El Maestro & the Talented Animalicians

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I'm Liberace without a piano. - Paul Lynde

Music is the shorthand of emotion. - Leo Tolstoy

He has Van Gogh's ear for music. - Billy Wilder

Music is a means of rapid transportation. - John Cage

Wagner's music is better than it sounds. - Mark Twain

Music is a higher revelation than philosophy. - Ludwig Van Beethoven

You can't touch music, but music can touch you. - Mordecai

My dad's Irish music was such a huge influence. - Dido Armstrong

Please do not shoot the pianist. He is doing his best. - Oscar Wilde

Of all noises, I think music is the least disagreeable. - Samuel Johnson

Dancing can reveal all the mystery that music conceals. - Charles Baudelaire

Trouble came - as trouble so often does - with a monkey. - Paul Collins

Music can be made anywhere, is invisible and does not smell. - W H Auden

Music is my mistress, and she plays second fiddle to no one. - Duke Ellington

Yoga is almost like music in a way; there's no end to it. - Sting

Military justice is to justice what military music is to music. - Groucho Marx

No one can whistle a symphony. It takes an orchestra to play it. - H.E. Luccock

Well, yous 2 may have come from monkeys and bamboons, but not me. - Archie Bunker

Life is a rich strain of music, suggesting a realm too fair to be. - George William Curtis

Life is like a piano. What you get out of it depends on how you play it. - Tom Lehrer

Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn't music. - William Stafford

Music has charms to sooth a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak. - William Congreve

It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf. - Walter Lippmann

If you're in jazz and more than ten people like you, you're labeled commercial. - Herbie Mann

My father had a piano that was a nickelodeon - put a nickel, and the roller would play. - Frank Sinatra

When she started to play, Steinway came down personally and rubbed his name off the piano. - Bob Hope

Words make you think a thought. Music makes you feel a feeling. A song makes you feel a thought. - E Y Harburg

If one plays good music, people don't listen and if one plays bad music people don't talk. - Oscar Wilde

Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything. - Plato

A hundred years from now, people will listen to the music of the Beatles the same way we listen to Mozart. - Paul McCartney

What sounds to you like a big load of trashy noise... is in fact... the brilliant music of a genius... myself. - Iggy Pop

I alone of English writers have consciously set myself to make music out of what I may call the sound of sense. - Robert Frost

Music makes one feel so romantic - at least it always gets on one's nerves - which is the same thing nowadays. - Oscar Wilde

The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value. Who would pay for a message sent to nobody in particular? - David Sarnoff

Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn. - Charlie Parker

If Beethoven had been killed in a plane crash at the age of twenty-two, it would have changed the history of music... and of aviation. - Tom Stoppard

When I was nine, my father said 'You can take piano lessons or do karate' - I had a black belt and was competing before I was 19. - Elodie Yung

It is quite untrue that British people don't appreciate music. They may not understand it but they absolutely love the noise it makes. - Sir Thomas Beecham

Music embodies feeling without forcing it to contend and combine with thought, as it is forced in most arts and especially in the art of words. - Franz Liszt

I don't like country music, but I don't mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means put down. - Bob Newhart


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