Music is the expression of the movement of the waters, the play of curves described by changing breezes.
Mainly I was able to perform with music - I played the French horn, I would sing, and I was a drummer in the pipe band. So I think it was a way to show off.
Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art.
Beethoven can write music, thank God, but he can do nothing else on earth.
Music is the silence between the notes.
If one plays good music, people don't listen and if one plays bad music people don't talk.
Music is the art of the prophets and the gift of God.
It's easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
People are going deaf because music is played louder and louder, but because they're going deaf, it has to be played louder still.
Every man is a deity. A god playing the fool.
God is a comedian, playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.
It is as absurd to say that a man can't love one woman all the time as it is to say that a violinist needs several violins to play the same piece of music.
If music be the food of love, play on; give me excess of it, that, surfeiting, the appetite may sicken, and so die.
Music is an agreeable harmony for the honor of God and the permissible delights of the soul.
Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us.
Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.
My interest in his new toy, the Theremin, isn't very big. It simply does not fit into my way of playing music. I do not want to fiddle around with my hands in the air.
To me, movies and music go hand in hand. When I'm writing a script, one of the first things I do is find the music I'm going to play for the opening sequence.
The Church knew what the psalmist knew: Music praises God. Music is well or better able to praise him than the building of the church and all its decoration; it is the Church's greatest ornament.
The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.
Music played at weddings always reminds me of the music played for soldiers before they go into battle.
And now, I still really don't care that much but now I have music playing all the time at home, which is a first for me. Whatever. Everything from Ani DiFranco to Dave Matthews to Jack Johnson and Norah Jones.
Where there is devotional music, God is always at hand with His gracious presence.
Film music should have the same relationship to the film drama that somebody's piano playing in my living room has on the book I am reading.