Saturday, March 26, 2016

Music isn't just a pleasure, a transient satisfaction. It's a need, a deep hunger; and when the music is right, it's joy. Love. A foretaste of heaven. A comfort in grief.

Is it too much to think that perhaps God speaks to us sometimes through music?

How, then, could I be so ungrateful as to refuse the message?

-- Orson Scott Card

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Most people die with their music still locked up inside them.

-- Benjamin Disreaeli

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.

-- Alphonse de Lamartine

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Joy, sorrow, tears, lamentation, laughter -- to all these music gives voice, but in such a way that we are transported from the world of unrest to a world of peace, and see reality in a new way, as if we were sitting by a mountain lake and contemplating hills and woods and clouds in the tranquil and fathomless water.

-- Albert Schweitzer