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Famous Quotes & Quotations About Music:

I always wanted to do music that influences and inspires each generation. Let's face it, who wants mortality?
~ Michael Jackson, Ebony Magazine, December 2007.

I feel fortunate that I've had a lot of songs recorded by other people, because I take my songwriting very seriously. It's only those people that have followed me over the years and really know my work that know how serious I am about all of it - including the way I look. You can't take my high heels from me, you can't have my long fingernails, you can't take all this hair from me, because it's part of this thing that I've become. I wouldn't want to give any of it up. Do I have to be ugly to be a songwriter? This is the way I am, and it's what I choose to be.
~ Dolly Parton Quotes.

I had to get rich so I could afford to sing like I was poor again.
~ Dolly Parton Quotes.

I'm just a singer/songwriter and entertainer and I miss people and the energy of the crowd. When I play live it's a lovefest with me and my audience. It's how I get my rocks off.
~ Dolly Parton Quotes.

It's ill-becoming for an old broad to sing about how bad she wants it. But occasionally we do.
~ Lena Horne, Time, October 17, 1988.

Mozart's music is like an X-ray of your soul - it shows what is there, and what isn't.
~ Isaac Stern.

Music has been my outlet, my gift to all of the lovers in this world. Through it - my music, I know I will live forever.
~ Michael Jackson, Ebony Magazine, December 2007.

My music is so mine, it's hard to turn it over to someone else. I have to be really involved in the production. It's like someone else taking care of your kids - if they don't treat them well, you're going to be pissed off. I'm actually co-producing [Backwoods] with my guitar player of 20 years, Kent Wells. We make a good combination... I think we're going to have a real good record.
~ Dolly Parton Quotes.

Sure I'm in it for the money, but also because I love music. I picture myself in the future as a happy old lady, chubby, rosy cheeks, telling stories to the little kids. When I sit back in my rocker, I want to have done it all.
~ Dolly Parton Quotes, Time Magazine, April 18, 1977.

Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn and myself were all in it about the same time. They got a little bit of a head start on me, certainly Loretta, but we were all three good friends and actually ended up doing an album together. But I think I was a little different from them. Loretta had a house full of kids and she wrote those being brought down by men songs. Hers were more about home life and all the women who had children and I totally love and respect her. Tammy could sing any number of things but she was also singing that Stand By Your Man. I was singing songs like Just Because I'm A Woman... my mistakes are no worse than yours just because I'm a woman. I think we all did our little thing. I just filled my spot.
~ Dolly Parton Quotes.

The blues and jazz will live forever... So will the Delta and the Big Easy.
~ Jack Nicholson Quotes.

The joy of music should never be interrupted by a commercial.
~ Leonard Bernstein Quotes.

There is always Music amongst the trees in the Garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it.
~ Minnie Aumonier.

This severe, ascetic music, calm and horizontal as the line of the ocean, monotonous by virtue of its serenity, anti-sensuous, and yet so intense in its contemplativeness that it verges sometimes on ecstasy.
~ Charles Gounod.

When the new country came out ten to 15 years ago, people my age were almost too old. But it never stopped me. I never stopped writing. I never stopped recording.
~ Dolly Parton Quotes.

Touring is very grueling. It's very taxing on the body and living out of your suitcase, going from city to city, night after night. It's a tough job.
~ Janet Jackson Quotes.

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