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The 10 Best Quotes About Music

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There have been gaggles of smart people that have waxed poetic about music over the years. Here are our 10 favorite quotes from some pretty inspired minds.



EDM is the new punk—it’s loud, your parents hate it and adults think it causes you to do drugs and die. -Magnetic Magazine


When you make music or write or create, it’s really your job to have mind-blowing, irresponsible, condomless sex with whatever idea it is you’re writing about at the time. -Lady Gaga


To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable. -Aaron Copland


Percussion music is revolution. Sound and rhythm have too long been submissive to the restrictions of nineteenth century music…what we can’t do ourselves will be done by machines which we will invent. -John Milton Cage


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And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. -Friedrich Nietzsche


It’s no good pretending that any relationship has a future if your record collections disagree violently or if your favorite films wouldn’t even speak to each other if they met at a party. -Nick Hornby


Computers and electronic music are not the opposite of the warm human music. It’s exactly the same. -Bill Laswell


Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid. -Frank Zappa


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


If I can’t dance to it, it’s not my revolution. -Emma Goldman

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