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Quotes on music you mind interesting


The plain fact is that music per se means nothing. It is sheer sound, and the interpreter can do no more with it than his own capacities, mental and spiritual, will allow. And the same applies to the listener. -- Sir Thomas Beecham


Music is forever; music should grow and mature with you, following you right on up until you die. -- Paul Simon


The basic difference between classical music and jazz is that in the former the music is always greater than its performance. Whereas the way jazz is performed is always more important than what is being played. -- Andre Previn


There's more bad music in jazz than any other form. Maybe that's because the audience doesn't really know what's happening. -- Pat Metheny


Country music is three chords and the truth. -- Harlan Howard


Writing about music is like dancing about architecture. -- Laurie Anderson


I believe it's no good to talk about your songs; it's wrong. You should leave your songs alone and let them say what they say. Let people take what they want from them. -- Paul Simon  


The highest aim of our music is to reveal the essence of the universe it reflects ... through music one can reach God. -- Ravi Shankar


My philosophy of singing is: "Never mind the gymnastics. Carry the melody." -- Eric Clapton


The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not mov'd with concord of sweet sounds, Is fit for treasons, strategems and spoils.  -- William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice


In conclusion, music and the instruments used for singing are a cause for arousing the sexual desire of an individual. It could lead a person to adultery and fornication. Therefore, Islam takes the preventive measure rather than suffer the consequences.  -- Music and Singing: A Detailed Fatwa


Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything. -- Plato