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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

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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

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

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Musicians always come off sounding a little bit pretentious,
and a little bit...
I don't know, hypocritical, from what they do,
talking about strong issues.
- James Iha

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

We're not spokespeople, we're musicians.
- Ed O'Brien


 

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

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 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

There's a lot of integrity with musicians;
you really still aspire to grow,
and be great, to be the best version of yourself you can be.
- Sheryl Crow

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

Musicians can run this state better than politicians.
We won't get a lot done in the mornings,
but we'll work late and be honest.
- Kinky Friedman

I feel really different from other musicians.
- Mary Timony

Um, musicians are funnier you know, than actors on the whole.
- Tim Curry

All musicians are subconsciously mathematicians.
- Thelonious Monk

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

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

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

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

I guess the majority of people who want to ban certain
musicians are the ones who are so proud of everything America stands for.
- Stephen Malkmus

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

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

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

You should never rely on interviews with musicians as being factual.
Most of them are mangled and even have made up stuff in them,
that is to say, made up stuff by the writer or editor.
- Frank Black

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

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

I don't like to travel as much as I have in the past,
but it's good for my soul to get to pick,
especially with these good musicians and these guys that play so well.
- Earl Scruggs

And I think musicians can better run this state than politicians.
And, hell, beauticians can better run the state than politicians.
- Kinky Friedman

It keeps me in touch with younger musicians who are constantly saying,
'Have you heard this new artist, or this new guitar
player?' It keeps you reaching.
- Gary Burton

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

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

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

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

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 Doors were never that good as musicians.
- Ray Manzarek

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We all feel love, and that might sound kind of corny,
but I really feel that's what joins musicians together around the world.
- Enrique Iglesias

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

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

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

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

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

My older brother and myself always played together in bands,
but we never knew we would be professional musicians.
- Wynton Marsalis

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

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

There is an apprenticeship system in jazz.
You teach the young ones.
So even if the musicians weren't personally that likable,
they felt an obligation to help the younger musicians.
- Dave Van Ronk

Both of my parents were musicians.
- Bryan White

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

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

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

Musicians want to be the loud voice for so many quiet hearts.
- Billy Joel

Like family, we are tied to each other.
This is what all good musicians understand.
- Billy Joel

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

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

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

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

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

Because my musical training has been limited,
I've never been restricted by what technical musicians might call a song.
- Neil Diamond

We're not getting paid.
We have these great musicians with us and it gives us a real charge.
And the audience gives us a charge, because they keep
it interesting all the time.
- Tina Weymouth

You can have all sorts of relationships,
but there's something with musicians working together
where you can have relationship that can just continue
to grow in a beautiful way.
- Beth Orton

Today jazz is still very much alive.
Everywhere I go there's a new generation of musicians.
- Toots Thielemans

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

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


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