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.
Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing.
Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music
Dance is music made visible.
We could say that meditation doesn't have a reason or doesn't have a purpose. In this respect it's unlike almost all other things we do except perhaps making music and dancing. When we make music we don't do it in order to reach a certain point, such as the end of the composition. If that were the purpose of music then obviously the fastest players would be the best. Also, when we are dancing we are not aiming to arrive at a particular place on the floor as in a journey. When we dance, the journey itself is the point, as when we
play music the playing itself is the point. And exactly the same thing is true in meditation. Meditation is the discovery that the point of life is always arrived at in the immediate moment
...don't think of yourself as a jazz musician. Think of yourself as a human being who plays music.
Jazz is a music made by and for people who have chosen to feel good in spite of conditions.
And my goal in life is to give to the world what I was lucky to receive: the ecstasy of divine union through my music and my dance.
I am always writing a potpourri of music. I want to give the world escapism through the wonder of great music and to reach the masses.
Plus, you know, when I was young, there was a lot of respect for clowning in rock music - look at Little Richard. It was a part of the whole thing, and I always also believed that it released the audience.
Life is like music; it must be composed by ear, feeling, and instinct, not by rule.
Music is the vernacular of the human soul.
The best of a book is not the thought which it contains, but the thought which it suggests; just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones but in the echoes of our hearts.
And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.
Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn. They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, man, there's no boundary line to art.
Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist.
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.
Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence.
Music is love in search of a word.
Music is the harmonious voice of creation; an echo of the invisible world.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the spaces between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
There is music wherever there is harmony, order, or proportion
Music is an agreeable harmony for the honor of God and the permissible delights of the soul.
Medicine to produce health must examine disease; and music, to create harmony must investigate discord.
And sure there is music even in the beauty, and the silent note which Cupid strikes, far sweeter than the sound of an instrument; for there is music wherever there is harmony, order, or proportion; and thus far we may maintain the music of the spheres