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A musician must make music, an artist must paint,
by Abraham Maslow

A musician must make music, an artist must paint,
a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself.
- Abraham Maslow

Appreciate again and again, freshly and naively,
the basic goods of life, with awe,
pleasure, wonder and even ecstasy,
however stale these experiences may have become to others.
- Abraham Maslow PHOTO

What is necessary to change a person is
to change his awareness of himself.
- Abraham Maslow

Dispassionate objectivity is itself a passion,
for the real and for the truth.
- Abraham Maslow

 

If your only tool is a hammer,
you tend to see every problem as a nail.
- Abraham Maslow

The ability to be in the present moment
is a major component of mental wellness.
- Abraham Maslow

If the only tool you have is a hammer,
you tend to see every problem as a nail.
- Abraham Maslow

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The story of the human race is the story of men and
women selling themselves short.
- Abraham Maslow

If I were dropped out of a plane into the ocean and
told the nearest land was a thousand miles away,
I'd still swim.
And I'd despise the one who gave up.
- Abraham Maslow

I was awfully curious to find out why I didn't go insane.
- Abraham Maslow

What a man can be, he must be.
This need we call self-actualization.
- Abraham Maslow

If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being,
you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life.
- Abraham Maslow

If you deliberately plan on being less than you are capable of being,
then I warn you that you'll be unhappy for the rest of your life.
- Abraham Maslow

He that is good with a hammer tends to think everything is a nail.
- Abraham Maslow

If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
- Abraham Maslow

We fear to know the fearsome and unsavory aspects of ourselves,
but we fear even more to know the godlike in ourselves.
- Abraham Maslow

A first-rate soup is more creative than a second-rate painting.
- Abraham Maslow

But behavior in the human being is sometimes a defense,
a way of concealing motives and thoughts,
as language can be a way of hiding your thoughts and
preventing communication.
- Abraham Maslow

We may define therapy as a search for value.
- Abraham Maslow

The fact is that people are good, Give people affection and security,
and they will give affection and be secure in their
feelings and their behavior.
- Abraham Maslow

One's only rival is one's own potentialities.
One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities.
In this sense, every man can be a king,
and must therefore be treated like a king.
- Abraham Maslow

All the evidence that we have indicates that it is
reasonable to assume in practically every human being,
and certainly in almost every newborn baby,
that there is an active will toward health,
an impulse towards growth, or towards the actualization.
- Abraham Maslow

Classic economic theory, based as it is on an inadequate
theory of human motivation,
could be revolutionized by accepting the reality of higher human needs,
including the impulse to self actualization and the
love for the highest values.
- Abraham Maslow

I love power.
But it is as an artist that I love it.
I love it as a musician loves his violin,
to draw out its sounds and chords and harmonies.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

You can't stay the same.
If you're a musician and a singer, you have to change,
that's the way it works.
- Van Morrison

A sculptor is a person who is interested in the shape of things,
a poet in words, a musician by sounds.
- Henry Moore

Richard Wagner, a musician who wrote music which is better than it sounds.
- Richard Wagner

I became a musician because that's really what I wanted
to do when I was fifteen,
but I had other abilities.
- Robyn Hitchcock

If you're a musician and an artist, you don't just stop.
- Siobhan Fahey

When I was a young musician, the only option available
to pursue secondary education in music was to attend
a classical conservatory.
- Billy Joel

I've dated the sweet mama's boy, the musician rocker,
the struggling artist - basically a lot of people without jobs.
- Alyssa Milano

I've been around two years shy of 50 years doing what I do.
I am a musician.
- Frankie Avalon

In my view a jazz musician is a great musician.
- Michael Parkinson

You can never learn it all and I hope to continue my
growth as a person and a musician.
- Lita Ford

Sometimes the picture that emerges of the man seems
no longer to agree with our conception of the musician.
In reality, however, there is a glorious unity.
- Alfred Einstein

I think I turned to writing really just to wake up
in the morning and be a musician and to have something to do,
and feel like a musician every day even if I wasn't working.
- Lesley Gore

I have always felt I was more accurately a Hard Rock musician.
- Geddy Lee

A young musician plays scales in his room and only bores his family.
A beginning writer, on the other hand,
sometimes has the misfortune of getting into print.
- Marguerite Yourcenar

