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Erik Satie Quotes

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The musician is perhaps the most modest of animals,
but he is also the proudest.
It is he who invented the sublime art of ruining poetry.
- Erik Satie

When I was young, I was told: 'You'll see,
when you're fifty.' I am fifty and I haven't seen a thing.
- Erik Satie

A sculptor is a person who is interested in the shape of things,
a poet in words, a musician by sounds.
- Henry Moore

I love power.
But it is as an artist that I love it.
I love it as a musician loves his violin,
to draw out its sounds and chords and harmonies.
- Napoleon Bonaparte


 

You can't stay the same.
If you're a musician and a singer, you have to change,
that's the way it works.
- Van Morrison

My father taught me to read music and play the piano-but not well,
even though people have said that I'm a natural musician.
- Ethel Merman

I like Flea, I like him as a musician.
- Ziggy Marley


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I really didn't intend to be a musician when I left Japan.
- Ikue Mori

I have always felt I was more accurately a Hard Rock musician.
- Geddy Lee

I'm a self-taught musician aside from what I've been
able to pick up from other players.
- Walter Becker

As the mother teaches her children how to express themselves in their language,
so one Gypsy musician teaches the other.
They have never shown any need for notation.
- Franz Liszt

My parents had a pub and each Sunday there was an accordionist.
They have told me that when I was in my cradle,
I already was imitating the gestures of the musician.
- Toots Thielemans

I was never worried that synthesizers would replace musicians.
First of all, you have to be a musician in order to
make music with a synthesizer.
- Robert Moog

When I left the band I said Look, I am ready to move on.
I was interested in playing with some of the other
people that I had bee a studio musician with.
- John Sebastian

It's really hard to make a living as a musician.
It's almost impossible.
- Billy Joel

The fountain of youth with the youthful young musician is one meaning,
and the fountain of youth with the youthful energy
of the leader is another meaning.
- Roy Haynes

Who told you I was a musician?
- Leon Redbone

I'm not good enough, technically, to be a classic musician.
I lack discipline.
- Ritchie Blackmore

I love music so much I love what I do.
I work very hard at being the best musician I can be because I love it.
- Diana Krall

I hope to be a producer, a musician,
a painter,
a photographer - I'm going to push myself to do as
many things as I can and see where it goes.
- Lucas Grabeel

I've made a life and career as a professional musician.
- Melissa Auf der Maur

I don't really live like a musician myself.
I think music is just something that I do,
but I'd like to be doing lots of other things.
I like to cure all kinds of illness.
- Ornette Coleman

There are things that I am very proud of and there
are things that you are not so proud of.
But I think that applies to any musician.
- Bill Wyman

I always wanted to be a full-time musician.
Every television job I had was a means to buy a grand piano,
or to put in a recording studio, or something like that.
- John Tesh

Then certainly for a musician timing becomes something
that is immediately accessible as a concept,
because it's a necessity in ones everyday performance.
- Robert Fripp

David Bowie's my favorite musician.
I love him above all, but I'm really into rap a lot right now.
- Ethan Suplee

I am a musician, but I'm another type of musician.
- Sun Ra

Elvis Costello had a brand new bag.
He was a musician, but he knew all about the attitude part of it.
- Nick Lowe

When I was a young musician, the only option available
to pursue secondary education in music was to attend
a classical conservatory.
- Billy Joel

Bowie is a musician, but he works like a painter.
Thom always thought that we should aspire to that.
- Ed O'Brien

I was approached by Oxfam to go to Mali as their ambassador
and get involved in their various initiatives out there.
But I felt that was missing the point of using me,
a musician.
- Damon Albarn

I prefer to think of myself as a musician who is still
learning and trying to do something every time out.
- Geddy Lee

Put you energy into music.
If it fails you, you can become an accountant or a dentist.
And then if you become a dentist or an accountant,
it's too late to become a musician afterwards.
- Peter Tork

I suppose I would still be a communicator,
maybe a musician.
- Conrad Hall

All a musician can do is to get closer to the sources of nature,
and so feel that he is in communion with the natural laws.
- John Coltrane

