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