A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.
I am not handsome, but when women hear me play, they come crawling to my feet.
You are the music while the music lasts.
Country music is three chords and the truth.
There is music in all things, if men had ears.
What passion cannot music raise and quell!
When she started to play, Steinway came down personally and rubbed his name off the piano.
Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune.
Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.
Music is the universal language of mankind.
Music is well said to be the speech of angels.
Life can't be all bad when for ten dollars you can buy all the Beethoven sonatas and listen to them for ten years.
Who hears music feels his solitude peopled at once.
Sorrow, gladness, yearning, hope, and love belong to all of us, in all times and in all places. Music is the only means whereby we feel these emotions in their universality.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
It's easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself.
Music is an agreeable harmony for the honor of God and the permissible delights of the soul.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.
Its language is a language which the soul alone understands, but which the soul can never translate.
There is no truer truth obtainable by Man than comes of music
The piano has been drinking, not me.
Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art.
Most people use music as a couch; they want to be pillowed on it, relaxed and consoled for the stress of daily living. But serious music was never meant to be soporific.
Master your instrument. Master the music. And then forget all that bullshit and just play.
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