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Sweet music, and your secret heart. Both have the healing grace.
Jon Anderson
Some wise being organized my system, and gave me my capacity, put into my heart and brain something that delights, charms, and fills me with rapture at the sound of sweet music.
Brigham Young
And wheresoever, in his rich creation,
Sweet music breathes--in wave, or bird, or soul--
'Tis but the faint and far reverberation
Of that great tune to which the planets roll!
Frances Sargent Osgood
Sweet music! sacred tongue of God.
Charles Godfrey Leland
Just listen to all this sweet, sweet music. I'm working the music.
R. Kelly
I bid the chords sweet music make, and all must follow in my wake.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Your body is the harp of your soul and it is yours to bring forth sweet music from it or confused sounds.
Khalil Gibran
In sweet music is such art, Killing care and grief of heart Fall asleep, or hearing, die.
William Shakespeare
Life's most soothing things are a child's goodnight and sweet music.
Thomas A. Edison
Such sweet compulsion doth in music lie.
John Milton
Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music.
Ronald Reagan
How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank Here we will sit, and let the sounds of music Creep in our ears; soft stillness, and the night Become the touches of sweet harmony
William Shakespeare
The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils.
William Shakespeare
How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank Here we will sit, and let the sounds of music Creep in our ears; soft stillness, and the night Become the touches of sweet harmony
William Shakespeare
The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils.
William Shakespeare
There is sweet music here that softer falls Than petals from blown roses on the grass…
Alfred Tennyson
To play the guitar well is easy, to play the guitar poorly is difficult.
Pepe Romero
One must make of one’s fingers well drilled soldiers.
Fernando Sor
Guitarists spend half their time tuning and the other half playing out of tune.
Anonymous
It is not the water that wears down the stone but the unceasing relentlessness of the individual drops.
Anonymous
If a lute player lives to be 100, he spends 99 years tuning and one year playing.
Anonymous
Never having thought of writing for the guitar, I asked Julian Bream for a chart which would explain what the guitar could do. I managed to write some rather pretty pieces for him, except that the first six notes of the first piece all need to be played on open strings. So when he begins to play the audience will probably think he’s tuning the bloody thing up!
William Walton
The harmonious efforts which our guitarists produce unconsciously represent one of the marvels of natural art.
Manuel de Falla
It is better to make a piece of music than to perform one, better to perform one than listen to one, better to listen to one than to misuse it as a means of distraction, entertainment, or acquisition of ‘culture’.
John Cage
Take but degree away, untune that string, and hark, what discord follows!
William Shakespeare
The turning point in the history of western civilization was reached with the invention of the electric guitar.
Lene Sinclair
Electric guitars are an abomination, whoever heard of an electric violin? An electric cello? Or for that matter an electric singer?
Andres Segovia
My guitar, I sing of thee
‘Tis with thee that I decoy
And ensnare enchantingly
the ladies I enjoy.
Pierre de Ronsard
A guitar has moonlight in it.
James M. Cain
Yes, we three were so happy, my wife, my guitar and me!
Big Bill Broonzy
If I don’t practice one day, I know it; two days, the critics know it; three days, the public knows it.
Jascha Heifetz
I love the guitar for its harmony; it is my constant companion in all my travels.
Nicolo Paganini
The [guitar is the] instrument most complete and richest in its harmonic and polyphonic possibilities.
Manuel de Falla
The guitar is a wonderful instrument which is understood by few.
Franz Schubert
(I was) my own teacher and pupil, and thanks to the efforts of both, they were not discontented with each other.
Andres Segovia
All the worst things happen in the best works, and the worst music appears to be all streaked through with the most luscious bits
Bernard Van Dieren
Nothing is more beautiful than a guitar, save perhaps two.
Fredric Chopin
Sometimes when I play the guitar, I feel like I am dancing with God. And although I step on her toes from time to time, she is content to let me lead.
Anonymous

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