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The corporations are shoving just the worst music down everybody's throats, and I think the result of that is that nobody has any taste. They have no bar as to what is good. Natasha Leggero
Today what is more important for me is performance. At the risk of sounding immodest, I have done it all - 61 movies over 12 years. But now I am looking for quality. It's easy to be a star. Now I want to be an actress. Karisma Kapoor
No, I do a bunch of things to entertain myself. I paint, I make music, I take photographs. Charlie Hunnam
Nobody complains that Bernini's sculptures are too darn real, right? Or that Norman Rockwell's paintings are too creepy. Well, robots can seem real and be loved, too. We're trying to make a new art medium out of robotics. David Hanson
My CD collection has a lot of world music - lots of Indian, African, Portuguese, Greek, Italian music. Because of my husband, a lot of jazz, too. Kiran Ahluwalia
I've only gotten directly offered two or three movies, ever. I don't have the luxury of being able to say no a lot, and I don't really have the luxury of just getting to pick and choose certain things. If I did, I probably would choose even more different roles than I've played. Madeline Zima
A work of art is one through which the consciousness of the artist is able to give its emotions to anyone who is prepared to receive them. There is no such thing as bad art. Muriel Rukeyser
To improve the golden moment of opportunity, and catch the good that is within our reach, is the great art of life. William Samuel Johnson
Personally, I just think rap music is the best thing out there, period. If you look at my deck in my car radio, you're always going to find a hip-hop tape; that's all I buy, that's all I live, that's all I listen to, that's all I love. Eminem
There are lots of people with mental health disabilities, and that's just the way their life is; it's not like you see it in the movies. Andy Behrman
I've always had a close connection to both rock and classical music. Catherine Asaro
It really comes down to the fact that, because I was perceived as a bad guy for leaving the show, I think people were rooting against the movies. That was really unfortunate. David Caruso
It's a sad commentary on our time - to use a phrase much favored by my late father - that people increasingly celebrate Christmas Day by going to the movies. Michael Dirda
Art, whatever form it takes, requires hard work, craftsmanship and creativity. As a writer, I know my grammar, cadence, the music of prose, and the art of the narrative. F. Sionil Jose
For poets today or in any age, the choice is not between freedom on the one hand and abstruse French forms on the other. The choice is between the nullity and vanity of our first efforts, and the developing of a sense of idiom, form, structure, metre, rhythm, line - all the fundamental characteristics of this verbal art. James Fenton
I've played a lot of mothers in my movies. Vera Farmiga
Music is my balance... center of my life. Mandy Patinkin
It's rare that movies can sort of capture the tone of life; movies always feel like they have to be one thing or another. Jonathan Levine
I've done movies with a sword before. But I haven't really been given the full responsibility of something like a Ridley Scott film. Orlando Bloom
Success is based on music, not where you're from. Estelle
I think that films or indeed any art work should be made in a way that they are infinitely viewable; so that you could go back to it time and time again, not necessarily immediately but over a space of time, and see new things in it, or new ways of looking at it. Peter Greenaway
I enjoy the videos with the sound off, where you can look at the belly buttons and everything. Really some pretty girls, but I don't know about the music. Merle Haggard
Charles Ives was writing radically innovative music, but nobody performed it, and nobody knew about it. Terry Teachout
Bach's music is really some of the greatest. I think, in some ways, Bach is the most profound composer of all. Joshua Bell
Country music is one of those places where we support each other and prop each other up. Chris Stapleton
I was always drawn to Broadway musicals, and obviously composers like Gershwin, Rodgers, Berlin and Porter were writing music that I found wildly impressive. Marvin Hamlisch
I'm not going to do anything crazy, but I want to do music that I'm passionate about. I'm finally at an age where I can do the music that I grew up loving, which was urban pop, '90s music. I grew up listening to the divas, so I'm very happy to finally do urban pop. I hope that it's received well, and it has been so far. Ariana Grande
I've been in so many good movies that I felt like nobody saw; it's a pretty dreadful feeling. Woody Harrelson
I have had UFO experiences, and yet, at the same time, I can easily be convinced that none of it is true. It's hard to say whether or not you're a believer. I've been interested in that subject matter, like lots of people. Perhaps foolishly, I've allowed some of that stuff to creep into my music. Frank Black
The whole aspect of cinema and film festivals should be a moment to come together and celebrate art and humanity. It would be a shame if there was such a divide. Keanu Reeves
The music's job is to get the audience so involved that they forget how the movie turns out. James Horner
Performance art can be produced in a coffee house setting. Jack Bowman
Modernity is the transient, the fleeting, the contingent; it is one half of art, the other being the eternal and the immovable. Charles Baudelaire
I used to hate, with a capitol H, making videos. It was nothing but a chore. It was something you had to do to have your music accepted in the visual medium. Sheena Easton
I don't have any hobbies. Music is my hobby. Ronnie Dunn
Hip-hop is definitely not what it used to be, which was creative, original music. Missy Elliott
I enjoyed being in movies when I was a boy. As a child you're not acting - you believe. Roddy McDowall
If I make two movies my entire life, and they're two movies that - whether they make a lot of money or two people go to see them - they speak of me, then I consider them incredibly successful. I don't need to be Steven Spielberg. Jodie Foster
Music is the universal language. Swizz Beatz
I guess rock stars are role models for the kids who listen to that music. My role models have all been geologists - you know, the guys who are doing fieldwork until they're 70. Greg Graffin
I never expected to record again. I knew I had done everything I ever wanted to do. I was satisfied. But... all the time I'm watching the country music horizon. And I'm sayin' 'Lord, is there anybody gonna come?' Buck Owens
Balancing my film career and my music will be something I'm just going to have to deal with, as it happens. I think I can balance it out; the choices will probably be pretty clear. If there's a movie I just have to do, I will work the music around it. Lukas Haas
The fact of the matter is that 40 years ago, unless you bought the record, you couldn't hear the music. It was such a narrow track in comparison to today. Nick Mason
I want to make, like, 8,000 movies. Clara Mamet
I like movies I can relate to. Kim Cattrall
In 1965, when great young white artists in the English-speaking world were successfully re-channeling hillbilly and black music - you know Bob Dylan, Ray Davies, Pete Townsend, Keith Richards - they didn't get any money at first. They were all broke. Iggy Pop
My outlet is my music, and it's been this way since I was 4 years old. Chubby Checker
The thing that's good about Hip Hop is that it has experimented with a lot of different sounds and music. Afrika Bambaataa
I'm kind of lucky in the fact that I can take something that's in my head and write it down, or I can listen to a piece of music that somebody else has written and try to tap into what the music's saying and just kind of follow that, you know. I mean, nine times out of 10, I'm just kind of following where the music takes me. Corey Taylor
The genuine artist is never 'true to life.' He sees what is real, but not as we are normally aware of it. We do not go storming through life like actors in a play. Art is never real life. Wallace Stevens
If you look back, Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven were mixing music and humor all the time. Richard Hyung-ki Joo
Movies will end up being this esoteric art form, where only singular people will put films out in a small group of theaters. M. Night Shyamalan
Inspiration in Science may have to do with ideas, but not in Art. In art it is in the senses that are instinctively responsive to the medium of expression. Arthur Erickson
You don't try to get influenced by everything that's going on with all the other music around you. You don't listen to the radio - I mean, I don't. When I get ready to do an album, I don't listen to anybody else; I don't wanna be influenced. Tim McGraw
I love spin classes. I'm also very big on music, so I make a mix on my iPod that's 45 minutes to an hour long of music that pumps me up so I know how much time I've been at the gym without looking at the clock. Put your favorite songs towards the end of the mix, so this way you keep going until you hear your favorite song. Candice Accola
I got a psychology degree from USC, but music is just my whole life. Banks
We were raised in an Italian-American household, although we didn't speak Italian in the house. We were very proud of being Italian, and had Italian music, ate Italian food. Francis Ford Coppola
That's what my music does for me. It makes people happy. When I play, I thank the Lord I've never seen someone walk away from a Dick Dale dance not having a good time. That's what it's all about. Dick Dale
It may be that that we can sing what we often cannot say, whether it be from shyness, fear, lack of the right words or the passion or dramatic gift to express them. More souls have rallied to more causes by the strains of music than by straining rhetoric. Richard Rodgers
Music is meant to be a beautiful thing. Chuck Mangione
Classical music presents some of the world's most challenging pieces. Jake Shimabukuro
It's a dream come true, and with this music, with this Rossini, it's unbelievable how to express the joy and express the joy of the situation and the joy to play this music, to sing this music, it's really fantastic. Cecilia Bartoli
All of the art that I love is about peeling back layers and delving into something that's in a subconscious or dream realm. People like Jan Svankmajer, or the artist Yoshimoto Nara, or David Lynch. Bat for Lashes
When it comes to acting, I've always had a passion for entertaining and for making people laugh. On the music side, I really want to come out as an artist because I want people to see who I really am... artistically, I tend to be drawn to the darker things. What the music will be able to do is show people that I am an adult now. Tahj Mowry
I think that what is important is that the music be honest and direct and that it is relevant to today. I think music needs to be of its time and speak to that time. Dave Holland
Music is my main goal, but I'm not going to rush a record out. There are so many actors who have come out with albums these days. I don't want to do it because it's the thing to do. I want to wait until the time is right. River Phoenix
I have always loved the process of making the music, reading the letters from the fans who get married to my music, have children to my music and play my music at their funerals. Wynonna Judd
I don't think you can be taught how to make art. You can be coached, but on a fundamental level you have to figure it out for yourself. You have to learn how your own mind works, figure out your own relationship to the art; you essentially have to invent it completely for yourself. Philipp Meyer
I don't like rap music at all. I don't think it's music. It's just a beat and rapping. Nina Simone
The type of music I like to sing is really those classic songs, those Barbara Streisand, Celine Dion, Frank Sinatra, classics. Jacob Lusk
It is a real piece of art if you can make a waltz sound like it is the easiest piece of music to play, because it's really not. Andre Rieu
It's striking and unique in London how you know to create this alchemy between the concept, the food, the music, the staff. From the beginning to the end, with all these different elements, it tells a full story that you know very well how to develop and cultivate. Alain Ducasse
Repetitiveness and discipline are the secrets of cake decorating. The art comes from the meticulous technique, the way it does for a dancer. Ron Ben-Israel
It's dangerous to buy into praise and criticism for what you do when you're trying to present your music to people. I don't ignore it completely, but I don't dwell on it too much. Conor Oberst
I guess my favorite artists are The White Stripes or Tom Waits. The more theatrical the music is, the more I get into it. I also like the quieter folk music, that kind of old-school rockabilly or country. I'm not really picky when it comes to music, as long as it's honest. Landon Liboiron
Music, the greatest good that mortals know and all of heaven we have hear below. Joseph Addison
I don't see it in terms of changing things, but rather using language and music as weapons for fighting a mainstream media which is predominately right wing, and loyal to the political framework and its corporate interests. Thom Yorke
In opera, as with any performing art, to be in great demand and to command high fees you must be good of course, but you must also be famous. The two are different things. Luciano Pavarotti
I'm not a craftsman of graphics or art or film. I'm more of an idea generator and manufacturer. Mike Mills
If I'm in the studio, I'm completely on music. I try to go to that place and that's the toughest thing for me to do. When I'm with other musicians, sometimes I go back to, almost like, childhood, because that's what I always wanted to be. Jamie Foxx
I made a good living for a teenager. And I had to learn all different kinds of music - jazz, swing, Motown, pop - and that inspired what kind of music I started to write. Idina Menzel
Art, well good art at least, takes you to a place you go during the experience of it, and then after you experience it you are different. Nile Rodgers
A country is made not by policy alone, but by its music, its entertainment shows, all of it. Glenn Beck
My music, my songs are 100 percent inspired by girl power. Paulina Rubio
I fell into lyric writing because of music. I backed into it. Stephen Sondheim
Death is an endless night so awful to contemplate that it can make us love life and value it with such passion that it may be the ultimate cause of all joy and all art. Paul Theroux
My scratching I don't really think communicates to intelligent life forms. Anyone with more than one brain cell would think Kid Koala music is completely retarded. Eric San
Through art, you create your own world. Daphne Guinness
'Superbad' and 'Remember the Titans' - two movies I can watch over and over again. I watch 'Superbad' whenever I need to laugh. Carl Hagelin
I just want to make a classic. Classic is the standard. I'm just trying to make music that will last a lifetime. Yelawolf
Actually, I would love to make a music video. Maybe it would finally put to rest those persistent rumours that have followed me throughout my career - particularly when I was on camera performing - that I had died. Perry Como
No matter what, I'm always interested in making music. Chris Robinson
My songwriting is so influenced by orchestrated music, dramatic, super glam rock-y stuff. Two of my biggest influences in songwriting were Elton John and Freddie Mercury. Brandi Carlile
I'm not really involved with politics... I'm living in my cocoon with my classical music around. Eva Green
To me the bottom line is: good music is good music. Dave Haywood
We'll see some simplistic players for a while, who'll then get into more complicated things and evolve with their instruments. This is a cycle that happens over and over again in music. Billy Sheehan
My father was the child of academics and was probably destined to become an academic himself but vetoed that idea. Bailed, dropped out of graduate school and just went to work for an insurance company. But the house was full of books and music and all of that. Lorrie Moore
My only real contact with what my father did was that he could get 16-millimeter prints, so every weekend we would show two or three movies at home. But our house wasn't frequented by stars. My father's personal life was his personal life, and it was separate from his professional life. Stanley R. Jaffe
Ads are the cave art of the twentieth century. Marshall McLuhan
I don't need music to write, but sometimes I put music on. I don't need special clothes or even my own equipment. Jane Lindskold
Playing on the streets of Iraq, or in Israel or the Gaza strip, I'd sing angry protest songs against war. People would say, 'Make us clap, make us dance, and laugh and sing.' It really made me think about the importance of happy music. Michael Franti
Some people make their best music when life is horrible. Vince Staples
I have three siblings. My sister makes music. My older brother is a classical conductor, and my younger brother is a mixing engineer. Lisa Loeb
There is a method to the madness of James Patterson's success. Co-writing with him is a terrific learning experience, particularly in the art of crafting a perfect thriller. The collaboration also gives me an opportunity to access a wider global audience. Ashwin Sanghi
Country music has changed tremendously, so what now is considered country was not considered country at that time. We were doing stuff that probably could have been called country music today, but would certainly have not have fit in at that time. Charlie Daniels
The Midwest isn't somewhere you mix with those from the performing arts. But my mum and dad would go off to Chicago every so often to see shows. They would bring back the albums and the movies, those little eight metres, and we would all watch. I think that was when I fell in love with acting. Willem Dafoe
I've noticed a lot of younger artists have less fear of doing different sorts of things, whether it's various types of music, or gallery artists moving between video and sculpture and drawing. David Byrne
Music is a great vehicle for communications, and I have a certain platform. I have an opportunity and I have to take it. Annie Lennox
You know, the thing that struck me about Civil War music was how bloody it was; it was full of hatred. There was incredible vitriol in it. T Bone Burnett
Maybe when I stop making movies, I'll understand my work better. Dario Argento
I'm totally open to exploring different types of music. I just have to always remember to be true to who I am. Leon Bridges
Narrative art, the novel, from Murasaki to Proust, has produced great works of poetry. Eugenio Montale
To be involved with movies that become kind of cult classics... I've been very fortunate. 'The Warriors' is certainly a cult classic, and 'Xanadu' is, to a certain degree, a cult classic as well. Michael Beck
I'm very shy and awkward. I think the best thing is to embrace it. It's about accepting who you are and what you want to become and knowing all that you've got to work with, whether it's good or bad. My music was the only place I could be me for the longest time. Hunter Hayes
I grew up listening to AM radio in the '70s and hearing all of that great soul and rhythm and blues music, which definitely influenced the way I sing. But singing gospel has made me a much more humble person. There are so many people who were geniuses who only a few people knew about when they were alive. Patty Griffin
Because I don't believe music can be free unless it has something to be free from. Chuck Mangione
Art and mass entertainment and propaganda, they can all be plotted on the same graph, but there is a difference. David Mamet
Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune. Kin Hubbard
It really surprises me that people in this day and age still write such busy music and fill up every space with layer upon layer of sound... it's like musical landfill. James Blake
Early-twentieth-century abstraction is art's version of Einstein's Theory of Relativity. It's the idea that changed everything everywhere: quickly, decisively, for good. Jerry Saltz
