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A Quote by Myra Ellen (Tori) Amos on songs

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Musically, I always allow myself to jump off of cliffs. At least that's what it feels like to me. Whether that's what it actually sounds like might depend on what the listener brings to the songs.

Tori Amos (1963 -)

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on kindness, logic, meaning, music, songs, speech, and words

The meaning of song goes deep. Who in logical words can explain the effect music has on us? A kind of inarticulate, unfathomable speech, which leads us to the edge of the infinite, and lets us for a moment gaze into that!

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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A Quote by Steven Wright on order and songs

Why is the alphabet in that order? Is it because of that song . . . the guy who wrote that, wrote everything.

Steven Wright (1955 -)

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A Quote by Steven Wright on listening, music, and songs

I wrote a song, but I can't read music so I don't know what it is. Every once in a while I'll be listening to the radio and I say, "I think I might have written that."

Steven Wright (1955 -)

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A Quote by Simon & Garfunkel on listening, people, sharing, silence, songs, and writing

People talking without speaking, People hearing without listening, People writing songs that voices never share, . . . and no one dare disturb the Sound of Silence.

Simon & Garfunkel

Source: Sound of Silence

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A Quote by Simon & Garfunkel on listening, people, sharing, silence, songs, and writing

People talking without speaking, People hearing without listening, People writing songs that voices never share, and no one dare disturb the Sounds of Silence.

Simon & Garfunkel

Source: Sounds of Silence

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A Quote by Sarah Flower Adams on angels, darkness, dreams, god, mercy, praise, rest, and songs

Nearer, my God, to Thee! Nearer to Thee! E'en though it be a cross That raiseth me, Still all my song shall be, Nearer, my God, to Thee, Nearer, my God, to Thee, Nearer to Thee! Though like the wanderer, The sun gone down, Darkness be over me, My rest a stone, Yet in my dreams I'd be Nearer, my God, to Thee, Nearer, my God, to Thee! Nearer to Thee! There let the way appear, Steps unto heav'n, All that thou sendest me, In mercy giv'n, Angels to beckon me, Nearer, my God to thee, Nearer, my God, to Thee, Nearer to Thee! Then with my waking thoughts Bright with thy praise, Out of my stony griefs Bethel I'll raise, So by my woes to be Nearer, my God to thee, Nearer, my God, to Thee, Nearer to Thee! Or if, on joyful sing Cleaving the sky, Sun, moon, and stars forgot, Upward I fly, Still all my song shall be Nearer, my God to thee, Nearer, my God, to Thee, Nearer to Thee!

Sarah Flower Adams (1805 - 1848)

Source: Hymn; music by Lowell Mason (1792–1872)

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A Quote by Sara Teasdale on angels, boredom, christmas, gifts, gold, heaven, jesus, men, songs, and wine

Christmas Carol The kings they came from out the south, All dressed in ermine fine; They bore Him gold and chrysoprase, And gifts of precious wine. The shepherds came from out the north, Their coats were brown and old; They brought Him little new-born lambs- They had not any gold. The wise men came from out the east, And they were wrapped in white; The star that led them all the way Did glorify the night. The angels came from heaven high, And they were clad with wings; And lo, they brought a joyful song The host of heaven sings. The kings they knocked upon the door, The wise men entered in, The shepherds followed after them To hear the song begin. The angels sang through all the night Until the rising sun, But little Jesus fell asleep Before the song was done.

Sara Teasdale (1884 - 1933)

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A Quote by Sara Teasdale on birth, death, joy, men, philosophy, songs, time, and words

THE PHILOSOPHER I saw him sitting in his door, Trembling as old men do; His house was old; his barn was old, And yet his eyes seemed new. His eyes had seen three times my years And kept a twinkle still, Though they had looked at birth and death And three graves on a hill. "I will sit down with you," I said, "And you will make me wise; Tell me how you have kept the joy Still burning in your eyes." Then like an old-time orator Impressively he rose; "I make the most of all that comes, The least of all that goes." The jingling rhythm of his words Echoes as old songs do, Yet this had kept his eyes alight Till he was ninety-two.

Sara Teasdale (1884 - 1933)

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A Quote by Sara Teasdale on songs, wine, and world

SONG You bound strong sandals on my feet, You gave me bread and wine, And sent me under sun and stars, For all the world was mine. Oh, take the sandals off my feet, You know not what you do, For all my world is in your arms, My sun and stars are you.

Sara Teasdale (1884 - 1933)

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