Music Quotes

Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.

Martin Luther

In music, the punctuation is absolutely strict, the bars and rests are absolutely defined. But our punctuation cannot be quite strict, because we have to relate it to the audience. In other words we are continually changing the score.

Ralph Richardson

Create a collection of music to help you relax and feel good. Make a tape of those songs that make you smile to help you unwind.

Matt Clarkson

If God is the DJ, then Life is the dance floor; Love is the rhythm, and You are the music.


A film is - or should be - more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what's behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later.

Stanley Kubrick

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.

Michael Jackson

Writing about music is like dancing about architecture it's a really stupid thing to want to do.

Declan Patrick Aloysius MacManus

If you want to know about the Sixties, play the music of The Beatles.

Aaron Copland

American movies and music deliver themes of freedom, innocence, and power that appeal to others - partly because America itself was put together out of a multiplicity of national traditions.

Todd Gitlin

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 has no subject beyond the combinations of notes we hear, for music speaks not only by means of sounds, it speaks nothing but sound.

Eduard Hanslick

Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.

Georges Clemenceau

The trade of critic, in literature, music, and the drama, is the most degraded of all trades.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

Enthusiasm is achieved chiefly by means of provocations. In these cases, something inside of us resonates vibrantly with something outside. / The form of the provocationbe it book, music, sporting event, conversationmatters insofar as it might help to us find these sources of resonance.

Carson Cistulli

There is an atmosphere about the picture theatre that speaks of entertainment and relaxation. The charming surroundings, good music, and the fact that each visitor is determined to enjoy a few hours of holiday all exert an influence on the mind.

Ivor Novello
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