Music Quotes

Jonathan edwards - the best, most beautiful, and most perfect way...
Ralph waldo emerson - the angels are so enamoured of the language that...

Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
Georges Clemenceau
Oliver wendell holmes - take a music bath once or twice a week for a few...
I play the notes as they are written, but it is God who makes the music.
J. S. Bach
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 truest expression of a people is in its dance and music.
Agnes de Mille
Words are the pen of the heart, but music is the pen of the soul.
Shneur Zalman
Music like religion, unconditionally brings in its train all the moral virtues to the heart it enters, even though that heart is not in the least worthy.
Jean Baptiste Montegut
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.
Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence.
Robert Fripp
We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.
Roald Dahl
My loathings are simple stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music.
Vladimir Nabokov
Those who danced where thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music.
Angela Mont
When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.
Henry David Thoreau
Let a short Act of Parliament be passed, placing all street musicians outside the protection of the law, so that any citizen may assail them with stones, sticks, knives, pistols, or bombs without incurring any penalties.
George Bernard Shaw
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.
In music the passions enjoy themselves.
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
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 to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Music can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable.
Leonard Bernstein
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 he hears, how ever measured or far away.
Henry David Thoreau
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
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
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
Master your instrument, master the music, and then forget all that crap and just play.
Charlie Parke
Music is a medicine for many... Silence is a poison for some...
Jacqui We
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
My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.
Edith Sitwell
Those who dance were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music.
Angela Monet
Music is the soul of language.
Max Heindel
Life without music would be a mistake.
Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra
How good bad music and bad reasons sound when we march against an enemy.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Music is well said to be the speech of angels.
Thomas Carlyle
Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist.
G. K. Chesterton
Music has charms to soothe the savage breast To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.
William Congreve
Music is the harmonious voice of creation an echo of the invisible world.
Giuseppe Mazzini
The way to write American music is simple. All you have to do is be an American and then write any kind of music you wish.
Virgil Thompson
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
Of all the music that reached farthest into heaven, it is the beating of a loving heart.
Henry Ward Beeche