The stage is life, music, beautiful girls, legs, breasts, not talk or intellectualism or dried-up academics.
I have always kept one end in view, namely, with all good will to conduct a well-regulated church music to the honor of God.
We are big fans of happy music and stuff like that.
Nothing is capable of being well set to music that is not nonsense.
I'm quite sure that all true professional artists, of every description, in all walks of life, whether their craft is painting, music, sculpture, medicine or anything, have one primary concern - mankind.
In America, life is introverted, self-absorbed - and so is their music.
A real leader faces the music, even when he doesn't like the tune.
Cherish your visions; cherish your ideals; cherish the music that stirs in your heart, the beauty that forms in your mind, the loveliness that drapes your purest thoughts, for out of them will grow delightful conditions, all heavenly environment; of these if you but remain true to them, your world will at last be built.
Music is essentially useless, as life is.
Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune.
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.
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."
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
It is as impossible to translate poetry as it is to translate music.
Themes are important to me, but the beats are what catches someone's ear and makes a record a hit, ... The music is more important than anything. You can have instrumental tracks and people will listen to it. But if you put a really good theme to a bad beat, no one will care about it.
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.
I want kids of this generation to see that everything is cool, that there's some kind of unity in hip-hop. We all found something that's really important to us, and music is all we've really got.
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
The trade of critic, in literature, music, and the drama, is the most degraded of all trades
Jazz is... An open-ended music designed for open minds.
The classics are only primitive literature. They belong to the same class as primitive machinery and primitive music and primitive medicine.
So she poured out the liquid music of her voice to quench the thirst of his spirit.
Music is always a commentary on society.
Who hears music feels his solitude peopled at once.
Music may be the activity that prepared our pre-human ancestors for speech communication and for the very cognitive, representational flexibility necessary to become humans.