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Language Of Music Quotes


"Music is the language of heaven." - Levon Helm

"Music is a kind of harmonious language." - Gioachino Rossini

"Music is the universal language of mankind." - Henry Wadsworth Longfello

"Music is the soul of language." - Max Heindel

"Music is the universal language of mankind." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Music is the language of God. God's language, music, is not like mathematics or geometry. It is a language of love. If we love music, that is enough." - Sri Chinmoy

"Music is a language." - Youssou Ndour

"Music begins where the possibilities of language end." - Jean Sibelius

"Jazz music is a language of the emotions." - Charles Mingus

"I think of language as our first music." - Yusef Komunyakaa

"Music is the language of the heart without words." - Shinichi Suzuki

"If you ask me, music is the language of memory" - Jodi Picoult

"Music is a language, a universal language." - Sun Ra

"Poetry is the music of thought, conveyed to us in music of language." - Horace Smith

"Music is a universal language." - Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

"Music is the universal language." - John Wilson

"Music is the universal language." - Swizz Beatz

"For better or for worse, music is the language of memory. It is also the language of love." - Jodi Picoult

"It is music that, being the universal language, has no need to learn any particular language of the world." - Sri Chinmoy

"Music is language itself. It should not have any barriers of caste, creed, language or anything. Music is one, only cultures are different. Music is the language of languages. It is the ultimate mother of languages." - A R Rahman

"I distrust speech therapy. Words are the language of lies and evasions. Music cannot lie. Music talks to the heart." - Alasdair Gray

"In a world of peace and love, music would be the universal language." - Henry David Thoreau

"Being British, I don't really have a way of expressing myself in conversation. Music transcends language." - James Blunt

"Music is the great cheer-up in the language of all countries." - Clifford Odets

"For me, music and sound are both the language and underlying architecture of the cosmos." - Tom Kenyon

"Let the music speak to us of tonight, in a happier language than our own." - Wilkie Collins

"If you think of music as a universal language, it still has some very powerful dialects." - Jerry Garcia

"Music is the universal language of mankind - poetry their universal pastime and delight." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Music is the language of the heart, and conservatives always screw it up." - Glenn Beck

"Music is a simulation of something, but language is the greatest thing we possess." - John Lydon

"Music is a language, you see, a universal language." - Sun Ra

"Music is a plane of wisdom, because music is a universal language, it is a language of honor, it is a noble precept, a gift of the Airy Kingdom, music is air, a universal existence common to all the living." - Sun Ra

"Music: breathing of statues. Perhaps: silence of paintings. You language where all language ends. You time standing vertically on the motion of mortal hearts." - Rainer Maria Rilke

"Music is the language spoken by angels." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"All language is an aspiration to music." - Steve Almond

"Color is a language, like music." - Vlady Kibalchich Russakov

"Music is indeed the Universal Language." - L Ron Hubbard

"Every language has its own music." - Sid Caesar

"Instrumental music can spread the international language." - Herb Alpert

"Music truly is the universal language." - Herbie Hancock

"I think music is another language." - Dar Williams

"There's something to be said about all music being some translation of our languaging, our way of communicating. It's a language. This is a new language." - Suzanne Ciani

"There's almost no content in terms of language at all. I don't like using language to convey meaning. I'd rather use images and music." - Philip Glass

"Realistically, English is a universal language; it's the number one language for music and for communicating with the rest of the world." - Enrique Iglesias

"Besides language and music, mathematics is one of the primary manifestations of the free creative power of the human mind." - Hermann Weyl

"When you play music, you don't need a language. Music is a language." - Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

"Music is the language of some other state, born of memory. For what can wake the soul's strong instinct of some other world like music?" - Letitia Elizabeth Landon

"A great artist can really enter the logic of any particular mazurka and fully understand the language of Chopin's music." - Rafal Blechacz

"Profound music leads us beyond the dark roots of our scream and the celestial heights of our silence." - Cornel West

"I have that language and that set of skills to step out of the way and make music the priority." - Reggie Watts

"One of the most important differences I see between prose and poetry is the music of the language." - Pattiann Rogers

"Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife." - Khalil Gibran

"Music is the language of the soul; and for two people of different nations or races to unite, there is no better means than music" - Hazrat Inayat Khan

"Music is thousands and thousands of years old and I don't think that basic, primitive connection to the language of music ever changes." - Spike Jonze

"music alone can abolish differences of language or culture between two people and evoke something indestructible within them." - Irene Nemirovsky

"I make music to touch the souls of people as it's a language we all can speak." - Andre Rieu

