I work very hard at being the best musician I can be because I love it.
I think my fans will follow me into our combined old age.
Real musicians and real fans stay together for a long, long time.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if they are to be ultimately at peace with themselves.
Publishing the lyric books, poetry or comics of other musicians I know.
That's the thing I really want to break into!
I'm really clear about what my life mission is now.
There's no more depression or lethargy, and I feel like I've returned to the athlete I once was. I'm integrating all the parts of me - jock, musician, writer, poet, philosopher - and becoming stronger as a result.
Meeting actors and TV personalities is one thing, but I just feel like meeting musicians is the coolest.
Musicians don't retire; they stop when there's no more music in them.
A painter paints his pictures on canvas.
But musicians paint their pictures on silence. We provide the music, and you provide the silence.
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.
The best rock musicians are the most exciting people in the world.
I've always just adored music. It's my first love, really. I admire and respect people in the music business. You really have to work hard and diligently. Sometimes actors can be lazy and get away with it, but you can't do that if you're a musician.
From childhood I was passionately fond of music and wanted to be a musician.
I have no recollection of any real desire ever to be anything else.
Of course, it does depend on the people, but sometimes I'
m invited places to kind of brighten up a dinner table like a musician who'll play the piano after dinner, and I know you're not really invited for yourself. You're just an ornament.
I do value the respect I get from my contemporaries, but to have Oasis cover my song, to have Puff Daddy cover a song, to have Goldie come along to my gigs - that's where my ego is at. To have my fellow musicians like what I do, that's very cool.
I learned that the only way you are going to get anywhere in life is to work hard at it. Whether you're a musician, a writer, an athlete or a businessman, there is no getting around it. If you do, you'll win -- if you don't you won t.
If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen defrocked, doesn't it follow that electricians can be delighted, musicians denoted, cowboys deranged, models deposed, tree surgeons debarked, and dry cleaners depressed.
I am perhaps the oldest musician in the world.
I am an old man but in many senses a very young man. And this is what I want you to be, young, young all your life, and to say things to the world that are true.
I always seem to have a vague feeling that he is a Satan among musicians, a fallen angel in the darkness who is perpetually seeking to fight his way back to happiness.
Poetry is either something that lives like fire inside you --like music to the musician or Marxism to the Communist --or else it is nothing, an empty formalized bore around which pedants can endlessly drone their notes and explanations.
It is not a dreamlike state, but the somehow insulated state, that a great musician achieves in a great performance. He's aware of where he is and what he's doing, but his mind is on the playing of the instrument with an internal sense of rightness -- it is not merely mechanical, it is not only spiritual; it is something of both, on a different plane and a more remote one.
I love power. But it is as an artist that I love it. I love it as a musician loves his violin, to draw out its sounds and chords and harmonies.
If we were all determined to play the first violin we should never have an ensemble. Therefore, respect every musician in his proper place.