The most inspiring music quotes ever

The most inspiring music quotes ever

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Big names, artists, personalities have a say in our lives. No matter if we fall in love with their art, painting or songs, what they say and what they can teach us from their experience is immeasurable.

Therefore, here are a few of the strongest quotes coming from those who have shaped the world with their albums. Opinions, ideas and personal statements:

Billy Joel (born 1949: pianist, composer, singer-songwriter)

“I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.

Billy Joel

Lauryn Hill (born 1975: singer, writer, rapper, actress)

“As musicians and artists, it’s important we have an environment – and I guess when I say environment, I really mean the industry that really nurtures these gifts. Oftentimes, the machine can overlook the need to take care of the people who produce the sounds that have a lot to do with the health and well-being of society.”

Carlos Santana (born 1947: musician)

“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.”

Tom Waits (born 1949: singer-songwriter, composer, actor)

“Songs really are like a form of time travel because they really have moved forward in a bubble. Everyone who’s connected with it, the studios gone, the musicians are gone, and the only thing that’s left is this recording which was only about a three-minute period maybe 70 years ago.”

Elton John (born: 1947: pianist, singer-songwriter, composer)

“I think performers are all show-offs anyway, especially musicians. Unless you show off, you’re not going to get noticed.”

Louis Armstrong (1901-1971: trumpeter, composer, singer)

“Musicians don’t retire; they stop when there’s no more music in them.”

Yo-Yo Ma (born 1955: cellist)

“But an innovation, to grow organically from within, has to be based on an intact tradition, so our idea is to bring together musicians who represent all these traditions, in workshops, festivals, and concerts, to see how we can connect with each other in music.”

Yo Yo Ma

David Bowie (1947-2016: singer, songwriter, actor)

“The absolute transformation of everything that we ever thought about music will take place within 10 years, and nothing is going to be able to stop it. I see absolutely no point in pretending that it’s not going to happen. I’m fully confident that copyright, for instance, will no longer exist in 10 years.”

Frank Sinatra (1915-1998: singer, actor, producer)

“I’m supposed to have a Ph.D. on the subject of women. But the truth is I’ve flunked more often than not. I’m very fond of women; I admire them. But, like all men, I don’t understand them.”

John Lennon (1940-1980: singer, songwriter)

“There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.”