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A Month of Musical Quotes

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A Month of Musical Quotes

Day 1
A song is a poem set to music.
-- Tom T. Hall

Day 2
A stream is music and motion: smooth glides, fast, turbulent riffles and deep pools, each posing a special challenge.
-- Nelson Bryant

Day 3
A verbal art like poetry is reflective; it stops to think. Music is immediate, it goes on to become.
-- W. H. Auden

Day 4
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
-- Aldous Huxley

Day 5
Alas for those who never sing, but die with all their music in them.
-- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Day 6
Alas! all music jars when the soul's out of tune.
-- Miguel de Cervantes

Day 7
All art constantly aspires towards the condition of music.
-- Walter Pater

Day 8
Architecture in general is frozen music.
-- Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph von Schelling

Day 9
Beethoven can write music, thank God -- but he can do nothing else on earth.
-- Ludwig van Beethoven

Day 10
Brushes and paints are all I have/ To speak the music in my soul . . .
-- Gwendolyn Bennett

Day 11
Extraordinary how potent cheap music is.
-- Noel Coward

Day 12
Good music is very close to primitive language.
-- Denis Diderot

Day 13
How good bad music and bad reasons sound when we march against an enemy.
-- Friedrich Nietzsche

Day 14
How monotonous the sounds of the forest would be if the music came only from the Top Ten birds.
-- Dan Bennett

Day 15
I am an inventor of music.
-- Igor Stravinsky

Day 16
I don't care too much about music. What I like is sounds.
-- Dizzy Gillespie

Day 17
I haven't understood a bar of music in my life, but I've felt it.
-- Igor Stravinsky

Day 18
I produce music as an apple-tree produces apples.
-- Camille Saint-Saens

Day 19
I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music.
-- Joan Miró

Day 20
I was born with music within me.
-- Ray Charles

Day 21
I write music with an exclamation point!
-- Richard Wagner

Day 22
If the king loves music, there is little wrong in the land.
-- Mencius

Day 23
If you look deep enough you will see music; the heart of nature being everywhere music.
-- Thomas Carlyle

Day 24
In memory everything seems to happen to music.
-- Tennessee Williams

Day 25
Love is a friendship set to music.
-- E. Joseph Cossman

Day 26
Music was invented to confirm human loneliness.
-- Lawrence Durrell

Day 27
In music one must think with the heart and feel with the brain.
-- George Szell

Day 28
In music the passions enjoy themselves.
-- Friedrich Nietzsche

Day 29
My music is best understood by children and animals.
-- Igor Stravinsky

Day 30
Music alone has the power of restoring us to ourselves.
-- James G. Huneker

Day 31
When words leave off, music begins.
-- Heinrich Heine

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