Music Quotes

Music is the art of thinking with sounds.

Jules Combarieu

Without music, life would be an error.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Music fills the infinite between two souls

Rabindranath Tagore

To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable.

Aaron Copland

My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.

Martin Luther

Music is God's gift to man, the only art of Heaven given to earth, the only art of earth we take to Heaven.

Walter Savage Landor

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

What a poor appearance the tales of poets make when stripped of the colors which music puts upon them, and recited in simple prose

Plato

I walk without flinching through the burning cathedral of the summer. My bank of wild grass is majestic and full of music. It is a fire that solitude presses against my lips.

Violette Leduc

It is as impossible to translate poetry as it is to translate music.

Voltaire

Poetry is music in words; and music is poetry in sound: both excellent sauce, but those have lived and died poor, who made them their meat

Thomas Fuller

A good compromise, a good piece of legislation, is like a good sentence; or a good piece of music. Everybody can recognize it. They say, "Huh. It works. It makes sense."

Barack Obama

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

Music hath charm to soothe a savage breast, To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.

William Congreve

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.

Henry David Thoreau

There are three things I have loved but never understood. Art, music and women."

Bernard Le Bovier Fontenelle

A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself.

Abraham Maslow

Take time to think.. it is the source of power. Take time to play.. it is the secret of prepetual youth. Take time to read÷ it is the fountain of wisdom. Take time to pray.. it is the greatest power on earth. Take time to laugh÷ it is the music of the soul. Take time to give÷ it is too short a day to be selfish.

Anon xx

History, we can confidently assert, is useful in the sense that art and music, poetry and flowers, religion and philosophy are useful. Without it -- as with these -- life would be poorer and meaner; without it we should be denied some of those intellectual and moral experiences which give meaning and richness to life. Surely it is no accident that the study of history has been the solace of many of the noblest minds of every generation.

Henry Steele Commager

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.

Henry David Thoreau

Music is well said to be the speech of angels.

Thomas Carlyle

Music creates order out of chaos: for rhythm imposes unanimity upon the divergent, melody imposes continuity upon the disjointed, and harmony imposes compatibility upon the incongruous.

Yehudi Menuhin

Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune.

Kin Hubbard

Music is essentially useless, as life is.

George Santayana
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