Music Quotes

Lewis thomas, the medusa and the snail (1979) - we pass the word around; we ponder how the case...
Mrs. stowe - where painting is weakest, namely, in the...

If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven played music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
S. j. perelman - i tried to resist his overtures, but he plied me...
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)
I wish you music to help with the burdens of life, and to help you release your happiness to others.
Ludwig van Beethoven

I think I should have no other mortal wants, if I could always have plenty of music. It seems to infuse strength into my limbs and ideas into my brain. Life seems to go on without effort, when I am filled with music.
George Eliot
Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Berthald Auerbach
Silence is more musical than any song.
Christina Rossetti
Van Gogh became a painter because he had no ear for music.
Nikki Harris
Hell is full of musical amateurs: music is the brandy of the damned.
George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman (1903) act 3
My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.
Martin Luthe
Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.
Ludwig van Beethoven
Great art is as irrational as great music. It is mad with its own loveliness.
George Jean Nathan
Music is the harmonious voice of creation an echo of the invisible world.
Giuseppe Mazzini
The truest expression of a people is in its dance and music.
Agnes de Mille
There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.
Albert Schweitze
I always felt rock and roll was very, very wholesome music.
Aretha Franklin
When words leave off, music begins.
Thomas Carlyle
Without music life would be a mistake.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Music hath charms to soothe a savage breast, To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak. N. B. This quote is commonly misquoted as savage beast.
William Congreve
Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart.
Pablo Casals
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
When words fail, music speaks.
Hans Christian Anderson
Music expresses that which cannot remain silent and that which cannot be put into words.
Victor Hugo
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
Only sick music makes money today.
Friedrich Nietzsche
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 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
Music is Love in search of a word.
Sidney Lanie
The truest expression of a people is in its dances and its music... Bodies never lie.
Agnes De Mille
A day out - Of - Doors, someone I loved to talk with, a good book and some simple food and music - - That would be rest.
Roosevelt, Eleano
My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music.
Vladimir Nabokov
I still have a lot to learn - About the business, about music, and about myself. Its exciting.
Britney Spears
Music - - The one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge, which comprehends mankind, but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Ludwig van Beethoven
Love is like a violin. The music may stop now and then, but the strings remain forever.
June Masters Bache
Music, when soft voices die, Vibrates in the memory; Odors, when sweet violets sicken, Live within the sense they quicken.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
When people hear good music, it makes them homesick for something they never had and never will have.
Edgar Watson Howe
Music is a higher revelation than philosophy.
Ludwig van Beethoven
There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar I love not Man the less, but Nature more.
George Gordon Byron