Quotes About Music

    1. A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence. ~Leopold Stokowski
    2. Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. ~Berthold Auerbach
    3. If the King loves music, it is well with the land. ~Mencius
    4. Without music life would be a mistake. ~Friedrich Nietzsche
    5. If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music. ~Gustav Mahler
    6. He who sings scares away his woes. ~Cervantes
    7. Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness. ~Maya Angelou, Gather Together in My Name
    8. Were it not for music, we might in these days say, the Beautiful is dead. ~Benjamin Disraeli
    9. Music is what feelings sound like. ~Author Unknown
    10. There's music in the sighing of a reed; There's music in the gushing of a rill; There's music in all things, if men had ears: Their earth is but an echo of the spheres. ~Lord Byron
    11. Music is the poetry of the air. ~Richter
    12. There is nothing in the world so much like prayer as music is. ~William P. Merrill
    13. Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life. ~Ludwig van Beethoven
    14. I have my own particular sorrows, loves, delights; and you have yours. But sorrow, gladness, yearning, hope, love, belong to all of us, in all times and in all places. Music is the only means whereby we feel these emotions in their universality. ~H.A. Overstreet
    15. My idea is that there is music in the air, music all around us; the world is full of it, and you simply take as much as you require. ~Edward Elgar
    16. Alas for those that never sing, But die with all their music in them! ~Oliver Wendell Holmes
    17. Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn. ~Charlie Parker
    18. Life can't be all bad when for ten dollars you can buy all the Beethoven sonatas and listen to them for ten years. ~William F. Buckley, Jr.
    19. Music cleanses the understanding; inspires it, and lifts it into a realm which it would not reach if it were left to itself. ~Henry Ward Beecher
    20. Play the music, not the instrument. ~Author Unknown
    21. Music is the cup which holds the wine of silence. ~Robert Fripp
    22. Music's the medicine of the mind. ~John A. Logan
    23. You are the music while the music lasts. ~T.S. Eliot
    24. Music is the universal language of mankind. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Outre-Mer
    25. He who hears music, feels his solitude peopled at once. ~Robert Browning
    26. Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent. ~Victor Hugo
    27. ...where music dwells Lingering — and wandering on as loth to die... ~William Wordsworth, "Within King's College Chapel, Cambridge"
    28. Music has been my playmate, my lover, and my crying towel. ~Buffy Sainte-Marie
    29. Music is an outburst of the soul. ~Frederick Delius
    30. Music is the art which is most nigh to tears and memory. ~Oscar Wilde
    31. In music the passions enjoy themselves. ~Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil, 1886
    32. Music is what life sounds like. ~Eric Olson
    33. Its language is a language which the soul alone understands, but which the soul can never translate. ~Arnold Bennett
    34. Music expresses feeling and thought, without language; it was below and before speech, and it is above and beyond all words. ~Robert G. Ingersoll
    35. Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends. ~Alphonse de Lamartine
    36. If love played an instrument, I'll bet it would be the piano. 88 keys, double infinity, and the ability to chop down trees with a sharpened mustache. ~Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title
    37. When words leave off, music begins. ~Heinrich Heine
    38. Truly to sing, that is a different breath. ~Rainer Maria Rilke
    39. Music is the shorthand of emotion. ~Leo Tolstoy
    40. Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together. ~Anaïs Nin
    41. There is no truer truth obtainable By Man than comes of music. ~Robert Browning
    42. Most people use music as a couch; they want to be pillowed on it, relaxed and consoled for the stress of daily living. But serious music was never meant to be soporific. ~Aaron Copland
    43. What passion cannot music raise and quell! ~John Dryden
    44. Music is forever; music should grow and mature with you, following you right on up until you die. ~Paul Simon
    45. Music, when soft voices die, Vibrates in the memory — ~Percy Bysshe Shelley
    46. The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes — ah, that is where the art resides! ~Artur Schnabel
    47. The pause is as important as the note. ~Truman Fisher
    48. The city is built To music, therefore never built at all, And therefore built forever. ~Alfred Lord Tennyson
    49. Silence is the fabric upon which the notes are woven. ~Lawrence Duncan
    50. Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without. ~Confucius
    51. Rock music in its lyrics often talks ahead of the time about what's going on in the country. ~Edmund G. Brown
    52. Music can noble hints impart, Engender fury, kindle love, With unsuspected eloquence can move, And manage all the man with secret art. ~Joseph Addison
    53. Music that gentlier on the spirit lies, Than tired eyelids upon tired eyes. ~Alfred Lord Tennyson
    54. Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music. ~Ronald Reagan
    55. The discovery of song and the creation of musical instruments both owed their origin to a human impulse which lies much deeper than conscious intention: the need for rhythm in life… the need is a deep one, transcending thought, and disregarded at our peril. ~Richard Baker
    56. Jazz will endure just as long as people hear it through their feet instead of their brains. ~John Philip Sousa
    57. Music is the medicine of the breaking heart. ~Leigh Hunt
    58. Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune. ~Frank McKinney "Kin" Hubbard, Comments of Abe Martin and His Neighbors, 1923
    59. Country music is three chords and the truth. ~Harlan Howard
    60. Are we not formed, as notes of music are, For one another, though dissimilar? ~Percy Bysshe Shelley
    61. Music, once admitted to the soul, becomes a sort of spirit, and never dies. ~Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
    62. A song has a few rights the same as ordinary citizens... if it happens to feel like flying where humans cannot fly... to scale mountains that are not there, who shall stop it? ~Charles Ives
    63. The pleasure we obtain from music comes from counting, but counting unconsciously. Music is nothing but unconscious arithmetic. ~Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
    64. After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music. ~Aldous Huxley, Music at Night and Other Essays
    65. Music is love in search of a word. ~Sidney Lanier
    66. It is incontestable that music induces in us a sense of the infinite and the contemplation of the invisible. ~Victor de LaPrade
    67. Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life. ~Jean Paul Richter
    68. Music is a friend of labor for it lightens the task by refreshing the nerves and spirit of the worker. ~William Green
    69. Music takes you places. ~Alexandra Muse
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