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Here are two of mine:

“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.”
-V. Hugo

“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.”
-Plato


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And finally soared in the morning glow while non-believers watched from below.”
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From this thread (which also links to more similar threads), I like:

"Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life."
Berthold Auerbach

"Practice is the great Magician, who not only makes apparent impossibilities performable, but ever easy."
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"You are the music while the music lasts" - T.S. Eliot
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I'm not sure if this is "my favorite" but it's the one that springs to mind. From Harry Potter and the Philosopher's (aka Sorcerer's) Stone:

Originally Posted by Albus Dumbledore
"Ah, music," he said, wiping his eyes. "A magic far beyond all we do here!"


(In context this is a humerous observation, but true none the less).


  • Debussy - Le Petit Nègre, L. 114
  • Haydn - Sonata in Gm, Hob. XVI/44

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Making music is like making love: the act is always the same, but each time is different. Rubenstein.

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i write music as a sow piddles - wolfgang amadeus mozart grin ha


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i call it the paino because its where i put all my pain
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Jerry Lee Lewis said to his cousin Jimmy Swaggart (infamous evangelist) ... "If I'm going to heck, then I'll go there playing the piano"


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"Holding an electric guitar reduces your I.Q. 50 or 60 points"

Walter Becker ( of Steely Dan )

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Captain Beefheart's 10 Commandments of Guitar Playing

1. Listen to the birds.
That's where all the music comes from. Birds know everything about how it should sound and where that sound should come from. And watch hummingbirds. They fly really fast, but a lot of times they aren't going anywhere.

2. Your guitar is not really a guitar Your guitar is a divining rod.
Use it to find spirits in the other world and bring them over. A guitar is also a fishing rod. If you're good, you'll land a big one.

3. Practice in front of a bush
Wait until the moon is out, then go outside, eat a multi-grained bread and play your guitar to a bush. If the bush dosen't shake, eat another piece of bread.

4. Walk with the devil
Old Delta blues players referred to guitar amplifiers as the "devil box." And they were right. You have to be an equal opportunity employer in terms of who you're bringing over from the other side. Electricity attracts devils and demons. Other instruments attract other spirits. An acoustic guitar attracts Casper. A mandolin attracts Wendy. But an electric guitar attracts Beelzebub.

5. If you're guilty of thinking, you're out
If your brain is part of the process, you're missing it. You should play like a drowning man, struggling to reach shore. If you can trap that feeling, then you have something that is fur bearing.

6. Never point your guitar at anyone
Your instrument has more clout than lightning. Just hit a big chord then run outside to hear it. But make sure you are not standing in an open field.

7. Always carry a church key
That's your key-man clause. Like One String Sam. He's one. He was a Detroit street musician who played in the fifties on a homemade instrument. His song "I Need a Hundred Dollars" is warm pie. Another key to the church is Hubert Sumlin, Howlin' Wolf's guitar player. He just stands there like the Statue of Liberty-making you want to look up her dress the whole time to see how he's doing it.

8. Don't wipe the sweat off your instrument
You need that stink on there. Then you have to get that stink onto your music.

9. Keep your guitar in a dark place
When you're not playing your guitar, cover it and keep it in a dark place. If you don't play your guitar for more than a day, be sure you put a saucer of water in with it.

10. You gotta have a hood for your engine
Keep that hat on. A hat is a pressure cooker. If you have a roof on your house, the hot air can't escape. Even a lima bean has to have a piece of wet paper around it to make it grow.


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Originally Posted by spanishbuddha
Making music is like making love: the act is always the same, but each time is different. Rubenstein.


But, is the "act" always the same?


How about "Music hath charms to sooth the savage breast" (or is it "beast"?). I forget.

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"If you don't make mistakes, you're not trying hard enough." (Charlie Parker)


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"Das Wichtigste in der Musik steht nicht in den Noten" (Gustav Mahler)

"The most important thing in music is not the notes."

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Originally Posted by joyoussong
"If you don't make mistakes, you're not trying hard enough." (Charlie Parker)


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I read it in a Brit Lit class in college and never forgot it:

"Music can be made anywhere, is invisible and does not smell."

-W.H. Auden

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Without music life would be a mistake. ~Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche


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"Musicians are incredibly complex, and know far less than other artists what they want and what they are; their psychology is a modern development, and has not yet been understood..."

-E.M. Forster


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Ken. Excellent quote you have there. I could not agree more. And it seems to me you have found a very fine approach to music; classical and jazz, Bach and Bop.

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"When did we lose the joy of playing classical music? It’s almost like we have to suffer. Enough with depression!" That's Gabriela Montero. :-)


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