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Bach's Music Quotes


"I think J.S. Bach's music stands among humankind's greatest accomplishments. For me, Bach's music is not only as good as music gets, but also as good as it gets, period - as good as existence, reality, life and the world." - Andrew W.K.

"No facts, however indubitably detected, no effort of reason, however magnificently maintained, can prove that Bach's music is beautiful." - Edith Hamilton

"Although I don't believe in God, Bach's music shows me what a love of God must feel like." - Alain De Botton

"If all the music written since Bach's time should be lost, it could be reconstructed on the foundation which Bach laid." - Charles Gounod

"Once I understood Bach's music, I wanted to be a concert pianist. Bach made me dedicate my life to music, and it was that teacher who introduced me to his world." - Nina Simone

"There is a field where all wonderful perfections of microscope and telescope fail, all exquisite niceties of weights and measures, as well as that which is behind them, the keen and driving power of the mind. No facts however indubitably detected, no effort of reason however magnificently maintained, can prove that Bach's music is beautiful." - Edith Hamilton

"I think in Baroque music, especially in the case of Bach, what really transformed Bach's musical language, what changed it for him was hearing Vivaldi, hearing the sort of manipulation of small cells of information and patterns in order to generate sort of huge blocks of harmony." - Mahan Esfahani

"Jessica's Daisy Dukes are even shorter than Catherine Bach's, which I honestly didn't think was possible." - Jay Chandrasekhar

"I made sure no butt cheek hung out. You know, the original Daisy, Catherine Bach's shorts were shorter than mine." - Jessica Simpson

"Music first, music last, music always" - A J Mclean

"Good music is good music." - Gretchen Wilson

"I want Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D played at my funeral. If it isn't I shall jolly well want to know why." - Sybil Thorndike

"I played a lot of Bach's partitas and sonatas; I like the way that Bach was abstracting already from these dance forms." - Caroline Shaw

"Music is' just music, it's therapy." - Steve Garrigan

" music isn't just music- its medicine." - Kanye West

"I love jazz music and sad music." - Fred Durst

"Music isn't just music, it's therapy." - Steve Garrigan

"Before we make music, music makes us." - Joachim-Ernst Berendt

"I loved Israeli music, Israeli folk music." - Jill Stein

"Music isn't about music, it's about life." - Herbie Hancock

"Music isn't just music, it's therapy." - Steve Garrigan

"Music is not material. Music is Spiritual." - Sun Ra

"Great music is great music, period." - Ricky Skaggs

"Music expresses - you express yourself with music." - Rita Ora

"Music is math; music is spiritual." - Bokeem Woodbine

"Musicians own music because music owns them." - Virgil Thomson

"Music chooses her musicians." - Patricia Barber

"Flowers are my music." - Thomas Walker Arnold

"Music proposes. Sound disposes." - Babette Deutsch

"Music is everybody's possession." - John Lennon

"Music is an addiction." - Miles Davis

"Architecture is crystallized music." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"[Bebop is] Chinese music." - Louis Armstrong

"Music keeps people sane." - Zoot Sims

"You understand my music." - Cassandra Clare

"Architecture is petrified music." - Felix Emanuel Schelling

"Architecture is petrified music." - Felix Schelling

"Music is another planet." - Alphonse Daudet

"The southerner talks music." - Mark Twain

"Love music. Love racism." - Simon Amstell

"Music means itself." - Eduard Hanslick

"Music is the best." - Frank Zappa

"Music tells no truths." - Philip James Bailey

"Music is my religion." - Jimi Hendrix

"Music is a dialogue." - Alex Van Halen

"Music is my life." - Robert Iler

"Music is a language." - Youssou Ndour

"I love music." - Gaspard Ulliel

"Music is organized sound." - Edgard Varese

"Live music is better." - Neil Young

"Women's music is underrepresented." - Beth Anderson

"Music fathoms the sky." - Charles Baudelaire

"I write emotional music." - Les Baxter

"Music is pretty therapeutic." - Jamie Bell

"I love rap music." - Chumlee

"I love country music." - Eric Close

"Music is important." - Jessi Colter

"Making music is fantastic." - Warren Cuccurullo

"I love music." - Cote De Pablo

"I love music." - Isaac Hayes

"I write my music." - Tpain

"Comedy is music." - Bradley Cooper

"Music is your guide." - Billy Corgan

"I love all music." - Aretha Franklin

"Everyone deserves music." - Michael Franti

"Soul music is timeless." - Alicia Keys

"My music is jazz." - Yusef Lateef

"I listen to all kinds of music - new music, old music, music of my colleagues, everything." - Gyorgy Ligeti

