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The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils; The motions of his spirit are dull as night, And his affections dark as Erebus. Let no such man be trusted.
When a man is not disposed to hear music, there is not a more disagreeable sound in harmony than that of the violin.
The one true comment on a piece of music is another piece of music.
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.
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.
Men profess to be lovers of music, but for the most part they give no evidence in their opinions and lives that they have heard it. It would not leave them narrow-minded and bigoted.
The harmony of a concert, to which you listen with delight, must have on certain classes of minute animals the effect of terrible thunder; perhaps it kills them.
I mean jazz. I don't mean rock and roll. I mean the never-the-same-way-twice music the American black people gave the world.
There are songs that come free from the blue-eyed grass, from the dust of a thousand country roads.
There are times when even the greatest tactician in diplomatic cunning is outclassed in his own game. It is then that he discovers that all that he thought he had gained is but loss, and that what is left of national honor and dignity is but the shadow of an illustrious past that is gone forever, or of a potentially great future that will never come.
Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.
Do not grow old, no matter how long you live. Never cease to stand like curious children before the Great Mystery into which we are born.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.