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We have a collection of 32 Music quotes from Brian Eno

"Agressive music can only shock you once. Afterwards its impact declines. It's inevitable." (ID 37281)

"At the beginning of the 20th century, the ambition of the great painters was to make paintings that were like music, which was then considered as the noblest art." (ID 37402)

"I wanted to get rid of the element that had been considered essential in pop music: the voice." (ID 37403)

"The lyrics are constructed as empirically as the music. I don't set out to say anything very important." (ID 37404)

"Music in itself carries a whole set of messages which are very, very rich and complex, and the words either serve to exclude certain ones or point up certain others." (ID 37405)

"We are increasingly likely to find ourselves in places with background music. No composers have thought to write for these modern spaces, which represent 30% of our musical experience." (ID 37406)

"You can't really imagine music without technology." (ID 37407)

"I make a lot of pieces of music that I never release as CDs." (ID 37408)

"It's nice, I think, when people use your music for things you didn't think of." (ID 37409)

"I don't like headphones very much, and I rarely listen to music on headphones." (ID 37410)

"I think we're about ready for a new feeling to enter music. I think that will come from the Arabic world." (ID 37411)

"People do dismiss ambient music, don't they? They call it 'easy listening,' as if to suggest that it should be hard to listen to." (ID 37412)

"I hate talking about music, to tell you the truth." (ID 37413)

"Editing is now the easiest thing on earth to do, and all the things that evolved out of word processing - 'Oh, let's put that sentence there, let's get rid of this' - have become commonplace in films and music too." (ID 37414)

"Once music ceases to be ephemeral - always disappearing - and becomes instead material... it leaves the condition of traditional music and enters the condition of painting. It becomes a painting, existing as material in space, not immaterial in time." (ID 37415)

"For instance, I'm always fascinated to see whether, given the kind of fairly known and established form called popular music, whether there is some magic combination that nobody has hit upon before." (ID 37416)

"There are certain sounds that I've found work well in nearly any context. Their function is not so much musical as spatial: they define the edges of the territory of the music." (ID 37417)

"I'd love it if American kids were listening to Muslim music." (ID 37418)

"Once I started working with generative music in the 1970s, I was flirting with ideas of making a kind of endless music - not like a record that you'd put on, which would play for a while and finish." (ID 37419)

"I've got a feeling that music might not be the most interesting place to be in the world of things." (ID 37420)

"One often makes music to supplement one's world." (ID 37421)

"Most game music is based on loops effectively." (ID 37422)

"In England and Europe, we have this huge music called ambient - ambient techno, ambient house, ambient hip-hop, ambient this, ambient that." (ID 37423)

"Lyrics are always misleading because they make people think that that's what the music is about." (ID 37424)

"I got interested in the idea of music that could make itself, in a sense, in the mid 1960s really, when I first heard composers like Terry Riley, and when I first started playing with tape recorders." (ID 37425)

"Perhaps when music has been shouting for so long, a quieter voice seems attractive." (ID 37426)

"The whole history of pop music had rested on the first person singular, with occasional intrusions of the second person singular." (ID 37427)

"Lyrics are the only thing to do with music that haven't been made easier technically." (ID 37428)

"The prospect of music being detachable from time and place meant that one could start to think of music as a part of one's furniture." (ID 37429)

"Musicians are there in front of you, and the spectators sense their tension, which is not the case when you're listening to a record. Your attention is more relaxed. The emotional aspect is more important in live music." (ID 37439)

"I hate the rock music tradition. I can't bear it!" (ID 37459)

"Avant-garde music is sort of research music. You're glad someone's done it but you don't necessarily want to listen to it." (ID 37462)

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