We need to have music that contributes to the well-being of the spirit. Music that cradles people's lives and makes things a little easier. That's what I try to do, and what I want to do. You don't want to close the door on hope.— Merle Haggard
Gorgeous Music Making quotations
If music wakes you up, makes you think, heals you...then, I guess the music is working.
I'm not a lyric writer to make statements.
What I enjoy doing is making paintings with lyrics, creating colorful images. I think that's more what entertainment and music should be.
During the year 1957, I experienced, by the grace of God, a spiritual awakening which was to lead me to a richer, fuller, more productive life. At that time, in gratitude, I humbly asked to be given the means and privilege to make others happy through music. I feel this has been granted through His grace. ALL PRAISE TO GOD.
I practice more than ever ... mostly scales and arpeggios ... and anything I can't do.
You don't make a photograph just with a camera.
You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.
I made the decision that I was going to make rap music in, like, fourth grade, so it's been something I was saying for a long time.
Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I'm not perfect -and I don't live to be- but before you start pointing fingers... make sure you hands are clean!
Any artist that's as serious about making music as I am, I'm cool with that.
But if you tellin' me, "Man, send me a verse and I'ma send you a verse." No. That's not collaborating. We don't know each other and I'm serous about this music.
People always tell me I'm the complete opposite of Chief Keef and act like I'm supposed to stop him from making his music. But I like Chief Keef, so it's always super awkward. I just make music I like.
Rap music is a combination of many different arts to make something new.
There's always been a stigma that its existence would be short and only appeal to a certain group - but it's the biggest music in the world.
I want longevity; I love music, being a musician is the greatest gift in the world to me, and if I were to get signed to a label, my family and team around me are always gonna be there to make sure they want the very best for me. My fans are what it's all about.
The conductor of an orchestra doesn’t make a sound.
He depends, for his power, on his ability to make other people powerful.
I have no use for cranks who despise music, because it is a gift of God.
Music drives away the Devil and makes people joyful; they forget thereby all wrath, unchastity, arrogance, and the like. Next after theology, I give to music the highest place and the greatest honor.
It's just all love. That's what music is. That's why music is created. To make people feel good, to uplift people. That's what musicians are for: to give everyone an escape, to let everyone feel good and take people out of everyday problems, so that they can hear music and sing words that are hopefully relatable.
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.
I just want to get my music out and make sure that it's heard in the right way.
And gentle winds and waters near, make music to the lonely ear.
My driving philosophy about making music is that you can reduce it all down to one note if that note is played with the right kind of sincerity.
When i want to hear new music, i make it
What inspires me is the desire to be on.
The desire to be successful. The desire to reach people through my music and make a living off it and never have to do anything else. Being able to do music full time and travel the world and share this music with everybody. That's the dream.
Music is a manifestation of the human spirit, similar to language.
Its greatest practitioners have conveyed to mankind things not possible to say in any other language. If we do not want these things to remain dead treasures, we must do our utmost to make the greatest possible number of people understand their idiom.
Music is good when it makes you dance. Music is great when it makes you who you are
The soul is like a violin string: it makes music only when it is stretched.
Music is the wine which inspires one to new generative processes, and I am Bacchus who presses out this glorious wine for mankind and makes them spiritually drunken.
I don't want you to play me a riff that's going to impress Joe Satriani;
give me a riff that makes a kid want to go out and buy a guitar and learn to play.
Poetry is plucking at the heartstrings, and making music with them.
Human speech is like a cracked kettle on which we tap crude rhythms for bears to dance to, while we long to make music that will melt the stars.
I was babysitting the night High School Musical premiered last year.
I watched with the kids and we sang along to the lyrics. I was making $12 an hour.
With Sumthin Else Music Works, I wanted to spread the love and give newcomers a chance to make it because something that really helped me were all the people who had given me an opportunity when I was putting my career together.
Sometimes it [music in my head] is a curse, but it's also a blessing.
It is a gift that I am completely grateful for. That's why I keep [making music], because I don't want to be ungrateful for the gift.
Yeah, after making Pablo Honey, we started experimenting with cloning myself in order to double the band's creative energy. However, the experiment was a failure, and the defective Thom Yorke clone escaped. And formed a band called Muse.
Music has the power to make me feel good like nothing else does.
It gives me some peace for a while. Takes me back to who I really am.
Music, as many people have said, is the universal language.
Of course points are made which make you think about things, but ultimately it makes you feel. And that's why people remember more songs that have meant something during their life than films. They start to define periods in your life, and that's kind of the beauty of it.