Poetry And Music Quotes

Poetry And Music Quotes by William Congreve, Pablo Picasso, Victor Hugo, William Butler Yeats, Laura Marling, John Bertram Phillips and many others.

Music has charms to sooth a savage breast, to soften ro

Music has charms to sooth a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.
William Congreve
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Pablo Picasso
Music expresses that which cannot be put into words.
Victor Hugo
Poetry and music I have banished,
But the stupidity
Of root, shoot, blossom or clay
Makes no demand.
I bend my body to the spade
Or grope with a dirty hand.
William Butler Yeats
The romanticised life, where all the great poetry and music and art of the world comes from, is great but it requires a lot of self-indulgence.
Laura Marling
All poetry and music, and art of every true sort, bears witness to man’s continual falling in love with beauty and his desperate attempt to induce beauty to live with him and enrich his common life.
John Bertram Phillips
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Aldous Huxley
Bangladesh is a world of metaphor, of high and low theater, of great poetry and music. You talk to a rice farmer and you find a poet. You get to know a sweeper of the streets and you find a remarkable singer.
Jean Houston
Music is well said to be the speech of angels.
Thomas Carlyle
Music is God’s gift to man, the only art of Heaven given to earth, the only art of earth we take to Heaven.
Walter Savage Landor
My father loved poetry and music. But deep in himself he thought teaching the finest thing a person could do.
George Steiner
Poetry and music are very good friends. Like mommies and daddies and strawberries and cream – they go together.
Nikki Giovanni
Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.
Victor Hugo
For instance, I may bring a certain feminist perspective to my songwriting, because that’s how I see life. I’m interested in art, poetry, and music. As that kind of artist, I can do anything. I can say anything. It’s about self-expression. It knows no package – there’s no such thing. That’s what being an artist is.
Laura Nyro
The loss of these tastes [for poetry and music] is a loss of happiness, and may possibly be injurious to the intellect, and more probably to the moral character, by enfeebling the emotional part of our nature.
Charles Darwin
Who hears music feels his solitude peopled at once.
Robert Browning
I thought we were gonna open up the world of poetry and music to all kinds of things, and yet, I can’t really think of anyone who’s done anything like it since.
Ray Manzarek