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'Tis the common disease of all your musicians that they know no mean, to be entreated, either to begin or end.
~ Ben Johnson

 

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A good composer does not imitate; he steals.
~ Igor Stravinsky

 

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A good composer is slowly discovered a bad composer is slowly found out.
~ Ernest Newman

 

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I'm not going to be joining ZZ Top. You know they can't play my stuff. It's too complicated.
~ James Brown

 

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A jazz musician is a juggler who uses harmonies instead of oranges.
~ Benny Green

 

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A lot of people are singing about how screwed up the world is, and I don't think that everybody wants to hear about that all the time.
~ Mariah Carey

 

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A musicologist is a man who can read music but cannot hear it.
~ Sir Thomas Beecham

 

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A song will outlive all sermons in the memory.
~ Henry Giles

 

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A symphony is a stage play with the parts written for instruments instead of for actors.
~ Colin Wilson

 

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A verbal art like poetry is reflective; it stops to think. Music is immediate, it goes on to become.
~ W. H. Auden

 

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A woman's two cents worth is worth two cents in the music business.
~ Loretta Lynn

 

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After silence that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
~ Aldous Huxley

 

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Alas! all music jars when the soul's out of tune.
~ Miguel De Cervantes

 

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All art constantly aspires towards the condition of music.
~ Walter Pater

 

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All good music resembles something. Good music stirs by its mysterious resemblance to the objects and feelings which motivated it.
~ Jean Cocteau

 

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All my concerts had no sounds in them; they were completely silent. People had to make up their own music in their minds!
~ Yoko Ono

 

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Americans want grungy people, stabbing themselves in the head on stage. They get a bright bunch like us, with deodorant on, they don't get it.
~ Liam Gallagher

 

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Beethoven can write music, thank God, but he can do nothing else on earth.
~ Ludwig Van Beethoven

 

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Berlioz says nothing in his music, but he says it magnificently.
~ James G. Huneker

 

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Canned music is like audible wallpaper.
~ Alistair Cooke

 

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