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Ravi Shankar Quotes

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Pop changes week to week, month to month.
But great music is like literature.
- Ravi Shankar

In our culture we have such respect for musical instruments,
they are like part of God.
- Ravi Shankar

Everybody has a right to like or dislike anything or anyone.
From a flower to a flavor to a book or a composition
but it is very sad that in our country we actually
fight over such things in an unseemly manner.
- Ravi Shankar

My secret ambition was always to provide music for animation films:
something with an Indian theme,
either a fairy tale or mythological tale or on the Krishna theme.
I still have a very deep desire, but these sorts of
chances don't always come.
- Ravi Shankar


 

I was the least Pop of all the Pop artists.
- Robert Indiana

I think everyone is very surprised at how 'Matrix'
has become the pop culture phenomenon that it is.
- Laurence Fishburne

If you were a pretty boy pop singer,
it would wreck you,
growing older.
- Bob Geldof


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A lot of power-pop comes out of LA, a lot of speed
metal comes out of New York.
- Layne Staley

I had been an eyewitness to a truly historic moment in American pop culture.
- Jean Shepherd

Pop knew absolutely nothing about pro football.
- Wellington Mara

I wouldn't say pop stars hit on me -
that's just stuff the papers make up.
- Cat Deeley

Pop music allows you to be who you are without having
to wear a social uniform or to conform,
which some people find impossible to do.
- Siobhan Fahey

I see songs not as a commodity used up when the album goes off the charts,
which is often the case with pop songs.
I see them as a body of work.
Life should be breathed into them.
- Sting

The novel is always pop art, and the novel is always dying.
That's the only way it stays alive.
It does really die.
I've been thinking about that a lot.
- Leslie Fiedler

I think that pop, and to some extent rock,
are like sport and fashion industry in that they're
about the exuberance of youth.
That's the sort of subliminal ideology.
- Robert Wyatt

Songs like Reach and S Club Party are pop classics.
I'm really proud that I had a part in them.
- Rachel Stevens

Pop stars should not eat.
- Lady Gaga

I must say, I don't feel very qualified to be a pop star.
I feel very awkward at times in the role.
- Edward de Bono

It is commercial pop that the majority of people understand.
A working man's daughter would not understand blues.
- Barry Gibb

Pop is actually my least favorite kind of music,
because it lacks real depth.
- Christina Aguilera

Pop music should be about young people.
- Gary Kemp

Pop culture is great, but it can be bad,
at times.
- Aisha Tyler

If you write songs and if you write music that's very sincere and very honest,
it's pop music, but it is pop music with a lot of honesty and a lot of heart.
- Jon Secada

I love many kinds of music: world music,
jazz, classical, pop.
- Anita Diament

It was important for me to duck out of the fast and
furious life I'd been living as a pop star.
I was in a different mood.
- Cat Stevens

The experiences of promoting my first album were really something;
there is so much illusion in my environment (touring
and pop music) that I wanted to clear away.
- Duncan Sheik

Pop doesn't really look back.
It can't.
What makes pop work is simplicity.
- Branford Marsalis

It will shock many - I've lived a full life and really
enjoyed my time as a pop star.
- Belinda Carlisle

You will in the future hear me on a pop album,
but that's just the experimental side of me.
- Dave Lombardo

All you hear Catholics turning out these days are pop
versions of the old Protestant anthems.
- Richard Morris

No, in 1968 I still wanted to be a Pop Star,
and be about the music.
Now, I want to be just about the music.
- Peter Tork

My biggest successes were mainly in the pop market during the 80s.
- Juice Newton

Disco is just pop music you can dance to.
- Sheena Easton

Mom and Pop were proud of my popularity,
but from their point of view, show business was no way to make a living.
- Ethel Merman

I progressed through so many different styles of music through my teen years,
both as a player and a vocalist, particularly the jazz
and pop of the early 20th Century.
- Jeff Healey

