Music Quotes

A (film) musician is like a mortician. He can’t bring a body to life, but he can make it look better.

A melody is not merely something you can hum.

Composers shouldn’t think too much it interferes with their plagiarism.

The whole problem can be stated quite simply by asking, ‘Is there a meaning to music?’ My answer would be, ‘Yes.’ And ‘Can you state in so many words what the meaning is?’ My answer to that would be, ‘No.’

O Music! Miraculous art! A blast of thy trumpet and millions rush forward to die; a peal of thy organ and uncounted nations sink down to pray.

Nothing separates the generations more than music. By the time a child is eight or nine, he has developed a passion for his own music that is even stronger than his passions for procrastination and weird clothes

Blues is a good woman feeling bad.

I would rather play Chiquita Banana and have my swimming pool than play Bach and starve.

I hate music, especially when it’s played.

Extraordinary how potent cheap music is.