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Musical ideas sprang to my mind like a flight of butterflies, and all I had to do was to stretch out my hand to catch them.

Charles Gounod, composer

Jazz vision is a wordless conversation between musical notes and visual expressions.

Barbara Januszkiewicz, artist

If I wrote a musical it wouldn't be about me. Although I do some magic, so it would probably be about a magician who appeared and re-appeared all over the place.

Neil Patrick Harris, actor

I was always musical - yelling when I was a baby, singing into a brush and singing in the shower.

Susan Boyle, musician

I've studied all my musical life, but learning is only good if you do something constructive with it.

Tony Williams, musician

Listen to any musical phrase or rhythm, and grasp it as a whole, and you thereupon have present in you the image, so to speak, of the divine knowledge of the temporal order.

Josiah Royce, philosopher

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.

Monique Coleman, actress

How many chances to you get to make a musical about a serial killer? The minute Tim Burton approached me, I was in.

Johnny Depp, actor

Look, I'm 40, I'm single, and I work in musical theater - you do the math!

Nathan Lane, actor

Punk is musical freedom. It's saying, doing and playing what you want. In Webster's terms, 'nirvana' means freedom from pain, suffering and the external world, and that's pretty close to my definition of Punk Rock.

Kurt Cobain, musician

When I used to do musical theatre, my dad refused to come backstage. He never wanted to see the props up close or the sets up close. He didn't want to see the magic.

Nia Vardalos, actress

I think there's something strangely musical about noise.

Trent Reznor, musician

If you take the creation of music and the creation of your own life values as your overall goal, then living becomes a musical process.

Cecil Taylor, musician

There is nothing is more musical than a sunset. He who feels what he sees will find no more beautiful example of development in all that book which, alas, musicians read but too little - the book of Nature.

Claude Debussy, composer

The French are the wittiest, the most charming, and up to the present, at all events, the least musical race on Earth.

Stendhal, writer

I also believe my musical abilities are a true gift from God.

Wynonna Judd, musician

The pull between sound and syntax creates a kind of musical tension in the language that interests me.

Marilyn Hacker, poet

We went to see all the shows. American musical theater and jazz were very big.

Carly Simon, musician

I just know so many people who have six or seven foreign languages and have read everything and have musical training and they are still dorks.

Joseph Epstein, writer

I would like to involve myself in some black music. I would like to do some blues and some gospel music. I want to try stuff from other genres and try to widen my musical base.

Greg Lake, musician

The lines of poetry, the period of prose, and even the texts of Scripture most frequently recollected and quoted, are those which are felt to be preeminently musical.

William Shenstone, poet

The sound of the orchestra is one of the most magnificent musical sounds that has ever existed.

Chick Corea, musician

Composers love to write for symphony orchestras because the symphony is the Rolls Royce of musical instruments.

David Del Tredici, composer

It's easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself.

Johann Sebastian Bach, composer

Memphis is a great town, man. There's a great musical community here. I'm trying to fit in.

Charles Moore,

America does not need gorgeous halls and concert rooms for its musical development, but music schools with competent teachers, and many, very many, free scholarships for talented young disciples who are unable to pay the expense of study.

Anton Seidl, celebrity

I considered the years in Hollywood nothing but an interim. What I always wanted was to be was a musical comedy star.

Arlene Dahl, actress

High School Musical has been a blessing and a gift.

Zac Efron, actor

I wore goofy hats to school and did musical theater. Most people thought I was a dork. But if you have a sense of humor about it, no one can bring you down.

Zac Efron, actor

I've been doing musical theater since I was a kid. And look for a CD from me in the future. I want to write all the songs!

Zac Efron, actor

We shot 'High School Musical' in eight weeks. I spent longer rehearsing for 'Hairspray' than filming 'High School Musical'.

Zac Efron, actor

I love to sing! To be in a movie with musical number is the coolest thing ever!

Ashley Tisdale, actress

I always wish life could be a musical. One person just says 5, 6, 7, 8.

Lucas Grabeel, actor

'High School Musical' is definitely the best thing that's happened to my career and I walked away with great friends from it.

