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Billy Strayhorn Quotes and Sayings

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All music is beautiful.
- Billy Strayhorn

Related topics: Music

I'll live a lush life in some small dive.
- Billy Strayhorn

You're in a mess, and in excess.
- Billy Strayhorn

Ever up and onward.
- Billy Strayhorn

 

A Train was born without any effort -
if was like writing a letter to a friend.
- Billy Strayhorn

Love or not, I wouldn't subject a wife to the road.
It's punishment.
- Billy Strayhorn

In order to play and write, it's unique -
you either do one or the other.
- Billy Strayhorn

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Romance is mush, stifling those who strive.
- Billy Strayhorn

I think everything should happen at halfway to dawn.
That's when all the heads of government should meet.
I think everybody would fall in love.
- Billy Strayhorn

I'm not fit company for man or beast.
- Billy Strayhorn

If you want something hard enough, it just gets done.
- Billy Strayhorn

My grandmother played the piano, and I used to toddle
over there and pick out little things that sounded good to me.
- Billy Strayhorn

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

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

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. PHOTO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Who hears music feels his solitude peopled at once.
- Robert Browning

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

Music when healthy, is the teacher of perfect order,
and when depraved, the teacher of perfect disorder.
- John Ruskin

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

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

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

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

I don't know anything about music.
In my line you don't have to.
- Elvis Presley

My music, my songs are 100 percent inspired by girl power.
- Paulina Rubio

Music is the soul of language.
- Max Heindel

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

If you look deep enough you will see music;
the heart of nature being everywhere music.
- Thomas Carlyle

The iPod completely changed the way people approach music.
- Karl Lagerfeld

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

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

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

Music is the fourth great material want,
first food, then clothes, then shelter,
then music.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

When words leave off, music begins.
- Heinrich Heine

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

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

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

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

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing
the inexpressible is music.
- Aldous Huxley

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

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 very spiritual, it has the power to bring people together.
- Edgar Winter

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

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

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

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

Everywhere in the world, music enhances a hall,
with one exception: Carnegie Hall enhances the music.
- Isaac Stern

If you want to make beautiful music,
you must play the black and the white notes together.
- Richard M. Nixon

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

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

Music is the shorthand of emotion.
- Leo Tolstoy

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

Life is like music; it must be composed by ear,
feeling, and instinct, not by rule.
- Samuel Butler

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

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

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

Any good music must be an innovation.
- Les Baxter

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

If a composer could say what he had to say in words
he would not bother trying to say it in music.
- Gustav Mahler

Music should be your escape.
- Missy Elliot

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

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


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