I remember when I was in art classes, I hated following the assignments. And I would get in trouble for doing something totally different or taking it in a weird direction. Chang-Rae Lee
I love heavy music, but you see, I had fallen in love with a radio station in Vegas that played nothing but Eighties music. That had a real profound impact on me. Dave Keuning
It has always been difficult for Man to realize that his life is all an art. It has been more difficult to conceive it so than to act it so. For that is always how he has more or less acted it. Havelock Ellis
The business has changed so much that they're able - we're able these days in the music industry to be able to control our own destiny. Bobby Brown
Sometimes words are not needed, and the simplicity of expressing yourself through an art form is one of the best ways of communication. Emmanuel Jal
Most art is fragile and some should be placed and never moved away. Donald Judd
If you know somethin' well, you can always paint it but people would be better off buyin' chickens. Grandma Moses
When it comes to music, it's my clothes, it's my guitar, it's my voice, it's my song. Kevin Bacon
Like Hollywood movies, MTV and blue jeans, fast food has become one of America's major cultural exports. Eric Schlosser
Apart from two periods of intense study, of music between the ages of 12 and 14 and of mathematics between the ages of 14 and 16, I coasted, daydreaming, through most of my school years. James W. Black
As an actor, the ambition is to play interesting characters. And in the indie genre world, the budgets are low. That allows me, as an actor, not to have a financial value behind my name, to justify me being in these bigger parts for these types of movies. A. J. Bowen
Coldplay are just four friends trying to make great music. Will Champion
I don't think I thought I was going to go into music, and I don't think it hit me until I was 13 or 14, and then I was gone. Just like that. At that point, there was nothing else that could keep my attention. Shooter Jennings
The whole Modernist lie is that art is about the artist. Thomas Kinkade
In an ever-changing technological landscape, where today's platforms are not tomorrow's platforms, the key seems to be that any one of these spaces can use a dose of humanity and art and culture. Ze Frank
In our film profession you may have Gable's looks, Tracy's art, Marlene's legs or Liz's violet eyes, but they don't mean a thing without that swinging thing called courage. Frank Capra
I love conducting. What I'm tired of is music administration. I don't want that. I just want to make music. Daniel Barenboim
Prior to that I produced a couple of TV movies for CBS, but the truth of the matter is that I burned out for a couple of years. I didn't do anything for a while, apart from taking up golf, for which I got a four handicap. Gil Gerard
My brain kind of rolls pretty fast when I'm conscious. It's constantly looking for stuff to do. Like if I'm in my house and I'm hanging out, I tend to be listening to music whilst watching a film whilst sending e-mails. Dominic Monaghan
My livelihood depends on the art of animators. Andy Serkis
When you're working with music that is invariably better than you are, it's difficult to become swell-headed. Andre Previn
It's all about the mood I'm in and the scene I'm writing. 'Cause work controls my life, writing controls my life, performing controls my life. So I don't listen to any music that's not an influence on what I'm working on that day. Music is a big influence in my work and sometimes drives the energy of where I want to go. Lemon Andersen
Directing is a tremendous art. Steve Guttenberg
I understand why it's hard to pin me down because I really relate to so many things. Like, for example, when people ask me what's my favorite music, I can't tell them. I love everything. Lindsay Pearce
I like the pop music, but I still want to have meaning in my music. David Archuleta
The system is the work of art; the visual work of art is the proof of the System. The visual aspect can't be understood without understanding the system. It isn't what it looks like but what it is that is of basic importance. Sol LeWitt
People always want to talk about who I was, but I've always been singing, always been experimenting with pop music. Nicki Minaj
Don't clap too hard - it's a very old building. John Osborne
I was originally going to be a lawyer, and the only thing I remember from the art of cross-examination is - you can see this one coming up Sixth Avenue - never ask a question the answer to which you do not know. James Lipton
Well Ice H20 is my company that I plan to take to the next level with new artists, books, movies and so forth. It's more like a multimedia brand that I want to take to the next level and put some talented people on. Raekwon
I have mainly come from a theatre background, I did 'Oliver' here I played the Artful Dodger and I did 'The Sound of Music.' Ben Nicholas
Well, Winnepeg has everything to do with my music in the sense it was where I was born and raised, cultured and all that sort of thing. A lot of my experiences come from Winnepeg. Chantal Kreviazuk
I listen to music almost any time I'm not sleeping, 'hanging out' with specific people, or showering. Tao Lin
I feel it's my responsibility to turn people on to great music. Randy Jackson
Men want a battle to fight, an adventure to live, and a beauty to rescue. That is what is written in their hearts. That is what little boys play at. That is what men's movies are about. You just see it. It is undeniable. John Eldredge
In my home country, there was a little shop with old books, but it was really in the countryside. You couldn't find English books. I found this very avant-garde American art book that had information about Georgia O'Keeffe. I was very much impressed by her. Yayoi Kusama
I wasn't into pop music, even at a really young age. John Varvatos
You can make a thousand different movies about the same subject. Pedro Almodovar
If something happened where I couldn't write music anymore, it would kill me. It's not just a job. It's not just a hobby. It's why I get up in the morning. Hans Zimmer
Art has to change things, and if it was immediately acceptable it would not be doing the job. Antony Gormley
It took me a couple years to get over the stereotype I was letting myself get caught up on, being a football player trying to start a career in music. Sam Hunt
Back in the '90s, if you did mail order in music, you could make a good living doing it if you could hustle. John Darnielle
I've used mirrors in a lot of movies. I think the mirror is an extraordinary thing, also the reflective, a reflection in water, etc. Nicolas Roeg
Ry Cooder for me is a master, a great master that has a wonderful feel for Cuban music. He's also paid tribute my talent a bit, even though I don't know half of what he knows. Compay Segundo
I could always sing, from a really young age, but my voice was really weird. I used to make my mum turn up the radio every day in our house. She was well into music so I got that from her. Ellie Goulding
You see a lot of these movies that are really just 90-minute video games. The effects are incredible. I get it: There's an art to that, terrific. I'm not interested in it, but there's an art to that I suppose. Jeff Daniels
There's really only three things you can write music about: girls, cars and surfing. Tom Curren
Oh I love horror movies, yeah. I think my favorite movie growing up was 'The Omen.' I actually wanted to be that little kid. Norman Reedus
What is modern art but the attempt to pinpoint vague, incorporeal, inexpressible sensations? What is modern art, I would add, but the most solemn pile of nonsense that ever appeared on Earth? Italo Calvino
When people hear good music, it makes them homesick for something they never had, and never will have. E. W. Howe
To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it's about, but the inner music that words make. Truman Capote
I'm very much into the Gypsy Kings. It's rumba and very festive, very passionate music, rhythmic guitar, passionate singing about love from happy people. Sofia Milos
I'm literally driving in the middle of the night, and my phone rings, and my manager says, 'How would you like to be the host of the 'Daily Show?'' I get out the car, and I didn't have legs. You know in those movies where there's an explosion? But instead of the sound of the explosion, you hear the silence. That's literally what happened. Trevor Noah
There's a great enthusiasm for good country music all over the world. Willie Nelson
I'm not interested in disposable music. Taraji P. Henson
I was heavily into Nirvana and I still am, but when I was 23 I got disillusioned by music. Then I just focused more on myself and gave up music for a while. James McCartney
I feel very blessed we can still have a career making music. Mike McCready
When I perform, I like to immerse myself in the music, and I just try to get off on the diversity of music. Krist Novoselic
I privilege the music over the lyrics. Duncan Sheik
The aggressive side of me comes across in my music, but I'm just a sweet girl. Pink
Music was an experience, intimately married to your life. You could pay to hear music, but after you did, it was over, gone - a memory. David Byrne
I don't care much about politics. That kind of witchcraft I stay away from because people end up dead. I'd rather die for music. Cass McCombs
My dad traveled a lot, so I only usually saw him on weekends, growing up. His favorite actors in the world were Clint Eastwood and Burt Reynolds. If Clint or Burt had a movie out, we would go to the movies. He didn't like movies, generally, unless Clint or Burt were in them. William Earl Brown
Frankly, most governments are used to lying to each other - to a degree that most people would find shocking. Part of diplomacy is the art of strategic lying. Jonathan Turley
Jazz is really 20th-century fusion music. You take West African harmony and rhythm, mix with European harmony, and boom! Christian Scott
I have to assume that everybody interprets a piece of art they're exposed to as if it's already perfect in its wholeness, without knowing any backstory. Damian Loeb
I just want to sing, I want to work on my music, I want to make my movies, that's all I want to do. Marc Anthony
I'm really looking forward to it because it will give me the opportunity to do the whole other kind of approach to the music live that I haven't had a chance to do. and I think is important for me to do. Al Jarreau
What I look for in a script is the plot point and whether they're strong, obviously, or not, whether the characters are rich or not, and if I can do justice to the character or not. Some movies you look at and the script is so bad that no one can do anything with the script. Larenz Tate
I think if you're able to make the music you want and you can do it in the right kind of context, you don't have to be a circus ringleader to be successful. James Iha
Bond is the longest-running franchise ever and there's a reason for that: they are action movies but they are also touched by current events without being political or too serious. Javier Bardem
My music has always been my solo project. Ariel Pink
If I make a speech, I need a translator. But music does not need a translation. People understand me through the sound. That I think is very important. This is just one planet, like one family. Mstislav Rostropovich
One of the things you do when you make a piece of art is you try to make the world you'd rather be in. Brian Eno
I hope that through my work, artists will take some chances, break some rules, and make art that comes from inside of them. I would like to be remembered as a kind person, a great Mom, and a bit unruly - in a good way! Angela Cartwright
Good management is the art of making problems so interesting and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them. Paul Hawken
I like being in a recording studio. I like watching a song go from the simplicity of the original music. Grace Slick
I've never been a big fan of subtle art. I like art that gets deep into my head and starts my brain spinning with new ideas and inspiration and my whole body is full of energy. Jello Biafra
Tastes are varied, man, so much in this music world. Look, I adore the bands that I adore. On the flipside, as much as you love a 100 different genres of bands, there are another 100 I can easily say I dislike, too. Phil Anselmo
It's wonderful doing concerts in places like New York and London, but I feel a responsibility to also bring my work home, to bring world-class, classical music to Somerset. Charles Hazlewood
All architecture, classical or not, must have some sense of order, and order is much harder to achieve without the straight lines and right angles that have dominated the building art from time immemorial. Martin Filler
I know melody. I know rhythm; I know bass guitar; I know the piano. I know everything about music that helps build the music that go along with creating the whole art form, you know what I'm saying? Nayvadius Cash
We haven't lost romance in the digital age, but we may be neglecting it. In doing so, antiquated art forms are taking on new importance. The power of a handwritten letter is greater than ever. It's personal and deliberate and means more than an e-mail or text ever will. Ashton Kutcher
'St. Elmo's Fire' is one of my favorite films. I like the storytelling of those teenage American films. You don't get that now. Teenage American movies are all about sick jokes, puking a lot, arse jokes. James McAvoy
Because I could dance, my folks went through hell so I could be in movies. But I didn't dance in pictures. I cried! At one point I had polio, which I believe was a result of the stress I felt in the studios. David Holt
I grew up watching Letterman, 'Seinfeld,' 'SNL,' and Monty Python movies. But nothing made me want to get into comedy more than when 'Mr. Show' started airing. Joe Mande
The biggest mistakes I made in my career were when I said, 'If I do this movie, I'll be able to do a couple more movies.' Those are the times I really got ugly. Kiefer Sutherland
Music became a healer for me. Eric Clapton
I keep a fiddle hooked up in the music - we've got a music room - and try to pick it up. Johnny Gimble
My advice to young people wanting to make music and to be in this industry is to really spend your time making music. Make so much music you have no friends. Make music. Figure out what it is you love, and... because if you're making cool art, then everything else will fall into line. Lorde
When I look at great works of art or listen to inspired music, I sense intimate portraits of the specific times in which they were created. Billy Joel
Music in itself carries a whole set of messages which are very, very rich and complex, and the words either serve to exclude certain ones or point up certain others. Brian Eno
Music is about expressing things you can't in everyday life. Brian Molko
It didn't matter that Charlie Chaplin may not have been a great director or a great anything else. He made great movies. Jon Landau
I'm not an '80s fan. I'm more '70s New York pre-punk kind of thing, and I guess I grew up with '90s grunge, post-punk pop music. Jessica Pare
And whether you're drawn to gospel music or church music or honky-tonk music, it informs your character and it informs your talent. Bruce Springsteen
Art and activism seem to go together naturally, the idea being that if you're an entertainer, you can have a voice, and if you have a voice, you can make a difference. But if I were not an actress, I would still try to extend myself beyond my little micro-universe of my job, family and personal joy. Salma Hayek
I just watch movies I like over and over. It seems to be a lot of sci-fi stuff. My favorites are probably - besides the first two 'Alien' films, I watch '2001', I watch 'Star Wars', the first ones, because those actually had a huge effect on me as well, 'Empire Strikes Back' especially. Neill Blomkamp
I don't have this obsessive need to do street art all the time because it's already opened doors for me. Shepard Fairey
I'm just glad I've had these opportunities to be geeks in some really awesome movies. Christopher Mintz-Plasse
I specialize in cool inside movie news. Specifically, the news from movies that excite us fans. Harry Knowles
Grade 9: I was too small for football, too shy for drama class, but I did have a passion for music. And so, with a mouth full of braces (and a glorious mullet), I accepted that the trombone would be a fantastic scholastic counterpart to my extracurricular loves: country music, and the guitar. Jason McCoy
We were doing performance art as far back as 1965, just not calling it that. Joseph Jarman
Even at the United Nations, where legend has it that the building was designed so that there could be no corner offices, the expanse of glass in individual offices is said to be a dead giveaway as to rank. Five windows are excellent, one window not so great. Enid Nemy
I think music naturally wants to be played with more than one person. There's a surprise element, and you don't know what it will be, and it's up to that other person's energy to help create this third thing. Bat for Lashes
The approach that the music industry took to fight piracy was the wrong strategy. MC Hammer
Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced. Leo Tolstoy
It's just different in the music world. You come more with an entourage. Taryn Manning
The works must be conceived with fire in the soul but executed with clinical coolness. Joan Miro
Nothing is more singular about this generation than its addiction to music. Allan Bloom
Back in the day, in '91 or so, I tried to interview Fugazi for Rolling Stone, which the band felt stood for everything they detested about corporate infiltration of music. They said, 'We'll do the interview if you give us a million dollars of cash in a suitcase.' Which was their way of saying no. Michael Azerrad
My life is a monument to procrastination, to the art of putting things off until later, or much later, or possibly never. Craig Brown
Young fans want to know about the past and older fans also want to find new music. Steven Van Zandt
I've been playing music all my life, from being a choir soloist at Symphony Hall as a youngster to playing in bands through high school and college at Kent State. Went in the service at 17, out before I was 21. Arthur Godfrey
I think that the best part of music is when it comes from a real place and has an ability to kind of connect on a much larger scale. It no longer is a personal thing, it becomes everyone else's thing as well. Miguel
A sketch should be about two to three minutes, which is basically what most songs are. They're usually done by groups. Good examples of each build and have different parts and twists in them. I guess sketch would be the comedy version of music. Trevor Moore
I guess you just feel like there's a whole story that's not being told in movies. You're only seeing the macho guy version of a story that from the woman's side, may be completely different. Heather Graham
I really like Gwyneth Paltrow a lot, as far as her career, because I think she's done a lot of small movies but she's also done great, big movies, and she's a really great actress. Emma Roberts
My personal take on politics is I deal with social situations and cultural situations in my music and in my life. I have said on record many times that I haven't voted. I'm not the type of person who says, 'I'm never going to vote.' I think it's clear to me that our system has failed us. Talib Kweli
I loved that these two guys argued with each other as if movies actually mattered. Nobody I knew talked about movies that way, but Siskel and Ebert took each movie as it came and talked about whether it was a success on its own terms. Sarah Vowell
What is this? It's music to get a brain seizure by. Ozzy Osbourne
I would find myself, not necessarily always assigning these little bits of music for here or there, but all of a sudden something would fall into place and it would be exactly that. William Bolcom
I like music that's more offensive. I like it to sound like nails on a blackboard, get me wild. Iggy Pop
The Rolling Stones are violence. Their music penetrates the raw nerve endings of their listeners and finds its way into the groove marked 'release of frustration.' Jon Landau
They wanted me to do Scream 2, and I hate talking about movies I turned down, because it sounds judgmental. There's nothing wrong with horror movies. I enjoy watching them. The main reason I turn a part down is if I think I won't be good. Casey Affleck
