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Quotations About / On: MUSIC

  • 11.
    Music and Wine are one.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Bacchus," Poems (1847).)
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  • 12.
    Music was invented to confirm human loneliness.
    (Lawrence Durrell (1912-1990), British author. Clea, in Clea, ch. 1, sct. 4 (1960).)
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  • 13.
    We often feel sad in the presence of music without words; and often more than that in the presence of music without music.
    (Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910), U.S. author. "More Maxims of Mark," p. 947, Mark Twain: Collected Tales, Sketches, Speeches, & Essays, 1891-1910, Library of America (1992).)
  • 14.
    Mathematics: silent harmonies. Music: sounding numbers.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)
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  • 15.
    Exquisite nature, daydreams, and music say one thing, real life another.
    (Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Narrator in In a Native Corner, Works, vol. 9, p. 324, "Nauka" (1976).)
  • 16.
    The stage is life, music, beautiful girls, legs, breasts, not talk or intellectualism or dried-up academics.
    (Harold Clurman (1901-1980), U.S. stage director, critic. quoted in Robert Brustein, "The Vitality of Harold Clurman," pt. 1, Who Needs Theatre (1987).)
  • 17.
    Rap is poetry to music—like beatniks without beards and bongos.
    (David Lee Roth (1955), U.S. rock musician. quoted in Rolling Stone (New York, Dec. 1990).)
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  • 18.
    Syncopations are no indication of light or trashy music, and to shy bricks at "hateful ragtime" no longer passes for musical culture.
    (Scott Joplin (1868-1917), U.S. pianist, composer. The School of Ragtime, preface (1908).)
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  • 19.
    I hear noises which others don't hear and which disturb for me the music of the spheres, which others don't hear either.
    (Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian writer. Trans. by Harry Zohn, originally published in Beim Wort genommen (1955). Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths, University of Chicago Press (1990).)
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  • 20.
    Classic music is th' kind that we keep thinkin'll turn into a tune.
    (Kin Hubbard (F. [Frank] Mckinney Hubbard) (1868-1930), U.S. humorist, journalist. Comments of Abe Martin and His Neighbors (1923).)
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