"I believe that music surpasses even language in its power to mirror the innermost recesses of the human soul" - George Crumb

"Music is enough of an expression that it doesn't really matter what the words are or what language it's in." - Gwenno

"If you think of music as a language, the space part is where you throw out all the syntax." - Jerry Garcia

"I've always loved music and I love the language, which is a huge reason why I'm part of theater." - Mos Def

"The fixation of the theater in one language-written words, music, lights, noises-betokens its imminent ruin." - Antonin Artaud

"Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries." - Jimmy Carter

"Every country can be defined through their food, their music and their language. That's the soul of a country." - Quincy Jones

"Linguistic philosophers continue to argue that probably music is not a language, that is in the philosophical debate. Another point of view is to say that music is a very profound language." - Robert Fripp

"Cartoonist Walt Disney has made the twentieth century's only important contribution to music. Disney has made use of music as language." - Jerome Kern

"Because music is a language unto itself, when I'm writing, I need silence. I need to hear the music and the rhythms of the words inside my thoughts." - Marianne Wiggins

"In applications of the music-as-language metaphor we should attend to diverse musical traditions in musical terms, including not only traditions of the music we study but also traditions of how we study music." - Harold Powers

"Music, the word we use in our everyday language, is nothing less than the picture of our Beloved. It is because music is the picture of our Beloved that we love music." - Hazrat Inayat Khan

"Our mission goes beyond commerce, it goes beyond technology. Our intent is to preserve music's importance in our lives, music is the language of love, of laughter, of heartbreak, of mystery. It's the world's true, true, without question, universal language." - Alicia Keys

"Music is the most spiritual language for the human being." - Celedonio Romero

"Music is the universal language ... it brings people closer together." - Ella Fitzgerald

"I always feel like music should be a universal language." - Melanie Fiona

"Music happens to be an art form that transcends language." - Herbie Hancock

"Good music is very close to primitive language." - Denis Diderot

"The world's most famous and popular language is music." - Psy

"Music is a great energizer. It's a language everybody knows." - Bill Hicks

"The language of film is further and further away from the language of theater, and is closer to music. It's abstract but still narrative. Everything feels less rehearsed. It's more experimental than classical." - Emmanuel Lubezki

"The language of film is further and further away from the language of theater, and is closer to music. It's abstract but still narrative. Everything feels less rehearsed. It's more experimental than classical." - Emmanuel Lubezki

"What else is the power of melody but the power of feeling? Music is the language of feeling; melody is audible feeling - feeling communicating itself." - Ludwig Feuerbach

"O Music! language of the soul, Of love, of God to man; Bright beam from heaven thrilling, That lightens sorrow's weight." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"I am convinced that music really is the universal language of beauty which can bring together all people of good will on earth" - Pope Benedict Xvi

"We are spectacular splendid manifestations of life. We have language. We have affection. And finally, and perhaps best of all, we have music." - Lewis Thomas

"Music is truly love itself, the purest, most ethereal language of the emotions, embodying all their changing colors in every variety of shading and nuance." - Carl Maria Von Weber

"I enjoy reading about the lives of musicians, and find many similarities in their ideas of preparation and their utter devotion to this great, eternal language: music." - Jessye Norman

"Next to the Word of God, music deserves the highest praise. The gift of language combined with the gift of song was given to man that he should proclaim the Word of God through Music." - Martin Luther

"Music is the universal language no matter the country we are born in or the color of our skin. Bring us all together" - Justin Bieber

"Classical music is a special taste like Greek language or pre-Columbian archeology, not a common culture of reciprocal communication and psychological shorthand." - Allan Bloom

"Language is like music; we rejoice in beauty, range, and quality in both, and we are demeaned by the repetition of a few sour notes." - Spencer W. Kimball

"The music of language became extremely important to me, and obvious to me. By the time I was seven I was writing myself. I was a poet" - June Jordan

"The language of music is common to all generations and nations; it is understood by everybody, since it is understood with the heart." - Gioachino Rossini

"It is one of those things that is universally connectable, people can connect to it from everywhere; music is like that universal language." - Thomston

"Music is an incomparably more powerful means and is a subtler language for expressing the thousand different moments of the soul's moods." - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

"Mozart's music is the mysterious language of a distant spiritual kingdom, whose marvelous accents echo in our inner being and arouse a higher, intensive life." - E T A Hoffmann

"Classical music is now a special taste, like the Greek language or pre-Columbian archeology, not a common culture of reciprocal communication and psychological shorthand." - Allan Bloom

