A. R. Rahman Quotes

If music wakes you up, makes you think, heals you…then, I guess the music is working.

A R Rahman

Your best success comes after your greatest disapponitment

Music is something that takes you to a world which is very different from the world of hatred,jealousy, and all those negative emotions

All my life I have had a choice of hate and love. I chose love and I am here

Be original and find your inner voice. The rest will follow.

Success comes to those who dedicate everything to their passion in life. To be successful, it is also very important to be humble and never let fame or money travel to your head.

Music is language itself. It should not have any barriers of caste, creed, language or anything. Music is one, only cultures are different. Music is the language of languages. It is the ultimate mother of languages.

The search is more important than the destination

Rather than making money I believe in making people happy, all other things are secondary. Money isn’t important, creative satisfaction is

The more you know the less you talk.

When you do something with a lot of honesty, appetite and commitment, the input reflects the output.

Music is all about transporting people, speaking a language which languages fail to express.

You can’t be without passion. Passion means the possessiveness to be the best.

No regrets. There is no time for that. Regret is boring.

A R Rahman

I like music that is able to stir my soul. My music is a spiritual exercise

There is only one of the two that can reside in our hearts, GOD or ego. If GOD is in ego is out.

Your inner voice is the voice of divinity. To hear it, we need to be in solitude, even in crowded places.

I wanted to be part of something bigger

I want to go beyond the restrictions of language, religion and caste, and music is the only thing that allows me to do that.

Each one of us has our own evolution of life, and each one of us goes through different tests which are unique and challenging. But certain things are common. And we do learn things from each other’s experience. On a spiritual journey, we all have the same destination.

Sometimes I intentionally cut it off. I just want to be in silence, especially when I’m traveling. I watch movies without sound.

In my opinion, everybody has the same soul from God and we are united by that. Outside, our bodies are different, our faces are different, but inside we are all the same, we share the same feelings of sadness, love, pain My music comes out of these feelings. Whether it is Japanese music, African, Qawalli, or any other form of music, if it touches your heart it becomes important for me.

Music knows no barrier of age or culture. It isn’t about being politically correct or even making a statement. Music is what appeals to the ears and touches your soul.

I love the voice – it’s the most perfect instrument ever heard. It’s God given.

A R Rahman

I was a common man, and I will always remain a common man. No amount of stardom will ever consume my soul. Money comes, money goes. Fame comes, fame goes. I believe every human being is a celebrity in their own right.