- There is nothing to it. You only have to hit the right notes at the right time and the instrument plays itself.
when complimented on his organ playing
The Bach Family (1954) 1685–1750 German composer: K. Geiringer
- Like two skeletons copulating on a corrugated tin roof.
describing the harpsichord
Beecham Stories (1978) 1879–1961 English conductor: Harold Atkins and Archie Newman
- It is like a beautiful woman who has not grown older, but younger with time, more slender, more supple, more graceful.
Time 29 April 1957 1876–1973 Spanish cellist, conductor, and composer: in
- The tuba is certainly the most intestinal of instruments—the very lower bowel of music.
The Glory of the Hummingbird (1974) 1910–93 American novelist and humorist:
- The soft complaining flute.
A Song for St Cecilia's Day (1687) st. 4 1631–1700 English poet, critic, and dramatist:
- This machine kills fascists. 1912–67 American folk singer and songwriter: slogan on his guitar
- The piano is the easiest instrument to play in the beginning, and the hardest to master in the end.
Evenings with Horowitz (1992) 1904–89 Russian pianist: David Dubal
- Is it not strange, that sheeps' guts should hale souls out of men's bodies?
Much Ado About Nothing (1598–9) act 2, sc. 3, l.  (Oxford Standard Authors ed.) 1564–1616 English dramatist: