Music Quotes

Medicine, to produce health, has to examine disease; and music, to create harmony, must investigate discord.

Plutarch

Ballroom is two people dancing together to music, touching in perfect harmony

Anton Du Beke

Where words fail, music speaks.

Hans Christian Andersen

For me music is a vehicle to bring our pain to the surface, getting it back to that humble and tender spot where, with luck, it can lose its anger and become compassion again.

Paula Cole

Human speech is like a cracked kettle on which we tap crude rhythms for bears to dance to, while we long to make music that will melt the stars.

Gustave Flaubert

The conductor must make it possible to eliminate himself in the music. If the orchestra feels him doing that, then everything will go well.

Giuseppe Sinopoli

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.

Michael Jackson

Music without emotion is like an empty shell. Technique is, of course, essential, but the emphasis should be on bhava or emotional expression. For this, the vocalist has to make a deep and thought study of the nava-rasas. Classical musicians generally ignore this aspect and pay no attention to rasa-siddhant. That is why our shastriya sangeet fails to appeal to listeners who always prefer music which appeals to the heart, rather than the intellect.

Kishori Amonkar

...my music isn't just music- it's medicine.

Kanye West

Architecture is petrified music.

Felix E. Schelling

Architecture is music in space, as it were a frozen music

Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph von Schelling

Architecture is frozen music.

Goethe

Musicians don't retire; they stop when there's no more music in them.

Louis Armstrong

Poetry is plucking at the heartstrings, and making music with them.

Dennis Gabor

There is nothing like walking to get the feel of a country. A fine landscape is like a piece of music; it must be taken at the right tempo. Even a bicycle goes too fast.

Paul Scott Mowrer

Jazz is a feeling, more than anything else. It isn't music, it's language...

Enos Payne

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

Mark Twain

Dope never helped anybody sing better or play music better or do anything better. All dope can do for you is kill you - and kill you the long, slow, hard way.

Billie Holiday

Musicians are there in front of you, and the spectators sense their tension, which is not the case when you're listening to a record. Your attention is more relaxed. The emotional aspect is more important in live music.

Brian Eno

Music is like a huge release of tension.

James Taylor

Just relax, meditate or listen to music, sort of like a warrior before going into battle. Win the battle before you get there and then attack the canvas.

Moncy Barbour

The people who gave us golf and called it a game are the same people who gave us bag pipes and called it music.

Unknown

Golf is a game invented by the same people who think music comes out of a bagpipe.

Unknown

Fiction is one of the few experiences where loneliness can be both confronted and relieved. Drugs, movies where stuff blows up, loud parties -- all these chase away loneliness by making me forget my name's Dave and I live in a one-by-one box of bone no other party can penetrate or know. Fiction, poetry, music, really deep serious sex, and, in various ways, religion -- these are the places (for me) where loneliness is countenanced, stared down, transfigured, treated.

David Foster Wallace
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