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To blow is not to play on the flute; you must move the fingers. [Ger., Blasen ist nicht floten, ihr musst die Finger bewegen.]

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‘To me, boxing is like a ballet, except there”s no music, no choreography, and the dancers hit each other.’

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To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it”s about, but the music the words make.’

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To produce music is also in a sense to produce children.

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Today, music heralds… the establishment of a society of repetition in which nothing will happen anymore.

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Too many pieces of music finish too long after the end. Anonymous quotes

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True music must repeat the thought and inspirations of the people and the time. My people are Americans and my time is today.

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Truly to sing, that is a different breath.

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Tunes and airs have in themselves some affinity with the affections,–as merry tunes, doleful tunes, solemn tunes, tunes inclining men’s minds to pity, warlike tunes,–so that it is no marvel if they alter the spirits, considering that tunes have a predisposition to the motion of the spirits.

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Untwisting all the chains that tie the hidden soul of harmony.

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Virtues are acquired through endeavor, which rests wholly upon yourself.

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Water and air He for the Tenor chose, Earth made the Base, the Treble Fame arose, To th’ active Moon a quick brisk stroke he gave, To Saturn’s string a touch more sore and grave. The motions strait, and round, and swift, and slow, And short and long, were mixt and woven so, Did in such artful Figures smoothly fall, As made this decent measur’d dance of all. And this is Musick.

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We all drew on the comfort which is given out by the major works of Mozart, which is as real and material as the warmth given up by a glass of brandy.

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We are a spectacular, splendid manifestation of life. We have language. . . . We have affection We have genes for usefulness, and usefulness is about as close to a ‘common goal’ of nature as I can guess at. And finally, and perhaps best of all, we have music.’ Lewis Thomas

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We are aware that the conductor is not really making the music, it is making him — if he is relaxed, open and attuned, then the invisible will take possession of him; through him, it will reach us.

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We are like violins. We can be used as doorstops, or we can make music.

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We are the music-makers, And we are the dreamers of dreams, Wandering by lone sea-breakers, And sitting by desolate streams; World-losers and world-forsakers, Of whom the pale moon gleams: Yet we are the movers and shakers Of the world for ever, it seems.

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We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof.

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We know they music made In heaven, ere man’s creation; But when God threw it down to us that strayed, It dropt with lamentation, And ever since doth its sweetness shade With sighs for its first station.

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We pass the word around; we ponder how the case is put by different people, we read the poetry; we meditate over the literature; we play the music; we change our minds; we reach an understanding. Society evolves this way, not by shouting each other down, but by the unique capacity of unique, individual human beings to comprehend each other.’ Lewis Thomas

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