Wednesday, 19 December 2007

My Favorite Quotes..!

Some of my favorite quotes on music:

"Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness."
--Maya Angelou

When I am with composers, I say I am a conductor. When I am with conductors, I say I am a composer.
-- Leonard Bernstein

"Music is either good or bad, and it's got to be learned. You got to have balance."
-- Louis Armstrong

"Music has to breathe and sweat. You have to play it live. "
-- James Brown

Never compose anything unless the not composing of it becomes a positive nuisance to you.
-- Gustav Holst

"You are the music while the music lasts."
--T. S. Eliot

"Most of us go to our grave with our music still inside of us."

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music. Aldous Huxley

Too many pieces of music finish too long after the end. Igor Stravinsky

"The sonatas of Mozart are unique; they are too easy for children, and too difficult for adults."
-- Artur Schnabel

It is not hard to compose, but it is wonderfully hard to let the superfluous notes fall under the table.
-- Johannes Brahms

"The Opera is nothing but a public gathering place where we assemble on certain days without precisely knowing why."
-- Voltaire

"What is best in music is not to be found in the notes."
-- Gustav Mahler

I don't choose what I compose. It chooses me.
-- Gustav Mahler

Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and violinist.
-- G.K. Chesterton

Loud is good.
-- Frank Loesser


vijay said...

mama,mother promise ah onnum puriyala da....

but ,it was different that you chose musical quotes...kudos to you.....keep going

*Sajith* said...

Every quote has a meaning within.. and plz dont ask about people who wrote 'em.. i seriously donno who they are except a few.. all i know is i adore these lines much..