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Musicians Quotes

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I happen to think that computers are the most important
thing to happen to musicians since the invention of
cat-gut which was a long time ago.
- Robert Moog

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Those little nimble musicians of the air,
that warble forth their curious ditties,
with which nature hath furnished them to the shame of art.
- Izaak Walton

The wise musicians are those who play what they can master.
- Duke Ellington

THE GODS was my first professional band and I learned a lot during that time.
It was very cool playing with so many great musicians
as it helped me to learn.
- Ken Hensley

 

You can read all the textbooks and listen to all the records,
but you have to play with musicians that are better than you.
- Stan Getz

I think we musicians are emissaries.
Every time we go before the public, we're there to make converts.
- Hazel Scott

We're not spokespeople, we're musicians.
- Ed O'Brien

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I think it was that we were really seasoned musicians.
We had serious roots that spanned different cultures,
obviously the blues.
- Jimmy Page

No, I've heard over the years that it's nice for them
to see somebody who's like,
you know, a well-known successful musician who's Asian.
I've heard it from a few musicians, too.
- James Iha

As musicians, and as people who sell material for people to hear and absorb,
it's important that we use that voice wisely.
- Roberta Flack

It's my fault in many cases because I don't initiate
the contact to talk with a lot of other musicians.
- Frank Morgan

Gifted women musicians and composers rarely received their due.
- James Cook

Musicians always come off sounding a little bit pretentious,
and a little bit...
I don't know, hypocritical, from what they do,
talking about strong issues.
- James Iha

I came together with younger musicians and tried to
pass on my own experiences.
In the process, I always tried to maintain my curiosity and spontaneity.
- Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

My older brother and myself always played together in bands,
but we never knew we would be professional musicians.
- Wynton Marsalis

People want to see musicians sing things that come
from their own mind and own heart in real time,
responding to the moment for them.
- John Mayer

I have daughters who are writers and actors but no musicians.
- Rosanne Cash

I talk to people who are musicians, and they go,
Oh this is hell.
And I go, Are you kidding me? You never put tar paper on a roof,
did ya?
- Chris Isaak

After the war, once the bop revolution had taken hold,
there were all kinds of young musicians,
talented young musicians, who were ready for this fusion of classical and jazz.
- Gunther Schuller

I mean, look how many musicians have come through and played beside me,
and I'm workin' and they're not.
- Luther Allison

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

Most musicians count at the beginning,
and never count and talk to their musicians after that.
They only talk to them at the end of the song.
But I would count with them and talk.
- Roy Ayers

When I heard Monk in person in 1955,
he was playing with a quartet in a small club.
The place was full of musicians, but there was no public at all.
- Steve Lacy

Musicians are probably the most uncomfortable people
in themselves in the world.
Happiness, I think, only exists when you're a child and once you go past 11,
unfortunately it's gone.
- Andrea Corr

I don't take compliments very easily.
I think most musicians suffer from low self-esteem to some extent.
- James Taylor

You should play with real musicians;
the best music comes from real people interacting with each other.
- John Fogerty

If our history can challenge the next wave of musicians
to keep moving and changing,
to keep spiritually hungry and horny,
that's what it's all about.
- Carlos Santana

When we came into the studio I became more and more me,
making the tracks and choosing the musicians,
partly because a great deal of the time during Bridge,
Artie wasn't there.
- Paul Simon

What 'jazz' means to me is the worst kind of working conditions,
the worst in cultural prejudice.
The term 'jazz' has come to mean the abuse and exploitation of black musicians.
- Maxim Gorky

Jazz is the last refuge of the untalented.
Jazz musicians enjoy themselves more than anyone listening to them does.
- Tony Wilson

I believe musicians have a duty, a responsibility to reach out,
to share your love or pain with others.
- James Taylor

Everything I do is collaborative.
It's just my way.
I'm really very interested in how the other musicians perceive the song.
- Cassandra Wilson

A lot of people think that punk rock musicians don't know what they're doing.
- Travis Barker

When we started making electronic music I imagined
that the reaction we got from the rock musicians must
have been similar to the one the beat groups got from people like my dad.
- Trevor Horn

