A song will outlive all sermons in the memory.
Author: Henry Giles
The effects of good music are not just because it's new; on the contrary music strikes us more the more familiar we are with it.
Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)
Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist
Your talking to someone who really understands rock music.
Author: Tipper Gore
I know only two tunes. One them is ''Yankee Doodle'' and the other isn't.
Author: Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885)
Profession: American General, President
A jazz musician is a juggler who uses harmonies instead of oranges.
Author: Benny Green
When Mozart was composing at the end of the eighteenth century, the city of Vienna was so quiet that fire alarms could be given verbally, by a shouting watchman mounted on top of St. Stefan's Cathedral. In twentieth-century society, the noise level is such that it keeps knocking our bodies out of tune and out of their natural rhythms. This ever-increasing assault of sound upon our ears, minds, and bodies adds to the stress load of civilized beings trying to live in a highly complex environment.
Author: Steven Halpern
Words are poor interpreters in the realms of emotion. When all words end, music begins; when they suggest, it realizes; and hence is the secret of its strange, inexpressible power.
Author: H. R. Haweis
Music and dancing (the more the pity) have become so closely associated with ideas of riot and debauchery among the less cultivated classes, that a taste for them, for their own sakes, can hardly be said to exist, and before they can be recommended as innocent or safe amusements, a very great change of ideas must take place.
Author: Sir John Herschel (1792-1871)
Profession: British Scientist
I am fond of music I think because it is so amoral. Everything else is moral and I am after something that isn't. I have always found moralizing intolerable.
Author: Hermann Hesse (1877-1962)
Profession: German-born Swiss Novelist, Poet
It is the stretched soul that makes music, and souls are stretched by the pull of opposites --opposite bents, tastes, yearnings, loyalties. Where there is no polarity --where energies flow smoothly in one direction --there will be much doing but no music.
Author: Eric Hoffer (1902-1983)
Profession: American Author, Philosopher
Without Elvis, none of us could have made it.
Author: Buddy Holly
Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons, and you will find that it is to the soul what the water-bath is to the body.
Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894)
Profession: American Author, Wit, Poet
Country music is three chords and the truth.
Author: Harlan Howard
Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune.
Author: Elbert Hubbard (1859-1915)
Profession: American Author, Publisher
Music expresses that which can not be said and on which it is impossible to be silent
Author: Victor Hugo (1802-1885)
Profession: French Poet, Dramatist, Novelist