Saturday, September 24, 2016

There is in souls a sympathy with sounds:
And as the mind is pitch'd the ear is pleased
With melting airs, or martial, brisk or grave;
Some chord in unison with what we hear
Is touch'd within us, and the heart replies.

-- William Cowper

Saturday, September 17, 2016

I think I should have no other mortal wants, if I could always have plenty of music. It seems to infuse strength into my limbs and ideas into my brain. Life seems to go on without effort, when I am filled with music.

-- George Eliot

Saturday, September 10, 2016

If one should desire to know whether a kingdom is well governed, if its morals are good or bad, the quality of its music will furnish the answer.

-- Confucius

Saturday, September 3, 2016

You must always believe that life is as extraordinary as music says it is.

-- Rebecca West