Just cut and paste the authors name to find the rest of that persons quotes
- 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