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47 of the best book quotes about music
  1. #1
    “Edna was what she herself called very fond of music. Musical strains, well rendered, had a way of evoking pictures in her mind. She sometimes liked to sit in the room of mornings when Madame Ratignolle played or practiced. One piece which that lady played Edna had entitled “Solitude.” It was a short, plaintive, minor strain.”
  2. #2
    “There is nothing more to be said or to be done tonight, so hand me over my violin and let us try to forget for half an hour the miserable weather and the still more miserable ways of our fellowmen.”
  3. #3
    “Do you remember what Darwin says about music? He claims that the power of producing and appreciating it existed among the human race long before the power of speech was arrived at. Perhaps that is why we are so subtly influenced by it. There are vague memories in our souls of those misty centuries when the world was in its childhood.′
    That’s a rather broad idea,′ I remarked.
    One’s ideas must be as broad as Nature if they are to interpret Nature,′ he answered.”
  4. #4
    “If you cannot teach me to fly, teach me to sing.”
  5. #5
    “I asked Doc about German poets, and he replied that Goethe was the only one in his opinion who could be considered worthy, but he personally found him a terrible bore and that the Germans put all their poetry to music. He declared I should study the English for their poetry and the Germans for their music.”
  6. #6
    “Without music, life would be a blank to me.”
    author
    Jane Austen
    book
    Emma
    concept
    Music
  7. #7
    “I don’t know if a little music aint about the nicest thing a fellow can have.”
  8. #8
    “Your music was beautiful, man, the most beautiful I have ever heard, and such singing we will never hear again.”
  9. #9
    “To love music is everything. First I will teach you to love music, after this slowly we shall learn to play.”
  10. #10
    “Tax not so bad a voice to slander music any more than once.”
  11. #11
    “The truth was, I could no sooner quit cello cold turkey than I could stop breathing.”

Books about love

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More Than Balloons book
Board book
6.2
The Rag Coat book
Picture book
6.1
Spot Loves His Daddy book
Board book
6.0
Penguin and Pinecone book
Board book
6.0
The Trumpet of the Swan book
Chapter book
6.0
All the Places to Love book
Picture book
6.0
Three Little Words book
Picture book
6.0
Charlotte and the Rock book
Picture book
5.9
  1. #12
    “‘All relationships are tough. Just like with music, sometimes you have harmony and other times you have cacophony.’”
  2. #13
    “She has acquired a taste for classical music over the years - ‘it’s like learning to appreciate a stinky cheese.’”
  3. #14
    “It seemed to travel with her, to sweep her aloft in the power of song, so that she was moving in glory among the stars, and for a moment she, too, felt that the words Darkness and Light had no meaning, and only this melody was real.”
  4. #15
    “Performing isn’t easy—in fact, it’s heartbreaking. You spend months, maybe years, mastering a piece; you become a part of it, and it becomes a part of you. Playing for an audience is like giving blood; it leaves you feeling empty and a bit light-headed.”
  5. #16
    “Listen to them, the children of the night. What music they make!”
  6. #17
    “No one can sing who has smog in his throat.”
    author
    Dr. Seuss
    book
    The Lorax
    concept
    Music
  7. #18
    “With a smile to his soul, he descended Mount Crumpet
    Cheerily blowing “Who! Who!” on his trumpet.”
  8. #19
    “Where words fail, music speaks.”
  9. #20
    “The man that hath no music in himself,
    Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds,
    Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils;
    The motions of his spirit are dull as night,
    And his affections dark as Erebus.
    Let no such man be trusted. Mark the music.”
  10. #21
    “Every great musician, every great artist received a visit from the Angel at least once in his life.”
  11. #22
    “No one ever sees the Angel; but he is heard by those who are meant to hear him.”

