Music Quotes

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

Music is well said to be the speech of angels.

Thomas Carlyle

Music is the art of sounds in the movement of time.

Ferruccio (Dante Michelangelo Benvenuto) Busoni

Music is like this porthole to another world- the world of truth.

Ernest Giuseppe

A musician cannot move others unless he too is moved. He must feel all the emotions that he hopes to arouse in his audience, for the revealing of his own humor will stimulate a like mood in the listener.

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

The function of music is to release us from the tyranny of conscious thought.

Sir Thomas Beecham

Now among the other things proper to recreate man and give him pleasure, music is either the first or one of the principal;and we must think that it is a gift of God deputed for that purpose'.

John Calvin

Until I die there will be sounds. And they will continue following my death. One need not fear about the future of music.

John Milton Cage Jr.

I remember loving sound before I ever took a music lesson. And so we make our lives by what we love.

John Milton Cage Jr.

So long as the human spirit thrives on this planet, music in some living form will accompany and sustain it.

Aaron Copland

Which is more musical, a truck passing by a factory or a truck passing by a music school? Are the people inside the school musical and the ones outside unmusical?

John Milton Cage Jr.

The most important thing in music is what is not in the notes

Pau Casals

For what is more glorious than music, which modulates the heavenly system with its sonorous sweetness, and binds together with its virtue the concord of nature which is scattered everywhere?

Flavius Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator

It's not music you would use to get a girl into bed. If anything, you're going to frighten her off.

David Byrne

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

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

Aaron Copland

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

Declan Patrick Aloysius MacManus

People haven't always been there for me but music always has.

Taylor Swift

I really thought I could give it up... But I really love music, and having a creative outlet is really the best thing you can do for yourself.

Edie Brickell

I think it speaks to our basic fundamental feelings, you know. Of emotions, of love, of breakup, of love and hate and death and dying, mama, apple pie, and the whole thing. It covers a lot of territory, country music does.

John R. Cash

There were so many times I thought, "I'll have the album finished this year, definitely, we'll get it out this year." Then there were a couple of years where I thought, "I'm never gonna do this." If I could make albums quicker, I'd be on a roll wouldn't I? Everything just seems to take so much time. I don't know why. Time... evaporates.

Kate Bush

Music will always find its way to us, with or without business, politics, religion, or any other bullshit attached. Music survives everything, and like God, it is always present. It needs no help, and suffers no hindrance.

Eric Clapton

The music reached us. Clumsily, stumbling over our own roots, rustling our leaves in answer, we moved, we followed.

Denise Levertov

To me, music was about being accepted and escaping from this crummy existence.

William Patrick Corgan, Jr.

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Updated On : April 17, 2014
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