Music Quotes

George eliot, the mill on the floss, 1860 - there is no feeling, except the extremes of fear...
The truest expression of a people is in its dance and music.
Agnes de Mille

Ah, music. A magic beyond all we do here.
J. K. Rowling
Giuseppe mazzini - music is the harmonious voice of creation an echo...
The music at a wedding procession always reminds me of the music of soldiers going into battle.
Heinrich Heine
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

Geoffrey latham - music is the vernacular of the human soul....
Music is the soul of language.
Max Heindel
Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.
Kahlil Gibran
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
There is no law against composing music when one has no ideas whatsoever. The music of Wagner, therefore, is perfectly legal.
The National, Paris, 1850
Music - - The one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge, which comprehends mankind, but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Ludwig van Beethoven
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
Music is the refuge of souls ulcerated by happiness.
E. M. Cioran
Rap music... sounds like somebody feeding a rhyming dictionary to a popcorn popper.
Tom Robbins
Music expresses that which cannot remain silent and that which cannot be put into words.
Victor Hugo
I wish you music to help with the burdens of life, and to help you release your happiness to others.
Ludwig van Beethoven
The earth has music for those who listen.
William Shakespeare
There are more bad musicians than there is bad music.
Isaac Stern
Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing.
John Erskine
Those who decide to use leisure as a means of mental development, who love good music, good books, good pictures, good plays, good company, good conversation - - what are they They are the happiest people in the world.
William Lyon Phelps
My music is best understood by children and animals.
Igor Stravinsky, In Observer 8 Oct. 1961
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
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
Of all the music that reached farthest into heaven, it is the beating of a loving heart.
Henry Ward Beeche
Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist.
G. K. Chesterton
To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable.
Aaron Copland
Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons, and you will find that it is to the soul what the water bath is to the body.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart.
Pablo Casals
Diplomacy without arms is like music without instruments.
Frederick the Great
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
A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Nothing is capable of being well set to music that is not nonsense.
Joseph Addison
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
I call architecture frozen music.
Goethe
Music... can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable.
Leonard Bernstein
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
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
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
Music is well said to be the speech of angels.
Thomas Carlyle