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Quotes of the Day for 2 May 2003 – Music

The musicians who entered the world on this day are many and varied. Alessandro Scarlatti was born on this day in 1660. James Van Horn, who loved to play thunderous Scarlatti on the piano in my youth, was born on this day in 1928. Lorenz Hart, born in 1895, didn't write music but wove words through the notes his collaborators put down. Leslie Gore, 1946, was responsible for the absurd "It's My Party" and sequels. And country vocalist Larry Gatlin was born in 1948 (and on stage only six years later). Hard to avoid Music as today's theme.

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The quotes:

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
     - Berthold Auerbach, 1812 - 1882

It is in learning music that many youthful hearts learn to love.
     - Dominique Ricard

Without music, life would be a mistake.
     - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, 1844 - 1900

Country music is three chords and the truth.
     - Harlan Howard

When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.
     - Henry David Thoreau, 1817 - 1862

A painter paints pictures on canvas. Musicians paint their pictures on silence.
     - Leopold Stokowski

The Devil does not stay where music is.
     - Martin Luther, 1483 - 1546


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