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When music fails to agree to the ear,
by Maria Callas

When music fails to agree to the ear,
to soothe the ear and the heart and the senses,
then it has missed the point.
- Maria Callas

Love is so much better when you're not married.
- Maria Callas

I prepare myself for rehearsals like I would for marriage.
- Maria Callas

I don't need the money, dear.
I work for art.
- Maria Callas

 

Don't talk to me about rules, dear.
Wherever I stay I make the goddam rules.
- Maria Callas

There must be a law against forcing children to perform at an early age.
Children should have a wonderful childhood.
They should not be given too much responsibility.
- Maria Callas

I would like to be Maria, but there is La Callas who
demands that I carry myself with her dignity.
- Maria Callas

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Women are not pals enough with men, so we must make ourselves indispensable.
After all, we have the greatest weapon in our hands by just being women.
- Maria Callas

Good teachers make the best of a pupil's means;
great teachers foresee a pupil's ends.
- Maria Callas

It's a terrible thing to go through life thinking that
you have a rock on your side when you haven't.
- Maria Callas

On stage, I am in the dark.
- Maria Callas

When my enemies stop hissing, I shall know I'm slipping.
- Maria Callas

I would not kill my enemies, but I will make them get down on their knees.
I will, I can, I must.
- Maria Callas

I don't know what happens to me on stage.
Something else seems to take over.
- Maria Callas

I am not an angel and do not pretend to be.
That is not one of my roles.
But I am not the devil either.
I am a woman and a serious artist, and I would like so to be judged.
- Maria Callas

You are born an artist or you are not.
And you stay an artist, dear, even if your voice is less of a fireworks.
The artist is always there.
- Maria Callas

If I have stepped on some people at times because I am at the top,
it couldn't be helped.
What should I do if someone gets hurt...
retire?
- Maria Callas

First I lost my voice, then I lost my figure and then I lost Onassis.
- Maria Callas

That is the difference between good teachers and great teachers:
good teachers make the best of a pupil's means;
great teachers foresee a pupil's ends.
- Maria Callas

I cannot switch my voice.
My voice is not like an elevator going up and down.
- Maria Callas

An opera begins long before the curtain goes up and
ends long after it has come down.
It starts in my imagination, it becomes my life,
and it stays part of my life long after I've left the opera house.
- Maria Callas

I was always too mature for my age -
and not very happy.
I had no young friends.
I wish I could go back to those days.
If I could only live it all again, how I would play and enjoy other girls.
What a fool I was.
- Maria Callas

You can't stop the music, nobody can stop the music.
- Village People

Don't die with your music still inside you.
Listen to your intuitive inner voice
and find what passion stirs your soul.
- Wayne Dyer

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Don't die with your music still inside you.
- Wayne Dyer

Words make you think a thought.
Music makes you feel a feeling.
A song makes you feel a thought.
- E. Y. Harburg

If a man loses pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Let him step to the music which he hears,
however measured or far away.
- Henry David Thoreau

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
- Berthold Auerbach

When I hear music, I fear no danger.
I am invulnerable. I see no foe.
I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.
- Henry David Thoreau

When the music changes, so does the dance.
- African Proverb

Music takes us out of the actual
and whispers to us dim secrets
that startle our wonder as to who we are.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The best of a book is not the thought which it contains,
but the thought which it suggests;
just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones
but in the echoes of our hearts.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Take time to laugh.
It is the music of the soul.
Take time to think.
It is the source of power.
Take time to play.
It is the source of perpetual youth.
Take time to read.
It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to pray.
It is the greatest power on Earth.
Take time to love and be loved.
It is a God-given privilege.
Take time to be friendly.
It is the road to happiness.
Take time to give.
It is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to work.
It is the price of success.
- Anonymous

He has Van Gogh's ear for music.
- Billy Wilder

Music is the best means we have of digesting time.
- W. H. Auden

Music is the shorthand of emotion.
- Leo Tolstoy

Any good music must be an innovation.
- Les Baxter

Indifferent to whether your mood is grumpy or cheerful,
Nature always sings her passionate song of joyful celebration.
You can never stop the happy song of life,
so join the celebration -
sing along, dance, make love,
smile your biggest smile, and cheer on God's music.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Music doesn't lie.
If there is something to be changed in this world,
then it can only happen through music.
- Jimi Hendrix

Music is nothing else but wild sounds civilized into time and tune.
- Thomas Fuller

Music is love in search of a word.
- Sidney Lanier

My music had roots which I'd dug up from my own childhood,
musical roots buried in the darkest soil.
- Ray Charles

Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
- Lao Tzu

Music is my religion.
- Jimi Hendrix

Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
- Ludwig van Beethoven

All good music resembles something.
Good music stirs by its mysterious resemblance to the
objects and feelings which motivated it.
- Jean Cocteau

Music should be your escape.
- Missy Elliot

I don't care much about music.
What I like is sounds.
- Dizzy Gillespie

Count your blessings. Once you realize
how valuable you are and how much you have going for you,
the smiles will return, the sun will break out,
the music will play, and you will finally
be able to move forward the life that God intended
for you with grace, strength, courage, and confidence.
- Og Mandino

Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.
- Laurie Anderson

But when you get music and words together,
that can be a very powerful thing.
- Bryan Ferry

Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for
the education of its virtue.
- Plato

Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life.
- Jean Paul

There's nothing like music to relieve the soul and uplift it.
- Mickey Hart

Music is intended and designed for sentient beings
that have hopes and purposes and emotions.
- Jacques Barzun

One good thing about music, when it hits you,
you feel no pain.
- Bob Marley

Music, in performance, is a type of sculpture.
The air in the performance is sculpted into something.
- Frank Zappa

Music has charms to sooth a savage breast,
to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.
- William Congreve

Goes the song, "we change, we change."
But the music is still mine.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Music is something that always lifts my spirits and makes me happy,
and when I make music I always hope it will have the
same effect on whoever listens to it.
- Aaron Carter

Music is forever; music should grow and mature with you,
following you right on up until you die.
- Paul Simon

Music's staying power is a function of how timeless the lyrics,
song and production are.
- Gary Wright

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

Music was my refuge.
I could crawl into the space between the notes and
curl my back to loneliness.
- Maya Angelou

Music is a moral law.
It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind,
flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.
- Plato

Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune.
- Kin Hubbard

Music's not like becoming a doctor, who can walk into
a community and find people who need him.
- Charlie Byrd

Music is a performance and needs the audience.
- Michael Tippett

Music is always changing and the changes are unpredictable.
- Billy Sheehan

There's a lot of music that sounds like it's literally computer-generated,
totally divorced from a guy sitting down at an instrument.
- Aimee Mann


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