Quotes On Music
[Playing the cello] should 60654.html
[Playing the cello] should be like singing to yourself.
‹ Matislav Rostropovich
A painter paints his 27546.html
A painter paints his pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on s
A song is a 31733.html
A song is a lot like a handshake. You have to stick it out and see if anybody gr
A symphony must be 32508.html
A symphony must be like the world. It must contain everything.
‹ Gustav Mahler
A synthesizer is like 33415.html
A synthesizer is like an acoustic mirror - it can tell what kind of person you a
A little boy who 36506.html
A little boy who loved music was bitterly disappointed because he could neither
A work of art 41873.html
A work of art does not answer questions, it provokes them; and its essential mea
A jazz musician is 43020.html
A jazz musician is a juggler who uses harmonies instead of oranges.
‹ Benny Gree
A nation creates music. 55664.html
A nation creates music.
A composer arranges it.
‹ Mikhail Glinka
Albert Einstein played the 63106.html
Albert Einstein played the violin with some enthusiasm. He once played for Grego
All art constantly aspires 14566.html
All art constantly aspires towards the condition of music.
‹ Walter Pater
All men must fear 21596.html
All men must fear death, only the artist fears him not. He will move future gene
All things shall perish 49175.html
All things shall perish from under the sky. Music alone shall live, never to die
Always ask why you're 25309.html
Always ask why you're doing anything. Be kind, especially if you have a gift. Be
Art was not created 6597.html
Art was not created as a way to riches. Strive to become a true artist; all else
Art is the perpetual 13288.html
Art is the perpetual motion of illusion. The highest purpose of art is to inspir
Art is the triumph 13872.html
Art is the triumph over chaos.
‹ John Cheever
Art and truth have 52796.html
Art and truth have celebrated their greatest victory in music.
‹ Vienna critic
Art demands of us 65013.html
Art demands of us that we shall not stand still.
‹ Ludwig van Beethoven
As for my musical 25754.html
As for my musical philosophy, I've always written music the way I felt it. I wri
Atoms are multiple combinations 3880.html
Atoms are multiple combinations of atomoles, and they also exist in solid, li
Bach opens a vista 16893.html
Bach opens a vista to the universe. After experiencing him, people feel there is
Beauty in music is 50105.html
Beauty in music is too often confused with something that lets the ear lie back
Because I am a 12221.html
Because I am a storyteller I live by words. Perhaps music is a purer art form. I
Before the Industrial Revolution, 29566.html
Before the Industrial Revolution, work was often wedding to song, for the rhythm
Bop was based on 30644.html
Bop was based on a seventeen-note chromatic scale, which presented a problem as
But oh, what art 53642.html
But oh, what art can teach,
What human voice can reach
The sacred organ¹s praise
Chaos is a friend 13690.html
Chaos is a friend of mine.
‹ Bob Dylan
Classical music is the 33748.html
Classical music is the kind that we keep hoping will turn into a tune.
‹ Kin Hub
Composers are the nearest 29890.html
Composers are the nearest to doing what I'm trying to do. To express the inexpre
Composers shouldn't think too 35658.html
Composers shouldn't think too much‹it interferes with their plagiarism.
Composers should write tunes 56441.html
Composers should write tunes that chauffeurs and errand boys can whistle.
Composing is like driving 40896.html
Composing is like driving down a foggy road toward a house. Slowly you see more
Composing is a 9 63799.html
Composing is a 9 to 5 job ... 9 A.M. to 5 A.M. !
‹ Alf Clausen
Conducting is a real 57650.html
Conducting is a real sport. You can never guarantee what the results are going t
Conductors must give unmistakable 26806.html
Conductors must give unmistakable and suggestive signals to the orchestra‹not ch
Critics can¹t even make 39256.html
Critics can¹t even make music by rubbing their back legs together.
‹ Mel Brooks
Critics always wish to 52998.html
Critics always wish to know what the composer cannot tell them.
