Saturday, November 26, 2016

I've never known a musician who regretted being one. Whatever deceptions life may have in store for you, music itself is not going to let you down.

-- Virgil Thomson

Saturday, November 19, 2016

I have always been resistant to doctrine, and any spirituality I had experienced thus far in my life had been much more abstract and not aligned with any recognized religion. For me, the most trustworthy vehicle for spirituality had always proven to be music. It cannot be manipulated, or politicized, and when it is, that becomes immediately obvious.

-- Eric Clapton

Saturday, November 12, 2016

If we can feel that it is not our voice, not our fingers, but some reality deep inside our heart which is expressing itself, then we will know that it is the soul’s music.

-- Sri Chinmoy

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Inspiration may be a form of super-consciousness, or
perhaps of subconsciousness—I wouldn't know. But I am
sure it is the antithesis of self-consciousness.

-- Aaron Copland