I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries, and very frankly give them fruit for their songs.
Joseph Addison The Spectator, 1712
There is nothing like walking to get the feel of a country. A fine landscape is like a piece of music; it must be taken at the right tempo. Even a bicycle goes too fast.
Paul Scott Mowrer The House of Europe
Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn't music.
Music fills the infinite between two souls.
I have been robbed of three million dollars all told. Everyone today is playing my stuff and I don't even get credit. Kansas City style, Chicago style, New Orleans style hell, they're all Jelly Roll style.
Jelly Roll Morton
When the music changes, so does the dance.
In the back of your mind, when you say you want to write music for the movies, you're saying that you want a big house, a big car and a boat. If you just wanted to write music, you could live in Kansas and do it.