There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.
- Albert Schweitzer
Wagner's music is better than it sounds.
- Mark Twain
***I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
- Elvis Presley
Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung.
Music is the universal language of mankind.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing.
- John Erskine
Music is well said to be the speech of angels; in fact, nothing among the utterances allowed to man is felt to be so divine. It brings us near to the infinite.
- Thomas Carlyle
Music creates order out of chaos: for rhythm imposes unanimity upon the divergent, melody imposes continuity upon the disjointed, and harmony imposes compatibility upon the incongruous.
- Yehudi Menuhin
It's easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself.
- J.S. Bach
Music is everybody's possession. It's only publishers who think that people own it.
- John Lennon
Bach gave us God's Word. Mozart gave us God's laughter. Beethoven gave us God's fire. God gave us Music that we might pray without words.
- quote outside an opera house
Use the talents you possess, for the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except the best.
- Henry Van Dyke
Jazz will endure just as long people hear it through their feet instead of their brains.
- John Philip Sousa
A good composer does not imitate; he steals.
- Igor Stravinsky
You don't need any brains to listen to music.
- Luciano Pavarotti
I understand the inventor of the bagpipes was inspired when he saw a man carrying an indignant, asthmatic pig under his arm. Unfortunately, the manmade sound never equalled the purity of the sound achieved by the pig.
- Alfred Hitchcock
I'd rather be a musician than a rock star.
- George Harrison
Every songwriter lives to have at least one song that a cab driver who asks 'You write anything I know?' will recognize.
- Rupert Holmes
There is no doubt that the first requirement for a composer is to be dead.
- Arthur Honegger
Critics don't buy records. They get 'em free.
- Nat King Cole
The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes — ah, that is where the art resides.
- Artur Schnabel
*** I sat down at the piano and my hands began to browse over the keys. Then
something happened. I felt as though I could reach out and touch God. I found
myself playing a melody, one I'd never heard or played before, and words came
into my head -- they just seemed to fall into place... - Thomas A. Dorsey
*** Music -- the greatest good that mortals know, and all of heaven we have
below. - Joseph Addison
*** Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music. -
*** Never hate a song that's sold a half million copies. - Irving Berlin *** As
an artist I come to sing, but as a citizen, I will always speak for peace, and
no one can silence me in this. - Paul Robeson