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

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 musical quote

Hell is full of musical amateurs: music is the brandy of the damned.
— George Bernard Shaw

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

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.
— musical quotation by Neil Patrick Harris