"Berlioz says nothing in his music, but he says it magnificently."
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"After silence that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music."
"I was a veteran before I was a teenager."
"The history of a people is found in its songs."
"Difficult do you call it, Sir? I wish it were impossible."
"It is the only sensual pleasure without vice."
"Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter."
"That which, perhaps, hears more nonsense than anything in the world, is a picture in a museum."
"In museums and palaces we are alternate radicals and conservatives."
"Music, the greatest good that mortals know, And all of heaven we have below."
"Nothing is capable of being well set to music that is not nonsense."
"What we play is life."
"There is two kinds of music the good and bad. I play the good kind."
"A verbal art like poetry is reflective; it stops to think. Music is immediate, it goes on to become."
"Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life."
"I wish Frank Sinatra would just shut up and sing."
"The English may not like music, but they absolutely love the noise it makes."
"A musicologist is a man who can read music but cannot hear it."
"She was one of those people who said I don't know anything about music, but I know what I like."
"Beethoven can write music, thank God, but he can do nothing else on earth."
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