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I used to think that anyone doing anything weird was weird. I suddenly realized that anyone doing anything weird wasnt weird at all and it was the people saying they were weird that were weird.
Paul Mccartney people
We're more popular thannow…Jesus was all right, but his disciples were thick and ordinary.
John Lennon right
Let us dream of tomorrow where we can truly love from the soul, and know love as the ultimate truth at the heart of all creation.
Michael Jackson love
I"'ve never really lived a conventional life, so I think it's quite foolish for me or anyone else to start thinking that I am going to start making conventional choices."
Madonna life
Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity.
Charles Mingus creativity
I went through a lot of mental pains and anguish about choosing between jazz and classical. I realized that where I functioned was where I should be, and where I functioned was in jazz, so that was it.
Bill Evans pain
The Brick House was one of the toughest joints I ever played in ... Guys would drink and fight one another like circle saws. Bottles would come flying over the bandstand like crazy and there was lots of plain common shooting and cutting. But somehow all that jive didn't faze me at all. I was soto have some place to blow my horn.
Louis Armstrong fight
There's no black and white, left and right to me anymore; there's only up and down and down is very close to the ground. And I'm trying to go up without thinking about anything trivial such as politics. They has got nothing to do with it. I'm thinking about the general people and when they get hurt.
Bob Dylan politics
Time and those waves are at the disposal of anyone who wants to use them
Frank Zappa want
"Yo' waddup; this is Snoop D-O-Double-G sayin' stop the violence, drop the guns, and increase the peace."
Snoop Dogg peace
"It is not a dirty word, "feminism." I just think that women belong in the human population with the same rights as everybody else. ... The problem is, "A feminist looks like this, or is like that." We are taught not to like ourselves as women, we are taught what we're supposed to look like, what our measurements are supposed to be. I never hear what measurements men are supposed to be. Just women."
Cyndi Lauper women
Ouris toas well as to entertain. Painlessis as good a term as any for what we do. If you're going to come away from a party singing the lyrics of a song, it is better that you sing of self-pride like 'We're a Winner' instead of 'Do the Boo-ga-loo!'
Curtis Mayfield art
I want to be a better person in every aspect. I really don't feel I've in anyway fulfilled my potential in every area of my life. But I'm optimistic.
Damon Albarn life
I think as long as you're not being malicious and you're not hurting people then you should not be ashamed of what you do.
Lily Allen people
When I was a teenager, I really didn't like loud rock music. I listened to jazz and blues and folk music. I've always preferred acoustic music. And it was only, I suppose, by the time Jethro Tull was getting underway that we did let the music begin to have a harder edge, in particular with the electric guitar being alongside the flute.
Ian Anderson time
There's nothing wrong with being a loser, it just depends on how good you are at it.
Billie Joe Armstrong good
I'd been bumming around in bands since my school days.
Rick Astley sin
A long apprenticeship is the most logical way to success. The only alternative is overnight stardom, but I can't give you a formula for that.
Chet Atkins success
There's always haters, no matter what you're doing - whether they're complaining that everything you do sounds the same, or it's too different.
Avicii hate
A small town is a place where there's no place to go where you shouldn't.
Burt Bacharach you
I think a lot of people have lost respect for the individual, you know, the individual, the person who doesn't conform.
Erykah Badu people
The drummer; he inspired me to play like no one else I have ever met.
Chet Baker inspire
Thank you for life, and all the little ups and downs that make it worth living.
Travis Barker life
I'm disappearing, avoiding most things.
Syd Barrett
If you play a tune and a person don't tap their feet, don't play the tune.
Count Basie you
I cherish my privacy, and woe betide anyone who tries to interfere with that.
Jeff Beck wit
It's amazing how much you can learn if your intentions are truly earnest.
Chuck Berry you
I'm never happier than when I'm being creative, whether that's with Coldplay or other artists. I just love being in the studio.
Guy Berryman love
Many things have been said about what happened, but I don't know either. Maybe someday. One thing I'm sure of is that all the things that have happened to me, good and bad, happy and sad, have made me what I am today.
Pete Best sad
Solar power, wind power, the way forward is to collaborate with nature - it's the only way we are going to get to the other end of the 21st century.
Bjork war
But you have to give your whole life to a cello. When I realized that, I went back to the guitar and just turned the volume up a bit louder.
Ritchie Blackmore life
People who don't take care of their drums really annoy me.
