Music, the greatest good that mortals know, And all of heaven we have below
Nothing is capable of being well set to music that is not nonsense
Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself
Bach, Johann Sebastian
It seems to me that those songs that have been any good, I have nothing much to do with the writing of them. The words have just crawled down my sleeve and come out on the page.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
Beethoven, Ludwig van
... everyone knows that Heavy metal is the most conservative of all the loud rock music. No gym teacher could ever get that many people to dress alike.
It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness and of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature, and everlasting beauty of monotony
Music is well said to be the speech of angels; in fact, nothing among the utterances allowed to man is felt to be so divine. It brings us near to the infinite
Without music, life is a journey through a desert
Composers shouldn't think too much - it interferes with their plagiarism
There is no feeling, except the extremes of fear and grief, that does not find relief in music.
I merely took the energy it takes to pout and wrote some blues
Ellington, (Duke) Edward Kennedy
Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing.
Americans want grungy people, stabbing themselves in the head on stage. They get a bright bunch like us, with deodorant on, they don't get it
The effects of good music are not just because it's new; on the contrary music strikes us more the more familiar we are with it
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
When Mozart was composing at the end of the eighteenth century, the city of Vienna was so quiet that fire alarms could be given verbally, by a shouting watchman mounted on top of St. Stefan's Cathedral. In twentieth-century society, the noise level is such that it keeps knocking our bodies out of tune and out of their natural rhythms. This ever-increasing assault of sound upon our ears, minds, and bodies adds to the stress load of civilized beings trying to live in a highly complex environment
When words leave off, music begins.
Heine, Christian Johann Heinrich
Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune.
Hubbard, Frank McKinney "Kin"
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Huxley, Aldous Leonard
The history of a people is found in its songs
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
Joel, Billy Martin
Music is the vernacular of the human soul
Just as certain selections of music will nourish your physical body and your emotional layer, so other musical works will bring greater health to your mind
Lingerman, Hal A
Modern music is as dangerous as narcotics