Music Quotes

Leonardo da vinci - the poet ranks far below the painter in the...
Unknown - those who hear not the music... think the dancers...

Diplomacy without arms is like music without instruments.
Frederick the Great
George bernard shaw, man and superman (1903) act 3 - hell is full of musical amateurs: music is the...
The human language is like a cracked kettle on which we beat out a tune for a dancing bear, when we hope with our music to move the stars.
Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Bob Marley

The truest expression of a people is in its dance and music.
Agnes de Mille
It is in learning music that many youthful hearts learn to love.
Ricard
Number is the Word but is not utterance it is wave and light, though no one sees it it is rhythm and music, though no one hears it. Its variations are limitless and yet it is immutable. Each form of life is a particular reverberation of Number.
Maurice Druon
We should get into the habit of reading inspirational books, looking at inspirational pictures, hearing inspirational music, associating with inspirational friends.
Alfred A. Montapert
Marty This tasteless cover is a good indication of the lack of musical invention within. The musical growth of this band cannot even be charted. They are treading water in a sea of retarded sexuality and bad poetry.
This Is Spinal Tap
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
My music is best understood by children and animals.
Igor Stravinsky, In Observer 8 Oct. 1961
Music is a higher revelation than philosophy.
Ludwig van Beethoven
Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart.
Pablo Casals
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 essentially useless, as life is but both have an ideal extension which lends utility to its conditions.
George Santayana
The truest expression of a people is in its dance and in its music. Bodies never lie.
Agnes de Mille
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
Music is well said to be the speech of angels.
Thomas Carlyle
Those who dance were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music.
Angela Monet
Only cat lovers know the luxury of fur - Coated, musical hot water bottles that never go cold.
Susanne Millen
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 faraway.
Henry David Thoreau
Music has charms to soothe the savage breast To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.
William Congreve
The function of music is to release us from the tyranny of conscious thought.
Sir Thomas Beecham
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
Where painting is weakest, namely, in the expression of the highest moral and spiritual ideas, there music is sublimely strong.
Mrs. Stowe
Music is the soul of language.
Max Heindel
How good bad music and bad reasons sound when one marches against an enemy!
Friedrich Nietzsche
Aunt Marion was right... Never marry a musician, and never answer the door.
Charlie Brown, Peanuts, Charles M. Schulz
Music expresses that which cannot remain silent and that which cannot be put into words.
Victor Hugo
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 could be whatever I wanted to be if I trusted that music, that song, that vibration of God that was inside of ME.
Shirley MacLaine
Of all noises, I think music is the least disagreeable.
Samuel Johnson
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
Good music is good music, and everything else can go to hell.
Dave Matthews, VH1 Special: Trey And Dave Go To Africa
I still have a lot to learn - About the business, about music, and about myself. Its exciting.
Britney Spears
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
Great art is as irrational as great music. It is mad with its own loveliness.
George Jean Nathan
Life without music would be a mistake.
Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra