop tape; that’s all I buy, that’s all I live, that’s all I listen to, that’s all I love.

To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable.

Beats succeeded because, as music lovers, we knew oscilloscopes don’t buy headphones – people do.

There’s a certain line between jokes and music and poetry that’s a bit blurred in my mind.

As you begin to realize that every different type of music, everybody’s individual music, has its own rhythm, life, language and heritage, you realize how life changes, and you learn how to be more open and adaptive to what is around us.

Singing is a way of releasing an emotion that you sometimes can’t portray when you’re acting. And music moves your soul, so music is the source of the most intense emotions you can feel. When you hear a song and you’re acting it’s incredible. But when you’re singing a song and you’re acting it’s even more incredible.

I call architecture frozen music.

You can be creative in anything – in math, science, engineering, philosophy – as much as you can in music or in painting or in dance.

I think that music is crucially important in Shakespeare – and, clearly, was an important part of the Elizabethan theatre. And, it’s always been something that was a profound element of the experience of Shakespeare that I have been drawn to – and interpreters have, as well.

I never made it to the school choir because the music teacher didn’t like my voice. I was pretty sad. But he was probably right; I did have a voice a bit like a goat, but my dad told me to never give up and to keep going, and it’s paid off.

My early childhood memories center around this typical American country store and life in a small American town, including 4th of July celebrations marked by fireworks and patriotic music played from a pavilion bandstand.

I guess hip-hop has been closer to the pulse of the streets than any music we’ve had in a long time. It’s sociology as well as music, which is in keeping with the tradition of black music in America.

Poetry and music are very good friends. Like mommies and daddies and strawberries and cream – they go together.

Music is a powerful tool in galvanizing people around an issue. There’s no better way to get your point across than to put it in a beautiful song.

I feel like music can affect you in so many ways. When you hear a song with a happy melody, it can change your mood; it can change your day.

There’s nothing better than live music. It’s raw energy, and raw energy feeds the soul.

By reading the scriptures I am so renewed that all nature seems renewed around me and with me. The sky seems to be a pure, a cooler blue, the trees a deeper green. The whole world is charged with the glory of God and I feel fire and music under my feet.

If music be the food of love, play on.

I was raised in a very humble environment, and I was always taught to be humble to the things that are happening in my life because they’re blessings. They’re blessings in every way. Whether you’re able to help someone get through a tough time in their life through your music or through comedy, or whatever it is, you’re just a channel.

There’s no separation between electronic music and acoustic music. It’s all one thing. Each song has its own heartbeat. Each song has its own soul.

Nevertheless the passions, whether violent or not, should never be so expressed as to reach the point of causing disgust; and music, even in situations of the greatest horror, should never be painful to the ear but should flatter and charm it, and thereby always remain music.

Music can connect people on an intimate level. What Josh and I are trying to do is represent anyone who has some of the questions that we have.

People always accuse me of being motivational in a way, like it was a bad thing, but that’s just how I was raised. My mom raised me in a positive environment, with lots of love in my heart, and that reflects in my music.

I’m happy to be on a winning team. My individual success, that lasts for a short period of time. The success of being a part of the South, of Atlanta, which is now the hot bed of music, that’s what’s gonna last the longest. The fact that I contributed to planting our flag and moving music to my city, that’s what I’m most proud of.

Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life.

I wasn’t a jock in school, and by the 10th grade, when I was in boarding school I was carrying water buckets for the girls’ hockey team. I was the kid with long hair and glasses and acne trying to learn how to play guitar and piano in the music center. I was not an athlete past the age of 13 or 14 when they start throwing the ball really fast.

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

Music is the silence between the notes.

Music really transcends languages, and it means so much.

I started making music… I guess I was 12, and I started playing ‘Guitar Hero.’ And you know, it got to a point where on expert, you can only exceed to a certain point. And so, you know, I was like, ‘Let’s play real guitar. Let’s not waste more time.’ So, I got my mom, I told her to buy me a guitar for Christmas, and I started making music then.

I’m a big online everything. But for me, shopping online started with music, obviously, then it went onto books, meditation CDs, and I just recently bought these electronic cigarettes. My husband is trying to quit smoking, so I went online and I bought those BluCigs cigarettes in every flavor for him.

The spiral in a snail’s shell is the same mathematically as the spiral in the Milky Way galaxy, and it’s also the same mathematically as the spirals in our DNA. It’s the same ratio that you’ll find in very basic music that transcends cultures all over the world.

Feelings such as loneliness, longing or love are sometimes hard to put into words; maybe that’s why we all love music, because it resonates with something we can’t share.

The true beauty of music is that it connects people. It carries a message, and we, the musicians, are the messengers.

Hip-hop is a part of rock & roll because it comes from DJ culture. DJ culture is the embodiment of all genres and all recorded music, if you actually pay attention to it.

