Extraordinary how potent cheap music is.

- Noël Coward, 1930

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

- Xie Lingyun, c. 425

Music is our myth of the inner life.

- Susanne K. Langer, 1942

Dance tunes are always right.

- Dylan Thomas, 1936

I never practice, I always play.

- Wanda Landowska, 1953

All the daughters of music shall be brought low.

- Ecclesiastes, c. 400 BC

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

- John Ruskin, 1865

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

- Oscar Wilde, 1890

Without music life would be a mistake.

- Friedrich Nietzsche, 1889

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

- Antonín Dvořák, 1893

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

- Voltaire, 1759

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

- George Eliot, 1868

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

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

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

- Virgil, 38 BC