‹ Robert Schuman
Curran¹s favorite mode of 22134.html
Curran¹s favorite mode of mediation was with his violin in his hand; for hours t
Did you know that 57059.html
Did you know that Mozart had no arms and no legs? I've seen statues of him on pe
Don't try to join 28451.html
Don't try to join the "hit parade."
‹ Pete Seeger
Don't tap your foot‹it 31324.html
Don't tap your foot‹it makes your arms get tired. (to his bass player)
Drums are great for 67423.html
Drums are great for building self-esteem.
Either heaven or hell 25957.html
Either heaven or hell will have continuous background music. Which one you think
Every composer knows the 41199.html
Every composer knows the anguish and despair occasioned by forgetting ideas whic
Everything is music for 15282.html
Everything is music for the born musician. Everything that throbs, or moves or s
First you go out 30057.html
First you go out and buy a stick‹it's called a baton‹about this long. Then you g
For the past eighty 24599.html
For the past eighty years I have started each day in the same manner. It is not
For among all peoples 49499.html
For among all peoples upon the earth, singers are entitled to be cherished, sinc
Genius is an overused 42339.html
Genius is an overused word. The world has known only about a half a dozen genius
Genius is talent in 45925.html
Genius is talent in which character makes itself heard.
‹ Ludwig Wittgenstein
Give me the best 38789.html
Give me the best instrument in Europe, but listeners who understand nothing or d
Good art is nothing 46117.html
Good art is nothing more than infinite patience.
‹ William Wallace Kimball
Had Mozart (or for 19243.html
Had Mozart (or for that matter Beethoven) been living today, I doubt very much w
Handel is the greatest 52293.html
Handel is the greatest composer that ever lived.
He has Van Gogh¹s 64634.html
He has Van Gogh¹s ear for music.
‹ Orson Welles
Here will we sit, 51861.html
Here will we sit, and let the sound of music creep in our ears; soft stillness a
I would rather play 6222.html
I would rather play Chiquita Banana and have my swimming pool than play Bach and
I don¹t think one 10956.html
I don¹t think one can persuade anybody to listen to music, go to a museum, or re
I despise a world 11097.html
I despise a world which does not feel that music ia a higher revelation than all
I believe in God, 21013.html
I believe in God, Mozart and Beethoven.
‹ Richard Wagner
I know that twelve 23042.html
I know that twelve notes in each octave and the varieties of rhythm offer me opp
I occasionally play works 40063.html
I occasionally play works by contemporary composers for two reasons. First, to d
I never use a 41628.html
I never use a score when conducting my orchestra ... Does a lion tamer enter a c
I remember loving sound 48326.html
I remember loving sound before I ever took a music lesson. And so we make our li
I will sing to 48544.html
I will sing to the Lord all my life, make music to my God while I live.
I live for music, 53807.html
I live for music, and the enjoyment of life.
‹ Arthur Fiedler
I wished to take 54206.html
I wished to take as my target all those who seek the middle road, for it is the
I think of music 60684.html
I think of music as a menu. I can't eat the same thing every day.
‹ Carlos Santa
I must confess that 65346.html
I must confess that I live a miserable life ... I live entirely in my music.
I have two answers 65986.html
I have two answers to everything and one answer to nothing.
‹ Leonard Bernstein
I was obliged to 68154.html
I was obliged to work hard. Whoever is equally industrious will succeed just as
I¹ll play it first 43689.html
I¹ll play it first and tell you what it is later.
‹ Miles Davis
I¹m convinced that 14246.html
... I¹m convinced that in a healthy society, artistic norms should be constantly
I¹m not kidding myself. 45320.html
I¹m not kidding myself. My voice is just an ordinary voice. What people come to
I¹m an experienced old 50895.html
I¹m an experienced old musician and ought to be able to play at sight.
‹ Franz L
I¹ve never heard such 18945.html
I¹ve never heard such corny lyrics, such simpering sentimentality, such repetiti
I¹ve come to the 66463.html
I¹ve come to the conclusion that I must have a very clever subconscious.