John Bonham care
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Bono change
Loving a child doesn't mean giving in to all his whims; to love him is to bring out the best in him, to teach him to love what is difficult.
Nadia Boulanger love
I'm lucky because I have a job I love. I really miss being away from home, being in my own bed, seeing my animals and siblings, having my moms cookies. I have a couple cats. I got a kitten about a year ago and now Im going on the road so I wont see him for a while. I feel bad.
Michelle Branch love
Jazz stands for freedom. It's supposed to be the voice of freedom: Get out there and improvise, and take chances, and don't be a perfectionist - leave that to the classical musicians.
Dave Brubeck freedom
She's a tear that hangs inside my soul forever.
Jeff Buckley soul
Just keep going like crazy and look back when it's over. Otherwise you just get confused.
Cliff Burton you
I don't take relationships too seriously, but everyone else seems to. And when you get your heart broken, it's like the end of the world. And I look at it as that was one moment in your life, one chapter. That person helped you grow and figure out what kind of person you want to be with in the future.
Colbie Caillat life
Time plays a role in almost every decision. And some decisions define your attitude about time.
John Cale time
Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart.
Pablo Casals art
Getting married, for me, was the best thing I ever did. I was suddenly beset with an immense sense of release, that we have something more important than our separate selves, and that is the marriage. There's immense happiness that can come from working towards that.
Nick Cave happiness
Optimism is the key.
Will Champion optimism
I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me - like food or water.
Ray Charles art
An obsession is where something will not leave your mind.
Eric Clapton mind
From an early age I didn't buy into the value systems of working hard in a nine-to-five job. I thought creativity, friendship and loyalty and pushing the boundaries of what was acceptable was much more interesting.
Adam Clayton friendship
I believe in soulmates, yes, but I believe you also have to work at love. I happen to believe your soulmate doesn't have to be your partner - your soulmate could be your best friend, your sibling, it doesn't have to be the person you marry.
Cheryl Cole love
The people who know nothing about music are the ones always talking about it.
Nat King Cole music
I remember once I read a book on mental illness and there was a nurse that had gotten sick. Do you know what she died from? From worrying about the mental patients not being able to get their food. She became a mental patient.
Ornette Coleman men
I believe that men are here to grow themselves into best good that they can be - at least, this is what I want to do.
John Coltrane men
My mind is always racing, and always going and always working, and it's a gift and a curse.
Sean Combs work
School is practice for the future, and practice makes perfect and nobody's perfect so why bother.
Tre Cool future
Drinking beer is easy. Trashing your hotel room is easy. But being a Christian, that's a tough call. That's rebellion.
Alice Cooper you
The sound of the orchestra is one of the most magnificent musical sounds that has ever existed.
Chick Corea music
Women hear rhythm differently than men.
Elvis Costello men
I am and always will be a sinner. But that's the beautiful thing about Jesus. I'll always try to be a better person in the eyes of God. But I'm not all of a sudden stepping up on a pedestal and saying I'm holier than thou, 'cause I'm not!
Billy Ray Cyrus beautiful
I'm always thinking about creating. My future starts when I wake up every morning... Every day I find something creative to do with my life.
Miles Davis life
I was too shy to go and meet Princess Diana.
John Deacon
There's a time in your life where you're not quite sure where you are. You think everything's perfect, but it's not perfect... Then one day you wake up and you can't quite picture yourself in the situation you're in. But the secret is, if you can picture yourself doing anything in life, you can do it.
Tom DeLonge life
I just did an interview where I was asked whether I drink beer or whisky, and I was sad to reveal that I'm pounding spring water.
Brad Delson sad
I opened the door for a lot of people, and they just ran through and left me holding the knob.
Bo Diddley people
Music, Rock and Roll music especially, is such a generational thing. Each generation must have their own music, I had my own in my generation, you have yours, everyone I know has their own generation.
Ronnie James Dio music
I think that's the most important thing you can do to be a real person - is to be honest with yourself.
Mike Dirnt self
If you wanna know how not secure you are, just take a look around. Nothing's secure. Nothing's safe. I don't hate technology, I don't hate hackers, because that's just what comes with it, without those hackers we wouldn't solve the problems we need to solve, especially security.
Fred Durst hate
You see, rock and roll isn't a career or hobby - it's a life force. It's something very essential.
The Edge life
A problem is a chance for you to do your best.
Duke Ellington you
If you want to make someone feel emotion, you have to make them let go. Listening to something is an act of surrender.