"Each culture might lend its own dialect, but above all that is the language of music itself, and it doesn't care about politics or boundaries." - Geoff Zanelli

"To me, music is entertainment - what else can it be? In fact, it's the only language I know of that's universal." - Ray Charles

"Language in fiction is made up of equal parts meaning and music. The sentences should have rhythm and cadence, they should engage and delight the inner ear." - Michael Cunningham

"I try to show what it is about language and music that enthralls, because I think those are the two elements of poetry." - Rita Dove

"The music of language became extremely important to me, and obvious to me. By the time I was seven I was writing myself. I was a poet." - June Jordan

"I want to go beyond the restrictions of language, religion and caste, and music is the only thing that allows me to do that." - A R Rahman

"Since music is the only language with the contradictory attributes of being intelligible and untranslatable, the musical creator is a being comparable to the gods, and music itself the supreme mystery of the science of man." - Claude Levi-Strauss

"It's one thing to just play a tune, or play a program of music, but it's another thing to practically create a new language of music, which is what Kind of Blue did." - Chick Corea

"The language of the poem is the language of particulars." - Mary Oliver

"There is language going on out there- the language of the wild. Roars, snorts, trumpets, squeals, whoops, and chirps all have meaning derived over eons of expression... We have yet to become fluent in the language -and music- of the wild." - Boyd Norton

"I want, more than anything, to bring some light back to people's lives through my music. The beauty of music is that it is a universal language that everyone understands." - Chloe Rose Lattanzi

"It's the true meaning of music being a universal language, constantly fighting and going through different boundaries in order for new people to hear the music and be like, "Oh, sh*t! I mess with this Pitbull kid."" - Pitbull

"But maybe music was not intended to satisfy the curious definiteness of man. Maybe it is better to hope that music may always be transcendental language in the most extravagant sense." - Charles Ives

"Pop music has greater power to change people and to affect people because it's a universal language. You don't have to understand music to understand the power of a pop song." - Paul Epworth

"I believe that music is a spiritual language. My everyday self is pretty mundane and boring, but when I'm making music it allows for me to communicate a kind of transcendence that I can't communicate otherwise." - Sufjan Stevens

"Celtic music is part of the language in Scotland and Ireland, where every kid and grandparent knows those songs, music by the likes of Woody Guthrie and Hank Snow is getting entrenched here. They are part of our cultural language. It's part of a living treasure. It doesn't just belong to a museum." - Rosanne Cash

"For centuries, everything was taught through music. History was taught through music; language and mathematics were taught through music." - T Bone Burnett

"Poetry is the art of using language to transcend language," - Laurence Overmire

"The language of the heart is mankind's main common language." - Suzy Kassem

"Language is the archives of history...Language is fossil poetry." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I love language, and I love the failure of language." - Nate Lowman

"A special kind of beauty exists which is born in language, of language, and for language." - Gaston Bachelard

"If I could express the same thing with words as with music, I would, of course, use a verbal expression. Music is something autonomous and much richer. Music begins where the possibilities of language end. That is why I write music." - Jean Sibelius

"Language is not subtle enough, tender enough, to express all that we feel; and when language fails, the highest and deepest longings are translated into music. Music is the sunshine - the climate - of the soul, and it floods the heart with a perfect June." - Robert Green Ingersoll

"Music is a language and different people who come along are each using that language to do something different, but all coming at it in a similar vein inasmuch as it's always community based and for the most part nonprofit. Most bands don't ever come within a mile of profit - clearly these people are not playing music to make money." - Ian Mackaye

"We probably, as primitive people, made music before we actually had a language, and that's where language comes from." - Debbie Harry

"It's my language, the language I speak. I've spent a lot more time playing music than talking or writing." - Nitin Sawhney

"I'm chasing a kind of language that can be unburdened by people's expectations. I think music is the primary model-how close can you get this language to be like music and communicate feeling at the base level in the same way a composition with no words communicates meaning? It might be impossible. Language is always burdened by thought. I'm just trying to get it so it can be like feeling." - Terrance Hayes

"A true music, that is to say, spiritual, a music which may be an act of faith; a music which may touch upon all subjects without ceasing to touch upon God; an original music, in short, whose language may open a few doors, take down some yet distant stars." - Olivier Messiaen

"What is music? Music is language. A human being wants to express ideas in this language, but not ideas that can be translated into concepts..." - Anton Webern

"Music is a universal language insofar as you don't need to know anything else about a musician that you are playing with other than that they can play music. It doesn't matter what their music is, you can find something that you can play together, with what their culture is. The dialect part of it comes into play, but nothing like the differentiation that language sets up, for example." - Jerry Garcia

