A Quote by unknown on greatness, music, phil spector, musicians, and strings

On Phil Spector (Producer): "…he buried the lead and he cannot stop himself from doing that…if you listen to his records in sequence, the lead goes further and further in and to me what he is saying is, 'It is not the song...just listen to those strings. I want more musicians, it's me."


Contributed by: Obi

A Quote by Manic Street Preachers on politics, life, charity, world affairs, music, and musicians

If you tolerate this, then your children will be next

Manic Street Preachers

Contributed by: Dave

A Quote by Abraham H. Maslow on actualize, music, musicians, nature, needs, peace, and poets

Musicians must make music, artists must paint, poets must write if they are to be ultimately at peace with themselves. What human beings can be, they must be. They must be true to their own nature. This need we may call self-actualization.

Abraham Maslow (1908 - 1970)

Source: Motivation & Personality

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by unknown on age, composers, music, musicians, and students

A young music student went to a great composer and said, "sir, I want to know how to write a symphony." "what,"said the musician, "at your age?" "I am 19," replied the student, "and you wrote a symphony at that age." "true, true," mused the composer, "but I didn't have to ask how to do it!"


Source: Albert W. Daw Collection---scratch paper

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Robert Schumann on determination, musicians, play, and respect

If we were all determined to play the first violin we should never have an ensemble. Therefore, respect every musician in his proper place.

Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Pablo Casals on life, musicians, senses, and world

I am perhaps the oldest musician in the world. I am an old man but in many senses a very young man. And this is what I want you to be, young, young all your life, and to say things to the world that are true. At a concert he played when he was 95.

Pablo Casals (1876 - 1973)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Nat King Cole on competition, heart, musicians, and singers

I'm a musician at heart, I know I'm not really a singer. I couldn't compete with real singers. But I sing because the public buys it.

Nat King Cole (1919 - 1965)

Source: Nat King Cole, by James Haskings, 1990.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Marguerite Yourcenar on beginning, boredom, family, misfortune, and musicians

A young musician plays scales in his room and only bores his family. A beginning writer, on the other hand, sometimes has the misfortune of getting into print.

Marguerite Yourcenar (1903 - 1987)

Source: "Time," 16 Feb 1981.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Mao Tse-tung on dance, dawn, family, musicians, play, poetry, poets, songs, and world

Poem for Liu Ya-tzu Night is long. And slowly comes the crimson sun-moon dawn. Demons and monsters danced about and whirled for hundreds of years and five hundred millions were not a family. Yet in one song the cock whitens the world. Song pours on us from ten thousand corners and musicians from Khotan play. Never before were we poets so moved. October 1950

Mao Tse-tung (1893 - 1976)

Source: The Poems of Mao Tse-tung, Harper & Row

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Loren Eiseley on art, musicians, and poets

The great artist, whether he be musician, painter, or poet, is known for this absolute unexpectedness.

Loren Eiseley (1907 - 1977)

Source: Strangeness in the Proportion

Contributed by: Zaady

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