Quotations About / On: MUSIC
As a tide floats all boats..As great music lifts all lyrics
..so do love's spirit pinions..give wings to all opinions.
Music is the soul of life; indeed an antidote to a depressing mind
'And those who were seen dancing
were thought to be insane
by those who could not hear the music'
Music helps me to tap into an
(Tameeka Smith (2014))
area of my soul where I never
Ardean hooked me with his music,
(From the poem 'Fishing With Older Men' by Brian Johnston)
I swallowed that bait whole, so deep,
It have would killed me to retrieve the hook.
Mathematics: silent harmonies. Music: sounding numbers.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)
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).)
The stage is life, music, beautiful girls, legs, breasts, not talk or intellectualism or dried-up academics.
(Harold Clurman (1901-1980), U.S. stage director, critic. quoted in Robert Brustein, "The Vitality of Harold Clurman," pt. 1, Who Needs Theatre (1987).)
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).)
Syncopations are no indication of light or trashy music, and to shy bricks at "hateful ragtime" no longer passes for musical culture.
(Scott Joplin (1868-1917), U.S. pianist, composer. The School of Ragtime, preface (1908).)