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All deep things are song. It seems somehow the very central essence of us, song; as if all the rest were but wrappages and hulls!

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.

A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence. ~Leopold Stokowski

Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything. Plato

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

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After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music. Aldous Huxley

Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent. Victor Hugo

If music be the food of love, play on. William Shakespeare

If the King loves music, it is well with the land. ~Mencius

Without music life would be a mistake. ~Friedrich Nietzsche

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Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons. You will find it is to the soul what a water bath is to the body. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music. ~Gustav Mahler

Why waste money on psychotherapy when you can listen to the B Minor Mass? ~Michael Torke

I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music. Billy Joel

Without music, life would be a mistake. Friedrich Nietzsche

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Music doesn’t lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.Jimi Hendrix

Music can change the world because it can change people.Bono

It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature and everlasting beauty of monotony.Benjamin Britten

And the night shall be filled with music,
And the cares that infest the day
Shall fold their tents like the Arabs
And as silently steal away.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Day Is Done

He who sings scares away his woes. ~Cervantes

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Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness. ~Maya Angelou, Gather Together in My Name

Were it not for music, we might in these days say, the Beautiful is dead. ~Benjamin Disraeli

Music is what feelings sound like. ~Author Unknown

I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me – like food or water. Ray Charles

Remember the first time you went to a show and saw your favorite band. You wore their shirt, and sang every word. You didn’t know anything about scene politics, haircuts, or what was cool. All you knew was that this music made you feel different from anyone you shared a locker with. Someone finally understood you. This is what music is about. Gerard Way

Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us. Martin Luther

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If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music. Gustav Mahler

Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart. Pablo Casals

Jazz is smooth and cool. Jazz is rage. Jazz flows like water. Jazz never seems to begin or end. Jazz isn’t methodical, but jazz isn’t messy either. Jazz is a conversation, a give and take. Jazz is the connection and communication between musicians. Jazz is abandon. Nat Wolff

What feeling feels like over time. An attempt to screw up what feeling feels like over time. Heartbreak and a high C…. The often welcome melodic lie…. The soul’s undersong. The orchestration of randomness, a flirtation with the boundaries of silence and space…. a reminder that the self wants to disappear, be taken away from itself and returned. ~Stephen Dunn, about music

There’s music in the sighing of a reed;
There’s music in the gushing of a rill;
There’s music in all things, if men had ears:
Their earth is but an echo of the spheres.
~Lord Byron

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Musical compositions, it should be remembered, do not inhabit certain countries, certain museums, like paintings and statues. The Mozart Quintet is not shut up in Salzburg: I have it in my pocket. ~Henri Rabaud

Music is the poetry of the air. ~Richter

If I were to begin life again, I would devote it to music. It is the only cheap and unpunished rapture upon earth. Sydney Smith

There is nothing in the world so much like prayer as music is. ~William P. Merrill

Lean your body forward slightly to support the guitar against your chest, for the poetry of the music should resound in your heart. Andres Segovia

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That was when I realised that music is the most profound, magical form of communication there is. Lesley Garrett

Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life. Jean Paul

My music, my songs are 100 percent inspired by girl power. Paulina Rubio

If in the after life there is not music, we will have to import it. ~Doménico Cieri Estrada

Men profess to be lovers of music, but for the most part they give no evidence in their opinions and lives that they have heard it. ~Henry David Thoreau

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

I have my own particular sorrows, loves, delights; and you have yours. But sorrow, gladness, yearning, hope, love, belong to all of us, in all times and in all places. Music is the only means whereby we feel these emotions in their universality. ~H.A. Overstreet



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

Sometimes I’ll have sections that I’m not quite sure how they fit in the puzzle of a tune, they’ll get moved around; what I think was originally a verse ends up becoming the chorus, or what’s an intro gets dropped as a hook, things get shifted around a lot.
Gotye

There’s nothing like music to relieve the soul and uplift it. Mickey Hart

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If you want to be a rock star or just be famous, then run down the street naked, you’ll make the news or something. But if you want music to be your livelihood, then play, play, play and play! And eventually you’ll get to where you want to be. Eddie Van Halen

I guess a good song is a good song is a good song, ya know.George Thorogood

Music is forever; music should grow and mature with you, following you right on up until you die.Paul Simon

Alas for those that never sing,
But die with all their music in them!
~Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

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The wise musicians are those who play what they can master. Duke Ellington

Tones sound, and roar and storm about me until I have set them down in notes. Ludwig van Beethoven

It was my 16th birthday – my mom and dad gave me my Goya classical guitar that day. I sat down, wrote this song, and I just knew that that was the only thing I could ever really do – write songs and sing them to people. Stevie Nicks

Life can’t be all bad when for ten dollars you can buy all the Beethoven sonatas and listen to them for ten years. ~William F. Buckley, Jr.

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

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Play the music, not the instrument. ~Author Unknown

Music is the wine which inspires one to new generative processes, and I am Bacchus who presses out this glorious wine for mankind and makes them spiritually drunken. ~Ludwig van Beethoven

Music is the cup which holds the wine of silence. ~Robert Fripp

For me, singing sad songs often has a way of healing a situation. It gets the hurt out in the open into the light, out of the darkness. Reba McEntire

Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness. Maya Angelou

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Music is the universal language of mankind. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Outre-Mer

Music rots when it gets too far from the dance. Poetry atrophies when it gets too far from music. ~Ezra Pound

He who hears music, feels his solitude peopled at once. ~Robert Browning

You can’t possibly hear the last movement of Beethoven’s Seventh and go slow. ~Oscar Levant, explaining his way out of a speeding ticket

Music has charms to sooth a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.William Congreve

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The Irish gave the bagpipes to the Scots as a joke, but the Scots haven’t got the joke yet. ~Oliver Herford

What we provide is an atmosphere… of orchestrated pulse which works on people in a subliminal way. Under its influence I’ve seen shy debs and severe dowagers kick off their shoes and raise some wholesome hell. ~Meyer Davis, about his orchestra

Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent. ~Victor Hugo

If you want to make beautiful music, you must play the black and the white notes together.Richard M. Nixon

Music, in performance, is a type of sculpture. The air in the performance is sculpted into something.Frank Zappa

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You are the music while the music lasts.T. S. Eliot

Music has been my playmate, my lover, and my crying towel. ~Buffy Sainte-Marie

Music is an outburst of the soul. ~Frederick Delius

Music is the art which is most nigh to tears and memory. ~Oscar Wilde

In music the passions enjoy themselves. ~Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil, 1886

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If this word “music” is sacred and reserved for eighteenth and nineteenth century instruments, we can substitute a more meaningful term: organization of sound. ~John Cage

Its language is a language which the soul alone understands, but which the soul can never translate. ~Arnold Bennett

All music is folk music. I ain’t never heard a horse sing a song. ~Louis Armstrong

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

Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends. ~Alphonse de Lamartine

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Strong lager and some early Zep tunes. I ask thee, is there a better way to spend an evening? ~Author unknown

Most people use music as a couch; they want to be pillowed on it, relaxed and consoled for the stress of daily living. But serious music was never meant to be soporific. ~Aaron Copland

What passion cannot music raise and quell! ~John Dryden

The joy of music should never be interrupted by a commercial. ~Leonard Bernstein

Music is forever; music should grow and mature with you, following you right on up until you die. ~Paul Simon

The discovery of song and the creation of musical instruments both owed their origin to a human impulse which lies much deeper than conscious intention: the need for rhythm in life… the need is a deep one, transcending thought, and disregarded at our peril. ~Richard Baker

Jazz will endure just as long as people hear it through their feet instead of their brains. ~John Philip Sousa


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