Found 31 thoughts of music

I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.

Woody Allen

Wagner's music is better than it sounds.

Edgar Wilson Nye

I hate music, especially when it's played.

Jimmy Durante

Music is essentially useless, as life is.

George Santayana

Music makes one feel so romantic - at least it always gets on one's nerves - which is the same thing nowadays.

Oscar Wilde

My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.

Martin Luther

Only sick music makes money today.

Friedrich Nietzsche

I think I should have no other mortal wants, if I could always have plenty of music. It seems to infuse strength into my limbs and ideas into my brain. Life seems to go on without effort, when I am filled with music.

George Eliot

Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.

Groucho Marx

Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune.

Kin Hubbard

If a thing isn't worth saying, you sing it.

Pierre Beaumarchais

Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing.

John Erskine

Hell is full of musical amateurs: music is the brandy of the damned.

George Bernard Shaw

Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence.

Robert Fripp

If you develop an ear for sounds that are musical it is like developing an ego. You begin to refuse sounds that are not musical and that way cut yourself off from a good deal of experience.

John Cage

Among all men on the earth bards have a share of honor and reverence, because the muse has taught them songs and loves the race of bards.


Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist.

G. K. Chesterton

When griping grief the heart doth wound, and doleful dumps the mind opresses, then music, with her silver sound, with speedy help doth lend redress.

William Shakespeare

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 Thomson

Music is a discipline, and a mistress of order and good manners, she makes the people milder and gentler, more moral and more reasonable.

Martin Luther

Ah, music. A magic beyond all we do here!

J. K. Rowling

Brass bands are all very well in their place - outdoors and several miles away.

Sir Thomas Beecham

If music be the food of love, play on; Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die. That strain again! it had a dying fall: O, it came o'er my ear like the sweet sound That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing and giving odour!

William Shakespeare

But then there's a moment like tonight, a profound and transcendent experience, the feeling as if a door has opened, and it's all because of that instrument, that incredible, magical instrument.

Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider

Music is essentially useless, as life is: but both have an ideal extension which lends utility to its conditions.

George Santayana
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