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Without music life would be a mistake.

Music has a power of forming the character and should therefore be introduced into the education of the young.

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

Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.

If music be the food of love, play on.

Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight dinner soft music and dancing. She goes Tuesdays I go Fridays.

The earth has its music for those who will listen.

One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.

Love is a friendship set to music.

Without music, life would be a blank to me.

Music is well said to be the speech of angels.

In memory everything seems to happen to music.

There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.

The synthesis of pure calming food is breathing pure air, listening to good sounds, looking at good sights, and touching pure objects.

Sometimes you want to give up the guitar, you'll hate the guitar. But if you stick with it you're gonna be rewarded.

I just hate to be in one corner. I hate to be put as only a guitar player, or either only as a songwriter, or only as a tap dancer. I like to move around.

Music is the art of the prophets and the gift of God.

Martin Luther

Blues and soul and jazz music has so much pain, so much beauty of raw emotion and passion.

Christina Aguilera

The thing I hate most about rock and roll is the tie dyed t-shirts, unless they're died with blood and urine of Phil Collins.

The poet ranks far below the painter in the representation of visible things and far below the musician in that of invisible things.

Music is the strongest form of magic.

The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation.

When you work, you are a flute through whose heart the whispering of the hours turns to music. Which of you would be a reed, dumb and silent, when all else sings together in unison?

Kahlil Gibran

Jazz is not dead, it just smells funny.

How is it possible that a being with such sensitive jewels as the eyes, such enchanted musical instruments as the ears, and such fabulous arabesque of nerves as the brain, can experience itself anything less than a god.

Alan Watts

He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake since for him the spinal cord would suffice.

Everyone who knows me knows that I'm a hopeless romantic who listens to love ballads and doo-wop songs all the time.

Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.

Through the media of films, books, music and the behavior of elders, young minds are excited and aroused into indulgences.

The man that hath no music in himself, nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils.

Human speech is like a cracked kettle on which we tap crude rhythms for bears to dance to, while we long to make music that will melt the stars.

Music fills the infinite between two souls.

I can't satisfy myself with just trying to tie all of my imagination into music, especially when music is not appreciated as an art form as much as it used to be.

A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin, what else does a man need to be happy?

Keep it simple. Make a blank face and the music and the story will fill it in.

When I hear music I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times and to the latest.

If one plays good music people don't listen, and if one plays bad music people don't talk.

Oscar Wilde

Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.

Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

William Shakespeare

Virtue is the strong stem of man's nature and music is the blossoming of virtue.

The sexual embrace can only be compared with music and with prayer.

Music, for me, it demands full concentration.

Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.

I hate rap music which to me sounds like a bunch of angry men shouting, possibly because the person who was supposed to provide them with a melody never showed up.

When music and courtesy are better understood and appreciated, there will be no war.

I didn't have nothin' going for me... school, home... until I found something I loved, which was music, and that changed everything.

Music in performance is a type of sculpture. The air in the performance is sculpted into something.

A composer is a guy who goes around forcing his will on unsuspecting air molecules, often with the assistance of unsuspecting musicians.

Whoever wants music instead of noise, joy instead of pleasure, soul instead of gold, creative work instead of business, passion instead of foolery, finds no home in this trivial world of ours.

Herman Hesse

Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.

Life is one grand sweet song, so start the music.

Ronald Reagan

Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.

You can't always write a chord ugly enough to say what you want to say ,so sometimes you have to rely on a giraffe filled with whipped cream.

I just want to keep writing music.

Pop music will never be low brow.

Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life.

Jean Paul

Well-written words are music.

Music is my shining light my favorite thing in the world. T get me to stop doing it for one second would be difficult!

I have a sweet tooth for song and music. This is my Polish sin.

Pope John Paul II

After silence that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.

I try to use my music to move these people to act.

That's what music is entertainment. The more you put yourself into it the more of you comes out in it.

