Saturday, August 30, 2014

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.

-- Ludwig van Beethoven

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Music, once admitted to the soul, becomes a sort of spirit, and never dies.

-- Edward George Bulwer-Lytton

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Music is a tone of voice, the sound life uses to keep the living alive.

There never was a sound that was not music -- there's no real trick of creating words to set to music -- once you realize that the word is the music and the people are the song.

-- Wood Guthrie
("There's a Feeling in Music")

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Seek not to know, and do not dare to ask
Why you are here, or what your fate will be.
Be still and listen to the symphony
Which your surroundings play in unity.
The part cannot exist without the whole;
The whole cannot exist without the part;
And reason has no place in cosmic art.

-- Robert Goslin
(in Poetry for the Spirit, edited by Alan Jacobs)