Quotations About / On: MUSIC
Music dissolves the straight and narrow.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).)
In memory everything seems to happen to music.
(Tennessee Williams (1914-1983), U.S. dramatist. Tom, in The Glass Menagerie, sc. 1 (1944).)
Music and Wine are one.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Bacchus," Poems (1847).)
Music was invented to confirm human loneliness.
(Lawrence Durrell (1912-1990), British author. Clea, in Clea, ch. 1, sct. 4 (1960).)
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).)
Music helps me to tap into an
(Tameeka Smith (2014))
area of my soul where I never
Ardean hooked me with his music,
(From the poem 'Fishing With Older Men' by Brian Johnston)
I swallowed that bait whole, so deep,
It have would killed me to retrieve the hook.
Mathematics: silent harmonies. Music: sounding numbers.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)
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).)
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).)