Meaningful Quotes about Music
Of all earthly music, that which reaches the farthest into heaven is the beating of a loving heart.—Beecher
Music is the medicine of an afflicted mind, a sweet sad measure is the balm of a wounded spirit; and joy is heightened by exultant strains.—Henry Giles.
Sweet music! sacred tongue of God.—Charles G. Leland.
The great composer does not set to work because he is inspired, but becomes inspired because he is working. Beethoven, Wagner, Bach and Mozart settled down day after day to the job in hand with as much regularity as an accountant settles down each day to his figures. They didn't waste time waiting for inspiration.
- Ernest Newman
Music is the fourth great material want of our natures,—first food, then raiment, then shelter, then music.—Bovee.
When griping grief the heart doth wound,
And doleful dumps the mind oppress,
Then music, with her silver sound,
With speedy help doth lend redress.
I think sometimes could I only have music on my own terms; could I live in a great city, and know where I could go whenever I wished the ablution and inundation of musical waves, that were a bath and a medicine.—Emerson.
Music hath charms to soothe a savage breast,
To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.
There's music in the sighing of a reed;
There's music in the gushing of a rill;
There's music in all things, if men had ears.
The man that hath no music in himself,
Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds,
Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils.
O, pleasant is the welcome kiss
When day's dull round is o'er;
And sweet the music of the step
That meets us at the door.
Not the rich viol, trump, cymbal, nor horn,
Guitar, nor cittern, nor the pining flute,
Are half so sweet as tender human words.
Music cleanses the understanding, inspires it, and lifts it into a realm which it would not reach if it were left to itself.—Henry Ward Beecher.
Music is a discipline, and a mistress of order and good manners; she makes the people milder and gentler, more moral and more reasonable.—Luther.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.—Beethoven.
Had I children, my utmost endeavors would be to make them musicians.—Horace Walpole.
Next to theology I give to music the highest place and honor. And we see how David and all the saints have wrought their godly thoughts into verse, rhyme, and song.—Luther.