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    I used to ride the school bus to school and just listen to music with my headphones. I'd stick my head out the window and just think about how much I wanted to be a singer. I always wanted to do it, but I think I was always in the wrong place. I didn't really have any opportunities. So I left LA four years ago and I really just left my old life behind. I threw everything into pursuing music.
    — ZZ Ward
    I love to mix things up and create new dishes in the kitchen. I love cooking shrimp scampi and having a glass of Pinot Grigio while listening to music.
    — Zulay Henao
    tags: listening  music 
     
    Rock music is predictable, unless theres great talent involved.
    — Zubin Mehta
    tags: talent  music 
     
    I feel that the critic and music director should have such a good relationship they can pick up the phone and call each other any time.
    — Zubin Mehta
    tags: time  music  relationship 
     
    Essentially, the [New York] Philharmonic is just like any other orchestra-they all have the spirit of kids, and if you scratch away a little of the fatigue and cynicism, out comes a 17-year-old music student again, full of wonder, exuberance and a tremendous love of music.
    — Zubin Mehta
    tags: wonder  music  spirit  kids 
     
    Although I am flexible and ready to take advice, I can't carry an umbrella of thoughts over my head that would distract me and affect my music making.
    — Zubin Mehta
    tags: thoughts  advice  music 
     
    It's hard to find an emblem of cultural, national pride that burns as bright as Israel's success in classical music.
    — Zubin Mehta
    tags: music  success  pride 
     
    If I can't play music, what am I gonna do? Music keeps people sane. When you enjoy yourself, most of the time the people who are listening to you enjoy it.
    — Zoot Sims
    tags: time  people  listening  music 
     
    I think my knowledge of music theory is rooted in jazz theory, and a lot of the writers of standards - Rodgers and Hart, and Gershwin.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: music  standard 
     
    When I got a little bit older I wanted to play piano - that's all I wanted to do. I remember learning how to play a blues progression on the xylophone in music class and thinking "This is the greatest thing I've ever learned."
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: music  thinking  learning 
     
    Writing music is really personal, and it's a really exciting thing to participate in because represents the full creative process: It feels like something is coming from nothing.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    I like a lot of old films, I like a lot old music, and a lot of it has to do with the fact that I like the idea of knowing what happens before, so that I can understand it.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: knowing  facts  music  film  ideas 
     
    I always have loved music, ever since I was really little. I just loved to sing. I can't really explain it, except maybe - and this is going to sound really stupid - when I would listen to a song it would make me more excited than anything else could.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: song  music 
     
    I tend to like simple music. And clever, succinct lyrics. Songs that don't try to be more than they need to to be effective, to stir up something emotionally within you.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: song  music  lyrics 
     
    I feel like making music because - and this has much to do with the way I was able to make this record - there's more of myself in it.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: music 
     
    I gravitate towards happy music. I love the Beach Boys.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: boys  music 
     
    I really like the collaboration of doing movies and television. But I like the sort of solitary work of doing music.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: work  movie  music 
     
    Most of my music theory knowledge is based on piano. But I write on guitar a lot, too. I'm not a great guitar player by any means. I'm not a great instrumentalist. I play piano on stage. I don't play guitar on stage, but I use it to write quite a lot.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: music  write 
     
    I feel like I can't fully understand what's happening now until I really understand what's happened before. But you do get sort of bogged down a little bit when you're trying to study so many years' worth of music. It can be a little bit overwhelming.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: music  year  worth 
     
    I mean, the idea that it might help somebody out or help somebody make the decision to become a stewardess or otherwise... No, that's one of the nice things about making music or making movies, is that art does have the power to affect people. I feel really privileged to be a part of that.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: people  power  decision  help  movie  music  ideas 
     
    I've always had a really great time being in movies and writing music when I get home. The more creative I am, the more it feeds into other creative aspects of my life.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: time  movie  music  writing  creative 
     
