Music Quotes

George bernard shaw - let a short act of parliament be passed, placing...
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.

Henry david thoreau,
Marcel marceau - music and silence combine strongly because music...
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
Only cat lovers know the luxury of fur - Coated, musical hot water bottles that never go cold.
Susanne Millen

Music has charms to soothe the savage breast To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.
William Congreve
When people hear good music, it makes them homesick for something they never had and never will have.
Edgar Watson Howe
Music is essentially useless, as life is.
George Santayana
All the sounds of the earth are like music.
Oscar Hammerstein II
There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.
Albert Schweitze
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
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A DOE Unbearably lovely music is heard as the curtain rises, and we see the woods on a summer afternoon. A fawn dances on and nibbles slowly at some leaves. He drifts lazily through the soft foliage. Soon he starts coughing and drops dead.
Woody Allen, Without Feathers
If I am not making music, I have no reason for existing.
Claude Debussy
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
Prima la musica, poi le parole first the music, then the words.
Antonio Salieri, title of an opera
Hell is full of musical amateurs.
George Bernard Shaw
Aunt Marion was right... Never marry a musician, and never answer the door.
Charlie Brown, Peanuts, Charles M. Schulz
Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Berthald Auerbach
I tried to resist his overtures, but he plied me with symphonies, quartettes, chamber music, and cantatas.
S. J. Perelman
Those who hear not the music... think the dancers mad.
Unknown
The music business was not safe, but it was FUN. It was like falling in love with a woman you know is bad for you, but you love every minute with her, anyway.
Lionel Richie
The truest expression of a people is in its dances and its music... Bodies never lie.
Agnes De Mille
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
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, Conclusion, 1854
There is nothing more notable in Socrates than that he found time, when he was an old man, to learn music and dancing, and thought it time well spent.
Michel de Montaigne
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.
The truest expression of a people is in its dance and in its music. Bodies never lie.
Agnes de Mille
Since it architecture is music in space, as it were a frozen music.
Friedrich von Schelling
My loathings are simple stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music.
Vladimir Nabokov
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
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 human language is like a cracked kettle on which we beat out a tune for a dancing bear, when we hope with our music to move the stars.
Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary
A composer is a guy who goes around forcing his will on unsuspecting air molecules, often with the assistance of unsuspecting musicians.
Frank Zappa
Van Gogh became a painter because he had no ear for music.
Nikki Harris
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
Where painting is weakest, namely, in the expression of the highest moral and spiritual ideas, there music is sublimely strong.
Mrs. Stowe
Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.
Ludwig van Beethoven
I always felt rock and roll was very, very wholesome music.
Aretha Franklin
Without music, life would be a mistake.
Friedrich Nietzsche