There is one thing that freezes a musician more than
the deadliest physical cold,
and that is the spiritual chill of an unresponsive audience!
- John Philip Sousa

I love being a musician.
I love the lifestyle.
But I think it's probably as difficult and frustrating as anything.
- Trevor Dunn

My father was a classical musician and my mother was a writer.
- John Sebastian

Stone walls confine a tinker; cold iron binds a witch;
but a musician's music can never be fettered,
for it lives first in her heart and mind.
- Charles de Lint

I consider myself a poet first and a musician second.
I live like a poet and I'll die like a poet.
- Bob Dylan

No one else in our family was a professional musician
so this took an enormous leap of faith on their part.
- Tony Visconti

If I get an idea for a song, I have a melody for it.
I'm a musician first.
I'm not limited by the fretboard.
- Brad Paisley

My dad was a musician, it was just what he did,
like another guy's dad drives a meat truck.
Our house was normal.
We weren't taken with the fact our dad was a musician.
- Branford Marsalis

If you are a musician and you don't show any interest
on the business level then you are actually vulnerable
and people will rip you off.
They will sweet talk you into anything.
- Michael Schenker

Today a record producer is even more involved and is
often the production's sole musician,
one person playing all the instruments one-by-one.
- Tony Visconti

When I was 19, I made my first good week's pay as a club musician.
It was enough money for me to quit my job at the factory
and still pay the rent and buy some food.
I freaked.
- Billy Joel

I grew up in a time when being a musician and learning
to be a musician was actually very wonderful.
- Bobby McFerrin

I don't claim to be a musician, I didn't go to Julliard.
- Dick Dale

I grew up wanting to be a musician, but my parents
were sure I would starve to death.
So, they put me in physics and chemistry.
That eventually blew up, and I got into radio.
- John Tesh

Sometimes the picture that emerges of the man seems
no longer to agree with our conception of the musician.
In reality, however, there is a glorious unity.
- Alfred Einstein

It is rare that even a jazz musician finds an individual voice.
- David Baker

I've also become much more the musician I've always wanted to be.
- John Fogerty

Every musician liked Peggy Lee, but not the general public.
- Mel Ferrer

He has a method that likens the musician to an athlete,
so I do physical exercises designed to keep a musician
in shape in order to perform the function,
which is to play music.
- Herb Alpert

Growing up, I fantasized about being a rock musician
and that somehow it would be really easy.
I didn't realize that it's so much work.
- Sean Lennon

I became a musician because that's really what I wanted
to do when I was fifteen,
but I had other abilities.
- Robyn Hitchcock

I don't know any musician who got to the top without hard work.
Take whoever you want.
They all work bloody hard, harder than you think.
- Gavin Rossdale

Everything around a writer, or musician in the record business,
probably everything in all the United States or in
all of western civilization,
is about competition.
- T-Bone Burnett

Why do you judge me as a musician, John? All I'm interested in is making money.
- Glenn Miller

My grandfather was not a musician but he was an artist -
a painter,
a decorative painter.
- Gyorgy Ligeti

Any musician who can stop may be a musician,
but they're no artist.
If it's in your blood, it can't stop flowing.
- Paul Westerberg

I grew up in a very musical family, my father was a
musician and a big band leader and made records.
- Billy Sherwood

I'm basically a musician.
- Tom Jenkinson

I'm a compulsive musician, but it's also a bloody good
way out of having to do anything else.
- Alexis Korner

I also had a brother who was like me a musician and a composer.
A man of great talent, far more gifted than I. He died very young...
he killed himself in the prime of his life.
- Gustav Mahler

Nobody really thought I was going to make it,
because I was a musician.
I really wasn't a singer.
- Bobby Vinton

As a musician, basically the masses never thought I was a musician.
- Kip Winger

I'm not really one of those people who believes that
if you're a musician you can just leave that behind
and start getting into politics.
- Damon Albarn

Well, being a jazz musician is not a rose garden!
- Toots Thielemans

My dad was a musician and I traveled around with him,
so it was something that I knew.
- Taryn Manning

If he's a true symphony artist, he knows better than
that because he knows that the only truly creative
musician is the jazz musician.
- Buddy Rich


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