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Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.
Victor Hugo - William Shakespeare / 

Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.

Where words fail, music speaks.
Hans Christian Andersen / 

Where words fail, music speaks.

Music is noise that thinks.
Victor Hugo / 

You have no idea how it feels to hear behind you the tramp of a giant like Beethoven.
Johannes Brahms / 

Music is the pleasure the human mind experiences from counting without being aware that it is counting.
Gottfried Leibniz / 

If music be the food of love, play on.
William Shakespeare - Twelfth Night / 

Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Ludwig van Beethoven / 

Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.

Architecture in general is frozen music.
Friedrich von Schelling / 

Music before all else.
Paul Verlaine - Art Poétique / 

Music before all else.

Without music, life would be a mistake.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - Twilight of the Idols / 

The mood which emanates from architecture comes close to the effect of music.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe / 

The dignity of art appears perhaps most eminently in music, because in music there is no material factor to be discounted. Music is all form and figure, exalting and ennobling everything it expresses.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Maxims and Reflections / 

The rest belongs to the music as well.
Stefan Zweig / 

In a world of peace and love, music would be the universal language.
Henry David Thoreau - The Service / 

Music is a mysterious mathematical process whose elements are part of Infinity.
Claude Debussy / 

All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.
Johann Sebastian Bach / 

All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.

Music fathoms the sky.
Charles Baudelaire / 

I want to make one thing absolutely clear. I am not a Zen Buddhist, I am not advocating Zen Buddhism, I am not trying to convert anyone to it. I have nothing to sell. I'm an entertainer. That is to say, in the same sense, that when you go to a concert and you listen to someone play Mozart, he has nothing to sell except the sound of the music. He doesn’t want to convert you to anything. He doesn’t want you to join an organization in favor of Mozart's music as opposed to, say, Beethoven's. And I approach you in the same spirit as a musician with his piano or a violinist with his violin. I just want you to enjoy a point of view that I enjoy.
Alan Watts

When we make music we don't do it in order to reach a certain point, such as the end of the composition. If that were the purpose of music then obviously the fastest players would be the best. Also, when we are dancing we are not aiming to arrive at a particular place on the floor as in a journey. When we dance, the journey itself is the point, as when we play music the playing itself is the point.
Alan Watts / 

Without music there can be no perfect knowledge, for there is nothing without it. For even the universe itself is said to have been put together with a certain harmony of sounds, and the very heavens revolve under the guidance of harmony.
Isidore of Seville

Music is the shorthand of emotion.
Leo Tolstoy

When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.
Henry David Thoreau

Music is the melody whose text is the world.
Arthur Schopenhauer

Music is an agreeable harmony for the honor of God and the permissible delights of the soul.
Johann Sebastian Bach

It is so characteristic, that just when the mechanics of reproduction are so vastly improved, there are fewer and fewer people who know how the music should be played.
Ludwig Wittgenstein

What is a poet? An unhappy person who conceals profound anguish in his heart but whose lips are so formed that as sighs and cries pass over them they sound like beautiful music.
Soren Kierkegaard

If one plays good music, people don't listen and if one plays bad music people don't talk.
Oscar Wilde

I love Wagner, but the music I prefer is that of a cat hung up by its tail outside a window and trying to stick to the panes of glass with its claws.
Charles Baudelaire

The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.
Johann Sebastian Bach

The dance can reveal everything mysterious that is hidden in music, and it has the additional merit of being human and palpable. Dancing is poetry with arms and legs.
Charles Baudelaire

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