I'm not in love 57256.html
I'm not in love with music. You've got a play around with it or it gets to be a
I've never known a 61458.html
I've never known a musician who regretted being one. Whatever deceptions life ma
if the horn players 56144.html
...if the horn players get to go to outer space, why do the string players got t
If I had my 24545.html
If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetr
If you want to 26204.html
If you want to please only the critics, don't play too loud, too soft, too fast,
If we were all 28672.html
If we were all determined to play the first violin we should never have a full e
If you think you're 32033.html
If you think you're boring your audience, go slower not faster.
‹ Gustav Mahler
If one hears bad 38942.html
If one hears bad music it is one¹s duty to drown it by one¹s conversation.
If a young man 40271.html
If a young man at the age of twenty-three can write a symphony like that, in fiv
If you¹re going to 43271.html
If you¹re going to play good jazz, you¹ve got to have a plan of what¹s going to
In art, and in 8821.html
In art, and in the higher ranges of science, there is a feeling of harmony which
In music one must 27044.html
In music one must think with the heart and feel with the brain.
‹ George Szell
In the pure state, 27331.html
In the pure state, music is free speculation.
‹ Igor Stravinsky
In order to compose, 29075.html
In order to compose, all you need to do is remember a tune that nobody else has
In opera, there is 42774.html
In opera, there is always too much singing.
‹ Claude Debussy
In music the passions, 47671.html
In music the passions, whether violent or not, should never be so expressed as t
It is as if 51548.html
It is as if Bach felt only one impulse, to express what he already found in exis
It is clear that 66826.html
It is clear that the first specification for a composer is to be dead.
Jazz is the art 38332.html
Jazz is the art of the fancy comeback.
‹ Bruce Broughton
Jazz will be the 50533.html
Jazz will be the classical music of the future.
‹ Dizzy Gillespie
Jazz is the result 64489.html
Jazz is the result of energy stored up in America.
‹ George Gershwin
Joy is more joyful 19952.html
Joy is more joyful given a tune.
‹ Jane Swan
Keep an eye on 39641.html
Keep an eye on that young man, someday he will make a big splash in the world.
Knowledge is not skill. 46495.html
Knowledge is not skill. Knowledge plus 10,000 times is skill.
‹ Shinichi Suzuki
Last year more Americans 7248.html
Last year more Americans went to symphonies than went to baseball games. This ma
Lean your body forward 28272.html
Lean your body forward slightly to support the guitar against your chest, for th
Let no one imagine 37933.html
Let no one imagine that in owning a record he has the music. The very practice o
Let your deafness no 65753.html
Let your deafness no longer be a secret - even in art.
‹ Ludwig van Beethoven
Life is a shipwreck 63493.html
Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.
Like no composer in 39746.html
Like no composer in history, Bach has been so widely jazzed up, watered down, el
Listen, kid, take my 44400.html
Listen, kid, take my advice. Never hate a song that has sold a half-million copi
Man will begin to 8640.html
Man will begin to recover the moment he takes art as seriously as physics, chemi
Most people use music 5719.html
Most people use music as a couch; they want to be pillowed on it, relaxed and co
Most people rather think 10227.html
Most people rather think of music as an art. But in reality music partakes of bo
Movie music is noise. 44161.html
Movie music is noise. It¹s even more painful than my sciatica.
‹ Sir Thomas Beec
Mozart makes you believe 21441.html
Mozart makes you believe in God - much more than going to church - because it ca
Music hath charms to 4742.html
Music hath charms to soothe the savage beast, but I¹d try a revolver first.
Music hath charms to 5011.html
Music hath charms to soothe the savage beast.
‹ James Bramston
Music has brought me 5354.html
Music has brought me some of the highest moments of my life. I don¹t even hear t
Music should strike fire 5424.html
Music should strike fire from the heart of man and bring tears to the eyes of wo
Music is love in 7024.html
Music is love in search of a word.