Monique Coleman, actress

It was an amazing adventure, it was my dream to be in an American musical... I really hope you are going to love what you are going to see.

Marion Cotillard, actress

I never knew I'd be in a musical, let alone win an award for one.

Nicole Kidman, actress

I write plays, and I have a musical that's starting to get produced now. That's what I would love to do, but it's so hard. The only reason people are reading my plays and musicals is because I'm in movies.

Jesse Eisenberg, actor

I was the dork in high school who sang musical numbers up and down the hallways.

Amy Adams, actress

If my life were a song, what would it be? 'A Never Ending Road of Musical Good Times'.

Paul McDonald, musician

I'd love to do a musical. I've been known to have a good step or two. I'm half Samoan, you know, and part of our culture is singing and dancing daily.

Dwayne Johnson, actor

My parents were what I like to call proper musical fans. Lots of Sondheim was played in the car.

Daniel Radcliffe, actor

Jazz vision for me is seeing my art in musical term. It offers me an visual expressions in an ever-changing musical palette.

Barbara Januszkiewicz, artist

I've always loved musical theater. It's a bit of a family tradition.

Trey Anastasio, musician

I've learned that in the theater the story is everything. Every lyric, every line and every musical gesture has to propel the journey of a given character or the overall plot.

Trey Anastasio, musician

The folk music definition has changed in this fast music world and musical styles are blending really quickly.

Trey Anastasio, musician

Due to irresolvable personality conflicts as well as musical differences, I am permanently leaving the band Audioslave. I wish the other three members nothing but the best in all of their future endeavours.

Chris Cornell, musician

I try to look at most of my solos as a musical piece within the song, not, say, showing off.

Richie Sambora, musician

Most people are fascinated to see someone play an instrument in an inspired way. We are moved by witnessing musical brilliance, and it was this notion that led me to purchase the GuitarTV domain 10 years ago.

Steve Vai, musician

We have the insight and the tools to identify and bring to fruition the dormant talent that our artists possess. Favored Nations will be branded as the home base for inspired musical talent.

Steve Vai, musician

During the holidays, everyone needs a break from studying for exams and Christmas shopping. I wanted to put together a diverse tour that rocks in many musical directions but always points to Christ.

TobyMac, musician

Hall & Oates is one of the few musical groups as satisfying now as it was back then. There's something incredibly musically satisfying about their songs. Nothing has diminished my love for them.

Ben Gibbard, musician

I would really love to do a musical, I don't know in what capacity but something funny.

Billie Piper, actress

A musical film is my idea of heaven. You can pre-record, you don't have to sing live. Singing live was the bit I hated the most. I never felt like a confident singer.

Billie Piper, actress

I just wanted to see every single musical I could. The very first one I saw was 'Beauty and the Beast,' the only one I could get tickets for, and then 'Les Miserables' and then 'Chicago.'

America Ferrera, actress

Horror movies are here to stay, you know? It's not a fad. Even the musical has gone in and out of style from time to time. Horror movies have always been around.

Jerry O'Connell, actor

All of our songs take these really big creative turns and twists throughout the process, so sometimes songs will start out as a melody or some musical chord progressions.

Chester Bennington, musician

A lot of people on the internet have been saying that there's no way we can pull off a musical in three acts. We just take that as a challenge.

Ian Williams, musician

I have many musical inspirations, but I would really love to just be me. My very own artist.

Thia Megia, musician

I think 'SNL' is so well-known for its musical performances, as well, and people really breaking into America through a really great performance on there. So I think me and Gotye are both really excited to be amongst such company. You know, it's great.

Kimbra, musician

I grew up in musical theatre and love to perform on stage.

A. J. McLean, musician

I think I'm more influenced, just in general, not by blues artists, but more by stuff from Curtis Mayfield, Stevie Wonder. Stevie Wonder is probably my biggest musical influence of all. And Donny Hathaway.

Jonny Lang, musician

I've got so many musical personalities, I could probably get treatment for it.

