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  • Barry Hannah
    Barry Hannah
    American novelist 1942-2010
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    Honestly, I envy painters, who can have a masterpiece in one morning. Or musicians, who can write something in 30 minutes and arrange it in an hour, sometimes. 'Cause with this, with writing, you can occasionally feel like a caveman, like you've been working with pitch and tar on this brush.
  • Boz Scaggs
    Boz Scaggs
    American singer, songwriter, and guitarist 1944-
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    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.
  • Ben Jonson
    Ben Jonson
    British Dramatist, Poet 1573-1637
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    'Tis the common disease of all your musicians that they know no mean, to be entreated, either to begin or end.
  • Bradley Joseph
    Bradley Joseph
    American composer and producer
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    A lot of musicians don't learn the business. You just have to be well-rounded in both areas. You have to understand publishing. You have to understand how you make money, what's in demand, what helps you make the most out of your talent.
    Source: On running a label
  • Branford Marsalis
    Branford Marsalis
    American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader 1960-
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    A lot of musicians have a tough time hearing what we're doing in a trio format.
  • Billy Bragg
    Billy Bragg
    English singer-songwriter 1957-
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    All musicians start out with ideals but hanging on to them in the face of media scrutiny takes real integrity. Tougher still is to live up to the ideals of your dedicated fans.
  • Billy Joel
    Billy Joel
    American singer-songwriter and pianist 1949-
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    Artist - musicians, painters, writers, poets, always seem to have had the most accurate perception of what is really going on around them, not the official version or the popular perception of contemporary life.
  • Billy Joel
    Billy Joel
    American singer-songwriter and pianist 1949-
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    Artists - musicians, painters, writers, poets - always seem to have had the most accurate perception of what is really going on around them, not the official version or the popular perception of contemporary life.
  • Buzz Osborne
    Buzz Osborne
    American guitarist, vocalist and songwriter 1964-
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    By and large musicians are pretty lazy; they don't do a whole lot. They're usually very busy doing nothing.
  • Bruce Dickinson
    Bruce Dickinson
    English singer and songwriter 1958-
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    Fans want to see people who can play; they respect certain values like professionalism, and they don't want to be treated like shit. They pay good money and they look forward to seeing some good music being played by decent musicians, who really put their soul into it.
    Source: Tobler, John (1992)
  • Boz Scaggs
    Boz Scaggs
    American singer, songwriter, and guitarist 1944-
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    From the time I moved to San Francisco in 1967 to play with the Steve Miller Band, there was a lot of support in the music community for one cause or another, but this one was special because it was put on by people who understood where musicians' hearts are.
  • Billy Joel
    Billy Joel
    American singer-songwriter and pianist 1949-
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    Historically, musicians know what it is like to be outside the norm - walking the high wire without a safety net. Our experience is not so different from those who march to the beat of different drummers.
  • Havelock Ellis
    Havelock Ellis
    British psychologist 1859-1939
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    I always seem to have a vague feeling that he is a Satan among musicians, a fallen angel in the darkness who is perpetually seeking to fight his way back to happiness.
  • Bryan Adams
    Bryan Adams
    Canadian singer, songwriter, record producer and guitarist 1959-
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    I feel quite sad for the young musicians coming up because they may never get to pay their rent properly. It doesn't matter what the genre; nowadays, it's so much harder than it ever was.
  • Baltasar Kormakur
    Baltasar Kormakur
    Icelandic actor, theater and film director 1966-
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    I'm the first Icelandic director who started working on U.S. movies. There are others behind me now, but it's like when Bjork opened the door for Icelandic musicians to work abroad. We're such a closed-off country, but Bjork broke the spell. And I'm glad it was a woman who did it. She showed us we could break this barrier.
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