Music

A song will outlive all sermons in the memory. Henry Giles

A strange art – music – the most poetic and precise of all the arts, vague as a dream and precise as algebra. Guy de Maupassant

Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing. John Erskine

The best music is the music that speaks to you. The best poetry is the poetry that moves your soul. James Pierce

Music is good to the melancholy, bad to those who mourn, and neither good nor bad to the deaf. Baruch Spinoza

Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist. G.K. Chesterton

Melody is, and ever will be, the very flower of music. August W. Ambros

Music cleanses the understanding; inspires it, and lifts it into a realm which it would not reach if it were left to itself. Henry Ward Beecher

Most of what we take as being important is not material, whether it’s music or feelings or love. They’re things we can’t really see or touch. They’re not material, but they’re vitally important to us. Judy Collins

Music expresses feeling and thought, without language; it was below and before speech, and it is above and beyond all words. Robert G. Ingersoll

There is no such thing as happy music. Franz Schubert

Songs are sneaky things; they can slip across borders. Pete Seeger

Music is feeling. You can try to verbalize it. It really just hits you or it doesn’t. Gene Simmons

Tell me what you listen to, and I’ll tell you who you are. Tiffanie DeBartolo

The market didn’t define the music; the music defined the market. Charlie Hunter

The most exciting rhythms seem unexpected and complex, the most beautiful melodies simple and inevitable. W.H. Auden

Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without. Confucius 

Music is the only thing I’ve ever known that doesn’t have any rules at all. Josh Homme

Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music. Sergei Rachmaninoff

I think there is a song out there to describe just about any situation. Criss Jami

Beethoven tells you what it’s like to be Beethoven and Mozart tells you what it’s like to be human. Bach tells you what it’s like to be the universe. Douglas Adams

Music. A meaningless acceleration in the rhythm of celestial experience. C.S. Lewis

Musical innovation is full of danger to the State, for when modes of music change, the fundamental laws of the State always change with them. Plato

How is it that music can, without words, evoke our laughter, our fears, our highest aspirations? Jane Swan

My idea is that there is music in the air, music all around us; the world is full of it, and you simply take as much as you require. Edward Elgar

Music drives you. It wakes you up, it gets you pumping. And, at the end of the day, the correct tune will chill you down. Dimebag Darrell

You have to, take a deep breath. and allow the music to flow through you. Revel in it, allow yourself to awe. When you play allow the music to break your heart with its beauty. Kelly White

Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn. Charlie Parker

That’s why people listen to music or look at paintings. To get in touch with that wholeness. Corita Kent

We’ve already invented a time machine. It’s called music. Brian Norgard

I need music. It’s like my heartbeat, so to speak. It keeps me going no matter what’s going on – bad games, press, whatever! LeBron James

The only truth is music. Jack Kerouac 

Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances. Maya Angelou

When we listen to music we are not listening to the past, we are not listening to the future, we are listening to an expanded present. Alan Watts

If, while at the piano, you attempt to form little melodies, that is very well; but if they come into your mind of themselves, when you are not practicing, you may be still more pleased; for the internal organ of music is then roused in you. The fingers must do what the head desires; not the contrary. Robert Schumann

No matter how corrupt, greedy, and heartless our government, our corporations, our media, and our religious and charitable institutions may become, the music will still be wonderful. Kurt Vonnegut

There are four qualities essential to a great jazzman. they are taste, courage, individuality, and irreverence. Stan Getz

Music is a language that doesn’t speak in particular words. It speaks in emotions, and if it’s in the bones, it’s in the bones. Keith Richards

We grown-up people think that we appreciate music, but if we realized the sense that an infant has brought with it of appreciating sound and rhythm, we would never boast of knowing music. The infant is music itself. Hazrat Inayat Khan

Live your truth. Express your love. Share your enthusiasm. Take action towards your dreams. Walk your talk. Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering. Steve Maraboli

If everyone started off the day singing, just think how happy they’d be. Lauren Myracle

