Oct 14, 2013

Music Quotes About Life

Never look at the trombones. You'll only encourage them.
Richard Strauss

If you develop an ear for sounds that are musical it is like developing an ego. You begin to refuse sounds that are not musical and that way cut yourself off from a good deal of experience.
John Cage

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

Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune.
Kin Hubbard

Music is a discipline, and a mistress of order and good manners, she makes the people milder and gentler, more moral and more reasonable.
Martin Luther

Opera in English is, in the main, about as sensible as baseball in Italian.
Henry Louis Mencken

An intellectual snob is someone who can listen to the William Tell Overture and not think of The Lone Ranger.
Dan Rather

But then there's a moment like tonight, a profound and transcendent experience, the feeling as if a door has opened, and it's all because of that instrument, that incredible, magical instrument.
Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider

My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.
Edith Sitwell

Music is the art of thinking with sounds.
Jules Combarieu

Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Only sick music makes money today.
Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Hell is full of musical amateurs: music is the brandy of the damned.
George Bernard Shaw

I think I should have no other mortal wants, if I could always have plenty of music. It seems to infuse strength into my limbs and ideas into my brain. Life seems to go on without effort, when I am filled with music.
George Eliot

Opera is when a guy gets stabbed in the back and, instead of bleeding, he sings.
Ed Gardner

Wagner's music is better than it sounds.
Edgar Wilson Nye

Music is essentially useless, as life is.
George Santayana

There is no feeling, except the extremes of fear and grief, that does not find relief in music.
George Eliot

Hell is full of musical amateurs.
George Bernard Shaw

Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
Groucho Marx

Among all men on the earth bards have a share of honor and reverence, because the muse has taught them songs and loves the race of bards.

My music is best understood by children and animals.
Igor Stravinsky

Ah, music. A magic beyond all we do here!
J. K. Rowling

I think everyone should have a Beatles phase in their life. I think it's part of growing up in the Western world.
Jadelr and Cristina Cordova

Music is essentially useless, as life is: but both have an ideal extension which lends utility to its conditions.
George Santayana

Music like religion, unconditionally brings in its train all the moral virtues to the heart it enters, even though that heart is not in the least worthy.
Jean Baptiste Montegut

Giving jazz the Congressional seal of approval is a little like making Huck Finn an honorary Boy Scout.
Melvin Maddocks

Propel, propel, propel your craft softly down liquid solution. Ecstatically, ecstatically, ecstatically, ecstatically, Existence is simply illusion.
Fred Rogers

I hate music, especially when it's played.
Jimmy Durante

My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.
Martin Luther

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

But Bellenden we needs must praise, Who as down the stairs she jumps Sings o'er the hill and far away, Despising doleful dumps.
Author Unknown

Music religious heat inspires, It wakes the soul, and lifts it high, And wings it with sublime desires, And fits it to bespeak the Deity.
Joseph Addison

[T]he music's pure algebra of enchantment.
Conrad Potter Aiken

Sep 5, 2013

Quotes About Life And Happiness

Quotes About Life And Happiness

In the game of life it's a good idea to have a few early losses, which relieves you of the pressure of trying to maintain an undefeated season.
- Bill Baughan

The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.
- Anonymous

For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin--real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.

In the book of life every page has two sides: we human beings fill the upper side with our plans, hopes and wishes, but providence writes on the other side, and what it ordains is seldom our goal.
- Nisami

Expecting life to treat you well because you are a good person is like expecting an angry bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian.

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
- Buddha

All of the animals except for man know that the principle business of life is to enjoy it.

 Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.

 A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.
- Albert Schweitzer

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
- Anonymous

 Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.

 And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.

