Music Quotes

William congreve - music has charms to soothe the savage breast to...
Stephen - music is expression of harmony in sound. love is...

May not Music be described as the Mathematics of sense, and Mathematics as the Music of reason?
James Joseph Sylveste
Lionel richie - the music business was not safe, but it was fun....
Music is essentially useless, as life is but both have an ideal extension which lends utility to its conditions.
George Santayana
My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.
Edith Sitwell

Philosophy is the highest music.
Plato
In music the passions enjoy themselves.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
If you want to make beautiful music, you must play the black and the white notes together.
Richard Milhous Nixon
Through and through the world is infested with quantity. To talk sense is to talk quantities, It is no use saying the nation is large - How large? It is no use s aying that radium is scarce - How scarce? You can not evade quantity. You may fly to poetry and music and quantity and number will face you in your rhythms and your octaves.
Alfred North Whitehead
The angels are so enamoured of the language that is spoken in heaven, that they will not distort their lips with the hissing and unmusical dialects of men, but speak their own, whether there be any who understand it or not.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is in learning music that many youthful hearts learn to love.
Ricard
Music... can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable.
Leonard Bernstein
If you develop an ear for sounds that are musical it is like developing an ego. You begin to refuse sounds that are not musical and that way cut yourself off from a good deal of experience.
John Cage
Music is essentially useless, as life is: but both have an ideal extension which lends utility to its conditions.
George Santayana, Life of Reason (1905) vol. 4, ch. 4
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
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
The truest expression of a people is in its dance and music.
Agnes de Mille
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
Music, when soft voices die, Vibrates in the memory; Odors, when sweet violets sicken, Live within the sense they quicken.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
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.
Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossile to be silent.
Victor Hugo
We should get into the habit of reading inspirational books, looking at inspirational pictures, hearing inspirational music, associating with inspirational friends.
Alfred A. Montapert
The happiest people are those who think the most interesting thoughts. Those who decide to use leisure as a means of mental development, who love good music, good books, good pictures, good company, good conversation, are the happiest people in the world. And they are not only happy in themselves, they are the cause of happiness in others.
William Lyon Phelps
Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing.
John Erskine
There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.
Albert Schweitze
Music - The one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Ludwig van Beethoven
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
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
The process of preparing programs for a digital computer is especially attractive, not only because it can be economically and scientifically rewarding, but also because it can be an aesthetic experience much like composing poetry or music.
Donald E. Knuth
Hell is full of musical amateurs.
George Bernard Shaw
For none of us can ever express the exact measure of his needs or his thoughts or his sorrows; and human speech is like a cracked kettle on which we tap crude rhythms for bears to dance to, while we long to make music that will melt the stars.
Gustave Flaubert, Charles Bovary
Since it architecture is music in space, as it were a frozen music.
Friedrich von Schelling
Musical training is a more potent instrument than any other, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul, on which they mightily fasten imparting grace.
Plato
Only cat lovers know the luxury of fur - Coated, musical hot water bottles that never go cold.
Susanne Millen
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
Rap music... sounds like somebody feeding a rhyming dictionary to a popcorn popper.
Tom Robbins
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
The music at a wedding procession always reminds me of the music of soldiers going into battle.
Heinrich Heine
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