Music is the universal language of all mankind.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Studying Music - It's Magic!
Music is at the core of our humanity. It is the universal language with which we can express ourselves and understand each other. This page is dedicated to music and music education as an essential part of our lives and of its value in the development of young minds.
Articles and Studies in Support of Music Education
Music Education Advocacy Organizations
Memorable Quotations on Music
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
- Ludwig van Beethoven
Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
- Berthold Auerbach
There is nothing like music to relieve the soul and uplift it.
- Mickey Hart
It is essential to do everything possible to attract young people to opera, so they can see that it is not some antiquated art form, but a repository of the most glorious music and drama that man has created.
- Bruce Beresford
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.
Music is forever; music should grow and mature with you, following you right on up until you die.
- Paul Simon
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 expresses that which cannot be said, and on which it is impossible to remain silent.
- Victor Hugo
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
- Aldous Huxley
Music happens to be an art form that transcends language.
- Herbie Hancock
Music is the soul of language.
- Max Heindel
Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart.
- Pablo Casals
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
- Lao Tzu
If music be the food of love, play on.
Music is love in search of a word
- Sidney Lanier
Love, I find, is like singing.
- Zora Neale Hurston
I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music.
- Billy Joel
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
- Maya Angelou
Music has charms to soothe a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.
- William Congreve
The best music is essentially there to provide you something to face the world with.
- Bruce Springsteen
The good thing about music is, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
- Bob Marley
Music should be your escape.
- Missy Elliot
Music is magical, powerful, beautiful...
It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness of pain; of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature and everlasting beauty of monotony.
- Benjamin Britten
No good opera plot can be sensible, for people do not sing when they are feeling sensible.
- W.H. Auden
Music is the strongest form of magic.
- Marilyn Manson
All music is beautiful.
- Billy Strayhorn
Music is essential...
I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me - like food or water.
- Ray Charles
During World War II, Britain's finance minister recommended to Winston Churchill that they cut arts funding in order to better support the war effort. Churchill's reply was, 'Then what are we fighting for?'
If you look deep enough, you will see music; the heart of nature being everywhere music.
- Thomas Carlyle
Music is the fourth great material want, first food, then clothes, then shelter, then music.
-Christian Nestell Bovee
Without music, life would be a mistake.
- Friedrich Nietzsche