‹ Sidney Lanier
Music is essentially useless, 10484.html
Music is essentially useless, as life is.
‹ George Santayana
Music rots when it 12639.html
Music rots when it gets to far from dance. Poetry atrophies when it gets too far
Music is well said 13010.html
Music is well said to be the speech of angels.
‹ Thomas Caryle
Music is indivisible. The 14822.html
Music is indivisible. The dualism of feeling and thinking must be resolved to a
Music washes away from 15056.html
Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
‹ Berthold Auerbach
Music is the only 15590.html
Music is the only innocent and unpunished passion.
‹ Sydney Smith
Music is the medicine 15848.html
Music is the medicine of the mind.
‹ John Logan
Music produces a kind 16445.html
Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.
Music hath charms to 16909.html
Music hath charms to soothe a savage beast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted o
Music is the universal 17387.html
Music is the universal language of mankind.
‹ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
Music is the only 17422.html
Music is the only means whereby we feel emotions in their universality.
‹ H.A. O
Music binds us together 17874.html
Music binds us together with invisible threads.
‹ Pam Brown
Music may achieve the 17984.html
Music may achieve the highest of all missions: she may be a bond between nations
Music expresses that which 18293.html
Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be si
Music creates for one 18913.html
Music creates for one a part of which one has been ignorant and fills one with a
Music is the only 20076.html
Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing.
Music is the voice 20723.html
Music is the voice that tells us that the human race is greater than it knows.
Music is the voice 22289.html
Music is the voice of all sorrow, all joy. It needs no translation.
‹ Helen Exle
Music is the shorthand 22622.html
Music is the shorthand of emotion. Emotions which let themselves be described in
Music is the fourth 24307.html
Music is the fourth great material want of our natures - first food, then rainme
Music is the human 32583.html
Music is the human treatment of sounds.
‹ Jean-Michel Jarre
Music might be defined 36230.html
Music might be defined as a system of proportions in the service of a spiritual
Music rises from the 36716.html
Music rises from the human heart. When the emotions are touched, they are expres
Music ... the favorite 47608.html
Music ... the favorite passion of my soul.
‹ Thomas Jefferson
Music is thus in 54611.html
Music is thus in her health
The teacher of perfect order..
‹ John Ruskin
Music is inspiration and 57997.html
Music is inspiration and information. You can never have too much of it around t
Music creates order out 59191.html
Music creates order out of chaos.
‹ Yehudi Menuhin
Music is your own 59750.html
Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it,
Music is a moral 59942.html
Music is a moral law. It is the essence of order and leads to all that is good,
Music is not an 60954.html
Music is not an acquired culture... it is an active part of life.
‹ Isaac Stern
Music is the voice 62700.html
Music is the voice of all humanity, of whatever time or place. In its presence w
Music is ... a 62779.html
Music is ... a labyrinth with no beginning and no end, full of new paths to disc
Music should be a 66240.html
Music should be a collective magic and hysteria.
‹ Pierre Boulez
Music is a safe 67285.html
Music is a safe kind of high.
‹ Jimi Hendrix
Music! What a splendid 51265.html
Music! What a splendid art, but a weary profession.
‹ Georges Bizet
Music, of all the 10581.html
Music, of all the arts, stands in a special region, unlit by any star but its ow
Music, the mosaic of 16086.html
Music, the mosaic of the air.
‹ Andrew Marvell
Music, when soft voices 48050.html
Music, when soft voices die, vibrates in the memory.
‹ Percy Bysshe Shelley
Music, the mosaic of 52509.html
Music, the mosaic of the air,
Did of all these a solemn noise prepare,
Music... can name the 56758.html
Music... can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable (The Unanswered
Never did Mozart write 48933.html
Never did Mozart write for eternity, and it is for precisely this reason that mu
Never play a thing 56052.html
Never play a thing the same way twice.
‹ Louis Armstrong
Never make it perfect. 58253.html
Never make it perfect.
‹ Bob Dylan
Never look at the 61202.html
Never look at the brass ... it only encourages them.
