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Music and Musicians

Brian Eno possibly said "the first Velvet Underground record may have only sold 1,000 copies, but every person who bought it started a band."

"Ah Mozart! He was happily married - but his wife wasn't."

For me, singing sad songs often has a way of healing a situation. It gets the hurt out in the open into the light, out of the darkness.

He has Van Gogh's ear for music.

I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to. Elvis Presley

If music be the food of love, play on. William Shakespeare

Music can change the world because it can change people. Bono

Music happens to be an art form that transcends language.

Music has charms to sooth a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.

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. Plato

Music is everybody's possession. It's only publishers who think that people own it. John Lennon

Music is love in search of a word.

Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life.

Music is the fourth great material want, first food, then clothes, then shelter, then music.

Music is the shorthand of emotion.Leo Tolstoy

Music is well said to be the speech of angels.

No good opera plot can be sensible, for people do not sing when they are feeling sensible.

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

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

If I should ever die, God forbid, let this be my epitaph: THE ONLY PROOF HE NEEDED FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD WAS MUSIC Kurt Vonnegut

"It's no good pretending that any relationship has a future if your record collections disagree violently or if your favorite films wouldn't even speak to each other if they met at a party.” Nick Hornby

Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music. George Carlin

“Play it fuckin' loud!” Bob Dylan

“Somebody just gave me a shower radio. Thanks a lot. Do you really want music in the shower? I guess there's no better place to dance than a slick surface next to a glass door.” ― Jerry Seinfeld

“The only truth is music.” ― Jack Kerouac

“I just can't listen to any more Wagner, you know...I'm starting to get the urge to conquer Poland.” ― Woody Allen

“Jazz isn't dead. It just smells funny.” ― Frank Zappa

“I Wanna Hold Your Hand.’ First single. Fucking brilliant. Perhaps the most fucking brilliant song ever written. Because they nailed it. That’s what everyone wants. Not 24-7 hot wet sex. Not a marriage that lasts a hundred years. Not a Porsche or a blow job or a million-dollar crib. No. They wanna hold your hand. They have a feeling that they can’t hide.” ― Rachel Cohn, Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist

“For those of you in the cheap seats I'd like ya to clap your hands to this one; the rest of you can just rattle your jewelry!” ― John Lennon

“Music is the universal language of mankind.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Definition of rock journalism: People who can't write, doing interviews with people who can't think, in order to prepare articles for people who can't read.” ― Frank Zappa

“Music touches us emotionally, where words alone can't.” ― Johnny Depp

Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence

"I won't say anything because no-one ever listens to me anyway. I might as well be a Leonard Cohen record." - Vyvyan Basterd The Young Ones

“Have you ever heard somebody sing some lyrics that you've never sung before, and you realize you've never sung the right words in that song? You hear them and all of a sudden you say to yourself, 'Life in the Fast Lane?' That's what they're saying right there? You think, 'why have I been singing 'wipe in the vaseline?' how many people have heard me sing 'wipe in the vaseline?' I am an idiot.” ― Ellen DeGeneres

“Pop music often tells you everything is OK, while rock music tells you that it's not OK, but you can change it.” ― Bono

Music acts like a magic key, to which the most tightly closed heart opens.

“Where words fail, music speaks.” ― Hans Christian Andersen

And when the broken hearted people living in the world agree,
there will be an answer, let it be.
For though they may be parted there is still a chance that they will see,
there will be an answer. let it be.

“What came first – the music or the misery? Did I listen to the music because I was miserable? Or was I miserable because I listened to the music? Do all those records turn you into a melancholy person?” ― Nick Hornby, High Fidelity

“I mean, if Beethoven had been killed in a plane crash at twenty-two, the history of music would have been very different. As would the history of aviation, of course.” ― Tom Stoppard

“My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.” ― Martin Luther

“If you cannot teach me to fly, teach me to sing.” ― J.M. Barrie

“I love the way music inside a car makes you feel invisible; if you play the stereo at max volume, it's almost like the other people can't see into your vehicle. It tints your windows, somehow.” ― Chuck Klosterman

“The times you lived through, the people you shared those times with — nothing brings it all to life like an old mix tape. It does a better job of storing up memories than actual brain tissue can do. Every mix tape tells a story. Put them together, and they can add up to the story of a life.” ― Rob Sheffield, Love is a Mix Tape

There’s a band called 1023MB. They haven’t had any gigs yet.

He was a country singer. They wouldn't let him sing in the city.

You can always tll a country music fan - they can never think of a polite word to rhyme with 'truck'

The concert had a happy ending - everyone was pleased when it finished.

Indian choir of 500 boys but they couldn't break into the big time. Italian adviser reckoned there was a gap in the market for a castrati choir. So they made the ultimate sacrifice and sure enough became a huge success as ...... The Indian Knackerless 500.

Diff between onions and bagpipes? No-one cries when you cut up bagpipes.

He was going to be a violinist but couldn't work out which chin to tuck it under.

I was listening to some rap music the other day - I didn't have a choice, it was coming from a car 4 blocks away.

If there's music in Hell, it will be bagpipes.

Kareoke bars combine two of life's evils - people who shouldn't drink with people who shouldn't sing.