“ It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature and everlasting beauty of monotony. ”

- Benjamin Britten

“ I wanted to take up music, so my father bought me a blunt instrument. He told me to knock myself out. ”

- Jay London

“ Music, as many people have said, is the universal language. Of course points are made which make you think about things, but ultimately it makes you feel. And that's why people remember more songs that have meant something during their life than films. They start to define periods in your life, and that's kind of the beauty of it. ”

- Scott Weiland

“ I went to my dad when I was 17 and said, 'I want to be a country music star.' Which every dad loves to hear. And he said, 'I want you to go to college.' So we had a discussion. And I'm pretty stubborn. I'm a lot like him. And he said, 'If you go to college and graduate, I'll pay your first six months of rent in Nashville.' So he bribed me. ”

- Eric Church

“ I think the hardest thing about making music now is being a great dad at the same time. There's an insanity that goes with writing - a mad scientist thing that you have to go through - and sacrificing a kid's upbringing to do that is not an option. ”

- Eddie Vedder

“ My dad has always been a big Ray Charles fan, and I've grown up listening to all kinds of music. ”

- Avicii

“ The one thing that kept our family together was the music. The only thing that our family would share emotionally was to have our dad cry over something the kids did with music. ”

- Dennis Wilson

“ If you don't die of thirst, there are blessings in the desert. You can be pulled into limitlessness, which we all yearn for, or you can do the beauty of minutiae, the scrimshaw of tiny and precise. The sky is your ocean, and the crystal silence will uplift you like great gospel music, or Neil Young. ”

- Anne Lamott

“ I asked my daughter when she was 16, What's the buzz on the street with the kids? She's going, to be honest, Dad, most of my friends aren't into Kiss. But they've all been told that it's the greatest show on Earth. ”

- Ace Frehley

“ Music was in the air when I was growing up. My siblings Katy, Dave and Phil were musical my dad worked in inner-city New York where a musical revolution was taking place - folk music, rock n' roll, gospel music. My sister taught me to sing. My brothers taught me to play. ”

- Sam Barry

“ I play bass. I play a bit of guitar. I've never been to a lesson, so my theory of music is non-existent in any instrument, but we always had guitars around. My dad taught me to play drums for 'Love Actually,' and I still play drums now. But I'm not a 'drummer.' I'm not a 'guitarist.' I'm trying to be a bassist. ”

- Thomas Sangster

“ I think every age has a medium that talks to it more eloquently than the others. In the 19th century it was symphonic music and the novel. For various technical and artistic reasons, film became that eloquent medium for the 20th century. ”

- Walter Murch

“ I have loved music so much from when I was little, and I don't know whether it was because I saw my dad doing it and then I got the idea I don't know what came first... But I always had a hairbrush in the mirror singing. I was always with him backstage I would go out and be pulled in for the last song. ”

- Lisa Marie Presley

“ When I get 13 or 14 years old, I get crazy with rock music, like, like, deeply crazy. And one of my favorite bands at that moment was, for example, like - bands like Metallica or Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd and Santana, you know? And then I start to play metal, actually, when I was - at the age of 15. ”

- Juanes

“ I had always loved music. I grew up listening to classic country, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard. My dad loved Vern Gosdin and Keith Whitley. So I kept going to class and started getting totally into playing guitar and teaching myself these songs. ”

- Jake Owen

“ Writing songs out of my faith was a real natural progression. I grew up singing in my dad's choir and singing with my family. Christian music became the music that I identified myself with and was a way that I expressed my faith. Even at a public school I would take my Christian music in and play it for my friends. ”

- Steven Curtis Chapman

“ The true beauty of music is that it connects people. It carries a message, and we, the musicians, are the messengers. ”

- Roy Ayers

“ Most boys' first hero is their father. That was definitely true of my dad. He was a proud Irish American and he taught me a lot about ethics and responsibility. He also introduced me to a lot of wonderful folk music. ”

- John C. Reilly

“ Everybody always wants to rebel against their parents' music, but nobody listened to music louder than my dad. ”

- Dan Auerbach

“ I wasn't a jock in school, and by the 10th grade, when I was in boarding school I was carrying water buckets for the girls' hockey team. I was the kid with long hair and glasses and acne trying to learn how to play guitar and piano in the music center. I was not an athlete past the age of 13 or 14 when they start throwing the ball really fast. ”

- Michael Weatherly