‹ Richard Strauss
No man is complete 59059.html
No man is complete without feeling for music and an understanding of what it can
Obviously, we cannot come 11908.html
Obviously, we cannot come too early to music. And those who come too late suffer
Only become a musician 6812.html
Only become a musician if there is absolutely no other way you can make a living
Only when I was 42700.html
Only when I was singing did I feel loved.
‹ Maria Callas
Or bid the soul 54428.html
Or bid the soul of Orpheus sing
Such notes as,
warbled on the string.
Our music is just 30908.html
Our music is just a bunch of well-placed mistakes.
‹ Pet Shop Boys
People compose for many 40525.html
People compose for many reasons ; to become immortal; because the pianoforte hap
People think the Beatles 44965.html
People think the Beatles know what¹s going on. We don¹t. We¹re just doing it.
Piano playing is more 7578.html
Piano playing is more difficult than statesmanship. It is harder to wake emotion
Piping down the valleys 49895.html
Piping down the valleys wild. Piping songs of pleasant glee.
‹ William Blake
Playing the violin must 27726.html
Playing the violin must be like making love‹all or nothing.
‹ Isaac Stern
Pop is the perfect 44618.html
Pop is the perfect religious vehicle. It¹s as if God has come down to earth and
Popular music is popular 65035.html
Popular music is popular because a lot of people like it.
‹ Irving Berlin
Rock and Roll is 35015.html
Rock and Roll is instant coffee.
‹ Bob Geldof
Rock music sounds like 35210.html
Rock music sounds like an octopus making love to a bagpipe.
‹ Dave Gardner
Schoenberg said I would 66802.html
Schoenberg said I would never be able to compose, because I had no ear for music
Smetana mistakenly showed up 31179.html
Smetana mistakenly showed up at a theater across the street from the one in whic
So to live is 53468.html
So to live is heaven; to make undying music in the world.
‹ George Eliot
Sometimes you have to 36000.html
Sometimes you have to play a long time to be able to play like yourself.
Songs are sneaky 7857.html
... Songs are sneaky things. They can slip across borders. Proliferate in prison
Soul is when you 43906.html
Soul is when you can take a song and make it a part of you - a part that¹s so tr
Sounds mean nothing without 34443.html
Sounds mean nothing without music.
‹ Jerry Goldsmith
Talents are best nurtured 45761.html
Talents are best nurtured in solitude; character is best formed in the stormy bi
The musical experience needs 4547.html
The musical experience needs three human beings at least. It requires a composer
The history of a 7954.html
The history of a people is found in its songs.
‹ George Jellenik
The language of tones 12539.html
The language of tones belongs equally to all mankind, and melody is the absolute
The essence of all 13469.html
The essence of all art is having pleasure giving pleasure.
‹ Mikail Baryshnikov
The man that hath 20865.html
The man that hath no music in himself, nor is mov¹d with concord of sweet sounds
The very existence of 22937.html
The very existence of music is wonderful, I might even say miraculous. its domai
The most perfect expression 26569.html
The most perfect expression of human behavior is a string quartet.
‹ Jeffrey Tat
The profession I am 28138.html
The profession I am in is a very simple one and a very cruel one - there is no w
The predominant sound we 31768.html
The predominant sound we heard as we developed in the womb was our mother's hear
The chief trouble with 33909.html
The chief trouble with jazz is that there is not enough of it; some of it we hav
The spiritual fulfillment of 34724.html
The spiritual fulfillment of a man depends on how he is able to project himself
The heart of a 37526.html
The heart of a melody can never be put down on paper.
‹ Pablo Casals
The function of pop 38570.html
The function of pop music is to be consumed.
‹ Pierre Boulez
The wise musicians are 58400.html
The wise musicians are those who play what they can master.
