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Inspiring Music Quotes



A collection of note-worthy quotes that can be related to music.



"Every Artist was first an amateur." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson


"Music creates order out of chaos: for rhythm imposes unanimity upon the divergent, melody imposes continuity upon the disjointed, and harmony imposes compatibility upon the incongruous." -- Yehudi Menuhin


"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great." -- Mark Twain


"If first you don't succeed...Try, try, again!" -- Unknown


"Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent." -- Victor Hugo


"To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe." -- Anatole France


"In the race to be better or the best, do not miss out on the joy of being." -- Unknown


"In music one must think with the heart and feel with the brain." -- George Szell


"Sometimes things become possible if we want them enough." -- Unknown


"What you want to be eventually, you must be every day." -- Unknown


"Doctors may save lives, but musicians make life worth living." -- Unknown


"If you think you can, you will." -- Unknown


"You are the music while the music lasts." --T. S. Eliot


"The Socrates of the Republic ... rejects the flute; for ... the flute is ... exciting and emotional. Poetry proves this, for Bacchic frenzy and all similar emotions are most suitably expressed by the flute,"exciting."  -- Aristotle, "Politics"




























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