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A good composer does not imitate; he steals.
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Igor Stravinsky

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A good composer is slowly discovered a bad composer is slowly found out.
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Ernest Newman

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A jazz musician is a juggler who uses harmonies instead of oranges.
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Benny Green

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A musicologist is a man who can read music but cannot hear it.
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Sir Thomas Beecham

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A song will outlive all sermons in the memory.
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Henry Giles

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A symphony is a stage play with the parts written for instruments instead of for actors.
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Colin Wilson

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A verbal art like poetry is reflective; it stops to think. Music is immediate, it goes on to become.
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W. H. Auden

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A woman's two cents worth is worth two cents in the music business.
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Loretta Lynn

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

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Alas! all music jars when the soul's out of tune.
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Miguel De Cervantes

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All art constantly aspires towards the condition of music.
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Walter Pater

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Beethoven can write music, thank God, but he can do nothing else on earth.
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Ludwig Van Beethoven

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Berlioz says nothing in his music, but he says it magnificently.
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James G. Huneker

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Canned music is like audible wallpaper.
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Alistair Cooke

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Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune.
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Elbert Hubbard

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Composers shouldn't think too much -- it interferes with their plagiarism.
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Howard Dietz

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Country music is three chords and the truth.
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Harlan Howard

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Difficult do you call it, Sir? I wish it were impossible.
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Samuel Johnson

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Don't play what's there, play what's not there.
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Miles Davis

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Extraordinary how potent cheap music is.
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Noel Coward

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Give me a laundry list and I'll set it to music.
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Gioacchino Antonio Rossini

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Good music is very close to primitive language.
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Denis Diderot

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Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter.
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John Keats

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Hell is full of musical amateurs: music is the brandy of the damned.
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George Bernard Shaw

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I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
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Elvis Presley

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