All your favorite quotes!
''If a thing isn't worth saying, you sing it.''
- Pierre Beaumarchais
''A musicologist is a man who can read music but can't hear it.''
- Sir Thomas Beecham
''Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist.''
- G. K. Chesterton
''Music hat charms to soothe a savage breast
To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.''
- William Congreve
''The whole problem can be stated quite simply by asking, 'Is there a meaning to music?' My answer would be, 'Yes.' And 'Can you state in so many words what the meaning is?' My answer to that would be, 'No.'''
- Aaron Copland
''I hate music, especially when it's played.''
- Jimmy Durante
''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
''Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence.''
- Robert Fripp
''Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons, and you will find that it is to the soul what the water bath is to the body.''
- Oliver Wendell Jr. Holmes
''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.''
- Homer The Odyssey
''Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune.''
- Kin Hubbard
''After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.''
- Aldous Huxley
''Of all noises, I think music is the least disagreeable.''
- Samuel Johnson
''My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.''
- Martin Luther
''Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.''
- Groucho Marx
''Only sick music makes money today.''
- Friedrich Nietzsche
''I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.''
- Elvis Presley
''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 one
That breathes upon a bank of violets,
Stealing and giving odour!''
- William Shakespeare "Twelfth Night", Act 1 scene 1
''My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.''
- Edith Sitwell
''Wagner's music is better than it sounds.''
- Mark Twain
''Music makes one feel so romantic - at least it always gets on one's nerves - which is the same thing nowadays.''
- Oscar Wilde