I haven’t understood a bar of music in my life, but I have felt it. Igor Stravinsky 

The best music is essentially there to provide you something to face the world with. Bruce Springsteen

It’s pretty cool to see how far music can take you. Luke Bryan

Music hits us in a really emotional way. For me, it took me away in a way that nothing else could. Rick Rubin

I love the relationship that anyone has with music… because there’s something in us that is beyond the reach of words, something that eludes and defies our best attempts to spit it out. It’s the best part of us probably. Nick Hornby

He who sings frightens away his ills. Miguel de Cervantes

I think that music has an endless life. Anne Dudley

Music is the poetry of the air. Richter

Music should be your escape. Missy Elliott

You can cage the singer but not the song. Harry Belafonte

Music is what life sounds like. Eric Olson

Without music, life would be a mistake. Friedrich Nietzsche 

Every life has a soundtrack. Jodi Picoult

Where words leave off, music begins. Heinrich Heine

Music is like a huge release of tension. James Taylor

When words fail music speaks. Irena Huang

Music is my higher power. Oliver James

Philosophy is the highest music. Plato

Art is how we decorate space, music is how we decorate time. Jean-Michel Basquiat

Music is the shorthand of emotion. Leo Tolstoy

Music – what a powerful instrument, what a mighty weapon! Maria Augusta Von Trapp

The pause is as important as the note. Truman Fisher

I see my life in terms of music. Albert Einstein

Hell is full of musical amateurs. George Bernard Shaw

Music, my rampart and my only one. Edna St. Vincent Millay

It is always fatal to have music or poetry interrupted. George Eliot

If you have to ask what jazz is, you’ll never know. Louis Armstrong 

I merely took the energy it takes to pout and wrote some blues. Duke Ellington

I wanted to prove the sustaining power of music. David Bowie

Music is powerful. As people listen to it, they can be affected. They respond. Ray Charles

If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music. Albert Einstein

My music will go on forever. Maybe it’s a fool say that, but when me know facts me can say facts. My music will go on forever. Bob Marley

Sometimes I feel like rap music is almost the key to stopping racism. Eminem

The world’s most famous and popular language is music. Psy

Music is a safe kind of high. Jimi Hendrix 

Play it fuckin’ loud! Bob Dylan

Music is an agreeable harmony for the honor of God and the permissible delights of the soul. Johann Sebastian Bach

Bach is an astronomer, discovering the most marvellous stars. Beethoven challenges the universe. I only try to express the soul and the heart of man. Frédéric Chopin

Information is not knowledge. Knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is not truth. Truth is not beauty. Beauty is not love. Love is not music. Music is the best. Frank Zappa

To live is to be musical, starting with the blood dancing in your veins. Everything living has a rhythm. Do you feel your music? Michael Jackson

People ask me how I make music. I tell them I just step into it. It’s like stepping into a river and joining the flow. Every moment in the river has its song. Michael Jackson

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

Music is the emotional life of most people. Leonard Cohen

I don’t make music for eyes. I make music for ears. Adele 

Music is my religion. Jimi Hendrix

Jazz is not just music, it’s a way of life, it’s a way of being, a way of thinking. Nina Simone

Music is… a higher revelation than all wisdom & philosophy. Ludwig van Beethoven

Music is like a dream. One that I cannot hear. Ludwig van Beethoven

Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman. Ludwig van Beethoven

Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life. Ludwig van Beethoven

Music is a great natural high and a great natural escape. Shania Twain

Music… can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable. Leonard Bernstein

Music has a poetry of its own, and that poetry is called melody. Joshua Logan

Music in the soul can be heard by the universe. Lao Tzu

Where words fail, music speaks. Hans Christian Andersen

Music and silence combine strongly because music is done with silence, and silence is full of music. Marcel Marceau

Music, when soft voices die, vibrates in the memory. Percy Bysshe Shelley

When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest. Henry David Thoreau

Who hears music feels his solitude peopled at once. Robert Browning

I’ve found that no matter what life throws at me, music softens the blow. Bryce Anderson