Charlie Simpson, musician

People who take risks like Amy Winehouse and Norah Jones take a second to catch on, but eventually they do because they're different and honest in a musical landscape that's not always like that.

Emmy Rossum, actress

I don't want to do something unproductive with my time, so I decided to do something musical. So it felt good to say, 'Yeah, I'm producing.' It gave me a fresh vibe - inspiring in a different way.

Sean Paul, musician

The ear disapproves but tolerates certain musical pieces; transfer them into the domain of our nose, and we will be forced to flee.

Jean Cocteau, director

Harpo Marx looks like a musical comedy.

Walter Kerr, critic

If you elect a matinee idol mayor, you're going to have a musical comedy administration.

Robert Moses, public servant

My music had roots which I'd dug up from my own childhood, musical roots buried in the darkest soil.

Ray Charles, musician

I think I was first awakened to musical exploration by Dizzy Gillespie and Bird. It was through their work that I began to learn about musical structures and the more theoretical aspects of music.

John Coltrane, musician

The art of mastering life is the prerequisite for all further forms of expression, whether they are paintings, sculptures, tragedies, or musical compositions.

Paul Klee, artist

I never learned to verbalize an abstract musical concept. No thank you. The whole point of being a serious musician is to avoid verbalization whenever you can.

Virgil Thomson, composer

Silence is more musical than any song.

Christina Rossetti, poet

I would love to be in musical theater and be on Broadway. If someone were to offer me a position to do something like that, I wouldnt pass it down. Im a huge fan of musicals and I really want to do that.

Michelle Branch, musician

My musical development stopped when Frank Sinatra died.

Alex Trebek, entertainer

I remember really bonding with the first generation kids, the Chinese Canadian kids, and in high school bonding with the Latin kids and the East Indian kids. It was very interesting because it made me open to lots of musical sounds.

Nelly Furtado, musician

My musical director, Mark Cherry, is the most wonderful person who ever lived on God's good green Earth. He's my director, he does the arrangements. Really, he does everything - including certain janitorial chores!

Brett Somers, actress

Jazz is known all over the world as an American musical art form and that's it. No America, no jazz. I've seen people try to connect it to other countries, for instance to Africa, but it doesn't have a damn thing to do with Africa.

Art Blakey, musician

The course hitherto pursued in musical aesthetics has nearly always been hampered by the false assumption that the object was not so much to inquire into what is beautiful in music as to describe the feelings which music awakens.

Eduard Hanslick, writer

I look upon myself as a musical bricklayer with architectural aspirations.

Robert Mayer, businessman

My musical background is like almost every non classical musician in the world. One day a special record was heard and that was it. I was hooked, started trying to play various instruments and was off to bar land to become a rock star. What else?

Kevin Johnson, athlete

I would like to win the Pulitzer Prize. I would like to win the Nobel Prize. I would like to win a Tony award for the Broadway musical I'm now working on. Aside from these, my aspirations are modest ones.

Evan Hunter, author

You know, Python should have won a Grammy for our musical work on the show.

Graham Chapman, comedian

There are two kinds of success. One is musical or artistic and the other is commercial.

John McLaughlin, musician

I'm asthmatic. I was a lot bigger back then, and I still get winded on stage today. But I've learned how to pace it now. I have musical breaks in there.

Meat Loaf, musician

I'd rather have a hundred thousand or a million people saying I'm nuts and I'm crazy for my musical choices and what I've said lyrically, than a million people all raising their hand on the first day.

Chuck D., musician

It's like a novelist writing far out things. If it makes a point and makes sense, then people like to read that. But if it's off in left field and goes over the edge, you lose it. The same with musical talent, I think.

Johnny Cash, musician

In our culture we have such respect for musical instruments, they are like part of God.

Ravi Shankar, musician

Trying to describe something musical is like dancing to architecture, it's really difficult.

Robert Palmer, musician

Essentially my contribution was to introduce repetition into Western music as the main ingredient without any melody over it, without anything just repeated patterns, musical patterns.

