Top 683 Quotes & Sayings by Famous Musical Artists

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Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
Dreams don't always have to exist while the sun's down and your eyes are shut
I will not calm down! Women are allowed to get angrier than men about double standards. — © LIZ
I will not calm down! Women are allowed to get angrier than men about double standards.
Don't chase accomplishments , people or positions to find your worth. You're already loved as you are by the Father.
I don't feel anti-love. I feel suspicious of love, and I feel suspicious of what it means to be in love. And I also feel suspicious of what it means to feel pretend love for someone.
Stage presence is not something I spend a whole lot of time thinking about. On the one hand, I do, because I have, like, favorite front-people and I know what's excited me to see in a band. But I can't be David Yow [Jesus Lizard frontman] and still play guitar.
I've been exploring gender performativity in the Gulf since I was a teenager. I'm not a gender anthropologist, but I feel like there's an extreme binary between femininity and masculinity in the Gulf. From a young age, I knew I didn't want to be part of it. Gender is a huge gray area, and the problem with defined roles is that they cover up undefined ones.
Your responsibility as an artist is to experiment.
I enjoy writing songs that could have been written before [my time]. When I feel like I'm tapping into a deep vein in the body of American music, it gives me strength as a writer, like I'm dipping my pen into a deep ink well. That's the folk music tradition. Like Pete Seeger said, 'Everyone's a link in the chain.' It's a strong chain, so rely on it. ... I believe it takes all those great songs in the past to make your song even a little bit good.
You've got to stand for something, or you'll fall for anything You've got to be your own man, not a puppet on a string
All I know is "make a joyful noise unto the Lord", and I do that whatever opportunity I get.
I went from being an underpaid ad man to quite a successful photographer in a very short time. Success breeds confidence and as soon as I got properly confident, I developed my own style. After that I never looked back.
Every once in a while I'll find a new way of playing something, it will suggest itself. But generally speaking, there's a set sonic potential, and that's in concert with a set instrumental technique.
The zenith of virtuosity, a violinist like Jascha Heifetz, the supernatural in a pianist like Vladimir Horowitz, these are performers who were so idiosyncratic and personal that to imitate them would be like filling somebody else's bottle with your wine.
The first five years as a writer, I didn't know how to write at all. I couldn't write my way out of a white paper bag. And yet, I did some remarkable things. And later on, there were periods where I got this mission to find an articulate voice with rewrites and all. There were periods where I was as dense as Faulkner.
Because we live in a condition of ubiquitous music and media, and near infinite technological memory, it is much easier for local cultures to find an audience that resonates with their music, whether local or globally.
You are what you eat. What would YOU like to be? — © Julie Murphy
You are what you eat. What would YOU like to be?
We're all in this together. Choose love.
I'm not somebody that has an encyclopedic knowledge of ballads and could sit around a fire and sing songs for three hours. I basically only know the songs that I've taken on and reworked and recorded.
Sex education pretty much taught me about how my body works, why certain things happen when I'm around girls, and what sex was, and I think that there's a lack of clarity between sex and love - a lot of people think it's the same thing when it's not.
You can disappear inside of yourself and become an empty shell with depression in mind. It's that feeling of being invisible. Sometimes when I wake up I don't feel like my head is attached to my body - there's nothing.
Life's a dance you learn as you go, sometimes you lead sometimes you follow, don't worry about what you don't know
1999 was your last recorded output, and then Porter Ricks was put on hold until 2012.
Christianity is not about how much faith you have. It's about Who your faith is in.
Success works as a cycle - growth and contraction, balancing and unbalancing - all while you're encountering hurdles that get higher and higher over time.
The only time you truly make a mistake is when you commit a "mis-take," that is, you "miss-taking" the opportunity to learn a valuable lesson from your seemingly malfunctional experience.
Ordinary people have extraordinary love.
Love who you are, and you're good enough, and you don't need to feel like you need to apologize for who you are, and you don't need to feel like you need to try to be someone you're not.
It's simple ... go the extra mile and you will stand out from the crowd
If you want to be happy in your life with love you have to realize nothing ever goes perfectly. Life fluctuates, life is a frequency, it's an undetermined thing, it moves and you have to be able to accommodate that.
