My idea is that there music in

My idea is that there is music in the air, music all around us; the world is full of it, and you simply take as much as you require.  ~Edward ElgarCOE

I think sometimes could only have music

I think sometimes could I only have music on my own terms, could I live in a great city, and know where I could go whenever I wished the ablution and inundation of musical waves, that were a bath and a medicine.  ~Ralph Waldo EmersonCOE

What we provide is an atmosphere of

What we provide is an atmosphere… of orchestrated pulse which works on people in a subliminal way.  Under its influence I’ve seen shy debs and severe dowagers kick off their shoes and raise some wholesome hell.  ~Meyer Davis, about his orchestraCAM

All the shopping malls and restaurants airports

All the shopping malls and restaurants and airports are riddled with low-fidelity loudspeakers, which apparently have developed the ability to reproduce by themselves; these are all connected to a special programming service called Music That Nobody Really Likes, and you cannot get away from it.  ~Dave Barry

The discovery of song and the creation

The discovery of song and the creation of musical instruments both owed their origin to a human impulse which lies much deeper than conscious intention:  the need for rhythm in life? the need is a deep one, transcending thought, and disregarded at our peril. ~Richard BakerCAM

Music is the wine which inspires one

Music is the wine which inspires one to new generative processes, and I am Bacchus who presses out this glorious wine for mankind and makes them spiritually drunken.  ~Ludwig van BeethovenCAM

The pleasure we obtain from music comes

The pleasure we obtain from music comes from counting, but counting unconsciously.  Music is nothing but unconscious arithmetic.  ~Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnizquoted in Oliver Sacks, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and other Clinical Tales, The Twins, p195; HM

The taxpayers cannot be relied upon to

The taxpayers cannot be relied upon to support performing arts such as opera.  As a taxpayer, I am forced to admit that I would rather undergo a vasectomy via Weed Whacker than attend an opera.  ~Dave Barry

If i were to begin life again

If I were to begin life again, I would devote it to music.  It is the only cheap and unpunished rapture upon earth.  Sydney SmithCOE

What feeling feels like over time an

What feeling feels like over time.  An attempt to screw up what feeling feels like over time.  Heartbreak and a high C…. The often welcome melodic lie…. The soul’s undersong.  The orchestration of randomness, a flirtation with the boundaries of silence and space…. a reminder that the self wants to disappear, be taken away from itself and returned.  ~Stephen Dunn, about music

Take a music bath once or twice

Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons.  You will find it is to the soul what a water bath is to the body.  ~Oliver Wendell HolmesCOE

If in the after life there is

If in the after life there is not music, we will have to import it.  ~Doménico Cieri Estradaauthor submitted see email Nov2008

The notes i handle no better than

The notes I handle no better than many pianists.  But the pauses between the notes – ah, that is where the art resides!  ~Artur SchnabelCAM

Musical compositions it should be remembered do

Musical compositions, it should be remembered, do not inhabit certain countries, certain museums, like paintings and statues.  The Mozart Quintet is not shut up in Salzburg:  I have it in my pocket.  ~Henri RabaudCOE

Most people use music as a couch

Most people use music as a couch; they want to be pillowed on it, relaxed and consoled for the stress of daily living.  But serious music was never meant to be soporific.  ~Aaron CoplandCAM

If this word 34music34 is sacred and

If this word "music" is sacred and reserved for eighteenth and nineteenth century instruments, we can substitute a more meaningful term:  organization of sound.  ~John CageCAM