Shaft was a pop culture figure along t he lines of,
I guess, Dirty Harry - except that he wasn't as much of a racist.
So yeah, I was always a fan.
- Jeffrey Wright

Spin Me Round was number one all over the world,
everywhere.
It changed the face of pop music, no question.
We took technology further than Trevor Horn.
- Pete Waterman

I like their darkness but I also like the pop-side
of the Velvet Underground.
- Martin Gore

I honestly have no strategy whatsoever.
I'm waiting for that script to pop through the letterbox
and completely surprise me.
- Ben Kingsley

Do I listen to pop music because I'm miserable or am
I miserable because listen to pop music?
- John Cusack

You need a bit more to be a pop star than just a good voice.
- Kim Wilde

It's up to us to take pop culture back and to express
quality and dignity for both boys and girls.
- Ashley Judd

Jazz radio is not very friendly to pop singers who
decide to make a jazz record.
But a lot of people have been.
A lot of the people I've talked to like the record.
- Rita Coolidge

People always seem to be interested in my private life
because I'm married to a pop star.
- Jamie Redknapp

It's not as if I can just pop on my show and be rude if I've had a hard day.
- Neil Cavuto

I wanted to get rid of the element that had been considered essential in pop music:
the voice.
- Brian Eno

I still tune in to the radio and listen to pop music
and enjoy it as much as I ever have.
- Kim Wilde

That was very close to getting killed.
Usually at pop festivals we have people jumping on stage.
- Alice Cooper

The '80s were the worst period.
You had these horrible pop bands growing their hair
and calling themselves metal.
- Geezer Butler

I was a black singer with a white voice,
a perfect pop voice.
- Brenda Holloway

I go from pub to pub, or jumping on buses or stopping cars.
I don't need a TV audience.
Every time I go naked, all of a sudden TV cameras pop up around me.
- Mark Roberts

The down side of Americans being obsessed with pop
culture is that they kind of like it light.
- Bill Griffith

When the songs pop out, that's like the climax of us building.
- John Otto

Now my music is kind of pop-rock, right? If I'm 25 and singing still,
I don't want to be singing music like that.
- Hilary Duff

I have no aspirations of world domination through the pop charts.
None at all.
- Anne Hathaway

Pop culture is not about depth.
It's about marketing, supply and demand,
consumerism.
- Trevor Dunn

Pop music, disco music, and heavy metal music is about
shutting out the tensions of life,
putting it away.
- Peter Tork

Pop Art looks out into the world.
It doesn't look like a painting of something,
it looks like the thing itself.
- Roy Lichtenstein

I pop gum.
My parents get so annoyed with me.
I know my dad wishes he never taught me how to do that.
- Hilary Duff

Besides, it doesn't make any sense to have these characters
living in the year 3000 when all their points of reference
are from the pop culture of the 80's and the 90's.
- Joel Hodgson

The period right before punk rock where people like
Lou Reed and Iggy Pop were really strong.
- Arto Lindsay

Latin music has many international influences -
pop,
rock, country, Brazilian sounds, and alternative styles.
- Ednita Nazario

I had to learn chord shapes.
I bought books with chord charts.
I used to listen to all kinds of pop music.
- Mick Taylor

I'm not doing this to be a pop star.
I've had plenty of money and attention.
I'm doing it for credibility.
- Lisa Marie Presley

In pop or rock you can make a fast song or a slow one,
but in disco there is really just the one rhythm.
- Giorgio Moroder

I really dig The Byrds.
I think they are the most underrated -
in their original form -
pop group.
- Bruce Johnston

It is true that I am often startled and even angered
and repulsed by the strange directions and provocative
content of new forms that seem to pop up every few months.
- David Rockefeller

It was when I saw Iggy Pop, that's what did it for me.
That changed my life pretty much.
- Alan Vega

There should be a place and the space for all pop.
- Malcolm Wilson

We're a pop art band.
Not a pop band.
- Chris Stein

If you are a pop band, don't say you're a metal band.
Poison and Warrant were about as metal as the Backstreet Boys.
- Geezer Butler


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