The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.— Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Simplistic Art Music quotations
I cannot write in verse, for I am no poet.
I cannot arrange the parts of speech with such art as to produce effects of light and shade, for I am no painter. Even by signs and gestures I cannot express my thoughts and feelings, for I am no dancer. But I can do so by means of sounds, for I am a musician.
People err who think my art comes easily to me.
I assure you, dear friend, nobody has devoted so much time and thought to compositions as I. There is not a famous master whose music I have not industriously studied through many times.
You don't make a photograph just with a camera.
You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.
Music is a beautiful thing to listen to.
It is not a thing to preach to others about, it’s not a cause. It is what it is-and that’s a beautiful artform.
I don't want people who want to dance; I want people who have to dance.
Rap music is a combination of many different arts to make something new.
There's always been a stigma that its existence would be short and only appeal to a certain group - but it's the biggest music in the world.
Music is a labyrinth with no beginning and no end, full of new paths to discover, where mystery remains eternal
I think music is the greatest art form that exists, and I think people listen to music for different reasons, and it serves different purposes. Some of it is background music, and some of it is things that might affect a person's day, if not their life, or change an attitude. The best songs are the ones that make you feel something.
Emo always meant emotional. Any kind of art or music should be emotional. If its not, than it's pretty much just a jingle selling bleach or pizza.
If I could tell you what it meant, there would be no point in dancing it
Feed the body food and drink, it will survive today.
Feed the soul art and music, it will live forever.
I saw the dance as a vision of ineffable power.
A man could, with dignity and a towering majesty, dance. Not mince, cavort, do "fancy dancing" or "showoff" steps. No: Dance as Michelangelo's visions dance and as the music of Bach dances.
We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams.
When I was a kid, I was told rock n' roll wasn't music.
It wasn't art. Queen was my proof, my evidence, that these people were wrong - and they meant everything to me.
Music and art are the guiding lights of the world.
If Antarctica were music it would be Mozart.
Art, and it would be Michelangelo. Literature, and it would be Shakespeare. And yet it is something even greater; the only place on earth that is still as it should be. May we never tame it.
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.
My idea is that there is music in the air, music all around us;
the world is full of it, and you simply take as much as you require.
Art is the heart's explosion on the world.
Music. Dance. Poetry. Art on cars, on walls, on our skins. There is probably no more powerful force for change in this uncertain and crisis-ridden world than young people and their art. It is the consciousness of the world breaking away from the strangle grip of an archaic social order.
The art of Mime encompasses all the feelings of the soul.
The Dance, on the other hand, is essentially an expression of joy, a desire to follow the rhythms of the music.
Never sound pompous. You always sound noble, noble. Absolute character of music is nobility. Even popular music can be noble, you see. If it's not noble, then it's not very good... Music is an art of emotion, of nobility, of dignity, of greatness, of love, of tenderness. All that must be brought out in music but never a show of pompousness.
Music is art, and art is important and rare.
Important, rare things are valuable. Valuable things should be paid for.
Music, uniquely among the arts, is both completely abstract and profoundly emotional. It has no power to represent anything particular or external, but it has a unique power to express inner states or feelings. Music can pierce the heart directly; it needs no mediation.
New Singapore will be one of the world's finest, most liveable cities.
Arts, theatres, museums, music and sports will flourish. Singapore will be a lively and exciting place.. Our city will not only have depth, but also the richness of diversity. But above all, Singapore will a home for Singaporeans.
Simplify, slow down, be kind. And don't forget to have art in your life - music, paintings, theater, dance, and sunsets.
To me history ought to be a source of pleasure.
It isn't just part of our civic responsibility. To me it's an enlargement of the experience of being alive, just the way literature or art or music is.
Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.
A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.
Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.
The power of nature is what all art strives to be.
The more we can get in tune with the harmony of the planet, the more our art can benefit from that relationship.
One has a nose. The nose scents and it chooses. An artist is simply a kind of pig snouting truffles.
I do believe that one way to bring cultures together, to develop trust between people and countries and religions, is through education. And through music and art and basketball and activities and joys that people share worldwide, regardless of ethnic background or religious orientation.
Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom.
If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn. They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, man, there's no boundary line to art.
I mean, making art is about objectifying your experience of the world, transforming the flow of moments into something visual, or textual, or musical, whatever. Art creates a kind of commentary.