Terry Riley, composer

The world must be filled with unsuccessful musical careers like mine, and it's probably a good thing. We don't need a lot of bad musicians filling the air with unnecessary sounds. Some of the professionals are bad enough.

Andy Rooney, journalist

I believe that the brain has evolved over millions of years to be responsive to different kinds of content in the world. Language content, musical content, spatial content, numerical content, etc.

Howard Gardner, psychologist

Being in a different band always brings great musical experiences to be able to draw on.

Graham Nash, musician

It costs a great deal of money to do a musical, and the more money involved, the more big business influences the artform.

Hal Price,

When I was a kid, I went through a lot of musical phases, and one was when I'd learn everything that The Beatles ever recorded. After I started drums, I fell in love with their music so much that I just wanted to learn everything.

Eric Carr, musician

The people who really got me off were dealing with the musical potential of the Instrument.

Max Roach, musician

Genius is a word too often tossed around in musical circles.

Stanley Jordan, musician

I had to go and sing with the musical director of the film, Simon Lee, who is just incredible, and it went great. I sang with him about five things, things we'd worked on. And then I went to sing for Andrew Lloyd Weber.

Gerard Butler, actor

I knew I'd just done one of the most amazing things that I will ever get a chance to do. Just to be part of a musical that's not your background and to pull it off and to think that we've done something that's really special.

Gerard Butler, actor

Piano playing is a dying art. I love the fact that I can be one guy with one instrument evoking an emotional and musical experience.

Jon Bon Jovi, musician

If the composer withholds more than we anticipate, we experience a delicious falling sensation; we feel we have been torn from a stable point on the musical ladder and thrust into the void.

Levi Strauss, businessman

No one should be allowed to make music as if he were made of wood. One must reproduce the musical text exactly, but not play like a stone.

Olivier Messiaen, composer

There is an urgent need for Americans to look deeply into themselves and their actions, and musical poetry is perhaps the most effective mirror available. Every newspaper headline is a potential song.

Phil Ochs, musician

I have no restrictions, no limits, no musical history to live with.

Bill Wyman, musician

Control of vibrato helps your musical expression.

James Galway, musician

Scales played in the correct musical way are very exciting and rewarding.

James Galway, musician

One very important aspect of our contemporary musical culture - some might say the supremely important aspect - is its extension in the historical and geographical senses to a degree unknown in the past.

George Crumb, composer

Perhaps two million years ago the creatures of a planet in some remote galaxy faced a musical crisis similar to that which we earthly composers face today.

George Crumb, composer

Very often I suspend my musical sensibilities to enjoy music as a fan.

Billy Sheehan, musician

I don't just come from a musical family, but from a musical community.

Lesley Garrett, musician

The musical heritage of Yorkshire is deep and wide.

Lesley Garrett, musician

When was the last time you saw a musical about people at war with each other?

Rita Moreno, actress

In my opinion I do not think I am a better guitarist than Ace, I honestly think we're both different, and we both brought something unique to the musical.

Vinnie Vincent, musician

Certainly one of the more common experiences in the jazz field is discovering someone new. Improvising musicians are capable of being musical travelers, voyagers. We want to join in on whatever we hear. There is a freedom to wander the musical landscape.

Gary Burton, musician

I'm trying to bring a new generation into the musical theater and to create a new audience.

Jerry Herman, composer

The British ballads became a new kind of form in their hand. And out of them came the blues, a new kind of song of commentary and satire, a song form which, after all, has become the main musical form of the whole human species.

Alan Lomax, writer

In the theater, it's about taking time in a musical segment, a pause in a musical way and then moving on.

Marcia Gay Harden, actress

I was a jazz major in high school, in an all-jazz band. No matter what I do, it features my musical influences.

Wyclef Jean, musician

I don't like to be entertaining. I don't like the feeling of being entertaining. If there was a musical or a comedy that was not just for entertainment but was rooted in something I could relate to on a real level, then I think I would do it.

Ryan Gosling, actor

If I made a musical in the beginning of my career, it would have been crane shots and tracking shots and people coming out of cakes and whatever, but these techniques are something that I've left behind me.

