Music Quotes

Henry david thoreau - when i hear music, i fear no danger. i am...
Alfred a. montapert - we should get into the habit of reading...

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
George eliot - i think i should have no other mortal wants, if i...
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
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

When words leave off, music begins.
Thomas Carlyle
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
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
Without music, life would be a mistake.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune.
Kin Hubbard
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
There are so many opportunities in life, that the loss of two or three capabilities is not necessarily debilitating. A handicap can give you the opportunity to focus more on art, writing, or music.
Jim Davis
Only cat lovers know the luxury of fur - Coated, musical hot water bottles that never go cold.
Susanne Millen
Too many pieces of music finish too long after the end.
Igor Stravinsky
Since it architecture is music in space, as it were a frozen music.
Friedrich von Schelling
When griping grief the heart doth wound, and doleful dumps the mind opresses, then music, with her silver sound, with speedy help doth lend redress.
William Shakespeare
Only sick music makes money today.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Music is a higher revelation than philosophy.
Ludwig van Beethoven
Love is like a violin. The music may stop now and then, but the strings remain forever.
June Masters Bache
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
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)
Every single one of us can do things that no one else can do - - Can love things that no one else can love. We are like violins. We can be used for doorstops, or we can make music. You know what to do.
Barbara She
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What one can be, one must be.
Abraham Maslow
Ah, music. A magic beyond all we do here.
J. K. Rowling
The truest expression of a people is in its dances and its music... Bodies never lie.
Agnes De Mille
Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing.
John Erskine
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
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
Music... can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable.
Leonard Bernstein
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
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
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
Without music life would be a mistake.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Aldous Huxley, "Music at Night", 1931
All the sounds of the earth are like music.
Oscar Hammerstein II
Music - - The one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge, which comprehends mankind, but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Ludwig van Beethoven
If I am not making music, I have no reason for existing.
Claude Debussy
I see music as the augmentation of a split second of time.
Erin Cleary
Where painting is weakest, namely, in the expression of the highest moral and spiritual ideas, there music is sublimely strong.
Mrs. Stowe