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    Mai 21 2007, 7h21

    this is going to be an on-going record of my favourite found quotes about music from a myriad of sources, whether movies, lyrics or performers in the media.
    please feel free to add on your favourites as well!


    "A melody is like seeing someone for the first time. The physical attraction. Sex. But then, as you get to know the person, that's the lyrics. Their story. Who they are underneath. It's the combination of the two that makes it magic." -Marc Lawrence

    "I know what the gift of music is like, and I know how healing music is. And to be able to give that back to somebody is unbelievable." -L!sa Rieffel of Killola

    "Without music life would be a mistake." -Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

    "Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness." ~Maya Angelou, Gather Together in My Name

    "You can't possibly hear the last movement of Beethoven's Seventh and go slow." -Oscar Levant, explaining his way out of a speeding ticket

    "What we provide is an atmosphere... of orchestrated pulse which works on people in a subliminal way. Under its influence I've seen shy debs and severe dowagers kick off their shoes and raise some wholesome hell." -Meyer Davis, about his orchestra

    "Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent." -Victor Hugo

    "I think pop music has done more for oral intercourse than anything else that has ever happened, and vice versa." -Frank Zappa

    "The trouble with real life is that there is no danger music." -Lou Holtz Jr.

    "We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of the dreams." -Roald Dahl, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

    "The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side." -Hunter S. Thompson

    “I want every girl in the world to pick up a guitar and start screaming." -Courtney Love

    "I view my job as being someone who is supposed to piss people off. I don't want to be just one-of-the-guys. I don't want to be just a smiling face you see on television presenting some vapid kind of easily-digestible garbage." -Marilyn Manson

    "It's lifestyle music. It's not like some secretary who likes some pop song, but can't name who the band is; whereas a heavy metal fan is into every aspect of it. We'll see if rap holds up to that. Run-DMC seemed to be the Led Zeppelin of rap." -Rob Zombie

    "I'm an instant star. Just add water and stir." -David Bowie

    courtesy of onerobot: "Rock journalism is people who can't write interviewing people who can't talk for people who can't read." - Frank Zappa

    "The whole problem can be stated quite simply by asking, 'Is there a meaning to music?' My answer would be, 'Yes.'
    And 'Can you state in so many words what the meaning is?' My answer to that would be, 'No.'" -Aaron Copland