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Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
-- Ludwig van Beethoven
Music is an attempt to express emotions that are beyond speech.
Music is certainly not less clear than the defining word; music often speaks more subtly about states of mind than would be possible with words. There are shades that cannot be described by any single adjective.
-- Felix-Bartholdy Mendelssohn
Music is love, love is music, music is my life and I love my life. Take care and goodnight!
-- A.J. McLean
Music is the best cure for a sorrowing mind.
Music is the best means we have of digesting time.
-- W.H. Auden
Music is the effort we make to explain to ourselves how our brains work. We listen to Bach transfixed because this is listening to a human mind.
-- Lewis Thomas
Music is the most perfect art.
-- Albert Camus
Music is the vernacular of the human soul.
-- Geoffrey Latham
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.
-- Thomas Carlyle
Music provokes love.
Music takes us out of the actual and whispers to us dim secrets that startle our wonder as to who we are, and for what, whence, and whereto.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Now for a brief lesson in music: B-sharp, never B-flat, always B-natural.
Popular music just has to come from the brain of the composer. Nothing else has stuff like that in it.
Take time to laugh -- it is the music of the soul.
The kingdom of music is not the kingdom of this world; it will accept those whom breeding and intellect and culture have alike rejected. The commonplace person begins to play, and shoots into the empyrean without effort, whilst we look up, marvelling how he has escaped us, and thinking how we could worship him and love him, would he but translate his visions into human words, and his experiences into human actions. Perhaps he cannot; certainly he does not, or does so very seldom.
-- E.M. Forster
The older the violin, the sweeter the music.
The pleasure we obtain from music comes from counting, but counting unconsciously. Music is nothing but unconscious arithmetic.
-- Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
The Pogues have done for Celtic Music what Shane McGowan has done for dentistry.
-- Roy Gullane
The trouble with country music is that it doesn't stay there.
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