A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.
If you don't live it, it won't come out your horn.
You are the music while the music lasts.
I never had much interest in the piano until I realized that every time I played, a girl would appear on the piano bench to my left and another to my right.
Music is my mistress and she plays second fiddle to no one.
Playing 'bop' is like playing Scrabble with all the vowels missing.
When she started to play, Steinway came down personally and rubbed his name off the piano.
Country music is three chords and the truth.
Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune.
There is music in all things, if men had ears.
Music is the universal language of mankind.
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 expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.
Life can't be all bad when for ten dollars you can buy all the Beethoven sonatas and listen to them for ten years.
If anyone has conducted a Beethoven performance, and then doesn't have to go to an osteopath, then there's something wrong.
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 the medicine of the breaking heart.
I am not handsome, but when women hear me play, they come crawling to my feet.
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 indeed the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.
Music, once admitted to the soul, becomes a sort of spirit, and never dies.
Who hears music feels his solitude peopled at once.
My idea is that there is music in the air, music all around us; the world is full of it, and you simply take as much as you require.
Jazz is the only music in which the same note can be played night after night but differently each time.
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