Songs live longer than kingdoms.

- Atticus

Poetry is composing, you are writing words to move the world like music.

- Atticus

Music is the melody whose text is the world.

- Arthur Schopenhauer

It is not a dreamlike state, but the somehow insulated state, that a great musician achieves in a great performance. He’s aware of where he is and what he’s doing, but his mind is on the playing of the instrument with an internal sense of rightness.

- Arnold Palmer

The head-banging music gives me a headache. Katy Perry is fun, Rihanna, old-school ’90s hip-hop. Salt-N-Pepa. I like listening to that. Get the nerves out before the games.

- Alex Morgan

Music is so huge to soccer, to my life, to working out. I usually have headphones when I’m cleaning the house or making dinner.

- Alex Morgan

Ninety percent of the time, when I put on my headphones, I forget to turn on my music. Literally 10 minutes will go by before I realize that there’s no music.

- Alex Morgan

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.

- Aldous Huxley

That’s my actual payment, the fact that I can actually make something that I actually enjoy and put on repeat, and it’s not related to anything else or anyone else’s thoughts and ideas, it all came from me; I just love that aspect of it.

- Akon

I always try to give my own albums space in between so I have time to create a new sound and give time for people to miss me. You have to come out fresh and reinvent yourself.

- Akon

It’s always the music first for me. But if the music isn’t selling, there isn’t gonna be no business. So you gotta make sure music is always the first priority.

- Akon

My ideas come when I least expect it, so I’ve always got to have a studio nearby or close by somewhere.

- Akon

As long as you’re giving up quality records and you’re makin’ hit records, people are always gonna want to hear a hit, and they’ll always want to be attached to something that’s doin’ great.

- Akon

I just like music all the way around the board. I can’t stick to one thing – I’ve got to move around.

- Akon
My worst fear is my music won’t connect with the public.

My worst fear is my music won’t connect with the public.

- Adele
My body doesn’t have any rhythm, you know. ...

My body doesn’t have any rhythm, you know. I’ve got quite good rhythm when I’m singing but my feet are very much two left feet.

- Adele
I love hearing my audience breathe.

I love hearing my audience breathe.

- Adele
Sometimes with pop music, you have to see it to love it....

Sometimes with pop music, you have to see it to love it. With soul music, it’s sparse. There’s nothing that’s pretentious or planned. It’s just so gutsy.

- Adele
I wanted to be a singer forever. But it’s not really my cup of tea....

I wanted to be a singer forever. But it’s not really my cup of tea. Having the whole world know who you are.

- Adele
Sometimes my songs wander off a bit and are not always coherent.

Sometimes my songs wander off a bit and are not always coherent.

- Adele
I don’t really need to stand out, there’s room for everyone. Although I haven’t built a niche yet, I’m just writing love songs...

I don’t really need to stand out, there’s room for everyone. Although I haven’t built a niche yet, I’m just writing love songs.

- Adele
In the songs I can still be really really direct but in interviews when I’m explaining my songs...

In the songs, I can still be really really direct but in interviews when I’m explaining my songs I shouldn’t be so direct about who they’re about.

- Adele
I don’t make music for eyes. I make music for ears.

I don’t make music for eyes. I make music for ears.

- Adele
It’s warts and all in my songs, and I think that’s why people can relate to them.

It’s warts and all in my songs, and I think that’s why people can relate to them.

- Adele
Crying is really bad for your vocal cords.

Crying is really bad for your vocal cords.

- Adele
Heartbreak can definitely give you a deeper sensibility for writing songs....

Heartbreak can definitely give you a deeper sensibility for writing songs. I drew on a lot of heartbreak when I was writing my first album, I didn’t mean to but I just did.

- Adele
If music be the food of love, play on.

If music be the food of love, play on.

- William Shakespeare
To draw you must close your eyes and sing.

To draw you must close your eyes and sing.

- Pablo Picasso
Hell is full of musical amateurs

Hell is full of musical amateurs.

- George Bernard Shaw