Music Quotes

Great music is that which penetrates the ear with facility and leaves the memory with difficulty. Magical music never leaves the memory.

Sir Thomas Beecham

Music is harmony, harmony is perfection, perfection is our dream, and our dream is heaven

Henri Frederic Amiel

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.

Berthold Auerbach

Music is the universal language of mankind

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without

Confucius

Music and silence combine strongly because music is done with silence, and silence is full of music.

Marcel Marceau

Music is an outburst of the soul.

Frederick Delius

Music takes us out of the actual and whispers to us dim secrets that startle our wonder as to who we are, and for what, whence, and whereto.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Words make you think a thought. Music makes you feel a feeling. A song makes you feel a thought.

E. Y. Harburg

When people hear good music, it makes them homesick for something they never had, and never will have.

Edgar Watson Howe

Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul

Plato

Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and cannot remain silent

Victor Hugo

Music has charms to soothe the savage breast To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.

William Congreve

Of all noises, I think music is the least disagreeable.

Samuel Johnson

Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence.

Robert Fripp

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 a discipline, and a mistress of order and good manners, she makes the people milder and gentler, more moral and more reasonable.

Martin Luther

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.

Aldous Huxley

Poetry is the music of the soul, and, above all, of great and feeling souls.

Voltaire

I cried for madder music and for stronger wine, But when the feast is finished and the lamps expire, Then falls thy shadow, Cynara! the night is thine

Ernest Dowson

One should write not unskillfully in the running hand, be able to sing in a pleasing voice and keep good time to music; and, lastly, a man should not refuse a little wine when it is pressed upon him.

Yoshida Kenko

To hell with reality! I want to die in music, not in reason or in prose. People don't deserve the restraint we show by not going into delirium in front of them. To hell with them!

Louis-Ferdinand CÈline

The earth has grown old with its burden of care But at Christmas it always is young, The heart of the jewel burns lustrous and fair And its soul full of music breaks the air, When the song of angels is sung.

Phillips Brooks

The good life on any river may... depend on the perception of its music, and the preservation of some music to perceive.

Aldo Leopold
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