Quotations About / On: MUSIC

  • 51.
    Hell is full of musical amateurs: music is the brandy of the damned.
    (George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. Don Juan, in Man and Superman, act 3.)
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  • 52.
    Music dissolves the straight and narrow.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).)
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  • 53.
    In memory everything seems to happen to music.
    (Tennessee Williams (1914-1983), U.S. dramatist. Tom, in The Glass Menagerie, sc. 1 (1944).)
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  • 54.
    There is nothing stable in the world; uproar's your only music.
    (John Keats (1795-1821), British poet. letter, Jan. 13-19, 1818, to his brothers George and Thomas Keats. Letters of John Keats, no. 37, ed. Frederick Page (1954).)
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  • 55.
    Nothing is capable of being well set to music that is not nonsense.
    (Joseph Addison (1672-1719), British essayist. Spectator (London, March 21, 1711), no. 18. On the effect of Italian opera on the English stage.)
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  • 56.
    Music and Wine are one.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Bacchus," Poems (1847).)
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  • 57.
    The still, sad music of humanity,
    (William Wordsworth (1770-1850), British poet. Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey (l. 92). . . The Poems; Vol. 1 [William Wordsworth]. John O. Hayden, ed. (1977, repr. 1990) Penguin Books.)
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  • 58.
    Music was invented to confirm human loneliness.
    (Lawrence Durrell (1912-1990), British author. Clea, in Clea, ch. 1, sct. 4 (1960).)
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  • 59.
    My love shall hear the music of my hounds.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Theseus, in A Midsummer Night's Dream, act 4, sc. 1, l. 106. Speaking to Hippolyta.)
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  • 60.
    Imperceptibly the love of these dischords grew upon me as my love of music grew stronger.
    (Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), U.S. author. The Letters of Edgar Allan Poe, letter, December 1, 1835, to Beverly Tucker, ed. John Ward Ostrom (1966). The poetics of atonality.)
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