Music is what feelings sound like.

I play the notes as they are written, but it is God who makes the music.
Johann Sebastioan Bach

If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music.
Gustav Mahler

I haven't understood a bar of music in my life, but I have felt it.
Igor Stravinsky

The trouble with music appreciation in general is that people are taught to have too much respect for music they should be taught to love it instead.
Igor Stravinsky

Music is an outburst of the soul.
Frederick Delius

It occurred to me by intuition, and music was the driving force behind that intuition. My discovery (the theory of relativity) was the result of musical perception.
Albert Einstein

Composers and musicians have always starved and, as this is a sentimental country, we think the tradition should be continued.
Sir Thomas Beecham

Music is a moral law. It gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness and a gaiety and life to everything. It is the essence of order and leads to all that is good, true and beautiful, of which it is the invisible but nevertheless dazzling, passionate and eternal form.

Never look at the trombones. It only encourages them.
Richard Strauss

If they think they are doing something new, they ought to do what I do every day - spend at least two hours every day listening to Johann Sebastian Bach and, man, it's all there. If they want to improvise around a theme,which is the essence of jazz, they should learn from the master. He never wastes a note, and he knows where every note is going and when to bring it back. Some of these cats go way out and forget where they began or what they started to do. Bach will clear it up for them.
Coleman Hawkins

I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music, for in the patterns of music and all the arts are the keys of learning.

Music is well said to be the speech of angels. In fact, nothing among the utterances allowed to man is felt to be so divine. It brings us near to the infinite.
Thomas Carlyle

The high note is not the only thing.
Placido Domingo

The effects of good music are not just because it's new. On the contrary music strikes us more the more familiar we are with it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Music ministers to human welfare more than any other art.
Herbert Spencer

Music is the flowering of character.

A musician cannot move others unless he, too, is moved.
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

Why waste money on psychotherapy when you can listen to the B Minor Mass?
Michael Torke

I would send the complete works of Johann Sebastian Bach into outer space on the Voyager spacecraft. But that would be boasting.
Lewis Thomas

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.

Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach.