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Positive Quotes about Musicians

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

Related topics: Music

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

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 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

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

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

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

 

There have been many great musicians that,
Clifford Brown is one great example,
I mean he died very early,
25.
- Sonny Rollins

In theory, I'd like to work in a group.
But the group I'd like to work in, all the musicians
in them are long since dead.
- Robert Wyatt

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

I have daughters who are writers and actors but no musicians.
- Rosanne Cash

For years the Trio did nothing but play for musicians and other hip people.
We practically starved to death.
- Nat King Cole

It was by listening to Goodman's band,
that I began to notice the guitarist Charlie Christian,
who was one of the first musicians to play solos in a big band set-up.
- Alvin Lee

We always feel pretty creative as far as writing songs.
We write them together; we just get in a room,
or on occasion in Flea's garage.
We just sort of improvise, like jazz musicians.
- Chad Smith

I always seem to have a vague feeling that he is a Satan among musicians,
a fallen angel in the darkness who is perpetually seeking
to fight his way back to happiness.
- Henry Ellis

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

I love music and musicians.
And seeing great artists dropped from labels was really
frustrating and sad to me.
- Rosanna Arquette

There's a reason I moved to NYC, and if I listed all
the musicians on my list you'd grow weary.
- Trevor Dunn

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 my fans will follow me into our combined old age.
Real musicians and real fans stay together for a long,
long time.
- Bonnie Raitt

The people in Japan know more about the history of
jazz and the musicians than the people in the United States do.
- Billy Higgins

I thought I had swell ideas, and wonderful musicians,
but the hell of it, no one else did.
- Glenn Miller

When I want 30 musicians in the orchestra,
I get 30.
- Les Baxter

The Doors were never that good as musicians.
- Ray Manzarek

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

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

Why do musicians give so much time to charitable causes?
The most humanitarian cause that we can give our time
to is the creation and performance of music itself.
- Billy Joel

Musicians are always gigging and never have a chance to stop for a minute.
- Keith Jarrett

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

You know, musicians aren't very stable,
in case you hadn't noticed.
- Josh Silver

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

A composer is a guy who goes around forcing his will
on unsuspecting air molecules,
often with the assistance of unsuspecting musicians.
- Frank Zappa

I think that my past stands me in good stead in that
it does have a certain strength for musicians.
- John Sebastian

A lot of my friends are struggling musicians.
Being a struggling actor, it's just frustrating because
you're not allowed to do what you want to do.
- Gina Gershon

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

Regardless of who originally made it popular,
any hit song becomes a challenge to the ingenuity and
imagination of other musicians and performers.
- Les Baxter

All musicians start out with ideals but hanging on
to them in the face of media scrutiny takes real integrity.
Tougher still is to live up to the ideals of your dedicated fans.
- Billy Bragg

When it comes to musicians, I'm like the daddy of musicians here in Cuba.
- Compay Segundo

I'm not playing for other musicians.
We're trying to reach the guy who works all day and
wants to spend a buck at night.
We'll keep him happy.
- Nat King Cole

There are a lot better musicians than me out there
that just haven't had the luck to fall into everything like I have.
- Glenn Tipton

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

You should play with real musicians;
the best music comes from real people interacting with each other.
- John Fogerty

We're not like pop musicians who have to perform the
same top ten tunes every night of a tour.
- Oscar Peterson

I don't try to make 15 musicians sound like two each.
- Les Baxter

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

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

I was never worried that synthesizers would replace musicians.
First of all, you have to be a musician in order to
make music with a synthesizer.
- Robert Moog

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

I feel really different from other musicians.
- Mary Timony

I don't take compliments very easily.
I think most musicians suffer from low self-esteem to some extent.
- James Taylor

I think we musicians are emissaries.
Every time we go before the public, we're there to make converts.
- Hazel Scott

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

I write bars, for the musicians, because they have to be together.
- Gyorgy Ligeti

When you keep the caliber of musicians very high in the band,
people are going to come and go.
Some of them will be people who have to try various things,
it's natural.
- Kathy Mattea

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

Great musicians accept everything that they hear and find something good.
They take what they like and they throw away what they don't like.
- John Zorn

Since music has never had a Rembrandt,
we have remained nothing more than musicians.
- Morton Feldman

All of these people kept on being professional musicians
and composers in the strictest sense.
- James Tenney

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

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

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

The great musicians are those who can reach people,
who can make people feel something.
- Sam Rivers

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

I came together with younger musicians and tried to
pass on my own experiences.
In the process, I always tried to maintain my curiosity and spontaneity.
- Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

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

Every musical movement that is big enough has to produce
some good musicians who wouldn't have had the incentive
to start playing without it.
- Alexis Korner

Even though I have often recorded alone,
I still feel the best music is made by musicians playing off each other.
- John Fogerty

When I heard Monk in person in 1955,
he was playing with a quartet in a small club.
The place was full of musicians, but there was no public at all.
- Steve Lacy

I think most musicians do like to have a laugh.
- Neil Innes

No, I've heard over the years that it's nice for them
to see somebody who's like,
you know, a well-known successful musician who's Asian.
I've heard it from a few musicians, too.
- James Iha

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


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