"Music is my love." - Melissa Auf Der Maur

"Music is my release." - Michelle Branch

"I love music." - Debby Boone

"Rock music is niche." - Bono

"Imagery is like music." - Steven Bochco

"Music is inarticulate poesy." - John Dryden

"Music is my hustle." - Pitbull

"I love music." - Anwar Robinson

"I believe in music." - Zubin Mehta

"Pop music has progressed." - Steven Patrick Morrissey

"I love music." - Shania Twain

"Music is my release." - Ed Westwick

"I love recording music." - J J Abrams

"All music is beautiful." - Billy Strayhorn

"I love music." - Kamala Harris

"Music inspires me." - Erin Heatherton

"Music is my home." - Jennifer Hudson

"I love slow music." - Norah Jones

"Punk music is rebellious." - Theophilus London

"Live music is healthy." - John Lydon

"Words are music, really." - Tom Waits

"I love country music." - Miranda Lambert

"Music inflames temperament." - Jim Morrison

"World music is music from everywhere: music that creates bridges, music that unites hearts and cultures, music that brings peace." - Jai Uttal

"When people ask me how is it I was a musician, I facetiously say that I'm a firm believer in reincarnation and in a previous life I was Johann Sebastian Bach's guide dog." - George Shearing

"Trying to be a first-rate reporter on the average American newspaper is like trying to play Bach's St Matthew Passion on a ukulele: The instrument is too crude for the work, for the audience and for the performer." - Ben Bagdikian

"I love music, I make films with music, I eat with music, I sleep with music, I think with music. Music makes me dream; it strengthens my creativity." - Bahman Ghobadi

"I don't listen to music. I hate music." - John Lydon

"Let my children have music! Let them hear live music." - Charles Mingus

"Life without music is meaningless, music without life is academic." - Leonard Bernstein

"Music is my life and my life is music." - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

"Music saved my life and Music saves me still." - Alice Herz-Sommer

"There is only one better thing than music - live music." - Jacek Andrzej Bukowski

"Music, I think, he makes me feel like music" - Lauren Oliver

"If you love music, you can play music." - Michael Nesmith

"The music provokes a sharp longing the music soothes." - David Mitchell

"I know this music from memory, not from the music." - Eugene Ormandy

"You can't touch music, but music can touch you" - Mordecai

"What's New Orleans without music? And what's music without dancing?" - Ellen Degeneres

"My favorite music is the music I haven't yet heard" - John Cage

"The only music I don't like is bad music." - Quincy Jones

"You really can't categorize my music, it's human music." - Kendrick Lamar

"The most powerful music is music with purpose." - Tom Morello

"I think music should be scary. Music is an exorcism." - Florence Welch

"Music is liquid architecture; Architecture is frozen music." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"If everyone can make music. Make better music." - Marilyn Manson

"Music is life. Music defines peoples' experience on this planet." - Mark Hoppus

"Music and the music business are two different things." - Erykah Badu

"You are the music while the music lasts." - T S Eliot

"Dancing music, music sad, Both together, sane and mad..." - John Keats

"New music? Hell, there's been no new music since Stravinsky." - Duke Ellington

"Music is beautiful. Yes, music is great. My music's great." - Jon Anderson

"Musicians should not play music. Music should play musicians." - Henry Rollins

"I don't read music. I don't write or read music." - James Taylor

"Music is my living. I enjoy selling my music." - James Taylor

"I like music, a lot of different types of music." - Raymond Kelly

"I make music because I like making music." - Natalia Kills

"First of all I listen to music. I like music." - Gyorgy Ligeti

"New music is absolutely integral to classical music." - Susanna Phillips

"People make music to get a reaction. Music is communication." - Yoko Ono

"We don't need to illustrate music; music illustrates itself." - Twyla Tharp

"I've loved Michael Jackson, his music, his music videos." - Ashley Tisdale

"I think music should be scary. Music is an exorcism." - Florence Welch

"What I do isn't black music; it's just my music." - Daryl Hall

"Music moves my emotions because music loosens me up." - Emmanuel Jal

"My head works in music, so there's always music there." - Ben Harper

"Pop music is not a threatening style of music." - Joan Jett

"I love house music. I love all music." - Concha Buika

"I care about writing music and playing my music." - Carla Bruni

"And I like music, too, I like playing music." - Beau Bridges

"Music is not my life. My life is music." - Criss Jami

"Music is spiritual. The music business is not." - Claudio Monteverdi

"Music is spiritual. The music business is not." - Van Morrison

"I love hip hop music, I make hip hop music." - Charlie Hunnam

"Country music has always sort of been country music." - Miranda Lambert

"Instrumental music is increasingly marginalized." - David Sanborn

"Jazz is America's classical music." - Billy Taylor

"A mediocre music teacher tells. A good music teacher explains. A superior music teacher demonstrates. A great music teacher inspires." - William Arthur Ward

"The music is in minors." - Gwendolyn Brooks

"All music comes from God." - Johnny Cash

"Music and Wine are one." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Jazz is not background music." - Horace Silver



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