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In Music The Passions Enjoy Themselves.
~ Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
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
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
No Voice; But Oh! The Silence Sank Like Music On My Heart.
~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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
To Stop The Flow Of Music Would Be Like The Stopping Of Time Itself, Incredible And Inconceivable.
~ Aaron Copland
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"
Diplomacy Without Arms Is Like Music Without Instruments.
~ Frederick the Great
Nothing Is Capable Of Being Well Set To Music That Is Not Nonsense.
~ Joseph Addison
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
It Requires Wisdom To Understand Wisdom The Music Is Nothing If The Audience Is Deaf.
~ Walter Lippmann
Hell Is Full Of Musical Amateurs Music Is The Brandy Of The Damned.
~ George Bernard Shaw
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