The god of music dwelleth out of doors.

—Edith M. Thomas, 1887

Without music life would be a mistake.

—Friedrich Nietzsche, 1889

Extraordinary how potent cheap music is.

—Noël Coward, 1930

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

—Antonín Dvořák, 1893

Music sweeps by me as a messenger / Carrying a message that is not for me.

—George Eliot, 1868

Music today is nothing more than the art of performing difficult pieces.

—Voltaire, 1759

Music is our myth of the inner life.

—Susanne K. Langer, 1942

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

—Virgil, 38 BC

Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.

—Anaïs Nin, 1939

If you have any soul worth expressing, it will show itself in your singing.

—John Ruskin, 1865

I would delight in music, but the music is discordant.

—Xie Lingyun, c. 425

All the daughters of music shall be brought low.

—Ecclesiastes, c. 400 BC

Dance tunes are always right.

—Dylan Thomas, 1936