Musical Quotes

Throughout the ages, iconic figures of all kinds have shared with us with their thoughts and feelings about music.  After reading just a few of the quotes below, you’ll understand why we at Flatts & Sharpe love music—the insights and experiences it has to share with us. Like the quoted below, collectively, we are a group of teachers and students, children and adults, artists and intellectuals…of course, we’re musicians too. We hope you enjoy these!

“The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils.”
– William Shakespeare

“Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music.”
– Ronald Reagan

“It is piracy, not overt online music stores, which is our main competitor.”
– Steve Jobs

Beatles Quote“Music is everybody’s possession. It’s only publishers who think that people own it.”
– John Lennon

“Without music, life would be a mistake.”
– Friedrich Nietzsche

“Music is part of being human.”
– Oliver Sacks

“Music is my religion.”
– Jimi Hendrix

“Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.”
– Lao Tzu

“The woods would be very silent if the only birds that sang were those who sang best…”
– Henry David Thoreau

“Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.”
– Ludwig Von Beethoven

“Music is a defining element of character.”
– Plato

“Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music.”
– Sergei Rachmaninov

“No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.”
– Billy Joel

“Where words fail, music speaks.”
– Hans Christian Anderson

“Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.”
– Ludwig van Beethoven

“Music is nothing separate from me. It is me… You’d have to remove the music surgically. ”
– Ray Charles

“Music is the shorthand of emotion.”
– Leo Tolstoy

“Trying to explain music is like trying to dance architecture.”
– Thelonious Monk

“Jazz is the big brother of Revolution. Revolution follows it around.”
– Miles Davis

“Music can change the world because it can change people.”
– Bono

“Nothing pleases me more than to go into a room and come out with a piece of music.”
– Paul McCartney

“Music is the strongest form of magic.”
– Marilyn Manson

Did all those musical quotes hit a note in you (pun intended)? Live in Chicago and interested in music lessons? Come play with us at Flatts & Sharpe!

~ by flattsandsharpe on April 21, 2012.

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