Inspiration / 6 October 2015

15 Inspirational Quotes for the Creative Musician

jimi-hendrix

“Imagination is the key to my lyrics. The rest is painted with a little science fiction”

– Jimi Hendrix

 

Eddie-Van-Halen

“To hell with the rules. If it sounds right, then it is”

– Eddie Van Halen

 

pablo-picasso

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”

– Pablo Picasso

 

john-lennon

“Songwriting is about getting the demon out of me. It’s like being possessed.”

– John Lennon

 

chapman-tracy-5212ae9051d11

“Songwriting is a very mysterious process. It feels like creating something from nothing. It’s something I don’t feel like I really control.”

– Tracy Chapman

 

neil-young

“I don’t force it. If you don’t have an idea and you don’t hear anything going over and over in your head, don’t sit down and try to write a song. You know, go mow the lawn… My songs speak for themselves.”

– Neil Young

 

“A lot of times songs are very much of a moment, that you just encapsulate. They come to you, you write them, you feel good that day, or bad that day.”

– Mick Jagger

 

eric-clapton

“The writing of the song is the therapy. The toughness is doing nothing. It’s very dependent on your state of mind. And your emotional state as well. And a lot of it comes pouring out, you don’t really have that much control with it.”

– Eric Clapton

 

lenny-kravitz

“I never sit down to write. When I’m moved, I do it. I just wait for it to come. You just hear it. I can’t really describe writing. It’s in my head. I don’t think about the styles. I write whatever comes out and I use whatever kind of instrumentation works for those songs.”

– Lenny Kravitz

 

“I think songwriting is the ultimate form of being able to make anything that happens in your life productive.”

– Taylor Swift

 

BBKing

“The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.”

– B.B. King

 

slash

“I just play, just you know, If I just sit down with the guitar and just do whatever for, you know, half an hour or an hour whatever. That’s pretty much, that should do it for me.”

– Slash

 

Igor-Stravinsky

“Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal.”

– Igor Stravinsky

 

Dmitri-Shostakovich

“A creative artist works on his next composition because he was not satisfied with his previous one.”

– Dmitri Shostakovich

 

john-cage

“I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.”

– John Cage


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