Sometimes I feel like rap music is almost the key to stopping racism.

Damn right it'll pass. I'm not gonna make any fucking music ever again. I'm not gonna fucking be here to see it pass - Kurt Cobain to Courtney Love March 18th 1994

If being an egomaniac means I believe in what I do and in my art or music then in that respect you can call me that... I believe in what I do and I'll say it.

For me great music doesn't just have to fall into one category or one genre and I love appreciating all kinds of music.

Taylor Swift

I decided to pursue music so I dropped out of school and I told my parents I didn't want any money from them. I got three jobs and I just hit the ground running.

Most people wouldn't know music if it came up and bit them on the ass.

I like any reaction I can get with my music. Just anything to get people to think. I mean if you can get a whole room full of drunk stoned people to actually wake up and think you're doing something.

Music the greatest good that mortals know and all of heaven we have below.

The reflection of the world is blues that's where that part of the music is at. Then you got this other kind of music that's tryin' to come around.

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

I think I always had a musicality and I think I could tell a good song from a bad song. And I would appreciate hearing something that was new to me.

I've accomplished enough with the music that I haven't had to go out there and do other things to over-saturate.

I call architecture frozen music.

Music is either sacred or secular. The sacred agrees with its dignity and here has its greatest effect on life an effect that remains the same through all ages and epochs. Secular music should be cheerful throughout.

We were just amazed we were putting out a record. We were and are still learning. But we've never cared much for professionalism as long as the energy was there. Like our live shows: We're out of tune and use a lot of feedback. That's not on purpose or because we don't care we're just musically and rhythmically retarded and we play so hard that we can't tune our guitars fast enough.

The only good thing ever to come out of religion was the music

George Carlin

My message to anyone who's afraid that they can't write music when they're happy is 'Just trust the passion.' The passion can write a lot of things.

You used to have to sing and convey emotion and now well technically you can do anything with technology. It sucks for music today but that's why that old music feels so good to me.

What is a poet? An unhappy person who conceals profound anguish in his heart but whose lips are so formed that as sighs and cries pass over them they sound like beautiful music.

Music has always helped my films. In 'The Curse Of The Jade Scorpion ' you can hear 'Sunrise' by Glenn Miller an idol of my childhood in the surprise ending. I like mixing comedy with suspense and action.

No change in musical style will survive unless it is accompanied by a change in clothing style. Rock is to dress up to.

I don't want to make niche-oriented music.

Music is the fourth great material want first food then clothes then shelter then music.

I'm enamored with the art world. Anytime you look at anything that's considered artistic there's a commercial world around it: the ballet opera any kind of music. It can't exist without it.

If I'd had good discipline I might have gone into music.

It's not just the 'Grammys' that I've pulled out of. I also pulled out of the English awards as well. The reason that I wanted to pull out was because I believe very much that the music industry as a whole is mainly concerned with material success.

I'm gonna be making records anyway even if I had to sell 'em out of the trunk of my car. I'm that kind of musician and singer.

Music is always a commentary on society.

My goal is to be one with the music. I just dedicate my whole life to this art.

By reading the scriptures I am so renewed that all nature seems renewed around me and with me. The sky seems to be a pure a cooler blue the trees a deeper green. The whole world is charged with the glory of God and I feel fire and music under my feet.

Thomas Merton

A man who is eating or lying with his wife, or preparing to go to sleep in humility, thankfulness and temperance, is by Christian standards in an infinitely higher state than one who is listening to Bach or reading Plato in a state of pride.

C. S. Lewis

Justice is sweet and musical, but injustice is harsh and discordant.

Art gives me the freedom I don't have when I make music.

Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul, it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us.

Martin Luther

Those who seek to satisfy the mind of man by hampering it with ceremonies and music and affecting charity and devotion have lost their original nature.

In music the passions enjoy themselves.

You can't imagine parlor ballads drifting out of high-rise multi-towered buildings. That kind of music existed in a more timeless state of life.

