If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music.
A film is—or should be—more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what’s behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
I don’t care much about music. What I like is sounds.
I haven’t understood a bar of music in my life, but I have felt it
Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.
Music is well said to be the speech of the angels.
All good music resembles something. Good music stirs by its mysterious resemblance to the objects and feelings which motivated it.
Music happens to be an art form that transcends language.
In music the passions enjoy themselves.