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Music Quotes

We keep a database of awesome hand-picked quotes from a variety of authors, musicians, and key people about music, soul, jazz, musicianship, guitars and all things music! Every order you receive from our shop, find a fun new music quote on the bottom of your packing slip! Below are some of our favorites.

He does my tunes how I hear them in my head when I'm writing
- Bob Dylan on Jerry Garcia
Avalon, my home town, always on my mind
- Mississippi John Hurt, "Avalon Blues"
Couldn't Do No Yodelin', So I Turned to Howlin'
- Howlin' Wolf
Put on an old blues song, let all our troubles be gone and drive
- Joe Bonamassa
The first time I heard Bird [Charlie Parker] play, it hit me right between the eyes.
- John Coltrane to DownBeat Magazine
If a song was ever good, it's still good.
- Willie Nelson
I wrote [White Rabbit] after taking LSD and listening to Miles Davis' Sketches of Spain for 24 hours.
- Grace Slick on writing the psychedelic Jefferson Airplane hit
A little past noontime, a ‘jake-leg’ preacher said some words over his body and we committed his soul to the earth.
- Rose Eskridge, grave digger's wife, on the burial of Robert Johnson
Lord please save his soul, he was the king of rock and roll.
- Robbie Robertson, "American Roulette", 1987
You belong somewhere you feel free
- Tom Petty, Wildflowers, 1994
I had a different kind of collaboration with David [Bowie] and it was more to do with the singing. All those English guys felt I could sing. They felt there was something to learn from my singing. My vocals are natural.
- Tina Turner
All's fair in love and war -- and music is both. So use anything, as long as it works.
- Lester Bowie
I think that music, being an expression of the human heart, or of the human, of being itself, does express what is happening.
- John Coltrane
We always had some blues on our albums. Playing the blues is actually the most challenging thing you can do.
- Jimmy Page
In 1935 Robert Johnson recorded a song called "Terraplane Blues", this is a kind of Led Zeppelin Terraplane Blues, it's called Trampled Under Foot
- Robert Plant at Led Zeppelin Reunion, London's O2 Arena, Dec 10th, 2007
Jerry Lee Lewis was the devil, Jesus was an architect previous to his career as a prophet
- Ministry, "Jesus Built My Hotrod", 1991
And don't forget New Orleans, the home of the blues
- James Brown, Night Train
I believe all music talent comes from God as a way to express beauty and human emotion.
- B.B. King
We decided to change the whole thing around and call it Gypsy Sun and Rainbows. For short, it's nothin' but a Band of Gypsys
- Jimi Hendrix
Respect Yourself
- Mavis Staples