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Only Sick Music Makes Money Today.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche
Life Without Music Would Be A Mistake.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra
The Way To Write American Music Is Simple. All You Have To Do Is Be An American And Then Write Any Kind Of Music You Wish.
~ Virgil Thompson
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
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
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
The Function Of Music Is To Release Us From The Tyranny Of Conscious Thought.
~ Sir Thomas Beecham
When Words Fail, Music Speaks.
~ Hans Christian Anderson
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
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
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, Conclusion, 1854
The Music At A Wedding Procession Always Reminds Me Of The Music Of Soldiers Going Into Battle.
~ Heinrich Heine
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