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Quotations on Music

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Mozart tells us what it's like to be human, Beethoven tells us what it's like to be Beethoven and Bach tells us what it's like to be the universe.

~ Douglas Adams

There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.

~ Albert Schweitzer

Basically when offering advice to those wanting to make it in the music industry I give fairly simple advice. Sellout and write catchy tunes, it's all for the money and chicks.

~ Phil Collins

When we are touched by a song, it is because the artist cannot hide himself.

~ Leonard Cohen

I love rock-n-roll. I think it's an exciting art form. It's revolutionary. Still revolutionary and it changed people. It changed their hearts. But yeah, even rock-n-roll has a lot of rubbish, really bad music.

~ Nick Cave

I think there is a certain perversity in my music in that I continue, you know, to eat at the same ball of vomit year after year.

~ Nick Cave

Chamber music -- a conversation between friends.

~ Catherine Drinker Bowen

Broadway is a tough, tough arena for singing.

~ Julie Andrews


I understand the inventor of the bagpipes was inspired when he saw a man carrying an indignant, asthmatic pig under his arm. Unfortunately, the manmade sound never equalled the purity of the sound achieved by the pig.

~ Alfred Hitchcock

The fish trap exists because of the fish. Once you've gotten the fish you can forget the trap. The rabbit snare exists because of the rabbit. Once you've gotten the rabbit, you can forget the snare. Words exist because of meaning. Once you've gotten the meaning, you can forget the words. Where can I find a man who has forgotten words so I can talk with him?

~ Chuang Tzu

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