Photography has been a passion of mine since I was 15. After my kids were born I found myself incorporating my photography into different art endeavors and from there it just blossomed. Angela Cartwright
'The Sound of Music' did more damage to the industry than any other picture. Everyone tried to copy it. We were the biggest offenders. Richard D. Zanuck
I love movies, I love television and I know that the kind of stuff I love to watch and that's what I want to do. Kim Shaw
It's hard for a liberal to go on between Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh, because it's like doing country music after hip-hop. I mean, just, the audience doesn't go from one to the other. Al Franken
The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web. Pablo Picasso
I wanted to write something from a child's viewpoint... Five of the characters I have played in movies have either been abused or became abusers, themselves, and I just kind of felt like there was a need. Meg Tilly
If you're writing a piece for the Boston Pops, the balance is towards one end. If you're writing a piece for a chamber music society, then it's towards another point. I won't make a final answer on that. I think it changes with every piece. Peter Maxwell Davies
I'm actually scared of horror movies. I'm kind of Scaredy Cat when it comes to that stuff. Jennifer Love Hewitt
For instance, I'm always fascinated to see whether, given the kind of fairly known and established form called popular music, whether there is some magic combination that nobody has hit upon before. Brian Eno
To be an artist, you don't have to compose music or paint or be in the movies or write books. It's just a way of living. It has to do with paying attention, remembering, filtering what you see and answering back, participating in life. Viggo Mortensen
If you go to Sundance, the experience that I've had there as a viewer is... there's like a hundred movies there, and you've got to figure out what movies are sold out, what can you see. Sometimes you go to see movies that you don't know anything about because it just works into your schedule. Tim Heidecker
I'd love to give my music to someone who really likes to wow the crowd. I feel like half the time I just want to hide in the dressing room! Nellie McKay
You know, usually with movies there are periods, dark areas, where I might not be getting what I wanted out of a theme. I'll have to go over and over it again. Trevor Rabin
I majored in Chinese Studies. I'm probably the only director of chicken Indian zombie movies who can speak pretty good Mandarin. Lloyd Kaufman
I teach class. I study music. I rehearse. I coach people. That's it. I'm doing exactly what I want. Mark Morris
I made about 56 movies, I think. Not that many. Angela Lansbury
I may just keep releasing singles 'til I run out of music, which is kind of cool in a way - as long as people don't go, 'Oh my God, not another one!' John Oates
The newsprint thesp celebrity interview as a middle-brow art form suffers from desperate overproduction. There'll be at least 10 in the broadsheets today and every Sunday hereafter. Peter York
Robert Rauschenberg was not a giant of American art; he was the giant. No American created so many aesthetic openings for so many artists. Jerry Saltz
I'd love to see a Nirvana biopic. I loved them when I was younger. I really like jazz music, so I'd like to see a Billie Holiday biopic - she was a fascinating woman. Antonia Thomas
For one thing, I don't think art needs to be about suffering; sometimes it really seems like it's only the art about pain that is interpreted as profound, and in my work for years I've really tried to deal with subjects that are substantial, not just fluffy, but presented in a more playful, approachable kind of way. Ellen Forney
I feel that my environment reflects my belief in the grace and art and elegance of living simply. bell hooks
Why haven't I made more movies? Nobody asked me. Elaine Stritch
As a child growing up in a grey-skied Yorkshire village, I would occasionally happen upon a Bollywood movie on the television. After a few minutes watching a bunch of sari-clad dancers cavorting on a Swiss mountain to tuneless music, I would switch over to some proper drama about housing estates and single mothers. Simon Beaufoy
I completely love playing and designing games and always will. I am so into games that I listen to game music all day. That may sound strange, but you can guarantee I'm a hardcore gamer and would never let you down by designing a crappy title. John Romero
I listen to all kinds of songs. There's something to be learned from every type of music and from the one making it, whether it's pop or jazz or hip-hop. Brian McKnight
God has been my number one inspiration. I also look up to Will Smith and Jamie Fox who are also personal friends of mine. They give me great career advice. I would also include Chris Stokes, as a filmmaker and music producer. I've been working with him since I was eight. Marques Houston
Movies portray men as tough guys. Geoffrey Canada
Yes, fractals are what I want to find in my music. Gyorgy Ligeti
I love movies that are just straight-up exploitation, but the ones that endure and the ones that last are the ones where the filmmakers put in that extra level of thought; after 25 years you put them on in front of an audience, and they'll respond to it and enjoy it. Eli Roth
The power of music in Spanish is so strong, that I couldn't stay away from it any longer. Enrique Iglesias
A few years after 'Melrose Place,' when the luster of 'Melrose Place' wore off and what was left was just the stink, and I was just doing bad TV movies, that was a personal low point. I felt I needed to stop doing those, and I did. Grant Show
Sometimes you get so jaded, you don't have those initial connections and emotions with music, because you are promoting your own. David Nail
I lost my front tooth in rugby league when a fat guy from Bellevue Hill kicked me in the face as I got up from a tackle to mark him. I made this decision not to cap the tooth because I thought it was false. But I didn't make any movies as a teenager, and I had a very hard time with girls and stuff. Russell Crowe
As a musician, you want the music in as many hands as you can get it into. More importantly, I want people to get the music for the fairest price, and in the most convenient way. And that's really turned into iTunes when you're talking about selling albums. Kid Rock
It dawned on me that art was the way I could survive. Maurice Sendak
Not only did I get an A in music but I got an A in ladies. R. Kelly
I like movies where you feel like you're going into another world, and no matter how many times you watch it, you're gonna see something new in that world. That level of detail really inspires me. Nicolas Cage
I think music on television is just uniformly dreadful. It is mundane, it says nothing. Amy Sherman-Palladino
I definitely associate music with color. For example, my first record has a red cover but it is totally green and blue to me. Kaki King
We just sang real simple songs in a simple way that got to people. We didn't try to tart them up with orchestral arrangements and all the stuff. We were all blues fanatics. We like R+B and blues and simple, gut-feeling music. Mick Ralphs
Music is in my DNA! Rihanna
I've never got on with the British press because they've always given me such a hard time. Once they build a band up they just want to do people down. They shouldn't concentrate on the colour of someone's shirt they should listen to the music. Andrew Eldritch
I was determined to carve out a music of my own. I didn't want to copy anybody. Bill Monroe
I don't get to listen to music for fun very often; a lot of what I'm hearing is for work and isn't released yet. John Legend
Because you have things like 'American Idol' and you've got radio stations that play music made entirely by computers, it's easy to forget there are bands with actual people playing actual instruments that rock. Dave Grohl
We should concentrate our work not only to a separated housing problem but housing involved in our daily work and all the other functions of the city. Alvar Aalto
I believe that an art exhibition can be engaging, fun and deeply intellectually satisfying and serious. These are not contradictory concepts in art. Jeffrey Deitch
I've always had a fascination with making your own music but never have been skilled enough to play the instrument, so to be able to make music without the ability was awesome. Avicii
I would say the connection between art and science is very tenuous for me. It's just that I'm interested in both. I don't think that my interest in art affects the kind of science that I do. Janna Levin
I was really sick of bands just ignoring the audience as a posture in rock music. And I think we fed off each other in terms of trying to engage the audience, not in a hammy way, but actually trying to be aware of the space that you are playing in and trying to connect in some way through the music. Win Butler
I was obsessed with country music when I was a kid, and it's definitely had a huge influence on the way I write songs. I was always attracted to songs that had a brilliant pun or a clever turn of phrase, but came from a dark, bitter place. As a writer, I've always gravitated towards that feeling. Teddy Thompson
I'm so grateful for what Disney gave me and the experiences that I got, but at the end of the day, I can do so much more than what I did on that channel and in those movies. Ashley Tisdale
And I like to interpret music. So I think it's all interpretive. Katey Sagal
I have very vivid dreams - almost always action-adventure. I'm often on the run. I've always had dreams. When I was little, I'd go to sleep with my head on my hands, which were in fists like I was looking through a camera. I felt like sleep was the movies - just drifting off to the movies. Sarah Silverman
I learned from my uncle that jazz, like symphony music, was built to last. David Amram
I never feel that my music is sparse or minimalist; the way fat people never really think they're fat. I certainly don't consider myself minimalist at all. Morton Feldman
Great art is as irrational as great music. It is mad with its own loveliness. George Jean Nathan
It is unhappily true that much insincere Literature and Art, executed solely with a view to effect, does succeed by deceiving the public. George Henry Lewes
I think it should be ambitious and good music does deal with life and art and all these wonderful things. Jonny Greenwood
I think that commercials can really ruin a song. You know that the person sold the song for a good deal of money, and that was the tradeoff. But, music and picture can marry in a beautiful way, and the reverse also. David Lynch
After coming from a major label, I realized the entire business has been decimated, and you can't look to labels to try to figure it out because they don't even use the technology, and they're oblivious to how people consume music these days. Trent Reznor
Watching movies in the U.S. is great fun because they get every joke, they smile, they laugh so much; it's a great feeling. Jet Li
Things like anatomy and drawing and design and color had pretty much been drop-kicked out of the curriculum in the '70s, when I was studying art, in favor of abstraction and minimalism. David Small
I've been musically inclined since I picked up an instrument in the fourth grade. I just really appreciate music. I love to listen to it; I love to sing. I wouldn't consider myself, like, a natural singer. I just developed it over time, honestly, just listening. I'm a great listener to music. Kyrie Irving
I got it into my head that I was going to be starring in movies that I wrote, so that's what I did. I stopped acting in all things, and I wrote my first script, which was optioned a week after I finished it. Larry Bishop
I love the movies, and when I go to see a movie that's been made from one of my books, I know that it isn't going to be exactly like my novel because a lot of other people have interpreted it. But I also know it has an idea that I'll like because that idea occurred to me, and I spent a year, or a year and a half of my life working on it. Stephen King
To me, the noise of a threshing machine is better music than a lot of music I hear nowadays. I took a man's place in the threshing crew when I was only 14 years old. Clyde Tombaugh
The comic is today's western, so many movies, and I think that if actors want to optimize their longevity, it's important for them to meet the fans because those fans are so loyal and will show up at any movie or tune in to any television show they're on. Erin Gray
Besides black art, there is only automation and mechanization. Federico Garcia Lorca
I was so moved by music that I wanted to create it as well, but once you decide that's what you want to do with your life, to be successful, you have to be business-minded, too. Lizzo
I think my style is quite grungy and punky. I love the '90s and the music from that time, and I love punk music. I'm also a fan of mixing vintage with some high fashion, which links back to my musical taste because I tend to mix old music with newer songs. Chelsea Leyland
Let's face it, making movies is all risk. Most of the time, batting average-wise, the reward does not outweigh the risk. John Slattery
Very often I've known people who wouldn't say a word to each other, but they'd go to see movies together and experience life that way. Martin Scorsese
Music is a language and different people who come along are each using that language to do something different, but all coming at it in a similar vein inasmuch as it's always community based and for the most part nonprofit. Most bands don't ever come within a mile of profit - clearly these people are not playing music to make money. Ian MacKaye
The goal as a musician, I think, is to be able to make music as a living for the rest of your life. Taylor Momsen
Art is such an important part of our culture. Rosanna Arquette
I turned on VH1 this morning just to get a little warm-up before I came over here, and I think it's just terrific. There's so much great stuff: diverse and wonderful music, good performances, great looking girls, great videos, the whole thing. Debbie Harry
Art and Religion are, then, two roads by which men escape from circumstance to ecstasy. Between aesthetic and religious rapture there is a family alliance. Art and Religion are means to similar states of mind. Clive Bell
They say the music you listen to in your formative years stays with you and leaves an impression for the rest of your life. For me, the things that I fell in love with happened in the '70s, when artists were nurtured by record companies and it wasn't about singles. Nikki Sixx
And then after a while he got me a job at the video store next door. I used to lock up the store and go next door and hang out all the time and watch movies and stuff. Jason Mewes
Anything is an art if you do it at the level of an art. Richard Avedon
With sad music, or music that's perceived as sad, there's a sense of solidarity that can be really powerful. My songs are all joyful to me. J. Tillman
I am a real person that cares about his art and cares about what he's doing - I have a heart and a soul and want to touch people and give. LL Cool J
My father taught me to read music and play the piano-but not well, even though people have said that I'm a natural musician. Ethel Merman
The movies were custard compared to politics. Nancy Reagan
When I was a kid, I would make kung fu movies with the kids in the neighborhood, and I would be the guy behind the camera directing everybody, but they were all very silly little shorts and comedy bits. Dan Fogler
You have to react to what's around you in the moment, whatever the music is. Just think of it as some place you have to enter and you need to find the key. Jan Garbarek
New country music comprises about five percent of what I hear per year. I enjoy it, but I don't really take note of who's singing it or writing it. Rivers Cuomo
I knew I wanted to write on religious themes when I was a GI in World War II. I saw and experienced so much violence that I thought I could express my outrage best with music. Dave Brubeck
I put music on and I drive around town. Chris Isaak
There used to be a lot of industry in Montreal, and now there's not, so it's really easy to get huge, empty spaces where you can practice and make music or make art for very, very cheap. Grimes
The Beatles are the most credible band in the history of music. Ryan Tedder
I'm actually pretty afraid of scary movies, so I can't watch them at night, but I am a fan during the daytime! Taissa Farmiga
I did 14 movies in six years, I had a cartoon TV show, and I don't want to do that again. I just want to make unique pieces of art. That's why I quit everything when I was 14 and sat around for eight years before I did another movie. Macaulay Culkin
My anxiety level of my own work and what I'm doing and focusing on my art and all of that stuff? That's fundamental. Sufjan Stevens
When I started off in music, I started with a real innocence, a real love for the instrument, the writing the songs, the playing the songs and the sharing and the recording and experimenting. It was exciting. Then, this thing called success came, and something happened at some point where I became disenchanted, and I lost the innocence. Damien Rice
Bantam has an incredible team working on my books, and I'm so thrilled that the art department is so amazing, since those covers are the 'face' of my stories! Julie Kenner
Music is like making love: either all or nothing. Isaac Stern
My whole thing is just to put out positive messages in the music, give people something that can change their lives. Kid Cudi
Music should probably provide answers in terms of lyrical content, and giving people a sense of togetherness and oneness, as opposed to being alone in their thoughts and dilemmas or regrets or happiness or whatever. Peabo Bryson
I would like the people that buy my clothes to understand that for me it's one small piece of art. Roberto Cavalli
Usually I do everything reverse. I practice something in movies and then I try it in real life. John Cusack
I wanted to work in the arts. My dream come true would be to be an architectural historian and work with the royal palaces and all the fabulous art collections. But I'm not committed enough. Jaye Davidson
Cinema is still a very young art form with extraordinary techniques and very impressive special effects but sometimes it seems the soul has been taken out of things. Catherine Deneuve
The last time I heard real screaming in the theatre was when I went to see a movie I did years ago, called 'Wait Until Dark.' Now, my mother was the least emotional person on the planet, but when I got killed in the movie, she stood up and screamed, 'That's my son!' At Radio City Music Hall in New York! Alan Arkin
Artists themselves are not confined, but their output is. Robert Smithson
My dad was a huge country music fan, but he also had a band and he sang. So he'd listen to a lot of music and the songs that he'd learn for the band were more from the male artists. So my earliest country memories were Waylon Jennings, Conway Twitty, George Jones, Johnny Paycheck even. Martina McBride
My reputation for writing quickly and effortlessly notwithstanding, I am strongly in favor of intelligent, even fastidious revision, which is, or certainly should be, an art in itself. Joyce Carol Oates
I really like worship music. It settles my soul. Gets me back on track. The lyrics are almost like a prayer, so it's my go-to. Jodi Benson
Since music is a reflection of our mindset and our culture, it is bound to change with time. I am glad that India is such a receiving country and is always open to all kinds of music. Our composers, singers and writers are open to experimenting. Sonu Nigam
Twenty years ago my parents wouldn't know who the X-Men were, and now everybody knows that stuff. It means that deconstruction of the superhero is something you can do. All those movies have led to a point where we can finally have 'Watchmen' with a Superman character who doesn't want to save the world and a Batman who has trouble in bed. Zack Snyder
I try to get a degree of realism in my music. Martin Gore
I made a lot of different experiments with tapes at that time, until I finally realized around 1995, that sound is an interesting subject for me. Ever since then sound got more and more integrated into my art works, musically as well as physically. Alva Noto
