Music Quotes

32 of the best book quotes about music
  1. #1
    “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
  2. #2
    “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.”
  3. #3
    “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.”
  4. #4
    “Tax not so bad a voice to slander music any more than once.”
  5. #5
    “Then their ears suddenly perceive celestial harmonies, a divine voice, which they remember all their lives.”
  6. #6
    “Where words fail, music speaks.”
  7. #7
    “Persons who are visited by the Angel quiver with a thrill unknown to the rest of mankind.”
  8. #8
    “It is fun to sing if you sing with a Ying. My Ying can sing like anything.”
  1. #9
    “With a smile to his soul, he descended Mount Crumpet
    Cheerily blowing “Who! Who!” on his trumpet.”
  2. #10
    “No one can sing who has smog in his throat.”
    Dr. Seuss
    The Lorax
  3. #11
    “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.”
  4. #12
    “People who do not know that the Angel has visited those persons say that they have genius.”
  5. #13
    “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. #14
    “No one ever sees the Angel; but he is heard by those who are meant to hear him.”
  7. #15
    “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.”
  8. #16
    “Every great musician, every great artist received a visit from the Angel at least once in his life.”
  1. #17
    “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.”
  2. #18
    “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.”
  3. #19
    “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. #20
    “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?”
    Nicholas Sparks
    The Last Song
  5. #21
    “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.”
  6. #22
    “Without music, life would be a blank to me.”
    Jane Austen
  7. #23
    “If you cannot teach me to fly, teach me to sing.”
  8. #24
    “Ah, music,” he said, wiping his eyes. “A magic beyond all we do here!”
  1. #25
    “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.”
  2. #26
    “We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.”
  3. #27
    “Most of all loved, when she went to sleep, to hear the Angel of Music.”
  4. #28
    “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.”
  5. #29
    “I sing high and my Ying sings low, and we are not too bad, you know.”
  6. #30
    “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.”
  7. #31
    “Listen to them, the children of the night. What music they make!”
  8. #32
    “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?”
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