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Music causes us to think eloquently.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Music does not exist until it is performed.
--Benjamin Britten

Music expresses that which can not be said and on which it is impossible to be silent
--Victor Hugo

Music has a poetry of its own, and that poetry is called melody.
--Joshua Logan

Music is a beautiful opiate, if you don't take it too seriously.
--Henry Miller

Music is a gift and a burden I've had since I can remember who I was.
--Nina Simone

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

Music is a human art, not a sexual one. Sex is no more important than eye color.
--Thea Musgrave

Music is a readily available, highly effective tool that you use to improve both your cognitive and physical abilities.
--Arthur Winter

Music is a safe kind of high.
--Jimi Hendrix

Music is a world within itself / With a language we all understand.
--Stevie Wonder

Music is an agreeable harmony for the honor of God and the permissible delights of the soul.
--Johann Sebastian Bach

Music is essentially useless, as life is: but both have an ideal extension which lends utility to its conditions.
--George Santayana

Music is good to the melancholy, bad to those who mourn, and neither good or bad to the deaf.
--Benedict Spinoza

Music is harmony, harmony is perfection, perfection is our dream, and our dream is heaven.
--Henri Frederic Amiel

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

Music is love in search of a word.
--Sidney Lanier

Music is meaningless noise unless it touches a receiving mind.
--Paul Hindemith

Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life.
--Jean Paul Richter

Music is my mistress, and she plays second fiddle to no one.
--Duke Ellington

Music is not just my passion it's my companion.
--Ronnie Milsap

Music is not written in red, white and blue. It is written in the heart's blood of the composer.
--Nellie Melba

Music is only love looking for words.
--Lawrence Durrell

Music is perpetual, and only the hearing is intermittent.
--Henry David Thoreau

Music is spiritual. The music business is not.
--Van Morrison

Music is the arithmetic of sounds as optics is the geometry of light.
--Claude Debussy

Music is the best means we have of digesting time.
--W. H. Auden

Music is the fourth great material want, first food, then clothes, then shelter, then music.
--Christian Nestell Bovee

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

Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.
--Ludwig van Beethoven

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

Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing.
--John Erskine

Music is the refuge of souls ulcerated by happiness.
--Emile M. Cioran

Music is the shorthand of emotion.
--Leo Tolstoy

Music is the sole art which evokes nostalgia for the future."
--Ned Rorem

Music is the universal language of mankind.
--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Music is the vernacular of the human soul.
--Geoffrey Latham

Music is the voice of all humanity, of whatever time or place. In its presence we are one.
--Charlotte Gray

Music is the voice of all sorrow, all joy. It needs no translation.
--Helen Exley

Music is the way our memories sing to us across time.
--Lance Morrow

Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn.
--Charlie Parker


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