Music Quotes

Music is the shorthand of emotion.

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

This land is your land and this land is my land, sure, but the world is run by those that never listen to music anyway.

Bob Dylan

There is no feeling, except the extremes of fear and grief, that does not find relief in music.”

T.S. Eliot

I had no idea how much music and singing really means to people, and in my own tiny way to be a part of that is very humbling and very sweet, and and I feel very honored. ... I have a great appreciation for this, in every ways and a new understanding, and I'm just as amazed as anyone else.

MaryAnne Ysabella

It is arrogance to expect that life will always be music.... Harmony, like a following breeze at sea, is the exception. In a world where most things wind up broken or lost, our lot is to tack and tune.

Harvey Oxenhorn

Music is a fluid art form that picks up echoes of the past and weaves them into a new sound. The distinct sounds of the past merge together to create what we know today as gospel, western, folk, or jazz.

Ryan Lewis

A lot of people might think folk music is dead, but it's so not.

Tom Neff

The folk thing was about civil rights... ... Folk music is the music of the working class, the music of the folks. Blues is folk music.

Otis Taylor

All music is folk music, I ain't never heard no horse sing a song.

Louis Armstrong

The local music community here was dying for a place to record, so we started doing acoustic, folk and bluegrass and then did rock projects for other bands, as well as for my son Tal and my own work.

Randy Bachman

Jazz is the folk music of the machine age.

Paul Whiteman

All music is folk music. I ain't never heard a horse sing a song.

Louis Armstrong

Jazz is a music made by and for people who have chosen to feel good in spite of conditions.

Johnny Griffin

...don't think of yourself as a jazz musician. Think of yourself as a human being who plays music.

Charlie Haden

One is hardly sensible of fatigue while he marches to music.

Thomas Carlyle

Videos destroyed the vitality of rock and roll. Before that, music said, "Listen to me." Now it says, "Look at me.

Billy Joel

The sound of tireless voices is the price we pay for the right to hear the music of our own opinions.

Stevenson, Adlai E.

So she poured out the liquid music of her voice to quench the thirst of his spirit.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Life is like music; it must be composed by ear, feeling, and instinct, not by rule.

Samuel Butler

There is no feeling, except the extremes of fear and grief, that does not find relief in music.

T.S. Eliot

“Applause that comes thundering with such force you might think the audience merely suffers the music as an excuse for its ovations.”

Alfred Jarry

Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn't music.

William Stafford

Music when healthy, is the teacher of perfect order, and when depraved, the teacher of perfect disorder.

John Ruskin

Religion is hard work. Its insights are not self-evident and have to be cultivated in the same way as an appreciation of art, music, or poetry must be developed.

Karen Armstrong
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