quote by Ludwig van Beethoven

Life would be flat without music. It is the background to all I do. It speaks to the heart in its own special way like nothing else.

— Ludwig van Beethoven

Useful Background Music quotations

I think music is the greatest art form that exists, and I think people listen to music for different reasons, and it serves different purposes. Some of it is background music, and some of it is things that might affect a person's day, if not their life, or change an attitude. The best songs are the ones that make you feel something.


Background music quote Behind every girl's favorite song there is an untold story.
Behind every girl's favorite song there is an untold story.
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I do believe that one way to bring cultures together, to develop trust between people and countries and religions, is through education. And through music and art and basketball and activities and joys that people share worldwide, regardless of ethnic background or religious orientation.

Background music quote Life is like a piano, the white keys represent happiness and the black shows sad
Life is like a piano, the white keys represent happiness and the black shows sadness, but as you go through life's journey, remember that the black keys also makes music.
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I would think, to me, growing up in the south, growing up with all the gospel music, singing in the church and having that rhythm and blues - the blues background was my big inspiration.

You know, one of the tragedies of real life is that there is no background music.

Songwriting is different from music, although I don't deny now that it would be nice to have a little more background in music theory.


Background music quote The earth has music for those who listen.
The earth has music for those who listen.

Jazz is not background music. You must concentrate in order to get the most out of it. You must absorb it.

I really want to do the unexpected, and I think that's what I did when I executed 'Long.Live.A$AP.' I wanted people to really see the message and that I'm an artist who not only has the capability of rapping, but of composing great music both for people of my generation and for people with different backgrounds.

I come from a pop background, but I'm also a Puerto Rican and I do feel this music. My approach to salsa is a humble one, and I defy anybody to prove that I'm faking it.

Background music quote A real leader faces the music, even when he doesn't like the tune.
A real leader faces the music, even when he doesn't like the tune.

The conception of background music is changing. You use less and less of it these days.

The Mekons were kind of like the background music of my life.


We are increasingly likely to find ourselves in places with background music.

No composers have thought to write for these modern spaces, which represent 30% of our musical experience.

Background music quote Art is how we decorate space; Music is how we decorate time.
Art is how we decorate space; Music is how we decorate time.

You don't do background music the way a lot of more conventional films do.

The music is often kind of a character in your films to the extent that sometimes you stop and watch someone perform a song.

I can't just listen to music walking down the street unless I have a reason to.

I can't just listen to music as a piece of junk in the background. It drives me insane.

I've always been a fan of vinyl. There's something about the ritual of it. Something about it holds its gravity, for some reason. Sometimes you'll put on music and the music fades into the background. But when you take that vinyl out and put it down, the music becomes the conversation as opposed to being the soundtrack to it.

Background music quote People are like Music, some speak the truth and other are just noise
People are like Music, some speak the truth and other are just noise
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[Music] is the one thing that connects the dots in all kinds of ways.

No matter how you were brought up, no matter what your religious background or political beliefs, people still love to sing along with somebody.


So, when you divide the world into music lovers, music fans and then those people who are just very casual about their music, it's wallpaper to them, it's elevator music, it's just the thing that's playing in the background that helps them through their day.

Every generation wants to be the last.

Every generation hates the next trend in music they can't understand. We hate to give up those reins of our culture. To find our own music playing in elevators. The ballad for our revolution, turned into background music for a television commercial. To find our generation's clothes and hair suddenly retro.

Background music quote One good thing about music. When it hits you, you feel no pain.
One good thing about music. When it hits you, you feel no pain.

I come from a background of experimental music which mingled real sounds together with musical sounds.

The office of President is a great one;

to every true American it seems the greatest on earth. And to me, as I was engaged in weaving a background of music for the pageantry of it, there came a deeper realization of the effect of that office on the man.

So rather than really have, like a close relationship to anything that's coming out today, people are just, they've got it on as background music. It's kind of the same way the cabdrivers use music; it's very disposable. But, that doesn't mean there aren't a great number of artists who are doing things to change that.


Background music quote Music is the emotional life of most people.
Music is the emotional life of most people.

Jazz is not background music.

I listen to music when I write. I need the musical background. Classical music. I'm behind the times. I'm still with Baroque music, Gregorian chant, the requiems, and with the quartets of Beethoven and Brahms. That is what I need for the climate, for the surroundings, for the landscape: the music.

I had a big background in listening to classical music and I started trying to compose, like I was playing the guitar but I heard an orchestra in my head.

Background music quote A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silen
A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.

Both parents were very encouraging - especially my father.

My father thought the sun rose and set with me. Neither one had a musical background or any musical talent. They liked classical music, but neither could carry a tune.

I didn't want to go out and change anything.

I just wanted to make the music that was part of my background, which was rock and blues and hip-hop.


I come from an art history background.

I studied at a master's degree level; I chose to dork out on art for much of my adult life. A lot of my heroes are artists and a lot of my musical heroes have an artistic side.

Background music quote Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.

I used to play a few instruments including guitar and snare drums, but I think a musical background is an important part of a career. If you start out playing instruments you create a better instinct and feeling for music.

Every generation wants to be the last.

I would say that although my music may be or may have been part of the cultural background fabric of the gay community, I consider myself an outsider who belongs everywhere and nowhere... Being a human being is what truly counts. That's where you'll find me.

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

The whole background of 'Avian' is rain.

I was just playing with textures and realizing you can touch music.


The thing about me is, coming from an alternative music background and singing for nine years, being basically invisible, I'm so used to writing for myself - and at the end of the day, I do it because I feel like I have to. So when I'm recording or writing, I don't have other people in mind.

Rather than really have, like a close relationship to anything that's coming out today, people are just, they've got it on as background music. It's kind of the same way the cabdrivers use music; it's very disposable.

I never work with music. I hate background music, always did. I only like music in the foreground, meaning, deliberately listen to it, actually.

Surely words are just the background music when passion pounces on a soul.