"I mean, Sun Ra is Duke Ellington on acid."
(Richard Alderson)

"If by noise, you mean uncomfortable sound, than pop music is noise to me."
(Masami Akita)

"It was not uncommon for the musician to wonder who or what was producing a particular sound,
stop playing, and discover it was he himself who had been responsible.
(Eddie Prévost)

"My roots are in my record player."
(Evan Parker)

Listen, mate, life has surface noise.
(John Peel)

"These stories were written over the course of the past year. They are the burnished, gathered and organized residues of a mind eating itself."
(Michael Gira)

"I had a rough night and I hate the fuckin' Eagles, man!"
(The Dude)

"Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss."
(Douglas Adams)

"I see the world as an illusion, and we shouldn't take ourselves so seriously."
(Andy Kaufman)

"The shortest distance between two points is often unbearable."
(Charles Bukowski)

"For me that's where the music always has to be - on the edge - in between the known and the unknown and you have to keep pushing it towards the unknown. Otherwise it and you die."
(Steve Lacy)

"Razors pain you,
Rivers are damp,
Acids stain you,
And drugs cause cramp.
Guns aren’t lawful,
Nooses give,
Gas smells awful.
You might as well live.

(Dorothy Parker)

"The stars are matter, we're matter, but it doesn't matter."
(Captain Beefheart)

"We're just a virus with shoes."
(Bill Hicks)

"Sift the Two's and Sift the Three's,
The Sieve of Eratosthenes.
When the multiples sublime,
The numbers that remain are Prime.

"Why bother reading Plato, when a saxophone is equally capable of letting us glimpse another world?"
(Emil Cioran)

"I died in hell. They called it Passchendaele."
(Siegfried Sassoon)

Man, what kind of reed you using?
(John Coltrane)

"The music is free, but you have to pay for the plastic, paper, ink, glue and stamps."
(Los Angeles Free Music Society)

"Ancient life was all silence.
In the 19th century, with the invention of the machine, noise was born.
Today, noise triumphs and reigns supreme over the sensibilities of men.
(Luigi Russolo)

"You don't have to call it music if the term shocks you."
(John Cage)

"It's not about notes anymore, it's about feelings."
(Albert Ayler)