"Music has charms to soothe the savage beast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak"

- William Congreve, The Mourning Bride (1697)

 

“Film music should have the same relationship to the film drama that somebody's piano playing in my living room has on the book I am reading.” ~ Igor Stravinsky

"Music is the shorthand of emotion." ~ Leo Tolstoy

"The whole problem can be stated quite simply by asking, “Is there a meaning to music?” My answer would be, “Yes.” And “Can you state in so many words what the meaning is?” My answer to that would be, “No.”" ~ Aaron Copland

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