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He Who Joyfully Marches To Music Rank And File, Has Already Earned My Contempt. He Has Been Given A Large Brain By Mistake, Since For Him The Spinal Cord Would Surely Suffice. This Disgrace To Civilization Should Be Done Away With At Once. Heroism At Command, How Violently I Hate All This, How Despicable And Ignoble War Is; I Would Rather Be Torn To Shreds Than Be A 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
I Wish You Music To Help With The Burdens Of Life, And To Help You Release Your Happiness To Others.
~ Ludwig van Beethoven
There Is No Law Against Composing Music When One Has No Ideas Whatsoever. The Music Of Wagner, Therefore, Is Perfectly Legal.
~ The National, Paris, 1850
Since It Architecture Is Music In Space, As It Were A Frozen Music.
~ Friedrich von Schelling
Leaders Must Encourage Their Organizations To Dance To Forms Of Music Yet To Be Heard.
~ Warren Bennis
It Requires Wisdom To Understand Wisdom The Music Is Nothing If The Audience Is Deaf.
~ Walter Lippmann
Why Should We Be In Such Desperate Haste To Succeed, And In Such Desperate Enterprises? 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.
~ Henry David Thoreau, "Walden"
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
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
Hell Is Full Of Musical Amateurs: Music Is The Brandy Of The Damned.
~ George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman (1903) act 3
My Heart, Which Is So Full To Overflowing, Has Often Been Solaced And Refreshed By Music When Sick And Weary.
~ Martin Luthe
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, And All The Loathsome Nonsense That Goes By The Name Of 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
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