„For the music, it’s not about the individual — so the more you let the music speak for yourself, the more powerful the music will be.“
— Conrad Aiken American novelist and poet 1889 - 1973
Context: Music I heard with you was more than music, And bread I broke with you was more than bread; Now that I am without you, all is desolate; All that was once so beautiful is dead. I, This section is also known as "Bread and Music"
— Claude Debussy French composer 1862 - 1918
Context: It is necessary to abandon yourself completely, and let the music do as it will with you. All people come to music to seek oblivion. As quoted in The Cambridge Companion to Debussy (2003) by Simon Trezise, p. 120
„We live in a world of disposable music; fast-food music without any content... Music is not fireworks, music is feeling. So let's try to change this and bring music back which is really what matters.“
— Salvador Sobral Portuguese singer 1989
"Portugal's Eurovision triumph", Euronews (14 May 2017) http://www.euronews.com/2017/05/14/portugal-has-won-the-2017-eurovision-song-contest
„Music and comedy are so linked. The rhythm of comedy is connected to the rhythm of music. They’re both about creating tension and knowing when to let it go. I’m always surprised when somebody funny is not musical.“
— Conan O'Brien American television show host and comedian 1963
„But the music business is no more about truth on the outside of the Christian ghetto than it is on the inside.“
— Mark Heard American musician and record producer 1951 - 1992
„Flowers lead to books, which lead to thinking and not thinking and then more flowers and music, music. Then many more flowers and many more books.“
— Maira Kalman Israeli American artist and creator of children's books 1949
— Nicomachus Ancient Greek mathematician 60 - 120
Context: And once more is this true in the case of music; not only because the absolute is prior to the relative, as 'great' to 'greater' and 'rich' to 'richer' and 'man' to 'father,' but also because the musical harmonies, diatessaron, diapente, and diapason, are named for numbers; similarly all of their harmonic ratios are arithmetical ones, for the diatessaron , is the quadruple ratio [4 : 1].<!--Book I, Chapter V
„A lot of my tracked music was written when I was very young, relatively speaking. I was very optimistic, I had finally discovered some sort of public musical outlet, it was generally a very happy time. So, the music of that time sort of reflects that, I think? By the time I started the Alpha Conspiracy project, I was older, a bit more sophisticated (and, well, cynical), and so the music got more complex.“
— Andrew Sega musician from America 1975
„Which is more musical, a truck passing by a factory or a truck passing by a music school?
Are the people inside the school musical and the ones outside unmusical?“
— John Cage American avant-garde composer 1912 - 1992
"Communication", the third of the Composition as a Process lectures, John Cage gave in Darmstadt in 1958 and published in Silence.
„Music is my life, if I am without music or if I can't sing any more, I die, I'm nothing... because music is everything.“
— Ayumi Hamasaki Japanese recording artist, lyricist, model, and actress 1978
— William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing
„Music has no subject beyond the combinations of notes we hear, for music speaks not only by means of sounds, it speaks nothing but sound.“
— Eduard Hanslick austrian musician and musicologist 1825 - 1904
Eduard Hanslick, quoted by Wolfgang Sandberger (1996) in the liner notes to the Juilliard String Quartet's Intimate Letters. Sony Classical SK 66840.