After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
All music is beautiful.
Any good music must be an innovation.
Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune.
Composers shouldn't think too much - it interferes with their plagiarism.
Everywhere in the world, music enhances a hall, with one exception: Carnegie Hall enhances the music.
Hell is full of musical amateurs.
George Bernard Shaw
I don't care much about music. What I like is sounds.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
I've said that playing the blues is like having to be black twice. Stevie Ray Vaughan missed on both counts, but I never noticed.
B. B. King
If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music.
If music be the food of love, play on.
If you look deep enough you will see music; the heart of nature being everywhere music.
If you want to be found stand where the seeker seeks.
If you want to make beautiful music, you must play the black and the white notes together.
Richard M. Nixon
In music the passions enjoy themselves.
It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature and everlasting beauty of monotony.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.
Music happens to be an art form that transcends language.
Music has charms to sooth a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Ludwig van Beethoven
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.
Music is a performance and needs the audience.
Music is everybody's possession. It's only publishers who think that people own it.
Music is love in search of a word.
Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life.
Music is my religion.
Music is nothing else but wild sounds civilized into time and tune.
Music is the best means we have of digesting time.
W. H. Auden
Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.
Music is the shorthand of emotion.
Music is the soul of language.
Music is well said to be the speech of angels.
Music should be your escape.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Music, in performance, is a type of sculpture. The air in the performance is sculpted into something.
No good opera plot can be sensible, for people do not sing when they are feeling sensible.
W. H. Auden
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Secretly, I wanted to look like Jimi Hendrix, but I could never quite pull it off.
The advice I am giving always to all my students is above all to study the music profoundly... music is like the ocean, and the instruments are little or bigger islands, very beautiful for the flowers and trees.
The iPod completely changed the way people approach music.
There are more love songs than anything else. If songs could make you do something we'd all love one another.
Virtues are acquired through endeavor, which rests wholly upon yourself.
When words leave off, music begins.
Who hears music feels his solitude peopled at once.
Without music, life would be a mistake.
Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.
You are the music while the music lasts.
T. S. Eliot
You can never get silence anywhere nowadays, have you noticed?
You can't stay the same. If you're a musician and a singer, you have to change, that's the way it works.