Quotations About / On: MUSIC
Music is the soul of life; indeed an antidote to a depressing mind
Mathematics: silent harmonies. Music: sounding numbers.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)
Music for the neck downwards.
(Keith Richards (b. 1943), British rock guitarist. Quoted in Simon Frith, Sound Effects: Youth, Leisure and the Politics of Rock, ch. 7 (1979).)
Exquisite nature, daydreams, and music say one thing, real life another.
(Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Narrator in In a Native Corner, Works, vol. 9, p. 324, "Nauka" (1976).)
Rap is poetry to musiclike beatniks without beards and bongos.
(David Lee Roth (1955), U.S. rock musician. quoted in Rolling Stone (New York, Dec. 1990).)
Jazz music is an intensified feeling of nonchalance.
(Françoise Sagan (b. 1935), French novelist. Dominique, in A Certain Smile, pt. 1, ch. 7 (1956).)
Classic music is th' kind that we keep thinkin'll turn into a tune.
(Kin Hubbard (F. [Frank] Mckinney Hubbard) (1868-1930), U.S. humorist, journalist. Comments of Abe Martin and His Neighbors (1923).)
A woman's two cents worth is worth two cents in the music business.
(Loretta Lynn (b. 1930), U.S. singer. Quoted in Los Angeles Times (May 26, 1974).)
A lot of pop music is about stealing pocket money from children.
(Ian Anderson (b. 1947), British rock musician. Rolling Stone (New York, Nov. 30, 1989).)
The first condition for making music is not to make a noise.
(José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. El cohete y la estrella (The Rocket and the Star), p. 67, Madrid, Biblioteca de Indice (1923).)