Music can change the world.— Ludwig van Beethoven
Provocative Great Musician quotations
Silence is a source of great strength.
Why do we idolise Christian singers and speakers? We go from glorifying musicians in the world to glorifying Christian musicians. It's all idolatry!Satan is getting a great victory as we seem to worship these ministers on tapes and records and clammer to get their autographs in churches and concert halls from coast to coast.
Live with your memories and keep them as memories and that’s great.
Forget the bad times just remember the good ones and you know and hope tomorrow is a good day
Make today so awesome, yesterday gets jealous.
One day you pick up the guitar and you feel like a great master, and the next day you feel like a fool. It’s because we’re different every day, but the guitar is always the same…beautiful.
You have to be open to the energy. If you can open your heart to the energy, that great love energy, of this entire universe, good things will happen to you. BUT, you've gotta believe. You've gotta believe in the goodness.
It might be argued that genuine spontaneity is not really possible or desirable so long as printed scores of great works exist. All modern musicians are, for better or worse, prisoners of Gutenberg.
Great minds discuss ideas.Average minds discuss events.Small minds discuss people.
If a man can tell if he's been successful in his life by having great friends, then I have been very successful.
The people who make it to the top - whether they're musicians, or great chefs, or corporate honchos - are addicted to their calling ... [they] are the ones who'd be doing whatever it is they love, even if they weren't being paid.
The great artist, whether he be musician, painter, or poet, is known for this absolute unexpectedness.
Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.
People sometimes forget that jazz was built not only in the minds of the great ones but on the backs of the ordinary ones — ordinary musicians.
When I auditioned for my high school band the band director was excited because my father was known to be a great musician. When he heard me, he said 'Are you sure you're Ellis's son?'
Watch MTV and you can see what the music scene is like in England.
The Spice Girls? Not a lot of creativity in the commercial area. There are still great musicians in England, but not a lot being heard that much.
Failure is a great teacher, and, if you are open to it, every mistake has a lesson to offer.
The Americans expect great things of me .
.. If the small Czech nation can have such musicians, they say, why could not they, too, when their country and people is so immense.
It was a great thrill just to know Roy Orbison, so to play, sing, write hit songs with him and have him in The Traveling Wilburys was beyond my wildest dreams!
The world is full of musicians who can play great, and you wouldn't cross the road to see them. It's people who have this indefinable attitude that are the good ones.
You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.
One of the great moments of my life was when I could write musician on my passport.
Jazz is the only music in which the same note can be played night after night but differently each time.
I think that what trips up a lot of great musicians is that they become involved with too many things that aren't where their strengths lie.
To a great mind, nothing is little.
It's a great thing about being a musician;
you don't stop until the day you die, you can improve. So it's a wonderful thing to do.
When kids look up to great scientists the way they do to great musicians and actors, civilization will jump to the next level
You can't fake this music. You might be a great singer or a great musician but, in the need, that's got nothing to do with it. It's how you connect to the songs and to the history behind them.
Acknowledge all of your small victories. They will eventually add up to something great.
Great musicians accept everything that they hear and find something good.
They take what they like and they throw away what they don't like
How great musicians demonstrate a mutual respect and trust on the bandstand can alter your outlook on the world and enrich every aspect of your life, understanding what it means to be a global citizen in the most modern sense.
I've always told the musicians in my band to play what they know and then play above that. Because then anything can happen, and that's where great art and music happens.
Average people have great ideas. Legends have great execution.
If you strive to become a good human being with the qualities of generosity, humility and having reverence for life...just maybe you'll become a great musician.
They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, man, there's no boundary line to art.
Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom.
Don't fear the failure... in great attempts it is glorious even to fail.
He led quite a great life, ... He was an Old Testament figure railing against the establishment - a Jewish guy from New York who became a Buddhist, a poet, a musician.
A great musician is just a thief who doesn't get caught
Part of what made the Macintosh great was that the people working on it were musicians and poets and artists and zoologists and historians who also happened to be the best computer scientists in the world.
If an egg is broken by outside, life ends. If broken by inside force, life begins. Great things always begin from inside.
Man, there's no boundary line to art!
Tim Price is one of the real ones ! A good friend and a great player !
No matter what culture you're from, everyone loves music.
It seems like bluegrass people have more great stories to tell than other musicians
These musicians, such as these Cubans in Havana, are a part of a scene that did produce great music and great musicians. They came from this tradition, so it's a good place to look. It's like prospecting: You gotta know where to look.