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

    -Victor Hugo

    Love is like a violin.  The music may stop now and then, but the strings remain forever.


    Don't play what's there; play what's not there.

    -Miles Davis

    Music can name the unnamable and communicate the unknowable.

    -Leonard Bernstein

    Music washes away from the soul the dust of every day life.

    -Berthold Auerbach

    Music is only love looking for words.

    -Lawrence Durrell

    Where words fail, music speaks.

    -Hans Christian Andersen

    A nation creates music-the composer only arranges it.

    -Bela Bartok

    If you really believe music is dangerous, you should let it go in one ear and out the other.

    -Jose Bergamin

    Study Bach, there you will find everything.

    -Johannes Brahms

    Composing is like driving down a foggy road...

    -Benjamin Britten

    A child sings before it speaks, dances almost before it walks, music is with us from the beginning.

    -Pamela Brown

    Music to me is like breathing-I don't get tired of breathing, I don't get tired of music.

    -Ray Charles

    Nothing is more beautiful than a guitar, except, possibly, two.

    -Frederic Chopin

    Do not fear mistakes, there are none.

    -Miles Davis

    Playing "bop" is like playing scrabble with all the vowels missing.

    -Duke Ellington

    A jazz musician is a juggler who uses harmonies instead of oranges.

    -Benny Green

    People who make music together cannot be enemies, at least while the music lasts.

    -Paul Hindemith

    Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.

    -Victor Hugo

    We all have idols.  Play like anyone you care about but try to be yourself while you're doing so.

    -B.B. King

    If it weren't for the rocks in its bed, the stream would have no song.

    -Carl Perkins

    Music, to create harmony, must investigate discord.


    A painter paints pictures on canvas, but musicians paint their pictures on silence.