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A collection of note-worthy quotes that can be related to music:



"Every Artist was first an amateur."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I've never known a musician who regretted being one. 

Whatever deceptions life may have in store for you, music itself is not going to let you down."

 -Virgil Thomson

"If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music."

- Gustav Mahler

"Music begins where the possibilities of language end."

 - Jean Sibelius

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

 - Bono

"If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music.

I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music"

 - Albert Einstein (Did you know that Einstein played the violin?)

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”

 - Plato

“I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity.

It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.”

 - Billy Joel

"If first you don't succeed...Try, try, again!"

 - Unknown

"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.

Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."

 - Mark Twain

“Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.

Music is the electrical soil in which the spirit lives, thinks and invents.”

 - Ludwig van Beethoven

"To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe."

- Anatole France

“Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art.”

 - Claude Debussy

"I may be helping to bring harmony between people through my music."

- Nat King Cole

“Music . . . can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable.”

 - Leonard Bernstein

“Where words fail, music speaks.” 

 - Hans Christian Andersen

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