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'Tis the common disease of all your musicians that they know no mean, to be entreated, either to begin or end.
~ Ben Jonson | ( English dramatist, poet and actor. ) | 1573-1637 | Music
quotes Division : Actors   
     
A verbal art like poetry is reflective; it stops to think. Music is immediate, it goes on to become.
~ W. H. Auden | ( Anglo American poet. ) | 1907-1973 | Music
quotes Division : American poets   
     
After silence that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
~ Aldous Huxley | ( British author. ) | 1894-1963 | Music
quotes Division : British Authors and Writers   
     
Alas! all music jars when the soul's out of tune.
~ Miguel de Cervantes | ( Spanish novelist ) | 1547-1616 | Music
quotes Division : Novelists   
     
All good music resembles something. Good music stirs by its mysterious resemblance to the objects and feelings which motivated it.
~ Jean Cocteau | ( French author and filmmaker. ) | 1889-1963 | Music
quotes Division : Filmmakers and Cartoonists   
     
Difficult do you call it, Sir? I wish it were impossible.
~ Samuel Johnson | ( British author. ) | 1709-1784 | Music
quotes Division : British Authors and Writers   
     
For the introduction of a new kind of music must be shunned as imperiling the whole state; since styles of music are never disturbed without affecting the most important political institutions.
~ Plato | (Greek philosopher. ) | 427 - 347 BC | Music
quotes Division : Ancient Greeks   
     
Good music is very close to primitive language.
~ Denis Diderot | ( French philosopher. ) | 1713-1784 | Music
quotes Division : French Philosophers   
     
Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter.
~ John Keats | ( British poet. ) | 1795-1821 | Music
quotes Division : British Poets   
     
Hearing often-times the still, sad music of humanity, nor harsh nor grating, though of ample power to chasten and subdue.
~ William Wordsworth | ( English Romantic poet. ) | 1770-1850 | Music
quotes Division : British Poets   
     
Hell is full of musical amateurs: music is the brandy of the damned.
~ George Bernard Shaw | ( Irish writer. ) | 1856-1950 | Music
quotes Division : Irish writers   
     
I am fond of music I think because it is so amoral. Everything else is moral and I am after something that isn't. I have always found moralizing intolerable.
~ Hermann Hesse | ( German-born Swiss novelist ) | 1877-1962 | Music
quotes Division : Novelists   
     
I have no pleasure in any man who despises music. It is no invention of ours: it is a gift of God. I place it next to theology. Satan hates music: he knows how it drives the evil spirit out of us.
~ Martin Luther | ( German priest and scholar. ) | 1483-1546 | Music
quotes Division : Religious People   
     
I resent performing for frisking idiots who don't know anything.
~ John Lennon | (British musician. ) | 1940-1980 | Music
quotes Division : Musicians and Composers   
     
If music be the food of love; play on.
~ William Shakespeare | ( British poet and playwright. ) | 1564-1616 | Music
quotes Division : Playwrights   
     
If one hears bad music, it is one's duty to drown it by one's conversation.
~ Oscar Wilde | ( Irish poet and dramatist. ) | 1854-1900 | Music
quotes Division : Dramatists   
     
If you look deep enough you will see music; the heart of nature being everywhere music.
~ Thomas Carlyle | ( British historian and essayist. ) | 1795-1881 | Music
quotes Division : Historians   
     
Information is not knowledge. Knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is not truth. Truth is not beauty. Beauty is not love. Love is not music. Music is the best…
-: [ Lyrics to the song Packard Goose on the album Joe's Garage: Act III (19 November 1979) ]
~ Frank Zappa | ( American composer and rock musician. ) | 1940-1993 | Music
quotes Division : Musicians and Composers   
     
Is it not strange that sheep's guts should hale souls out of men's bodies?
~ William Shakespeare | ( British poet and playwright. ) | 1564-1616 | Music
quotes Division : Playwrights   
     
It is a wise tune that knows its own father, and I like my music to be the legitimate offspring of respectable parents.
~ Samuel Butler | ( British poet and satirist. ) | 1612-1680 | Music
quotes Division : Satirists and Cynic   
     
It is the only sensual pleasure without vice.
~ Samuel Johnson | ( British author. ) | 1709-1784 | Music
quotes Division : British Authors and Writers   
     

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