Lars von Trier, director

The extras are a nice bonus feature, but the main incentive is the musical experience.

Aaron Neville, musician

But I love how people who are musical, they know how to dress.

Amy Sedaris, actress

I get a different kind of lyric from someone else that might make me go in a different musical direction.

Barry Mann, musician

I grew up in a very musical family, my father was a musician and a big band leader and made records.

Billy Sherwood, musician

Musical theatre is something I'm familiar with, I've been doing that.

David Naughton, actor

What a thrill it was to play opposite Maurice Evans in this brilliant, dazzling musical, based on the life of two of the greatest personalities in stage history.

Dinah Sheridan, actress

We all have different musical instincts, and I think they're precious and should be respected.

Tony Levin, musician

Eventually we want to do a puppet musical with turntables in the orchestra pit.

Eric San, musician

When I'm playing with the band or playing with some projects or some of my own stuff it's about the musical approach. That would be the more turntablist approach to things of where it's strictly about music.

Eric San, musician

I did quite a lot of the arranging, fitting different sections together, tempo changes, all sorts of things like that. I actually acted as a bridge between Robert and Ian. Not so much composing, rather presenting musical ideas at each rehearsal.

Michael Giles, musician

Dates and periods are of interest only to the student of musical history.

Peter Warlock, composer

I am musical and I enjoy theatre, but I never wanted to just do theatre. I always wanted to go into film. I love film. I loved growing up in the theatre, but I always wanted to do film all along. But, I still pursue music separately.

Sabrina Lloyd, actress

My reading is always about musical biographies. I have an innate interest and passion for that.

Nina Blackwood, celebrity

I don't ever balk at being considered a Motown person, because Motown is the greatest musical event that ever happened in the history of music.

Smokey Robinson, musician

Sometimes I write them down in musical notation as a trigger to remind me about certain directions to go. Or I can be specific about a sound I'm looking for.

Harold Budd, composer

Don't know about a cabaret act right now, would actually prefer a role in a broadway musical.

Julia Barr, actress

The experience awakened 'my tremendous musical ambition, which has never subsided to this day.

Georg Solti, musician

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

Ennio Morricone, composer

All my musical foundations go back to the age of 3. My family tell me that I used to listen to the old crystal set, then go to the piano and pick out the tune that I just heard.

George Shearing, musician

We teach young kids from 8 to 14 or 15 about their musical heritage through great songs written by American songwriters. We don't do too many modern composers, although we include songs from Billy Joel and other writers like him.

Margaret Whiting, musician

So many schools have cut the music classes out of their curriculum. We're trying to fill that gap by teaching the teachers how to educate the kids about their musical heritage.

Margaret Whiting, musician

It's - as opposed to tape where you have a magnetic tape that's excited by frequencies that you hit, digital was a process where musical sounds are transferred to numbers and stored as numbers.

Herb Alpert, musician

I've been traveling all over the world for 25 years, performing, talking to people, studying their cultures and musical instruments, and I always come away with more questions in my head than can be answered.

Yo-Yo Ma, musician

My first encounter with a Kelly was not on a musical scale. It was from primary school. Dave and I went to primary school together and we were like boy scouts.

Wayne Wonder, musician

There are so few directors who are musical who appreciate music.

Alex North, composer

I never walked the streets of New York hoping to be a musical comedy star. For one thing, they would have thought I was too tall, because l was five feet eight and a half, and they were all little bitty things running around in the studio at that time.

Esther Williams, actress

I've seen the Mass For The End Of Time in concert but my brother's the more musical one really.

Colin Greenwood, musician

I like to work with artists who are as wide in their musical taste as I am.

Jim Sullivan, musician

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.

Gordon Getty, businessman

I mean, making art is about objectifying your experience of the world, transforming the flow of moments into something visual, or textual, or musical, whatever. Art creates a kind of commentary.

Barbara Kruger, artist

In every interview I've got to explain something about being white but still being into hip hop. It's gone way beyond the musical aspect of the business. And I'm as critical about music as everybody else is.

Brian Austin Green, actor

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