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Music can name the unnamable and communicate the unknowable.

Author: James Duffecy


Music was invented to confirm human loneliness.

Author: Lawrence Durrell (1912-1990)

Profession: British Author

Music is only love looking for words.

Author: Lawrence Durrell (1912-1990)

Profession: British Author

Mozart is sweet sunshine.

Author: Antonin Dvorak


He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would fully suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, senseless brutality, deplorable love-of-country stance, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action! It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.

Author: Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Profession: German-born American Physicist

You are the music while the music lasts.

Author: T. S. Eliot (1888-1965)

Profession: American-born British Poet, Critic

I always seem to have a vague feeling that he is a Satan among musicians, a fallen angel in the darkness who is perpetually seeking to fight his way back to happiness.

Author: Havelock Ellis (1859-1939)

Profession: British Psychologist

Music causes us to think eloquently.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing.

Author: John Erskine (1878-1951)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist, Novelist, Musician

I've always felt rock and roll was very, very wholesome music.

Author: Aretha Franklin (1942)

Profession: American Musician, Singer, Composer, Pianist

Americans want grungy people, stabbing themselves in the head on stage. They get a bright bunch like us, with deodorant on, they don't get it.

Author: Liam Gallagher (1972)

Profession: British-born American Musician, Singer, Songwriter

Opera is when a guy gets stabbed in the back and instead of bleeding he sings.

Author: Edward Gardner

Profession: American Businessman, Founder of Soft Sheen Products

Perhaps all music, even the newest, is not so much something discovered as something that re-emerges from where it lay buried in the memory, inaudible as a melody cut in a disc of flesh. A composer lets me hear a song that has always been shut up silent within me.

Author: Jean Genet (1910-1986)

Profession: French Playwright, Novelist

True music must repeat the thought and inspirations of the people and the time. My people are Americans and my time is today.

Author: George Gershwin


Sounds like the blues are composed of feeling, finesse, and fear.

Author: Billy Gibbons