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Of All The Music That Reached Farthest Into Heaven, It Is The Beating Of A Loving Heart.
~ Henry Ward Beeche
Words Are The Pen Of The Heart, But Music Is The Pen Of The Soul.
~ Shneur Zalman
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.
~ William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice
He Who Joyfully Marches To Music In Rank And File Has Already Earned My Contempt. He Has Been Given A Large Brain By Mistake, Since For Him The Spinal Cord Would Fully Suffice. This Disgrace To Civilization Should Be Done Away With At Once. Heroism At Command, Senseless Brutality, And All The Loathsome Nonsense That Goes By The Name Of Patriotism, How Violently I Hate All This, How Despicable And Ignoble War Is I Would Rather Be Torn To Shreds Than Be Part Of So Base An Action It Is My Conviction That Killing Under The Cloak Of War Is Nothing But An Act Of Murder.
~ Albert Einstein
If A Man Is Called To Be A Streetsweeper, He Should Sweep Streets Even As Michelangelo Painted Or Beethoven Composed Music Or Shakespeare Wrote Poetry. He Should Sweep Streets So Well That All The Hosts Of Heaven And Earth Will Pause And Say, Here Lived A Great Streetsweeper Who Did His Job Well.
~ Martin Luther King Jr
There Are Two Means Of Refuge From The Miseries Of Life: Music And Cats.
~ Albert Schweitze
If A Man Does Not Keep Pace With His Companions, Perhaps It Is Because He Hears A Different Drummer. Let Him Step To The Music Which He Hears, However Measured Or Faraway.
~ Henry David Thoreau
If A Man Does Not Keep Pace With His Companions, Perhaps It Is Because He Hears A Different Drummer. Let Him Step To The Music He Hears, How Ever Measured Or Far Away.
~ Henry David Thoreau
He Who Joyfully Marches To Music Rank And File, Has Already Earned My Contempt. He Has Been Given A Large Brain By Mistake, Since For Him The Spinal Cord Would Surely Suffice. This Disgrace To Civilization Should Be Done Away With At Once. Heroism At Command, How Violently I Hate All This, How Despicable And Ignoble War Is; I Would Rather Be Torn To Shreds Than Be A Part Of So Base An Action. It Is My Conviction That Killing Under The Cloak Of War Is Nothing But An Act Of Murder.
~ Albert Einstein
Through And Through The World Is Infested With Quantity. To Talk Sense Is To Talk Quantities, It Is No Use Saying The Nation Is Large- How Large? It Is No Use S Aying That Radium Is Scarce- How Scarce? You Can Not Evade Quantity. You May Fly To Poetry And Music And Quantity And Number Will Face You In Your Rhythms And Your Octaves.
~ Alfred North Whitehead
The Prelude To Tristan And Isolde Sounded As If A Bomb Had Fallen Into A Large Music Factory And Had Thrown All The Notes Into Confusion.
~ The Tribune, Berlin, 1871
Where Painting Is Weakest, Namely, In The Expression Of The Highest Moral And Spiritual Ideas, There Music Is Sublimely Strong.
~ Mrs. Stowe
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