The excellency of every art is its intensity, capable of making all disagreeable evaporate. John Keats
I love music in general. It's like girls and their clothes and shoes; when you love shoes, you love shoes. So, for me, I think it's a really dangerous thing to say I'm going to write the best dance song in the world. Nadia Ali
Do we value privacy in any real way? Thinking about blogs, Twitter, Facebook, MySpace... all these suggest we value exposure rather more. And instead of challenging this transformation, as they are supposed to - certainly at the more thoughtful edges of the art - novelists are buying into it wholesale. Guy Gavriel Kay
Heartbreak was the impetus to me writing poems and music in the first place. Over the years, I had my heart broken so badly that if I didn't find a way to get all the pain out, I was going to lose my mind. I was crazy! Like, wanting to slash tires and smash car windows. Crazy! I was so hurt that I had to write. Jill Scott
I'm glad if people can listen to some music and maybe fix some prejudices of their own, just by thinking. Nellie McKay
I think grown-ups don't go to movies because they're much more discerning. Joseph Bologna
But what you realise after you've been in the business for a while is that people develop opinions about you that don't have anything to do with your music, they like or dislike you for a million reasons, they like or dislike you for your last record. Adam Duritz
I like to go shopping, to the movies, all the girl stuff. Just a normal girl. Victoria Azarenka
One thing that I had to remember in my personal journey in the music industry and coming up in the music industry was how many times I was told no. I was signed, I was dropped, I was signed, and I was put on a shelf. Kelly Rowland
I think so much of the horror film is about our primal instincts, and our primal instincts are not just towards violence. It's also towards sex. I feel like horror movies, as much as they're about violence, they're also about sex. It's about our instincts, so in that regard, it's crucial that you honor both of those things. Drew Goddard
I think there's an instinct to make grotesque horror films that are purely carnal, like the 'Saw' movies. Amber Heard
I am not a food critic. Or a chef. Or even a professional writer. What I am schooled in the art of, however, is enjoying myself. Jewel Staite
The two Hindi movies that I did were not marketed well, and so not many people came to watch the film, hence the audience doesn't know much about me. I am a newcomer, and I cannot sell a film on my own. There has to be a backing in terms of producers. Tena Desae
I have been long associated with British music. I have favoured it as my alternate music next to American. Leonard Slatkin
Music has generally involved a lot of awkward contraptions, a certain amount of heavy lifting. Tom Waits
I've done movies with Oliver Stone and Michael Mann. And I've done quite a few dramas in my time, from the theatre to film work. I just think the audience is used to seeing me on 'Saturday Night Live,' and 'K-9,' and 'Curly Sue' and of course, 'According to Jim.' I think that my comedies have been the most popular. James Belushi
The only sort of descriptive adjective or catch phrase for my music would be 'eclectic.' Moby
Fast bowling is an art, like spin bowling. Kapil Dev
I think the music I've created is quite odd, and people are going to start talking about that. Ed Sheeran
Music and silence combine strongly because music is done with silence, and silence is full of music. Marcel Marceau
The direction for my music is heaven, of course. We gear all things to the realm of heaven - which is the mind, the organized mind. Richie Havens
I take certain steps to make sure I'm relevant artistically. I always have new music and a reason to be on the road. I'm not just playing 'Get By' over and over. I have 12 albums. Talib Kweli
I just do what I do. I like to make music. Neil Young
Buildings should serve people, not the other way around. John Portman
I urge younger artists to know that you don't have to be anything you don't want. You can do whatever's comfortable for you. From the music I make, to the things I do in my life, I'm true to my R&B core. I have the capability to make pop records and crossover, but that's not my aim. Trey Songz
I always enjoyed movies and in hindsight I realise how captivating they were to me. Adam Brody
When I was a kid, I was following black soul music. Robert Plant
You can never stop discovering music. Rashida Jones
I'm an actor, and I love the art of creating a character. Lee Norris
Just as Darwin discovered the law of development of organic nature, so Marx discovered the law of development of human history: the simple fact, hitherto concealed by an overgrowth of ideology, that mankind must first of all eat, drink, have shelter and clothing, before it can pursue politics, science, art, religion, etc. Friedrich Engels
I'm not technically adept at music, but I'd love to be part of a discussion of where progressive rock ends and country music begins. William Shatner
I played music all through school and I kind of performed that way. Ewan McGregor
If art is any good, it has so much of a longer trajectory than one night. Contemporary art is separate from art openings. In the end, it depends on the strength of ideas in each piece. Elizabeth Peyton
When I first started, the very first body of music I made when I got signed to Atlantic were songs with titles like 'Unify' and 'You're Special.' And there's this song that reminds me of Meghan Trainor that I wrote, about a woman's body and not conforming, when I first started in music. Wynter Gordon
You cannot set art off in a corner and hope for it to have vitality, reality, and substance. Charles Ives
At the same time, I was listening to black music, and I began to think that the best musicians were receiving the worst treatment. The people who were doing the greatest work were despised as lower class, with no dignity accorded to what they did. Henry Flynt
My favorite films, I would put my answering machine up to the television set and hit record. I'd tape my favorite movies and then I could go back and listen to them again. I only had the soundtrack, I didn't have the visuals. But I think it made me really pay attention to the soundtracks. Mark Mothersbaugh
I don't see all the movies that come out. Ray Walston
The music of ABBA is not that happy. It might sound happy, in some strange way, but deep within, it's not happy music. It has that Nordic melancholic feeling to it. What fools you is the girls' voices. You know, I do think that is one of the secrets about ABBA. Even when we were really quite sad, we always sounded jubilant. Bjorn Ulvaeus
Seek art from every time and place, in any form, to connect with those who really move you. Martha Beck
At the end of the day, audiences just want to laugh and be entertained. They want to escape from their reality, and that's why we make movies, to get people to escape from the realities. Brett Ratner
When I was a kid, I played basketball religiously. I begged my mom to get me voice lessons because I wanted to learn to sing the right way, but at the same time, I was playing Junior Olympic basketball, and I was playing point guard for my school. But I was wanting to get into entertainment, into music and film and television. Justin Timberlake
I am a California girl, born and raised, so flip-flops and cutoff shorts are my go-to look. An easy Angeleno uniform, so to speak. But for my role on 'Suits,' I'm dressed in Alexander McQueen, Tom Ford, and Prada almost every day. And therein lies the difference. For work, I wear art; in real life, I wear clothes. Meghan Markle
I make movies for money, exclusively for money. Klaus Kinski
If it's got the feeling, if the music moves you or not, it doesn't matter what the genre is to me. Casey James
I was interested in making work that physically changed as it circulated through the art world. Walead Beshty
I love the art of acting, so I don't care if I'm in a movie with 10 people, two people, or by myself. I just really enjoy it. Taraji P. Henson
My thing is related to who I am as a person. The clothes are an extension of me. The music is an extension of me. All my businesses are part of the culture, so I have to stay true to whatever I'm feeling at the time, whatever direction I'm heading in. And hopefully, everyone follows. Jay-Z
To make great movies, there is an element of risk. You have to say, 'Well, I am going to make this film, and it is not really a sure thing.' Francis Ford Coppola
I have been pregnant in so many movies it's ridiculous. Jennifer Aniston
I think listening to real classic soul material made me learn how to feel music that's sung. Gavin DeGraw
But theater, because of its nature, both text, images, multimedia effects, has a wider base of communication with an audience. That's why I call it the most social of the various art forms. Wole Soyinka
The main three components are the blues, improvisation - which is some kind of element that people are trying to make it up - and swing, which means even though they're making up music, they're trying to make it up together. It feels great, like you're having a great conversation with somebody. Wynton Marsalis
When I was doing comedy in New York, before I was in movies, I was never known as the deadpan actress. I was just a comedienne. Aubrey Plaza
Fear is a problem with film music and films; people want to be conventional, and there's more commercialism today. If you are not daring in your art, you're bankrupt. Alex North
I had those kind of parents where I watched all of these very sophisticated movies: 'Five Easy Pieces', 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.' Sam Rockwell
My tastes in all things lean towards the arty and boring. I like sports documentaries about Scrabble players, bands that play quiet, unassuming music, and TV shows that win awards. In that way, I am an elitist snob. Michael Ian Black
I understand it all. I can write my own ticket for one or two movies. But if they're not the right ones, my ticket gets yanked. I understand that's how it works, and I'm okay with it. Cuba Gooding, Jr.
Music is always a reflection of what's going on in the hearts and minds of the culture. Tori Amos
I've been trying to make this argument that digital comics and print comics are both art, but there are subtle differences. Jim Lee
It's great to have all this stuff at home. But when you want to make it for real, there's still nothing like making music with a bunch of other great musicians in the same room. That's one thing that'll never change. Ronnie Milsap
Until I began to learn to draw, I was never much interested in looking at art. Richard P. Feynman
My all-time favorites that I always go back to are films by the director John Cassavetes. The movies he made, the work he left behind, have been a big influence for my work. Nina Hoss
Music is what I must do, business is what I need to do and politics is what I have to do. Bob Geldof
I actually grew up playing the piano in the church and was deeply involved in music ministry. T. D. Jakes
Change is an internal thing. Different things happen or transform, and music and art is a documentation of that. Matisyahu
Horror is so often a 'thinkless' genre, sort of considered popcorn movies, but you really put a lot of, not just heart and soul, but a lot of physical energy into it. Fran Kranz
'Portnoy's Complaint' was very far out there, and movies have always worked when you have either a funny situation between two or more people or a very dramatic situation. There's not that much difference. Richard D. Zanuck
I was in every band class I could get in, like after school jazz band and marching band, and that's where I really learned to read music from elementary all the way through junior high and high school. Chad Smith
There are people that bring artists to me to look at it and it's a question of whether I like their music and their look and if I think there's something they have that makes them different and commercial. Kenneth Edmonds
Romance can end, but I don't think art really ends, as romantic as that might sound. Stew
I began writing with a Michael Buble mentality. I think he's fantastic, and it's the perfect music for any date night, ever. Joe Jonas
I would still love to do more Handel. I think Handel was a fantastic composer. I did lots of Vivaldi, but it's also important to do the music of Handel, one of the greatest composers of the 18th century. Cecilia Bartoli
I was a fine arts major in college, and a painter for many years. And I found that, like writing, art is very similar. Kami Garcia
I'm practicing the oboe. But I don't play. Just single notes, not an entire piece of music. Lola Kirke
There's a lot of other movies I like, but I don't even pay attention to directors to tell you the truth. Jason Mewes
There is a deep question whether the possible meanings that emerge from an effort to explain the experience of art may not mask the real meanings of a work of art. Jerome Bruner
Let's say I was a plumber, or I worked at a factory, I would download music, you feel what I'm saying? Obie Trice
I've never personally criticized anyone else's music, but I know that the public's real problem is not the music I make but the perception that I play simple music for money only and for the notoriety and to increase my popularity. Kenny G
I've always loved pinup art, and I've always enjoyed drawing women. I think it was a conscious decision that has resulted in me getting almost exclusive work on comics where the main character is female. Adam Hughes
I embrace country music because of love, a love of what I came from. Dwight Yoakam
The only thing I'm nervous about is talking to guests like human beings, because all of my interviews so far have been attacking people. I have a genuine concern about sitting across from an actor whose movies I obviously haven't seen. John Oliver
I've always thought of music as something which gives the words their flight and their wings and the music often comes first, although sometimes I'll have a concept, a title idea, a lyric idea that I want to write and the lyric will come first. Neil Diamond
Music - you need the give and take from the audience, the feeling of attention. It's not about me: it's about the music itself. Joshua Bell
I had done some TV movies that were great experiences but, no, I wasn't looking to do a series. Victor Garber
Sound is more than just noise. Ordered sound is music. My life is music. Lou Reed
Criticism is the art of appraising others at one's own value. George Jean Nathan
Filming movies and TV are vastly different. Film is more of slower pace. You usually have more time to develop characters, and it sometimes takes up to 3 months to film one movie. Sometimes you'll spend half the day filming one scene. TV moves much faster. It takes about 10 days to film an episode. Chad Lindberg
I would love to continue in music, with writing... but I am not the kind of person who will hang around if I start to become irrelevant. If that happens, I will bow down gracefully, raise my kids, and have a garden. And I am going to let my hair go gray when I am older. I don't need to be blonde when I'm 60! Taylor Swift
I grew up watching all these crazy movies, European movies and stuff, and I guess that I always laughed at things that were a little more offbeat. Louis C. K.
When I was at school, you couldn't draw and be into football, too. If you were into art, then you were seen as an absolute pansy, and there was no way you'd be admitted to the guys' world of football. Peter Capaldi
As long as my music is real, it's no limit to how many ears I can grab. Kendrick Lamar
I enjoy about 1 out of 100 movies, it's about the same proportion to books published that I care to read. Jim Harrison
And I like messing around in the engine room of music. Seeing what happens in the rhythm section area. Bill Bruford
There was certainly, like, a rebellious, like, youthful rage in me. And there was also the fact of no getting away from fact that I am white, and you know, this is predominantly black music, you know. Eminem
I will try to account for the degree of my aesthetic emotion. That, I conceive, is the function of the critic. Clive Bell
Britain has nurtured me and made me able to make movies that have travelled round the world. Gurinder Chadha
I just go with the flow, so any style can be in my music - that makes it exciting. Yoko Ono
I think it would be very boring dramatically to have a film where everybody was a lawyer or doctor and had no faults. To me, the most important thing is to be truthful. Spike Lee
Before I was a cosplayer, I was a fan artist. I would draw my favorite characters and sell the pieces at art auctions. But once I discovered cosplay, it was like, 'I don't have to draw my favorite characters, I can become my favorite characters.' Yaya Han
It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature and everlasting beauty of monotony. Benjamin Britten
Many old music hall fans were present at the funeral today of Fred 'Chuckles' Jenkins, Britain's oldest and unfunniest comedian. In tribute, the vicar read out one of Fred's jokes, and the congregation had two minutes silence. Ronnie Barker
Every musician tries to blend in some reggae. It's the only music that brings all people together, different races, different religions. Burning Spear
When I was 17-years-old, I was in the music business. Scott Caan
There are a handful of talented individuals that are always going to do a better job. If you look at the amount of TV shows or movies, there's only a handful that rise to the top. Chad Hurley
I picked up the bass kind of postpunk-style. There's a real art to not learning how to play an instrument and being able to still play it. Kim Gordon
I don't go to see bands any more because I've got tinnitus, so I have to avoid loud music. You get used to it, but when it's quiet you hear a constant ringing. Linton Kwesi Johnson
Every kind of music is good, except the boring kind. Gioachino Rossini
I love football movies. Kim Dickens
Wishing to open my mouth, O brethren, and speak on the exalted theme of humility, I am filled with fear, even as a man who understands that he is about to discourse concerning God with the art of his own words. For humility is the raiment of the Godhead. Isaac of Nineveh
I was never interested in being powerful or famous. But once I got to film school and learned about movies, I just fell in love with it. I didn't care what kind of movies I made. George Lucas
I love painting and music, of course. I don't know nearly as much about them as I know about poetry. I've certainly been influenced by fiction. I was overwhelmed by War and Peace when I read it, and I didn't read it until I was in my late 20s. Kenneth Koch
In the end, nature is inexorable: it has no reason to hurry and, sooner or later, it takes what belongs to it. Unconsciously and inflexibly obedient to its own laws, it doesn't know art, just as it doesn't know freedom, just as it doesn't know goodness. Ivan Turgenev
I'm preparing for a multimedia theater piece, Airport Music, that's coming up in New York City. Jessica Hagedorn
I think, honestly, that a lot of people think I'm sad and dark all the time, because of the music I have made. But there's a huge part of my personality that's really energetic, outgoing and goofy. Skylar Grey
I often want to go to the movies and see something that transports you beyond the infinite. Jonathan Nolan
I've always been a fan of Nigerian artist D'banj. He's now signed to Kanye West's Good Music label. Estelle
I've been singing since I was two. Music was my first passion and I love writing, singing, creating and being creative. JoJo
I hate horror movies, with a passion. Katee Sackhoff
Art is not necessary at all. All that is necessary to make this world a better place to live in is to love - to love as Christ loved, as Buddha loved. Isadora Duncan
Yeah, I've always sung, and I always try to find a way for music to be in my life. Lauren Ambrose
'O Brother, Where Art Thou?' was this role that utterly fell into my lap and changed my life. Tim Blake Nelson
I was involved in music, acting, and some running, but my firm wish was to become a doctor. That was the formative age when I had decided on the pattern of my career. Roger Bannister
The construction of Europe is an art. It is the art of the possible. Jacques Chirac
Acting may be how I've made my living, but music has always been my passion. John Corbett
