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Music Food Quotes

“I am sure my music has a taste of codfish in it.”
Edvard Hagerup Grieg, Norwegian composer (1843-1907)

"If music be the food of love, play on,
Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting,
The appetite may sicken and so die."
William Shakespeare, ‘Twelfth Night’

"Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist."
G.K Chesterton (1874-1936)

“Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence"
Robert Fripp, guitarist and cofounder of the band King Crimson (1969)

“The fine arts are five in number, namely: painting, sculpture, poetry, music, and architecture, the principal branch of the latter being pastry.”
Antonin Careme [Marie-Antoine Careme] (1783-1833)

“We don't like their sound [the Beatles], and guitar music is on the way out.”
Decca Recordings Co., 1962

“We may live without poetry, music and art; We may live without conscience, and live without heart; We may live without friends; we may live without books; But civilized man cannot live without cooks.”
Edward Bulwer-Lytton (1831-1891) ‘Lucile’ (1860)

“The local wine, a dinner at your friends' house, and music performed by amateurs are three things to be equally dreaded.”
Grimod de la Reynière (1758-1838)

“Next to jazz music, there is nothing that lifts the spirit and strengthens the soul more than a good bowl of chili.”
Harry James

“Give me book, fruit, French wine, and fine weather and a little music out of doors played by someone I do not know.”
John Keats

“Some people like to paint pictures, or do gardening, or build a boat in the basement. Other people get a tremendous pleasure out of the kitchen, because cooking is just as creative and imaginative an activity as drawing, or wood carving, or music.”
Julia Child

“To give life to beauty, the painter uses a whole range of colours, musicians of sounds, the cook of tastes -- and it is indeed remarkable that there are seven colours, seven musical notes and seven tastes.”
Lucien Tendret (1825-1896)

“Some men are like musical glasses; to produce their finest tones you must keep them wet.”
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)



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