A Quote by Jason Mraz on song, freedom, and life

Open up your plans and damn you're free!

Jason Mraz

Source: song I'm Yours

Contributed by: flowerdogsmom

A Quote by Rainer Maria Rilke on song, infinite source, assent, and joy

  Be ahead of all parting, as though it already were
behind you, like the winter that has just gone by.
For among these winters there is one so endlessly winter
that only by wintering through it all will your heart survive.

Be forever dead in Eurydice-more gladly arise
into the seamless life proclaimed in your song.
Here, in the realm of decline, among momentary days,
be the crystal cup that shattered even as it rang.

Be-and yet know the great void where all things begin,
the infinite source of your own most intense vibration,
so that, this once, you may give it your perfect assent.

To all that is used-up, and to all the muffled and dumb
creatures in the world's full reserve, the unsayable sums,
joyfully add yourself, and cancel the count.

Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 - 1926)

Source: Duino Elegies and The Sonnets to Orpheus, Pages: Book 2: XIII

Contributed by: Nicole

A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on deep, song, music, sphere-harmonies, poetry, vision, and nature

All deep things are Song. It seems somehow the very central essence of us, Song; as if all the rest were but wrappages and hulls! The primal element of us; of us, and of all things. The Greeks fabled of Sphere-Harmonies: it was the feeling they had of the inner-structure of Nature that the soul of all her voices and utterances was perfect music. Poetry, therefore, we will call musical Thought. The poet is he who thinks in that manner. At bottom, it turns still on the power of intellect; it is man's sincerity and depth of vision that makes him Poet. See deep enough, and you see musically; the heart of Nature being everywhere music, if you can only reach it.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

Source: On Heroes, Hero-Worship and the Heroic in History, pp.83-85

Contributed by: Nicole

A Quote by Michael Bernard Beckwith on universe, energy, and song

The universe corresponds to the nature of your song.

Michael Beckwith

Source: The Secret

Contributed by: Bodhi

A Quote by unknown on song and creation

All God's creatures got a place in the choir
Some sing low, and some sing higher
Some sing out loud on the telephone wire
Some just clap their hands, or paws, or anything you got now.


Source: Irish Folk Song

Contributed by: Priestess MJ

A Quote by Jack Johnson on song and dreams

Dont let your dreams be dreams

Jack Johnson (1878 - 1946)

Source: Jack Johnson

Contributed by: Soul Searcher

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