Progressive art can assist people to learn not only about the objective forces at work in the society in which they live, but also about the intensely social character of their interior lives. Ultimately, it can propel people toward social emancipation. Salvador Dali
You know how it is with drawers and labels in the music business. They don't want anything to be complicated. They just want it simple, as simple as possible. Mark McGrath
I certainly understand that we're all trying to make a living, but I'm not thinking about that when I'm making it. And if that's your sole motivation, it's going to reflect that narcissistic greed, and you're going to hear it in the music. Aimee Mann
Art doesn't spring from the muses alone, but from hard work. Tom Rachman
I've been awfully busy, and I haven't gone to many movies. Jeffrey Jones
Treating your audience like thieves is absurd. Anyone who chooses to listen to our music becomes a collaborator. Jeff Tweedy
I grew up the son of a Seventh Day Adventist minister, so I was really close to the church and sang church music between sips at my bottle, you know? I sat on the piano bench next to my mother. She was the church organist, so that music is deeply inside of me. Al Jarreau
In 1952, Muddy cut the song 'Rollin' Stone.' It was a nationwide success, and the song echoes down through rock n' roll history. Bob Dylan cut a tribute by the same name, an English band decided to call themselves the Rolling Stones, and the magazine that first embraced music as a serious cultural phenomenon was itself called 'Rolling Stone.' Tim Cahill
Art is so wonderfully irrational, exuberantly pointless, but necessary all the same. Pointless and yet necessary, that's hard for a puritan to understand. Gunter Grass
The Elgin Marbles were supposed to be on the Parthenon. For many works of art, a museum is an artificial setting - a zoo, not a natural habitat. Virginia Postrel
I don't believe in very many things, but art is definitely one of them. And at the top of that list, film and art influence our world's culture much more than many of us understand and fully respect. Megan Ellison
My retirement is both voluntary and involuntary. One reason, and this is voluntary, is the impact of television. All old movies are turning up on television, and frankly, making pictures doesn't interest me anymore. Another reason is that the film industry is in a declining state. Randolph Scott
Don't make music for some vast, unseen audience or market or ratings share or even for something as tangible as money. Though it's crucial to make a living, that shouldn't be your inspiration. Do it for yourself. Billy Joel
Growing up in Hollywood, like I did, I have a passion and a love for the movies, so I go to the cinema all the time. Leonard Slatkin
It's always been about making music. I've never gotten caught up with the trappings. You can't get caught up in the limousines and the chicks. The most important thing is the music. Al Jarreau
It is immensely enjoyable to work for an album because there's a lot more creative freedom. In films sometimes, all that the makers care about is making the music commercially appealing. Shreya Ghoshal
As a musician, I know that it'll take time for me to get to the ranks of an established artiste. Nevertheless, I'm very happy that people are appreciating my music. Priyanka Chopra
I feel like movies, if there's any kind of budget whatsoever, there's so much sitting, and I really like to work. Otherwise my blood sugar just drops, you know, six hours sitting in a camper. Mary-Louise Parker
But with rap music - not just N.W.A. - but rap music in general, seeing these artists wearing these team logos all the time started bringing a synergy and energy about having to rep your city, your team, everywhere and all the time. Ice Cube
Movies are extremely imitative of one another. Whatever works, people will try to do it. Octavia E. Butler
I believe in music. Zubin Mehta
Even if there were no illegal copying, the advent of digital distribution will put a lot of stress on the movie and music industry. When the distribution costs comes down, that puts more price pressure on the rest of the cost. Edward Felten
One of the things that I find so exciting about life is that you're constantly surprised. You never know what's going to happen, and it's certainly like that making movies; every once in a while, one will come along that transcends all of your expectations. Jeff Bridges
Every artist has a moment where they think about quitting music for a moment because it's scary. Tyler Farr
Everyone making electronic music has the same tool kits and templates. You listen, and you feel like it can be done on an iPad. If everybody knows all the tricks, it's no more magic. Thomas Bangalter
Unlike with any other art form, filmmakers have this unique web of festivals. There are hundreds. It is a democratic system in which you submit films, and if they are good enough, they play. The only barrier to entry is the submission fee. Jason Reitman
I want people to go to the movies. I am the man of the spectacle. I'm playing. Roman Polanski
Films with female protagonists don't attract many eyeballs. Most of them are perceived as feminist films. If Bollywood starts giving women major roles in entertaining movies, then the audience, too, will open up to the idea of watching commercial films in which the actresses do more than just play the role of the hero's love interest. Bipasha Basu
My goal was to play drums, but my father made me take piano lessons. He told me I needed to learn to read music first, so I took lessons for six years. I thank God that he made me take those lessons, because it taught me a tremendous amount. Brian Austin Green
Violin playing is a physical art with great traditions behind it. Vanessa Mae
Art gives me the freedom I don't have when I make music. Marilyn Manson
I can count on one hand the people who are legendary in my book, and Tom Waits is certainly right at the top. It's funny, though: When I tell people that I like Tom's music, it surprises them. Steve Vai
The human soul is hungry for beauty; we seek it everywhere - in landscape, music, art, clothes, furniture, gardening, companionship, love, religion, and in ourselves. No one would desire not to be beautiful. When we experience the beautiful, there is a sense of homecoming. John O'Donohue
Radio is the art form of sports casting. If you're any good, you can do a great job on radio. Chick Hearn
My dad was a low budget film director. I grew up as a kid making movies, based on the love of seeing what my dad was doing. Robert Stromberg
I'm always pursuing knowledge; I'm a seeker of spiritual equilibrium - and music is a big part of that. Steve Vai
I still do television. I don't care. I just want to work. I love to work. I want to do 500 movies. Brion James
There was always music playing in the house. I started singing at three, like my sisters did. When I was around four, we decided to put together a group and had so much fun with it. China Anne McClain
I'm a person who has always been clear about my love of music and vocal about trying to live in a way that lends itself to health. Kaskade
Yes, the more I go through life I realize that there's really no separation between practice and art at all. The two things more and more become one rather than two different aspects of my life. Meredith Monk
This is a cause that musicians can take to heart because one of our main reasons for being is to share our music with other people, and this takes us to people who probably wouldn't otherwise get to hear music on quite this level. Boz Scaggs
I love music. Cote de Pablo
No, 'F/X 2' was a job. I enjoyed doing it but that was definitely a job. I wrote that, I didn't direct it but 'Candyman' and the earlier horror movies I made, I was completely into horror and suspense and always have been. It's informed everything I've done, even the way scenes are shot in 'Kinsey and 'Gods and Monsters.' Bill Condon
You really can't do a remake. I mean, 'King Kong' needed its turn to be remade. It needed an update. But the 'Bad News Bears,' or 'The Shaggy D.A.,' those are classic movies. I think they did a good job of remaking them, but it's just not the same thing. Nobody can top Tatum O'Neal. It just isn't the same. Carly Schroeder
Black music has increased my enjoyment of what I do. It has increased my range, my ability to reach into myself and accept myself. Michael Bolton
I have this massive love for the whole culture of pop music. It's my fascination, my ongoing passion. Siobhan Fahey
Plus, you know, when I was young, there was a lot of respect for clowning in rock music - look at Little Richard. It was a part of the whole thing, and I always also believed that it released the audience. Bruce Springsteen
Nothing retains less of desire in art, in science, than this will to industry, booty, possession. Andre Breton
I like challenging people. I love pop music that can just throw you off. Kimbra
I got out of the music industry many years ago. I had a charlatan for a producer who I wanted nothing to do with. He's dead now, so I guess I can't beat that horse any more. It left a very bad taste in my mouth, so I just went on about my business doing what I do and not involving myself with record companies, except for distribution. Leon Redbone
I grew up watching science fiction and action movies. I love it. I absolutely love it! Katee Sackhoff
Movies are an expensive business. Albert Brooks
Movies are usually difficult, often insane, constantly challenging and always strangely amusing to make. Yahoo Serious
I refused to wear make-up on TV. I wanted my music to be heard. Suzi Quatro
Apart from two periods of intense study, of music between the ages of 12 and 14 and of mathematics between the ages of 14 and 16, I coasted, daydreaming, through most of my school years. James Black
I want to choreograph, I want to direct, I want to act, I want to write music, I want to play music, I want to sing. For me, it's never-ending. I want to do it all, really. Derek Hough
In terms of influence, my style icons have been a mixture of Julie Andrews and Olivia Newton-John. When I was little I used to watch 'Grease,' 'Mary Poppins' and 'The Sound of Music' a lot. If you put all those things together you do kind of get my outfits. A slightly tarty nanny in a second-hand outfit. That is pretty much what I wear. Sophie Ellis-Bextor
In the the late seventies and early eighties, I played background roles in thirty movies... Woody Allen movies, Scorsese films, you name it. Whatever was being shot in New York, I was doing stand-in and background work because I wanted to be close to the camera; I wanted to see what was going on. Tobin Bell
All my movies have an autobiographical dimension, but that is indirectly, through the personages. In fact, I am behind everything that happens and that is said, but I am never talking about myself in first person singular. Pedro Almodovar
Oh yes, much, because music is just something that comes to you. You don't question it. Bryan Ferry
I am not very relaxed about bad reviews. But I am resilient. I grieve, curse and swear, put on loud music, and get on with the next job. Simon Schama
My genre of music is very eclectic. I might play some Latin jazz, or just go into a spontaneous jazz thing. That's the thing about coming to one of my performances. Not every show is the same. Sheila E.
Three-6 Mafia, we were always doing different kinds of things, and we like rock music, we like whatever - not saying they was rock, but they had a little rock-n-roll with some of their music, a little rock with it. Juicy J
For the longest time I was brought up listening to only two genres of music, pop and rock. So in the past few years I've been trying to expand my interests because I think that you can only write to the extent of your knowledge, and if your knowledge is limited you can't write past that. Jacqueline Emerson
Ironically, being a coach on 'The Voice' and spending time with those kids, Xenia and Dia especially, I learned a lot about myself. It reminded me how lucky I am that this happened for me, and it kind of lit the spark inside me again for my love of music. Blake Shelton
The focus on my wife and my children, it really helps me make sense of the music side of it somehow. Chris Cornell
If you ever go to a music session, you'll notice that the musicians can sit down and start playing right away, and everyone knows what to do. Of course they're reading it, but the conductor can tweak little things, and you can take that back to directing motion pictures. Clint Eastwood
People think I take some sort of masochistic pleasure out of putting out music that's gonna be unpopular. Billy Corgan
I wish I had the guts and talent to be a good comedian. I love the idea of it, yet I'm terrified of it. I'd also love to play music in front of people. Charlie Rowe
I feel really humbled because I decided to go on Twitter, and all of my fans on Twitter say one thing consistently every single day, and that is, 'When are you coming back in movies?' I didn't even think people missed me that much. Preity Zinta
My dad played music so I was around it at a really young age. Shawna Thompson
The English may not like music, but they absolutely love the noise it makes. Thomas Beecham
I think I have music in me! I had a scholarship to study singing at one point, and I've never really done anything about it. I've done some music on stage, but it's been a long time. It would be kind of fun. Garret Dillahunt
The music that I chose during my life, it wasn't arbitrary. It was all in my family home when I was growing up. I never tried to record anything I hadn't heard before the age of 10. Otherwise, I couldn't do it authentically. Linda Ronstadt
Every language has its own music. Sid Caesar
In hip-hop, what you have is you have a lot of formulaic-type bands or rappers that come up. They saw something on the radio, and they want to mimic that formula. And that's just boring. I don't wanna record something just to make money; I want to record something to enjoy it and have fun because I'm a music lover. Sir Mix-a-Lot
Each time I seem to go through one of life's huge things, I want to play music. Katey Sagal
I've been writing music since I was a teenager. I play keyboards. I'm not much of a player, but I can write. That will come along. I'd like to do a musical. Paul Eenhoorn
Performance is there, and if you are not there in that moment it happened, it just stays in the memory. It's so immaterial and something this immaterial is very difficult to collect. Its difficult to buy, its how we can buy immaterial art. Marina Abramovic
The ultimate art form of fashion is couture. I completely geek out when it comes to couture. It shows fashion as it used to be. I don't know how many people can actually afford the clothes, but in a way, that's beside the point. Diane Kruger
When I hear bluegrass today, I hear so many new sounds in it. It's almost like country music in a way. Ricky Skaggs
I don't intend to stop making music. Frank Ocean
There's only one reason for my whole life, and that's art. Nothing else counts; nothing else gives me pleasure; nothing else gives me satisfaction. Philip Johnson
Reggae music isn't Jewish, but a lot of the ideas are. Matisyahu
I don't generally listen to music while working, but sometimes music can help me get past minor writer's block. David Liss
Andy Warhol defined Pop Art. Jeffrey Deitch
It's sometimes impossible to fit in all the music we want to fit in, in an hour and 45 minute show. Mick Taylor
In rare cases, I've had music before I shot the movie. I think that for 'Good Will Hunting' I had an Elliot Smith record or a couple of them and I just somehow felt like the sound had something to it that reminded me of the story. So in that case there was music beforehand. Gus Van Sant
We love all kinds of music: We love pop music, we love rock music, we love R & B and country, and we just pull from all our influences. So I don't really take offense as long as people are coming out to the shows and buying the records and becoming fans of the music. At the end of the day, the music is what's gonna speak to you. Charles Kelley
Well, what I love about '80s rock music is the amazing, fantastic melodies. Julianne Hough
I started out doing music videos and photography, and I always loved writing. Filmmaking seemed to be a good compilation of all these skills in a way that allowed me to tell a story 'greater than the sum of its parts.' Brendan Fletcher
The sculptor Frosty Myers and I met when we were bidding against each other at an auction. He's an eccentric, a liberal with a collection of rifles, and his stuff is big art. We share a love of tractors. I'm trading him one for a piece of art. Mark Ruffalo
Songwriting is an art unto itself, not to be confused with performing. Jo Stafford
I think it's what art should do: make you feel less alone - either in the quest for truth or in dealing with any pain you have. Brendan Gleeson
There is hardly any money interest in art, and music will be there when money is gone. Duke Ellington
Divine Nature gave the fields, human art built the cities. Marcus Terentius Varro
A song without music is a lot like H2 without the O. Ira Gershwin
Just because I grew up a white guy in America doesn't mean that's the music of my life. Ezra Koenig
I think it's always difficult to reconcile the needs of art and business. Christian Lacroix
Yeah, you know, I performed occasionally. I was in such despair because I just - if I didn't have my music to connect with, I couldn't figure out what I was supposed to be doing. There was never a 'B' plan here; it was just this. So it took me a long time to find my way. Melissa Manchester
I'm just excited that I get to put out the music I love versus music just for the sake of it. Estelle
There was a point in time where I was doing movies to be able to afford to live in a certain way. Ashton Kutcher
The music industry's actions at the time of 9/11 and since have been actions driven by patriotism in most instances, and greed and stupidity to a lesser degree. Sounds like real life doesn't it? Ronnie James Dio
I wanted my new release 'Get Back Up' to benefit Haiti in their tragedy and I am blessed to use my music to help as your purchase becomes our gift. TobyMac
I'm very much into the costuming of any character that I portray and it's one of the great things about making movies is it's a collaborative art form so you get all these artists who are looking specifically about for this instance your character's costume and what that might tell about your character. Jeff Bridges
Some of my favorite movies are just movies that are just good stories, and aren't necessarily big budget movies or anything. Miranda Cosgrove
Politics is the art of realizing what there is to realize. Adam Michnik
After 9/11, if people made movies about terrorism, the U.S. was evil and Muslims were misunderstood: 'Lions for Lambs,' 'Stop-Loss,' 'Rendition.' Well, all these movies didn't do particularly well. In Hollywood, people scratched their heads, but the reason they didn't do well is because in Middle America, people want to see their values triumph. Brad Thor
My music is tonally based. There is plenty of dissonance, but it's used as a contrast. There is polytonality at times and a lot of rhythmic interplay. Stephen Paulus
I'm not a pretty princess, and I'm aware of that, so I like music that is really intense, really bold, and characters that in a way almost have a dark side and are kind of evil because, for me, that's when I feel my strongest and fiercest, when I'm not necessarily the good girl. Ashley Wagner
There's a lot of reflection that goes on whenever I write a song - it's been a wild whirlwind last couple of years and there's a lot to talk about, and hopefully that's evident in the music. Nick Lachey
I think a scientist's job is to explore the Universe, to explore the cosmos around us. People always want to know - why is that useful? Well, on just pure fundamental grounds, on some level it's like art, it's like umm, music, it's aesthetics, it's like philosophy. You want to know where you are in the Universe. Brian Schmidt
Art is man's nature; nature is God's art. Philip James Bailey
And when they encounter works of art which show that using new media can lead to new experiences and to new consciousness, and expand our senses, our perception, our intelligence, our sensibility, then they will become interested in this music. Karlheinz Stockhausen
I just want to play music with a band, live. Jessica Mauboy
