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Quotations About Music

I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries, and very frankly give them fruit for their songs.
Joseph Addison
The Spectator, 1712


There is nothing like walking to get the feel of a country. A fine landscape is like a piece of music; it must be taken at the right tempo. Even a bicycle goes too fast.
Paul Scott Mowrer
The House of Europe


Music fills the infinite between two souls.
Rabindranath Tagore


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


When the music changes, so does the dance.
African proverb


I have been robbed of three million dollars all told. Everyone today is playing my stuff and I don't even get credit. Kansas City style, Chicago style, New Orleans style hell, they're all Jelly Roll style.
Jelly Roll Morton


Without music, life would be an error.
Friedrich Nietzsche


In the back of your mind, when you say you want to write music for the movies, you're saying that you want a big house, a big car and a boat. If you just wanted to write music, you could live in Kansas and do it.
Bill Conti


Music is an outburst of the soul.
Frederick Delius


Music is what feelings sound like.
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