Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, gaiety and life to everything. It is the essence of order and lends to all that is good and just and beautiful.
Why do I teach music? Not because I expect you to major in music. Not because I expect you to play all your life. But so you will be human. So you will recognize beauty. So you will be sensitive. So you will have something to cling to. So you will have more love, more compassion, more gentleness, more good, in short, more life. Of what value will it be to make a prosperous living unless you know how to live? That is why I teach music.
I think people who truly can live a life in music are telling the world, “You can have my love, you can have my smiles. Forget the bad parts, you don't need them. Just take the music, the goodness, because it's the very best, and it's the part I give most willingly.
- George Harrison, The Beatles
If music be the food of love, play on.
Without music, life would be a mistake.
Music, in performance, is a type of sculpture. The air in the performance is sculpted into something.
I was born with music inside me. Music was of my parts, like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart - like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me – like food or water.
Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
-Ludwig van Beethoven
If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music.
Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life.
If you look deep enough you will see music; the heart of nature being everywhere.
When words leave off, music begins.
There is nothing like music to relieve the soul and uplift it.
Music should be your escape.