A Quote by Miles Davis on improvisation, miles davis, music, and invention

In improvisation, there are no mistakes.

Miles Davis (1926 - 1991)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on stars, music, life, and emerson

The House

...She lays her beams in music,
In music every ore,
To the candence of the whirling world
Which dances round the sun-
That so they shall not be displaced
By lapses or by wars,
But for the love of happy souls
Out live the newest stars.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Nicolai Anikouchine on music and truth

Music is truth.

Nicolai Anikouchine

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A Quote by Carl Orff on elemental music, elemental, music, and spirit

Elemental music is never just music. Its bound up with movement, dance and speech, and so it is a form of music in which one must participate, in which one is invlolved not as a listener bust as a co-performer. It is pre-rational, has no over-all form, no architectonics, involves no pre-set sequences, ostinati or minor rondo-forms. Elemental music is earthy, natural, physical, capable of being learnt and experienced by anybody, childsplay......Elemental Music, word and movement, play, everything that awakens and develops powers of the soul build up the humus of the soul, the humus without which we face spiritual soil erosion. When does soil erosion arise in nature? When the land is cultivated in an unbalanced way, when the natural hydrological cycle is disturbed by over-cultivation, when the forest andn the hedge are sacrificed on utilitarian grounds to the drawing board mentality - in short,  when the balance of nature is undermined by one-sided encroachment. And in the same way we face spiritual soil-erosion when man estranges himself from the elemental and loses his balance.

Carl Orff

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A Quote by Myrtle Reed on love letters, love, music, violin, and poetic

"It seems strange to think that my violin was once a tree, but I do not know what else could have caught the music that lies within it, waiting for the touch. It must be centuries old, and through all those years it was the listening and the learning, weaving in with its growth the forest melodies to sing to generations yet unborn.
       Wind and wave and song of bird, crash of thunder, drip of rain, and mating-call-all these are in the fibre of my violin.  And the thousand notes of sea and storm, the music of the waterfall and stream-what wonder that it is so nearly the human voice! There must have been a love story in that forest, for it sings love, love, and only love, though I do not remember of hearing it until I knew you.
       Perhaps you have taught it a new melody-stranger things have happened-and it has learned your lesson best."

"Buried Music" From "Love Letters Of A Musician" by Myrtle Reed,
 Copyright 1898.

Myrtle Reed

Source: Love letters of a musician, Pages: Page 56

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A Quote by Hazrat Inayat Khan on music and religion

One day, music will take its rightful place as the true religion of Mankind.

Inayat Khan

Source: The Music of Life Hazrat Inayat Khan

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A Quote by Joey Ramone on life and music


Play before you get good, because by the time you get good, you're too old to play

Joey Ramone

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A Quote by Cat Stevens on cat stevens, harold and maude, freedom, song, music, singing, being, awareness, and expression

Well, if you want to sing out, sing out
And if you want to be free, be free
'Cause there's a million things to be
You know that there are

Cat Stevens

Source: Cat Stevens-- If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out

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A Quote by Anaïs Nin on life, ecstasy, escapism, music, reality, and surrealism

I am an excitable person who only understands life lyrically, musically, in whom feelings are much stronger as reason.  I am so thirsty for the marvelous that only the marvelous has power over me.  Anything I can not transform into something marvelous, I let go.  Reality doesn’t impress me.  I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another.  No more walls.

Anaïs Nin (1903 - 1977)

Source: Wordpress

Contributed by: Claire

A Quote by William Stafford on children, child, dance, kid, and music

"Children dance before they learn there is anything that isn't music."

William Stafford

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