Pop is actually my least favorite kind of music because it lacks real depth.

Develop interest in life as you see it, in people things literature music - the world is so rich simply throbbing with rich treasures beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.

I alone of English writers have consciously set myself to make music out of what I may call the sound of sense.

Speaking purely from a musical standpoint I think I am a great performer.

Every man's work whether it be literature or music or pictures or architecture or anything else is always a portrait of himself.

Unless I am both capable of and willing to reopen the wound every time I write a song, if I choose to not look inside myself to write music, I'm really not worth being called an artist at all.

Lady Gaga

Extraordinary how potent cheap music is.

Nothing pleases me more than to go into a room and come out with a piece of music.

How many chances to you get to make a musical about a serial killer? The minute Tim Burton approached me I was in.

My mother knew how to read music and everything. But I just kinda learned off of records. And so I was listening to records and I'd play 'em over and over.

Nothing is capable of being well set to music that is not nonsense.

For the introduction of a new kind of music must be shunned as imperiling the whole state, since styles of music are never disturbed without affecting the most important political institutions.

I worked hard all my life as far as this music business. I dreamed of the day when I could go to New York and feel comfortable and they could come out here and be comfortable.

Tupac Shakur

Dre was one of my heros in the music industry. If he's not down for his homeboys I don't wanna be a part of him or around him.

Tupac Shakur

My dad bless him was a musician. And his dad had thought that his music was rubbish.

Where I come from it was really unheard of to be at a party and someone says 'What kind of music do you make?' and you say 'Pop music.' You may as well have 'I'm not cool' stamped on your forehead.

Lady Gaga

I consider myself a poet first and a musician second. I live like a poet and I'll die like a poet.

For me the visual is just as important as the music.

I don't think I'd ever make an album of just covers because I love writing my own music.

Here's the thing with me and the religious thing. This is the flat-out truth: I find the religiosity and philosophy in the music. I don't find it anywhere else.

There's no rule that you have to like Henry Rollins the musician or the actor.

Only the rare individual will turn his full attention towards that divinity. Most people will see only the physical appearance of the chariot its decorations and other such things as the fine raiment put on the sacred image inside the costumes worn by the dancers and musicians and all the sound and color of the festivities.

What I've discovered is that in art as in music there's a lot of truth-and then there's a lie. The artist is essentially creating his work to make this lie a truth but he slides it in amongst all the others. The tiny little lie is the moment I live for my moment. It's the moment that the audience falls in love.

Music is the refuge of souls ulcerated by happiness.

It is a wise tune that knows its own father and I like my music to be the legitimate offspring of respectable parents.

My son does not appreciate classical musicians such as the Stones, he is more into bands with names like "Heave" and "Squatting Turnips."

Music when healthy is the teacher of perfect order and when depraved the teacher of perfect disorder.

It is piracy not overt online music stores which is our main competitor.

I want my fans to love themselves. It's almost like I want to hypnotize them so when they hear my music they love themselves instantly.

Of all the music that reached farthest into heaven it is the beating of a loving heart.

The world must be filled with unsuccessful musical careers like mine and it's probably a good thing. We don't need a lot of bad musicians filling the air with unnecessary sounds. Some of the professionals are bad enough.

Andy Rooney

I was doing these performance art pop music pieces in the city. And they were a bit on the eccentric side I suppose. So people started to call me Gaga after the Queen song 'Radio Gaga.'

I got the regular call that they were doing a Broadway musical of Hairspray and would I come and audition. I was familiar with the movie because at the time it came out my lover wrote for Premiere magazine and we had to see everything.

Music is the melody whose text is the world.

Music is a means of giving form to our inner feelings without attaching them to events or objects in the world.

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.

Music is the shorthand of emotion.

I write music every day.

Music is everybody's possession. It's only publishers who think that people own it.

Folk music is a bunch of fat people.