Sep 3, 2013

Meaningful Quotes About Life

Meaningful Quotes About Life

Remember, you're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
- Christopher Robin

Punishment is now unfashionable... because it creates moral distinctions among men, which, to the democratic mind, are odious. We prefer a meaningless collective guilt to a meaningful individual responsibility
- Thomas S. Szasz

I say you ought to write out 10 outrageous goals that are bigger than you because your life isn't meaningful or important unless you're on purpose about something way bigger than you are
- Mark Victor Hansen

The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life's plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life's plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Let go of your attachment to being right, and suddenly your mind is more open. You're able to benefit from the unique viewpoints of others, without being crippled by your own judgment.
- Ralph Marston

A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses.
- Hippocrates

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I count him braver who conquers his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is the victory over self.
- Aristotle

The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
- Allan K. Chalmers

The fact, in short, is that freedom, to be meaningful in an organized  society must consist of an amalgam of hierarchy of freedoms and restraints.

- Samuel Hendel

If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.
- Katharine Hepburn

It's never too late?in fiction or in life?to revise.
- Nancy Thayer

Kind words do not cost much. They never blister the tongue or lips. They make other people good-natured. They also produce their own image on men's souls, and a beautiful image it is.
- Blaise Pascal

Mistakes are part of the dues that one pays for a full life.
- Sophia Loren

Never give up on something that you can't go a day without thinking about.
- Author Unknown

Sep 2, 2013

Deep Quotes About Life

Deep Quotes About Life

Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.
~ Will Rogers

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
~ Thomas Edison

Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.
~ Elizabeth Bibesco

When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we took so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened up for us.
~ Helen Keller

When you get to the end of the rope, tie a knot and hang on.
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

If you're going through hell, keep going.
~ Winston Churchill

So many of our dreams at first seems impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.
~ Christopher Reeve

There are those who work all day. Those who dream all day. And those who spend an hour dreaming before setting to work to fulfill those dreams. Go into the third category because there’s virtually no competition.
~ Steven J. Ross

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
~ Confucius

Only those who dare to fail greatly, can ever achieve greatly.
~ Robert F. Kennedy

Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
~ Margaret B. Runbeck

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.
~ Aristotle

There is more to life than increasing its speed.
 ~ Mahatma Gandhied.

Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there.
~ Josh Billings

Philosophy is life's dry-nurse, who can take care of us - but not suckle us.
~ Soren Kierkegaard
Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away.
~ Elbert Hubbard

When you are in love, you can’t fall asleep because reality is better than your dreams.
~ Dr. Seuss

Love and you shall be loved.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you love me, let me know. If not, please gently let me go.

~ Anonymous

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.

~ Confucius

The only true love is love at first sight; second sight dispels it.

~ Israel Zangwill

To love is to admire with the heart; to admire is to love with the mind.

~ Theophile Gautier

Life's ups and downs provide windows of opportunity to determine your values and goals. Think of using all obstacles as stepping stones to build the life you want.

~ Marsha Sinetar

We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.

~ Sam Keen

Quotes About Life And Death

Quotes About Life And Death

The conscience of death accompanies us since childhood, as conscience of the absolute destruction of the only precious treasure of ours: our I.
- E. Morin

In endowing us with memory, nature has revealed to us a truth utterly unimaginable to the unreflective creation, the truth of immortality... The most ideal human passion is love, which is also the most absolute and animal and one of the most ephemeral.
- George Santayana

Unlike man, animals, so to speak, live without knowing death. The individual animal enjoys fully the immutability of its gender, being conscious of itself only as an immortal being.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

"Who am I?" Maybe you've never even asked yourself this question. You might think you already know who you are. Unfortunately, however, it's likely that you don't know who you are at all. And if you don't know your real identity, you're in trouble. You'll spend your life in a kind of dream state—you'll falsely identify yourself as something or someone you aren't. Then, on the basis of this false identification, you'll determine the goals of your life and the purpose of your existence. You use these goals to gauge whether you are making "progress" in life, whether you are a "success." And you are aided and abetted in this delusion by a complex network of relationships with other dreamers. Of course, at death (and sometimes before), the whole thing turns into a nightmare
The anguish of death hangs over and leads the human spirit to wonder about the mysteries of existence, man’s destiny, life, the world.
- E. Morin

The certainty of death and the uncertainty of the hour of death is a source of grief throughout our life.
- E. Morin

- Epicurus
It is possible to provide security against other ills, but as far as death is concerned, we men live in a city without walls.

