When I speak of the gifted listener, I am thinking of the nonmusician primarily, of the listener who intends to retain his amateur status. It is the thought of just such a listener that excites the composer in me.
The truest expression of a people is in its dance and music.
Agnes De Mille
The advice I am giving always to all my students is above all to study the music profoundly… music is like the ocean, and the instruments are little or bigger islands, very beautiful for the flowers and trees.
Those who danced where thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music.
A real leader faces the music, even when he doesn’t like the tune.
I always felt rock and roll was very, very wholesome music.
Secretly, I wanted to look like Jimi Hendrix, but I could never quite pull it off.
You can never get silence anywhere nowadays, have you noticed?
Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn.
Poetry is plucking at the heartstrings, and making music with them.
I don’t know anything about music. In my line you don’t have to.
Architecture in general is frozen music.
Since it architecture is music in space, as it were a frozen music.
Friedrich Von Schelling
In music the passions enjoy themselves.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Without music life would be a mistake.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Music is the vernacular of the human soul.
If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music.
Everywhere in the world, music enhances a hall, with one exception Carnegie Hall enhances the music.
Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life.
Jean Paul Richter
Dateline Mesopotamia, 3500 B.C. That’s when the multi-faceted sounds we call music got its humble beginnings. It seems clappers were sent out the the fields to scare evil spirits away. These clappers started getting into the beat of their duty and, bingo, you got drums. From there, horns, strings, reeds, the whole orchestral gestalt. So, born in staving off death, music continues to nourish us in a variety of forms as different as the colors of the spectrum.
If being an egomaniac means I believe in what I do and in my art or music, then in that respect you can call me that … I believe in what I do, and I’ll say it.
Nothing is capable of being well set to music that is not nonsense.
Music is the shorthand of emotion.
Music can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable.
You don’t need any brains to listen to music.
Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.
Ludwig Van Beethoven
Wagner’s music is better than it sounds.
I don’t believe in having bands for solo records.
Such sweet compulsion doth in music lie.
Milton: _Arcades,_ Line 68.
Frank I’d known her for years. We used to go to all the police functions together. Ah, how I loved her, but she had her music. I think she had her music. She’d hang out with the Chicago Male Chorus and Symphony. I don’t recall her playing an instrument or be able to carry a tune. Yet she was on the road 300 days of the year. In fact I bought her a harp for christmas. She asked me what it was.
Naked Gun From The Files Of Police Squad
music is the perfect type of art. Music can never reveal its ultimate secret. This, also, is the explanation of the value of limitations in art. The sculptor gladly surrenders imitative colour, and the painter the actual dimensions of form, because by
Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart.
Christianity helps us face the music even when we don’t like the tune.
I write music with an exclamation point
We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.
Who hears music feels his solitude peopled at once.
If you want to be found stand where the seeker seeks.
Music is Love in search of a word.
Virtues are acquired through endeavor, which rests wholly upon yourself.
If anyone has conducted a Beethoven performance, and then doesn’t have to go to an osteopath, then there’s something wrong.
A musicologist is a man who can read music but can’t hear it.
Sir Thomas Beecham
Discord oft in music makes the sweeter lay.
Spenser: _Faerie Queene,_ Bk. Iii., Canto Ii., St. 15.
My life is music. And in some vague, mysterious, and subconscious way, I have always been driven by a taut inner spring which has propelled me to almost compulsively reach for perfection in music, often–in fact, mostly–at the expense of everything else in my life.
You are the music while the music lasts.
T. S. Eliot
Those who hear not the music. . . think the dancers mad.
Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.
Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossile to be silent.
No good opera plot can be sensible, for people do not sing when they are feeling sensible.
W. H. Auden
Music hath charms to soothe a savage breast, To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.N.B. This quote is commonly misquoted as savage beast.
If music be the food of love, play on Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die.
The earth has music for those who listen.