The deeper I get into my life as a musician,
I'm discovering that it becomes less and less about other people,
and more about what I want to do.
And that's a good place to be.
- Billy Corgan

Eclecticism is the word.
Like a jazz musician who creates his own style out
of the styles around him,
I play by ear.
- Ralph Ellison

I'm not good enough, technically, to be a classic musician.
I lack discipline.
- Ritchie Blackmore

I'm a compulsive musician, but it's also a bloody good
way out of having to do anything else.
- Alexis Korner

Put you energy into music.
If it fails you, you can become an accountant or a dentist.
And then if you become a dentist or an accountant,
it's too late to become a musician afterwards.
- Peter Tork

Bowie is a musician, but he works like a painter.
Thom always thought that we should aspire to that.
- Ed O'Brien

And of course, the musician - if he's serious -
always answers: My last album is my best,
otherwise I wouldn't have done it.
- Klaus Schulze

I prefer to think of myself as a musician who is still
learning and trying to do something every time out.
- Geddy Lee

I'd wanted to be a writer and when I came back to New
York worked as a musician too,
but I found my writing starting to get more and more referential to cinema.
- Jim Jarmusch

We need improvement in the style of performance.
There is no more advantage in a musician who plays
and conducts than in one who is only a beater of rhythm.
- Franz Liszt

If I get an idea for a song, I have a melody for it.
I'm a musician first.
I'm not limited by the fretboard.
- Brad Paisley

As the mother teaches her children how to express themselves in their language,
so one Gypsy musician teaches the other.
They have never shown any need for notation.
- Franz Liszt

Then certainly for a musician timing becomes something
that is immediately accessible as a concept,
because it's a necessity in ones everyday performance.
- Robert Fripp

He has a method that likens the musician to an athlete,
so I do physical exercises designed to keep a musician
in shape in order to perform the function,
which is to play music.
- Herb Alpert

People feel they have to live that stereotypical lifestyle
in order to be a rock star.
You don't have to shoot heroin and act a certain way
to be a rock and roll musician.
- Lenny Kravitz

My father was a classical musician and my mother was a writer.
- John Sebastian

He didn't want me to become a musician,
he wanted me to be a doctor, because he said singing was too hard.
- Nusrat F. A. Khan

It is rare that even a jazz musician finds an individual voice.
- David Baker

I consider myself a serious musician.
Doing a comedy show does not take away from that in any way.
- Kevin Eubanks

I'm very unstable; there's no stability in a musician's life at all.
You live on a bus or on the road hand to mouth and
you don't know where your money's coming from.
- James Taylor

Ellington is a writer and arranger, as well as a musician and leader.
He does movie sound tracks.
- Norman Granz

I grew up in a time when being a musician and learning
to be a musician was actually very wonderful.
- Bobby McFerrin

He wasn't a great father.
He was a great musician.
That's always been a touchy one, and it will be until I can find the answer,
but I don't know if there is one.
- Julian Lennon

Feed the musician, and he's out of tune.
- George Crabbe

If you are any competent musician, if you have creative ideas,
ideas of songs, of arrangements, in a band like the Stones,
where these 2 people do all the things,
there is no freedom.
- Bill Wyman

The sexiest woman musician is Alicia Keys.
- Pharrell Williams

A jazz musician is a juggler who uses harmonies instead of oranges.
- Benny Green

Yes, I'm a musician.
I also like to play with others, sometimes more,
sometimes less.
- Klaus Schulze

I grew up wanting to be a musician, but my parents
were sure I would starve to death.
So, they put me in physics and chemistry.
That eventually blew up, and I got into radio.
- John Tesh

Every time you go in, it's like starting over.
You don't know how you did the other records.
You're learning all over.
It's some weird musician amnesia, or maybe the road wipes it out.
- Beck

I'm much more of a musician than a poet.
I just feel much more confident about my musical abilities.
- Mary Timony

I don't claim to be a musician, I didn't go to Julliard.
- Dick Dale

Not everyone deserves to be a musician,
you get lucky enough to be one.
- Joshua Homme


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