“I find that music makes people just sit and listen, firstly. Then, they seem to interpret their own emotions with the music and it makes them ponder their own life a lot. And then they start to question: Am I happy in my work? Am I happy in my relationships? What am I striving for?” – Enya
“Find a beautiful piece of art. If you fall in love with Van Gogh or Matisse or John Oliver Killens, or if you fall love with the music of Coltrane, the music of Aretha Franklin, or the music of Chopin – find some beautiful art and admire it, and realize that that was created by human beings just like you, no more human, no less.”
“Rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the Soul.” – Platon
“I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from everyone loves music.” – Billy Joel
“After silence, that which comes closest to expressing the inexpressible is music.”- Aldous Huxley
“With a good melody… music gets me through everything.” – Drake Bell
“Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence.” – Robert Fripp
“Music can change the world because it can change people.” – Bono
“I remember listening to the radio as a kid and finding that the songs always made me feel more peaceful. Funny, but the more hurtin’ the music was, the better it made me feel. I think of that now when I write my songs. I may not be feelin’ the blues myself, but I’m writing them for other people who have a hard life.”
“Music hath charms to soothe the savage breast, To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.” – William Congreve, The Mourning Bride Act 1
“Without music, life is a journey through a desert.” – Pat Conroy
“Do you know that our soul is composed of harmony?” – Leonardo daVinci
“You can look at disease as a form of disharmony. And there’s no organ system in the body that’s not affected by sound and music and vibration.” – Mitchell Gaynor, M.D., Sounds of Healing
“Many say that life entered the human body by the help of music, but the truth is that life itself is music.”
– Hafiz (Persian Sufi poet)
“Within the sound of your voice are the keys to innumerable worlds.” – The Hathors
“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.” – Victor Hugo
“It’s so wonderful… if your whole day is rotten, once they start the music, it seems to melt away.”
– Donald O’Connor
“Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.” – Beethoven
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