Quotations About / On: MUSIC

  • 41.
    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).)
  • 42.
    Rap is poetry to music—like beatniks without beards and bongos.
    (David Lee Roth (1955), U.S. rock musician. quoted in Rolling Stone (New York, Dec. 1990).)
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  • 43.
    Jazz music is an intensified feeling of nonchalance.
    (Françoise Sagan (b. 1935), French novelist. Dominique, in A Certain Smile, pt. 1, ch. 7 (1956).)
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  • 44.
    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).)
  • 45.
    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).)
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  • 46.
    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).)
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  • 47.
    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).)
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  • 48.
    The English may not like music, but they absolutely love the noise it makes.
    (Thomas Beecham (1879-1961), British conductor. Quoted in New York Herald Tribune (March 9, 1961).)
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  • 49.
    Extraordinary how potent cheap music is.
    (Noël Coward (1899-1973), British actor, playwright, composer. Amanda, in Private Lives, act 1 (1930), published in Play Parade (1931). In the 1930 recording of the play, the words (spoken by Gertrude Lawrence) were "Strange how potent cheap music is.")
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  • 50.
    Always, however brutal an age may actually have been, its style transmits its music only.
    (André Malraux (1901-1976), French man of letters, statesman. Quoted in Lillian Smith, The Journey, ch. 15 (1955).)
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