384 Total Quotes

Music Quotes

Hans Andersen
Where words fail, music speaks.
Hans Andersen
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Words make you think a thought. Music makes you feel a feeling. A song makes you feel a thought.
Y. Harburg
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John Lennon
Song writing is about getting the demon out of me. It's like being possessed. You try to go to sleep, but the song won't let you. So you have to get up and make it into something, and then you're allowed to sleep.
John Lennon
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Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence
Robert Fripp
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People lost their virginity to this music, got high for the first time to this music, ... I've had people say kids died in Vietnam listening to this music, other people say they know someone who didn't commit suicide because of this music. ... On stage, when we played these songs, they felt mysterious and magic. That's not for rent.
John Densmore
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To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable.
Aaron Copland
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There is something about music that keeps its distance even at the moment that it engulfs us. It is at the same time outside and away from us and inside and part of us. In one sense it dwarfs us, and in another we master it. We are led on and on, and yet in some strange way we never lose control.
Aaron Copland
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Frank Zappa
Music, in performance, is a type of sculpture. The air in the performance is sculpted into something.
Frank Zappa
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Napoleon Bonaparte
Music is the Voice that tells us that the human race is greater than it knows
Napoleon Bonaparte
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Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Only sick music makes money today.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
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H. Auden
A verbal art like poetry is reflective; it stops to think. Music is immediate, it goes on to become.
H. Auden
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There was a time when the music fell silent. Both within me and around me.
Agnetha Faltskog
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For everybody who lost somebody out there and stuff, when you need therapy, music is the best way.
Wyclef Jean
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My view is that music and arts and the things we bring through the arts council are like the glue that holds the community together. It creates a cohesive neighborhood and adds to quality of life.
Al Cook
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All my concerts had no sounds in them; they were completely silent. People had to make up their own music in their minds!
Yoko Ono
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The musical emotion springs precisely from the fact that at each moment the composer withholds or adds more or less than the listener anticipates on the basis of a pattern that he thinks he can guess, but that he is incapable of wholly divining. If the composer withholds more than we anticipate, we experience a delicious falling sensation; we feel we have been torn from a stable point on the musical ladder and thrust into the void. When the composer withholds less, the opposite occurs: he forces us to perform gymnastic exercises more skillful than our own.
Claude Levi-Strauss
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Albert Camus
Truly fertile Music, the only kind that will move us, that we shall truly appreciate, will be a Music conducive to Dream, which banishes all reason and analysis. One must not wish first to understand and then to feel. Art does not tolerate Reason.
Albert Camus
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Martin Luther
Next to theology I give music the highest place of honor.
Martin Luther
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When you leave the planet, you leave music behind.
Alex Halen
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Music is a dialogue.
Alex Halen
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After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Aldous Huxley
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Music and silence combine strongly because music is done with silence, and silence is full of music.
Marcel Marceau
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You're letting such a fragile side of yourself out when you're creating or writing music. To do that with people who are almost strangers would seem very strange to me. I think that we're very lucky that we're quite close. To us, it's almost like the band is the grandest possible adventure you can go on with your friends. It's really really exciting.
Alex Kapranos
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I want to make music that will make the blood surge in your veins, music that will get people up and dance.
Alex Kapranos
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When people hear good music, it makes them homesick for something they never had, and never will have.
Edgar Howe
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Alistair Cooke
Canned music is like audible wallpaper.
Alistair Cooke
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I am a black woman/ the music of my song/ some sweet arpeggio of tears/ is written in a minor key/ and I/ can be heard humming in the night/ Can be heard/ humming/ in the night
Mari Evans
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 Voltaire
It is as impossible to translate poetry as it is to translate music.
Voltaire
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In order to compose, all you need to do is remember a tune that nobody else has thought of.
Robert Schumann
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Music is timeless. There's just a novelty to television that you can't compare to music. To try and rely on your television clout in the music industry is not going to take you very far.
Allan Reid
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