Favorite Quotations ~  Music, 8 Chronicles of Life & Death

"I think of a piece of music as something that comes alive when it is being performed, and I feel that my role in the transmission of music is to be its best advocate at that moment." ~ Yo-Yo Ma

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Whether you are playing in the bar, the church, the strip joint, or the Himalayas, the first duty of music is to complement and enhance life.~ Carlos Santana

Good music is good no matter what kind of music it is. ~ Miles Davis

Music gives the soul this inner self-expression, a voice. It gives the soul a sound, the sound of the Muse. ~ Mickey Hart, Spirit into Sound

What we play is life. ~ Louis Armstrong

Playing guitar is a never-finished journey. ~ John Fogerty, USA Today, 9/27/04

All music jars when the soul's out of tune. ~ Miguel De Cervantes

You can study orchestration, you can study harmony and theory and everything else, but melodies come straight from God. ~ Quincy Jones, Guideposts, 9/04

Music... the favorite passion of my soul.~ Thomas Jefferson

Music is nothing separate from me. It is me... You'd have to remove the music surgically. ~ Ray Charles

Truly there would be reason to go mad were it not for music.~ Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

We all do "do, re, mi," but you have to find the other notes yourself. ~ Louis Armstrong

The world changes when there’s music in it. ~ Michael Tilson Thomas, Rhythm of Life

In difficult times, people just like to hear music. They like to be moved by what they hear. And music speaks different languages. ~ Itzhak Perlman

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