quote by Walter Lippmann

It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.

— Walter Lippmann

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Music audience 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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We don't play to be seen. I'm addicted to music, not audiences.

Despite all the technical improvements, it still boils down to a man or a woman and a microphone, playing music, sharing stories, talking about issues -- communicating with an audience.

Music audience 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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Once over there [Balkans], I felt extremely patriotic.

Here are these people, from 18-year-olds to military veterans, enduring real duress for the cause of peace. I don't ever want to play for a regular audience again, only military folks who are starving for music.

Music is an essential part of everything we do.

Like puppetry, music has an abstract quality which speaks to a worldwide audience in a wonderful way that nourishes the soul.

At every concert I leave a lot to the moment.

I must have the unexpected, the unforeseen. I want to risk, to dare. I want to be surprised by what comes out. I want to enjoy it more than the audience. That way the music can bloom anew. It's like making love. The act is always the same, but each time it's different.

Music audience quote The earth has music for those who listen.

The earth has music for those who listen.

The feeling you get from playing to a good audience is hard to describe without sounding as though you are talking silly. But reaction is important. You might feel in yourself that you're doing it ok but it's when you get the live reaction that you know you're doing it right.

Musicals are, by nature, theatrical, meaning poetic, meaning having to move the audience's imagination and create a suspension of disbelief, by which I mean there's no fourth wall.

I'm not like a legend that - so I'm sort of in the middle in this sort of gray area where, you know, I'm creating music and I'm not saying there isn't an audience because there is because all of those people go out and spend $80 to $150 on a concert ticket.

Music audience 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.

One of my biggest heroes in music has been David Bowie.

He's said, `I'm going to be a painter now, or I'm going to do some films,' and his audience is very forgiving, because they understand him as an artist. Whether you agree or like the result, you respect that he's expressing his artistic feelings.

Laughter is the greatest music in the world and audiences come to my shows to escape the cares of life. They don't want to be embarrassed or insulted. They want to laugh and so do I - which is probably why it works.

I see myself as a hip-hop artist, but I never wanted to make music for a specifically white audience. Thats not what I grew up around.

Music audience 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.

In its beginnings, music was merely chamber music, meant to be listened to in a small space by a small audience.

You have to go out there and give a piece of yourself -- your life, your soul.

And you better give the audience everything you can -- physically, emotionally, musically. Then maybe they'll accept you and give you a standing ovation at the end.

The artist must forget the audience, forget the critics, forget the technique, forget everything but love for the music. Then, the music speaks through the performance, and the performer and the listener will walk together with the soul of the composer, and with God.

Music audience quote People who complain in private want an answer. People who complain in public wan

People who complain in private want an answer. People who complain in public want an audience.

To sing a duet together means sharing with someone both the pleasure and the responsibility of making music for an audience which is there to feel enjoyment through music.

I want to grow up, live my life, experience things, make movies about those experiences and by the time the audience catches up, hopefully they'll have a movie there that helps them get through that next phase when they discover life isn't always like High School Musical.

I make a lot of music for different people.

My audience is varied so I use different tempos for different music in order to satisfy my many fans.

Music audience 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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Applause that comes thundering with such force you might think the audience merely suffers the music as an excuse for its ovations.

Applause that comes thundering with such force you might think the audience merely suffers the music as an excuse for its ovations.

My audience is the baby-boomers, the bulk of the population.

This is also a group that is being ignored by most record companies because they're not the Top 40 hit singles market. They forget these people still listen to music.

Music audience quote Music is the emotional life of most people.

Music is the emotional life of most people.

Movies are pieces of film stuck together in a certain rhythm, an absolute beat, like a musical composition. The rhythm you create affects the audience.

To some degree, yeah, because I have to play a certain number of originals that might be considered avant-garde material. I realize though, that only a few people in the audience actually know what that music is, or understand it.

One of the things that's clear to me from interviews that I've read is that the more popular successful jazz musicians had audiences above and beyond the music community.

Music audience 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.

Technology has made music accessible in a philosophically interesting way, which is great. But on the other hand, when everybody has the ability to make magic, it's like there's no more magic - if the audience can just do it themselves, why are they going to bother?

There's more bad music in jazz than any other form.

Maybe that's because the audience doesn't really know what's happening.

This is pop music. You've got a candidate for president of the United States using it, that's hitting the biggest audience you're ever going to hit in your entire friggin' life. And you don't want that? Bullshit. That's what you want. It's not even for success or fortune, it's because that's the power of the song.

Music audience 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.

I'm still learning about music. The best way to learn is to listen to the audience. When you listen to the audience, they will tell you what they like. I wish these big corporations, instead of telling the audience what they should have, would listen.

I did a long concert tour in England and Denmark and Sweden, and I also sang for the Soviet people, one of the finest musical audiences in the world.

Things have gone beyond my wildest expectations and dreams, and I feel like I've been given so many blessings in my life, between my friendship with the guys in the band, our wonderful audience, being able to play this music, and then my family.

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

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.

When I first started doing the quieter, more acoustic material in Swans, there was a lot of derision and outright hatred from the audience and press, just as in the early days of Swans when we were rejected outright because of the bludgeoning, single-minded violence of the music.

It's a privilege to play music fora living.

Even more, it's a privilege to have an audience. Respect that.

In the tradition of the classic songwriter rooms like The Bluebird in Nashville, Strange Brew is a gift to the music community in Austin, for artists and audiences alike

What I really love is touring on a bus with my band playing shows every night and feeling the audience, feeling the presence of people actually listening to my music. Feeding my soul is what touring feels like for me and I absolutely refuse to have a bad time doing something I really, really love.

As minorities, it is always our dream to merge our cultures and showcase to the world the talent that comes from both Latin music and Hip-Hop, .. I hope that together,we can create a new cultural movement that unites these audiences.

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