I would love to continue in music with writing... but I am not the kind of person who will hang around if I start to become irrelevant. If that happens I will bow down gracefully raise my kids and have a garden. And I am going to let my hair go gray when I am older. I don't need to be blonde when I'm 60!

Every day that is born into the world comes like a burst of music and rings the whole day through and you make of it a dance a dirge or a life march as you will.

If you talk bad about country music it's like saying bad things about my momma. Them's fightin' words.

Music is my religion.

Music is the voice that tells us that the human race is greater than it knows.

A good compromise, a good piece of legislation, is like a good sentence, or a good piece of music. Everybody can recognize it. They say 'Huh. It works. It makes sense.'

Barack Obama

I need drama in my life to keep making music.

Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it time runs out.

I enjoy all forms of music - pop classical and opera.

What I know is my music gets blamed for school shootings.

The business aspect is one of the most important things about having a music career because every choice you make in a management meeting affects your life a year-and-a-half from now.

Psychoanalyses is like music lessons for 5 years you do not notice any progress and suddenly you can play the piano.

Well I think any author or musician is anxious to have legitimate sales of their products partly so they're rewarded for their success partly so they can go on and do new things.

Bill Gates

I turned to music originally because of my past and needing a release or an outlet to get out anger or frustration or hurt.

The French are the wittiest the most charming and up to the present at all events the least musical race on Earth.

When I die I want people to play my music go wild and freak out and do anything they want to do.

Music will always be a part of my life. I love music and I don't care how many units I sell.

I'm clearly most well known for my music. Eventually ultimately I'll be writing books. I'm still writing articles now. I just consider myself a writer.

Alanis Morissette

Medicine to produce health must examine disease, and music to create harmony must investigate discord.

Music is the universal language of mankind.

I feel good about being able to take bluegrass on to television like 'Letterman' and 'The View ' and I've heard nice things about being able to do that. I really haven't felt any negativity toward me or my music.

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

Look when I started out mainstream culture was Sinatra Perry Como Andy Williams Sound of Music. There was no fitting into it then and of course there's no fitting into it now.

Some people create with words or with music or with a brush and paints. I like to make something beautiful when I run. I like to make people stop and say 'I've never seen anyone run like that before.' It's more than just a race it's a style. It's doing something better than anyone else. It's being creative.

I saw music as a way to entertain people and take them away from their daily lives and put smiles on their faces as opposed to what I see it being now which is a way for me to actually communicate and a way for me to tap into my subconscious.

A few can touch the magic string and noisy fame is proud to win them: Alas for those that never sing but die with all their music in them!

Looking back I think I was always musical. My dad was very musical and I think my mom was musical.

Music the greatest good that mortals know and all of heaven we have hear below.

No matter how many times people say it - 'Oh I'm just writing this for myself' 'Oh I'm just doing this for myself' - nobody's doing it for themselves! You're doing it for an audience. So whether I'm performing or writing a book or playing music it's definitely to be put out there and to be received in some way definitely.

Well in order for me to be successful... In order to be a great artist - musician actor painter whatever - you must be able to be private in public at all times.

I think no woman I have had ever gave me so sweet a moment or at so light a price as the moment I owe to a newly heard musical phrase.

The poets did well to conjoin Music And Medicine in Apollo: because the office of medicine is but to tune this curious harp of man's body and to reduce it to harmony.

I guess you could say I devoted myself so strongly to my music that for awhile I forgot about my family. But I only get one set of parents and I think I forgot about that for a little while.

Music inflames temperament.

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

Great art is as irrational as great music. It is mad with its own loveliness.

George Jean Nathan

Philosophy is the highest music.

The Bee Gees who are brilliant I just love great music.

It is as absurd to say that a man can't love one woman all the time as it is to say that a violinist needs several violins to play the same piece of music.

What influenced me was Tori Amos who was unapologetic about expressing anger through music and Sinead O'Connor. Those two in particular were really moving for me and very inspiring before I wrote 'Jagged Little Pill.'

