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    When I speak of the gifted listener, I am thinking of the nonmusician primarily, of the listener who intends to retain his amateur status. It is the thought of just such a listener that excites the composer in me.

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A musicologist is a man who can read music but can't hear it.

A musicologist is a man who can read music but can't hear it.

by Sir Thomas Beecham Found in: Music Quotes,
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Music is what feelings sound like.

Music is what feelings sound like.

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Music is the art of thinking with sounds.

Music is the art of thinking with sounds.

by Jules Combarieu Found in: Music Quotes,
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My music fights against the system that teaches to live and die.

My music fights against the system that teaches to live and die.

by Bob Marley Found in: Music Quotes,
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I don't believe in having bands for solo records.

I don't believe in having bands for solo records.

by Mick Jagger Found in: Music Quotes,
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Composers should write tunes that chauffeurs and errand boys can whistle.

Composers should write tunes that chauffeurs and errand boys can whistle.

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I've outdone anyone you can name -- Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, Strauss. Irving Berlin, he wrote 1,001 tunes. I wrote 5,500.

I've outdone anyone you can name -- Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, Strauss. Irving Berlin, he wrote 1,001 tunes. I wrote 5,500.

by James Brown Found in: Music Quotes,
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When people hear good music, it makes them homesick for something they never had, and never will have.

When people hear good music, it makes them homesick for something they never had, and never will have.

by Edgar Watson Howe Found in: Music Quotes,
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I'm saddest when I sing.

I'm saddest when I sing.

by Thomas Haynes Bayly Found in: Music Quotes,
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