    In a sense, I like to think of the live performance as something different than the record, not necessarily looking to exactly recreate the record. Sometimes Matt and I just do duets folk-style. Part of the fun of seeing a live show is having it be different from the way that you hear it in your bedroom or wherever you listen to music.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: live  seeing  fun  music 
     
    I've been writing music since I was about eight. I would write sporadically. I wrote a lot of music in high school. I guess the oldest song on the record ("I Thought I Saw Your Face") is about eight years old. It's the old "I had my whole life to write my first album and six months to write the second one." I did, to some degree, but actually, a lot of the songs that ended up on the record, I wrote really recently. So it varies.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: thoughts  song  music  school  writing  write  year 
     
    Modern recording has made it so that people can spend forever taking shortcuts and making everything uniform, but that strips music of what makes it exciting.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: people  forever  music 
     
    It's very much a piece of myself when I write a song. I don't mean to say it's very personal, like the lyrics mean something personal to me. When I write a song, that's my taste in music - my taste in chord progressions and melodies.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: personal  song  music  write  lyrics 
     
    I would say I know nothing about the music business, in a nice sort of way. I totally forgot I was in that music video. That's so funny.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: funny  music  business 
     
    I love to play music, and this is fun, and let's record this stuff in a way that we both like. That was exciting enough, so we just recorded it. There was no business in it until the very last minute, really. It was really as much of an extension of me writing the songs in my bedroom as it could possibly be.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: fun  song  music  writing  business 
     
    Yeah, well, we were looking for something sort of anonymous. It suggests what it is, but I like that it's modest. I feel like that's an underrated virtue. It's modest and it's kind of anonymous, which I liked, because it reminds me of my own ideas about why music should be played, which is not to be a star. That was never my intention.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: star  virtue  music  ideas 
     
    I'm into sincerity in music and sincerity in art. If it doesn't feel true, I don't want to do it. Things that are too dramatic scare me. I think that's why I don't always fit into the world of performing arts.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: world  true  music 
     
    I just like music that sounds like music. Not like machines and computers and things that you design to make things sound slick and perfect.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: music  computer  machine 
     
    One thing I love about Christmas music is that it has a tradition of warmth.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: music  christmas 
     
    I was writing tons of music in my spare time. I might be on location somewhere, and I'd go home and I'd have my guitar and my little keyboard or something and write music. Or if I was at home, on my piano. I've always been a late bloomer with a lot of things, just in general, so I think this was something that needed to come to fruition in this particular way.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: time  music  writing  write 
     
    I have a music career as well, so I was going to either be an actress or a musician. Then, I did both. But, I was always going to do something creative.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: career  music  creative 
     
    To me, music and fashion are the same thing. A good designer is the same as an incredible musician, and the two go hand in hand.
    — Zomby
    tags: fashion  music  designer 
     
    The laws of morals and the laws of music are the same
    — Zoltan Kodaly
    tags: law  music  morals 
     
    We should read music in the same way that an educated adult will read a book: in silence, but imagining the sound.
    — Zoltan Kodaly
    tags: adult  silence  music  read 
     
    It is our firm conviction that mankind will live the happier when it has learned to live with music more worthily. Whoever works to promote this end, in one way or another, has not lived in vain.
    — Zoltan Kodaly
    tags: work  live  mankind  music 
     
    Music is nourishment, and a comforting elixir. Music multiplies the beauty of life and all its values.
    — Zoltan Kodaly
    tags: beauty  value  music 
     
    There is no complete spiritual life without music, for the human soul has regions which can be illuminated only by music.
    — Zoltan Kodaly
    tags: human  soul  music  spiritual 
     
    Music is a manifestation of the human spirit, similar to language. Its greatest practitioners have conveyed to mankind things not possible to say in any other language. If we do not want these things to remain dead treasures, we must do our utmost to make the greatest possible number of people understand their idiom.
    — Zoltan Kodaly
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