Quotes of the Day for 21 December 2000 – Music
Music is an important part of Christmas, no matter what language is spoken. I don't find any quotes on Christmas music, but these address the importance of song and melody in communicating that which can not be conveyed in words.
One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture and, if it were possible, speak a few reasonable words.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
If music could be translated into human speech, it would no longer need to exist.
- Ned Rorem
Music is a higher revelation than philosophy.
- Ludwig van Beethoven
It seems to me that those songs that have been any good, I have nothing much to do with the writing of them. The words have just crawled down my sleeve and come out on the page.
- Joan Baez
Learning music by reading is like making love by mail.
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