Favorite Quotations ~  Music, 5 Messiah

"Music is my passion." ~ Sting

Don Ho

Where words fail, music speaks. ~ Hans Christian Andersen

Bach takes you to a very quiet place within yourself, to the inner core, a place where you are calm and at peace. ~ Yo-Yo Ma

All though my career, I've believed that there's a difference between being a singer and being an entertainer. A singer has a good voice, but an entertainer knows how to connect. ~ Don Ho

It's the music that kept us all intact, kept us from going crazy. ~ Lou Reed

Songs are more powerful than books. ~ Elvis Costello, Esquire, 11/03

A song without music is a lot like H2 without the O. ~ Ira Gershwin

I just wanted a style of music all my own. ~ Bill Monroe

There are five things to write songs about: I'm leaving you. You're leaving me. I want you. You don't want me. I believe in something. Five subjects, and 12 notes. For all that, we musicians do pretty well. ~ Elvis Costello, Esquire, 11/03

Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life. ~ Ludwig Van Beethoven

Such sweet compulsion doth in music lie. ~ John Milton

You are the music while the music lasts.~ T. S. Eliot

Music, in its higher state, for me, is worth living and dying for. It's worth traipsing around the globe, it's worth the accolades and the other side of the accolades...I always have sung to the angels and the higher parts of people's souls. ~ Cyndi Lauper

A song ain't nuthin' in the world but a story just wrote with music to it. ~ Hank Williams

A song is a mantra, something you repeat over and over. We need peace, we need giving, we need love, we need unity. I want the whole world to sing this song. ~ Michael Jackson

A symphony must be like the world. It must contain everything. ~ Gustav Mahler

Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman. ~ Johann Sebastian Bach

Music has been my playmate, my lover, and my crying towel. ~ Buffy Sainte-Marie

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