Quotes of the Day for 13 March 2003 – Music
Thoughts of my father will rule my world for a while, and rule my choice of quotes for a few days as well. His vocation was music: symphony conductor, choir director, occasional composer, piano teacher, and concert pianist. I think he would have appreciated these quotes on Music.
Music is the harmonious voice of creation; an echo of the invisible world.
- Giuseppe Mazzini, 1805 - 1872
Music is a strange thing. I would almost say it is a miracle. For it stands halfway between thought and phenomenon, between spirit and matter.
- Heinrich Heine, 1797 - 1856
Music can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable.
- Leonard Bernstein, 1918 - 1990
Music is well said to be the speech of angels; in fact, nothing among the utterances allowed to man is felt to be so divine. It brings us near to the infinite.
- Thomas Carlyle, 1795 - 1881
Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossile to be silent.
- Victor Hugo, 1802 - 1885
Music creates order out of chaos: for rhythm imposes unanimity upon the divergent, melody imposes continuity upon the disjointed, and harmony imposes compatibility upon the incongruous.
- Yehudi Menuhin
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