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Young Piper

Learning to play bagpipes - a breath of fresh air

Young Piper thanks to Bob McLaren

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Keep calm and bagpipe on. - Unknown

Jazz is democracy in music. - Wynton Marsalis

Where words fail, music speaks. - Hans Christian Anderson

He has Van Gogh's ear for music. - Billy Wilder

Inspiration is remembering the future. - Unknown

Extraordinary how potent cheap music is. - Noel Coward

Music is a means of rapid transportation. - John Cage

Inspiration and genius - one and the same. - Victor Hugo

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

In rock music terms I'm like a dinosaur. - Belinda Carlisle

Music is well said to be the speech of angels. - Thomas Carlyle

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

I hate music - especially when it's played. - Jimmy Durante

Music is what our soul sounds like when it sings. - Xila Toro

Without music, life is a journey through a desert. - Pat Conroy

I like your opera. I think I will set it to music. - Ludwig van Beethoven

You can't touch music, but music can touch you. - Mordecai

My dad's Irish music was such a huge influence. - Dido Armstrong

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

Making music should not be left to the professionals. - Michelle Shocked

Too many pieces of music finish too long after the end. - Igor Stravinsky

Writing about music is like dancing about architecture. - Elvis Costello

Of all noises, I think music is the least disagreeable. - Samuel Johnson

Music is the art which is most nigh to tears and memory. - Oscar Wilde

You just pick a chord, go twang, and you've got music. - Sid Vicious

After Rossini dies, who will there be to promote his music? - Richard Wagner

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

My theory is that all of Scottish cuisine is based on a dare. - Mike Myers

Yoga is almost like music in a way; there's no end to it. - Sting

The sweetest music in the world to every person is his own name. - Unknown

No one was ever great without some portion of divine inspiration. - Cicero

People haven't always been there for me, but music always has. - Taylor Swift

We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out. - Unknown

Nothing is capable of being well set to music that is not nonsense. - Joseph Addison

Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart. - Pablo Casals

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. - Thomas Edison

You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club. - Jack London

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

Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn't music. - William Stafford

All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff. - Frank Zappa

My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Vladimir Nabokov

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

Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try. - Mary Kay Ash

Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creativity. - Bo Bennett

As far as single payer, it works in Canada. It works incredibly well in Scotland. - Donald Trump

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

I think my music is like anchovies - some people like it, some people get nauseous. - Barry Manilow

My advice would be if you want to pursue a career in the music business, don't. - Simon Cowell

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

And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

It is simply my life, music. I live it, breathe it, talk with it. I am almost unconscious of it. - Arthur Rubinstein

I think of inspiration as desire infused with spirit and topped with an almost reckless optimism. - Fred White

The most beautiful thing in the world is, precisely, the conjunction of learning and inspiration. - Wanda Landowska

The Irish gave the bagpipes to the Scotts as a joke, but the Scotts haven't seen the joke yet. - Oliver Herford

Whatever music sounds like, I am glad to say that it does not sound in the smallest degree like German. - Oscar Wilde

Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything. - Plato

A hundred years from now, people will listen to the music of the Beatles the same way we listen to Mozart. - Paul McCartney

I have drawn inspiration from the Marine Corps, the Jewish struggle in Palestine and Israel, and the Irish. - Leon Uris

I think Paul McGuinness and U2 created the Irish music industry. It certainly wasn't there before that. - Van Morrison

Inspiration comes unawares, from unaccountable sources that have nothing to do with planning or intelligence. - Maurice Chevalier

What's the earth with all its art, verse, music, worth -
Compared with love, found, gained, and kept? - Robert Browning

Melody is the essence of music. I compare a good melodist to a fine racer, and counterpoints to hack post-horses. - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value. Who would pay for a message sent to nobody in particular? - David Sarnoff

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

Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid. - Frank Zappa

Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant. There is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks. - Johann Gottfried Von Herder

There's a limit to how many times you can read how great you are and what an inspiration you are, but I'm not there yet. - Randy Pausch

The more difficulties one has to encounter, within and without, the more significant and the higher in inspiration his life will be. - Horace Bushnell

It is quite untrue that British people don't appreciate music. They may not understand it but they absolutely love the noise it makes. - Sir Thomas Beecham

Music embodies feeling without forcing it to contend and combine with thought, as it is forced in most arts and especially in the art of words. - Franz Liszt


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