From Jon Winokur’s book, The Portable Curmudgeon.
The chief objection to playing wind instruments is that it prolongs the life of the player.
— George Bernard Shaw
(I can’t find who said the following, but I concur: The reason bagpipe players walk while they play is to get away from the music.)
Of all noises, I think music is the least disagreeable.
— Samuel Johnson
— Arturo Toscanini to his orchestra