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A woman's two cents worth is worth two cents in the music business.

There is something suspicious about music, gentlemen. I insist that she is, by her nature, equivocal. I shall not be going too far in saying at once that she is politically suspect.
We fight our way through the massed and leveled collective safe taste of the Top 40, just looking for a little something we can call our own. But when we find it and jam the radio to hear it again it isn't just ours -- it is a link to thousands of others who are sharing it with us. As a matter of a single song this might mean very little; as culture, as a way of life, you can't beat it.
Modern music is as dangerous as narcotics.
The opera is to music what a bawdy house is to a cathedral.
Music is a beautiful opiate, if you don't take it too seriously.
Such sweet compulsion doth in music lie.
Rock 'n Roll is an asylum for emotional idiots.
Like everything else in nature, music is a becoming, and it becomes its full self, when its sounds and laws are used by intelligent man for the production of harmony, and so made the vehicle of emotion and thought.
A good composer is slowly discovered a bad composer is slowly found out.
Without music, life would be an error. The German imagines even God singing songs
I often thought that if there had been a good rap group around in those days, I might have chosen a career in music instead of politics.
Wagner's music is better than it sounds.
All art constantly aspires towards the condition of music.
Music and woman I cannot but give way to, whatever my business is.
For the introduction of a new kind of music must be shunned as imperiling the whole state; since styles of music are never disturbed without affecting the most important political institutions.
The author's conviction on this day of New Year is that music begins to atrophy when it departs too far from the dance; that poetry begins to atrophy when it gets too far from music; but this must not be taken as implying that all good music is dance music or all poetry lyric. Bach and Mozart are never too far from physical movement.
Medicine to produce health must examine disease; and music, to create harmony must investigate discord.
There once was a brainy baboon who always breathed down a bassoon for he said, It appears that in billions of years I shall certainly hit on a tune.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
I think my fans will follow me into our combined old age. Real musicians and real fans stay together for a long, long time.
If anyone has conducted a Beethoven performance, and then doesn't have to go to an osteopath, then there's something wrong.
Music should never be harmless.
It was called the Backstreet Market, and it was just like a local hangout. That was where the kids would drive their cars, hang out with their convertibles and listen to music. That's how we got Backstreet. We put Boys on it, because no matter how old we get, we'll always be boys.
Give me a laundry list and I'll set it to music.
People compose for many reasons: to become immortal; because the pianoforte happens to be open; because they want to become a millionaire; because of the praise of friends; because they have looked into a pair of beautiful eyes; for no reason whatsoever.
Hell is full of musical amateurs: music is the brandy of the damned.
Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.
Jazz will endure just as long people hear it through their feet instead of their brains.
Music is good to the melancholy, bad to those who mourn, and neither good or bad to the deaf.
I like Beethoven, especially the poems.
I think no woman I have had ever gave me so sweet a moment, or at so light a price, as the moment I owe to a newly heard musical phrase.
The new sound-sphere is global. It ripples at great speed across languages, ideologies, frontiers and races. The economics of this musical Esperanto is staggering. Rock and pop breed concentric worlds of fashion, setting and life-style. Popular music has brought with it sociologies of private and public manner, of group solidarity. The politics of Eden come loud.
They said, You have a blue guitar, you do not play things as they are. The man replied, Things as they are changed upon a blue guitar.
Too many pieces of music finish too long after the end.
Conductors must give unmistakable and suggestive signals to the orchestra, not choreography to the audience.
The most perfect expression of human behavior is a string quartet.
I would advise you to keep your overhead down; avoid a major drug habit; play everyday, and take it in front of other people. They need to hear it, and you need them to hear it.
There are German songs which can make a stranger to the language cry.
We all drew on the comfort which is given out by the major works of Mozart, which is as real and material as the warmth given up by a glass of brandy.

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