Music Quotes

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
Alfred a. montapert - we should get into the habit of reading...

Leaders must encourage their organizations to dance to forms of music yet to be heard.
Warren Bennis
May not Music be described as the Mathematics of sense, and Mathematics as the Music of reason?
James Joseph Sylveste
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
Ludwig van beethoven - music - the one incorporeal entrance into the...

Next to theology I give to music the highest place and honor. And we see how David and all the saints have wrought their godly thoughts into verse, rhyme, and song.
Luthe
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
Eric anderson - it is only by introducing the young to great...
Hell is full of musical amateurs music is the brandy of the damned.
George Bernard Shaw
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
Marty This tasteless cover is a good indication of the lack of musical invention within. The musical growth of this band cannot even be charted. They are treading water in a sea of retarded sexuality and bad poetry.
This Is Spinal Tap
The best, most beautiful, and most perfect way that we have of expressing a sweet concord of mind to each other is by music.
Jonathan Edwards
Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossile to be silent.
Victor Hugo
It requires wisdom to understand wisdom the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.
Walter Lippmann
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
I play the notes as they are written, but it is God who makes the music.
J. S. Bach
My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.
Martin Luthe
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
Words are the pen of the heart, but music is the pen of the soul.
Shneur Zalman
Nevertheless the passions, whether violent or not, should never be so expressed as to reach the point of causing disgust; and music, even in situations of the greatest horror, should never be painful to the ear but should flatter and charm it, and thereby always remain music.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Those who dance were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music.
Angela Monet
Without music life would be a mistake.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Making music should not be left to the professionals.
Michelle Shocked
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, The Medusa and the Snail (1979)
I was irrevocably betrothed to laughter, the sound of which has always seemed to me to be the most civilised music in the world.
Peter Ustinov
Music is Love in search of a word.
Sidney Lanie
We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.
Roald Dahl
A poet is an unhappy being whose heart it torn by secret sufferings, but whose lips are so strangely formed that when the sighs and the cries escape them, they sound like beautiful music... and then people crowd about the poet and say to him: Sing for us soon again; that is as much as to say. May new sufferings torment your soul.
Soren Kierkegaard
Life is like music, it must be composed by ear, feeling and instinct, not by rule. Nevertheless one had better know the rules, for they sometimes guide in doubtful cases, though not often.
Samuel Butle
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
Philosophy is the highest music.
Plato
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
My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music.
Vladimir Nabokov
Music is expression of harmony in sound. Love is the expression of harmony in life.
Stephen
It is in learning music that many youthful hearts learn to love.
Ricard
The function of music is to release us from the tyranny of conscious thought.
Sir Thomas Beecham
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.
John Adams
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
My life is music. And in some vague, mysterious, and subconscious way, I have always been driven by a taut inner spring which has propelled me to almost compulsively reach for perfection in music, often - - In fact, mostly - - At the expense of everything else in my life.
Stan Getz