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Funny Musicians Quotes
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Those little nimble musicians of the air,
that warble forth their curious ditties,
with which nature hath furnished them to the shame of art.
- Izaak Walton

The wise musicians are those who play what they can master.
- Duke Ellington

I happen to think that computers are the most important
thing to happen to musicians since the invention of
cat-gut which was a long time ago.
- Robert Moog

I did a concert...
in September with the Berlin Philharmonic...
They're great musicians, and there's always something to learn from them.
- Cecilia Bartoli


 

As musicians, and as people who sell material for people to hear and absorb,
it's important that we use that voice wisely.
- Roberta Flack

There are more bad musicians than there is bad music.
- Isaac Stern

You can read all the textbooks and listen to all the records,
but you have to play with musicians that are better than you.
- Stan Getz


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Everything I do is collaborative.
It's just my way.
I'm really very interested in how the other musicians perceive the song.
- Cassandra Wilson

In January of 1995, my family and I moved to Seattle.
Pearl Jam did the first of their live radio broadcasts,
Monkey Wrench Radio, along with many other Seattle musicians.
- Jack Irons

I was lucky enough to first meet Elvis at his house
in Bel Air and he used to invite different artists,
singers and musicians, to come and jam with him at his house.
- Jackie DeShannon

The true beauty of music is that it connects people.
It carries a message, and we, the musicians,
are the messengers.
- Roy Ayers

Whenever I felt happy about having discovered something,
the first encounter, not only with the public,
with other musicians, with specialists,
etc, was that they rejected it.
- Karlheinz Stockhausen

The public is usually slow to catch on to new things,
and it's important that musicians stick to their guns
and not look for that instant gratification.
- Greg Ginn

I'm an engineer.
I see myself as a toolmaker and the musicians are my customers...
They use my tools.
- Robert Moog

When we came into the studio I became more and more me,
making the tracks and choosing the musicians,
partly because a great deal of the time during Bridge,
Artie wasn't there.
- Paul Simon

If our history can challenge the next wave of musicians
to keep moving and changing,
to keep spiritually hungry and horny,
that's what it's all about.
- Carlos Santana

When I do the music, I make the musicians listen to
what's happening in the film.
That way they treat the dialogue as if it was a singer.
- Mike Figgis

I went through all the musicians in my life who I admire as bright,
intelligent, virtuosic players.
- David Bowie

You had many jazz musicians who lived in the United States,
who had a hard time being accepted over here and had
to play in sort of these inferior type dives.
- Sonny Rollins

A painter paints his pictures on canvas.
But musicians paint their pictures on silence.
We provide the music, and you provide the silence.
- Leopold Stokowski

At the risk of sounding hopelessly romantic,
love is the key element.
I really love to play with different musicians who
come from different cultural backgrounds.
- John McLaughlin

As long as there are musicians who have a passion for spontaneity,
for creating something that's never been before,
the art form of jazz will flourish.
- Charlie Haden

A lot of people think that punk rock musicians don't know what they're doing.
- Travis Barker

Visible Faith is an expression of my Christian faith
which must be visible to be real!
I gave the name to the collection of musicians who
worked with me on the record.
- Ken Hensley

When we started making electronic music I imagined
that the reaction we got from the rock musicians must
have been similar to the one the beat groups got from people like my dad.
- Trevor Horn

These people are artists.
These people are musicians.
They're taking it out and trying to express it that way.
- Marilyn Manson

Well, remember that we were all members of the Association
for the Advancement of Creative Musicians.
- Joseph Jarman

In The Doors we have both musicians and poets,
and both know of each other's art, so we can effect a synthesis.
- Robby Krieger

I lived in an area where there were a lot of rock musicians,
and we got together regularly in our studios.
- Ken Hensley

All musicians are subconsciously mathematicians.
- Thelonious Monk

I've always thought that actors wanted to be pop musicians
and pop musicians wanted to be actors.
- Gary Kemp

Yes, but the great thing about all the people -
and I don't think there is any exception -
who I've worked with is they've all been very,
very talented musicians.
- Joan Armatrading

Musicians don't retire; they stop when there's no more music in them.
- Louis Armstrong

What 'jazz' means to me is the worst kind of working conditions,
the worst in cultural prejudice.
The term 'jazz' has come to mean the abuse and exploitation of black musicians.
- Maxim Gorky

'Tis the common disease of all your musicians that they know no mean,
to be entreated, either to begin or end.
- Ben Jonson

