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Music is the shorthand of emotion. - Leo Tolstoy

Canned music is like audible wallpaper. - Alistair Cooke

Wagner's music is better than it sounds. - Mark Twain

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

Rock and roll: music for the neck downwards. - Keith Richards

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

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

The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit. - Moliere

Life exists for the love of music or beautiful things. - G K Chesterton

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

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

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

The music is all around us. All you have to do is listen. - August Rush

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

Every day a piano doesn't fall on my head is good luck. - Meg Rosoff

Character is the root of the tree; conduct, the fruit it bears. - E.M. Bounds

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

Plant the seed of meditation and reap the fruit of peace of mind. - Unknown

Life is a rich strain of music, suggesting a realm too fair to be. - George William Curtis

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

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

The Blues and jazz will live forever, so will the Delta and the Big Easy. - Jack Nicholson

The power of music feels like taking a a nice brake from this busy world. - Millie DeWitt

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

If you're in jazz and more than ten people like you, you're labeled commercial. - Herbie Mann

Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

When she started to play, Steinway came down personally and rubbed his name off the piano. - Bob Hope

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

Give me a guitar, give me a piano, give me a broom and string, I wouldn't get bored anywhere. - Keith Richards

Love is a piano dropped from a fourth story window, and you were in the wrong place at the wrong time. - Ani DiFranco

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

Whatever I am offered in devotion with a pure heart - a leaf, a flower, fruit, or water - I accept with joy. - Bhagavad Gita

I alone of English writers have consciously set myself to make music out of what I may call the sound of sense. - Robert Frost

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

Piano playing is more difficult than statesmanship. It is harder to awake emotions in ivory keys than it is in human beings. - Ignace Jan Paderewski

A fruit is a vegetable with looks and money. Plus, if you let fruit rot, it turns into wine; something Brussels Sprouts never do. - P.J. O'Rourke

The piano is a universal instrument. If you start there, learn your theory and how to read, you can go on to any other instrument. - Eddie Van Halen

Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each. - Henry David Thoreau

When I was nine, my father said 'You can take piano lessons or do karate' - I had a black belt and was competing before I was 19. - Elodie Yung


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