Music played at weddings always reminds me of the music played for soldiers before they go into battle.
The poet ranks far below the painter in the representation of visible things, and far below the musician in that of invisible things.
In music the passions enjoy themselves.
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.
Too many pieces of music finish too long after the end.
The trouble with music appreciation in general is that people are taught to have too much respect for music; they should be taught to love it instead.
Music embodies feeling without forcing it to contend and combine with thought, as it is forced in most arts and especially in the art of words.
If music be the food of love, play on; give me excess of it, that, surfeiting, the appetite may sicken, and so die.
All good music resembles something. Good music stirs by its mysterious resemblance to the objects and feelings which motivated it.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears form the eyes of woman.
The century of airplanes has a right to its own music.
A concert is a concert is a concert is a concert. An album is an album is an album is an album. Musically, both have nothing in common.
Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Yes, I'm a musician. I also like to play with others, sometimes more, sometimes less.
The only love affair I have ever had was with music.
We rarely hear the inward music, but we're all dancing to it nevertheless.
People often complain that music is too ambiguous, that what they should think when they hear it is so unclear, whereas everyone understands words. With me, it is exactly the opposite, and not only with regard to an entire speech but also with individual words.
Music is the shorthand of emotion.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
As the imagination is not a talent of some men but is the health of every man, so also is this joy of musical expression.
I love music passionately. And because I love it I try to free it from barren traditions that stifle it.
Richard Wagner, a musician who wrote music which is better than it sounds.
Music is the wine which inspires one to new generative processes, and I am Bacchus who presses out this glorious wine for mankind and makes them spiritually drunken.
Modern music is as dangerous as cocaine.