Music Quotes (1,000+ quotes)


Samuel Johnson
Source/Notes:
As quoted in: Joe Miller's jests. With copious additions (Whittaker, 1836), p. 164: "A lady after performing with the most brilliant execution, a sonata on the pianoforte, in the presence of Dr. Johnson, turning to the philosopher, took the liberty of asking him if he was fond of music. No, madam, replied the doctor; but of all noises I think music is the least disagreeable"
Pythagoras
Source/Notes:
As quoted in The Mystery of Matter (1965) edited by Louise B. Young
Kurt Vonnegut
Source/Notes:
As quoted in Vonnegut's Blues For America Sunday Herald (7 January 2006) - Various interviews

Quote of the day

Philebus was saying that enjoyment and pleasure and delight, and the class of feelings akin to them, are a good to every living being, whereas I contend, that not these, but wisdom and intelligence and memory, and their kindred, right opinion and true reasoning, are better and more desirable than pleasure for all who are able to partake of them, and that to all such who are or ever will be they are the most advantageous of all things.
Socrates

Popular Authors