If music be the food of love, play on, Give me excess of it; that surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die.
Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.
Music, when soft voices die Vibrates in the memory.
There's music in the sighing of a reed; There's music in the gushing of a rill; There's music in all things, if men had ears; The earth is but the music of the spheres.
If music be the food of love, play on.
What passion cannot music raise and quell!
I am not handsome, but when women hear me play, they come crawling to my feet.
Music is the medicine of the breaking heart.
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.
If anyone has conducted a Beethoven performance, and then doesn't have to go to an osteopath, then there's something wrong.
Music, once admitted to the soul, becomes a sort of spirit, and never dies.
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.
Playing 'bop' is like playing Scrabble with all the vowels missing.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Music cleanses the understanding;
inspires it, and lifts it into a realm
which it would not reach if it were left to itself.
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 was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
When she started to play, Steinway came down personally and rubbed his name off the piano.
Country music is three chords and the truth.
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.
Who hears music feels his solitude peopled at once.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music.
Life is like a piano. What you get out of it depends on how you play it.
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