Music Quotations


When I hear music, I flutter, and am the scene of life, as a fleet of merchantmen when the wind rises.—Journal, 24 April 1841
When I was four years old, as well I remember, I was brought from Boston to this my native town, through these very woods and this field, to the pond. It is one of the oldest scenes stamped in my memory. And now to-night my flute has waked the echoes over that very water. — WaldenWalden
When my hoe tinkled against the stones, that music echoed to the woods and the sky, and was an accompaniment to my labor which yielded an instant and immeasurable crop. — WaldenWalden
Why will not men oftener advertise me of musical thoughts? The singer is in the attitude of one inviting the muse,—aspiring.—Journal, 19 May 1856
You cannot hear music and noise at the same time.—Journal, 27 April 1854
You glide along the distant wood-side, full of joy and expectation, seeing nothing but beauty, hearing nothing but music, as free as the fox-colored sparrow . . .—Journal27 January 1858
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