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Trombone Shorty book
Picture book
6.5
The Trumpet of the Swan book
Chapter book
6.0
Ada's Violin book
Picture book
5.7
Because book
Picture book
5.6
Ella Fitzgerald book
Picture book
5.5
We Are Music book
Board book
5.5
Les & Ronnie Step Out book
Picture book
5.5
Hosea Plays On book
Picture book
5.4
  1. #23
    “Most of all loved, when she went to sleep, to hear the Angel of Music.”
  2. #24
    “Sometimes the Angel leans over their cradle, as happened to Lotte, and that is how there are little prodigies who play the fiddle at six better than men at fifty, which, you must admit, is very wonderful.”
  3. #25
    “Sometimes, the Angel comes much later, because the children are naughty and won’t learn their lessons or practise their scales. And sometimes, he does not come at all, because the children have a bad heart or a bad conscience.”
  4. #26
    “People who do not know that the Angel has visited those persons say that they have genius.”
  5. #27
    “And they can not touch an instrument, or open their mouths to sing, without producing sounds that put all other human sounds to shame.”
  6. #28
    It was pitch dark. I could hear only the violin, and it was as though Juliek’s soul were the bow. He was playing his life. The whole of his life was gliding on the strings--his last hopes, his charred past, his extinguished future. He played as he would never play again.
    author
    Elie Wiesel
    book
    Night
    concept
    Music
  7. #29
    “Ah, music,” he said, wiping his eyes. “A magic beyond all we do here!”
  8. #30
    “We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.”
  9. #31
    “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.”
    author
    Lois Lowry
    book
    The Giver
    character
    Jonas
    concept
    Music
  10. #32
    “If conversation was the lyrics, laughter was the music, making time spent together a melody that could be replayed over and over without getting stale.”
  11. #33
    “Sometimes she wished her father had started her on the electric guitar. Or at the very least, singing lessons. What was she supposed to do with an ability to play the piano?”
    author
    Nicholas Sparks
    character
    The Last Song
    concept
    Music
  1. #34
    “June played with her eyes closed, as if May’s spirit getting into heaven depended solely on her. You have never heard such music, how it made us believe death was nothing but a doorway.”
  2. #35
    “I hadn’t realized that music could unlock things in you, could transport you to somewhere even the composer hadn’t predicted. It left an imprint in the air around you, as if you carried its remnants with you when you went.”
  3. #36
    “I have lived through much, and now I think I have found what is needed for happiness. A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one’s neighbor - such is my idea of happiness. And then, on top of all that, you for a mate, and children, perhaps - what more can the heart of a man desire?”
  4. #37
    “It is fun to sing if you sing with a Ying. My Ying can sing like anything.”
  5. #38
    “I sing high and my Ying sings low, and we are not too bad, you know.”
  6. #39
    “He loves no plays, . . . he hears no music;
    Seldom he smiles, and smiles in such a sort
    As if he mock’d himself and scorn’d his spirit
    That could be moved to smile at any thing.”
  7. #40
    “Then their ears suddenly perceive celestial harmonies, a divine voice, which they remember all their lives.”
  8. #41
    “Persons who are visited by the Angel quiver with a thrill unknown to the rest of mankind.”
  9. #42
    “She wore so many brooches and necklaces and earrings that she jingled and jangled just like a brass band.”
  10. #43
    “Thank God for books and music and things I can think about.”
  11. #44
    “I am no king, and I am no lord,
    And I am no soldier at-arms,” said he.
    “I’m none but a harper, and a very poor harper,
    That am come hither to wed with ye.”
    “If you were a lord, you should be my lord,
    And the same if you were a thief,” said she.
    “And if you are a harper, you shall be my harper,
    For it makes no matter to me, to me,
    For it makes no matter to me.”
    “But what if it prove that I am no harper?
    That I lied for your love most monstrously?”
    “Why, then I’ll teach you to play and sing,
    For I dearly love a good harp,” said she.”
  12. #45
    “Don’t worry about the bits you can’t understand. Sit back and allow the words to wash around you, like music.”
  13. #46
    “He grew until he was a teenager. He had strange friends and he wore strange clothes and he listened to strange music.”
  14. #47
    “That day, I learned that I could be a giver by simply bringing a smile to another person. The ensuing years have taught me that a kind word, a vote of support is a charitable gift. I can move over and make another place for someone. I can turn my music up if it pleases, or down if it is annoying. I may never be known as a philanthropist, but I certainly am a lover of mankind, and I will give freely of my resources.”
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