Music Quotes

Music, the greatest good that mortals know, And all of heaven we have below.

Joseph Addison

Our music is the fifth Veda. The Vedas teach you brahma Vidya (translation: Sacred Knowledge). You cannot learn that from a machine. If you go on contemplating and meditating upon the divine art. I am sure you will reach the ultimate destination in your music which is Brahman I am trying to reach that.

Kishori Amonkar

If you think this was an isolated incident, let me paraphrase Pastor Martin Niemoller, "First they came for the music faculty and I did not speak out because I was not a musician. Then they came for the psychologists and I did not speak out because I was not a psychologist. Then they came for the biologists and I did not speak out because I was not a biologist. Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak out for me."

Jon Howard Appleton

Music is of two kinds: one petty, poor, second-rate, never varying, its base the hundred or so phrasings which all musicians understand, a babbling which is more or less pleasant, the life that most composers live.

Honor de Balzac

Most people still steal music.

Steven Anthony Ballmer

Music, the greatest good that mortals know, And all of heaven we have below.

Joseph Addison

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

Louis Armstrong

The grand tune is the only thing in music that the great public really understands.

Sir Thomas Beecham

A musicologist is a man who can read music but can't hear it.

Sir Thomas Beecham

The musical equivalent of the towers of St Pancras Station.

Sir Thomas Beecham

Great music is that which penetrates the ear with facility and leaves the memory with difficulty. Magical music never leaves the memory.

Sir Thomas Beecham

I like to think that if music hadn't existed, I could have invented it.

Sir Harrison Paul Birtwistle

Music is like a dream. One that I cannot hear.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Instrumentation is to music precisely what color is to painting.

Louis Hector Berlioz

She was one of those people who say "I don't know anything about music really, but I know what I like."

Sir Henry Maximilian Beerbohm

Everybody has that point in their life where you hit a crossroads and you've had a bunch of bad days and there's different ways you can deal with it and the way I dealt with it was I just turned completely to music.

Taylor Swift

One thing about music, when it hits you feel no pain.


We were four dickheads from Wales. No other dickheads from Wales were making music at that point. And we were kind of pretentious beyond belief. We looked like complete and utter fucking pricks.

James Dean Bradfield

Hears the music under the rock One of these days he'll stop Don't stop when the music stops.

MaryAnne Ysabella

That time we all heard it, cool and clear, cutting across the hot grit of the day. The major Voice. The adult Voice forgoing Rolling River, forgoing tearful tale of bale and barge and other symptoms of an old despond. Warning, in music-words devout and large, that we are each other's harvest: we are each other's business: we are each other's magnitude and bond.

Gwendolyn Brooks

If you do it for the money you won't last very long, because money is the opposite of music.

Troyal Garth Brooks

I don't talk very well, but hopefully in my music we can get something across.

Troyal Garth Brooks

Happy are they that go to bed with grave music.

Sir Thomas Browne

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Updated On : April 17, 2014
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