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Wagner has lovely moments but awful quarters of an hour.

Wagner's music is better than it sounds.

Wagner's music is better than it sounds. See quote detail

We love music for the buried hopes, the garnered memories, the tender feelings it can summon at a touch.

What we play is life.

When griping grief the heart doth wound, and doleful dumps the mind oppress, then music, with her silver sound, with speedy help doth lend redress.

When people hear good music, it makes them homesick for something they never had, and never will have.

When words leave off, music begins.

Where painting is weakest, namely, in the expression of the highest moral and spiritual ideas, there music is sublimely strong.

Who hears music feels his solitude peopled at once.

Who is there that, in logical words, can express the effect music has on us? A kind of inarticulate, unfathomable speech, which leads us to the edge of the Infinite and lets us for moments gaze into that!

Why should the devil have all the good tunes?

Without music, life would be a mistake.

Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.

Yea, music is the prophet's art; among the gifts that God hath sent, one of the most magnificent.

You are the music while the music lasts.

You can never get silence anywhere nowadays, have you noticed?

You can't stay the same. If you're a musician and a singer, you have to change, that's the way it works.

You know what you do when you shit, singing is the same thing, only up!

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