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I understand the inventor of the bagpipes was inspired when he saw a man carrying an
indignant, asthmatic pig under his arm. Unfortunately, the manmade sound never equalled
the purity of the sound achieved by the pig.
Alfred Hitchcock

Music has no charms for a buffalo.
Indian proverb

Music hath charms to soothe the savage beast - but I'd try a revolver first.
Josh Billings

- Can you play the violin?
- I don't know. I've never tried.
George Burns

Great music is written by people who are either running toward or away from God.
Bono

If being an egomaniac means I believe in what I do and in my art or music, then in that
respect you can call me that. I believe in what I do, and I'll say it.
John Lennon

Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.
Steve Martin

This is the life I always wanted to have. Maybe I'll go to college someday, for that knowledge.
But I definitely think making music always will be the most important thing in my life.
Britney Spears

Rap is poetry set to music. But to me it's like a jackhammer.
Bette Midler

Where do I get my ideas from? You might as well have asked that of Beethoven. He was
goofing around in Germany like everybody else, and all of a sudden this stuff came gushing
out of him. It was music. I was goofing around like everybody else in Indiana, and all of a
sudden stuff came gushing out. It was disgust with civilization.
Kurt Vonnegut

My music fights the system that teaches to live and die.
Bob Marley

The effect of music is so very much more powerful and penetrating than is that of the other
arts, for these others speak only of the shadow, but music of the essence.
Arthur Schopenhauer

I can't listen to too much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Woody Allen

I try to use my music to move these people to act.
Jimi Hendrix

Somebody just gave me a shower radio. Thanks a lot! Do you really want music in the
shower? I guess there's no better place to dance than a slick surface next to a glass door.
Jerry Seinfeld

Music befits a house where there is a wedding.
Turkish proverb

Without music, life would be a mistake.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.
George Carlin

I'll give up this sort of touring madness certainly, but music... everything is based on music.
No, I'll never stop my music.
George Harrison

Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.
Ludwig von Beethoven

All rock 'n' roll singers sound like a nudist backing into a cold-nosed dog - set to music.
Robert Orben

Music is stored in our long-term memory. When we learn something through music, we tend
to remember it longer and believe it more deeply.
Joyce Brothers

I have a big job in addition to music: to keep his voice going.
Yoko Ono

Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by
which bills must be paid.
Frank Zappa

Nothing pleases me more than to go into a room and come out with a piece of music.
Paul McCartney

If someone asks Chuck Norris what his favourite song is, he roundhouse kicks them in the
face until they beg for mercy. He tells them that's music to his ears.
Chuck Norris jokes

Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist.
G. K. Chesterton

I think people who truly can live a life in music are telling the world, "You can have my love,
you can have my smiles. Forget the bad parts, you don't need them. Just take the music, the
goodness, because it's the very best, and it's the part I give most willingly."
George Harrison

Life is one grand sweet song so start the music.
Ronald Reagan

Information is not knowledge. Knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is not truth. Truth is not
beauty. Beauty is not love. Love is not music. Music is the best!
Frank Zappa

There is no feeling, except the extremes of fear and grief, that does not find relief in music.
George Eliot

Many people die with their music still in them. Too often it is because they are always getting
ready to live. Before they know it time runs out.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

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

If Jimi Hendrix could see the current state of pop music he'd roll over in his own vomit.
David Corrado

Karaoke bars combine two of the nation's greatest evils: people who shouldn't drink with
people who shouldn't sing.
Tom Dreesen

I wanted to be a country singer but I took the test and I had too much self-esteem.
Brett Butler

The Irish gave the bagpipes to the Scots as a joke, but the Scots haven't seen the joke yet.
Oliver Herford

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