A Quote by Thomas Eugene (Tom) Robbins on rap, music, rhyme, and funny

“Rap music... sounds like somebody feeding a rhyming dictionary to a popcorn popper.”

Tom Robbins (1936 -)

Contributed by: luz

A Quote by unknown on life and music


Life is music, play it louder


Contributed by: katers

A Quote by Duke Ellington on music, good, the other kind, humor, and insight

"There are two kinds of music -- good music, and the other kind."

Duke Ellington (1899 - 1974)

Contributed by: Darshan

A Quote by Rabindranath Tagore on music, melody, and harmony

Melody and harmony are like lines and colors in pictures. A simple linear picture may be completely beautiful; the introduction of color may make it vague and insignificant. Yet color may, by combination with lines, create great pictures, so long as it does not smother and destroy their value.

Rabindranath Tagore (1861 - 1941)

Source: A Tagore Reader, edited by Amiya Chakravarty via

Contributed by: Thomas

A Quote by Shams-ud-din Muhammad (Hafiz) on love, angel, dance, god, heart, mind, style, waltz, crush, sweet, kiss, charm, patience, gamble, divine, and music

You have
not danced so badly, my dear,
trying to hold hands with the Beautiful One.

You have waltzed with great style, my sweet, crushed angel,
to have ever neared God's heart at all.

Our Partner is notoriously difficult to follow, and even His
best musicians are not always easy to hear.

So what if the music has stopped for a while.
So what if the price of admission to the Divine is out of reach tonight.

So what, my sweetheart, if you lack the ante to gamble for real love.

The mind and the body are famous for holding the heart ransom,
but Hafiz knows the Beloved's eternal habits. Have patience,
for He will not be able to resist your longings
and charms for long.

You have not danced so badly, my dear,
trying to kiss the Magnificent

You have actually waltzed with tremendous style,
my sweet, O my sweet,


Source: Love Poems from God: Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West

Contributed by: Katy

A Quote by Joseph Curiale on creativity, music, art, and life

“I exist in the world and live in my art.”

Joseph Curiale

Contributed by: Joe

A Quote by Joseph Curiale on creativity, music, art, imagination, and world

“With music and art, I can create the kind of world in which I wish to live.”

Joseph Curiale

Contributed by: Joe

A Quote by Joseph Curiale on silence and music

“The silence between two notes is as beautiful and meaningful as the notes themselves.”

Joseph Curiale

Contributed by: Joe

A Quote by Jack Kerouac on improvisation, music, and jazz

Here’s a guy and everyboy’s there, right? Up to him to put down what’s on everybody else’s mind. He starts the first chorus, then lines up his ideas, people, yeah, yeah, but get it, and then rises to his fate and has to blow equal to it. All of a sudden somwhere in the middle of the chorus he gets IT- everybody looks up and knows; they listen; he picks it up and carries. Time stops. He’s filling empty space with the substance of our lives, confessions of his bellybottom strain, remembrance of ideas, rehashes of old blowing. He has to blow across bridges and come back and do it with such infinite feeling soul-exploratory for the tune of the moment that everybody knows its not the tune that counts but IT

Jack Kerouac (1922 - 1969)

Source: On the Road

Contributed by: DBOZ

A Quote by Mike Gordon on music, improcisation, groove, jam, and dream

In order to have that incredible groove that makes you dream you have to think not of the
groove, but of the dream.

Mike Gordon

Contributed by: DBOZ

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