10 Billy Joel Quotes About Musicians

Here’s what legendary musician Billy Joel said about musicians.

  1. “Musicians want to be the loud voice for so many quiet hearts.” – Billy Joel
  2. “Historically, musicians know what it is like to be outside the norm – walking the high wire without a safety net. Our experience is not so different from those who march to the beat of different drummers.” – Billy Joel
  3. “Like family, we are tied to each other. This is what all good musicians understand.” – Billy Joel
  4. “Why do musicians give so much time to charitable causes? The most humanitarian cause that we can give our time to is the creation and performance of music itself.” – Billy Joel
  5. “Artists – musicians, painters, writers, poets – always seem to have had the most accurate perception of what is really going on around them, not the official version or the popular perception of contemporary life.” – Billy Joel
  6. “For whatever reason, not all people are born with the particular gift of being able to express ourselves through music. And, believe me, it is a gift.” – Billy Joel
  7. “If you make music for the human needs you have within yourself, then you do it for all humans who need the same things. You enrich humanity with the profound expression of these feelings.” – Billy Joel
  8. “Musicians now find themselves in the unlikely position of being legitimate. At least the IRS thinks so.” – Billy Joel
  9. “It’s really hard to make a living as a musician. It’s almost impossible.” – Billy Joel
  10. “Those who have expressed doubts and misgivings about their ability to live this kind of life shouldn’t try, because being a musician is not something you chose to be, it is something you are.” – Billy Joel
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