Brian Eno emotion
I set myself up to be a bass guitarist and bass players get a lot more work than people like me.
John Entwistle people
All of our affairs, since the union of crowns, have been managed by the advice of English ministers, and the principal offices of the kingdom filled with such men, as the court of England knew would be subservient to their designs.
Andrew Fletcher men
In 50 years, I don't think you're gonna look back at 2006 and say, 'The good old days.'
Brandon Flowers good
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
Robert Fripp
I find that the best way to do things is to constantly move forward and to never doubt anything and keep moving forward, if you make a mistake say you made a mistake.
John Frusciante war
I've learned that you simply can't control those bad vibes.
Kenny G control
Whether I'm wearing lots of makeup or no makeup, I'm always the same person inside.
Lady Gaga person
I was walking along and this chair came flying past me, and another, and another, and I thought, man, is this gonna be a good night.
Liam Gallagher past
Sometimes it works, sometimes it fails, but that's what we face when we're dealing with improvisation.
Jan Garbarek time
If you like an instrument that sings, play the saxophone. At its best it's like the human voice.
Stan Getz men
But all bubbles have a way of bursting or being deflated in the end.
Barry Gibb being
The most important thing about recovery is to pass the message on.
Maurice Gibb age
I don't care much about music. What I like is sounds.
Dizzy Gillespie music
Everything in moderation - that's what I live by.
David Gilmour live
After you've done all the work and prepared as much as you can, what the hell, you might as well go out and have a good time.
Benny Goodman time
Anybody who has gone through a life-changing experience will tell you there is a different understanding of what is real and what is important, and when you are going through different moments, you can reflect and go, 'I have been through worse.'
Delta Goodrem life
Technology is a bit of a double-edged sword. Used right, it's a wonderful tool, but unfortunately, it makes it easier for a lot of mediocre people to get really crappy ideas out.
Martin Gore people
'Somebody That I Used to Know,' like a lot of the record, was a bit of a struggle to finish. It was written fairly quickly - I wrote it in November 2010 - but it took six months to find Kimbra and really realize she was the right vocalist to make the female part come to life. There were constant hurdles.
Gotye life
I'm obsessed with the countryside: woods, forests, fields, lakes, mountains. I'm really into folk music and folklore. But more so I'm into electronic music. I'm into bands that have both aspects, like Boards of Canada is a perfect example. You could listen to that type of music running through a woods. It's kind of what I wanted to achieve.
Ellie Goulding music
If you're working on a computer and you're editing bass, it looks like a warm curvy, sort of feminine object.
Colin Greenwood war
Right now my mind is on the people who stole our instruments, and, specifically, the person with my guitar, which will no doubt end its days having Green Day songs worked out on it. A better fate was deserved - and while the reverence given to guitars annoys me, I shall miss it.
Jonny Greenwood people
There's a big difference between falling in love with someone and falling in love with someone and getting married. Usually, after you get married, you fall in love with the person even more.
Dave Grohl love
Everything I make as a producer, I visualize it as a DJ first. And all those beats, I test them as a DJ.
David Guetta
I ain't a Communist necessarily, but I been in the red all my life.
Woody Guthrie life
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
Jimi Hendrix love
If you want to be a rock star or just be famous, then run down the street naked, you'll make the news or something. But if you want music to be your livelihood, then play, play, play and play! And eventually you'll get to where you want to be.
Eddie Van Halen music
After months of playing air guitar to 'Free Bird', what really got me into guitar was watching a documentary about Jimi Hendrix and picking up the Woodstock soundtrack. Listening to his version of 'Star Spangled Banner' and 'Purple Haze.' My brother played acoustic guitar and, idolising him, I thought, 'I'm going to get a guitar.'
Kirk Hammett men
Globalization means we have to re-examine some of our ideas, and look at ideas from other countries, from other cultures, and open ourselves to them. And that's not comfortable for the average person.
Herbie Hancock culture
All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much.
George Harrison world
If you enjoy the fragrance of a rose, you must accept the thorns which it bears.
Isaac Hayes joy
There is no top. There are always further heights to reach.
Jascha Heifetz
Just like the poles of a magnet, some people are drawn to death and others are repulsed by it, but we all have to deal with it.
James Hetfield death
That strong mother doesn't tell her cub, Son, stay weak so the wolves can get you. She says, Toughen up, this is reality we are living in.
Lauryn Hill reality