Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
If music be the food of love, play on.
I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.
No matter what culture you're from, everyone loves music.
Music expresses that which cannot be put into words.
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.
Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature and everlasting beauty of monotony.
The bottom line is that musicians love to make music and always will.
People who love jazz musicians love us when we play what we want to play and we're starving. But as soon as you commercialize your sound like Wes Montgomery did, the jazz fans and the critics are down on you!
Just as a musician loves music and not nightingales, and a poet loves poetry and not sunsets, a painter is not primarily a person who responds to figures and landscapes. He is primarily one who loves pictures.
I love power. But it is as an artist that I love it. I love it as a musician loves his violin, to draw out its sounds and chords and harmonies.
That's for non-musicians to say: "I only listen to this or that type of music." I think musicians love all music, or at least that's my case.
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