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Music is well said to be the speech of angels; in fact, nothing among the utterances allowed to man is felt to be so divine. It brings us near to the infinite.

Author: Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)

Profession: Scottish Philosopher, Author

If you look deep enough you will see music; the heart of nature being everywhere music.

Author: Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)

Profession: Scottish Philosopher, Author

It's a marvelous feeling when someone says ''I want to do this song of yours'' because they've connected to it. That's what I'm after.

Author: Mary Chapin Carpenter (1958)

Profession: American Musician, Singer, Songwriter

Alas! all music jars when the soul's out of tune.

Author: Miguel De Cervantes (1547-1616)

Profession: Spanish Novelist, Dramatist, Poet

Music is the refuge of souls ulcerated by happiness.

Author: E. M. Cioran (1911)

Profession: Rumanian-born French Philosopher

All good music resembles something. Good music stirs by its mysterious resemblance to the objects and feelings which motivated it.

Author: Jean Cocteau (1889-1963)

Profession: French Author, Filmmaker

Music has charms to soothe the savage beast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.

Author: William Congreve (1670-1729)

Profession: British Dramatist

Without music, life is a journey through a desert.

Author: Pat Conroy


Canned music is like audible wallpaper.

Author: Alistair Cooke (1908)

Profession: British Broadcaster, Journalist

Nothing separates the generations more than music. By the time a child is eight or nine, he has developed a passion for his own music that is even stronger than his passions for procrastination and weird clothes.

Author: Bill Cosby (1937)

Profession: American Actor, Comedian, Producer

Extraordinary how potent cheap music is.

Author: Noel Coward (1899-1973)

Profession: British Writer

Don't play what's there, play what's not there.

Author: Miles Davis (1926-1991)

Profession: American Jazz Musician

Good music is very close to primitive language.

Author: Denis Diderot (1713-1784)

Profession: French Philosopher

Composers shouldn't think too much -- it interferes with their plagiarism.

Author: Howard Dietz


The high note is not the only thing.

Author: Placido Domingo (1941)

Profession: Spanish-born American Musician, Opera singer