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A Quote by Conrad Aiken on death and music

Music I heard with you was more than music, And bread I broke with you was more than bread. Now that I am without you, all is so desolate; And all that once was so beautiful is dead.

Conrad Aiken (1889 - 1973)

Source: "Bread and Music"

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A Quote by Confucius on good, music, and rules

If a man is not good, what has he to do with the rules of propriety? If he is not good, what has he to do with music?

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on friendship, good, idleness, music, pleasure, and study

There are three sorts of pleasures which are advantageous, and three which are injurious. Finding pleasure in the discriminating study of ceremonies and music, finding pleasure in discussing the good points in the conduct of others, and finding pleasure in having many wise friends, these are advantageous. But finding pleasure in profligate enjoyments, finding pleasure in idle gadding about, and finding pleasure in feasting, these are injurious.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Claude Debussy on music

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Music is the arithmetic of sounds as optics is the geometry of light.

Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918)

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A Quote by Claude Debussy on music, mystery, and silence

Henri Pruniéres commenting on the music of Claude Debussy: He was the incomparable painter of mystery, silence, and the infinite, of the passing cloud, and the sunlit shimmer of the waves-subleties which none before him had been capable of suggesting.

Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918)

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A Quote by Chuang Chou, a.k.a. Chuang Tzu, Chuang Tse Chuang on acting, blindness, colors, confusion, good, honor, kindness, knowledge, love, lust, men, music, play, reason, rest, vision, wisdom, and world

You train your eye and your vision lusts after color. You train your ear, and you long for delightful sound. You delight in doing good, and your natural kindness is blown out of shape. You delight in righteousness, and you become righteous beyond all reason. You overdo liturgy, and you turn into a ham actor. Overdo your love of music, and you play corn. Love of wisdom leads to wise contriving. Love of knowledge leads to faultfinding. If men would stay as they really are, taking or leaving these eight delights would make no difference. But if they will not rest in their right state, the eight delights develop like malignant tumors. The world falls into confusion. Since men honour these delights, and lust after them, the world has gone stone-blind. When the delight is over, they still will not let go of it. . . .

Chuang Tzu (c.360 BC - c. 275 BC)

Source: Quotations from Chuang Tzu, (11:1-2, pp. 103-104)

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A Quote by Christian Nestell Bovée on food and music

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Music is the fourth great material want of our natures, - first food, then raiment, then shelter, then music.

Christian Bovee (1820 - 1904)

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A Quote by Charlie Haden on day, experience, life, love, music, pain, people, sharing, sorrow, and worth

I think life is really hard sometimes. It's not easy to wake up every day and go through what you go through. But the beautiful moments that you share with people that you love, or even experience alone, are worth all of the pain and sorrow. Those moments should be cherished, and I think that's what music is all about-to remind people of the beautiful moments that are in everybody's life

Charlie Haden

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A Quote by Charles Walker on earth, inspiration, music, and silence

My first view - a panorama of brilliant deep blue ocean, shot with shades of green and gray and white - was of atolls and clouds. Close to the window I could see that this Pacific scene in motion was rimmed by the great curved limb of the Earth. It had a thin halo of blue held close, and beyond, black space. I held my breath, but something was missing -I felt strangely unfulfilled. Here was a tremendous visual spectacle, but viewed in silence. There was no grand musical accompaniment; no triumphant, inspired sonata or symphony. Each one of us must write the music of this sphere for ourselves.

Charles Walker

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A Quote by Charles Wesley on anticipation, belief, charm, christ, death, earth, fear, god, grace, health, heaven, humility, jesus, life, listening, love, music, peace, power, and praise

Oh for a thousand tongues to sing my great Redeemer's praise, the glories of my God and King, the triumphs of his grace! My gracious Master and my God, assist me to proclaim, to spread through all the earth abroad the honors of thy name. Jesus! the name that charms our fears, that bids our sorrows cease; 'tis music in the sinner's ears, 'tis life, and health, and peace. He breaks the power of canceled sin, he sets the prisoner free; his blood can make the foulest clean; his blood availed for me. He speaks, and listening to his voice, new life the dead receive; the mournful, broken hearts rejoice, the humble poor believe. In Christ, your head, you then shall know, shall feel your sins forgiven, anticipate your heaven below, and own that love in heaven.

Charles Wesley (1707 - 1788)

Source: hymn

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