The vibrations on the air are the breath of God speaking to man's soul. Music is the language of God. We musicians are as close to God as man can be. We hear his voice, we read his lips, we give birth to the children of God, who sing his praise. That's what musicians are.— Ludwig van Beethoven
Useful Music Man quotations
Behind every girl's favorite song there is an untold story.
There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more.
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.
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.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears form the eyes of woman.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
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.
Do not correct a fool or he will hate you. Correct a wise man and he will appreciate you.
Each man has his own music bubbling up inside him.
I saw the dance as a vision of ineffable power.
A man could, with dignity and a towering majesty, dance. Not mince, cavort, do "fancy dancing" or "showoff" steps. No: Dance as Michelangelo's visions dance and as the music of Bach dances.
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.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
Country music to me is heartfelt music that speaks to the common man.
It is about real life stories with rather simple melodies that the average person can follow. Country music should speak directly and simply about the highs and lows of life. Something that anyone can relate to.
Before you criticize a man, walk a mile in his shoes.
That way, when you do criticize him, you'll be a mile away and have his shoes.
After a rest in Edinburgh, where, passing a music-shop, I heard some blind man playing a mazurka of mine.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
There was once a fiddler who played so beauitully that everybody danced.
A deaf man who could not hear the music considered them all insane. Those who are with Jesus in suffering hear this music to which other men are deaf. They dance and do not care if they are considered insane.
I'll tell you what I would do in a shot if I could.
I would sing in the barbershop quartet in The Music Man.
Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom.
If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn. They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, man, there's no boundary line to art.
The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute. The man who does not ask, is a fool for life.
One of the reasons I believe in jazz is that the oneness of man can come through the rhythm of your heart. It’s the same anyplace in the world, that heartbeat. It’s the first thing you hear when you’re born — or before you’re born — and it’s the last thing you hear.
If you can imagine a man having a vasectomy without anesthetic to the sound of frantic sitar-playing, you will have some idea of what popular Turkish music is like.
There is nothing more notable in Socrates than that he found time, when he was an old man, to learn music and dancing, and thought it time well spent.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
The intellectual man requires a fine bait;
the sots are easily amused. But everybody is drugged with his own frenzy, and the pageant marches at all hours, with music and banner and badge.
Remember this son, if you forget everything else.
A poet is a musician who can't sing. Words have to find a man's mind before they can touch his heart. And, some men's minds are woeful small targets. Music touches their hearts directly, no matter how small or stubborn the mind of the man who listens.
The imitator dooms himself to hopeless mediocrity.
The inventor did it because it was natural to him, and so in him it has a charm. In the imitator something else is natural, and he bereaves himself of his own beauty, to come short of another man's.
No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks.
If there's any such thing as a perfect man, I think John Coltrane was one.
And I think that kind of perfection has to come from a greater force than there is here on earth.
Music is expression of harmony in sound. Love is the expression of harmony in life.
A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.
A wise man never knows all, only fools know everything.
I couldn't live without my music, man. Or me mum.
When Talking Heads started, we called ourselves Thinking Man's Dance Music.
To be whole and harmonious, man must also know the music of the beaches and the woods. He must find the thing of which he is only an infinitesimal part and nurture it and love it, if he is to live.
Every man dies. Not every man really lives.
Man needs music, literature, and painting - all those oases of perfection that make up art - to compensate for the rudeness and materialism of life.
I would never withhold information about the murder of my man Biggie, or anybody else. It's just silly and ridiculous. The accusations are just flying out. All I've been trying to do all my life is to make great music.
Which of the two powers, Love or Music, can elevate man to the sublimest heights? ... It is a problem, and yet it seems to me that this is the answer: 'Love can give no idea of music; music can give an idea of love.' ... Why separate them? They are two wings of the soul.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise man grows it under his feet.
Speaking of River City in The Music Man & his home town, Mason City, Iowa: I didn't have to make up anything. I simply remembered Mason City as closely as I could.
On television I feel like a man playing piano in a brothel;
every now and again he solaces himself by playing 'Abide with Me' in the hope of edifying both the clients and the inmates
I have to say that Adam Levine is truly a daring young man to go on Twitter to bash Fox News. He's so rebellious, so subversive. I mean, for a musician, seriously, could you find a more predictable stance than that? He's as edgy as a hacky sack, which also describes his music.
Regarding the current Broadway revival of The Music Man, Jay Nordlinger wrote: There will always be those who sniff that the show is "feel good"-but, oh, it feels good to feel good. And the main reason The Music Man feels so good is that it is good-a great American musical.
I played 'Eruption' two times for the record, and we kept the one that seemed to flow ... there's a mistake at the top end of it whenever I hear it, I always think, Man I could've played it better ... but I like the way it sounds. I'd never heard a guitar sound like that before.