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May Not Music Be Described As The Mathematics Of Sense, And Mathematics As The Music Of Reason?
~ James Joseph Sylveste
Making Music Should Not Be Left To The Professionals.
~ Michelle Shocked
Too Many Pieces Of Music Finish Too Long After The End.
~ Igor Stravinsky
There Is Pleasure In The Pathless Woods, There Is Rapture In 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.
~ George Gordon Byron
Next To Theology I Give To Music The Highest Place And Honor. And We See How David And All The Saints Have Wrought Their Godly Thoughts Into Verse, Rhyme, And Song.
~ Luthe
Love Is Like A Violin. The Music May Stop Now And Then, But The Strings Remain Forever.
~ June Masters Bache
In Music The Passions Enjoy Themselves.
~ Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
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
We Pass The Word Around We Ponder How The Case Is Put By Different People, We Read The Poetry We Meditate Over The Literature We Play The Music We Change Our Minds We Reach An Understanding. Society Evolves This Way, Not By Shouting Each Other Down, But By The Unique Capacity Of Unique, Individual Human Beings To Comprehend Each Other.
~ Lewis Thomas
The Prelude To Tristan And Isolde Sounded As If A Bomb Had Fallen Into A Large Music Factory And Had Thrown All The Notes Into Confusion.
~ The Tribune, Berlin, 1871
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
To Stop The Flow Of Music Would Be Like The Stopping Of Time Itself, Incredible And Inconceivable.
~ Aaron Copland
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