‹ Duke Ellington
The drive to create, 58709.html
The drive to create, perform and reproduce music is common to all mankind. A dri
The conductor is there... 60189.html
The conductor is there... first of all for the oversimplified reason of just bei
The purpose of music 61945.html
The purpose of music is to draw towards a total exaltation in which the individu
The musical experience needs 68507.html
The musical experience needs three human beings at least. It requires a composer
There is nothing more 11669.html
There is nothing more difficult than talking about music.
‹ Camille Saint-Saëns
There is always music 16189.html
There is always music in the garden, if only we have ears to hear it.
There is something very 18485.html
There is something very wonderful in music. Words are wonderful enough; but musi
There is a bad 32950.html
There is a bad image about electronic music. In the minds of many people it mean
There are still so 41322.html
There are still so many beautiful things to be said in C major.
‹ Sergei Prokofi
There is nothing to 47018.html
There is nothing to it. You only have to hit the right note at the right time, a
There is no truer 47301.html
There is no truer truth obtainable by man than comes of music.
‹ Robert Browning
There are no wrong 59501.html
There are no wrong notes.
‹ Thelonious Monk
There are two golden 68048.html
There are two golden rules for an orchestra: start together and finish together.
There¹s only one woman 42032.html
There¹s only one woman I know of who could never be a symphony conductor, and th
Through music we may 24058.html
Through music we may wander where we will in time, and find friends in every cen
To some it is 52187.html
To some it is Napoleon, to some it is Alexander ... to me it is Allegro con brio
To follow in Beethoven¹s 55038.html
To follow in Beethoven¹s footsteps transcends one¹s strength.
‹ Johannes Brahms
To listen is an 55448.html
To listen is an effort, and just to hear is no merit. A duck hears also.
To keep young, every 62165.html
To keep young, every day read a poem, hear a choice piece of music, view a fine
To be a successful, 67824.html
To be a successful, good musician takes a lot of skill, a lot of hard work and s
Want to be a 25018.html
Want to be a composer? ... If you can think design, you can execute design‹it's
Was it a vision, 50270.html
Was it a vision, or a waking dream? Fled is that music: Do I wake or sleep?
We listen to great 21891.html
We listen to great music and know that all our joys and sorrows are part of some
We know an age 23776.html
We know an age more vividly through its music than it historians.
‹ Rosanne Ambr
We always knew something 45106.html
We always knew something would happen sooner or later We always had this blind B
We are the music-makers, 50973.html
We are the music-makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.
‹ A.W. O¹Shaughnessy
What¹s money? A man 5915.html
What¹s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at
When a piece gets 29288.html
When a piece gets difficult, makes faces.
‹ Arthur Schnabel
When Beethoven went deaf, 36934.html
When Beethoven went deaf, the mynah bird just used to mime.
‹ Graham Chapman
When we separate music 37820.html
When we separate music from life we get art.
‹ John Cage
When music fails to 57545.html
When music fails to agree to the ear, to soothe the ear and the heart and the se
When I hear music, 62298.html
When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am relat
Where words leave off 20475.html
Where words leave off music begins.
‹ Heinrich Heine
Where the heart doesn 55282.html
Where the heart doesn not enter; there can be no music.
‹ Peter Tchaikovsky
Who is there that 64093.html
Who is there that in logical words can express the effect music has on us? Music
Why speak of time 23432.html
Why speak of time travel? We have a tried and proven method with us. Music moves
Why hurry over beautiful 46790.html
Why hurry over beautiful things? Why not linger and enjoy them?
‹ Clara Schumann
Without music, life would 11323.html
Without music, life would be a mistake ... I would only believe in a God that kn
You can't hear me? 25452.html
You can't hear me? Read my lips!
‹ Stevie Wonder
You should never trust 33187.html
You should never trust anyone who listens to Mahler before they're forty.
You have to play 37308.html
You have to play Mozart like Chopin and Chopin like Mozart.
‹ Pablo Casals
You'll never make it 30210.html
You'll never make it : four-groups are out.
(to the Beatles, 1962)
You've got to find 35576.html
You've got to find some way of saying it without saying it.
‹ Duke Ellington