The art of effective listening is essential to clear communication, and clear communication is necessary to management success. James Cash Penney
Art is all about the experience. I could say I don't really relate to opera, but then you watch Placido Domingo, and you go, 'Blimey, look at that.' David Harewood
There's very few dork movies made by dorks. Zack Snyder
You're playing serious music, and you want to be taken seriously. When they get my age wrong on the program, I wish they'd make me older. Leila Josefowicz
We were raised without movies, theater or music. We had only nature, the hills, the trees. When I got on the set of 'Manon,' I wasn't star-struck because I didn't know what a star was. Emmanuelle Beart
I love fashion. I love couture. I'm going to erect a shelf in my bedroom with an art light to be the spot for the shoes of the month. Sandra Bullock
Filmmaking, like any other art, is a very profound means of human communication; beyond the professional pleasure of succeeding or the pain of failing, you do want your film to be seen, to communicate itself to other people. Kenneth Lonergan
I did a series of these soft-core horror movies called 'Mirror Mirror.' I got killed in 'em all - and each time, I came back as a different character. They were all straight-to-video. Mark Ruffalo
I very rarely listen to music in my car - a lot of people make fun of me for it. But sometimes I listen to music on YouTube. I'm like a teenager. Gillian Jacobs
I always give a lot of credit to Ronnie Dunn for making me fall in love with country music. Brett Eldredge
A lot of the lessons that are taught in football will promote success in anything you get into after football; for me, it just happens to be music. Being disciplined. Good character. Trying to do the right thing, and working hard. Sam Hunt
Music is, of course, a universal emotional experience, cutting across cultures and languages. I studied piano for ten years as a child and consider that experience one of the most valuable in my life. Alan Lightman
I guess art itself is insane. Its actual function is rarely clear, and yet people give their hearts and souls and lives to it, and have for all of history. Damien Chazelle
I don't think any movie or any book or any work of art can solve the stalemate in the Middle East today. But it's certainly worth a try. Steven Spielberg
Art allows people a way to dream their way out of their struggle. Russell Simmons
Where the material is, that's where you go. I'm a workman: I go to work. I've done movies for nothing, literally nothing; I did 'Last I Heard' for next to nothing. Paul Sorvino
'New Jack City' was a perfect marriage of music and film. They used a lot of musicians: myself, Christopher Williams. People that were popular because of their music were given the chance to act. And the soundtrack was incredible. Ice T
The kids I talk to are convinced their generation will make the best music. And the greatest artists have yet to be discovered. I walk around with that thought every day. L.A. Reid
It's not like you do 'SNL' and then get handed movie roles. You work, you audition for stuff and try to get it. I think, a lot of people, it's the goal to be in movies or just to be working in general. But yeah, some of us get lucky and get some movie roles, and it's nice. Bobby Moynihan
I think youth will always be connected to the strongest music at the time because... I don't want to use the word 'tribal,' but there was this sort of familial affiliation that people would feel with the music they were listening to. John Darnielle
Basically, movies come down to economics, and they're always too expensive. From a producer's point of view, an actor is either going to make him money or save him money. Ewen Bremner
It's like there's the rest of the world, and then there's America. Part of the reason I would really love continue to making music over here because so much of American music has inspired me, whether it's Jeff Buckley, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen. Tom Odell
It's a great honor when somebody takes your song and does something different with it. That's what music is all about: to constantly change what somebody else has done. Laurent Brancowitz
If I have to work in McDonalds, fine - I had a really great run and made a living at music for 20 years, and how many other people can say that? Juliana Hatfield
Sondheim writes the music and lyrics, and because he's so smart and goes so deep with his feelings, there's a lot to explore, get involved with and learn about. Bernadette Peters
Horror movies, man, the blood entails so much time. And horror movies are not fun; definitely not starting there as a director. Definitely not horror. Corey Haim
The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person. Abraham Lincoln
And I don't consider Broadway the acropolis of theatrical art. I mean Broadway is commercial - that's what it is. It's expensive seats and a lot of them that have to be filled every night. Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway, as far as I'm concerned, is in New York the pride of New York theater. Tony Kushner
Professionally, I want to keep playing music; I can't escape that. Jason Mraz
Cricket is my passion; it is my first love. So I will not act in my movies, as they will just be a side business for me. Harbhajan Singh
My music appeals in America. There is less of the purist criticism I get here. And to be a hit in the U.S... what singer doesn't have that dream? Katherine Jenkins
Kitty Wells was the first and only Queen of Country Music, no matter what they call the rest of us. She was a great inspiration to me as well as every other female singer in the country music business. In addition to being a wonderful asset to country music, she was a wonderful woman. Dolly Parton
We've got great fans that rock and roll won't have, because you can have a one-hit record and country music used to, not so much anymore and you have a fan forever. Tanya Tucker
Music is really something that makes people whole. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Everything we have today that's cool comes from someone wanting more of something they loved in the past. Action figures, videogames, superhero movies, iPods: All are continuations of a love that wanted more. Patton Oswalt
Kansas City, I would say, did more for jazz music, black music, than any other influence at all. Almost all their joints that they had there, they used black bands. Most musicians who amounted to anything, they would flock to Kansas City because that's the place where jobs were plentiful. Jesse Stone
If I showed you scripts from my first few movies, the descriptions of my characters all said 'the ugly girl'. Winona Ryder
Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable. John Kenneth Galbraith
If architecture is, as is sometimes said, music set in concrete, then football and basketball may be said to be creativity embodied in team sports. Michael Mandelbaum
I came up playing in both punk rock bands and hip-hop bands, and I found a more universal way of reaching people, especially with music that has a message to it. Michael Franti
Country music has always been about as close to R&B as you can possibly get. We're storytellers. Lionel Richie
I love music but, of course, I'd choose love over that. Leona Lewis
All movies aren't fun; some are hard work. You try to do something and convey a set of emotions that have to do with some real life kind of stuff. Samuel L. Jackson
I want to tell the story. Mostly, when you see rock movies, it has to be this over-the-top thing. I want to give people a Bret Michaels movie where they see that my life is a comedy of errors. I also want to show my fans how to get through the kind of troubles that would leave most people flat on the floor. Bret Michaels
I love watching action movies. I love 007. Shameik Moore
I was bringing the whole music, hip-hop, art, break dancing and urban cultural thing to the downtown table. Fab Five Freddy
My normal cycle for movies is eighteen months and each part is separate. M. Night Shyamalan
I don't like movies that are trying to preach and trying to tell you how to feel. Don Cheadle
All I've been trying to do all my life is to make great music. Sean Combs
To me, there's two kinds of music these days. There's ephemeral music, and there's music that has lasting power and depth. Daryl Hall
Sometimes I like to make music together with a singer or with singers. Klaus Schulze
Marilyn Monroe never sold a platinum album. And more people know my music than what I look like. Shania Twain
And luckily, therefore the good old days return. The traditional art of driving counts again, and it is all about good tactics, skills and reflexes instead of simple power. Jacky Ickx
A lot of the main characters in horror movies are outsiders as well, so that outsider syndrome reverberates within horror fans and geeky collectors. It's kind of a rallying call that brings fans and collectors together who are a little socially retarded, maybe. Kirk Hammett
I do focus my energy on music, but it's just the way that the industry works. I kind of have to take what I can get when it comes to acting and show up so they'll hire me. And music I get to do when I have time. It's not that I focus less, it's just the way it works. Zoe Kravitz
I've been offered lots of movies. There's always some actor who's doing a project and would like to have me do it. Francis Ford Coppola
The only thing I was any good at was music. Don Gibson
My favorite music isn't necessarily the songs that One Direction come out with. That doesn't mean to say I don't secretly really love some of our songs, which I do. My personal tastes... I actually like quite a bit acoustic and more mellow kinds of things. Louis Tomlinson
My mother did movies from the New Wave, but I was quite shocked I didn't know much about that period. Bernado showed us film of the demonstrations of the time. Eva Green
There are a lot of movies that I don't care about, especially not remakes. John Carpenter
I could compare my music to white light which contains all colours. Only a prism can divide the colours and make them appear; this prism could be the spirit of the listener. Arvo Part
Music embodies feeling without forcing it to contend and combine with thought, as it is forced in most arts and especially in the art of words. Franz Liszt
I think there are unseen powers who don't want pop music to be anything other than glorified Madonnas. Steven Patrick Morrissey
In the old days, before there was such a thing as film schools, directors learned the camera by watching other directors, and learning from their own dailies, and listening to the cameraman, and seeing what would work. Some of those guys could cut their movies in their head. Don Ameche
The hardest thing to do in movies is be a day-part player. You have to go in, make your mark, and get out. There's a lot of leading actors who are not good for a lot of a movie, and then suddenly they have good moments, and they're like stepping-stones across a particularly feisty stream. They build careers out of that. Brian Cox
The moment you cheat for the sake of beauty, you know you're an artist. David Hockney
Art is a sense of magic. Stan Brakhage
Unauthorized use of these MP3 files is really creating a problem for artists in the music community. Hilary Rosen
Music is something that I have to do on a regular basis. It really is my life and I absolutely love it. It's a part of my day-to-day. So if I had to choose, it would be music. But I love acting too. JoJo
I remember a moment when the Prince went back to his old school, Grammar School in Melbourne, and slightly to his horror his old music teacher produced a cello. Anthony Holden
People come to music to seek oblivion: is that not also a form of deception? Claude Debussy
I studied directing prior to acting and I've done music videos and documentaries and things that were sort of well-received. Matthew Gray Gubler
After pop art, graffiti is probably the biggest art movement in recent history to have such an impact on culture. Jeffrey Deitch
Of all the arts, music is really the most abstract. Leo Ornstein
I was born in New Orleans, and I wasn't allowed to go to the movies. Kitty Carlisle
For me it's also - the music is equally as important. I mean I think as somebody who writes music, there just has to sort of be the marriage between both. Katey Sagal
I get inspiration from literally everything and anything. I take inspiration from people, relationships, stories, and I take inspiration from movies I see, books I read and songs I hear. Sabrina Carpenter
When students have thanked me in the past for being their teacher, I have always felt that it was actually my love for the art of teaching they were speaking to. Taylor Mali
That's the exact concept behind the music: to take that kind of, I guess whatever you want to call it, jazz sensibility - but not have it be about solos. Charlie Hunter
Donald had reached its further edge, and could hear the rush of the stream from the deep obscurity of the abyss below, when there rose from the opposite side a strain of the most delightful music he had ever heard. Hugh Miller
Music reality shows are a good thing, especially for those seeking a career in music. Kailash Kher
Sundance is weird. The movies are weird - you actually have to think about them when you watch them. Britney Spears
My style is boho chic. I love that time period - the patterns, the prints, the people, the music, the vibe. Vanessa Hudgens
I did some acting in college. But then everything stopped when I was a junior, in the fall of 2001, when I started becoming religious. Once I became a full-on Hasidic, I stopped everything. I stopped music. I stopped acting. Matisyahu
Cinema Paradiso, because it reminds me of why I make movies, the magic of movies, the romance of movies. Antoine Fuqua
Music is still above all else the thing that does it for me. Bob Geldof
That's probably when I get the most angry at American movies, when they just so cynically manipulate the audience without even trying to give a good story. Gene Siskel
Country music is the people's music. It just speaks about real life and about truth and it tells things how they really are. Faith Hill
It is commonly supposed that the art of pleasing is a wonderful aid in the pursuit of fortune; but the art of being bored is infinitely more successful. Nicolas Chamfort
I never studied sculpture, engineering or architecture. In fact, after college I applied to seven art schools and was rejected by all seven. Janet Echelman
To hold a pen is to be at war. Voltaire
Architects have made architecture too complex. We need to simplify it and use a language that everyone can understand. Toyo Ito
I'm always going to do that - record and make music. Norah Jones
When I heard Grateful Dead music, I knew that it was the most powerful force on the planet. Mickey Hart
I'm actually loving the soundtrack to 'The Secret Circle' that our music supervisor Liza Richardson puts together, like Washed Out and Cults, but my favorite band is Bootstraps. Shelley Hennig
There's many different genres, and when you see R&B and pop and house, as well as electronic, come together, that's the reality of what music is. David Guetta
It is surprising how many professional athletes, along with their families and friends, are gaga over movie and music stars, and the reverse is true with entertainers and sports stars. Cheech Marin
I know when somebody's heard my music. I can hear it in their music. Ariel Pink
For years, I've thought about a project or a way where I could do acting and music together, and I never really thought that would happen. Then 'Nashville' came along, and it was like a dream come true to marry both of those worlds. Jonathan Jackson
Among our many crimes as an imperialistic exploiter of other nations' cultures, stealing their movies ranks lower than selling them cigarettes but higher than killing their game. If you've seen big stupid American versions of France's 'Three Men and a Cradle' or, recently, Japan's 'Shall We Dance?,' you can only mutter: 'Guilty, guilty, guilty.' Stephen Hunter
I grew up in an artists' community in New York, in a building that was government-subsidised for artists. No one made any money, but they made art for the sake of art. Vin Diesel
Like all tools, modern technology has produced some wonderful moments in music and also some horrors. Hugh Hopper
I think it's so dope that I'm here in Chicago and contributing to the music scene that's thriving. People are so happy Chicago's shining that everyone is willing to say 'I represent Chicago.' That wasn't always the case. Chance The Rapper
I find in music there's a space and a language I can use to express things in ways I can't describe conversationally. Sufjan Stevens
You know, comics were created at the same time as the cinema. And the cinema very quickly became a major art. Cartooning didn't become a major art. There's a reason for that. People don't know how to deal with drawings. Marjane Satrapi
I think that the process of making music is a hard one to describe as well. Steve Hackett
Inside, I've got a real purist desire and dream about the music. I like the idea of being able to carve out a kind of magical, colourful, artistic, inspirational life. And the reality just turns out to be quite different, working with the business to bring this thing you have created into the world. Damien Rice
While I was trying to save money to go to the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Australia I ended up getting all of this experience which meant that by the time I had enough money in the bank to go to school I didn't really need to go to school anymore. Russell Crowe
Well, it's so cheesy to say but you can't find a comedy director who makes movies for critics. When a movie does $580 million worldwide, I'm not saying that proves anything except people were enjoying the experience. Todd Phillips
Do not rely on unplanned music; it comes out as though it were planned, but planned by someone you cross the street to avoid. Robert Ashley
I feel my live shows are my music; everything blossoms from the live shows. Xavier Rudd
I was drawn to love songs, but I was just drawn to great music - no matter if it's hip-hop, pop, R&B or whether it's rock n' roll or country. It could be a Garth Brooks song, and if it's a smash, then I'll love the different wordplay and different melodies. That's what I'm a fan of - great music. Nayvadius Cash
The person that made me want to make movies, and the reason I do films, is Bruce Lee. He was an incredible actor, and he had a lot of charisma. Handsome, action, you know, everything was there. I loved Bruce Lee. LL Cool J
The more a race is governed by its passions, the less it has acquired the habit of cautious and reasoned argument, the more intense will be its love of music. Stendhal
A lot of people from my generation of music are so focused on playing things correctly or to perfection that they're stuck in that safe place. Dave Grohl
I see myself as an actor with a love of music. William Shatner
I think 'pop' can be a bit of a dirty word. People are very cool in Australia. They don't like to admit that they like pop. There are people who listen to Triple J and cool stuff like that, but commercial radio is massive, and if you look at the sales of the pop songs every week, people love pop music. Ricki-Lee Coulter
My two great loves are music and horses. Betty Buckley
We didn't have television until I was about eight years old, so it was either the movies or radio. A lot of radio drama. That was our television, you know. We had to use our imagination. So it was really those two things, and the comics, that I immersed myself in as a child. Jessica Hagedorn
Every song has a bouquet, which is the music. If you can put words with something that is really apt, then you've done it. Roy Harper
Not all art is great; most of it's rubbish. Martin Freeman
Grammys, American Music Awards, successful albums, I'd pick my kids any day over any of it. Toni Braxton
Obviously classical music tends to be stuff that is usually at least a hundred years old. Steve Hackett
When I got saved, God became my art agent. Thomas Kincade
Synthesizers were looked at as stealing the soul of music, but then there were these new bands who used it to contradict that idea. Brendon Urie
Jazz is people's music, a collectivity. Steve Lacy
Every now and then, a lot of bands doing the same kind of music will organically sprout up at once. Kathy Valentine
