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Seven Musical Quotes From Literature

“I do hate singing before that sort of audience. It is like giving them your soul to look at, and you don’t want them to see it. It seems indecent. To my mind, music is the most REVEALING thing in

28 Music Quotes from Literature

The kingdom of music is not the kingdom of this world; it will accept those whom breeding and intellect and culture have alike rejected. The commonplace person begins to play, and shoots into the empyrean without effort, whilst we look up, marvelling how he has escaped us. ~ A Room With A View by E. M. Forster "She looks just as music sounds, I think," answered Anne. ~ Anne Of Avonlea by Lucy Maud Montgomery Once I sat upon a promontory,
And heard a mermaid, on a dolphin's back,
Uttering such dulcet and harmonious breath,
That the rude sea grew civil at her song,
And certain stars shot madly from their spheres
To hear the sea-maid's music. ~ A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare It is always fatal to have music or poetry interrupted. ~ Middlemarch by George Eliot "Let the music speak to us of to-night, in a happier language than ours." ~ The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins Music wakes us. Music makes us see the hidden, join the broken. ~ Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf "Draw your chair up and hand me my violin, for the only problem we have still to solve is how to while away these bleak autumnal evenings." ~ The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle "There is nothing more to be said or to be done to-night, so hand me over my violin and let us try to forget for half an hour the miserable weather and the still more miserable ways of our fellow men." ~ The Five Orange Pips by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Saturday morning was come, and all the summer world was bright and fresh, and brimming with life. There was a song in every heart; and if the heart was young the music issued at the lips. There was cheer in every face and a spring in every step. ~ The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain As hollow vessels produce a far more musical sound in falling than those which are substantial, so it will oftentimes be found that sentiments which have nothing in them make the loudest ringing in the world, and are the most relished. ~ Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens

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