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    Quotations about Music

    • Music is essentially useless, as life is.
      Life of Reason (1905) vol. 4, ch. 4, by George Santayana
    • Music is essentially useless, as life is: but both have an ideal extension which lends utility to its conditions.
      Life of Reason (1905) vol. 4, ch. 4, by George Santayana
    • But then there's a moment like tonight, a profound and transcendent experience, the feeling as if a door has opened, and it's all because of that instrument, that incredible, magical instrument.
      Northern Exposure, Mite Makes Right, 1994, by Andrew Schneider
    • When griping grief the heart doth wound, and doleful dumps the mind opresses, then music, with her silver sound, with speedy help doth lend redress.
    • If music be the food of love, play on; Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die. That strain again! it had a dying fall: O, it came o'er my ear like the sweet sound That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing and giving odour!
      "Twelfth Night", Act 1 scene 1, by William Shakespeare
    • Hell is full of musical amateurs.
    • Hell is full of musical amateurs: music is the brandy of the damned.
      Man and Superman (1903) act 3, by George Bernard Shaw
    • [T]here's no bad day that can't be overcome by listening to a barbershop quartet; this is just truth, plain and simple.
      The World According to Chuck weblog, September 30, 2003, by Chuck Sigars
    • My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.
    • My music is best understood by children and animals.
      In Observer 8 Oct. 1961, by Igor Stravinsky
    If we're missing any Music quotations, do let us know.

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