Quotations About / On: MUSIC
there is music hidden in corners to be found by a child exploring shadows
(from the poem 'there is music' by r soos)
Art is a jealous mistress, and, if a man have a genius for painting, poetry, music, architecture or philosophy, he makes a bad husband and an ill provider.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. The Conduct of Life, "Wealth," (1860).)
The general so likes your music, that he desires you for love's sake to make no more noise with it.
(William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Clown, in Othello, act 3, sc. 1, l. 11-3.)
There was never yet such a storm but it was Æolian music to a healthy and innocent ear.
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, p. 145, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
It is from the blues that all that may be called American music derives its most distinctive character.
(James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938), U.S. author, poet. Black Manhattan, ch. 11 (1930).)
What is music. A passion for colonies not a love of country.
(Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author. (Written 1916). "Let Us Be Easily Careful," Painted Lace, Yale University Press (1955).)
Music at its best is not in need of novelty; indeed, the older it is, the more one is accustomed to it, the stronger its effect.
(Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Wilhelm Meister's Travels, Reflections in the Spirit of the Travellers (1829).)
Morning work! By the blushes of Aurora and the music of Memnon, what should be man's morning work in this world?
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, p. 40, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
Life has been your art. You have set yourself to music. Your days are your sonnets.
(Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Lord Henry to Dorian Gray, in The Picture of Dorian Gray, ch. 19 (1891).)
Who that has heard a strain of music feared then lest he should speak extravagantly any more forever?
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, p. 357, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)