Famous Music Quotes

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A world without music is just a world full of noises that don't make sense.

Isaac Saylor

And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Develop interest in life as you see it in people, things, literature, music - the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.

Henry Miller

I play the notes as they are written, but it is God who makes the music.

J. S. Bach

If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven played music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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.

John Lennon

Music can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable.

Leonard Bernstein

Music is the harmonious voice of creation an echo of the invisible world.

Giuseppe Mazzini

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

John Erskine

Music is the soul of language.

Max Heindel

Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence.

Robert Fripp

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

No music book has ever succeeded in miraculously replacing the listening experience.

Lorenzo Ferrero

Since it architecture is music in space, as it were a frozen music.

Friedrich von Schelling

Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons, and you will find that it is to the soul what the water bath is to the body.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

The earth has music for those who listen.

William Shakespeare

The happiest people are those who think the most interesting thoughts. Those who decide to use leisure as a means of mental development, who love good music, good books, good pictures, good company, good conversation, are the happiest people in the world. And they are not only happy in themselves, they are the cause of happiness in others.

William Lyon Phelps

There is nothing more notable in Socrates than that he found time, when he was an old man, to learn music and dancing, and thought it time well spent.

Michel de Montaigne

There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar I love not Man the less, but Nature more.

George Gordon Byron

Those who hear not the music. . . think the dancers mad.


Use what talents you have; the woods would have little music if no birds sang their song except those who sang best.

Reverend Oliver G. Wilson

Van Gogh became a painter because he had no ear for music.

Nikki Harris

We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.

Roald Dahl

When the mind is possessed of reality, it feels tranquil and joyous even without music or song, and it produces a pure fragrance even without incense or tea.

Hung Tzu-ch'eng

When words fail, music speaks.

Hans Christian Anderson

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