QUOTES on MUSIC

“Music is the universal language of mankind.” ― Henry W. Longfellow

 

"The only thing better than singing is more singing." - Ella Fitzgerald

 

"Morality is doing what is right, no matter what you're told. Obedience is doing what you're told, no matter what is right." - Unknown

 

“Don't waste your time or time will waste you.” ― Muse

 

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent”  ― Victor Hugo

 

“After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.” ― Aldous Huxley, Music at Night and Other Essays

 

“Music is ... A higher revelation than all Wisdom & Philosophy”
Ludwig van Beethoven

 

“A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.”  ― Leopold Stokowski

 

“Who hears music, feels his solitude Peopled at once.”
Robert Browning, The complete poetical works of Browning

 

 “Music . . . can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable.”
Leonard Bernstein

 

“The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.”
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

 

"People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."--Maya Angelou


"At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want." - Lao Tzu

 

Cherokee Story
An old Cherokee told his grandson, "My son, there's a battle between two wolves inside us all. One is Evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies, & ego. The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy, & truth." The boy thought about it & asked his grandfather, "Which wolf wins?" The old Cherokee quietly replied, "The one you feed."

 

 

Poem by Martha Graham

 

There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated

Through you into action, and because there is only one of

You in all time, this expression is unique.

 

And if you block it, it will never exist through any other

Medium and be lost. The world will not have it. It is not

Your business to determine how good it is:

Nor how valuable it is: not how it compares with other expressions.

It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open.

 

You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work.

You have to keep open and aware directly to the urges that

Motivate YOU.

Keep the channel open ….

 

No artist is pleased ….

There is no satisfaction whatever at any time.

There is only a queer, divine dissatisfaction, a blessed

Unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive

than the others.