After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
All good music resembles something. Good music stirs by its mysterious resemblance to the objects and feelings which motivated it.
All music is beautiful.
Any good music must be an innovation.
Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune.
Composers shouldn't think too much - it interferes with their plagiarism.
Everywhere in the world, music enhances a hall, with one exception: Carnegie Hall enhances the music.
For me, singing sad songs often has a way of healing a situation. It gets the hurt out in the open into the light, out of the darkness.
Hell is full of musical amateurs.
I don't care much about music. What I like is sounds.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music.
I wake up in the morning, I do a little stretching exercises, pick up the horn and play.
I was growing up listening to Queen. Freddie Mercury threw those incredible melodies into his songs.
I've said that playing the blues is like having to be black twice. Stevie Ray Vaughan missed on both counts, but I never noticed.
If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music.
If music be the food of love, play on.
If you look deep enough you will see music; the heart of nature being everywhere music.
If you want to be found stand where the seeker seeks.
If you want to make beautiful music, you must play the black and the white notes together.