Can You Guess Which Musicians Said These Famous Quotes?

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While most people are able to recite their favorite musician’s lyrics, it’s rare that they remember some of the famous things they have said about life and music. Test your knowledge of music, and see if you really know what these famous musicians have said, or if you just know their lyrics. This quiz is not for the faint of heart, and only music fanatics will be able to pass with flying colors.

“Death makes angels of us all and gives us wings where we had shoulders smooth as ravens claws.”

“I’ve learned a woman is never an old woman.”

“You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven.”

“I’m going to make a very bold statement: Hip-hop has done more than any other leader, politician, or anyone to improve race relations.”

“I do value the respect I get from my contemporaries, but to have Oasis cover one of my songs, Puff Daddy cover a song, to have Goldie come along to my gigs, that’s where my ego is at. To have my fellow musicians like what I do, that’s very cool.”

“Musicians want to be the loud voice for so many quiet hearts.”

“We’re musicians. We make music for a living. It’s that simple. Nothing else matters.”

“I think it was that we were really seasoned musicians. We had serious roots that spanned different cultures, obviously the blues.”

“I’d rather be hated for who I am than loved for who I am not.”

“I’d rather be a musician than a rock star.”

“A lot of young musicians get the money at the wrong time. They get it for something they don’t feel great about, and it’ll make you feel so bad it’ll destroy and kill you.”

“If you’re going to kick authority in the teeth, you might as well use two feet.”

“Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.”

“Even though I have often recorded alone, I still feel the best music is made by musicians playing off each other.”

“The greatness of a man is not how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.”

“There’s nothing wrong with becoming a role model, nothing wrong with inspiring people to become musicians, to become actors.”

“If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there’d be peace.”

“All this talk about equality. The only thing people really have in common is that they are all going to die.”

“Alcohol may be man’s worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy.”

“As I get older, I get smaller. I see other parts of the world I didn’t see before. Other points of view. I see outside myself more.”