Here are some good reference books for sayings about music. The Slonimsky book is a must-have.
The Music Lovers Quotation Book by David W. Barber
A Dictionary of Musical Quotations by Ian Crofton and Donald Fraser.
For a real classic on idiotic music criticism over the centuries, a must read is:
Nicolas Slonimsky The Lexicon of Musical Invective.
melomane–music lover in French. We have no English equivalent except perhaps musicophile.
Architecture is frozen music
Without music, life would be a mistake
Music is no different than opium. Music affects the human mind in a way that makes people think of nothing but music and sensual matters. Music is a treason to the country, a treason to our youth, and we should cut out all this music and replace it with something instructive.
–1979 speech by Ayatollah Khomeini
We don’t play to be seen. I’m addicted to music, not audiences.
All arts aspire to the condition of music.
— Walter Pater
Art demands of us that we shall not stand still.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy, it is the wine of a new procreation, and I am Bacchus who presses out this glorious wine for men and makes them drunk with the spirit.