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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“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.'”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“So long as the human spirit thrives on this planet, music in some living form will accompany and sustain it and give it expressive meaning.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Inspiration may be a form of super-consciousness, or perhaps of subconsciousness - I wouldn't know. But I am sure it is the antithesis of self-consciousness.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“There is something about music that keeps its distance even at the moment that it engulfs us. It is at the same time outside and away from us and inside and part of us. In one sense it dwarfs us, and in another we master it. We are led on and on, and yet in some strange way we never lose control.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“When I speak of the gifted listener, I am thinking of the nonmusician primarily, of the listener who intends to retain his amateur status. It is the thought of just such a listener that excites the composer in me.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“If a literary man puts together two words about music, one of them will be wrong.”
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Listening to the Fifth Symphony of Ralph Vaughan Williams is like staring at a cow for forty-five minutes”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Don't ever let him near a microphone.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“A melody is not merely something you can hum”

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