"I think records and music are more appropriate and more respectful of the human soul than the churches are. And more respectful of the needs of humans to communicate with the aspects of themselves that are neglected by language." - Will Oldham

"Music exists when rhythmic, melodic or harmonic order is deliberately created, and consciously listened to, and it is only language-using, self-conscious creatures ... who are capable of organizing sounds in this way, either when uttering them or when perceiving them. We can hear music in the song of the nightingale, but it is music that no nightingale has heard." - Roger Scruton

"Poems have a different music from ordinary language, and every poem has a different kind of music of necessity, and that's, in a way, the hardest thing about writing poetry is waiting for that music, and sometimes you never know if it's going to come." - C K Williams

"The art of music, rather more daughter than imitator of nature, in her impressive and mysterious language minding and educating us, rouses directly our temper and rules us to the depths of our souls." - Carl Maria Von Weber

"Black Sabbath - one of the world's universal language of music. I felt proud, for three or four minutes of my life combining my voice with Tony Iommi's guitar sound." - Henry Rollins

"I love the language. I'm just totally fascinated by the sound and the look of words and the kinds of cadences you can create with them, the various kinds of music." - Pattiann Rogers

"Certain kinds of speed, flow, intensity, density of attacks, density of interaction... Music that concentrates on those qualities is, I think, easier achieved by free improvisation between people sharing a common attitude, a common language." - Evan Parker

"Today, with a recording, he can hear the thing enough times until he really gets acquainted with the language, and then he can begin to make an estimate of the intrinsic, aesthetic value of that piece of music." - Leo Ornstein

"All of our media is made of language: our films, our music, our images, and of course our words. How different this is from analog production, where, if you were somehow able to peel back the emulsion from, say, a photograph, you wouldn't find a speck of language lurking below the surface." - Kenneth Goldsmith

"That the language of the poetry of Jamaican music is rastafarian or biblical language cannot simply be put down to the colonizer and his satanic missionaries. The fact is that the historical experience of the black Jamaican is an experience of the most acute human suffering, desolation and despair in the cruel world that is the colonial world..." - Linton Kwesi Johnson

"Entranced by the denotative power of words to define, to order, to represent the things around us, weve overlooked the songful dimension of language so obvious to our oral [storytelling] ancestors. Weve lost our ear for the music of language - for the rhythmic, melodic layer of speech by which earthly things overhear us." - David Abram

"We need to understand that every time an elementary teacher captures the imagination of a child through the arts or music of language this nation gets a little stronger." - Richard Riley

"Music is the last true voice of the human spirit. It can go beyond language, beyond age, and beyond color straight to the mind and heart of all people." - Ben Harper

"When words fail to express the exalted sentiments and finer emotions of the human heart, music becomes the sublimated language of the soul, the divine instrumentality for its higher utterance." - Hans Hinrich Wendt

"And I have a dream of a New American Language, one with a little bit more Spanish. I have a dream of a new pop music, that tells the truth with a good beat and some nice harmonies." - Dan Bern

"In the last 100 years since the invention of sound reproduction, music has really taken off and it is much more a common language because of records and transportation." - Jerry Garcia

"I grow very impatient with prose writers who don't pay attention to the cadence of the sentence. If you start as a poet, you're wooed by the music of language; you want to put that into your practice." - Alison Hawthorne Deming

"I think that a song, when it works, never mind a piece of long form music, even a song is something that speaks to itself but has a language all of its own, ideally." - Steve Hackett

"My training in music and composition then led me to a kind of musical language process in which, for example, the sound of the words I play with has to expose their true meaning against their will so to speak." - Elfriede Jelinek

"My mom had this romantic notion of her children playing classical music. The idea is you learn it when you're still learning language. It's using the same part of the brain." - Andrew Bird

"Music therapy was so important in the early stages of my recovery because it can help retrain different parts of your brain to form language centers in areas where they weren't before you were injured." - Gabrielle Giffords

"Art works because it appeals to certain faculties of the mind. Music depends on details of the auditory system, painting and sculpture on the visual system. Poetry and literature depend on language." - Steven Pinker

"Make it, not make it? What's the difference? Music is a language, it's a dance of life, and it can be a part of your life without being something that earns." - Tina Weymouth

"Hip-hop culture is probably one of the most powerful things to come out of America in a long time - everything from the music to the art to the dance to the language." - William

"Music is what we need when language fails us, but we cannot remain silent." - Cornel West



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