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Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach.

A musician cannot move others unless he too is moved.
He must of necessity feel all of the affects that he
hopes to arouse in his audience,
for the revealing of his own humour will stimulate
a like humour in the listener.
- Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

What comprises good performance? The ability through
singing or playing to make the ear conscious of the
true content and affect of a composition.
- Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

According to my principles, every master has his true and certain value.
Praise and criticism cannot change any of that.
Only the work itself praises and criticizes the master,
and therefore I leave to everyone his own value.
- Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

You can't stay the same.
If you're a musician and a singer, you have to change,
that's the way it works.
- Van Morrison

 

A sculptor is a person who is interested in the shape of things,
a poet in words, a musician by sounds.
- Henry Moore

I love power.
But it is as an artist that I love it.
I love it as a musician loves his violin,
to draw out its sounds and chords and harmonies.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

Ellington is a writer and arranger, as well as a musician and leader.
He does movie sound tracks.
- Norman Granz

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When I was 19, I made my first good week's pay as a club musician.
It was enough money for me to quit my job at the factory
and still pay the rent and buy some food.
I freaked.
- Billy Joel

If you're an actress or a musician, everyone thinks you're hot.
- Natalie Portman

I don't really live like a musician myself.
I think music is just something that I do,
but I'd like to be doing lots of other things.
I like to cure all kinds of illness.
- Ornette Coleman

I'm a musician at heart, I know I'm not really a singer.
I couldn't compete with real singers.
But I sing because the public buys it.
- Nat King Cole

A jazz musician can improvise based on his knowledge of music.
He understands how things go together.
For a chef, once you have that basis,
that's when cuisine is truly exciting.
- Charlie Trotter

I consider myself a serious musician.
Doing a comedy show does not take away from that in any way.
- Kevin Eubanks

Stone walls confine a tinker; cold iron binds a witch;
but a musician's music can never be fettered,
for it lives first in her heart and mind.
- Charles de Lint

People feel they have to live that stereotypical lifestyle
in order to be a rock star.
You don't have to shoot heroin and act a certain way
to be a rock and roll musician.
- Lenny Kravitz

Feed the musician, and he's out of tune.
- George Crabbe

It is rare that even a jazz musician finds an individual voice.
- David Baker

That said, everything's important, and every musician
who plays on the record is an integral part of it.
- Jerry Harrison

Then certainly for a musician timing becomes something
that is immediately accessible as a concept,
because it's a necessity in ones everyday performance.
- Robert Fripp

I suppose I would still be a communicator,
maybe a musician.
- Conrad Hall

Every time you go in, it's like starting over.
You don't know how you did the other records.
You're learning all over.
It's some weird musician amnesia, or maybe the road wipes it out.
- Beck

I mean, I don't even think of myself as a musician,
really.
- Kim Gordon

The true musician is to bring light into people's hearts.
- Bobby McFerrin

Any musician who can stop may be a musician,
but they're no artist.
If it's in your blood, it can't stop flowing.
- Paul Westerberg

Richard Wagner, a musician who wrote music which is better than it sounds.
- Richard Wagner

I grew up in a time when being a musician and learning
to be a musician was actually very wonderful.
- Bobby McFerrin

I never really thought about becoming a professional musician.
- John Mayall

David Bowie's my favorite musician.
I love him above all, but I'm really into rap a lot right now.
- Ethan Suplee

I didn't know if it would be a success-ful one,
or what the stages would be, but I always saw myself
as a lifetime musician and songwriter.
- Bruce Springsteen

To put it in musician's terms, my chops are good.
- Cy Coleman

Sometimes the picture that emerges of the man seems
no longer to agree with our conception of the musician.
In reality, however, there is a glorious unity.
- Alfred Einstein

I really didn't intend to be a musician when I left Japan.
- Ikue Mori

Who told you I was a musician?
- Leon Redbone

I hope to be a producer, a musician,
a painter,
a photographer - I'm going to push myself to do as
many things as I can and see where it goes.
- Lucas Grabeel

As a musician I tell you that if you were to suppress adultery,
fanaticism, crime, evil, the supernatural,
there would no longer be the means for writing one note.
- Georges Bizet

If you're a musician or actor, you know that if you're successful,
some level of fame goes along with that.
You're prepared.
But how often does that happen to a programmer?
- Shawn Fanning