Music is a safe kind of high.

The more a race is governed by its passions the less it has acquired the habit of cautious and reasoned argument the more intense will be its love of music.

Music makes me high on stage and that's the truth. It's like being almost addicted to music.

Nothing separates the generations more than music. By the time a child is eight or nine he has developed a passion for his own music that is even stronger than his passions for procrastination and weird clothes.

You are the music while the music lasts.

This land is your land and this land is my land sure but the world is run by those that never listen to music anyway.

There's a continuity between what I care about in any form: I care about it in my music in article-writing in how I dress in how I live in my relationships in how I navigate paparazzi how I decorate my home. There's such a continuity between everything that I don't really care what form it shows up in.

But I'm not adverse to the idea of Torch Song as a musical. It would just be different. Because the play will always be there exactly as it was and in a musical you could tell a lot of the story through songs.

Music is a beautiful opiate if you don't take it too seriously.

We live in the mind in ideas in fragments. We no longer drink in the wild outer music of the streets - we remember only.

I'm gonna be a superstar musician kill myself and go out in a flame of glory just ike Jimi Hendrix

I've been really enjoying writing articles and writing music and music for movies.

A musician must make music an artist must paint a poet must write if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself.

Next to the Word of God the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.

If the king loves music there is little wrong in the land.

My music will go on forever. Maybe it's a fool say that, but when me know facts, me can say facts. My music will go on forever.

Bob Marley

People today are still living off the table scraps of the sixties. They are still being passed around - the music and the ideas.

Without music to decorate it time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid.

I dropped out of NYU moved out of my parent's house got my own place and survived on my own. I made music and worked my way from the bottom up.

Over the last couple of years I've really worked toward balancing my life out more having a little bit more time with friends family and my boyfriend. There was a period of time when they were way down the list. It was all about music and touring and if everything fell by the wayside so be it.

I think I first realized I wanted to be in country music and be an artist when I was 10. And I started dragging my parents to festivals and fairs and karaoke contests and I did that for about a year before I came to Nashville for the first time. I was 11 and I had this demo CD of me singing Dixie Chicks and Leanne Rimes songs.

When I first started doing my comedy act I just desperately needed material. So I took literally everything I knew how to do on stage with me which was juggling magic and banjo and my little comedy routines. I always felt the audience sorta tolerated the serious musical parts while I was doing my comedy.

If someone decides to be a musician now it means because there is no hope of money at the end of it it means they really want to be a musician. And if someone is writing now there is no hope for money at the end of it.

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.

Aunt Marion was right... Never marry a musician and never answer the door.

The poets did well to conjoin music and medicine because the office of medicine is but to tune the curious harp of man's body.

Hell is full of musical amateurs.

There is a pleasure in the pathless woods There is a rapture on the lonely shore There is society where none intrudes By the deep sea and music in its roar: I love not man the less but Nature more.

Personally I just think rap music is the best thing out there period. If you look at my deck in my car radio you're always going to find a hip-hop tape, that's all I buy that's all I live that's all I listen to that's all I love.

You know fame is a funny thing man especially you know actors musicians rappers rock singers it's kind of a lifestyle and it's easy to get caught up in it - you go to bars you go to clubs everyone's doing a certain thing... It's tough.

Death is the king of this world: 'Tis his park where he breeds life to feed him. Cries of pain are music for his banquet.

George Eliot

I think what made it difficult for people to get and still makes it difficult for people to get is the theatrical nature of the work and the fact that my music doesn't exist without the performance-art element.

Lady Gaga

If people take anything from my music it should be motivation to know that anything is possible as long as you keep working at it and don't back down.

People haven't always been there for me but music always has.

Music is so therapeutic for me that if I can't get it out I start feeling bad about myself - a lot of self-loathing.

