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138 Music Quotes

Today, music heralds... the establishment of a society of repetition in which nothing will happen anymore.

Jacques Attali Quotes

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

Howard Dietz Quotes

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Mozart is sweet sunshine.

Antonin Dvorak Quotes

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Odds life! must one swear to the truth of a song?

Matthew Prior Quotes

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Life is like music; it must be composed by ear, feeling, and instinct, not by rule.

G. K. Chesterton Quotes

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Difficult as it is really to listen to someone in affliction, it is just as difficult for him to know that compassion is listening to him. - Waiting for God.

Simone Weil Quotes

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When I speak of the gifted listener, I am thinking of the nonmusician primarily, of the listener who intends to retain his amateur status. It is the thought of just such a listener that excites the composer in me.

Aaron Copland Quotes

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Country music is three chords and the truth.

Harlan Howard Quotes

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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 Quotes

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I listened, motionless and still; And, as I mounted up the hill, The music in my heart I bore, Long after it was heard no more.

William Wordsworth Quotes

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There are two golden rules for an orchestra: start together and finish together. The public doesn't give a damn what goes on in between.

Sir Thomas Beecham Quotes

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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.

Liam Gallagher Quotes

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

George Clemenceau Quotes

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

Igor Stravinsky Quotes

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Music is the pleasure the human mind experiences from counting without being aware that it is counting.

Gottfried Leibniz Quotes

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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.

Benjamin Britten Quotes

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The songs are inspired by my experiences. Sometimes they are more than my real-life and, conversely, my life is more than just my songs.

Melissa Etheridge Quotes

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Without music, life is a journey through a desert.

Pat Conroy Quotes

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Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.

Jules Combarieu Quotes

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Life without music would be a mistake.

Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes

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Extraordinary how potent cheap music is.

Noel Coward Quotes

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

Victor Hugo Quotes

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It's a marvelous feeling when someone says "I want to do this song of yours" because they've connected to it. That's what I'm after.

Mary Chapin Carpenter Quotes

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To talk to someone who does not listen is enough to tense the devil. - Talking to Myself.

Pearl Bailey Quotes

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

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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