If you're looking for some inspiration for your singing career or someone else's, you've come to the right place. Below is a wide variety of quotes from all types of creators in the music world. Whether you're a rapper promoting a new track on Soundcloud or a classical musician with regular live performances and rehearsals looking to strengthen your craft, a lot of the quotes below will be relatable to you and your journey. These quotes apply exceptionally well if you're a singer like me looking for a pick me up!
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"Though everything else may appear shallow and repulsive, even the smallest task in music is so absorbing, and carries us so far away from town, country, earth, and all worldly things, that it is truly a blessed gift of God." -- Felix Mendelssohn
"I'm a revolutionary, money means nothing to me." -- Frédéric Chopin, (1947)
"I was cut off from the world. There was no one to confuse or torment me, and I was forced to become original." -- Joseph Haydn, Haydn (1934)
"Ever since I began to compose, I have remained true to my starting principle: not to write a page because no matter what public, or what pretty girl wanted it to be thus or thus; but to write solely as I myself thought best, and as it gave me pleasure." -- Felix Mendelssohn, 1843
Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. -- Red Auerbach
"Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius." -- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
"I think a life in music is a life beautifully spent, and this is what I have devoted my life to." -- Luciano Pavarotti
"Until you're ready to look foolish, you'll never have the possibility of being great." -- Cher
"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." -- Billy Joel
"There is no feeling, except the extremes of fear and grief, that does not find relief in music." -- George Eliot
"Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the spaces between the notes and curl my back to loneliness." -- Maya Angelou
"Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn." -- Charlie Parker
"Music expresses feeling and thought, without language; it was below and before speech itself, and it is above and beyond all words." --Robert G. Ingersoll
"If I miss a day of practice, I know it. If I miss two days, my manager knows it. If I miss three days, my audience knows it." -- André Previn
"Lose your dreams and you might lose your mind." -- Mick Jagger
"We'll take advantage of the changes going on in the music industry because we're lean and mean." -- Miles Copeland
"You've gotta be business savvy really, or else you get the piss taken out of you." - Melanie B
"The hardest thing in the world to do in this business is starting a band nobody's heard of." -- Tom Whalley
"To be in the music industry, to be in any kind of entertainment industry, you really, really have to be passionate about it and love it and persevere, because if that passion isn't there, it's easy to give up. If you really want it, the ambition is there, it'll come. It's definitely harder work than some people think." -- Alexandra Chando
"It's funny how the music industry is enraged about the Internet and the way things are copied without being paid for. But you know why people steal the music? Because they can't afford the music." -- Tom Petty
"The music industry is dominated by guys. I work with men 98 percent of the time - producers, arrangers, musicians, engineers." --Shakira
"Artists of today can be inspired by the past, but they have to apply present methods if they want a future in music." -- Loren Weisman
"Just because you can record, doesn't mean you should." -- Christopher Knab
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