I Enjoy Words and Wits of Wisdom From Great Musicians

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    Silence

    No voice. But Oh? the silence sank Like music on my heart. Samuel Taylor Coleridge The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner
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    Aug 7, 2009

    Pietro Mascagni- 1927

    Modern music is as dangerous as cocaine.
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    9 Responses May 14, 2009

    Billie Holiday

    I can't stand to sing the same song the same way two nights in a row. If you can, it aint music. It's close order drill or excercise or yodeling or something. It aint music. Lady Sings The Blues - 1956
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    May 17, 2009

    Arthur Schnabel

    I know two tipes of audiences: Coughing N not coughing.
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    1 Response Feb 14, 2010

    The Orchestra - Artura Toscanini

    You must sing every note note you play. Sing even through your rests.
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    Jul 31, 2009

    Ludwig Van Beethoven - 1810

    Music, in truth, is the mediator between the intellectual and sensuos life.
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    1 Response Apr 20, 2009

    Bob Marley

    Honestly there has not been to many more influential and wise figures in all of history period then Bob Marley. He promoted acceptance and non violence. Quotes from Bob Marley.... One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain. --- Life is one big...
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    1 Response Nov 3, 2010

    Antonin Dvorak

    I am not an ordinary Czech musician.
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    4 Responses May 5, 2009

    Robert Vaughn Williams

    The art of music above all other arts is the expression of the soul of a nation.
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    1 Response Apr 24, 2009

    Jackson Browne's The Pretender

    I don't know if we are supposed to post the whole song or not, but the whole song is genius! I'm going to rent myself a house In the shade of the freeway Going to pack my lunch in the morning And go to work each day And when the evening rolls around I'll go on home and lay my...
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    Oct 4, 2010

    Johnny Cash

    Convicts are the best audiences I ever played for.
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    1 Response Jun 18, 2009

    Leonard Bernstein

    It would be nice to  hear someone accidently whistle something of mine. Just once"
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    4 Responses Jun 20, 2009

    Kid Rock

    Birth name - Robert James Ritchie - got his name from someone in the audience who screamed - "Look at that white kid, rock."
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    1 Response Jan 31, 2010

    Respects To Ludwig Van Beethoven

    "Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy. Music is the electrical soul in which the spirit lives, thinks, and invents"
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    Jun 26, 2010

    Miles Davis

    We don't play to be seen. We are addicted to music, not audiences.
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    Jun 22, 2009

    Oscar Wilde

     After playing Chopin, I feel that I have been weepimg over sins I have never committed and mourning over tragedies that were not my own.
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    1 Response May 6, 2009

    Duke Ellington

    "Somehow I suspect if Shakespeare was alive, he would be a jazz fan."
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    1 Response Apr 7, 2009

    Bob Dylan

    My records are selling and I am making money. Makes me think I'm not doing it right.
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    1 Response Jun 18, 2009

    George Gershwin

    Jazz is the result of energy stored up in America. (1959)  
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    2 Responses Apr 13, 2009

    Irving Berlin

    You know, I never did find out what ragtime was.
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    May 13, 2009

    George Bizet

     I want nothing to do with chic, I want ideas before I start a piece.
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    Apr 10, 2009

    Ludwig Van Beethoven

    I shall hear in Heaven.
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    Jun 19, 2009

    Arthur Schopenhauer

    "Music is the melody whose text is the world" - Schopenhauer I studied music history in college - musicology and piano performance.  In undergrad it was core requirements to learn the history of western music, which has it's origin in liturgical drama.  From...
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    2 Responses May 20, 2009

    Richard Wagner

    "I know nothing at all about music."
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    May 10, 2009

    Elizabeth 1

    Hang the harpers wherever found! Party Pooper!
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    May 15, 2009

    Elvis Presley

    God gave me a voice. If I turn against God, I would be finished. (1976)
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    1 Response Jul 17, 2009

    John Lennon

    We are more popular than Jesus now!
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    May 31, 2009

    Frederic Chopin

    "I am a revolutionary. MOney means nothing to me."
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    Apr 7, 2009

    Rossini

    GIve me a laundry list and I will set it to music.
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    2 Responses Jul 3, 2009
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