Music Quotes (1,000+ quotes)
“Sure, Kill Bill's a violent movie. But it's a Tarantino movie. You don't go to see Metallica and ask the fuckers to turn the music down.”
Quentin Tarantino on media criticisms of violence in his movies
As quoted in: New York Times, 7 July, 1971
“Love is a command, not just a feeling. Somehow, in the romantic world of music and theater we have made love to be what it is not. We have so mixed it with beauty and charm and sensuality and contact that we have robbed it of its higher call of cherishing and nurturing.”
I, Isaac, Take Thee, Rebekah: Moving from Romance to Lasting Love. 2005. p. 39. ISBN 9781418515812.
“Rap music is just computerised crap. I listen to Top of the Pops and after three songs I feel like killing someone.”
Quoted in The Beatles — After the Break-up : In Their Own Words (1991) by David Bennahum, p. 54
“The light of love, the purity of grace,
The mind, the music breathing from her face,
The heart whose softness harmonized the whole,—
And oh, that eye was in itself a soul!”
The Bride of Abydos (1813)
“The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanely sensitive. To them... a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death. Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to create, create, create — so that without the creating of music or poetry or books or buildings or something of meaning, their very breath is cut off... They must create, must pour out creation. By some strange, unknown, inward urgency they are not really alive unless they are creating.”
―Pearl S. Buck
Earliest attribution found in: "If I die at thirty" (Zondervan Pub. House, 1975) by Meg Woodson, p. 54. The author says she found this quote in a magazine.