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A good ear for music, and a taste for music are two very different things which are often confounded; and so is comprehending and enjoying every object of sense and sentiment.

A jazz musician is a juggler who uses harmonies instead of oranges.

A legend is an old man with a cane known for what he used to do. I'm still doing it.

A symphony is a stage play with the parts written for instruments instead of for actors.

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.

Agressive music can only shock you once. Afterwards its impact declines. It's inevitable.

All music is beautiful.

All musical people seem to be happy; it is to them the engrossing pursuit; almost the only innocent and unpunished passion.

All of heaven we have below.

Almost all my tragedies were sketched in my mind, either in the act of hearing music, or a few hours after.

Among the instrumentalities of love and peace, surely there can be no sweeter, softer, more effective voice than that of gentle peace-breathing music.

An ear for music is very different from a taste for music. I have no ear whatever; I could not sing an air to save my life; but I have the intensest delight in music, and can detect good from bad.

Any good music must be an innovation.

Beethoven can write music, thank God - but he can do nothing else on earth.

Both music and painting add a spirit to devotion, and elevate the ardor.

Canned music is like audible wallpaper.

Chamber music - a conversation between friends.

Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune.

Composers shouldn't think too much - it interferes with their plagiarism.

Discord occasions a momentary distress to the ear, which remains unsatisfied, and even uneasy, until it hears something better. I am convinced...that provided the ear be at length made amends, there are few dissonances too strong for it. Disharmony, to paraphrase Bergson's statement about disorder, is simply a harmony to which many are unaccustomed.


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