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No Voice; But Oh! The Silence Sank Like Music On My Heart.
~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Hell Is Full Of Musical Amateurs: Music Is The Brandy Of The Damned.
~ George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman (1903) act 3
Classical Music Is The Kind We Keep Thinking Will Turn Into A Tune.
~ Kin Hubbard
Of All Noises, I Think Music Is The Least Disagreeable.
~ Samuel Johnson
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 Fully Suffice. This Disgrace To Civilization Should Be Done Away With At Once. Heroism At Command, Senseless Brutality, Deplorable Patriotism, How Violently I Hate All This, How Despicable And Ignoble War Is; I Would Rather Be Torn To Shreds Than Be Part Of So Base An Action! It Is My Conviction That Killing Under The Cloak Of War Is Nothing But An Act Of Murder.
~ Albert Einstein
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
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.
~ Henry Mille
I Wish You Music To Help With The Burdens Of Life, And To Help You Release Your Happiness To Others.
~ Ludwig van Beethoven
The Music At A Wedding Procession Always Reminds Me Of The Music Of Soldiers Going Into Battle.
~ Heinrich Heine
My Music Is Best Understood By Children And Animals.
~ Igor Stravinsky, In Observer 8 Oct. 1961
When Words Leave Off, Music Begins.
~ Thomas Carlyle
How Good Bad Music And Bad Reasons Sound When One Marches Against An Enemy!
~ Friedrich Nietzsche
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