Music Quotes

Alfred a. montapert - we should get into the habit of reading...
Vladimir nabokov - my loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression,...

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, The Medusa and the Snail (1979)
The tribune, berlin, 1871 - the prelude to tristan and isolde sounded as if a...
Music is essentially useless, as life is.
George Santayana
Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune.
Kin Hubbard

My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.
Edith Sitwell
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
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
I see music as the augmentation of a split second of time.
Erin Cleary
Leaders must encourage their organizations to dance to forms of music yet to be heard.
Warren Bennis
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.
There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.
Albert Schweitze
May not Music be described as the Mathematics of sense, and Mathematics as the Music of reason?
James Joseph Sylveste
From the persistence of noise comes the insistence of rage. From the emergence of tone comes the divergence of thought. From the enlightenment of music comes the wisdom of... silence.
Visions of Gregorian Chants
I still have a lot to learn - About the business, about music, and about myself. Its exciting.
Britney Spears
Anybody who has listened to certain kinds of music, or read certain kinds of poetry, or heard certain kinds of performances on the concertina, will admit that even suicide has its brighter aspects.
Stephen Leacock, 1912
Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, gaiety and life to everything. It is the essence of order, and leads to all that is god, just, and beautiful, of which it is the invisible, but never less, dazzaling, passionate, and eternal form.
Plato
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
Music is well said to be the speech of angels.
Thomas Carlyle
I always felt rock and roll was very, very wholesome music.
Aretha Franklin
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
Ah, music. A magic beyond all we do here.
J. K. Rowling
Where painting is weakest, namely, in the expression of the highest moral and spiritual ideas, there music is sublimely strong.
Mrs. Stowe
Nothing is capable of being well set to music that is not nonsense.
Joseph Addison
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
No Voice; but oh! the silence sank like music on my heart.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The earth has music for those who listen.
William Shakespeare
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".
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
Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Berthald Auerbach
Of all the music that reached farthest into heaven, it is the beating of a loving heart.
Henry Ward Beeche
Music is a medicine for many... Silence is a poison for some...
Jacqui We
A composer is a guy who goes around forcing his will on unsuspecting air molecules, often with the assistance of unsuspecting musicians.
Frank Zappa
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
If you want to make beautiful music, you must play the black and the white notes together.
Richard Milhous Nixon
My music is best understood by children and animals.
Igor Stravinsky, In Observer 8 Oct. 1961
Music and silence combine strongly because music is done with silence, and silence is full of music.
Marcel Marceau
Music can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable.
Leonard Bernstein