Quotes on or about Music

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Quotes about MUSIC

"There is a growing evidence that arts education improves student learning and thereby produces better citizens". - David J. Skorton, President, Cornell University
"Schools with higher music scores and participation tend to have higher reading, math, and writing scores."
- Timothy Brophy, University of Florida.

"Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without."

"Music education can help spark a child’s imagination or ignite a lifetime of passion. When you provide a child with new worlds to explore and challenges to tackle, the possibilities are endless. Music education should not be a privilege for a lucky few, it should be a part of every child’s world of possiblity."
Hillary Rodham Clinton, US Senator

"Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent."
Victor Hugo, poet

"Music Is About Communication, and cooperation, and by studying music in school, students have the opportunity to build on these skills, enrich their lives, and experience the world from a new perspective."
Bill Clinton, former U.S. President

"Music Education opens doors that help children pass from school into the world around them - a world of work, culture, intellectual activity, and human involvement. The future of our natuion depends on providing our children with a complete education that includes music."
Gerald Ford, former U.S. President

"Above all, we are coming to understand that the arts incarnate the creativity of a free people."
John F. Kennedy

Quotes about the ARTS