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There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.
-- Johann Sebastian Bach

Life is like music; it must be composed by ear, feeling, and instinct, not by rule.
-- Samuel Butler

Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist.
-- G. K. Chesterton

Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
-- George Clemenceau

Music is the art of thinking with sounds.
-- Jules Combarieu

The whole problem can be stated quite simply by asking, "Is there a meaning to music?" My answer would be, "Yes." And "Can you state in so many words what the meaning is?" My answer to that would be, "No."
-- Aaron Copland

We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out.
-- Decca Recording Company, rejecting the Beatles, 1962

This compact disc is made from analog masters recorded without noise reduction. Half the tracks, in fact, were recorded in a dismal, cheap basement eight-track studio with puddles of water on the floor. Digital technology will now faithfully reproduce these noisy, low-fi, un-professional masters at great expense. feel stupid yet?
-- Disclaimer on a CD

Hell is a half-filled auditorium.
-- Robert Frost

Cute little babies that fall out of swings - These are a few of my favourite things.
-- Oscar Hammerstein, working lyric for a piece from "The Sound of Music"

If a thing is worth doing at all, it is worth doing badly.
-- Gustav Holst, on amateur music-making

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

2,400,000 Americans play the accordian - hopefully not at the same time.
-- inside of a Pepsi cap

Opera in English is, in the main, about as sensible as baseball in Italian.
-- H. L. Mencken

There is nothing more notable in Socrates than that he found time, when he was an old man, to learn music and dancing, and thought it time well spent.
-- Michel de Montaigne