I had teachers in high school to point me in the direction of the University of Indiana School of Music, and after IU, I went on to study at the Academy of Arts in Philadelphia. I graduated in 2006. Ailyn Perez
You should listen to a lot of different music. Joanna Newsom
Anywhere you had a commerce center, you had a lot of music. Ruben Blades
Agressive music can only shock you once. Afterwards its impact declines. It's inevitable. Brian Eno
Movies are a collaboration, I feel, so I didn't think of myself as an authoritative figure as much. Gia Coppola
I don't devour huge amounts of television. I'm more naturally inclined to watch movies, but given my job, I need to have an understanding of what's on TV. Adam Rayner
My goal is just to make movies, whether they're big or small, that I'd like to see 10 years from now. Viggo Mortensen
I can live for my music, but I don't need to be recognized everywhere. Jose Gonzalez
I'm an artist, and I go in the studio and make my music. And then I'll give it to my dad and he does what he does. And he does, you know, the press, and figuring out shows and whatnot. When it comes to my artistic freedom, he doesn't, like, step on my toes or anything. Ashlee Simpson
I sometimes listen to music to get into some place that I need to get. I don't think it's because I have a musician as a father that I do this - most actors do. Mickey Sumner
Art is our chief means of breaking bread with the dead. W. H. Auden
All great art is the work of the whole living creature, body and soul, and chiefly of the soul. John Ruskin
You never make movies for Oscars. Peter Jackson
In music the passions enjoy themselves. Friedrich Nietzsche
John Barry was my hero when I was about 13. His scores to the James Bond movies were the scores of my life back then. Carter Burwell
There's only so much you can do with a male voice in dance music. Calvin Harris
I make music for the hips, not the head. Norman Cook
I don't want to put my fate in country music fans; I'm too stubborn. Natalie Maines
If you don't already know about jazz music, how would you be exposed? How would get an opportunity to find out if it spoke to you? If you get exposed to it enough, you might find a taste for it. Esperanza Spalding
Great art is an instant arrested in eternity. James Huneker
I could go out to five parties a day if I wanted to. I don't. I have attachments to my wife and kids - and about 20 pieces of art. Aby Rosen
I've got tonnes of aboriginal and Native American art, but I'd like even more. Tori Amos
'Partita' is a simple piece. Born of a love of surface and structure, of the human voice, of dancing and tired ligaments, of music, and of our basic desire to draw a line from one point to another. Caroline Shaw
I had wanted a tape recorder since I was tiny. I thought it was a magic thing. I never got one until just before I went to art school. Brian Eno
Narcissism and the Confederate dead cannot be connected logically, or even historically; even were the connection an historical fact, they would not stand connected as art, for no one experiences raw history. Allen Tate
I so desperately hate to end these movies that the first thing I do when I'm done is write another one. Then I don't feel sad about having to leave and everybody going away. That's why I tend to work with the same people; I really befriend them. John Hughes
We're incredibly excited to be launching Communion in America, where not only are there literally thousands of excellent musicians that we want to promote, but it's also a country full of passionate music fans that we want to feel part of the Communion experience. It's a massive deal for us to expand, and we cannot wait to get cracking. Ben Lovett
I like a no-drama set. I welcome visitors by and large; I like music playing on sets between set-ups - all that stuff. Chris Eigeman
My son always says I like very weird music. Cornelia Funke
Art ought never to be considered except in its relations with its ideal beauty. Alfred de Vigny
Music has the power to make me feel good like nothing else does. It gives me some peace for a while. Takes me back to who I really am. Gil Scott-Heron
I hope that what you take away from my album is not just the music - which I did want to be fun, and I did want it to be about individuality, but please also take away from it that there's no dream that's too big. Lady Gaga
I began observing, making paintings of my surroundings, taking a vow of silence, listening, composing music, writing, and making time for formal education. Then I started telling stories. John Francis
We hope that eventually there would be an occasion which I can personally prove that game music can in fact impress many different people and move them. Nobuo Uematsu
'Punk rock' is a word used by dilettantes and heartless manipulators about music that takes up the energies, the bodies, the hearts, the souls, the time and the minds of young men who give everything they have to it. Iggy Pop
People wrestle sometimes making movies, and I think that conflict is a very essential thing. I think a lot of very happy productions have produced a lot of very banal movies. Edward Norton
I really like 'Gladiator.' I like 'The Dark Knight.' I really liked, when I was a kid, 'U.S. Marshalls.' I like funny movies, too. 'Old School' and 'The Hangover.' 'The Hangover' was up there; I liked it. Matthew Stafford
There's an awful lot of resources that can be drawn upon in an improvised music concert. Fred Frith
The moment artists can just do what they love to do then music will go right back to where it used to be. I mean back in the '60s and '70s and '80s, that's what it was. Akon
I feel when you walk into somebody's apartment on Fifth Avenue or house in Malibu and you see a Basquiat, a Warhol, a Richard Prince, you say to yourself, '$700,000, $2.2 million, $350,000...' To me that is completely uninteresting. I'd rather go to a house where there's great art and I have no idea who the work is by. Jean Pigozzi
People don't have fun making music all the time. Ken Hill
To be able to do art, it was a luxury to me. Anchee Min
Making people laugh is giving, and it's healing, too, when people can go up to the movies and forget about their problems. It's a good thing. That's why I want to work. Chris Tucker
People never ask people doing serious music, 'Do you ever think about doing funny music?' Al Yankovic
They said I was a married mother of two but the record sounded like an indie album and they didn't know how to market it! This country is incredibly sexist, as is the music and media industry. Siobhan Fahey
I'm not knocking conceptual art; it's another department, but it doesn't move me like painting. Paul Simonon
And my career, the things that have happened have happened because of my music education background. Jon Secada
No architect troubled to design houses that suited people who were to live in them, because that would have meant building a whole range of different houses. It was far cheaper and, above all, timesaving to make them identical. Michael Ende
My first performance was in second grade with my friend Rodney Fisher, and we worked up versions of 'Long Tall Texan' and 'I Want to Hold Your Hand.' It gave me a little early confidence that I could actually do this music thing. Lyle Lovett
I feel like I have at least begun to make a contribution, but my most significant concern has to do with whether my actual art will be preserved for future generations or be erased. Judy Chicago
The very fact that I've had those established me to continue on to do new music and new projects. Juice Newton
Bullfighting is the only art in which the artist is in danger of death and in which the degree of brilliance in the performance is left to the fighter's honor. Ernest Hemingway
I let the song come to me. Then that thing comes to you, and you just know what that thing is. Music isn't like a 9-to-5 job. You never know. It's just the most unpredictable thing. Benny Blanco
When I was a lot younger, my parents raised me watching classic movies. Sara Paxton
There is an incredible love in creating art unless somebody is saying, 'Hey, let's just make money,' because it doesn't work when you do it that way. If you are aiming for that, forget it. Yoko Ono
Real artists take the misery and sadness of life and translate it into art. Josh Peck
I use computers for email, staying current with my own website as well as finding important information through other websites. I also use it for creating MP3 files of new music I'm working on. Clint Black
I work constantly but I work at a lot of different things. You know, I run a theater company in New York, I direct plays, act in plays, in movies, so I try to keep it eclectic. Philip Seymour Hoffman
I don't feel a real need to specify the meaning of something. When I was little and I was introduced to Led Zeppelin, I didn't know what a zeppelin was or who Zeppelin was or what the machine was. The real meaning is whatever feelings and memories you attach to the music. Kyp Malone
I have a lot of influences. I like to sit down with the cinematographer a month before, and we'll watch pieces of 20 or 30 movies. You're basically the sum of all the experiences you've ever had, and they're sort of shaken up in you and reproduced in the things you create, and that includes seeing movies. Ben Affleck
It is a rare American who does not have some story about how music has made our lives richer and more interesting, how it has changed our moods, brought out the best in our character and even sometimes helped us earn a living. Lamar Alexander
When I turned 30, I started to feel all those miles. At times, you want to turn the faucet off a bit, but I never want to stop traveling. That's what it's all about - taking the music to the people. Brandi Carlile
There's a widespread cultural barrenness across art and political culture. But there are some pockets of resistance on the extreme margins, like the techno-savvy protest movements, small press, the creator-owned comics, that seem to be getting some signs of hope for the future. Alan Moore
I remember when I was coming up, the music stores where you could get guitar strings was where I got my records from. Now the place where you get your records from is where you can get your DJ mats and your mixers. Jam Master Jay
The climate suits me, and London has the greatest serious music that you can hear any day of the week in the world - you think it's going to be Vienna or Paris or somewhere, but if you go to Vienna or Paris and say, 'Let's hear some good music', there isn't any. David Attenborough
In the '90s there were these great end of the world movies like 'Armageddon' and 'Deep Impact'... I always liked the idea of what people on the ground are doing, not so much the people who are trying to stop the world from ending. Lorene Scafaria
Art is a critical component in a well-rounded education. Art is the level playing field - no matter how rich or poor, tall or short, pretty or ugly to the bone, if you can draw, you can find personal fulfillment and build self-confidence. Art is the highest achievement of mankind. Lynda Resnick
When we go to see comedians or funny movies, they don't address the wall behind them; they face us. This is why a game's first job is to entertain through gameplay and secondarily through humor, drama, or other traditional entertainment devices. The humor has to be a gentleman. I mean, it needs to be squeezed in around the game. Doug TenNapel
I find it very, very hard. He was part of the fabric of my life. We were kids together, and teenagers. We spent the whole of our lives with each other because of our music. Robin Gibb
I've been auditioning for a few movies here and there. I don't want anything to get in the way of the music any more than it has. It hasn't really gotten in the way; I've been doing two things at once. Cassie Ventura
I'm such a fan girl when it comes to movies, TV and sci-fi, sometimes I can't believe I actually get to be in them. Rebecca Mader
If you date a musician, you're never, ever really gonna be first either. You're gonna be right behind the music and maybe right close. Gary Allan
I'm an electronic guy, I'm a freak for electronic music but real instruments, the dynamic range of it, and the emotions, there's no comparison. Armin van Buuren
Comedy is really not like any other art form in that it's very specialized and varied in it's content, but generic in it's title. Joe Rogan
We were a Western civilisation, an English speaking civilisation, both NZ and Australia, and we had all these influences coming from both Great Britain and America to us; sending us their culture in the shape and form of movies and television. Richard O'Brien
Comics are about the illusion of movement, and movies are about movement itself. Jason Henderson
Is the Mona Lisa an 'accurate' representation of the actual human model for the painting? Who knows? Who cares? It's a great piece of art. It moves us. It makes us wonder, makes us gape - finally makes us look inward at ourselves. Tim O'Brien
For me there are two types of country: There's the shoot-yourself-in-the-head country, and then there's really good country music. Avicii
I'm not a goddess, for crying out loud. I'm a regular person who took feminism - which I have a deep connection to - and mixed it with music, which I really love to do. Kathleen Hanna
Does film music really matter to the average moviegoer? A great score, after all, can't save a bad film, and a bad score - so it's said - can't sink a good one. Terry Teachout
The movies that influenced me were movies that told their stories through pictures more than words. Sam Mendes
For you, it's a silent movie. For us, it's a talking movie because we had lines on set. There's a lot of noise on set and music. We spoke in English, in French, in gibberish, but it was very alive. The challenge was tap dancing. Jean Dujardin
I wouldn't like to be in movies. Movie people are strange. They live a different life than musicians do. Stevie Nicks
I take a baths all the time. I'll put on some music and burn some incense and just sit in the tub and think, Wow, life is great right now. Brian Austin Green
I was addicted to playing music. Hunter Hayes
The great art of films does not consist of descriptive movement of face and body but in the movements of thought and soul transmitted in a kind of intense isolation. Louise Brooks
I think I have a more wider scope for music, I have more taste for music. Dennis Brown
I never listen to music in the house, I listen to music in the car. Peter Tork
I literally left school and went straight into music via art college for a year, and I've been so involved in my job of writing songs that the more actively involved part became channeled into standing on the stage and saying things that way. P. J. Harvey
I wanted to keep exploring... I'm not about to choose a series of movies in which I can use the same bag of tricks and style that I used in the first film. Sam Mendes
I've made movies that nobody saw initially, and then, all the sudden, people over the years pick up on it. Like 'Spinal Tap' and 'Princess Bride.' Rob Reiner
People love to talk about how the '70s are the only time they made movies about characters, and adult movies, and complicated people. But in the '80s, they got away with some of those too. Elisabeth Shue
I've grown up on gospel and blues music, and now it's a huge part of who I am. Benjamin Booker
Oh, I am such a nerd when it comes to music - I only listen to Broadway! Laura Osnes
Being in quite a few movies... there's always things that are changing about a film. Bryan Callen
I've done many different movies in many different contexts. Antonio Banderas
People whose understanding and taste in literature, painting, and music are beyond question are, for the most part, ignorant of what is good or bad art in the theater. Minnie Maddern Fiske
There's no meaning to life without music. Everybody has their own connect with music. Kailash Kher
I like most of the Humphrey Bogart movies because they had to act then, and they acted very well. Edward G. Robinson is probably the best actor I've ever seen on the movies. Patrick Macnee
The immense popularity of American movies abroad demonstrates that Europe is the unfinished negative of which America is the proof. Mary McCarthy
There's sketch, improv, writing, acting, music, and badminton. Those are the seven forms of comedy. T. J. Miller
Country music has to evolve in order to survive. Blake Shelton
It didn't even occur to me that I'm the last person in the world who should play salsa or Brazilian music. David Byrne
I don't find music being less important than, like, politics. Kurt Loder
Sometimes when we weep in the movies we weep for ourselves or for a life unlived. Or we even go to the movies because we want to resist the emotion that's there in front of us. I think there is always a catharsis that I look for and that makes the movie experience worthwhile. Edward Zwick
When I have a creative block, I take walks. I like to see what shapes stick out - so many legs rushing by at once, it can seem abstract. I don't need to see great art to get stirred up. Music does that for me more easily. Caio Fonseca
The 1960s were big for folk music, and the Kingston Trio led the way. They were the ones who started it all. The music was fresh and alive. College kids loved it and their parents did, too. George Grove
I listen mostly to live music, and mostly my musical experience was playing music with other people. Linda Ronstadt
I listen to old jazz and classical music, and that's it. Kenny G
I'm not one of those actors where filmmakers that I admire ask me to be in their movies. I meet them at parties and they're nice to me, but they never ask me to work with them. Seth Rogen
Commercial music, for the most part, is popular music and you always have to keep that in mind. Kenneth Edmonds
I was not a kid who watched every movie. I watched a very small number of movies over and over again. Colin Trevorrow
I can't really even name a person I like in hip-hop music. Angel Haze
You'd go in, read the script once for timing and then you would sit around and play games. The sound effects people would come in and we would do a dress rehearsal so they could get the effects and the music cues in place. Then you would wait until you went on the air. Dick York
Leadership appears to be the art of getting others to want to do something you are convinced should be done. Vance Packard
Movies are more than a commodity. Movies are to our civilization what dreams and ideals are to individual lives: They express the mystery and help define the nature of who we are and what we are becoming. Frank Pierson
I like to separate the music- and lyric-writing processes if I can. I'll sort of noodle around on my keyboard and my computer until I have a beat or a chord progression, I'll record it as a loop, export it to iTunes, then walk around with the loop and sort of talk to myself in the loop, and that's how I get the lyrics. Lin-Manuel Miranda
I can remember just learning to walk and trying to dance like Elvis and sing like Elvis, so I was very, very passionate about music at a very young age. Drake Bell
I love old movies. The '40s theatre pace is fantastic. Yancy Butler
Teaching is an art and a profession requiring years of training. Dick Cavett
The reviewers tear me apart. I bleed. I'm a favorite target. They go along for six months looking at movies, praying for rain, and then a new Sandra Dee movie comes out, and their eyes open, and they lick their lips. Before they've ever seen it. Sandra Dee
I enjoy being happy every day, and hopefully you can hear my happiness in my music. Life is beautiful. Christina Milian
I think as far as the music industry is concerned, it's kind of been the wild, wild West in a way with the Internet, which is not necessarily a bad thing to me. Queen Latifah
Fiction is able to do one thing better than any other art form: it is able to convey a convincing sense of what is going on in someone else's head. To me, that is the great mystery of life: what is everyone else thinking? Arthur Phillips
I don't require movies to be about good people, and I don't reject screen violence. Roger Ebert
It's hard for me to say that what I'm doing isn't even really music, because deep inside of me, what I want to do is much greater than music. Todd Rundgren
The most wonderful time to be in the art world was in the sixties, because it wasn't a business - there was no business of doing art. Arne Glimcher
The break down for kids is communication. Music helps bring that bond. Sheila E.
