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Musical Quotes - Second Movement

written by: shimonbentzvi
A difficult quiz on quotes by musicians and/or quotes on music. The quote is given and the speaker is required.

Question 1:

Who said, "Music is not dead, it just smells funny."?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Stevie Wonder
Frank Zappa
Kurt Cobain
Ray Charles

Question 2:

Who made this statement: "Without music, life would be a mistake."?
Groucho Marx
Immanuel Kant
Friedrich Nietzsche
Karl Marx

Question 3:

What influential guitarist stated, "If it has more than three chords, it's jazz."?
Louis Costanza
Lou Reed
Louis Armstrong
Lou Rawls

Question 4:

This person stated, "Next to theology I give music the highest place and honor. And we see how David and all the saints have wrought their godly thoughts into verse, rhyme, and song."  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
John Calvin
Martin Luther
John Wesley
Jim Carrey

Question 5:

This composer, famous for the ballet Firebird, said, "My music is best understood by children and animals."
Igor Stravinsky
Petr Ilytch Tchaikivsky
Irving Berlin
Rimsky Korsakov

Question 6:

This man, who appeared in the animated film Fantasia, said, "A painter paints pictures on canvas. But a musician paints pictures on silence."
Roy Hobbs
Leonard Bernstein
Walt Disney
Leopold Stokowski

Question 7:

This prolific composer, who died way to young, said, "I write as a sow piddles."
Frank Zappa

Question 8:

This influential musician and producer, famous also as Rashida's dad, stated, "Making a record is like painting a school bus with a toothbrush."
Stevie Wonder
Frank Zappa
Will Smith
Quincy Jones

Question 9:

What saxophonist said, "A jazz musician is a juggler who uses harmonies instead of oranges."?
Benny Golston
Benny Green
Ben Blue
Benny Goodman

Question 10:

This singer made the following statement: "I can't stand to sing the same song the same way two nights in succession, let alone two years or ten years. If you can, then it ain't music, it's close order drill or exercise or yodelling or something, not music."  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Mariah Carey
Rosemary Clooney
Frank Sinatra
Billie Holiday

Question 11:

This bandleader, who was once married to Charo, said, "I would rather play Chiquita Banana and have my swimming pool than play Bach and starve."
Xavier Cugat
Carlos Santana
Quincy Jones
Lou Reed

Question 12:

About which recording group did Decca Records say this: "We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out."?
The Beatles
The Rolling Stones
The Tremelos
The E-Street band

Question 13:

What member of the Beatles said this: "Of course I'm ambitious. What's wrong with that? Otherwise you sleep all day."?
Paul McCartney
John Lennon
Ringo Starr
George Harrison

Question 14:

This Grammy Award-winning artist said, "Music is spiritual. The music business is not."  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Jim Morrison
Eddie Van Halen
Van Morrison

Question 15:

What artist said, "People deserve the truth. They deserve honesty. The best music, you can seek some shelter in it momentarily, but its essentially there to provide you something to face the world with."?
Frank Sinatra
Whitney Houston
Bruce Springsteen
Jerry Lewis

Question 16:

Name the artist who said, "I always felt that blues, rock 'n' roll and country are just about a beat apart."
Dolly Parton
Lou Reed
Waylon Jennings
Leonard Bernstein

Question 17:

What performer said, "Its much too late to do anything about rock & roll now."?
Jerry Garcia
Jerry Lee Lewis
Jerry Lewis
Jerry Jeff Walker

Question 18:

Name the person quoted here: "It occurred to me by intuition, and music was the driving force behind that intuition. My discovery was the result of musical perception."
Bill Gates
Jonas Salk
Albert Einstein
Thomas Alva Edison

Question 19:

What musician said, "There are more bad musicians than bad music."?
Bela Bartok
Isaac Stern
Yo-Yo Ma
Yitzrach Perleman

Question 20:

This Academy Award-winning artist said, "That's a hell of an ambition, to be mellow. It's like wanting to be senile."
Roberta Flack
Randy Newman
Ed Sullivan
Donnie Osmond

Question 21:

Select the quote by Elvis Costello
"Writing about music is like dancing about architecture; it's really a stupid thing to wan to do."
"A symphony is a stage play with the parts written for instruments instead of for actors."
"I want to do a musical movie, like Evita but with good music."
"My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence."

Question 22:

Select the quote by Garth Brooks.
"Opera is when a guy gets stabbed in the back and instead of bleeding he sings."
"My sole inspiration is a telephone call from a music producer."
"The greatest conflicts are not between two people but between one person and himself."
"Love is friendship set to music."


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