As a DJ, people expect a certain sound and a certain danceability for the music. As a producer, I really like to let go of any rules that may exist.

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.

When we were shooting in Shreveport, me and a couple of friends went down to Lafayette, because they had a big Zydeco music festival down there. We spent two days dancing to Zydeco music, eating fried alligator… It was one of the craziest festivals I’ve ever been to in my life, but I loved it.

I go with the flow. Whatever music you play for me, I’ll dance.

Where words fail, music speaks.

Reggae has a philosophy, you know? It’s not just entertainment. There’s an idea behind it, a way of life behind the music, which is a positive way of life, which is a progressive way of life for better people.

In string theory, all particles are vibrations on a tiny rubber band; physics is the harmonies on the string; chemistry is the melodies we play on vibrating strings; the universe is a symphony of strings, and the ‘Mind of God’ is cosmic music resonating in 11-dimensional hyperspace.

Searching for music is like searching for God. They’re very similar. There’s an effort to reclaim the unmentionable, the unsayable, the unseeable, the unspeakable, all those things, comes into being a composer and to writing music and to searching for notes and pieces of musical information that don’t exist.

Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.

If you are a chef, no matter how good a chef you are, it’s not good cooking for yourself; the joy is in cooking for others – it’s the same with music.

I treat every album as a new beginning, so I’m asking myself, ‘What is pop music now? What are people consuming?’ and I take these things into effect.

Music is love, love is music, music is life, and I love my life. Thank you and good night.

I love music. It’s freedom, a way to deal with pent-up frustration.

My music fights against the system that teaches to live and die.

What can a pencil do for all of us? Amazing things. It can write transcendent poetry, uplifting music, or life-changing equations; it can sketch the future, give life to untold beauty, and communicate the full-force of our love and aspirations.

If you want to be a rock star or just be famous, then run down the street naked, you’ll make the news or something. But if you want music to be your livelihood, then play, play, play and play! And eventually you’ll get to where you want to be.

It’s really interesting how music can knock down a wall and be an open connection between you and someone else where something else can’t. When music comes along, it just opens your heart a little more.

Being in a band is like a small family. You travel together, make music, and share time with each other.

Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.

Music has healing power. It has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours.

Find a beautiful piece of art. If you fall in love with Van Gogh or Matisse or John Oliver Killens, or if you fall love with the music of Coltrane, the music of Aretha Franklin, or the music of Chopin – find some beautiful art and admire it, and realize that that was created by human beings just like you, no more human, no less.

No two people on earth are alike, and it’s got to be that way in music or it isn’t music.

Music, at its essence, is what gives us memories. And the longer a song has existed in our lives, the more memories we have of it.

The dance can reveal everything mysterious that is hidden in music, and it has the additional merit of being human and palpable. Dancing is poetry with arms and legs.

People today are still living off the table scraps of the sixties. They are still being passed around – the music and the ideas.

If you don’t die of thirst, there are blessings in the desert. You can be pulled into limitlessness, which we all yearn for, or you can do the beauty of minutiae, the scrimshaw of tiny and precise. The sky is your ocean, and the crystal silence will uplift you like great gospel music, or Neil Young.

I’m a Christian, a wife, a mother, a homeschooler, a conservative, a citizen journalist, a talk radio host, an insatiable music nerd who plays a poor rhythm guitar, a blogger, a proud granddaughter of a sailor, and a proud tea partier in awe of the potential and the people in this movement.

Music comes to me more readily than words.

A lot of music is mathematics. It’s balance.

I had no interest in music. But now, music means everything to me. I have no words to explain how beautiful music is. It is where you can create everything, like beautiful songs to sad songs to almost anything.

I only hope that one day, America will recognize what the rest of the world already has known, that our indigenous music – gospel, blues, jazz and R&B – is the heart and soul of all popular music; and that we cannot afford to let this legacy slip into obscurity, I’m telling you.

All that stuff about heavy metal and hard rock, I don’t subscribe to any of that. It’s all just music. I mean, the heavy metal from the Seventies sounds nothing like the stuff from the Eighties, and that sounds nothing like the stuff from the Nineties. Who’s to say what is and isn’t a certain type of music?

Sometimes I feel like rap music is almost the key to stopping racism.

I enjoy being happy every day, and hopefully you can hear my happiness in my music. Life is beautiful.

Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.

I listen to music all day every day. I can’t not listen to music. It’s kind of scary how much I listen to music, but it’s what I love, and it’s all I care about, so I’m good with it.

Music doesn’t lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.

Food is one part of the experience. And it has to be somewhere between 50 to 60 percent of the dining experience. But the rest counts as well: The mood, the atmosphere, the music, the feeling, the design, the harmony between what you have on the plate and what surrounds the plate.

The world’s most famous and popular language is music.