Does Hollywood do movies about terrorism? Yeah. And why do they do that? Because it sells. Faran Tahir
Ideals are not something I can control. It's not logic that convinces me of something, it's what my heart says. My heart has a way of involving me in things, which can only be good for the music. Michelle Shocked
I love art and fashion. Mena Suvari
'90210' was looking at teenagers from a perspective that hadn't really been seen on television, though it had been seen in movies like some John Hughes films. I don't know if you want to say '90210' was real, but what the characters were going through was relatable - in a very glamorous environment. Darren Star
The average Indian doesn't care about Hollywood movies because they have far too many movies of their own to watch, to miss, and I hope a story like 'Million Dollar Arm,' that is actually about India and deals with these two Indian kids, resonates over there and makes people want to go and see the movie. Aasif Mandvi
My first favorite band that made music important to me was the Beatles. I was a little kid. I didn't know who was singing what song or who wrote what song. Chris Cornell
I don't make movies for the same reason that a lot of people do. I make films because I need to see them exist in a very specific way. Harmony Korine
Nobody seems to know yet how television is going to affect the radio, movies, love, housekeeping or the church, but it has definitely revived vaudeville. Edgar Bergen
It seems like the studios are either making giant blockbusters, or really super-small indies. And the mid-level films I grew up on, like 'Back to the Future' and all those John Hughes movies, the studios aren't doing. It's hard to get them on their feet. Chris Evans
I'm a spoilt brat. I thought I was just going to walk in and make movies. But I'd been my own boss for so long that all of a sudden to be facing a roomful of people who were niggling over every little scene... I just thought I'd go back and draw my comics and have a happy life. Frank Miller
You just realize that at the beginning of 'Scooby' you're just going to start at level ten and stay at ten the entire time. It's hard. It physically beats you up. It's definitely one of the hardest movies you can do. Matthew Lillard
I love being a part of country music. I love going out and... doing things for the first time for country music. I always enjoy that. Garth Brooks
I'm a huge Woody Allen fan. Good movie, bad movie, it doesn't matter - I just like his movies. Sean Penn
My daughter loves to do art stuff. As a father, I like to play with her. We break out the big pads of paper and the glitter and all the stuff. She likes to do what she likes to do. I want to do something, too. So I've just started using her same materials - a lot of crayons, a lot of sparkle, charcoal, pencils, markers and glue. Stone Gossard
I don't listen to what art critics say. I don't know anybody who needs a critic to find out what art is. Jean-Michel Basquiat
I am here on Earth to express myself, and the many media of art are my magic carpets that allow me the freedom to do so. Brandon Boyd
I know a lot of games have been going to the facial capture. And movies like 'TinTin' are using it, as well. Nolan North
Jazz is letting everybody do his or her thing with the music. Percy Heath
I never get tired of exploring Americana or country music, and I always have a little bit of a crooner in me that never seems to go away. K. D. Lang
I've never believed in cheapening music by going according to what some people think is public taste. Les Baxter
It's just as hard... staying happily married as it is doing movies. Tom Hanks
When no one's buying your records, it's easy to justify selling a song. But once you start selling records, you can't really justify having two songs in Cadillac commercials. It looks greedy. And it is greedy. This whole music thing should be about music. Patrick Carney
Writing is not work. In fact, there's nothing better. Writing is something that if the music business went completely away tomorrow - radio stations quit existing and music quit being popular and it was old hat - I would still write songs. Toby Keith
Well, I am very happy that I was able to play a part in bringing music from the streets onto the radio and into modern culture, I worked very hard and always believed in the sounds I was creating. Ice T
I listen to Christian music. Mariano Rivera
I love '80s movies. Josh Peck
One of the album's songs features Mary J. Blige, but I don't want to talk too much about it yet. I think you will hear the music that's been playing in my head when it comes out. Chaka Khan
I never enjoyed working in a film. Marlene Dietrich
Back home, we watch a lot of movies, and that was never available to us. When I came to America, I was like, 'No, it's really coming out this Friday? Not three months from now?' Grace Gealey
We build buildings which are terribly restless. And buildings don't go anywhere. They shouldn't be restless. Minoru Yamasaki
I think it's all about the people who listen to your music, and loving playing and writing. Once you've got those two, and they're your main two priorities, then radio and TV and all the other stuff that comes with it will come. But that's not the be-all end-all. Gabrielle Aplin
With 'Girls'... I feel like there's an impulse to try to make it look better or neater or more perfect, and when I watch theater, television, movies, it's always the imperfection I'm always more attracted to. Adam Driver
Anyone who watches a lot of television, or listens to pop music, is familiar with a certain vision of America. If not exactly colorblind, this America is one in which different races easily interact, in which a white person might have an Asian boss, Hispanic stepson, or African-American frenemy. Wesley Morris
So when I got to be about 13 or 14, I started listening - even though my parents music was way cool - to contemporary hard rock at that time, which was Aerosmith, Cheap Trick, Black Sabbath, AC/DC, Ted Nugent and all that, and that's just where I came from. Slash
We are engaging with so many art forms at once in the 21st century, but we're presented with them in a way that is so isolated. Doug Aitken
I have done many movies that people hadn't seen. 'The Fountain,' I spent a year on that. 'The Prestige' with Chris Nolan, and 'Australia.' From my perspective it's very satisfying. Some movies people see and other movies they don't. 'Wolverine,' 'X Men,' I know that in some level people know me just for that and it's fine for me. Hugh Jackman
I thank the Creator of the universe to have discovered the discipline of music was the greatest gift that I could have been given, the possibility to be a student working in the world. Anthony Braxton
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to. Elvis Presley
I have music in my brain all the time, all sorts. Daniel Barenboim
It really is, to see that this kind of music is still so popular. Wanda Jackson
When it's time to make music, that's about getting lost for me. To be a control freak is not half as good as being a freak who's casually in control. You're feeling around in the dark for something that feels good. Josh Homme
I believe that music is a spiritual language. My everyday self is pretty mundane and boring, but when I'm making music it allows for me to communicate a kind of transcendence that I can't communicate otherwise. Sufjan Stevens
But we got up there and decided to stick to this mix of power chords and funk and that's where it really started for us. In having the courage to take that decision. To take a gamble not just with our music but our lives. Michael Hutchence
I use iTunes for downloading music, but I always decline when prompted to update this or that new version. Rachel Sklar
The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden, a dim twilight, and a fountain singing to it. You and you alone make me feel that I am alive. Other men it is said have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough. George Edward Moore
It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process. Max Eastman
Starting out really punk came from not knowing any better and listening to music like that, not knowing how to play music - well, still not knowing how to play music. Beth Ditto
Games can be art, and they can be significant and all the glorified things that we want them to be. But if you ask a kid if their toys are important, they'll say 'yes,' and 'Please don't take them away.' Kim Swift
I make clothes people can wear; I don't make art. Dries van Noten
Sound quality was supposed to be one of the big selling points for CDs but, as we know, it wasn't very good at all. It was just another con, a get-rich-quick scheme, a monumental hoax perpetrated on the music consuming public. John Mellencamp
Music was definitely a way out. Instead of playing basketball, I was going to recording studios. Flo Rida
I love the fact that people can relate to what I'm saying, even if it's not for the same subject I was writing about. That is the power of real music and real expression. Corey Taylor
I'm making music that I love and I want to hear. At the same time, things like making money, making crazy money - you gotta find ways to reach to everybody but uplift everybody. Tyga
Every so often, I feel I should graduate to classical music, properly. But the truth is, I'm more likely to listen to rock music. Tony Blair
I recognize that it is through the engagement with my craft - by recognizing an idea and drawing it out, building physical models, collaborating with experts, constructing the sculptures at urban scale, and maintaining them through years of weather and interaction with the public - that a new art for cities has become real. Janet Echelman
Chefs are artists, and I couldn't be happy with my art if I was forced to use cheap ingredients. Nobu Matsuhisa
I get really excited about other female acts. I feel inspired when I see another women succeeding in music because it makes me realize that if they can do it, I can do it. Rachel Platten
If 'formulaic' is somebody who is unlikely to succeed starting down a process and succeeding - then isn't that what most films are about? And art films are about people who aren't likely to succeed and then don't succeed. Ridley Scott
Seriously, I wanted to be an artist because I saw that it meant endless possibilities. I came from a badly managed family background, so art was a way of reinventing myself. Sam Taylor-Wood
It's a particular skill, I think, doing backing vocals. You're blending the vocals between the gaps, between the music. Lisa Hannigan
You don't go to the movies to do historical research, unless it's historical research about the movies. Tony Kushner
I mean, the whole idea of movies was it was special to go to see - you went to a movie theater to see something that was magical and amazing, in a very special location. Bob Balaban
When I do a festival, I want everyone to have a party, I think it is kind of similar to a club where everyone is there to have a good time and celebrate not being at work or just being able to have fun. I love people dancing to my music as well; if I can make them dance I feel happy. Katy B
I'd love to do movies and be on TV. But I think if I transitioned into TV/film completely, I would really miss singing and dancing. It would be ideal to be cast in a movie musical! Laura Osnes
My favorite types of movies to watch as a viewer are thrillers - I really have a soft spot for them, I love them. Especially psychological thrillers. Alex Karpovsky
Classic art was the art of necessity: modern romantic art bears the stamp of caprice and chance. Max Eastman
I write music to both the situations and the lyrics in plays. Jerome Kern
Art in Nature is rhythmic and has a horror of constraint. Robert Delaunay
Who could have asked for anything better? I was cast in movies with great actors, with great leading men. Julie Adams
There is no more sombre enemy of good art than the pram in the hall. Cyril Connolly
Everyone goes to the same exhibitions and the same parties, stays in the same handful of hotels, eats at the same no-star restaurants, and has almost the same opinions. I adore the art world, but this is copycat behavior in a sphere that prides itself on independent thinking. Jerry Saltz
The thing is, I don't take anything for granted anymore - my family, my music, you name it. Alex Lifeson
If I'm not writing songs about things I've actually been through, it ruins the idea of making music to me. Austin Carlile
When I was a teen, I was never really into the captain of the football team or the student body president. The guys I liked were quirky and different: They listened to music I'd never heard of, never had lunch or gas money, and could always make you laugh. Sarah Dessen
Lend your ears to music, open your eyes to painting, and... stop thinking! Just ask yourself whether the work has enabled you to 'walk about' into a hitherto unknown world. If the answer is yes, what more do you want? Wassily Kandinsky
I can't just sit around and do nothing. Although, I can sit on the couch sometimes and just watch movies. Brian Austin Green
I want to write, direct, produce, but in steps. I want to take steps. I don't want to just jump in because I sold a lot of records and just feel like I can jump into the movie world. Naw, I want to learn the movie world like I learned the music world. Snoop Dogg
Good buildings come from good people, and all problems are solved by good design. Stephen Gardiner
For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication. Friedrich Nietzsche
As soon as I hear music, something in me starts to vibrate. Suzanne Farrell
The music that I make, the younger musicians are referring to it as 'stretch' music. Christian Scott
What was any art but a mould in which to imprison for a moment the shining elusive element which is life itself - life hurrying past us and running away, too strong to stop, too sweet to lose. Willa Cather
When I started music, I think it was responsible for keeping me sane, because training as a dancer really kept me in good spirits amid all the crazy stuff that happened when I first became popular. Kate Bush
True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist. Albert Einstein
Who doesn't know about Bollywood? After all, we churn out movies in such great quantities every year! People across the globe know Shekhar Kapur. Arjun Rampal
If a patron buys from an artist who needs money, the patron then makes himself equal to the artist; he is building art into the world; he creates. Ezra Pound
Quite often - a lot of the work I had done had been extensively with women. Most especially in the theater, but also quite often in the movies. That has its own delights, and maybe pitfalls too. John Malkovich
I'd much rather go to a Banksy art show than a Moby art show. My art is painfully naive. Moby
I'm generally not a fan of didactic art because it papers over many of the hard experiences about war or anything else in life. I wanted to explore various aspects of the experience without an eye towards delivering any particular message. Phil Klay
My first interest was always music, and somehow that channelled itself into films and acting. I don't know what the natural transition of it was. I mean I acted a little bit when I was young and like any kid would in a community theatre. Andy Garcia
When you do movies, it's you have a 3-month family and then everybody goes away and then joins another family, you know? Ashton Kutcher
It's pretty easy in theatre. The comedy's either physical or verbal, and you're looking at the whole frame at once. But TV executives want close-ups. I keep telling them to look at Preston Sturges' movies. He'll do a whole scene without a cut in it, and it's a riot. Don Scardino
To be honest, I'm really into folk music, and I love Big Phony. I like Priscilla Ahn, and yeah, I really support Asian-American artists. Justin Chon
It goes all the way back to 'Psycho.' Movies with twists like that are memorable because they're so simple. Steve Zahn
Every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul. W. Somerset Maugham
But times changed, and I changed, and I didn't feel that way anymore. The Beatles were happening. I think that was probably the main thing. The Beatles just changed the whole world of music. Barry McGuire
I haven't seen Clones, which has been during this period when I haven't seen much of anything, but I did see Phantom Menace, and see my feelings about it - see, first of all, I think that when you make a lot of movies, your attitude about the movies changes. Lawrence Kasdan
Folk-punk artists like This Bike Is A Pipe Bomb or Paul Baribeau were popular in the Florida punk community. I saw people early on combine roots music with more aggressive music. Benjamin Booker
Music is my only guide. I don't care if people pigeonhole me. Miles Davis is my hero. He covered Cindy Lauper and Michael Jackson, and he didn't give a hoot about what the purists said. Meshell Ndegeocello
I'm never uncomfortable with anything I do. I never feel like I regret anything. I love music, you know? All kinds of music. Juicy J
My eyes went blank, and I stared off, and the music started. It was raining, and the sun was shining at the same time, and there were these big bay windows, and there was the blue in the sky, and the sun on the trees, and it was drizzling. Al Jarreau
If I can help a kid discover a liking, or even a passion for music in their life, then that's a wonderful thing. Eddie Van Halen
I grew up on soul music. I was a dancing little creep. Kim Basinger
I believe that music is a force in itself. It is there and it needs an outlet, a medium. In a way, we are just the medium. Maynard James Keenan
I want to write, I want to sing. I want to do the same thing for others, have my music, hopefully do that for others one day, not realizing what I sort of had to climb. I had an idea a little bit, but I think that I underestimated the whole thing. Lisa Marie Presley
The music wasn't going to happen, and I realized I had read so little. I didn't know my way around any century. I was very under read. Nicholson Baker
All my concerts had no sounds in them; they were completely silent. People had to make up their own music in their minds! Yoko Ono
I don't worry about great visuals that they showed that weren't actually running on real hardware. It doesn't matter. Gamers don't make their purchase decisions based on movies that were shown in May for products that come out in March. J Allard
I try to listen to over a hundred different songs a day. I listen to every single thing. If you're just listening to pop music, you're just gonna make pop music. I listen to Adele, Yo Yo Ma, Gucci Mane. Benny Blanco
When I judge art, I take my painting and put it next to a God made object like a tree or flower. If it clashes, it is not art. Paul Cezanne
You cannot live to please everyone else. You have to edify, educate and fulfill your own dreams and destiny, and hope that whatever your art is that you're putting out there, if it's received, great, I respect you for receiving it. If it's not received, great, I respect you for not. Octavia Spencer
Law became boring, but like every job I've done, it helped prepare me for a career in music. Estelle
It was a relief to be able to do my own band, because I was very responsible for all this amazing music I didn't want to mess up before. Dhani Harrison
When it all started, record companies - and there were many of them, and this was a good thing - were run by people who loved records, people like Ahmet Ertegun, who ran Atlantic Records, who were record collectors. They got in it because they loved music. David Crosby
I go to a club to relax and hear the music on a big sound system. I don't go to pull a guy. Katy B
Admiration for a quality or an art can be so strong that it deters us from striving to possess it. Friedrich Nietzsche
I mean as long as I have been doing music I know I am only 30% of what I could be and want to be. Tim McGraw
It's easy for me to care about Toronto, because Toronto is a community that cares about itself. It represents the world. It talks to itself, and because it does, it figures out that there must be a music garden as part of its existence. Yo-Yo Ma
Even if I set out to make a film about a fillet of sole, it would be about me. Federico Fellini
I know that there are going to be people that don't like my music, but I think in the industry itself it is always that, 'Oh. you're from the 'X Factor.' There have been certain radio stations that will not play your song because you are from the 'X Factor,' yet they'll play another song from an artist from another TV show. Olly Murs
I love music. Isaac Hayes
I guess I'm part of the art house, but we really have to shake up our ideas, because we're kind of self-parodying ourselves. We go places commercial cinema doesn't go, but sometimes it's to our own detriment. Peter Mullan
We do not judge great art. It judges us. Caroline Gordon
I'm going to start these art museums that are basically converted homes, and I have one for modern art, and I have one for 19th century European art, and one for French impressionism. I've got Japanese. Larry Ellison
Freedom of speech is, to all Americans, as oxygen is to the human condition. It is a right that has been irreversibly programmed into our hard drive. We are free to speak our minds. An artist's right to express him or herself as best suits their art, is the artist's prerogative and it is guaranteed. John C. McGinley
I'm a big fan of electronic dance music. Brendon Urie
When I'm feeling a little empty in the head, I like to go see movies or read to loosen things up there. James Dashner
The thing is, when we do fight scenes, when we kill people in the movies, they bring in experts to choreograph it bit by bit, because you can't really kill someone, and you don't want to really hurt them. Annabella Sciorra
The hardest thing for me about making movies, and that included 'M*A*S*H' because it was made like a movie, was starting and stopping. Alan Alda
I am always looking for ideas, whether it is in art on the street or in my world travels. It comes to me randomly and unexpectedly. Colleen Atwood
On the last couple of movies I made - big-budget Hollywood movies - I really missed being able to create my own material. Rick Moranis
In writing for movies, you obviously want to resolve things and have a sense of completion at the end - in an ideal way. Mitch Glazer
I get interested in the various ways that music is being done in the culture, and some of it I like thoroughly enough to want to learn about it. The way I have been successful at doing that is to become part of it. Chick Corea
We realized that Elite has the potential to really add value to a company like La Perla, due to its relationship to the fashion business, links to music, to entertainment, all of this tends to point more and more to the luxury consumer. The fashion world is one where Italy has clear excellence. I see the potential with it very clearly. Silvio Scaglia
I hope what I do has an art to it, and as an artist you have to try new things and keep yourself entertained. Craig Ferguson
In high school, I was very active in extracurricular activities such as art, theatre, and choir. I also wrote for the school newspaper, but not regularly, because I never liked writing non-fiction very much. Meg Cabot
Music will save the world. Pablo Casals
There's a pattern when tours start - a pattern of infighting, of making up, of breaking up, of addiction. There's a pattern of going to jail. There's a pattern of passion for music. Nikki Sixx
I always knew, that in some way, I'd be connected to, and involved in, the music business. Jeff Healey
Unless you burst into movies as a sex goddess, you're likely to play wives and mothers. I came into movies as a teenager in 'They Shoot Horses, Don't They' (1969) playing a pregnant waif from the Ozarks. I didn't get a chance to burst into movies in 'Body Heat.' My career isn't based on having a 23-inch waist and a big bust, though I do. Bonnie Bedelia
A work of art doesn't exist outside the perception of the audience. Abbas Kiarostami
I'm a B-boy at heart. I still like rhyming. It's just the radio game is like Chinese arithmetic. It's hard to know what nuts to crack. But I still love music, been dropping music. Never stopped, really. Ice Cube
I don't really know how music and comedy are similar. I try never to dissect it theoretically or academically. Eric Andre
My idea is that artists should make their music available for free, and fans should only pay for it if they really like it. Kim Dotcom
At culinary school, none of the things we use to define ourselves outside that world - actor, producer, student - none of that matters. It's a magical art form. Eric Christian Olsen
I'm not a household word. The climate for original music is always a bit difficult. Jane Siberry