Just Saying: Quotations from Musicians Past And Present

The only known photograph (daguerréotype to be actual) of Frédéric ChopinFrom Centuries Past …

To talk well and eloquently is a very great art, but that an equally great one is to know the right moment to stop.
— Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

I worked hard. Anyone who works as hard as I did can achieve the same results.
— Johann Sebastian Bach

Recommend to your children virtue; that alone can make them happy, not gold.
— Ludwig van Beethoven

Every difficulty slurred over will be a ghost to disturb your repose later on.
— Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin

From Recent Times … Joni Mitchell, performing in 2004

The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.
— B. B. King

Without deviation progress is not possible.
— Frank Zappa

A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.
— Bob Dylan

You want to be a writer, don’t know how or when? Find a quiet place, use a humble pen.
— Paul Simon

Sorrow is so easy to express and yet so hard to tell.
— Joni Mitchell

The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time.
— James Taylor

Photo Credits

Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin – Public Domain

Joni Mitchell – By Capannelle Bunga Bunga, Creative Commons. Some Rights Reserved.

Thumb Nail – Frank Zappa Bust – Creative Commons. Some Rights Reserved.

Piano Feature Pic – MS Word Clip Art Collection


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