Derek Sivers

Entrepreneur, programmer, avid student of life. I make useful things, and share what I learn.

MusicThoughts.com

Do you have some quotes that inspire you, as you make your own music?

I've always loved those little thoughts that would inspire me to dig deeper in my songwriting, try new sounds in the studio, or listen to music in a new way.

A few years ago, I collected these quotes into a simple website:

http://musicthoughts.com

It's there for two reasons:

  1. inspire other musicians (you!)
  2. collect other thoughts about music

I think you'll love this new update: I hired professional translators to translate MusicThoughts into nine languages: Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Arabic, Japanese, and Chinese.

Look again, and play with the language bar across the top: http://musicthoughts.com

If you are fluent in any of these languages, please notice that below every translated quote is a link that says, "Can you improve this translation?" Example, here: http://musicthoughts.com/t/546/pt

If you can't see the Asian fonts, this link will tell you how to fix that: http://tinyurl.com/2kzezd.

After browsing around the site for a while, if you've got a favorite quote that inspires your music-making, please add it to the site. I'm not trying to make this a big site of all thoughts about music - just a simple quiet place with a few of the most inspiring ones.

http://musicthoughts.com

Feel free to bookmark or link to any you love. The URLs are permanent, so it'll always be there for you.

Enjoy!