Music is of two kinds: one petty, poor, second-rate, never varying, its base the hundred or so phrasings which all musicians understand, a babbling which is more or less pleasant, the life that most composers live.
The function of music is to release us from the tyranny of conscious thought.
Most people still steal music.
Great music is that which penetrates the ear with facility and leaves the memory with difficulty. Magical music never leaves the memory.
A musicologist is a man who can read music but can't hear it.
She was one of those people who say "I don't know anything about music really, but I know what I like."
Instrumentation is to music precisely what color is to painting.
One thing about music, when it hits you feel no pain.
People haven't always been there for me but music always has.
Everybody has that point in their life where you hit a crossroads and you've had a bunch of bad days and there's different ways you can deal with it and the way I dealt with it was I just turned completely to music.
Happy are they that go to bed with grave music.
Maybe music will save the world.
The most important thing in music is what is not in the notes
I feel the popular music of a certain time really tells you a lot about what life was like in that period.
Music, the greatest good that mortals know, And all of heaven we have below.