Saturday, December 30, 2017

Every men create some sound. Be a melody in this universe not a noise! If you become a melody, the whole universe will listen to you!

-- Mahmet Murat Ildan

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Look deeply into life, and study it as diligently as the other arts and sciences.

-- Robert Schumann, Advice to Young Musicians

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Music is the space between the notes as much as the notes themselves; it's defined as much by silence as by sound.

-- James McKean

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Part of my music is being alone, having that time to shut down all other noises to hear the tune underneath.

-- David Levithan

Saturday, December 2, 2017

In paintings, music, poetry, architecture, we feel the elusive energy that moves through us and the air and the ground all the time, that usually disperses and turns chaotic in our busy-ness and distractedness and moodiness. Artists channel it, corral it, make it visible to the rest of us. The best works of art are like semaphores of our experience, signaling what we didn't know was true but do now.

-- Anne Lamott, Help, Thanks, Wow:  The Three Essential Prayers

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone.
Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.

-- Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

Saturday, November 18, 2017

God speaks to you all the time ~ Have you tuned in to the cosmic vibrations of love, harmony, peace, and truth? Unless you quieten that blabbering little mind of yours, you won’t be able to listen to the Divine music that plays on and on . . .

-- Manprit Kaur

Saturday, November 11, 2017

In this vast cosmic orchestra, peace is the music of every heart. Our glory lies in understanding, listening and honoring that music.

-- Amit Ray

Saturday, November 4, 2017

You are a valuable instrument in the orchestration of your own world, and the overall harmony of the universe.

-- Suzy Kassem

Saturday, October 28, 2017

I think sometimes in artwork or writing or music, you discover something that just needs to be created. It’s not even something that you want to create . . .  You’re just pulled into it like an instrument. Like you’re part of a bigger plan.

-- Danika Stone

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Like all other music, it breathed passion and pathos, and emotions high or tender, in a tongue native to the human heart, wherever educated.

-- Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Music and imagination are made of the same substance -they contain soulful substances that are more real than reality.

-- Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel

Saturday, October 7, 2017

A melody occurs to you; you sing it silently, inwardly . . . ; you steep your being in it; it takes possession of all your strength and emotions, and during the time it lives in you, it effaces all that is fortuitous, evil, coarse and sad in you; it brings the world into harmony with you, it makes burdens light and gives wings to the benumbed.”

-- Hermann Hesse, Gertrude

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Words are weapons stronger than he knows. And songs are even greater. The words wake the mind. The melody wakes the heart.

-- Pierce Brown

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Music can touch and heal that secret wound of the soul which nothing else can reach.

-- Debasish Mridha

Saturday, September 16, 2017

The spoken word is ephemeral. The written word, eternal. A symphony, timeless.

-- A. E. Samaan

Saturday, September 9, 2017

There is a music of the universes in every heart.

-- Amit Ray

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Everything sings, the whole universe and all the other universes. It's in our genes, see, not just in our ears.

-- Bryan Islip

Saturday, August 26, 2017

This is how early age people heard music, not through their ears above the cacophony of modern life but directly from the universe into their souls.

-- Bryan Islip

Saturday, August 19, 2017

All the music I write is a search for myself.

-- Bruce Hornsby

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Music begins where the possibilities of language end.

-- Jean Sibelius

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Ah, music, a magic beyond all we do here.

-- J. K. Rowling

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Music, that is the science or the sense of proper modulation, is likewise given by God's generosity to mortals having rational souls in order to lead them to higher things.

-- St. Augustine

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Music can touch that deepest portion of the soul where nothing else can reach. It can fill our hearts with indescribable ecstasy.

-- Debasish Mridha

Saturday, July 15, 2017

The best music is that which subtly connects with your reality but mischievously transcends you into an enticing imagination.

-- Hrishikesh Agnihotri

Saturday, July 8, 2017

“[L]anguage cannot match music's subtlety and preciseness of expression.

-- Jenefer Robinson

Saturday, July 1, 2017

The world has kissed my Soul with its pain, asking for its return in Songs.

-- Rabindranath Tagore

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Silence enhances music. What you do not play can sweeten what you do. But it is not the same with words. What you do not say can haunt you.

-- Mitch Albom

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Music has infinite power to reach the gap between the heart and the soul to create infinite and ineffable joy.

-- Debasish Mridha

Saturday, June 10, 2017

I’ve always thought the best songs come though us not from us . . . . They gave me life, they gave me an identity and I gave them my tears, my heart, and my truth.

