Music Quotes

Quotes tagged as "music" (showing 121-150 of 3,000)
Sarah Dessen
“Music is the great uniter. An incredible force. Something that people who differ on everything and anything else can have in common.”
Sarah Dessen, Just Listen

“Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.”
Confucius, The Book of Rites

“Pop music often tells you everything is OK, while rock music tells you that it's not OK, but you can change it.”
Bono, On the Move

Lady Gaga
“I'm already crazy. I'm a fearless person. I think it creeps up on you. I don't think it can be stopped. If my destiny is to lose my mind because of fame, then that's my destiny. But my passion still means more than anything.”
Lady Gaga

Dietrich Bonhoeffer
“Music... will help dissolve your perplexities and purify your character and sensibilities, and in time of care and sorrow, will keep a fountain of joy alive in you.”
Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Oliver James
“Music is my higher power”
Oliver James

John Keats
“Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard
Are sweeter; therefore, ye soft pipes, play on.”
John Keats, The Complete Poems

“Music is an outburst of the soul.”
Frederick Delius

Lois Lowry
“For the first time, he heard something that he knew to be music. He heard people singing. Behind him, across vast distances of space and time, from the place he had left, he thought he heard music too. But perhaps, it was only an echo.”
Lois Lowry, The Giver

Lana Del Rey
“And I remember when I met him, it was so clear that he was the only one for me. We both knew it, right away. And as the years went on, things got more difficult – we were faced with more challenges. I begged him to stay. Try to remember what we had at the beginning.

He was charismatic, magnetic, electric and everybody knew it. When he walked in every woman’s head turned, everyone stood up to talk to him. He was like this hybrid, this mix of a man who couldn’t contain himself. I always got the sense that he became torn between being a good person and missing out on all of the opportunities that life could offer a man as magnificent as him. And in that way, I understood him and I loved him.

I loved him, I loved him, I loved him.

And I still love him. I love him.”
Lana Del Rey

Leonard Cohen
“And I'll dance with you in Vienna,
I'll be wearing a river's disguise.
The hyacinth wild on my shoulder
my mouth on the dew of your thighs.
And I'll bury my soul in a scrapbook,
with the photographs there and the moss.
And I'll yield to the flood of your beauty,
my cheap violin and my cross.”
Leonard Cohen, Stranger Music: Selected Poems and Songs

Jane Austen
“Without music, life would be a blank to me.”
Jane Austen, Emma

George Eliot
“It is always fatal to have music or poetry interrupted.”
George Eliot, Middlemarch

Roman Payne
“It’s not that we have to quit
this life one day, but it’s how
many things we have to quit
all at once: music, laughter,
the physics of falling leaves,
automobiles, holding hands,
the scent of rain, the concept
of subway trains... if only one
could leave this life slowly!”
Roman Payne, Rooftop Soliloquy

Tom Petty
“Excuse me if I have/some place in my mind/where I go time to time.”
Tom Petty

David Bowie
“And these children that you spit on
As they try to change their worlds
Are immune to your consultations.
They're quite aware of what they're going through.

- Changes
David Bowie

Lady Gaga
“Well my music was different in high school; I was singing about love—you know, things I don't care about anymore.”
Lady Gaga

“Some guy said to me: Don't you think you're too old to sing rock n' roll?

I said: You'd better check with Mick Jagger.”

Hans Christian Andersen
“Life is like a beautiful melody, only the lyrics are messed up.”
Hans Christian Andersen

Bob Dylan
“When you've got nothing, you've got nothing to loose.”
Bob Dylan

“I still don't belong to anyone - I am mine.”

W. Somerset Maugham
“I have an idea that the only thing which makes it possible to regard this world we live in without disgust is the beauty which now and then men create out of the chaos. The pictures they paint, the music they compose, the books they write, and the lives they lead. Of all these the richest in beauty is the beautiful life. That is the perfect work of art.”
W. Somerset Maugham, The Painted Veil

W.B. Yeats
“THAT crazed girl improvising her music.
Her poetry, dancing upon the shore,

Her soul in division from itself
Climbing, falling She knew not where,
Hiding amid the cargo of a steamship,
Her knee-cap broken, that girl I declare
A beautiful lofty thing, or a thing
Heroically lost, heroically found.

No matter what disaster occurred
She stood in desperate music wound,
Wound, wound, and she made in her triumph
Where the bales and the baskets lay
No common intelligible sound
But sang, 'O sea-starved, hungry sea”
W.B. Yeats, The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats

Mark Helprin
“If it weren't for music, I would think that love is mortal.”
Mark Helprin, A Soldier of the Great War

“You have to, take a deep breath. and allow the music to flow through you. Revel in it, allow yourself to awe. When you play allow the music to break your heart with its beauty.”
Kelly White

Tiffanie DeBartolo
“Tell me what you listen to, and I'll tell you who you are.”
Tiffanie DeBartolo, How to Kill a Rock Star

Martin Luther
“My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.”
Martin Luther

“Last night I dreamt that somebody loved me.
No hope, no harm; just another false alarm”

Sun Tzu
“There are not more than five musical notes, yet the combinations of these five give rise to more melodies than can ever be heard.

There are not more than five primary colours, yet in combination
they produce more hues than can ever been seen.

There are not more than five cardinal tastes, yet combinations of
them yield more flavours than can ever be tasted.”
Sun Tzu, The Art of War

Hannah Harrington
“It's just nice, I guess. Knowing that someone else can put into words what I feel. That there are people who have been through things worse than I have, and they come out on the other side okay. Not only that, but they made some kind of twisted, fucked-up sense of the completely senseless. They made it mean something. These songs tell me I'm not alone. If you look at it at that way, music... music can see you through anything.”
Hannah Harrington, Saving June

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