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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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Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist.

Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist.

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Through the music I hope to give it an arc that gives it a greater sense of a journey through read more

Through the music I hope to give it an arc that gives it a greater sense of a journey through the set rather than a bunch of songs.

by Gotye Found in: Music Quotes,
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After silence that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.

After silence that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.

by Aldous Huxley Found in: Music Quotes,
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Everywhere in the world, music enhances a hall, with one exception: Carnegie Hall enhances the music.

Everywhere in the world, music enhances a hall, with one exception: Carnegie Hall enhances the music.

by Isaac Stern Found in: Music Quotes,
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I don't sing because I'm happy; I'm happy because I sing.

I don't sing because I'm happy; I'm happy because I sing.

by William James Found in: Music Quotes,
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I need drama in my life to keep making music.

I need drama in my life to keep making music.

by Eminem Found in: Music Quotes,
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Giving jazz the Congressional seal of approval is a little like making Huck Finn an honorary Boy Scout.

Giving jazz the Congressional seal of approval is a little like making Huck Finn an honorary Boy Scout.

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Music must rank as the highest of the arts -- more than any other, it ministers to human welfare.

Music must rank as the highest of the arts -- more than any other, it ministers to human welfare.

by Herbert Spencer Found in: Music Quotes,
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Her voice, the music of the spheres,
So loud, it deafens mortals' ears;
As wise philosophers have read more

Her voice, the music of the spheres,
So loud, it deafens mortals' ears;
As wise philosophers have thought,
And that's the cause we hear it not.

by Samuel Butler Found in: Music Quotes,
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