If it sounds good, it's good.
- Duke Ellington
Don't only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets.
- Ludwig von Beethoven
The word 'listen' contains the same letters as the word 'silent'.
- Alfred Brendel
When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.
― Henry David Thoreau
I would venture to warn against too great intimacy with artists as it is very seductive and a little dangerous.
- Queen Victoria
Music is an agreeable harmony for the honor of God and the permissible delights of the soul.
― Johann Sebastian Bach
“If it weren't for music, I would think that love is mortal.”
― Author Mark Helprin (From his novel A Soldier of the Great War)
Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.
― Kahlil Gibran
Music has always been a matter of Energy to me, a question of Fuel. Sentimental people call it Inspiration, but what they really mean is Fuel . . . .On some nights I still believe that a car with the gas needle on empty can run about fifty more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radio.
― Hunter S. Thompson
If a composer could say what he had to say in words, he would not bother trying to say it in music.
- Gustav Mahler
Music is the moonlight in the gloomy night of life.
― German Art Historian Jean Paul Friedrich Richter
Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart..
― Pablo Casals