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Music, the greatest good that mortals know, And all of heaven we have below.

Author: Joseph Addison (1672-1719)

Profession: British Essayist, Poet, Statesman

Nothing is capable of being well set to music that is not nonsense.

Author: Joseph Addison (1672-1719)

Profession: British Essayist, Poet, Statesman

Mozart has the classic purity of light and the blue ocean; Beethoven the romantic grandeur which belongs to the storms of air and sea, and while the soul of Mozart seems to dwell on the ethereal peaks of Olympus, that of Beethoven climbs shuddering the storm-beaten sides of a Sinai. Blessed be they both! Each represents a moment of the ideal life, each does us good. Our love is due to both.

Author: Henri Frederic Amiel (1821-1881)

Profession: Swiss Philosopher, Poet, Critic

There is two kinds of music the good and bad. I play the good kind.

Author: Louis Armstrong (1898-1971)

Profession: American Jazz Trumpeter, Singer

What we play is life.

Author: Louis Armstrong (1898-1971)

Profession: American Jazz Trumpeter, Singer

Today, music heralds... the establishment of a society of repetition in which nothing will happen anymore.

Author: Jacques Attali (1943)

Profession: Algerian-born French Economist, Writer

A verbal art like poetry is reflective; it stops to think. Music is immediate, it goes on to become.

Author: W. H. Auden (1907-1973)

Profession: Anglo-American Poet

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.

Author: Red Auerbach (1917)

Profession: American Basketball Coach

I wish Frank Sinatra would just shut up and sing.

Author: Lauren Bacall (1924)

Profession: American Actress

There are two golden rules for an orchestra: start together and finish together. The public doesn't give a damn what goes on in between.

Author: Sir Thomas Beecham (1879-1961)

Profession: British Conductor

The English may not like music, but they absolutely love the noise it makes.

Author: Sir Thomas Beecham (1879-1961)

Profession: British Conductor

A musicologist is a man who can read music but cannot hear it.

Author: Sir Thomas Beecham (1879-1961)

Profession: British Conductor

Great music is that which penetrates the ear with facility and leaves the memory with difficulty. Magical music never leaves the memory.

Author: Sir Thomas Beecham (1879-1961)

Profession: British Conductor

She was one of those people who said ''I don't know anything about music, but I know what I like.''

Author: Sir Max Beerbohm (1872-1956)

Profession: British Actor

Beethoven can write music, thank God, but he can do nothing else on earth.

Author: Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Profession: German Composer