A studio is like a meditation room where music is created. And a live performance is the place where the creation of the studio is taken ahead. I love both.

I used to work in the cotton fields a lot when I was young. There were a lot of African Americans working out there. A lot of Mexicans – the blacks and the whites and the Mexicans, all out there singing, and it was like an opera in the cotton fields, and I can still hear it in the music that I write and play today.

Music is not math. It’s science. You keep mixing the stuff up until it blows up on you, or it becomes this incredible potion.

I think music is about our internal life. It’s part of the way people touch each other. That’s very precious to me. And astronomy is, in a sense, the very opposite thing. Instead of looking inwards, you are looking out, to things beyond our grasp.

Music can change the world because it can change people.

Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.

Music is the voice that tells us that the human race is greater than it knows.

Hawaii is paradise. It sounds cheesy to say it, but there’s music in the air there.

The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.

There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.

Jazz is smooth and cool. Jazz is rage. Jazz flows like water. Jazz never seems to begin or end. Jazz isn’t methodical, but jazz isn’t messy either. Jazz is a conversation, a give and take. Jazz is the connection and communication between musicians. Jazz is abandon.

If I make music and people hate it, you know, whatever. I’ll die someday, and one day, they will too.

I feel sexy when I’m natural. When I hear good music. When I feel sunlight on my skin.

The best music happens when you have a personal connection to it. That same philosophy can extend to the instrument you hold in your hands: if a guitar means something special, you’re bound to do great things with it.

I definitely try to be myself and not try to imitate other performers. That’s why I got my music degree. I wanted to be prepared and not be a ‘product.’ I want people to know that I’m not only a singer but a musician as well. I studied guitar, piano, and composition. I believe that it’s just about being myself on and off stage.

That’s the amazing thing about music: there’s a song for every emotion. Can you imagine a world with no music? It would suck.

Music is really driving my whole life.

As the times change, people change, and so do their tastes, so I try to understand what the public wants, what they require. I have tried to make the music a bit easier for them to understand.

I lost myself in the bubble of music – driving myself to be a success.

I enjoy everything I do, from music to fashion or to watches – the lifestyle.

I had already been making music for my whole high school life, and ’10 Day,’ which took me a whole year to finish, was about working with a lot of different producers and learning all of the aspects about being a rapper, from shows to recording to studio etiquette to marketing.

I think one of my favorite things to do is just lock myself up in a small room and listen to music and watch films for a day. Also I just like seeing my friends. We have pizza parties which means I get four friends round, we eat a pizza and we’re really lazy and we play PlayStation.

I’d say, for me, it’s cooking that gives me a space beyond music. I love food. And somehow, music and food go together so well. Cooking is very therapeutic. That preparation, the fragrance of spices, the wafting aromas – it just sweeps aside my depression, tiredness and name what you may.

I am the kind of person who does not like to carry baggage. In fact, I don’t go back and listen to my own music. I believe in closing chapters and moving forward. That’s what gives me peace.

Mathematics is the music of reason.

When you work you are a flute through whose heart the whispering of the hours turns to music. Which of you would be a reed, dumb and silent, when all else sings together in unison?

Fun can happen on the interior. Nobody knows about it, but there are fireworks going on inside your spirit when you hear a great orchestra playing great music.

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.

When you’ve been raised in care, rap music isn’t just about guns and sexism. They’re talking about real things you can hang on to, problems of identity that you have sympathy with. It’s not just about the music, with rap: when I was in care, it meant a whole lot more than that.

It’s never easy for me to say goodbye. I get attached to people very quickly, and with ‘Raw Stars,’ my connection is even more special. I’m in love with their music and perhaps their biggest fan. I think every artiste on the show is mind-blowing.

Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music.

Sometimes, being different feels a lot like being alone. But with that being said, being true to that and being true to my standards and my way of doing things in my art and my music, everything that has made me feel very different… in the end, it has made me the happiest.

Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.

Music is an expression of individuality; it’s how you see the world. All art is, for that matter. You take how you experience the world, interpret it, and send it out there – express it – whether it’s sculpture, dance or singing.

Having good health, being able to breathe and be happy, that’s one of the most beautiful gifts. On top of that, I have the gift to play music and make people happy through that. I’m just telling you from my heart, I’m so in love with life.

Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.

Singing is my passion, my first love and the secret of my energy. Music to me is like finding my inner self, my soul. It gives me a great joy to see audiences enjoying with me. I have given my heart to singing. When I sing, I can feel romance in everything around me.

Without music, life is a journey through a desert.

I’m working on my life story. I’m not decided if it’s going to be a musical or a movie with music in it.

Music is the shorthand of emotion.

I’m kind of a good girl – and I’m not. I’m a good girl because I really believe in love, integrity, and respect. I’m a bad girl because I like to tease. I know that I have sex appeal in my deck of cards. But I like to get people thinking. That’s what the stories in my music do.

