Sunday, October 24, 2010

Quotes about Music


"I want to sing like the birds sing. Not worry who hears or what they think." Rumi

"I began to hear music differently. I began to hear something in bare sound I had never heard befrore to experience in the very act of hearing an upward intention, as if some current were drawing us toward it." W.A. Mathieu

"In the beginning was noise. And nose begat rhythm. And rhythm begat everything else." Mickey Hart

"The drum is sacred. Its round form represent the whole universe, and its steady beat is the pulse, the heart, throbbing at the center of the universe." Nick Black Elk.

"There is nothing better than music as a means for upliftment of the soul." Hazrat Inayat Khan

"In writing songs, I've learned as much from Cézanne as I have from Woody Guthrie." Bob Dylan


"Music has the capacity to touch the innermost reaches of the soul and music gives flight to the imagination." Plato

"All passionate language does of itself become musical---with no finer music than the mere accent; the speech of man, even in zealous anger, becomes a chant, a song." Thomas Carlyle

"Seek out a man who is skillful in playing the harp, and when the evil spirit from God is upon you, he will play it and you will be well." 1 Samuel 16: 14-16

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