-- Carole Bayer Sager

Saturday, June 3, 2017

What sunlight does to the surface of water, music does to the spirit.

-- Marty Rubin

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Music is, for me, like a beautiful mosaic which God has put together. He takes all the pieces in his hand, throws them into the world, and we have to recreate the picture from the pieces.

-- Jean Sibelius

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Be music always. Keep changing the keys, tones, pitch, and volume of each of the songs you create along your life's journey and play on.

-- Suzy Kassem

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Keep music and art alive in our schools because the greatness of a country is not measured by wars that are won, by territory annexed or even the size of a deficit. It is measured by the beauty of the art work by talented hands, the sounds of the music created from the heart and by the wonder of the eyes and ears beholding them in joy. Art and music are the windows of the soul of any country. The greater the art created, the greater the country.

-- Clarrissa Lee Moon

Saturday, April 29, 2017

By the sweet power of music: therefore the poet
did feign that Orpheus drew trees, stones and floods;
since nought so stockish, hard and full of rage,
but music for the time doth change his nature.
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. Mark the music.

-- William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Music is a holy place, a cathedral so majestic that we can sense the magnificence of the universe.

-- Don Campbell

Saturday, April 15, 2017

As in music, when we hear the crescendo building, suddenly if the music stops, we begin to hear the silence as part of the music.

-- Chogyam Trungpa

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Music resembles poetry, in each
Are nameless graces which no methods teach,
And which a master hand alone can reach.

-- Alexander Pope

Saturday, April 1, 2017

The music echoes in the emptiness. It reminds us where we came from and where we’re bound.

-- David Mutti Clark

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul.

-- Wassilly Kandinsky

Saturday, March 18, 2017

There is no pattern the human mind can devise that does not exist already within the bounds of nature . . .  Everything we do, see, write, notate, all are an echo of the deep seams of the universe.  Music is the invisible world made visible through sound.

-- Kate Mosse

Saturday, March 11, 2017

What is the purpose of writing music? One is, of course, not dealing with purposes but dealing with sounds. Or the answer must take the form of a paradox: a purposeful purposeless or a purposeless play. This play, however, is an affirmation of life -- not an attempt to bring order out of chaos nor to suggest improvements in creation, but simply a way of waking up to the very life we’re living, which is so excellent once one gets one’s mind and one’s desires out of its way and lets it act of its own accord.

-- John Cage

Saturday, March 4, 2017

I have my own particular sorrows, loves, delights; and you have yours. But sorrow, gladness, yearning, hope, love, belong to all of us, in all times and in all places. Music is the only means whereby we feel these emotions in their universality.

-- Overstreet

Saturday, February 25, 2017

But the character of the music emphasized the tale as allegory -- humorous, poignant, humane allegory -- disclosing the metamorphosis of life itself, in which man moves from confident inexperience through the bitterness of experience, toward the rueful wisdom of self-knowledge.

-- Robertson Davies

Saturday, February 18, 2017

The power of music, whether joyous or cathartic must steal on one unawares, come spontaneously as a blessing or a grace--

-- Oliver Sacks

Saturday, February 11, 2017

People usually complain that music is so ambiguous, and what they are supposed to think when they hear it is so unclear, while words are understood by everyone. But for me it is exactly the opposite...what the music I love expresses to me are thoughts not to indefinite for words, but rather too definite.

-- Felix Mendelssohn

Saturday, February 4, 2017

     Modern man is full of platitudes about living life to its fullest, with catchy keychain phrases and little plaques for kitchen walls. But if you've never retreated to the solitude of a dark room and listened to Beethoven's Ninth from start to finish, you know nothing. For music is a transcendental exploration of human emotion and experience, the very fabric of life in its purest form. And the Ninth our greatest musical achievement.

-- Tiffany Madison

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Before the fall, Adam and Eve's voices rang out with the sound of every harmony.  If they had remained in that state, singing in their joy, evil would have been erased from the world.  For the soul is symphonic and music is divine.

-- Mary Sharratt, Illuminations

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Music was cosmic, for it embraced the universe,
reaching from earth to highest heaven in a pillar of praise.

-- Mary Sharratt, Illuminations

Saturday, January 14, 2017

The soul is symphonic.  Such is the sweetness of music that it banishes human weakness and fear, and draws us back to our original state of grace, reuniting us with heaven.

-- Mary Sharratt, Illuminations

Saturday, January 7, 2017

There is Music of Heaven in all things
and we have forgotten to hear it
until we sing.

-- Hildegard von Bingen