It is in learning music that many youthful hearts learn to love.
I was irrevocably betrothed to laughter, the sound of which has always seemed to me to be the most civilised music in the world.
- Peter Ustinov
My music is best understood by children and animals.
- Igor Stravinsky, In Observer 8 Oct. 1961
Use what talents you have; the woods would have little music if no birds sang their song except those who sang best.
- Reverend Oliver G. Wilson
The earth has grown old with its burden of care But at Christmas it always is young, The heart of the jewel burns lustrous and fair And its soul full of music breaks the air, When the song of angels is sung.
- Phillips Brooks
Making music should not be left to the professionals.
- Michelle Shocked
The earth has music for those who listen.
- William Shakespeare
We grown-up people think that we appreciate music, but if we realized the sense that an infant has brought with it of appreciating sound and rhythm, we would never boast of knowing music. The infant is music itself. In the cradle it in moving its little arms and legs in a certain rhythm. And when our music falls on the ears of an infant it is of the lowest character compared with the music it is accustomed to.
- Hazrat Inayat Khan