Quotations About / On: MUSIC
Death is my song life my melody and music my eternity.
(Life and music.)
Poetry devoid of music is life devoid of air.
(John Lars Zwerenz)
Music reveals you to yourself.
The sound of the raptor wings of the kestrel is not to other birds music orchestral
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).)