Joshua Gizelt (swashbuckler332) wrote,
Joshua Gizelt

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“Music is what feelings sound like.”

I won't kill your friends pages with it, but...

“All art constantly aspires toward the condition of music.”
- Walter Pater

“Music is the wine which inspires one to new generative processes, and I am Bacchus who presses out this glorious wine for mankind and makes them spiritually drunken.”
- Ludwig van Beethoven

“Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”
- Berthold Auerbach

“It is the only sensual pleasure without vice.”
- Samuel Johnson

“It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness and of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature, and everlasting beauty of monotony.”
- Benjamin Britten

“Truly fertile Music, the only kind that will move us, that we shall truly appreciate, will be a Music conducive to Dream, which banishes all reason and analysis. One must not wish first to understand and then to feel. Art does not tolerate Reason.”
- Albert Camus

“Who hears music feels his solitude peopled at once.”
- Robert Browning

“Music is the art which is most nigh to tears and memory.”
- Oscar Wilde

“He who sings scares away his woes.”
- Cervantes

“The discovery of song and the creation of musical instruments both owed their origin to a human impulse which lies much deeper than conscious intention: the need for rhythm in life… the need is a deep one, transcending thought, and disregarded at our peril.”
- Richard Baker

“After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.”
- Aldous Huxley

“Music is the vernacular of the human soul.”
- Geoffrey Latham

“When people hear good music, it makes them homesick for something they never had and never will have.”
- Edgar Watson Howe

“Without music, life is a journey through a desert.”
- Pat Conroy

“The whole problem can be stated quite simply by asking, 'Is there a meaning to music?' My answer would be, 'Yes.' And 'Can you state in so many words what the meaning is?' My answer to that would be, 'No.'”
- Aaron Copland

“Its language is a language which the soul alone understands, but which the soul can never translate.”
- Arnold Bennett

“Without music, life itself would be an error.”
- Friedrich Nietzsche

“If music be the food of love; play on.”
- William Shakespeare

“Remember, information is not knowledge; knowledge is not wisdom; wisdom is not truth; truth is not beauty; beauty is not love; love is not music; music is the best.”
- Frank Zappa

“Great music is that which penetrates the ear with facility and leaves the memory with difficulty. Magical music never leaves the memory.”
- Sir Thomas Beecham

“It is incontestable that music induces in us a sense of the infinite and the contemplation of the invisible.”
- Victor de LaPrade

“Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.”
- Ludwig van Beethoven

“Music can noble hints impart,
Engender fury, kindle love,
With unsuspected eloquence can move,
And manage all the man with secret art.”
- Joseph Addison

“There is no truer truth obtainable
By Man than comes of music.”
- Robert Browning

“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, gaiety and life to everything; It is the essence of order and lends to all that is good, just, and beautiful.”
- Plato

“Music is well said to be the speech of angels; in fact, nothing among utterances allowed to man is felt to be so divine. It brings us near the infinite.”
- Thomas Carlyle

“Music, when soft voices die
Vibrates in the memory...”
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

“Music takes us out of the actual and whispers to us dim secrets that startle our wonder as to who we are, and for what, whence, and whereto.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.”
- Alphonse de Lamartine

“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent”
- Victor Hugo

“The man that hath no music in himself,
Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds,
Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils.
The motions of his spirit are dull as night,
And his affections dark as Erebus.
Let no such man be trusted.”
- William Shakespeare

“Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.”
- Confucius
So there.
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