What are some of your favorite 'music' quotes?

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  1. Chu Gai

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    Without music, life would be a mistake. - Nietzche

    Music expresses that which cannot be said on which it is impossible to be silent. - Victor Hugo

    Music can name the un-nameable and communicate the unknowable. - Leonard Bernstein

    Music is well said to be the speech of angels; in fact, nothing among the utterances allowed to man is felt to be so dive. It brings us near to the infinite. - Thomas Carlyle

    Some of yours are?
     
  2. Elinor

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    "If music be the food of love, play on" -- Shakespeare

    I'm not sure what it means but it sounds very deep [​IMG]
     
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    "Writing about music is like dancing about architecture." I can't remember who said that.
     
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    Music hath charms to soothe the savage breast (or beast) - not sure which is accurate, but from Shakespeare.

    Architecture in general is frozen music - Schelling. Sort of about music, anyway [​IMG]



    BTW, neat idea for a thread
     
  5. Tony-B

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    "Rock and roll can be dangerous and fun at the same time." - Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day)

    "If music is dying, musicians are killing it. Composers are the ones decomposing it. We are as responsible as anyone--although we'd love not to admit it. We lash out at "The Industry", blaming things like corporate structure for our shitty music--but we are the ones making it." -Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Dillinger Escape Plan, Fantomas, Tomahawk) (Read this piece for more: http://www.rickywolking.com/html/diary.htm )

    "Punk is musical freedom. It's saying, doing and playing what you want. In Webster's terms, nirvana means freedom from pain, suffering and the external work, and that's pretty close to my definition of punk rock." -Kurt Cobain (Nirvana)

    "Music is for you and me, not the fucking industry." -Biohazard (from their song "Business")

    "Rock and Roll ain't noise pollution." -AC/DC (from the song of the same name)
     
  6. Chu Gai

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    Wagner's music is better than it sounds. - Mark Twain

    True music must repeat the thought and inspirations of the people and the time. My people are Americans and my time is today. - George Gershwin

    You're talking to someone who really understands rock music. - Tipper Gore (wife of former VP Al Gore who had stated that he invented the internet)
     
  7. Steve Kuester

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    Songs are to a man what crying is to a baby, they communicate the unspeakable with sound. - Wayne Coyne, The Flaming Lips
     
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    "These go to eleven" - Nigel Tufnel
     
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    No music= No life: Tower Records
     
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    Trite, overdone, and utterly cliche now, but: "If it's too loud, you're too old."

    "I make music because I love to make music, not because I care about other people's reactions to it." - Todd Wilkinson of Team Sleep
     
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    From Frank Zappa's "Packard Goose" (Joes Garage):

    Information is not knowledge
    Knowledge is not wisdom
    Wisdom is not truth
    Truth is not beauty
    Beauty is not love
    Love is not music
    Music is the best...
     
  12. Robert Powers

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    "Music! Just Listen!"

    I just made that one up.
     
  13. NeilTHI

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    'I gave up drugs when the doctor told me I had six months to live'
    Keith Richards, The Rollling Stones

    'What we do is what we've always done, drinking, doing drugs and looking for girls' Julian Casablancas, The Strokes.

    'Madonna had very soft lips. Kissing a woman is quite pleasant'
    Christina Aguilera

    'I’ve never used an iron or washing machine. I consider myself a good wife, but life’s too short to cook when you can order take out’s.'
    Jessica Simpson


    These are from thisdayinmusic.com they have loads of good ones![​IMG]
     
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    "I go back so far I'm in front of me!" - Paul McCartney's "The World Tonight", from the album "Flaming Pie"
     
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    "Bring a girlfriend mabye bring two I got my camera we'll make a star out of you" Motley Crue
     
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    "I didn't know Buffalos had wings" - Jessica Simpson Not exactly music related, but the other JS quote reminded me of that incredible IQ she has.

    "If you don't believe drugs have done some good things for us, do me a favor: go home tonight and take all your albums, take all your tapes and all your CDs and burn 'em. Because you know what? The musicians that have made all that great music that has enhanced your lives througout the years....REAL f*ing high on drugs." - Unknown - excerpt from Tool's Third Eye
     
  17. mike caronia

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    The music business is a cruel and shallow trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men lie like dogs. There is also a negative side. - Hunter S. Thompson
     
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    Frank Zappa:

    "Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid"
     
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    It's 'breast' and it's not Shakespeare, but William Congreve (rather later than Shakespeare - late 17th/early 18th century) from a play called The Mourning Bride.
     
  20. mike caronia

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    wow, i post a quote from a guy and then he kills himself later that day.
    i'll stick to posting once a year. freaky!
     

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