„I play the notes as they are written, but it is God who makes the music.“

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„Who publishes the sheet-music of the winds, or the written music of water written in river-lines?“

—  John Muir Scottish-born American naturalist and author 1838 - 1914

August 1875, page 220
John of the Mountains, 1938

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„Music is the space between the notes.“

—  Claude Debussy French composer 1862 - 1918

As quoted in Turning Numbers into Knowledge: Mastering the Art of Problem Solving (2001) by Jonathan G. Koomey, p. 96; since at least 2010 similar statements are also sometimes attributed to Mozart, and a similar remark, apparently one of Ben Jonson, is quoted in "Notes to Cynthia's Revels, in The Works of Ben Jonson: With Notes Critical and Explanatory, and a Biographical Memoir (1875), edited by William Gifford, Vol. 2, in notes to p. 223, on p. 551: Division, in music, is "the space between the notes of music, or the dividing of the tones."
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„It was like I saw your soul in the notes of the music. And it was beautiful.“

—  Cassandra Clare American author 1973

Source: The Infernal Devices: Clockwork Princess

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„Notes don't make music until you learn to insert silence between them.“

—  Ben Folds American musician 1966

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„All of us have the privilege of making music that helps and heals — to make music that makes people happier, stronger and kinder. Don't forget: music is God's voice.“

—  Brian Wilson American musician, singer, songwriter and record producer 1942

At the induction ceremony of The Beach Boys into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (January 1988) · Video of acceptance speech http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZSAQX2uuUY

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„Liner notes, Music Bank box set, 1999.“

—  Jerry Cantrell American musician and songwriter 1966

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„For every album I’ve ever made, I’ve written many times more music than has actually been released, and the way I choose which music appears is almost totally random, but one thing I have never done is to make music for the sake of commercialism“

—  Vangelis Greek composer of electronic, progressive, ambient, jazz, pop rock, and orchestral music 1943

1984
Context: On albums and commercialism: "For every album I’ve ever made, I’ve written many times more music than has actually been released, and the way I choose which music appears is almost totally random, but one thing I have never done is to make music for the sake of commercialism... I don’t think it’s possible to guarantee commercial success for an album anyway, because nobody really knows what is commercial and what isn’t. Even if I went out of my way to make an album that was more accessible to the public, that would not guarantee its commercial success".

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