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138 Music Quotes

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

Richard Strauss Quotes

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

Henry Louis Mencken Quotes

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

Fred Rogers Quotes

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See what will happen if you don't stop biting your fingernails?

Will Rogers Quotes

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There is nothing more notable in Socrates than that he found time, when he was an old man, to learn music and dancing, and thought it time well spent.

Michel de Montaigne Quotes

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Work is a four-letter word.

Morrissey Quotes

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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.

Johann Sebastian Bach Quotes

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Composers shouldn't think too much - it interferes with their plagiarism.

Howard Dietz Quotes

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When I was a little kid, I took tap and ballet. I've always loved to dance. I'm a rhythm machine.

Tommy Lee Quotes

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The choirs left the main tune and soared two octaves past heaven in a descant to rattle the bones and surge the heart.

Henry Mitchell Quotes

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

Melvin Maddocks Quotes

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May you live to be 100 and may the last voice you hear be mine.

Frank Sinatra Quotes

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I remember being handed a score composed by Mozart at the age of eleven. What could I say? I felt like de Kooning, who was asked to comment on a certain abstract painting, and answered in the negative. He was then told it was the work of a celebrated monkey. 'That's different. For a monkey, it's terrific.'

Igor Stravinsky Quotes

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Music - The one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.

Beethoven Quotes

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The key to the mystery of a great artist is that for reasons unknown, he will give away his energies and his life just to make sure that one note follows another . . . and leaves us with the feeling that something is right in the world.

Leonard Bernstein Quotes

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A musicologist is a man who can read music but can't hear it.

Sir Thomas Beecham Quotes

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The whole problem can be stated quite simply by asking, 'Is there a meaning to music?' My answer would be, 'Yes.' And 'Can you state in so many words what the meaning is?" My answer to that would be, 'No.'

Aaron Copeland Quotes

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

G K Chesterton Quotes

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

Kin Hubbard Quotes

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Music makes one feel so romantic - at least it always gets on one's nerves - which is the same thing nowadays.

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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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 Quotes

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If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.

Henry David Thoreau Quotes

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From the persistence of noise comes the insistence of rage. From the emergence of tone comes the divergence of thought. From the enlightenment of music comes the wisdom of... silence.

Visions of Gregorian Chants Quotes

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Music . . .can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable.

Leonard Bernstein Quotes

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Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence. •Robert Fripp There is nothing more notable in Socrates than that he found time, when he was an old man, to learn music and dancing, and thought it time well spent.

Robert Fripp Quotes

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