I've been able to make a good living as a musician,
but now it's time to do all the other stuff.
- Robyn Hitchcock

I never learned to verbalize an abstract musical concept.
No thank you.
The whole point of being a serious musician is to avoid
verbalization whenever you can.
- Virgil Thomson

Put you energy into music.
If it fails you, you can become an accountant or a dentist.
And then if you become a dentist or an accountant,
it's too late to become a musician afterwards.
- Peter Tork

My parents had a pub and each Sunday there was an accordionist.
They have told me that when I was in my cradle,
I already was imitating the gestures of the musician.
- Toots Thielemans

I love music so much I love what I do.
I work very hard at being the best musician I can be because I love it.
- Diana Krall

Finding a good bus driver can be as important as finding a good musician.
- Reba McEntire

If I get an idea for a song, I have a melody for it.
I'm a musician first.
I'm not limited by the fretboard.
- Brad Paisley

The fountain of youth with the youthful young musician is one meaning,
and the fountain of youth with the youthful energy
of the leader is another meaning.
- Roy Haynes

I always try to teach by example and not force my ideas on a young musician.
One of the reasons we're here is to be a part of this process of exchange.
- Dizzy Gillespie

Why do you judge me as a musician, John? All I'm interested in is making money.
- Glenn Miller

I love the life of a musician but I live the life of a bodybuilder.
- Warren Cuccurullo

I was approached by Oxfam to go to Mali as their ambassador
and get involved in their various initiatives out there.
But I felt that was missing the point of using me,
a musician.
- Damon Albarn

The intentions of record companies are not good,
from the musician's perspective.
- Melissa Auf der Maur

I don't know any musician who got to the top without hard work.
Take whoever you want.
They all work bloody hard, harder than you think.
- Gavin Rossdale

Yes, I'm a musician.
I also like to play with others, sometimes more,
sometimes less.
- Klaus Schulze

My father was a classical musician and my mother was a writer.
- John Sebastian

All a musician can do is to get closer to the sources of nature,
and so feel that he is in communion with the natural laws.
- John Coltrane

The sexiest woman musician is Alicia Keys.
- Pharrell Williams

I've never known a musician who regretted being one.
Whatever deceptions life may have in store for you,
music itself is not going to let you down.
- Virgil Thomson

There is one thing that freezes a musician more than
the deadliest physical cold,
and that is the spiritual chill of an unresponsive audience!
- John Philip Sousa

I am not a pop musician; I don't want to play bubble-gummy pop stuff.
- Neil Schon

I think one of the great moments of my life was when
I could write musician on my passport.
- Jon Anderson

I'm not really one of those people who believes that
if you're a musician you can just leave that behind
and start getting into politics.
- Damon Albarn

I have always felt I was more accurately a Hard Rock musician.
- Geddy Lee

I've also become much more the musician I've always wanted to be.
- John Fogerty

We need improvement in the style of performance.
There is no more advantage in a musician who plays
and conducts than in one who is only a beater of rhythm.
- Franz Liszt

A musician must make music, an artist must paint,
a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself.
- Abraham Maslow

From childhood I was passionately fond of music and wanted to be a musician.
I have no recollection of any real desire ever to be anything else.
- John Philip Sousa

As I look back over my life, before I had any real identity,
I was a traveler.
I grew up an Army brat, a runaway, an activist,
and a musician.
All my life I've been traveling.
- Michelle Shocked

A young musician plays scales in his room and only bores his family.
A beginning writer, on the other hand,
sometimes has the misfortune of getting into print.
- Marguerite Yourcenar

There are things that I am very proud of and there
are things that you are not so proud of.
But I think that applies to any musician.
- Bill Wyman

And a musician has to learn to be frugal and to carefully
manage financial affairs.
- Charlie Byrd

When I left the band I said Look, I am ready to move on.
I was interested in playing with some of the other
people that I had bee a studio musician with.
- John Sebastian

The poet ranks far below the painter
in the representation of visible things,
and far below the musician in that of invisible things.
- Leonardo da Vinci

I grew up wanting to be a musician, but my parents
were sure I would starve to death.
So, they put me in physics and chemistry.
That eventually blew up, and I got into radio.
- John Tesh


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