Music Quotes

Ricard - it is in learning music that many youthful hearts...
Oscar hammerstein ii - all the sounds of the earth are like music....

Music is the harmonious voice of creation an echo of the invisible world.
Giuseppe Mazzini
William shakespeare - the earth has music for those who listen....
Nothing is capable of being well set to music that is not nonsense.
Joseph Addison
Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence.
Robert Fripp

Those who danced where thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music.
Angela Mont
Through and through the world is infested with quantity. To talk sense is to talk quantities, It is no use saying the nation is large - How large? It is no use s aying that radium is scarce - How scarce? You can not evade quantity. You may fly to poetry and music and quantity and number will face you in your rhythms and your octaves.
Alfred North Whitehead
Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed, and in such desperate enterprises? If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.
Henry David Thoreau, "Walden".
The function of music is to release us from the tyranny of conscious thought.
Sir Thomas Beecham
Words are the pen of the heart, but music is the pen of the soul.
Shneur Zalman
I always felt rock and roll was very, very wholesome music.
Aretha Franklin
The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils; The motions of his spirit are dull as night, And his affections dark as Erebus. Let no such man be trusted.
William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice
Every now and then when your life gets complicated and the weasels start closing in, the only cure is to load up on heinous chemicals and then drive like a bastard from Hollywood to Las Vegas... with the music at top volume and at least a pint of ether.
H. S. Thompson
Music is essentially useless, as life is but both have an ideal extension which lends utility to its conditions.
George Santayana
Of all noises, I think music is the least disagreeable.
Samuel Johnson
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
Use what talents you have; the woods would have little music if no birds sang their song except those who sang best.
Reverend Oliver G. Wilson
Hell is full of musical amateurs music is the brandy of the damned.
George Bernard Shaw
Life without music would be a mistake.
Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra
Without music, life would be a mistake.
Friedrich Nietzsche
My life is music. And in some vague, mysterious, and subconscious way, I have always been driven by a taut inner spring which has propelled me to almost compulsively reach for perfection in music, often - - In fact, mostly - - At the expense of everything else in my life.
Stan Getz
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
The best, most beautiful, and most perfect way that we have of expressing a sweet concord of mind to each other is by music.
Jonathan Edwards
The music at a wedding procession always reminds me of the music of soldiers going into battle.
Heinrich Heine
The truest expression of a people is in its dances and its music... Bodies never lie.
Agnes De Mille
What omniscience has music! So absolutely impersonal, yet every sufferer feels his secret sorrow soothed.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
How good bad music and bad reasons sound when one marches against an enemy!
Friedrich Nietzsche
In music the passions enjoy themselves.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Of all the music that reached farthest into heaven, it is the beating of a loving heart.
Henry Ward Beeche
There are so many opportunities in life, that the loss of two or three capabilities is not necessarily debilitating. A handicap can give you the opportunity to focus more on art, writing, or music.
Jim Davis
Great art is as irrational as great music. It is mad with its own loveliness.
George Jean Nathan
The happiest people are those who think the most interesting thoughts. Those who decide to use leisure as a means of mental development, who love good music, good books, good pictures, good company, good conversation, are the happiest people in the world. And they are not only happy in themselves, they are the cause of happiness in others.
William Lyon Phelps
May not Music be described as the Mathematics of sense, and Mathematics as the Music of reason?
James Joseph Sylveste
Only cat lovers know the luxury of fur - Coated, musical hot water bottles that never go cold.
Susanne Millen
Music has charms to soothe the savage breast To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.
William Congreve
I still have a lot to learn - About the business, about music, and about myself. Its exciting.
Britney Spears
There is nothing more notable in Socrates than that he found time, when he was an old man, to learn music and dancing, and thought it time well spent.
Michel de Montaigne
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
Georges Clemenceau
We pass the word around we ponder how the case is put by different people, we read the poetry we meditate over the literature we play the music we change our minds we reach an understanding. Society evolves this way, not by shouting each other down, but by the unique capacity of unique, individual human beings to comprehend each other.
Lewis Thomas