Music Quotes

John erskine - music is the only language in which you cannot...
Igor stravinsky, in observer 8 oct. 1961 - my music is best understood by children and...

Without music life would be a mistake.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Christina rossetti - silence is more musical than any song....
There is no law against composing music when one has no ideas whatsoever. The music of Wagner, therefore, is perfectly legal.
The National, Paris, 1850
Develop interest in life as you see it; in people, things, literature, music - The world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.
Henry Mille

Only cat lovers know the luxury of fur - Coated, musical hot water bottles that never go cold.
Susanne Millen
My loathings are simple stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music.
Vladimir Nabokov
Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart.
Pablo Casals
The prelude to Tristan and Isolde sounded as if a bomb had fallen into a large music factory and had thrown all the notes into confusion.
The Tribune, Berlin, 1871
Without music, life would be a mistake.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Music expresses that which cannot remain silent and that which cannot be put into words.
Victor Hugo
There is no feeling, except the extremes of fear and grief, that does not find relief in music.
George Eliot, The Mill on the Floss, 1860
Aunt Marion was right... Never marry a musician, and never answer the door.
Charlie Brown, Peanuts, Charles M. Schulz
Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons, and you will find that it is to the soul what the water bath is to the body.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
The earth has music for those who listen.
William Shakespeare
In music the passions enjoy themselves.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Master your instrument, master the music, and then forget all that crap and just play.
Charlie Parke
Music is the shorthand of emotion.
Leo Tolstoy
It is in learning music that many youthful hearts learn to love.
Ricard
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What one can be, one must be.
Abraham Maslow
Those little nimble musicians of the air, that warble forth their curious ditties, with which nature hath furnished them to the shame of art.
Izaak Walton
Music is a discipline, and a mistress of order and good manners, she makes the people milder and gentler, more moral and more reasonable.
Martin Luthe
A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Those who dance were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music.
Angela Monet
Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist.
G. K. Chesterton
Great art is as irrational as great music. It is mad with its own loveliness.
George Jean Nathan
Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade just as painting does, or music. If you are born knowing them, fine. If not, learn them. Then rearrange the rules to suit yourself.
Truman Capote
Music is expression of harmony in sound. Love is the expression of harmony in life.
Stephen
A guidance counselor who has made a fetish of security, or who has unwittingly surrendered his thinking to economic determinism, may steer a youth away from his dream of becoming a poet, an artist, a musician or any other of thousands of things, because it offers no security, it does not pay well, there are no vacancies, it has no future.
Henry M. Wriston
The poet ranks far below the painter in the representation of visible things, and far below the musician in that of invisible things.
Leonardo Da Vinci
Those who decide to use leisure as a means of mental development, who love good music, good books, good pictures, good plays, good company, good conversation - - what are they They are the happiest people in the world.
William Lyon Phelps
A poet is an unhappy being whose heart it torn by secret sufferings, but whose lips are so strangely formed that when the sighs and the cries escape them, they sound like beautiful music... and then people crowd about the poet and say to him: Sing for us soon again; that is as much as to say. May new sufferings torment your soul.
Soren Kierkegaard
When words leave off, music begins.
Thomas Carlyle
Life is like music, it must be composed by ear, feeling and instinct, not by rule. Nevertheless one had better know the rules, for they sometimes guide in doubtful cases, though not often.
Samuel Butle
Music is the harmonious voice of creation an echo of the invisible world.
Giuseppe Mazzini
The earth has grown old with its burden of care But at Christmas it always is young, The heart of the jewel burns lustrous and fair And its soul full of music breaks the air, When the song of angels is sung.
Phillips Brooks
Music has charms to soothe the savage breast To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.
William Congreve, The Mourning Bride, Act 1 Scene 1
Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Berthald Auerbach
It is only by introducing the young to great literature, drama and music, and to the excitement of great science that we open to them the possibilities that lie within the human spirit - - Enable them to see visions and dream dreams.
Eric Anderson