I've never known a musician who regretted being one. Whatever deceptions life may have in store for you, music itself is not going to let you down.
Musicians own music because music owns them.
Try a thing you haven't tried before three times - once to get over the fear, once to find out how to do it, and a third time to find out whether you like it or not
I thought of myself as a species of knight errant attacking dragons single-handedly and rescuing musical virtue in distress.
In Paris, you learn wit, in London you learn to crush your social rivals, and in Florence you learn poise.
I don't go around regretting things that don't happen.
Reviewing music or reviewing anything is a writing job. It's nice if you are experienced in the field you are writing about, but writing is what you are doing.
I said to my friends that if I was going to starve, I might as well starve where the food is good.
I look at you and I write down what I hear.
Let your mind alone, and see what happens.
Try a thing you haven't done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time to figure out whether you like it or not.
I don't have to worry No matter what they do to it, it works.