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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.

I guess if you can't sing, you better have a style.
- Willie Nelson
We could never recreate the feeling of this note in the studio, especially the particular resonance between the piano and the Leslie
- Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason on that famous NOTE in Echoes
Dear Stephen, funny how things that start spontaneously end that way. Eat a peach. Neil.
- Neil Young's impromptu 1976 telegram to Stephen Stills, while en route to the show, quitting the Stills-Young Band
I was playing soft while Bobby sang the blues
- Janis Joplin
Ravi Shankar and Robert Johnson are the only guitar players I listen to.
- George Harrison
It's really going to be interesting to look back on blues and rock. It happened so fast. From a historical vantage point it probably will look like the troubadour period in France. I'm sure it will look incredibly romantic.
- Jim Morrison, The Doors
Is this still really Pink Floyd?
- Opening line of Rolling Stone's review for Pink Floyd's "The Division Bell".
500,000 halos outshined the mud and history. We washed and drank in God's tears of joy. And for once, and for everyone, the truth was not still a mystery.
- Jimi Hendrix lyric on Woodstock
I jump 'em from other writers, but I arrange 'em my own way.
- Blind Willie McTell
Ain't but one kind of blues...
- Son House
I was born with music inside me.
- Ray Charles
I'm gonna take it on down to Soulsville
- Isaac Hayes
When I heard Howlin' Wolf, I knew this is where the soul of man never dies.
- Sam Phillips, Owner, Sun Records
Curtis, you and the penguin are the only family we got... Singin' Elmore James tunes, and blowin' the harp for us down here.
- Elwood Blues, The Blues Brothers
There was one in particular called, I think, "American Folk Festival of The Blues", which featured Buddy Guy... He just astounded everybody.
- Jimmy Page
Nobody leaves this place without singing the blues
- Albert Collins, Adventures in Babysitting, 1987
Now when I was a young boy at the age of five, my mother said I was gonna be the greatest man alive.
- Muddy Waters
Tell Ben and Ernie that I play the blues like they NEVER heard.
- Jimi Hendrix
Listen to what the blues are sayin'
- Willie Nelson
The story of life is quicker than the blink of an eye. The story of love is hello, goodbye.
- Jimi Hendrix