'Tis the common disease of all your musicians that they know no mean,
to be entreated, either to begin or end.
- Ben Jonson

I feel really different from other musicians.
- Mary Timony

It was by listening to Goodman's band,
that I began to notice the guitarist Charlie Christian,
who was one of the first musicians to play solos in a big band set-up.
- Alvin Lee

They sign a bunch of women, and they call it a movement.
I don't like the way women in music have been identified
as women first and musicians second.
- Michelle Shocked

All rock musicians are deaf...
Or insensitive to mellow sounds.
- Marc Bolan

When I was recording from '70 to '82,
I always played piano and laid the tracks down.
But I used to talk to the other musicians while the track was playing.
- Roy Ayers

It seems like bluegrass people have more great stories
to tell than other musicians.
- Dan Fogelberg

I lived in an area where there were a lot of rock musicians,
and we got together regularly in our studios.
- Ken Hensley

Working with Benny was important for me and for black musicians in general.
- Lionel Hampton

Even though I have often recorded alone,
I still feel the best music is made by musicians playing off each other.
- John Fogerty

In theory, I'd like to work in a group.
But the group I'd like to work in, all the musicians
in them are long since dead.
- Robert Wyatt

As long as there are musicians who have a passion for spontaneity,
for creating something that's never been before,
the art form of jazz will flourish.
- Charlie Haden

It keeps me in touch with younger musicians who are constantly saying,
'Have you heard this new artist, or this new guitar
player?' It keeps you reaching.
- Gary Burton

In The Doors we have both musicians and poets,
and both know of each other's art, so we can effect a synthesis.
- Robby Krieger

There's a reason I moved to NYC, and if I listed all
the musicians on my list you'd grow weary.
- Trevor Dunn

Both of my parents were musicians.
- Bryan White

I'm an engineer.
I see myself as a toolmaker and the musicians are my customers...
They use my tools.
- Robert Moog

Groups are corporations now.
They have pension plans.
Musicians have saw the daylight.
- John Lee Hooker

I think musicians and artists are the most philanthropic people I know.
Their charity record of the music business would hold
up to the work of anybody.
- Glenn Frey

Like family, we are tied to each other.
This is what all good musicians understand.
- Billy Joel

I'm not playing for other musicians.
We're trying to reach the guy who works all day and
wants to spend a buck at night.
We'll keep him happy.
- Nat King Cole

There's a lot of integrity with musicians;
you really still aspire to grow,
and be great, to be the best version of yourself you can be.
- Sheryl Crow

I am constantly being told that I have been a big influence for many people,
including other musicians.
- Joan Armatrading

You can never rely on musicians.
I quit high school at one point to make a go of it
with this band and we kept breaking up.
So I went back to school.
- David James Elliott

A painter paints his pictures on canvas.
But musicians paint their pictures on silence.
We provide the music, and you provide the silence.
- Leopold Stokowski

These people are artists.
These people are musicians.
They're taking it out and trying to express it that way.
- Marilyn Manson

I've heard from writers and musicians and fans that
they think I'm underrated.
- Rick Springfield

I think that my past stands me in good stead in that
it does have a certain strength for musicians.
- John Sebastian

I've always considered music stores to be the graveyards of musicians.
- Gary Larson

Selfishly, I make music for me.
I like to make music.
I like looking for songs.
I like working with interesting musicians.
I like producing records.
It's something I will always do.
- Herb Alpert

Musicians are always gigging and never have a chance to stop for a minute.
- Keith Jarrett

I love music and musicians.
And seeing great artists dropped from labels was really
frustrating and sad to me.
- Rosanna Arquette

The musicians that didn't know music could play the best blues.
I know that I don't want no musicians who know all
about music playin' for me.
- Alberta Hunter

All musicians are subconsciously mathematicians.
- Thelonious Monk

When I want 30 musicians in the orchestra,
I get 30.
- Les Baxter

I have seen great jazz musicians die obscure and drinking
themselves to death and not really being able to get
any work and working in small,
funky jazz clubs.
- Sonny Rollins

There is an apprenticeship system in jazz.
You teach the young ones.
So even if the musicians weren't personally that likable,
they felt an obligation to help the younger musicians.
- Dave Van Ronk


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