Anything I do has to be directly related to my music. If it isn't I don't really see a point to it.

Comus all allows, / Champagne dice music or your neighbour's spouse.

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

What is music. A passion for colonies not a love of country.

Gertrude Stein

But when I hear a great song I can't help but be inspired by it, regardless of whatever genre that song falls under.

Taylor Swift

I decided to make music again at a time when I couldn't have had more obstacles.

My heart which is so full to overflowing has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.

A "scream" is always just that - a noise and not music.

There is nothing stable in the world, uproar's your only music.

Music is nothing else but wild sounds civilized into time and tune.

Cherish your visions, cherish your ideals, cherish the music that stirs in your heart the beauty that forms in your mind the loveliness that drapes your purest thoughts for out of them will grow delightful conditions all heavenly environment, of these if you but remain true to them your world will at last be built.

James Allen

Poetry fettered fetters the human race. Nations are destroyed or flourish in proportion as their poetry painting and music are destroyed or flourish.

It was Elvis who really got me hooked on beat music. When I heard "Heartbreak Hotel" I thought this is it.

My music fights against the system that teaches to live and die.

Bob Marley

Punk is musical freedom. It's saying doing and playing what you want. In Webster's terms 'nirvana' means freedom from pain suffering and the external world and that's pretty close to my definition of Punk Rock.

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

If you want to make beautiful music you must play the black and the white notes together.

My skin is hard when it comes to my music. But with my movies I'm still a virgin in a lot of ways. I'm not used to being shot down for no reason.

The flute is not an instrument that has a good moral effect, it is too exciting.

All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff.

We've actually gotten better musically over the years ... But we've come to realize that we will never be good.

Develop an interest in life as you see it, the people things literature music - the world is so rich simply throbbing with rich treasures beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.

I actually may do a musical next year... not one that I've written, one that I may star in. Plus my concert and other people's work and all of a sudden you've got a very full life.

Some music really does suck!

If you look deep enough you will see music, the heart of nature being everywhere music.

I hope that what you take away from my album is not just the music - which I did want to be fun and I did want it to be about individuality but please also take away from it that there's no dream that's too big.

Lady Gaga

The martial music of every sideburned delinquent on the face of the earth.

I love power. But it is as an artist that I love it. I love it as a musician loves his violin to draw out its sounds and chords and harmonies.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Music is essentially useless as is life.

I like all kinds of music. I listen to Abigail Washburn the Punch Brothers and Marc Johnson the great clawhammer player. I also listen a lot to Sirius Radio there's a lot of bluegrass there.

For I have learned to look on nature not as in the hour of thoughtless youth but hearing oftentimes the still sad music of humanity.

I'm really clear about what my life mission is now. There's no more depression or lethargy and I feel like I've returned to the athlete I once was. I'm integrating all the parts of me - jock musician writer poet philosopher - and becoming stronger as a result.

A man that has a taste of music painting or architecture is like one that has another sense when compared with such as have no relish of those arts

The scarcity of the music not only makes the music itself enjoyable but it also gives the collector a strange sense of superiority.

The opera is to music what a bawdy house is to a cathedral.

Music has charms to sooth a savage breast to soften rocks or bend a knotted oak.

I became interested in folk music because I had to make it somehow.

Big companies are like marching bands. Even if half the band is playing random notes it still sounds kind of like music. The concealment of failure is built into them.

Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world then it can only happen through music.

These people are artists. These people are musicians. They're taking it out and trying to express it that way.

Of all noises I think music is the least disagreeable.

The world's a better place since I chose music.

When she had passed it seemed like the ceasing of exquisite music.

I started playing piano when I was 6. And I knew that wanted to be involved in that form of expression whether it was through music or acting or dancing or painting or writing.

I like pop music. I consider rock 'n' roll to be a branch of pop music.

But I feel music has a very important role in ritual activity and that being able to join in musical activity along with dancing could have been necessary at a very early stage of human culture.