A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on deep, song, music, sphere-harmonies, poetry, vision, and nature

All deep things are Song. It seems somehow the very central essence of us, Song; as if all the rest were but wrappages and hulls! The primal element of us; of us, and of all things. The Greeks fabled of Sphere-Harmonies: it was the feeling they had of the inner-structure of Nature that the soul of all her voices and utterances was perfect music. Poetry, therefore, we will call musical Thought. The poet is he who thinks in that manner. At bottom, it turns still on the power of intellect; it is man's sincerity and depth of vision that makes him Poet. See deep enough, and you see musically; the heart of Nature being everywhere music, if you can only reach it.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

Source: On Heroes, Hero-Worship and the Heroic in History, pp.83-85

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A Quote by Aaron Copland on music, flow, and time

To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable.

Aaron Copland (1900 - 1990)

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on music, sweetness, desire, love, repetition, and orsinio

That strain again! It had a dying fall:
O, it came o'er my ear like the sweet sound
That breathes upon a bank of violets,
Stealing and giving odour! Enough; no more:
'Tis not so sweet as it was before.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Twelfht Night, Act 1: scene 1 - Orsinio, Duke Of Illyria.

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A Quote by Jack Gilbert on joy, delight, risk, and music

We must risk delight.  We can do without pleasure,
but not delight.  Not enjoyment.  We must have
the stubbornness to accept our gladness in the ruthless
furnace of this world.  To make injustice the only
measure of our attention is to praise the Devil.
If the locomotive of the Lord runs us down,
we should give thanks that the end had magnitude.
We must admit there will be music despite everything.

Jack Gilbert

Source: Dancing with Joy: 99 Poems, Pages: 23 (A Brief For the Defense)

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A Quote by unknown on music, good, powerful, and express

Whether you like the type of music or not,all music is good music,for it opens the heart,soul and mind of indivduals,and is the most powerful way to express yourself.


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A Quote by Vincent van Gogh on mind, music, and pictures

Though I am often in the depths of misery, there is still calmness, pure harmony and music inside me.  I see paintings or drawings in the poorest cottages, in the dirtiest corners.  And my mind is driven towards these things with an irresistible momentum.

Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890)

Source: Letter to Theo van Gogh - July 21, 1882

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on music


Music is the perfect type of art.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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A Quote by Martin Luther on music


Those with prodigious skill in music are better suited for all things.

Martin Luther (1483 - 1546)

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A Quote by John A. Logan on music


Music's the medicine of the mind.  

John Logan (1748 - 1788)

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A Quote by Taylor R. on music


One day without music is like one day without air, It would be the death of us.  

Taylor R.

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