Music Quotes

What follows are quotes that I have been collecting over the years.  This seemed like a good way to put them all in one place and share them with others.  Do you know of a good quote about music that you don't see here?  Leave it in the comments below!

"Music is a moral law. It gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, gaiety and life to everything." 

~ Plato (428-348 BC)

“Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.”
~ Confucious (551-479 BC)

“Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.”
~ Lao Tzu (600-470 BC)

“My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.”
~ Martin Luther (1483 - 1546)

“The man that hath no music in himself,
 Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds,
 Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils:
 The motions of his spirit are dull as night,
 And his affections dark as Erebus.
 Let no such be trusted.  Mark the music.”
~ William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

“Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.”
~ Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

“If you look deep enough you will see music; the heart of nature being everywhere music.”
~ Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)

“When words leave off, music begins.”
~ Heinrich Heine  (1797-1856)

“Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”
~ Berthold Auerbach (1812-1882)

“Without music, life would be a mistake.”
~ Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

“After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.”
~ Aldous Huxley  (1894-1963)

“Music is my religion.”
~ Jimi Hendrix  (1942-1970)

“Music can change the world because it can change people.”
~ Paul "Bono" Hewson (1960-present)

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