And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.
It's unfortunate that music has become such big business.
The music of the Gypsies belongs in the sphere of improvisation rather than in any other, without which it would have no power to exist.
Alas! all music jars when the soul's out of tune.
Only sick music makes money today.
The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.
A young musician plays scales in his room and only bores his family. A beginning writer, on the other hand, sometimes has the misfortune of getting into print.
The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils.
In its beginnings, music was merely chamber music, meant to be listened to in a small space by a small audience.
If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music.
Inspiration is enough to give expression to the tone in singing, especially when the song is without words.
Those who have virtue always in their mouths, and neglect it in practice, are like a harp, which emits a sound pleasing to others, while itself is insensible of the music.
Give me a laundry-list and I'll set it to music.
We need improvement in the style of performance. There is no more advantage in a musician who plays and conducts than in one who is only a beater of rhythm.
The principle of the endless melody is the perpetual becoming of a music that never had any reason for starting, any more than it has any reason for ending.
Music is the voice that tells us that the human race is greater than it knows.
The further the music develops, the more complex the apparatus used by the composer to express his thoughts becomes.
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.
When words leave off, music begins.
Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries.
What love is to man, music is to the arts and to mankind.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
A sculptor is a person who is interested in the shape of things, a poet in words, a musician by sounds.
Every music - except dance music, which is for dancing, I suppose - is for the spirit of the human being, and not for the body.
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.