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Quotations about Musicians


Ladies and gentlemen, get ready to embark on a melodious journey into the captivating universe of musicians. From virtuosos to aspiring artists, the world of music is a tapestry of passion, creativity, and, occasionally, a touch of eccentricity. In this delightful expedition, we'll uncover the wit, wisdom, and humorous anecdotes that surround those who dedicate their lives to crafting harmonies, rhythms, and unforgettable melodies.

Through a harmonious medley of quotations, we'll explore the highs and lows of musical endeavors, the quirky personalities that inhabit the stage, and the magical moments that only music can create. So, tune your ears, tap your feet, and let's set off on an enchanting adventure where laughter harmonizes with the artistry of musicians.

quotations about musicians

"I don't know anything about music. In my line, you don't have to." Elvis Presley (American singer and actor, 1935-1977)

"Talking about music is like dancing about architecture." Anon

"All music is *folk*our*good* music. I ain't never heard a horse sing a song." Louis Armstrong (American singer and jazz musician, 1901-71)

"I'm sick to death of people saying we've made 11 albums that sound exactly the same. In fact, we've made 12 albums that sound exactly the same." Angus Young (Australian musician with AC/DC, 1955-)

Do it again on the next verse, and people think *you meant it.*you're daring.*you're tired.* Chet Atkins (American musician, 1924-2001)

"To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan and not quite enough time." Leonard Bernstein (American conductor, 1918-1990)

"There are two golden rules for an orchestra: start together and finish together. The public doesn't give a damn what goes on in between." Thomas Beecham (English conductor, 1879-1961)

"I've been imitated so well, I've heard people *copy my mistakes.*call themselves Jimi.*buy Jimi wigs.* Jimi Hendrix (American rock musician, 1942-70)

"It's easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself." Johann Sebastian Bach (German composer, 1685-1750)

"Let me be clear about this: I don't have a drug problem; I have a police problem." Keith Richards (English rock musician, 1943-)

When I was a little boy, I told my dad, "When I grow up, I want to be a musician." My dad said: "You can't do both, Son." Chet Atkins (American musician, 1924-2001)

Too many pieces of music finish too long after *the end.*the audience has left.*the show.* Igor Stravinsky (Russian composer, 1882-1971)

"There is no doubt that the first requirement for a composer is to be dead." Arthur Honegger (Swiss composer, 1892-1955)

A musicologist is a man who can read music but can't *hear it.*play it.*joke about it.* Thomas Beecham (English conductor, 1879-1961)

"Why do we have to have all these third-rate foreign conductors around – when we have so many second-rate ones of our own?" Thomas Beecham (English conductor, 1879-1961)

"No wonder Bob Geldof is such an expert on *famine.*time.*the fairer sex.* He's been feeding off 'I Don't Like Mondays' for 30 years." Russell Brand (British comedian, 1975-)

"Tchaikovsky thought of committing suicide for fear of being discovered as a homosexual, but today, if you are a composer and not homosexual, you might as well put a bullet through your head." Sergei Diaghilev (Russian ballet impresario, 1872-1929)

"Do you play the guitar with your teeth?" HENDRIX: "No, with my ears." Jimi Hendrix (American rock musician, 1942-70)

"Is Ringo the best drummer in the world?" JOHN LENNON: "He's not even the best drummer in the band." John Lennon (English pop singer and songwriter, 1940-80)

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