This page contains quotes, writings and poetry about music by famous people.

Some are musicians. Some are not. Some are alive. Some are not.

Some of this you might find insightful and some of this might make you say, “Huh?”.

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And the night shall be filled with music,
And the cares that infest the day
Shall fold their tents like the Arabs
And as silently steal away.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Day Is Done

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“Perfume was first created to mask the stench of foul and offensive odors…
Spices and bold flavorings were created to mask the taste of putrid and rotting meat…
What then was music created for?
Was it to drown out the voices of others, or the voices within ourselves?
I think I know.”
― Emilie Autumn, The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls

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Saying that Woodstock was just another festival is like saying that Sunday February 9, 1964 was just another Sunday night.

Johnny Winter

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Beware the lollipop of mediocrity. Lick it once and you’ll suck forever. – Brian Wilson

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Lovers have come and gone, but only my mistress stays. She is beautiful

and gentle. She is a swinger. She has grace. To hear her speak, you can’t

believe your ears. She is ten thousand years old. She is as modern as

tomorrow, a brand new woman every day. Music is my mistress, and she plays

second fiddle to no one.

Duke Ellington

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We are the music makers,

And we are the dreamers of dreams,

Wandering by lone sea breakers,

and setting by desolate streams;

World-losers and world foresakers,

On whom the pale moon gleams;

Yet we are the movers and shakers

Of the world forever, it seems.

-Arthur O’Shaughnessy

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The guitar is

intensely personal

in an impersonal world.

There is no obstacle

between

the instrument and the heart,

Only the layer of skin

on the fingertips.

The guitar is a small,

gentle voice,

in the midst of

this world’s noise.

That is why

the world is listening.

-Andres Segovia

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You know, I’m starting to feel pretty good.

I know I,ve written some classic songs that

someday are going to be elevator music, and

that makes me feel pretty good.

-Christopher Cross

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I am not handsome,

but when women hear me play,

they come crawling to my feet.

-Niccolo Paganini