quote by John Coltrane

My goal is to live the truly religious life, and express it in my music. If you live it, when you play there's no problem because the music is part of the whole thing. To be a musician is really something. It goes very, very deep. My music is the spiritual expression of what I am - my faith, my knowledge, my being.

— John Coltrane

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In the end, worship can never be a performance, something you're pretending or putting on. It's got to be an overflow of your heart...Worship is about getting personal with God, drawing close to God.


Religious music quote Behind every girl's favorite song there is an untold story.
Behind every girl's favorite song there is an untold story.
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There's no such thing as perfect people.

There's no such thing as a perfect life. So come as you are, broken and scarred. Lift up your heart and be amazed and be changed by a perfect God.

Religious music quote Life is like a piano, the white keys represent happiness and the black shows sad
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.
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I do believe that one way to bring cultures together, to develop trust between people and countries and religions, is through education. And through music and art and basketball and activities and joys that people share worldwide, regardless of ethnic background or religious orientation.

Any musical person who has never heard a Negro congregation under the spell of religious fervor sing these old songs has missed one of the most thrilling emotions which the human heart may experience.

Math . . . music .. . starry nights . . . These are secular ways of achieving transcendence, of feeling lifted into a grand perspective. It's a sense of being awed by existence that almost obliterates the self. Religious people think of it as an essentially religious experience but it's not. It's an essentially human experience.


Religious music quote Nothing happens by accident. God is preparing you for great things.
Nothing happens by accident. God is preparing you for great things.

That ideology was never going to work, was it? It was just cobbled together from different beliefs: The anti-intellectualism of the Khmer Rouge, the religious persecution of the Nazis, the enforced beard-wearing from the world of folk music, and the segregation and humiliation of women from the world of golf.

The trombone is the true head of the family of wind instruments.

.. it has all the serious and powerful tones of sublime musical poetry, from religious, calm and imposing accents to savage, orgiastic outburst.

The best way to get rid of the Devil, if you cannot kill it with the words of Holy Scripture, is to rail at and mock him. Music, too, is very good; music is hateful to him, and drives him far away.

Religious music quote The earth has music for those who listen.
The earth has music for those who listen.

I became alienated from this religious upbringing, and started making music.

I wanted to be a big star. All those things I saw in the films and on the media took hold of me, and perhaps I thought this was my god: the goal of making money.

I cannot now evaluate the events that, at the end of those thirty years, made me discover the necessity of religious belief. I was not reasoned into my disposition. Though I admire the structured thought of theology, it is to religion no more than counterpoint exercises are to music.


I screwed up at a young age with my parents.

They were very religious and they didn't really understand music. They didn't really listen to music. I went through a series of battles with them about why I loved music.

Religious music quote A real leader faces the music, even when he doesn't like the tune.
A real leader faces the music, even when he doesn't like the tune.

God is pleased with no music below so much as with the thanksgiving songs of relieved widows and supported orphans; of rejoicing, comforted, and thankful persons.

I am a product of Indian cinema; I've grown up watching Indian films ever since I can remember. And song and dance is part of our lives, it's part of our culture we wake up to songs, we sleep to lullabies, you know, we celebrate every religious and traditional function with music.

The religious lifestyle keeps you focused.

It's helpful when trying to manoeuvre through the music scene.

Religious music quote Art is how we decorate space; Music is how we decorate time.
Art is how we decorate space; Music is how we decorate time.

[Music] is the one thing that connects the dots in all kinds of ways.

No matter how you were brought up, no matter what your religious background or political beliefs, people still love to sing along with somebody.


Music is the most powerful form of communication in the world.

It brings us all together. Even religion separates us, but a hit record unites us across religious beliefs, race, politics.

It’s time to write dangerous music.

It’s time to take risks. It’s time to wear your heart on your sleeve, and sing about the things that actually matter to you. It’s time to bury the shackles of religious expectation and stop trying to put new clothes on the dead.

Religious music quote Religious wars are basically people killing each other over who has the better i
Religious wars are basically people killing each other over who has the better imaginary friend.

For all of us involved in preaching the gospel, performing music, publishing Christian materials, and all the rest, there is an uncomfortable message here: Jesus is not terribly impressed with religious commercialism

No matter how corrupt, greedy, and heartless our government, our corporations, our media, and our religious & charitable institutions may become, the music will still be wonderful.

I love Christmas! I'm not religious, but I love the trappings of the season.

I love the decorations, and the music, and Santa, and the festive food, and the cinnamon- and vanilla-infused aromas.


Religious music quote People are like Music, some speak the truth and other are just noise
People are like Music, some speak the truth and other are just noise
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Music is the only sensual gratification which mankind may indulge in to excess without injury to their moral or religious feelings.

I was born into a very religious family with no TVs and a very strict Episcopal Christian religion. Music was my outlet and more of my therapy than anything, but yeah, it was the one thing in life that I've had, art and music.

I like the fervor of religious music, the zealous aspect - that preachers can go from a conversational cadence into this passionate singing.

Religious music quote Music is the emotional life of most people.
Music is the emotional life of most people.

The melody of a religious feeling is the music of life itself.

To those who do not hear it I could not explain what it sounds like ... If the spark isn't smoldering somewhere inside one, no efforts can ever bring it into existence. Water cannot catch fire.

But I do think that we approach music, in of itself, with a religious attitude.


Music, among those who were styled the chosen people, was a religious art.

Religious music quote Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances.
Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances.
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Religious music is by far the greatest music of the ages.

What is there to compare-in rhythmic beauty, poetic sublimity, and inspired teachings-with the Psalms of David?

The Medicine Man occupied the honored role of priest and physician to his tribe.

They understood that healing was done by the intercession of celestial spirits. Music was used as the bridge between these planes. Thus we see why music was religious in nature, and music was looked upon as a sacred art.

Here's the thing with me and the religious thing.

This is the flat-out truth: I find the religiosity and philosophy in the music. I don't find it anywhere else.

Religious music quote One good thing about music. When it hits you, you feel no pain.
One good thing about music. When it hits you, you feel no pain.

The first time I ever saw Lydia Lunch perform it was a religious experience.

Not only is she intelligent and beautiful but she actually understands how "my" brain works. This almost rivals my first concert- Cindy Lauper when I was 12. She was so fascinating to me at the time. She made me want to dye my hair pink and start a band. (SO I naturally did)... All Cure records have had a great effect on me musically also.


I knew I wanted to write on religious themes when I was a GI in World War II.

I saw and experienced so much violence that I thought I could express my outrage best with music.

My childhood was limited to mostly gospel music.

We didn't have, like, a lot of records in our house, you know. It was like my grandparents who raised me. They were pretty old-fashioned in their religious ways, so it was like church, church, church, school, school, school.

Being a purely instrumental album, it makes a musical statement, not a religious one, and I hope that people can feel the emotion of the great melodies, even without the words.

My music is music that Christians and Catholics can listen to.

Muslims. Buddhists. And non-religious people as well. It's just music. You can look at the music in several different ways. It's music for everybody.