Music... will help dissolve your perplexities and purify your character and sensibilities, and in time of care and sorrow, will keep a fountain of joy alive in you.
Finally a real fortissimo!
Gustav Mahler, when seeing the Niagara falls
A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.
Don't be a drag. Just be a queen
If you cannot teach me to fly, teach me to sing.
J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us.
My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.
I've always thought people would find a lot more pleasure in their routines if they burst into song at significant moments.
I like beautiful melodies telling me terrible things
Beethoven tells you what it's like to be Beethoven and Mozart tells you what it's like to be human. Bach tells you what it's like to be the universe.
Girls you've gotta know when it's time to turn the page
Tori Amos, Tori Amos: From the Choirgirl Hotel
A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.