Death is never a trick; nature doesn’t play a comedy; instead, it’s a tragic, colossal and unstoppable drama.
- L. Fuerbach

The irresistible and incessant stream of time carries all creations in its wave, throwing them into the depths of obscurity, regardless of whether they are trivial or, on the contrary, notable and important.
- Ann Comnena

The earth that's nature's mother is her tomb.
- Shakespeare

She died or vanished somewhere, forgotten as a nameless number on a list which was subsequently mislaid.
- Boris Pasternak

Death frights us. Death is a perpetual torment, for which there is no sort of consolation. There is no way by which it may not reach us. We may continually turn our heads this way and that, as if in a suspected country, but we can’t forget death.
- Montaigne

Men come, go, sing and dance, without uttering a word about death. All this is very fine: but, when it comes either to themselves, their wives, their children, or their friends, taking them unawares and unprepared, then what torment, what outcries, what madness and despair.
- Montaigne

Man is a being that knows death, but can’t believe it.

- E. Morin

Aug 31, 2013

Funny Quotes About Life

Funny Quotes About Life

"It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others"- Anonymous

"Life is just a phase you're going through...you'll get over it" - Anonymous

"Never do anything that you wouldn't want to explain to the paramedics" - Anonymous

"When the plane you are on is late, the plane you want to transfer to is on time" - Anonymous

"It's frustrating when you know all the answers, but nobody bothers to ask you the questions" - Anonymous

"If you tell the boss you were late for work because you had a flat tire, the very next morning you will have a flat tire" - Anonymous

"The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement" - Anonymous

"An optimist is someone who falls off the Empire State Building, and after 50 floors says, 'So far so good!" - Anonymous

"When everything's coming your way, you're in the wrong lane" - Anonymous

"You can't have everything....where would you put it?" - Anonymous

"Born to be wild - live to outgrow it" - Anonymous

"Life is like a taxi. The meter just keeps a-ticking whether you are getting somewhere or just standing still " - Lou Erickso

Nov 25, 2010

Wise Quotes About Life

Wise Quotes About Life

If you sit down and don't see a fish at the table, the fish is you.
Ken Flaton Great Sayings

It is a common delusion that you make things better by talking about them.
~ Dame Rose Macaulay Meaningful Sayings
Regimen is superior to medicine.
~ Voltaire Popular Sayings

A committee is a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled.
Voltaire Popular Sayings
Dame Rose Macaulay Meaningful Sayings

No place affords a more striking conviction of the vanity of human hopes than a public library.
~ Samuel Johnson Witty Life Sayings

A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures.
~ Daniel Webster Famous Quote

The power of the mind is an incredible thing, one that can never be underestimated.
~ Mia Hamm Nice Quotes

Stop thinking in terms of limitations and start thinking in terms of possibilities.
~ Terry Josephson Inspirational Sayings

A dollar saved is a quarter earned

Love in marriage should be the accomplishment of a beautiful dream, and not, as it too often is, the end.

Cute Quotes About Life

Cute Quotes About Life

Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.
- John Lennon

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.
- Albert Einstein

For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.
- Albert Camus

Life is just a series of trying to make up your mind.
- Timothy Fuller

Any idiot can face a crisis – it’s day to day living that wears you out.
- Anton Chekhov

Life is a series of collisions with the future.
- José Ortega y Gasset

Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.
- Danny Kaye

Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage. And then is heard no more. It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
- Shakespeare

Life is just a mirror, and what you see out there, you must first see inside of you.
- Wally ‘Famous’ Amos

Life has taught us that love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

A life without cause is a life without effect.
- Barbarella

Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished. If you’re alive, it isn’t.
- Richard Bach

Life’s not always fair. Sometimes you can get a splinter even sliding down a rainbow.
- Cherralea Morgen

Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.
- Arthur Miller

You fall out of your mother’s womb, you crawl across open country under fire, and drop into your grave.  
- Quentin Crisp

Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are traveling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind.
- Henri Frederick Amiel

However mean your life is, meet it and live it: do not shun it and call it hard names. Cultivate poverty like a garden herb, like sage. Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends. Things do not change, we change. Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts.
- Henry David Thoreau

All the world's a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.
- Sean O'Casey

Best Quotes About Life

Best Quotes About Life

Death and taxes and childbirth. There's never any convenient time for any of them.
Margaret Mitchell

The first hundred years are the hardest.
William Mizner

Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious. Brendan Gill

Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
Chief Seattle

The real malady is fear of life, not of death.
Naguib Mahfouz

Beginnings are often scary, endings are often sad, but it's the middle that counts. You should remember that when you find yourself at the beginning. Steven Rogers

Sound, sound the clarion, fill the fife! Throughout the sensual world proclaim, One crowded hour of glorious life Is worth an age without a name. Thomas Osbert Mordaunt

With aching hands and bleeding feet We dig and heap, lay stone on stone; We bear the burden and the heat Of the long day, and wish 'twere done. Not till the hours of light return All we have built as we discern.
Matthew Arnold

St. Teresa of Avila described our life in this world as like a night at a second-class hotel.
Malcom Muggeridge

Life is a foreign language; all men mispronounce it.
Christopher Morley

We are the voices of the wandering wind, Which moan for rest and rest can never find; Lo! as the wind is so is mortal life, A moan, a sigh, a sob, a storm, a strife.
Edwin Arnold

A lifetime is more than sufficiently long for people to get what there is of it wrong.

A little more moderation would be good. Of course, my life hasn't exactly been one of moderation.
Donald Trump

Drama is life with the dull bits cut out.
Alfred Hitchcock

This strange disease of modern life, With its sick hurry, its divided aims. Matthew Arnold

It's not true that life is one damn thing after another; it is one damn thing over and over.
Edna St. Vincent Millay

Life is just one damned thing after another.
Elbert Hubbard

The life that conquers is the life that moves with a steady resolution and persistence toward a predetermined goal. Those who succeed are those who have thoroughly learned the immense importance of plan in life, and the tragic brevity of time.
W.J. Davison

Life is something that happens when you can't get to sleep.
Fran Lebowitz 

Life is something that everyone should try at least once.
Henry J. Tillman

The Answer to the Great Question Of . . . Life, the Universe and Everything . . . [is] Forty-two.
Douglas Adams

Ofttimes the test of courage becomes rather to live than to die.
Vittorio Alfieri

We are here on earth to do good to others. What the others are here for, I do not know.
Matthew Arnold

Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome. Isaac Asimov

Life is a long lesson in humility.
James M. Barrie

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
John Lennon

The secret of a good life is to have the right loyalties and hold them in the right scale of values.
Norman Thomas

Life is a fatal complaint, and an eminently contagious one.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about.
Oscar Wilde

Start living now. Stop saving the good china for that special occasion. Stop withholding your love until that special person materializes. Every day you are alive is a special occasion. Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God. Mary Manin Morrissey

You've got to sing like you don't need the money, love like you'll never get hurt. You've got to dance like no one is watching. It's gotta come from the heart, if you want it to work.
Susannah Clark

Life is like a beautiful melody, only the lyrics are messed up.
Hans Christian Andersen

Life is a zoo in a jungle.
Peter De Vries

Life is a sexually transmitted disease.
R. D. Laing

The supreme irony of life is that hardly anyone gets out of it alive.
Robert Heinlein

Life is just a mirror, and what you see out there, you must first see inside of you.
Wally 'Famous' Amos

Life is an uncharted ocean. The cautious mariner must needs take Many soundings ere he conduct his barque to port in safety.
Author Unknown

I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.
Diane Ackerman

Life isn't fair. It's just fairer than death, that's all.
William Goldman

Live fast, die young, leave a good-looking corpse.
Author Unknown
Life's but a span, or a tale, or a word, That in a trice, or suddaine, is rehearsed.
Author Unknown