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Quotations by Subject: Music
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Music makes one feel so romantic - at least it always gets on one's nerves - which is the same thing nowadays.
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Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)
If a thing isn't worth saying, you sing it.
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Pierre Beaumarchais (1732 - 1799)
Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence.
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Robert Fripp
Of all noises, I think music is the least disagreeable.
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Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)
I don't mind what language an opera is sung in so long as it is a language I don't understand.
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Sir Edward Appleton (1892 - 1965)
A musicologist is a man who can read music but can't hear it.
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Sir Thomas Beecham (1879 - 1961)
Brass bands are all very well in their place - outdoors and several miles away.
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Sir Thomas Beecham (1879 - 1961)
The way to write American music is simple. All you have to do is be an American and then write any kind of music you wish.
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Virgil Thomson (1896 - 1989)
My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music.
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Vladimir Nabokov (1899 - 1977)
No opera plot can be sensible, for people do not sing when they are feeling sensible.
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W. H. Auden (1907 - 1973)
Music has charms to soothe the savage breast
To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.
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William Congreve (1670 - 1729), The Mourning Bride, Act 1 Scene 1
I can sing, and speak to him in many sorts of music.
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William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), Twelfth Night, Act I, sc. 2
If music be the food of love, play on;
Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting,
The appetite may sicken, and so die.
That strain again! it had a dying fall:
O, it came o'er my ear like the sweet sound
That breathes upon a bank of violets,
Stealing and giving odour!
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William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), "Twelfth Night", Act 1 scene 1
If music be the food of love, play on; give me excess of it, that, surfeiting, the appetite may sicken, and so die.
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William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), Twelfth Night, Act I, sc. 1
In sweet music is such art: killing care and grief of heart fall asleep, or hearing, die.
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William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), Henry VIII, Act III, sc. 1
Music, moody food of us that trade in love.
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William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), Antony and Cleopatra, Act II, sc. 5
Their savage eyes turn'd to a modest gaze
By the sweet power of music: therefore the poet
Did feign that Orpheus drew trees, stones and floods;
Since nought so stockish, hard and full of rage,
But music for the time doth change his nature.
The man that hath no music in himself,
Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds,
Is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils.
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William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), The Merchant of Venice, Act V, sc. 1
To know the cause why music was ordain'd! Was it not to refresh the mind of a man after his studies or his usual pain?
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William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), The Taming of the Shrew, Act III, sc. 1
When griping grief the heart doth wound,
and doleful dumps the mind opresses,
then music, with her silver sound,
with speedy help doth lend redress.
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William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
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Woody Allen (1935 - )
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