I never practice, I always play.

—Wanda Landowska, 1953

The god of music dwelleth out of doors.

—Edith M. Thomas, 1887

Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.

—Anaïs Nin, 1939

Without music life would be a mistake.

—Friedrich Nietzsche, 1889

Extraordinary how potent cheap music is.

—Noël Coward, 1930

Music is a beautiful opiate, if you don’t take it too seriously.

—Henry Miller, 1945

He who sings frightens away his ills.

—Miguel de Cervantes, 1605

Music is our myth of the inner life.

—Susanne K. Langer, 1942

If one hears bad music, it is one’s duty to drown it by conversation.

—Oscar Wilde, 1890

The tune I remember, could I but keep the words.

—Virgil, 38 BC

All of the great musicians have borrowed from the songs of the common people.

—Antonín Dvořák, 1893

All the daughters of music shall be brought low.

—Ecclesiastes, c. 400 BC

Dance tunes are always right.

—Dylan Thomas, 1936