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❝My philosophy
like colour TV
is all there
in black and white❞
Monty Python

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All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.
Johann Sebastian Bach (1735-1782)

Either heaven or hell will have continuous background music. Which one you think it will be tells a lot about you.

Elvis rocks in his box.

If it's too loud, you're too old.

If you play country music backwards, you get your job, your wife, and your dog back, and your pick-up works again.

It is a sobering thought that when Mozart was my age he had been dead for two years.
Tom Lehrer (1928- )

Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
Georges Clemenceau (1841-1929)

Music is essentially useless, as life is.
George Santayana (1863-1952)

No opera plot can be sensible, for in sensible situations people do not sing.
W.H. Auden (1907-1973)

Of all noises, I think music is the least disagreeable.
Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Schubert sonatas happen.

The music teacher came twice a week to bridge the awful gap between Dorothy and Chopin.
George Ade (1866-1944)

The opera isn't over till the fat lady sings.
Dan Cook (1926-2008)

The poet ranks far below the painter in the representation of visible things, and far below the musician in that of invisible things.
Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)

The song is ended
But the melody lingers on.
Irving Berlin (1888-1989)

Too many pieces of music finish too long after the end.
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)

Van Gogh was a painter because he had no ear for music.
Nikki Harris (1986- )

Wagner's music is better than it sounds.
Mark Twain (1835-1910)

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