Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung.
The most beautiful music of all is the music of what happens.
- Irish Proverb
Music is the poetry of the air.
Music is an outburst of the soul.
- Frederick Delius
Music’s the medicine of the mind.
- John A. Logan
Music is love in search of a word.
- Sidney Lanier
He who sings scares away his woes.
When words leave off, music begins.
- Heinrich Heine
Only sick music makes money today.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Without music life would be a mistake.
- Friedrich Wilhelm
Any good music must be an innovation.
- Les Baxter
Ah, music. A magic beyond all we do here!
- J. K. Rowling
Music is essentially useless, as life is.
- George Santayana
Music is the universal language of mankind.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I hate music, especially when it’s played.
- Jimmy Durante
Truly to sing, that is a different breath.
- Rainer Maria Rilke
Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life.
- Jean Paul Richter
Music is well said to be the speech of angels.
Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence.
- Robert Fripp
Don’t play what’s there, play what’s not there.
- Miles Davis
My music is best understood by children and animals.
- Igor Stravinsky
Music is the art which is most nigh to tears and memory.
- Oscar Wilde
Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
- Berthold Auerbach
There is nothing in the world so much like prayer as music is.
- William P. Merrill
Music has been my playmate, my lover, and my crying towel.
- Buffy Sainte
Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.
- Ludwig Beethoven
If in the after life there is not music, we will have to import it.
- Doménico Cieri
Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune.
Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist.
- G. K. Chesterton
Hell is full of musical amateurs: music is the brandy of the damned.
- George Bernard Shaw
A jazz musician is a juggler who uses harmonies instead of oranges.
- Benny Green
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
- Lao Tzu
Music is like making love: either all or nothing.
- Isaac Stern
Music played at weddings always reminds me of the music played for soldiers before they go into battle.
- Heinrich Heine
Music has a spirit, Every song has a feeling, Every lyric has a meaning, Every instrument has a voice, and Every voice deserves to be heard.
- Lisbelkis Santana
Music is the shorthand of emotion.
- Leo Tolstoy