Quotes for the Music Lovers, by the Music Lovers

  1. After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.

         – Aldous Huxley

      2. Beethoven can write music, thank GOD – but he can do nothing else on earth.

          – Lugwig van Beethoven

      3. It is the best of all trades to make songs, and the second best to sing them.

          – Hilaire Belloc

      4. Jazz is the only music in which the same note can be played night after night but                differently each time.

          – Ornette Coleman

     5. Music touches places beyond our touching.

          – Keith Bosley

    6. Nothing is better than music….It has done more for us than we have the right to                  hope for.

        – Nadia Boulanger

    7. When people hear good music, it makes them homesick for something they never               had, and will never have.

        – Edgar Watson Howe

   8. Light quirks of music, broken and uneven

       Make the soul dance upon a jig of heaven.

       – Alexander Pope

    9. Who hears music, feels his solitude peopled at once.

        – Robert Browning

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

        – G.K Chesterton

11. A nation creates a music – the composer only arranges it.

        – Mikhail Glinka

12. Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature can’t do without.

       – Conficius

13. Music first and last should sound well, should allure and enchant the ear. Never mind the inner significance.

     – Thomas Beecham

14. If a literary man puts together two words about music, one of them will be wrong.

     – Aaron Copland

15. Music is given to us specifically to make order of things, to move from an anarchic,            individualistic state to a regulated, perfectly conscious one, which alone insures                  vitality and durability. 

      – Igor Stravinsky

16.  I think popular music in this country is one of the few things in the twentieth                       century  that have made giant strides in reverse.

       – Bing Crosby



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