A Quote by Walter H. James on mind, music, and trees

The great forest, absolutely silent, save for the music of the brook, the smell of the woods, the charm of the campfire, the fragrance of the bed of boughs, all work a peace in the mind which has been accustomed for so many months to the noise and rush of the great city, the jolting of the railway train, and the smoke and dust of the locomotive.

Walter H. James

Source: Our Mountain Trips - Part I

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A Quote by Eric Clapton on music


Music became a healer for me, and I learned to listen with all my being.

Eric Clapton

Source: Clapton: The Autobiography

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A Quote by Dave Matthews on music, people, self, and time

It's live music, primarily, and I think that live music is always going to float above water, and people will always be drawn to it.  I think people do get tired of things being packaged for them.  I think people do grow tired of being spoon-fed, and if it's not every generation, it's sort of every couple or every half-generation.  I feel like people go "I don't want to be told what's cool.  I want to go and find out for myself."  I mean, sure, we want to hear people be smooth and look cool, but not all the time.  You also just want to go get your head blown off by something that will never happen again.

Dave Matthews

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on music


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 far away.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Source: The Yale Book of Quotations

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A Quote by James Taylor on music, pictures, and reality

I don't want to sound too cosmic or anything... but I think that music is a spiritual experience. ...  Music is true.  An octave is a mathematical reality.  So is a 5th.  So is a major 7th cord.  And I have the feeling that these have emotional meanings to us, not only because we're taught that a major 7th is warm and fuzzy and a diminished is sort of threatening and dark, but also because they actually do have these meanings.  It's almost like it's a language that's not a matter of our choosing.  It's a truth.  The laws of physics apply to music, and music follows that.  So it really lifts us out of this subjective, opinionated human position and drops us into the cosmic picture just like that.

James Taylor (1948 -)

Source: Performing Songwriter, May 2002

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A Quote by Frederic W. Faber on music and kindness

Kind words are the music of the world.

Fredrick Faber

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A Quote by Terry Pratchett on music, universe, and soul music

After a while, another voice said: One, two, three, four--

And the universe came into being.

It was wrong to call it a big bang. That would just be noise, and all that noise could create is more noise and a cosmos full of random particles.

Matter exploded into being, apparently as chaos, but in fact as a chord. The ultimate power chord.

Terry Pratchett (1948 -)

Source: Soul Music

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on ancestors, life, and music

In different hours, a man represents each of several of his ancestors, as if there were seven or eight of us rolled up in each man's skin, - seven or eight ancestors at least, and they constitute the variety of notes for that new piece of music which his life is.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: The Collected Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: The Conduct of Life

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A Quote by Edna St. Vincent Millay on music


Music my rampart, and my only one.

Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892 - 1950)

Source: On Hearing a Symphony of Beethoven

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A Quote by Van Morrison on music


Music is spiritual.  The music business is not.

Van Morrison

Source: Music Business Handbook & Career Guide

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