A Quote by Nathaniel Hawthorne on light and music

In the depths of every heart there is a tomb and a dungeon, though the lights, the music, and revelry above may cause us to forget their existence, and the buried ones, or prisoners whom they hide.

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804 - 1864)

Source: Twice-Told Tales

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A Quote by Trent Reznor on trent, reznor, music, noise, and strange

I think there's something strangely musical about noise.

Trent Reznor

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on art, dreams of artists, and music

Architecture is frozen music.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

Source: Conversations With Goethe (by Peter Eckermann)

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on music


And the night shall be filled with music,
And the cares, that infest the day,
Shall fold their tents, like the Arabs,
And as silently steal away.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

Source: The Day Is Done

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A Quote by Cat Stevens on music


I let my music take me where my heart wants to go.

Cat Stevens

Source: The Wind

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A Quote by Eric Clapton on curiosity, journey, music, and religion

I have no problem with religion, and I grew up with a strong curiosity about spiritual matters, but my searching took me away from church and community worship to the internal journey.  Before my recovery began, I found my God in music and the arts, with writers like Hermann Hesse, and musicians like Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, and Little Walter.

Eric Clapton

Source: Clapton: The Autobiography

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A Quote by Daniel J. Levitin on ancestors, flexibility, and music

Music may be the activity that prepared our pre-human ancestors for speech communication and for the very cognitive, representational flexibility necessary to become humans.

Daniel J. Levitin

Source: This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession

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A Quote by Sally Carrighar on blue, music, and nature

I held a blue flower in my hand, probably a wild aster, wondering what its name was, and then thought that human names for natural things are superfluous.  Nature herself does not name them.  The important thing is to know this flower, look at its color until the blueness becomes as real as a keynote of music.

Sally Carrighar

Source: Home to the Wilderness

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A Quote by Eric Clapton on blue, life, and music

It's very difficult to explain the effect the first blues record I heard had on me, except to say that I recognized it immediately.  It was as if I were being reintroduced to something that I already knew, maybe from another, earlier life.  For me there is something primitively soothing about this music, and it went straight to my nervous system, making me feel ten feet tall.

Eric Clapton

Source: Clapton: The Autobiography

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A Quote by Yehudi Menuhin on music, order, and chaos

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 (1916 -)

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