Quotes on Music
"Writing about music is like dancing about architecture - it's a really stupid thing to want to do."
" Without music, life would be a mistake."
"MUSIC is the shorthand of emotion."
"A composer is a guy who goes around forcing his will on unsuspecting air molecules, often with the assistance of unsuspecting musicians."
"Music that does not SURGE is not great music."
"Music is the silence between the notes."
"When the music of a state changes, the constitution will change too."
"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 not polarity-where energies flow smoothly in one direction-there will be much doing but no music."
"Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtues."
"Music has a power of forming the character, and should therefore
be introduced into the education of the young."
- - Aristotle
"Where words fail, music speaks."
-- Hans Christian Andersen
"Music creates order out of chaos: for rhythm imposes unanimity
upon the divergent, melody imposes continuity upon the disjointed,
and harmony imposes compatibility upon the incongruous."
-- Yehudi Menuhin
"Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life."
- Ludwig van Beethoven
"The whole problem can be stated quite simply by asking,
'Is there a meaning to music?' My answer would be, 'Yes.'
And 'Can you state in so many words what the meaning is?'
My answer to that would be, 'No.'"