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Without music, life would be a mistake. - Friedrich Nietzsche

No one should drive a hard bargain with an artist. - Ludwig Van Beethoven

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

Mozart is sweet sunshine. - Antonin Dvorak

You are the music while the music lasts. - T. S. Eliot

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

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. ~ Johann Wolfgang Von - Goethe

Without Elvis, none of us could have made it. - Buddy Holly

Country music is three chords and the truth. - Harlan Howard

The history of a people is found in its songs. - George Jellinek

Without music, life would be an error. The German imagines even God singing songs. - Friedrich Nietzsche

If you can walk you can dance. If you can talk you can sing. - Zimbabwe Proverb

Music is the key to the female heart. - Johann G. Seume

Is it not strange that sheep's guts should hale souls out of men's bodies? - William Shakespeare

Jazz will endure just as long people hear it through their feet instead of their brains. - John Philip Sousa

Conductors must give unmistakable and suggestive signals to the orchestra, not choreography to the audience. - George Szell

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. - Thomas Carlyle

Many men are melancholy by hearing music, but it is a pleasing melancholy that it causeth; and therefore, to such as are discontent, in woe, fear, sorrow, or dejected, it is a most present remedy; it expels cares, alters their grieved minds, and easeth in an instant. (from the 1621 edition of 'The Anatomy of Melancholy') - Robert Burton

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music. - Aldous Huxley

I love to hear a choir. I love the humanity... to see the faces of real people devoting themselves to a piece of music. I like the teamwork. It makes me feel optimistic about the human race when I see them cooperating like that. - Paul McCartney

Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy. - Ludwig van Beethoven

Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent. - Victor Hugo