Music Quotes

Martin luther king, jr. - if a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he...
Victor hugo - music expresses that which cannot remain silent...

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
Johann wolfgang von goethe - a man should hear a little music, read a little...
Those who dance were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music.
Angela Monet
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

I tried to resist his overtures, but he plied me with symphonies, quartettes, chamber music, and cantatas.
S. J. Perelman
If Beethoven had been killed in a plane crash at the age of 22, it would have changed the history of music... and of aviation.
Tom Stoppard
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
We are a spectacular, splendid manifestation of life. We have language.... We have affection We have genes for usefulness, and usefulness is about as close to a common goal of nature as I can guess at. And finally, and perhaps best of all, we have music.
Lewis Thomas, The Medusa and the Snail (1979)
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
In music the passions enjoy themselves.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
My loathings are simple stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music.
Vladimir Nabokov
Music is the last true voice of the human spirit. It can go beyond language, beyond age, and beyond color straight to the mind and heart of all people.
Ben Harpe
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".
If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause and say, Here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Master your instrument, master the music, and then forget all that crap and just play.
Charlie Parke
If you want to make beautiful music, you must play the black and the white notes together.
Richard Milhous Nixon
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
It is in learning music that many youthful hearts learn to love.
Ricard
Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing.
John Erskine
Music is the refuge of souls ulcerated by happiness.
E. M. Cioran
To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable.
Aaron Copland
Diplomacy without arms is like music without instruments.
Frederick the Great
Music is Love in search of a word.
Sidney Lanie
The music at a wedding procession always reminds me of the music of soldiers going into battle.
Heinrich Heine
Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, and life to everything.
Plato
My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.
Edith Sitwell
The truest expression of a people is in its dance and music.
Agnes de Mille
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
I see music as the augmentation of a split second of time.
Erin Cleary
How good bad music and bad reasons sound when one marches against an enemy!
Friedrich Nietzsche
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
I call architecture frozen music.
Goethe
There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.
Albert Schweitze
Music is the shorthand of emotion.
Leo Tolstoy
Only cat lovers know the luxury of fur - Coated, musical hot water bottles that never go cold.
Susanne Millen
Swearing is like any other music... If it is not done well, if it is not done with a fine and discriminating art, and vitalized with gracious and heartborn feeling, it lacks beauty, it lacks charm, it lacks expression, it lacks nobleness, it lacks majesty...
David Gridley, Indiantown
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 expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossile to be silent.
Victor Hugo