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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