The wise musicians are those who play what they can master. - Duke Ellington
"Everyone talks about rock these days; the problem is they forget about the roll." -Keith Richards
"I thank you in advance for the great round of applause I'm about to get." -Bo Diddley
I don't care about the rules... if I don't break the rules at least 10 times in every song then I'm not doing my job properly - Jeff Beck
What did the drummer get on his I.Q. test? Drool.
Just look at the Old Testament. They didn't go out with the army first. They sent the musicians out. - Michael W. Smith
"All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff." -Frank Zappa
I believe musicians have a duty, a responsibility to reach out, to share your love or pain with others. - James Taylor
One thing that you hope for when you want to be a musician is that you have that recognizable sound - Jerry Cantrell
We don't need a lot of bad musicians filling the air with unnecessary sounds. Some of the professionals are bad enough. - Andy Rooney
What do you call a guitarist who breaks up with his girlfriend? - Homeless!
There aren't many things left that haven't been done, especially with music. I'm interested in ideas that can shake us all up - Jack White
"Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent." - Victor Hugo
There's a lot of integrity with musicians; you still aspire to grow & be great, to be the best version of yourself… - Sheryl Crow
I think musicians can better run this state than politicians. Hell beauticians can better run the state than politicians - Kinky Friedman
How does a lead guitarist change a lightbulb? He holds it up and the world revolves around him.
I think you have to keep a childlike quality to play music or make a record - Beck
The most humanitarian cause that we (musicians) can give our time to is the creation and performance of music itself. - Billy Joel
I've been imitated so well I've heard people copy my mistakes - Jimi Hendrix
The great musicians are those who can reach people, who can make people feel something. - Sam Rivers
"All musicians are subconsciously mathematicians." - Thelonious Monk
"I had no idea what I was doing and I faked it and it worked" -Dave Grohl
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"Everyone gets frustrated and aggressive, and I'd sooner take my aggression out on a guitar than on a person." -Paul Weller
I think there's something strangely musical about noise - Trent Reznor
"You treat the air as a canvas and the paint is the chords that come through your fingers, out of the keyboard." -Pharrell Williams
The best rock musicians are the most exciting people in the world. - James Daly
Um, musicians are funnier you know, than actors on the whole. - Tim Curry
"I think the most important thing about music is the sense of escape." -Thom Yorke
'Tis the common disease of all your musicians that they know no mean, to be entreated, either to begin or end. - Ben Jonson
I have hearing trouble. I have helped to invent & refine a type of music that makes its principal proponents deaf - Pete Townshend
In The Doors we have both musicians & poets, & both know of each other's art, so we can effect a synthesis. - Robby Krieger
"I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood." - Ray Charles
How do you get a guitar player off of your front porch? Pay for the pizza.
There are more bad musicians than there is bad music. - Isaac Stern
"Mummy! Mummy! I want to grow up and be a guitar player!" "Now now, Zachary, you can't do both!"
Sometimes the interpretations I've seen on songs that I've written are a lot more interesting than the input that I put in - David Bowie
I'd seen musicians act, and it scares me. And they make more money than me. - Tim Roth
Musicians are probably the most uncomfortable people in themselves in the world. - Andrea Corr
"Imagine what a harmonious world it could be if every single person shared a little of what he is good at doing." - Quincy Jones
Great musicians accept everything that they hear & find something good… They throw away what they don't like. - John Zorn
In theory, I'd like to work in a group. But the group I'd like to work in, all the musicians in them are long since dead. - Robert Wyatt
"Making mistakes is a lot better than not doing anything." -Billie Joe Armstrong
Why is an orgasm like a drum solo? You can tell it's coming but there's no way to stop it.
How many guitar players does it take to cover a Stevie Ray Vaughan tune? Evidently all of them.
There's no difference in a lot of people's minds between good musicians and popular musicians. - Dweezil Zappa
How many drummers does it take to change a lightbulb? None. They have machines to do that now.
Many rock musicians are excellent cooks, I've found, and those that are prefer to eat their own cooking in the studio. - Steve Albini
We all feel love & that might sound kind of corny, but I really feel that's what joins musicians together… - Enrique Iglesias