For I have learned to look on nature, not as in the hour of thoughtless youth, but hearing oftentimes the still, sad music of humanity.

If you’re in the middle of the ocean with no flippers and no life preserver and you hear a helicopter, this is music. You have to adjust to your needs at the moment.

Music is therapy. Music moves people. It connects people in ways that no other medium can. It pulls heart strings. It acts as medicine.

There is geometry in the humming of the strings, there is music in the spacing of the spheres.

I write while listening to music, mostly because the world beyond my headphones is too chaotic.

Music drives you. It wakes you up, it gets you pumping. And, at the end of the day, the correct tune will chill you down.

The thing that will never go away is that connection you make with a band or a song where you’re moved by the fact that it’s real people making music. You make that human connection with a song like ‘Let It Be’ or ‘Long and Winding Road’ or a song like ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ or ‘Roxanne,’ any of those songs. They sound like people making music.

Together with a culture of work, there must be a culture of leisure as gratification. To put it another way: people who work must take the time to relax, to be with their families, to enjoy themselves, read, listen to music, play a sport.

Feelings aroused by the touch of someone’s hand, the sound of music, the smell of a flower, a beautiful sunset, a work of art, love, laughter, hope and faith – all work on both the unconscious and the conscious aspects of the self, and they have physiological consequences as well.

Hip-hop is the streets. Hip-hop is a couple of elements that it comes from back in the days… that feel of music with urgency that speaks to you. It speaks to your livelihood and it’s not compromised. It’s blunt. It’s raw, straight off the street – from the beat to the voice to the words.

I think music has the power to transform people, and in doing so, it has the power to transform situations – some large and some small.

The world is full of poetry. The air is living with its spirit; and the waves dance to the music of its melodies, and sparkle in its brightness.

I always would dream of making music videos. Whenever I make music, I always have a visual in my mind. I always see things.

I will never forget experiencing Venice for the first time. It feels like you are transported to another time – the art, music, food and pure romance in the air is like no other place.

So long as the human spirit thrives on this planet, music in some living form will accompany and sustain it and give it expressive meaning.

I love to have a bath with beautiful, relaxing music on and have no rush to do anything. It’s a wonderful indulgence, and it helps me to calm down and stop my mind running overtime.

Without music, life would be a mistake.

I know that I’m here because of the grace of God. But I also know that I’ve been given this second chance for a specific reason, and that is to bring love to the world again through the voice of my music, and I’m so honored to be able to do it. I’m so blessed that God has chosen me to do that.

Music has a poetry of its own, and that poetry is called melody.

Music fills the infinite between two souls.

I’m not a pretty princess, and I’m aware of that, so I like music that is really intense, really bold, and characters that in a way almost have a dark side and are kind of evil because, for me, that’s when I feel my strongest and fiercest, when I’m not necessarily the good girl.

I believe it is in my nature to dance by virtue of the beat of my heart, the pulse of my blood and the music in my mind.

It’s deeper than the music when it comes to me and Mustard. He’s like a big brother, and I’m so thankful to have a mentor like him to advise me. Even though he gives me a lot of creative control, I always go to him like, ‘Do you like this?’ It’s so cool that it’s always a collaborative effort. He never makes me feel pressured or anything.

I think the path is different for everybody. Go after the doors that are open to you. That has always been my motto getting into the music business. Do the things that seem to be good opportunities and work hard at it. Try to make good decisions and be nice. Hopefully all of that will pay off at some point.

I try to greet my friends with a drink in my hand, a warm smile on my face, and great music in the background, because that’s what gets a dinner party off to a fun start.

If I had a free afternoon, I would play music, sit in my backyard, and drink coffee.

Words make you think a thought. Music makes you feel a feeling. A song makes you feel a thought.

Motown was about music for all people – white and black, blue and green, cops and the robbers. I was reluctant to have our music alienate anyone.

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.

Music is art, and making watches is art, too.

Not only did I get an A in music but I got an A in ladies.

Old music used to mean something. There is none of that today.

Pop music, disco music, and heavy metal music is about shutting out the tensions of life, putting it away.

I suffer from deep depression, so my only release is music.

Like sunshine, music is a powerful force that can instantly and almost chemically change your entire mood.

Close friends contribute to our personal growth. They also contribute to our personal pleasure, making the music sound sweeter, the wine taste richer, the laughter ring louder because they are there.

Complete strangers can stand silent next to each other in an elevator and not even look each other in the eye. But at a concert, those same strangers could find themselves dancing and singing together like best friends. That’s the power of music.

Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.

I’ve always liked depressing music because a lot of times, listening to it when you’re down can actually make you feel less depressed. Also, even though a person may have problems with depression, sometimes you can actually be kind of comfortable in that space because you know how to operate within it.

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