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

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