Just look at the Old Testament.
They didn't go out with the army first.
They sent the musicians out.
- Michael W. Smith

The world is full of musicians who can play great,
and you wouldn't cross the road to see them.
It's people who have this indefinable attitude that are the good ones.
- Nick Lowe

I'd seen musicians act, and it scares me.
And they make more money than me.
- Tim Roth

Of course, there are many, many musicians whose music gives me pleasure,
but until I make contact with them, musically or personally,
I never assume that anything wonderful will happen.
- Hugh Hopper

I think it was that we were really seasoned musicians.
We had serious roots that spanned different cultures,
obviously the blues.
- Jimmy Page

Even my family laughed at me because they thought this
young guy who's always stuttering in front of other
people should be in front of 100 musicians and talk
to them and leading them.
- Kurt Masur

Working with Benny was important for me and for black musicians in general.
- Lionel Hampton

I've been around jazz and jazz musicians most of my life.
- Kenneth Rexroth

People want to see musicians sing things that come
from their own mind and own heart in real time,
responding to the moment for them.
- John Mayer

Coltrane would do what you'd get a Roland Pro Tools
module to do but with a group of jazz musicians.
- Colin Greenwood

After the war, once the bop revolution had taken hold,
there were all kinds of young musicians,
talented young musicians, who were ready for this fusion of classical and jazz.
- Gunther Schuller

I think musicians and artists are the most philanthropic people I know.
Their charity record of the music business would hold
up to the work of anybody.
- Glenn Frey

I think the future looks great for music,
musicians, bass players, and all we love about music.
- Billy Sheehan

One of the things that's clear to me from interviews
that I've read is that the more popular successful
jazz musicians had audiences above and beyond the music community.
- Branford Marsalis

The musicians that didn't know music could play the best blues.
I know that I don't want no musicians who know all
about music playin' for me.
- Alberta Hunter

To not be modest about it, you'll find that with only a couple of exceptions,
most of the musicians that I've worked with have done
their best work by far with me.
- David Bowie

I've always considered music stores to be the graveyards of musicians.
- Gary Larson

The shows are so different from each other,
depending on whether I play with my band,
Nine Stories, other musicians, an orchestra,
only one or two members of my band.
- Lisa Loeb

A lot of musicians have a tough time hearing what we're doing in a trio format.
- Branford Marsalis

If we perform the romantic repertoire we need more musicians.
- Neville Marriner

Most musicians count at the beginning,
and never count and talk to their musicians after that.
They only talk to them at the end of the song.
But I would count with them and talk.
- Roy Ayers

The musicians I respected were much older than me.
I expected them to cut my head, and they did.
- Wynton Marsalis

Jazz is the last refuge of the untalented.
Jazz musicians enjoy themselves more than anyone listening to them does.
- Tony Wilson

Groups are corporations now.
They have pension plans.
Musicians have saw the daylight.
- John Lee Hooker

I talk to people who are musicians, and they go,
Oh this is hell.
And I go, Are you kidding me? You never put tar paper on a roof,
did ya?
- Chris Isaak

I have seen great jazz musicians die obscure and drinking
themselves to death and not really being able to get
any work and working in small,
funky jazz clubs.
- Sonny Rollins

Musicians are probably the most uncomfortable people
in themselves in the world.
Happiness, I think, only exists when you're a child and once you go past 11,
unfortunately it's gone.
- Andrea Corr

All rock musicians are deaf...
Or insensitive to mellow sounds.
- Marc Bolan

My training as an engineer has enabled me to design the stuff,
but the reason I do it is not to make music but for
the opportunity to work with musicians.
- Robert Moog

It seems like bluegrass people have more great stories
to tell than other musicians.
- Dan Fogelberg

You can never rely on musicians.
I quit high school at one point to make a go of it
with this band and we kept breaking up.
So I went back to school.
- David James Elliott

I believe musicians have a duty, a responsibility to reach out,
to share your love or pain with others.
- James Taylor

And I'm always interested when other musicians are
trying to discover new worlds of sound.
- Karlheinz Stockhausen

There's Eddie's conviction and his lyrics and his ideals,
and he can just rock straight out.
His vocals are incredible.
And we all are really competent musicians.
- Mike McCready

It's my fault in many cases because I don't initiate
the contact to talk with a lot of other musicians.
- Frank Morgan

Too many young musicians today want to win polls before
they learn their instruments.
- Benny Goodman


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