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    Plato

    Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.

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    Berthold Auerbach

    Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.

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    T. S. Eliot

    You are the music while the music lasts.

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    Richard M. Nixon

    If you want to make beautiful music, you must play the black and the white notes together.

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    Ludwig van Beethoven

    Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.

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    Michael Tippett

    Music is a performance and needs the audience.

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    Gary Wright

    Music's staying power is a function of how timeless the lyrics, song and production are.

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    Reba McEntire

    For me, singing sad songs often has a way of healing a situation. It gets the hurt out in the open into the light, out of the darkness.

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    Gustav Mahler

    The real art of conducting consists in transitions.

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    Dizzy Gillespie

    I don't care much about music. What I like is sounds.

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    Stevie Nicks

    It was my 16th birthday - my mom and dad gave me my Goya classical guitar that day. I sat down, wrote this song, and I just knew that that was the only thing I could ever really do - write songs and sing them to people.

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    Heinrich Heine

    When words leave off, music begins.

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    Gary Cherone

    I was growing up listening to Queen. Freddie Mercury threw those incredible melodies into his songs.

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    Billy Strayhorn

    All music is beautiful.

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    Benjamin Britten

    It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature and everlasting beauty of monotony.

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    Paulina Rubio

    My music, my songs are 100 percent inspired by girl power.

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    Jean Paul

    Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life.

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    Ray Charles

    I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food or water.

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    Leo Tolstoy

    Music is the shorthand of emotion.

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    Christian Nestell Bovee

    Music is the fourth great material want, first food, then clothes, then shelter, then music.

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    Max Heindel

    Music is the soul of language.

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    Aldous Huxley

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

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    Paul Simon

    Music is forever; music should grow and mature with you, following you right on up until you die.

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    Maya Angelou

    Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.

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    Ace Frehley

    I asked my daughter when she was 16, What's the buzz on the street with the kids? She's going, to be honest, Dad, most of my friends aren't into Kiss. But they've all been told that it's the greatest show on Earth.

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    John Ruskin

    Music when healthy, is the teacher of perfect order, and when depraved, the teacher of perfect disorder.

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    Herbie Hancock

    Music happens to be an art form that transcends language.

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    Bruce Beresford

    It is essential to do everything possible to attract young people to opera so they can see that it is not some antiquated art form but a repository of the most glorious music and drama that man has created.

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    Howard Dietz

    Composers shouldn't think too much - it interferes with their plagiarism.

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    William Congreve

    Music has charms to sooth a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.

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    Billy Joel

    I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music.

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    Aimee Mann

    There's a lot of music that sounds like it's literally computer-generated, totally divorced from a guy sitting down at an instrument.

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    Ray Charles

    My music had roots which I'd dug up from my own childhood, musical roots buried in the darkest soil.

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    Michael Stipe

    Sometimes before we make a record I go back and listen to a few. It's equally humbling and uplifting.

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    Isaac Stern

    Everywhere in the world, music enhances a hall, with one exception: Carnegie Hall enhances the music.

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    Bob Marley

    One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.

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    Kin Hubbard

    Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune.

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    Jacques Barzun

    Music is intended and designed for sentient beings that have hopes and purposes and emotions.

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    Frank Zappa

    Music, in performance, is a type of sculpture. The air in the performance is sculpted into something.

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    Jimi Hendrix

    Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.

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    Jimi Hendrix

    Music is my religion.

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    Charlie Byrd

    Music's not like becoming a doctor, who can walk into a community and find people who need him.

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    Sidney Lanier

    Music is love in search of a word.

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    Edgar Winter

    Music is very spiritual, it has the power to bring people together.

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    Gustav Mahler

    If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music.

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    George Bernard Shaw

    Hell is full of musical amateurs.

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    Laurie Anderson

    Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.

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    Bono

    Music can change the world because it can change people.

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    Elvis Presley

    I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.

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    Bryan Ferry

    But when you get music and words together, that can be a very powerful thing.

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    Adele

    I don't make music for eyes. I make music for ears.

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    Bryan Ferry

    You can never get silence anywhere nowadays, have you noticed?

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    Robert Browning

    Who hears music feels his solitude peopled at once.

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    Mickey Hart

    There's nothing like music to relieve the soul and uplift it.

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    William Shakespeare

    If music be the food of love, play on.

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    Herb Alpert

    I wake up in the morning, I do a little stretching exercises, pick up the horn and play.

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    Billy Wilder

    He has Van Gogh's ear for music.

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    Bryan Ferry

    Secretly, I wanted to look like Jimi Hendrix, but I could never quite pull it off.

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    W. H. Auden

    Music is the best means we have of digesting time.

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    Victor Hugo

    Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.

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    Les Baxter

    Any good music must be an innovation.

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    Frank Zappa

    There are more love songs than anything else. If songs could make you do something we'd all love one another.

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    Missy Elliot

    Music should be your escape.

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    W. H. Auden

    No good opera plot can be sensible, for people do not sing when they are feeling sensible.

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    Thomas Carlyle

    If you look deep enough you will see music; the heart of nature being everywhere music.

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    Duke Ellington

    The wise musicians are those who play what they can master.

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    Andres Segovia

    The advice I am giving always to all my students is above all to study the music profoundly... music is like the ocean, and the instruments are little or bigger islands, very beautiful for the flowers and trees.

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    Lao Tzu

    Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.

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    Billy Sheehan

    Music is always changing and the changes are unpredictable.

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    Thomas Fuller

    Music is nothing else but wild sounds civilized into time and tune.

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    Plato

    Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.

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    Thomas Carlyle

    Music is well said to be the speech of angels.

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    Friedrich Nietzsche

    In music the passions enjoy themselves.

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    Friedrich Nietzsche

    Without music, life would be a mistake.

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    Karl Lagerfeld

    The iPod completely changed the way people approach music.

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    Yancy Butler

    My father used to sing to me in my mother's womb. I think I can name about any tune in two beats.

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    Van Morrison

    You can't stay the same. If you're a musician and a singer, you have to change, that's the way it works.

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    John Lennon

    Music is everybody's possession. It's only publishers who think that people own it.

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    Jean Cocteau

    All good music resembles something. Good music stirs by its mysterious resemblance to the objects and feelings which motivated it.

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    B. B. King

    I've said that playing the blues is like having to be black twice. Stevie Ray Vaughan missed on both counts, but I never noticed.

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