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No One Imagines That A Symphony Is Supposed To Improve In Quality As It Goes Along, Or That The Whole Object Of Playing It Is To Reach The Finale. The Point Of Music Is Discovered In Every Moment Of Playing And Listening To It. It Is The Same, I Feel, With The Greater Part Of Our Lives, And If We Are Unduly Absorbed In Improving Them We May Forget Altogether To Live Them.
~ Alan B. Watts
If A Man Is Called To Be A Streetsweeper, He Should Sweep Streets Even As Michelangelo Painted Or Beethoven Composed Music Or Shakespeare Wrote Poetry. He Should Sweep Streets So Well That All The Hosts Of Heaven And Earth Will Pause And Say, Here Lived A Great Streetsweeper Who Did His Job Well.
~ Martin Luther King Jr
For None Of Us Can Ever Express The Exact Measure Of His Needs Or His Thoughts Or His Sorrows; And 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.
~ Gustave Flaubert, Charles Bovary
The Man That Hath No Music In Himself, Nor Is Not Moved With Concord Of Sweet Sounds, Is Fit For Treasons, Stratagems, And Spoils; The Motions Of His Spirit Are Dull As Night, And His Affections Dark As Erebus. Let No Such Man Be Trusted.
~ William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice
Music And Silence Combine Strongly Because Music Is Done With Silence, And Silence Is Full Of Music.
~ Marcel Marceau
I Was Irrevocably Betrothed To Laughter, The Sound Of Which Has Always Seemed To Me To Be The Most Civilised Music In The World.
~ Peter Ustinov
From The Persistence Of Noise Comes The Insistence Of Rage. From The Emergence Of Tone Comes The Divergence Of Thought. From The Enlightenment Of Music Comes The Wisdom Of... Silence.
~ Visions of Gregorian Chants
When Words Fail, Music Speaks.
~ Hans Christian Anderson
The Music Business Was Not Safe, But It Was FUN. It Was Like Falling In Love With A Woman You Know Is Bad For You, But You Love Every Minute With Her, Anyway.
~ Lionel Richie
Of All Noises, I Think Music Is The Least Disagreeable.
~ Samuel Johnson
We Grown-up People Think That We Appreciate Music, But If We Realized The Sense That An Infant Has Brought With It Of Appreciating Sound And Rhythm, We Would Never Boast Of Knowing Music. The Infant Is Music Itself. In The Cradle It In Moving Its Little Arms And Legs In A Certain Rhythm. And When Our Music Falls On The Ears Of An Infant It Is Of The Lowest Character Compared With The Music It Is Accustomed To.
~ Hazrat Inayat Khan
Life Without Music Would Be A Mistake.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra
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