Our emotions are PURE, our logic is KORRUPT
My grandmother always told me you must keep to your old roads and stick to your original friends and just go through smooth, be careful and stay positive.
Things do tend to come around when the time is right though.
Prayer is the burden of revival; repentance is the breakthrough of revival; evangelism is the blessing of revival; holiness is the bounty of revival.
I needed to find out what my goals were and what my mission was. After some quiet time and just seeking the Lord, He brought some people to the table that understood where I was trying to go.
We all know about love, faith, sadness, despair, hope, hopelessness, longing, desire... those are things we all have inside of us, and that's what my songs are about... what it means to be a human being.
First electricity, now telephones. Sometimes I feel as if I'm living in an H.G. Wells novel.
Life is a desert of shifting sand dunes. Unpredictable. Erratic. Harmony changes into dissonance, the immediate outlives the profound, esoteric becomes cliched. And vice versa.
Make sure you have finished speaking before your audience has finished listening. — © Dorothy Sarnoff
Make sure you have finished speaking before your audience has finished listening.
There is no such thing as a completely original technique or subject.
You can't make someone love you, all you can do is stalk them and hope they panic and give in
What really matters when facing a challenge? What matters is learning. You want to test yourself, throw yourself into something outside your comfort zone and see what youre capable of. Your true goal is not to conquer fifty feet of inanimate rock, but to expand your abilities through learning.
We are so much more powerful and important than we realize. In each moment that we connect with another, we have the opportunity to etch a memory into their heart.
The days blur into one, and the backs of my eyes hum with things I've never done.
There is something more important than the place being left. It's that swell of crushing emptiness that makes the insignificant seem anything but.
The most important thing for the conductor is that he or she listens. Her listening will make things sound a certain way. If the conductor listens well, the musicians listen each other better. The conductor can in effect impose a certain kind of listening for everybody.
Only in Texas can mesquite have its own festival, then there's a crawfish festival, a festival for strawberries, everything has its own festival, with each town having their own yearly thing.
There could never be a more beautiful you; dont buy the lies, disguises and hoops they make you jump through; you were made to fill a purpose that only you could do; so there could never be a more beautiful you.
I like to keep people around me like the guys I have on the road with me, three of them were childhood friends of mine when I was growing up in Scotland. They don't look at me any different than when we were in primary school. So it's good to keep people like that around you. I think if you surround yourself with good honest people, they will tell you what to hear when you need to hear it.
Brother killing brother, father slaying son. From the looks of this old graveyard, hell nobody really won.
I would tell a newly diagnosed young woman that breast cancer is a complex disease which can be frightening and confusing, and it's normal to experience these emotions, and having a good support system is important. Be an active participant in your treatment, follow your doctor's instructions and ask questions. Also, I would tell her that there have been many advances in breast cancer and women are now living much longer.
To keep myself anonimys in the press is that I felt was the right thing to do, in terms of making music. It's just about letting people hear it and then deciding for themselves whether they want to find out more and discover it for themselves. Everything stems from that.
I'm going to live my life like I've got one life to live. — © Sammy Kershaw
I'm going to live my life like I've got one life to live.
Love is God and God is love, no one's below and no one's above.
Vanity is so superficial. It doesn't provide the grounds for progress.
As you go higher up in the ladder, you look down, and it's a pretty far fall, so you tend to watch your step a bit more. That's all you can do. It's a full time job not to kill these niggas out here; every day I ask for the strength not to go off the handle and whack one of these stupid cunts.
It's the rule of the two F's: I've got to be a fan and I've got to be a friend. We only work with people we have a cool personal relationship with.
I wouldn't compare my sound on the mixtape to anything, but my influences are like - the minimal amount of hip-hop that I actually do know - because I didn't grow up listening to hip-hop like that. No one really put me on to hip-hop like that... My dad's from Jamaica and my mom is from Barbados, so that's really the stuff I grew up listening to.
I instinctively live. I do what I do. A lot of people live off of logic rather than emotions. I just live off of emotion.
I just wanted to inspire people and I hope I did.
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