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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on god, goodness, and music

Seated upon the convex mound Of one vast kidney, Jonah prays And sings his canticles and hymns, Making the hollow vault resound God's goodness and mysterious ways, Till the great fish spouts music as he swims.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

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A Quote by Aldo Leopold on animals, harmony, life, listening, music, plants, songs, and understanding

This song of the waters is audible to every ear, but there is other music in these hills, by no means audible to all. . . . On a still night, when the campfire is low and the Pleiades have climbed over rimrocks, sit quietly and listen . . . and think hard of everything you have seen and tried to understand. Then you may hear it - a vast pulsing harmony - its score inscribed on a thousand hills, its notes the lives and deaths of plants and animals, its rhythms spanning the seconds and the centuries.

Aldo Leopold

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on civilization, contempt, mistakes, and music

He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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A Quote by Albert Camus on appreciation, art, dreams, kindness, music, reason, understanding, and wishes

Truly fertile Music, the only kind that will move us, that we shall truly appreciate, will be a Music conducive to Dream, which banishes all reason and analysis. One must not wish first to understand and then to feel. Art does not tolerate Reason.

Albert Camus (1913 - 1960)

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A Quote by Alban Berg on fulfillment, guidance, independence, individuality, music, and talent

Schoenberg commenting on the music of Alban Berg: I am proud that [I was] , , , enabled to guide this great talent . . . towards the superb fulfillment of its individual potentialities, towards the greatest independence.

Alban Berg (1885 - 1935)

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A Quote by Alan Watts on discovery, imagination, improvement, life, listening, music, and quality

No one imagines that a symphony is supposed to improve in quality as it goes along, or that the whole object of playing it is to reach the finale. The point of music is discovered in every moment of playing and listening to it. It is the same, I feel, with the greater part of our lives, and if we are unduly absorbed in improving them we may forget altogether to live them.

Alan Watts (1915 - 1973)

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A Quote by Abraham H. Maslow on art, music, musicians, peace, and poets

A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What one can be, one must be.

Abraham Maslow (1908 - 1970)

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A Quote by Aaron Copland on country, creativity, and music

Arthur V. Berger commenting on the music of Aaron Copland: Here is at last an American that we may place unapologetically beside the great recognized creative figures of any other country.

Aaron Copland (1900 - 1990)

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